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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

Lounge Duo Band | Hire Great Live Background Music

Lounge Duo Band | Live Background Music

Lounge Duo Band

Light and Shade live lounge duo band loves to lounge in style!

The perfect light live entertainment for cafes, bars, restaurants or hotels. Light and Shade are a perfect fit in terms of adaptability, size and sound! We're also available as a trio or quartet. Send us an enquiry.


Lounge Duo Band Hire

Live music is a great way to attract valuable customers to your venue. As a live lounge duo band, our chill-out set is light, uplifting and perfect for lounges, chill bars, cafes, hotel lobbies, restaurants and similar venues. Some venues may have only a limited floor space to make available for live music acts but, as a lounge duo, at only 2 meter square when fully set up.

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Example Lounge Songs:

Sway (Dean Martin) 
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Moon river (Andy Williams)
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps (Doris Day)
Easy (The Commodores)
Sugar pie honey bunch (The Four Tops)
Can't take my eyes off of you (Andy Williams)
My girl (The Temptations)
My guy (Mary Wells)
...and many more!

Book a Lounge Duo Band

The unique cover songs for our light background set are especially prepared to be performed so that those attending are entertained but still hold conversations and (importantly) buy and enjoy your food and drinks!

Perfect Live Background Music Lounge Duo Band

With complete volume control and fantastic ambience setting, Light and Shade delivers live background music for exactly what your establishment requires to keep the toes tapping and the tills ringing! You'll love our band hire prices too!

If you run a cafe, hotel, restaurant or lounge bar and looking to book live music to suit your venue, contact us!


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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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Music Duos | From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos | Hampshire, UK

Music Duos

Music Duos

Of course, when you want to entertain the guests at your wedding or at your venue, you consider live music duos. They can be a great alternative to bands due to having a full sound and not to mention the cost and flexibility as well as compact size. Light and Shade is a 'hi-tech music duo' as we perform alongside our own professionally produced custom backing tracks. In other words, we deliver the same sound of a large band but with lower costs and less floor-space required. It also ensures the music at your wedding or venue will be accurately performed and that a musician having an 'off-day' won't spoil the occasion.

music duosBook Music Duos: From Wedding Duos to Rock Duos

As full-time professional duo music artists with over 200 songs in our repertoire, we regularly perform throughout the week including Sundays. For this reason, Light and Shade is able to design sets of music specifically for your event or venue, for any time or day of the week. You can namely book us as:

  • Rock Duos; Heavyweight tunes from artists such as Marilyn Manson, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters and more!
  • Pub Duos; Great mixed sets of live music suitable for example from country gastropubs to high-street venues
  • Function Duos; Specially selected sets of music tailored to the audience and occasion
  • Party Duos; Dance hits including artists such as Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Pharrell Williams & Daft Punk
  • Wedding Duos; Romantic lounge music during dinner or party songs for the reception

Perks of hiring music duos:

  • Complete volume control: No sound limiter issues and happy neighbours
  • Compact size: The duo is significantly able to fit any 2 meter-squared space with just 1 plug socket
  • Big sound: Full live band atmosphere with electric guitar, keyboard and male and female vocals performed live along with customised backing tracks which include drums/percussion, bass and sometimes a full string and woodwind orchestra!
  • Tailored sets: Once you book Light and Shade, the music duo makes sure you get the music you and your guests/customers want by customising the set lists specifically for each event
  • Versatile styles: Whether your music duo requirement is for a background music during a wedding ceremony or corporate function party, Light and Shade certainly has a repertoire of wide range of musical styles & genres to offer
  • Simplicity: Hire music duos that are professional, honest, disciplined and organised
  • Adaptability: Light and Shade plays specifically as suitable to the changing atmosphere of the event/function
  • Attention to detail: Dress codes or particular tastes in music are not a problem

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Book Duos | Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band

Book Duos

Book Duo | Book Duos

Have you considered to book duos for your live music event? You should; because live music duos are a great way to provide live music entertainment, whilst not occupying as much space as a big band. Light and Shade perform regularly as a live music duo also at great value band hire prices, and also available to book on weekdays at special low live music rates. While being small in size, as a high-tech duo, we provide a big sound to fill any event with top quality music.

Live Music Band Hire | 2-Piece Band Music Duo

As a duo we perform at many different types of venue and events. You can book the duo as:

  • Wedding Duo; lounge type music to accompany the wedding dinner and also live party music for the drinks reception
  • Pub Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages
  • Function Duo; set of mixed genres and styles that's suitable for all ages and also the ambience of the event
  • Party Duo; up-tempo songs and top party anthems for dancing
  • Lounge Duo; set of enjoyable and stylish background music
  • Rock Duo; live music at full-tilt including Metallica and Marilyn Manson!

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Live Music Band | Hire a Great Live Music Band | Duos, Trios and Bands

Live Music Band

Live Music Band

Do you want to hire a live music band? There are many different types of musical entertainment but they're not always the right size, cost, location or able to perform what you need at your event. Light and Shade perform as a live Duo, Trio or Band within Hampshire and the surrounding areas. This offers you the flexibility to choose the right size and type of act effectively helping you save money on the hire of live entertainment. Book us!

Hire a Live Music Band

When hiring music you should choose the type most suitable for your venue or event. By hiring Light and Shade you select a live music band which covers a wide variety of genres and is able to play any type of venue from lounge to rock and all the parties in-between!

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Bands in Portsmouth | Hire Live Bands in Portsmouth Area | Duo, Trio, Band

Bands in Portsmouth | Hire Live Bands in Portsmouth Area | Duo, Trio, Band

Bands in Portsmouth

Are you looking for live bands in Portsmouth or live bands in the Portsmouth area? Look no further, as you've found not one, not two but three live bands that can entertain as a background duo, trio or bring the party as a band. 🙂

Live Bands in Portsmouth Area

Light and Shade perform as a live music duo, trio and bands in Portsmouth and throughout Hampshire, UK with each configuration offering you value, efficiency and professional quality live music in equal measure. We provide live music for weddings, functions, pubs, bars and clubs, restaurants and lounge bars, parties and private corporate events and many more.

As shown on the map illustration, we cover a large part of Hampshire, UK and it's neighbouring Counties and without charging any additional costs for travel.

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Hire a Band | Looking to hire a band? What to consider

Hire a Band

Hire a Band

Looking to hire a band? Live music is a great way to add additional value to any event, whether private or open to the public. We can help you to tailor the type of music your event or venue needs, whilst suiting your budget! Just get in touch with us below or use the live chat to get an accurate quote. We'd love to talk to you!

hire a bandHire a Band for Your Event

You will need to consider the type of music you want to hear and what type of event you are organising:

  • Wedding - This music will be classic to contemporary feel good love songs
  • Background / Lounge - Tastefully performed music which fits into  the background of a lounge style venue
  • Pub, Bar, Club - Well-known sing-along's ideal for a mixed audience
  • Party / Function - Upbeat music perfect for singing and dancing the night away
  • Rock - Hard and heavy tunes for those that need some bite in their music!

Hire a Band at Great Value

Light and Shade perform at all the venue types listed above from weddings to rock venues and always deliver a fantastic day or night of music, whatever the venue or type of music you need. And if you also need great value then look no further than our great value live music booking costs.

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Musical Duo | 2-Piece Musical Duo Band For Hire | Light & Shade

Musical Duo

Musical Duo

Hiring a musical duo can be a sensible decision for a number of reasons:

  • Space - affording a band space can be an issue, especially if the venue is smaller than average or if the floor space usually earns the venue income; for example removing dining tables from a gastro-pub.
  • Budget - Bands can be expensive as usually each member will have their set minimum rate, even if that's the triangle player that only played one note that evening! Bigger is not better when you are paying per head.
  • Requirement - There are cases where a band is not the best choice for the type of event you want to host. If what you want for your event is a musical duo/2-piece band then book us today!

Musical Duo For Hire

musical duoLight and Shade are a musical duo/2-piece band for hire which will suit every location with a set-up footprint of just 2 meter square! Perfect for small but cosy country pubs and gastro-pubs that want to keep their paying tables!

We also offer fantastic value for money, check out our cheap band hire costs, we are completely transparent in our pricing so you can clearly see what you are paying for. We also offer discount band hire prices during the week.

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Live Music Hire | Live Music for Events and Cost of Booking a Band

Live Music Hire | Live Music for Events and Cost of Booking a Band

Live Music Hire

Live music hire for events is a great way to ensure your function or party has that extra touch of magic. Especially when you hire a band that can play the type of music needed to suit your event too. No more worrying if the band will be too 'rock' for your lounge crowd or too background for your party guests. Hire us!

Live Music for Events & Cost of Booking a Band

You may wonder; what does live music for events hire cost? More expensive does not always mean you get more for your money. Light and Shade have special prices for different sizes of bands required at your live music performance and separate band hire costs on different days, ensuring you always get the right band (or duo!) at the right price. No more worrying if the band is going to charge you the earth for the same music they play most weekends!

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