Chilled-out Soul, Rock and Jazz-funk by way of stunning vocals and rhythmic acoustic guitar.
Whatever you're planning, whether it's a wedding, corporate event or a party, The Acoustic offers musical entertainment that can either get your guests up and ready for a fantastic night on the dance floor, or serenade them during a dinner or drinks reception. We'll work with you every step of the way to give your event the perfect musical accompaniment.
The Acoustic is a talented singer-guitarist-percussionist and songwriter who combines his own material with classics by some of the best singers from the 60s through to today.
He has been performing for over twenty years, and his influences include artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Jack Johnson, Stevie Wonder, George Michael, Prince, Jeff Buckley, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Otis Redding, James Taylor, Curtis Mayfield, Pink Floyd and many, many more...
We can provide a right vibe for every type and size of event, and have performed at small, intimate weddings right through to national corporate awards ceremonies and celebrity bashes.
If you're planning a corporate event, be it an evening reception, a product launch, a thank you to your suppliers, or a party or awards ceremony for your staff, we know that you want to ensure everyone is entertained and has a great time.
The Acoustic can offer a range of tailor made options to suit you. Maybe you'd like live music while your guests arrive or dine, or perhaps you'd like to warm your guests up with some classic acoustic tracks before a disco kicks in. We can suggest the perfect track listing to suit your audience and, of course, if you already have an idea of the kind of songs you'd like including, we'll do our best to accommodate these too.
Alternatively, how about giving your guests some wonderful live acoustic music to listen to while they're arriving for the wedding breakfast, or in that quiet lull between the ceremony and the evening reception?
The Acoustic offers a wide choice of music for your event, from acoustic covers of songs by your favourite artists over the years, to cool original material.
Once we know more about your event, we will be able to create the perfect set lists for you, based on the occasion and your audience. Of course, if there's a song you simply must have played, just let us know and we'll make sure it's included.
Jules is an acoustic guitarist who has performed all around the world. He has gained knowledge of a number of styles notably Jazz, Flamenco, Latin and African music.
For a relaxed and sensitive performance on the Spanish guitar, Jules plays a wide repertoire for your special event, wedding reception or conference.
Jules’ strength is to play popular melodies on the classical guitar that you will recognise and enjoy listening to. He makes sure he captures the mood of the event, and keeps his music firmly in the background, not playing too loud as to interrupt your flow of conversation.
His versatility is demonstrated by the variety of his set -he could start with the classical theme Romanza, follow with the jazz standard All The Things You Are, then perform the pop-classic Time After Time and go on with the Latin hit Mas Que Nada…
If you’d like to request a particular piece to be played at your event, Jules will be happy to learn it. Jules also has a great ear for a melody and can often improvise a great version of a tune if you ask him on the night, as long as he’s heard it before!
He recently performed at the Roots Festival in Amsterdam, the Diaspora Festival in Senegal and Territorios Festival in Seville.
He’s arranged and directed music for live BBC radio broadcasts, and performed on all the major BBC national radio stations.
2 or 3 sets of 45 minutes.
Previous Clients Include:
Natural History Museum
The CC Club
The Lansdowne Club and One Great George Street
Set List / Repertoire
Jazz: All The Things You Are, Summertime, Fly Me To The Moon, Lush Life, Take Five, All of Me, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Sunny, Nuages, All Blues, Ain't Misbehavin', Love For Sale, Lullaby of Birdland
Beatles: Blackbird, Here Comes The Sun, Norwegian Wood, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, With A Little Help From My Friends, Here There and Everywhere, Across the Universe, And I Love Her, Michelle, Yesterday, In My Life, Because
Popular: Light My Fire, Redemption Song, Time After Time, Every Breath You Take, Sultans of Swing, Kiss From A Rose, Losing My Religion, On Broadway, You Are Not Alone, There She Goes, Wuthering Heights, Fragile, Hotel California, Hey Mr Tambourine Man, Heart of Glass
Soul: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Heard it Through the Grapevine, Ain’t No Sunshine, Sweet Love, Whiter Shade of Pale, Green Onions, I Can See Clearly Now, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Brown Eyed Girl
Ballads: What a Wonderful World, Jealous Guy, Wicked Game, Against All Odds, As Time Goes By, Cry Me A River, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Misty, Songbird, More Than This, Love of my Life
Burt Bacharach: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, Walk On By, I Say a Little Prayer, This Guy's In Love With You
Abba: Chiquitita, Thank You For The Music, Waterloo, Winner Takes It All, Fernando
Folk: May You Never, Fairytale of New York, Skye Boat song, Irish Rover, Moonlight Shadow
Latin: The Girl From Ipanema, Quizas Quizas Quizas, Mas Que Nada, Besame Mucho, Oye Como Va, Chan Chan (Buena Vista Social Club), One Note Samba
African: Pata Pata, Malaika, Something Inside So Strong, Nkosi Sikelel, Mannenberg
Flamenco: Solea, Tangos, Rumba, Bulerias, Fandangos, Sevillanas, "Tres notas para decir te quiero"
Film Music: Romanza (Jeux Interdits), Cavatina (The Deer Hunter), Jean de Florette theme (used for Stella Artois), The Sounds of Silence (The Graduate), Memories of the Alhambra (The Killing Fields), Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago), Walking in the Air (The Snowman), Goldfinger, My Favourite Things
Bollywood: Kabhi Kabhi, Kal Ho Na Ho, Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, Hoton Se Chulo Tum, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, Neele Gagan Ke Tale
Classical: Ode To Joy, Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, Well Tempered Clavier, Greensleeves, The Blue Danube (Waltz by Strauss), Classical Gas
Other 60s/70s: All Along The Watchtower, Blowin' in the Wind, Life On Mars, The Wind Cries Mary, California Dreamin', Paint It Black, Sad Lisa
French Melodies: La Vie En Rose, La Javanaise (Gainsbourg), Les Moulins de Mon Coeur, Paris s'eveille, Les Feuilles Mortes, Petite Marie, Comme d'habitude, La Valse a Mille Temps (Brel), Dans L'Eau De La Claire Fontaine, Jeanne (Brassens)
Hew is a guitarist and singer who plays and sings beautifully and very authentically in Portuguese and English, and creates the ideal soft jazzy atmosphere for many receptions and events. He has held residencies at some of the finest venues in town, such as: The Trafalgar Square Hilton, The Trafalgar Square Hilton, The Conrad Hotel Chelsea, and The Gaucho in Piccadilly. He is influenced by classic soul, samba, jazz, funk, and blues, and plays both his own compositions and a wide range of soul, jazz and latin classics
Hew can perform as a solo artist or in duos, trios or quartets with other amazing musicians.
Hew can also play in duos with a sax player, another guitarist or a percussionist - or in a trio with a sax player and a percussionist.
Hew can provide and operate a 250w PA system, suitable for most rooms, and has his own transport.
Solo - 1 long set of up to 3 hours
If playing in a duo/trio/band - 3 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 60 minute sets.
We have wedding entertainers based the following locations: London (Putney, Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington, Hampstead, Wandsworth, Westminster, Dulwich, Wimbledon, Hammersmith, Chiswick, Barnes, Sheen, , Battersea, Richmond, Twickenham, Heathrow) Bedfordshire (Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy) Berkshire (Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Windsor, Wokingham, Abingdon) Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Slough, Buckingham, High Wycombe) Cambridgeshire (Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton) Cheshire (Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe) Cornwall (Bodmin, Truro, Camborne, Redruth, St. Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay) Cumberland (Carlisle, Whitehaven, Workington, Penrith, Keswick, Brampton) Derbyshire (Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne) Devon (Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot, Tavistock) Dorset (Dorchester, Poole, Weymouth, Sherborne, Wimborne Minster, Shaftesbury) Durham (Durham, Sunderland, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Hartlepool, Gateshead, Washington) Essex (Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colcheter, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham) Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Cirencester, Tewkesbury) Hampshire (Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Newport) Herefordshire (Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kingston) Hertfordshire (Hertford, Watford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Hatfield) Huntingdonshire (Huntingdon, St. Ives, St. Neots, Ramsey, Yaxley) Kent (Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich) Lancashire (Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness) Leicestershire (Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth) Lincolnshire (Lincoln, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Boston, Grantham, Stamford, Skegness, Louth) Middlesex (City of London, Harrow, Enfield, Staines, Ealing, Potters Bar, Westminster ) Norfolk (Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton) Northamptonshire (Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough) Northumberland (Alnwick, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed) Nottinghamshire (Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Retford, Southwell) Oxfordshire (Oxford, Banbury, Witney, Bicester, Henley-on-Thames, Carterton, Thame) Rutland (Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore) Shropshire (Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Ludlow) Somerset (Taunton, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury) Staffordshire (Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield) Suffolk (Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay) Surrey (Guildford, Croydon, Woking, Sutton, Kingston-on-Thames, Kingswood, Purley, Esher, Surbiton, Heathrow) Sussex (Chichester, Brighton, Worthing, Crawley, Hastings, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham) Warwickshire (Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon) Westmorland (Appleby, Kendal, Windermere, Ambleside, Kirkby Lonsdale) Wiltshire (Trowbridge, Salisbury, Swindon, Chippenham, Devizes, Marlborough, Warminster) Worcestershire (Worcester, Dudley, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Halesowen, Malvern, Evesham) Yorkshire North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby) East Riding (Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Filey) West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate) York (within the Walls)
We have many different types of wedding entertainers to offer. Some of our most popular wedding entertainers and wedding entertainment include: Wedding Magicians, Wedding Caricaturists, Lookalikes, Wedding Party Live Bands, Wedding Fire Performers, Wedding Stilt Walkers, Wedding Jugglers, Wedding Bag Pipers, Face Painters, Wedding Comedy Performers, Wedding Break Dancers, Wedding Human Statues, Wedding Street Dancers, Wedding Themed Dancers, Wedding Fun Casino Tables, Wedding Silhouette Artists, Wedding Harpists, Wedding Tribute Bands, Wedding Tarot Card Reader /Fortune Tellers, Wedding Walkabout Characters, Wedding Singing Waiters, Nintendo Wii, Wedding String Quartet, Wedding Caribbean Steel Bands, Wedding DJ’s, Wedding Gospel Choirs, Wedding Toast Masters, Wedding Pianist, Origami Artists, Wedding Guitarist , Wedding Ceilidh Bands , Wedding Balloon Modellers , Wedding Children's Entertainment , Wedding Food Entertainment , Giant Snow Globe, Wedding Photo Booths.
So whether you are looking for entertainment for a wedding reception, wedding breakfast or wedding evening reception or any other part of the wedding day, let us help provide the perfect entertainment for your special day.