These are the Duos that I know play in the Public Houses of the South-East of England. Please let others know what you think of them by adding a comment. If you know of any that are missing, please let me know the details by e-mail.
Review: This new duo features Emma Stevens (from Wildstar) and Toni-Amanda Coe. Emma plays acoustic guitar and Amanda sings. They play blues, pop, Rock, and country covers from artists such as Sheryl Crow, as well as some of their own compositions.
Review: This folky duo features Galih Richardson and Francis Newington. They write and perform their own songs including "Dinner with the Devil", "Fagin's mother", "Old downtown", "Old Souls", "Queen and the Sultan Blues", "So that she wants me", "Today is tomorrow's yesterday" as well as covers by artists such as Van Morrison.
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Venues: Half Moon, Putney : 93 Feet East : Bedford
Review: Nathan Ball plays the guitar, He is ably accompanied by Adrianne Wallinsky and if you’ve ever dreamt like me, of Nicole Kidman playing the cello, then come see Adrianne. They write and perform their own songs including “assumptions”, The Devils in the detail", "Footprints", "Hideaway Snowflake", "McDonalds for the mind", “Points mean Prizes”, “rhetoricism”, “6 by 4”, and “sky trees”. They also have a CD available called “Ctrl-Z Session” with 9 tracks. The name, as every geek will know, is from the computer keyboard shortcut command for undo.
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Venues: Cellar Bar, Bracknell : Green Note Cafe, Camden : Jagz, Ascot
Review: A Rock, Soul and Blues Duo. Mick and John both play guitar and sing covers of 60s-90s hits by artists such as Beatles, Deep Purple, Oasis, and many more with the assistance of backing tracks. Sometimes Mick plays with Matt.
Review: a VERY quirky brother and sister duo, Ben and Amy Turk. They write and perform their own songs, including Farmer Song, Henry, Moose Hotel, Tea, and Union Jack. Ben plays guitar, while Amy plays keyboard and other assorted percussion. If you like the Art of Noise or Kraftwork, you'll surely enjoy this. They have recently released a new album "New Food to Eat, The". Amy has recently been playing with DAWES, Mike.
Review: a couple of very talented young ladies, Sharon (aka GARCIA, Gloria), so I guess that leaves Tracey (aka MICHELL, Odette). I'm sorry but if you choose such a name for the band, you must surely draw comparisons with the other duo from Chigwell. They both play guitar, keyboards and sing. They cover artists such as Animals, The : ARCHER, Tasmin : Coldplay : Corrs, The : CROW, Sheryl : Crowded House : Everything but the girl :Fleetwood Mac : GRAY, David : JOPLIN, Janis : Kaiser Chiefs : KHAN, Shaka : LAUPER, Cindy : Maroon 5 : MARSHALL, Amanda : MINOGUE, Kylie : MORISSETTE, Alanis : Oasis : OSBORNE, Joan : PARTON, Dolly : Razorlight : RICE, Damien : Rolling Stones, The : Sade : Semisonic : Scissor Sisters :Sixpence non the richer :Snow Patrol : Springfield, Dusty : VEGA, Suzanne : WARWICK, Dionne : WITHERS, Bill.
Review: This folk-rock duo features Chrissy Mostyn (vocals) and Richard Pilkington (vocals and Guitars). They sing their own songs including Flowers for Tomorrow, 94 years, Wonderland. Their first album "Indigo" is still available, a colour for anyone who doesn't already know is apparently "bluer than the bluest blue". The second album "Invisible" will be available soon.
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Review: Matt Hammond (keyboards, vocals) and Nigel Harding (guitar, vocals) have been playing together since 2003 and cover track by artists such as Abba, Louis Armstrong, Bad Company, Beatles, Chuck Berry, Black Crowes, Bluetones, Blur, James Brown, Creadance Clearwater Revival, Cold Play, Commitments, Crowded House, Deep Purple, Neil Diamond, Divine Comedy, Doobie Brothers, Doors, Bob Dylan, Freak Power, Free, David Gray, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Jimi Hendrix, James, Kaiser Chiefs, Kinks, Lennie Kravitz, Gerry Lee Lewis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Marley, Maroon 5, Roger Miller, Van Morrison, Oasis, Robert Palmer, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Queen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, REM, Rembrandts, Rolling Stones, Steelers Wheel, Steely Dan, Stereophonics, Top Loader, Paul Weller, Who, Wild Cherry, Andy Williams, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, The Verve.
They use some backing tracks, but both can really play, and in the past have gigged with some of the biggest names in the business. Matt has previously written and performed in other bands including "The End" and "Lunaseed". Nigel has also played with many bands including "13" and "SPY'S", before fronting his own band "Fear of Flying", and another duo "Harding and Turner".