Hi-Tech Duo | Hire a Versatile Hi-Tech Duo for Your Event or Venue

Hi-Tech Duo

Hi-Tech Duo

Hi Tech DuoFirstly you may be wondering what is a hi-tech duo? A hi tech duo is a duo band of two musicians which play and sing alongside backing tracks which produce the other music required for each song. This type of duo band is becoming increasingly popular and can be found performing on-board ferries and cruise ships as well as in most of the top hotels around the world.

In the case of Light and Shade we perform live electric guitar, keyboard and male/female vocals, with our unique customised backing tracks providing the drums/percussion, bass and other instruments required, for example brass or woodwind. On some songs the sound produced is the equivalent of hiring an orchestra!

Why hire a hi-tech duo for your event?

A hi tech duo is a great choice for your event for a number of reasons;

  • Delivers a 'big band sound' capable of entertaining any audience
  • Allows for complete volume control which is not possible with live drums, brass, etc
  • Only requires a small area in order to perform
  • Offers fantastic value for money without reducing the quality of the music

Light and Shade hi tech duo is the perfect choice for hotels, ferry and cruise ships, any venue with nearby residential dwellings or council noise restrictions and for private functions that want a full band sound on a limited budget.

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Bands in Hampshire, UK | Hire Music Bands Hampshire for Private & Public Events

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Bands in Hampshire

If you're looking for fantastic duo, trio or bands in Hampshire, ready to perform at your function or event, you're in the right place! Firstly and most importantly, you want the band to be significantly good, flexible and fully able to meet your requirements. As a full-time music act we are able to provide exactly that.

Hire Music Bands Hampshire for Private & Public Events

As one of the most booked bands in Hampshire (100+ bookings/year), Light and Shade are able to provide entertainment as a duo, trio or larger band. In this way we're able to supply a completely different night of music entertainment while still being perfectly suitable for any event. This also includes pub events, functions, weddings, restaurant functions or private parties. With this in mind, in theory you could book us for three consecutive nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday for example) and each night we would play entirely different sets of music.

When you want to hire bands in Hampshire, we're ready and able to help! Please feel free to get in touch with us below and we will get back to you in less than 24 hours. 

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Hampshire Band Hire:


 

I'm considering many live duos and bands in Hampshire, why hire Light and Shade?

Is it possible to see you perform before I book you?

How do I hire you?

How far will you travel as a Hampshire band?

What are the Hampshire band's parking requirements?

How long does the Hampshire band play for?

How long does the band take to set up/sound check?

Does the band need a stage? How much space do you need?

What is the band's power requirement?

What will you wear?

Can I choose songs you will perform at my event/function/venue in Hampshire?

Will you be able to play our first dance song at our wedding?

How loud will you be?

Does the Hampshire band have own lighting and equipment?

Can I make a provisional booking?

How much does it cost to hire the band or duo?

Do you provide music when band is not playing?


 

I'm considering many live duos and bands in Hampshire, why hire Light and Shade?

As regular performers, we are full-time and professional musicians; this is our job. So, we take all bookings and events seriously (in a fun way!), as opposed to a "weekend laugh" of part-time musicians. This also means that we have professional quality, PAT tested and insured equipment & lighting to ensure a good quality sound and safety of all. Additionally, we always care for your requirements & priorities and play cover versions of songs that fit you, your guests/customers and the atmosphere of the event/venue. Light and Shade 2-piece band in Hampshire is very different to acoustic duos. We have the ability to create versatile sounds (from light background music to party dance music) and be as loud as you want us to be. We're basically a one band live music solution! 🙂 We're also available to book as a larger band. Plus, booking us is easy; just use our simple enquiry form below!

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Is it possible to see your band perform in Hampshire before I book you?

If it's not a private function, of course you can! Just contact us to enquire about our local public events, come down and enjoy your time with us. However, all demo tracks made available on the website were recorded live to represent how we sound.

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How do I hire you?

Just fill out our enquiry form below with as much detail as you can and we'll get back in touch with our quote. Once confirmed, we're booked! 🙂

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How far will you travel as a Hampshire band?

Light and Shade covers the whole of Hampshire. We regularly perform in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Occasionally, we travel even further for special or private events and festivals.

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What are the band's parking requirements?

If your venue has off-street parking, for the duo only 1 parking space will be needed.

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How long does the Hampshire band play for?

Our usual sets include 2 x 45 minutes or 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 45 minutes of live music with recorded music playing during the break. However, changes can be made to suit your requirements and perform shorter (for example 1 x 60 minute set for a care home activity performance) or longer sets.

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How long does the Hampshire band take to set up/sound check?

Typically we arrive at the venue an hour before the performance and our set up usually takes 30 minutes. This gives us plenty time for sound check, which doesn't take more than a few minutes.

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Does the Hampshire band need a stage? How much space do you need?

In the duo set up, our minimum space requirement is 2 meter squared; whether that's a stage, marquee or a window alcove!

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What is the band's power requirement?

In the duo set up, we will need a space with minimum one plug socket, or an extension lead's reach away.

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What will you wear?

We always dress smart casual for our performances. If you have a specific dress code i.e. black-tie for your event, this can be discussed and arranged.

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Can I choose songs you will perform at my event/function/venue in Hampshire?

Yes. Feel free to have a look at our repertoire and pick the songs you'd like to hear at your event. Do you want to hear a specific song from us? We do not charge extra to learn and perform an additional song for you. Request away! 🙂

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Will you be able to play our first dance song at our wedding?

Of course! This won't cost you anything extra!

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How loud will you be?

As loud as you want us to be. We are favourite amongst venues with sound limiters. As well as we can bring all the party noises, we have complete volume control to avoid sound limiter or licence issues.

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Does the Hampshire band have own lighting and equipment?

Yes. We have our own professional sound and PA system with lighting both for the band and the dance floor.

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Can I make a provisional booking?

Yes, we can hold a date provisionally reserved for you. If another booking arises for the same date before you decide/confirm we will let you know and if still tentative, we would unfortunately have to take the confirmed booking.

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How much does it cost to hire the Hampshire band or duo?

We work out or costings in relation to travel time & distance, performance duration and any additional requirements. It is best to get in touch and receive an accurate quote for your live music requirements.

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Do you provide music when band is not playing?

Yes. We always have music ready to play during the break if required.

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Event Types

Weddings

Corporate Events

Private Functions

Birthday Parties

Masonic Ladies Festivals

HM Forces Events and Balls

Graduation Parties

Golf Club Events

BID Events

Pub, Bar, Club Events

Restaurant Events

Hotel Functions and Residencies

Holiday Park Events

Small Gatherings and Garden Parties

Outdoor Events and Festivals

Music Types

Over 200 song repertoire spanning from 1930's to today's top hits.

Genres include pop, rock, funk, disco, soul, motown, classic rock, jazz, swing, rock'n'roll, reggae

 

Themes

If you're having a themed event;

  • Tribute to decades
    • 30s-40s-50s
    • 60s
    • 70s
    • 80s-90s
    • 2000s+
  • Soul-Disco-Funk
  • Jazz-Swing-Rock'n'Roll
  • Rock
  • "Ladies Night Out"
  • "Hits Out for the Lads"
  • Valentine's Day
  • Christmas

Booking Bands for Events | Hire a band for a private event

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Booking Bands for Events

Are you bobook band for eventoking bands for events? Then read on! Light and Shade non-acoustic hi-tech duo, 3 or 4-piece function band, provides quality live music for any type of private function.

We may be small in size, however we bring controllable big sound with our extensive repertoire. For this reason we make ourselves suitable for many events.

Booking Bands for Events: Example Types of Events

  • Birthday Party
  • Garden Party
  • BBQ - Barbecue Party
  • House Party
  • Private Party
  • Wedding Dinner or Party (See our Wedding Music ideas here)
  • Corporate Event
  • Hotel - Restaurant Function
  • Venue - Pub - Bar - Club Function
  • Masonic Lodge Ladies Night
  • Christmas Dinner
  • Christmas Party
  • NYE - New Year's Eve Party

Not listed? Send us a message below regarding your booking bands for events enquiry and book a band that will tailor great live entertainment to suit you. We're also available as a 3 or 4-piece function band performing with additional professional musicians.


Booking Bands for Events: Songs

So, what do we play? We perform popular cover songs by popular artists that fit your event. Whether that's a private event, corporate party or black-tie ball, we make sure that we play the right songs at the right time.


Booking Bands for Events: Hampshire

As a Hampshire based event band we do not charge travel costs for performances within the County. We also perform outside Hampshire, so feel free to get in touch to request a quote.

Being a 2-piece event band allows us the flexibility to fit our set-up into small spaces; whether it's for small venues or making up more dance floor space.

The duo band's party set is also suitable for all live entertainment events. These include a wide range from formal gala events to work-do's, or birthday parties to wild NYE celebrations.

Hire something different for your event and book Light and Shade unique live music duo or 3, 4-piece function band!

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Rock Duo Band | Hire Great Quality Live Rock Music

Rock Duo Band | Live rock music for hire

Rock Duo Band

Duos can't play rock venues, right? Well, Light and Shade rock duo band can! Book us today and let's rawk!

Great Live Rock Music for Hire

By utilising keyboard, electric guitar, vocals and backing tracks to maximum effect, Light and Shade hi-tech rock duo band are far from average. This means we have the sonic tools in order to be able to fill venues with sound and, if that's a rock venue, there will be plenty of high quality live rock music on offer. You can also book us as a 3 or 4 piece band. Feel free to get in touch!

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Example Rock Duo Band Songs:

Dakota (Stereophonics)
Beat it (Michael Jackson)
Play that funky music (Wild Cherry)
One way or another (Blondie)
Tainted love (Soft Cell/Marilyn Manson)
Times like these (Foo Fighters)
Sweet home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Summer of ’69 (Bryan Adams)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
...and many more!

Book a Rock Duo Band

We can happily hit the gain pedal and rock your event on any given night and any given crowd. Our extensive rock repertoire includes artists such as Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson and even Metallica.

Send your enquiry to hire a rock duo band and let's make your venue very Light and Shady!


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Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Wedding Party Tribute Band

Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Wedding Party Tribute Band

Modern Cover Band | Contemporary Cover Band

Have you considered hiring a modern cover band to perform contemporary live music only from the 2000s & 2010s? Light and Shade modern cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Coldplay, Taylor Swift, DNCE, Muse, Justin Timberlake, Stereophonics, Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell, Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Robbie Williams, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Adele, Kings of Leon, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, AVICII and many more. Get in touch now!

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Modern Tribute Band | Contemporary Tribute Band

Modern contemporary bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Light and Shade are a great choice as your 2000s 2010s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

Modern Wedding Band | Contemporary Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the decade in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

Modern Party Function Band | Contemporary Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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80s, 90s Cover Band | Eighties Nineties Wedding Party Tribute Band

80s Cover Band, 90s Cover Band | Eighties Nineties Wedding Party Tribute Band

80s Cover Band | 90s Cover Band

Take yourself and your guests back in time by hiring an eighties nineties cover band to bring back the rock, pop and indie era of 80s 90s live music. Light and Shade 90's & 80's cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including The Proclaimers, Chaka Khan, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson, Jamiroquai, Queen, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Oasis, Aerosmith, Robbie Williams, B-52's, The Clash, Santana, Bryan Adams, Guns'n'Roses, Eurythmics, Bon Jovi and many more! Get in touch now!

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Eighties Tribute Band | Nineties Tribute Band

Light and Shade are a great choice as your 80s, 90s tribute band. 80s, 90s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

80s Wedding Band | 90s Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

1980s Party Function Band | 1990s Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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70s Cover Band | Seventies Wedding Party Tribute Band

70s Cover Band | Seventies Wedding Party Tribute Band

70s Cover Band

Have you considered hiring a seventies cover band to bring back the rock and boogie era of 70's live music? Light and Shade 70s cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including ABBA, Kool and the Gang, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Gaynor, Tina Turner, Bob Marley, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson and many more!. Get in touch now!

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Seventies Tribute Band

Light and Shade 70's band are a great choice as your 70s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion. 70s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy.

1970s Wedding Band

Having a seventies themed wedding event? Or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

Function 1970s Party Band

Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function. Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Look no further! 

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60s Cover Band | Sixties Wedding Party Tribute Band

60s Cover Band | Sixties Wedding Party Tribute Band

60s Cover Band

Re-live the swinging era of 60s live music today! Light and Shade 60s cover band offer hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Marvin Gaye, The Ronettes, The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley and many more! Get in touch now!

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Sixties Tribute Band

Light and Shade are a great choice as your 60s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. 60s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

1960s Wedding Band

Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy. Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? We're ready to help you create a fantastic event!

Function 1960s Party Band

Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function. Get in touch if you need any help with a retro theme for your party or function.  

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30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band | Thirties Forties Fifties Wedding Party Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band | Thirties Forties Fifties Wedding Party Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s Cover Band

Are you looking for a 1930's 1940's, 1950's cover band? Be transported to this classic era of oldies live music with hits from the major recording artists of the time. Including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Vera Lynn, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, The Shadows, and many more. Get in touch now!

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Thirties, Forties, Fifties Tribute Band

30s, 40s, 50s bands for hire should help create a fantastic scene for all to enjoy. Light and Shade are a great choice as your 30s, 40s, 50s tribute band. Our musicianship in combination with professionally produced custom backing tracks means the music of the era is perfectly reproduced. We are also happy to dress appropriately to help add to the authenticity of the occasion.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s Wedding Band

Have you considered having a themed wedding event or perhaps you are celebrating a wedding anniversary and would like to bring back the music from the era in which you were wed? Light and Shade are happy to provide music from the era which is great for you and all your guests to enjoy.

1930s, 1940s, 1950s Party Function Band

Looking for a retro theme for your party or function? Theme nights are a great way to get everyone in the mood to party all night long whether it's at a birthday party, office party or a corporate function.

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Live Band Prices | Weekday Special Live Band Prices

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Live Band Prices

live band prices, cheap live band pricesLight and Shade are happy to be performing live every day of the week and are offering special rates on 2-piece live band prices on bookings for Sunday to Thursday performances.

Cheaper Live Music Prices

If you run a live music venue you may be considering hosting live music on a weekday. Light and Shade offer special cheaper live band prices for pubs, clubs and music venues for live music during the week, compared to our usual weekend band hire costs. You may only want live music for an hour? No problem! Simply get in touch and let's work together to bring live music to your venue at a rate that works for you.

Live music Sunday to Thursday can be a great help attracting paying customers, especially if you're the only venue on the street offering live entertainment that night. Book us at our special cheap live band prices and watch the weekday passing trade stop passing!

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