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Monroe is an outstanding acoustic duo featuring soulful female vocals and intricate, refined acoustic guitar. Their repertoire includes a huge range of pop, rock, blues, soul and jazz songs spanning the last 6 decades
Polly and Ian are professional session musicians who have performed with high-profile artists such as Simon Webbe and Will Mellor. Their successes also include live perfomances on the BBC, regular performances for Leiceter City Football Club and a performance in the Banqueting House in Whitehall.
Perfectly suited for smaller venues, events with sound restrictions or for early evening/afternoon entertainment at weddings and larger events, Monroe provide a classy, laid-back alternative or warm-up to the typical full function band.
Monroe's repertoire includes Jazz standards from Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James, through to Rock and Roll, and recent hits from Jessie J and Adele. Please hit the repertoire tab below for a full song list.
Vocalist - Polly
Polly has a extensive background in classical and contemporary music. She has performed with a huge range of live acts including Will Mellor at the National NHS Awards and live on the BBC. Polly's talent has seen her work with dance producers from Hospital Records, Moda Black and Spearhead.
Guitarist - Ian
Ian has been working as a professional session musician for the last 15 years. His most recent work includes performing alongside Simon Webbe (formerly of Blue) and producing his own music for television and advertising. He has also played on albums for Errol Brown, David Benoit, Down to the Bone and Roger Sanchez, plus performed live with top American jazz musicians Reuben Wilson and Eddie Henderson.
If you are looking for a band to rock your party in the evening then why not book Monroe Band? The band features Polly and Ian plus bass and drums to get everyone at the party on thier feet. Click here to see the band's full page. A discount of £50 is applied to any band booking that is added to a duo booking.
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Blame it on the Boogie – Michael Jackson
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
Heard it Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Layla – Eric Claptop
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Long Train Running – Doobie Bros
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Stormy Monday – Allman Brothers
Teenage Kicks – Undertones / Nouvelle Vague
You Are the Sunshine – Stevie Wonder
You’ve Got a Friend – Carole King
At Last – Etta James
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Dream a Little Dream – Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Georgia – Ray Charles
I Just Wanna Make Love – Etta James
King of the Swingers – Jungle Book
Moondance – Van Morrison
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Sunrise – Norah Jones
Beggin - Madcon
Better When We’re Together – Jack Johnson
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
Bootilicious – Destiny’s Child
Chandelier - Sia
Crazy/California Dreamin’ – Gnarls Barkley
Domino – Jessie J
Don’t Stop Movin’ – S Club 7
Electric Feel - MGMT
Fall at Your Feet – Crowded House
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Good Luck – Basement Jaxx
Heaven – Emile Sande
Hot Right Now – Rita Ora
I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Jenny Don’t Be Hasty – Paolo Nutini
Let Me Love You - Mario
Love in a Hopeless Place - Rihanna
Mama Do – Pixie Lott
Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
Mercy - Duggy
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Price Tag/Where is the Love – Jessie J / Black Eyed Peas
Put Your Records On – Corinne Bailey Rae
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Too Close – Alex Clare
Toxic – Britney Spears
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wild Young Hearts – The Noisettes
Wonderwall - Oasis
Word Up - Came
You’ve Got the Love – Florence & The Machine
Afterglow – Becky Hill & Wilkinson
Comeback – Ella Eyre
Feels So Good – Sonique
Gecko (Overdrive) – Becky Hill
How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris & Disciples
Shine / Every Heartbeat – Years & Years / Robyn
Show Me Love – Robin S
Touch Me – Rui Da Silver
Waiting All Night – Ella Eyre
When Love Takes Over - David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
You’re Not Alone - Olive
Heaven – Bryan Adams
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan / Adele
One & Only – Adele
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
River – Emile Sande
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
Stop – Sam Brown
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
We can't thank you and the band enough for all you did. It was exactly what we wanted and everyone really enjoyed it. You'll be recommended to all our friends!
All the best,
Paul and Trina
Paul & Trina Kissick - Wedding - 30 Jul 2018
It was a pleasure to work with you and Polly and both the client and Neil and I were really impressed with your professionalism and talent. The guests had a wonderful, relaxed evening which is exactly what we had hoped to create and your performance was perfectly suited to this.
We will certainly keep hold of your contact details and look for opportunities to work with you again in the future.
Abby East - Fawsley Hall - 9 Jul 2018
Just a short note to say a big thank you to you and Ian for providing the music on Saturday. Our guests had a wonderful relaxing evening, which is just what we wanted, and we managed to enjoy it as well!
The background music was ideal. We have provided your contact details to some, so many compliments about Ian’s playing and your lovely voice.
Denise & Colin Reader - Party - 8 Oct 2016
Hello! Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such amazing performances yesterday. Polly, your voice is incredible and every single guest commented on how amazing you were. You went above and beyond to provide fantastic entertainment and we could not have been happier! Can't count how many guests have said how fantastic you were both acoustic and as a band. I would recommend you to anyone! Thank you again so much, Chloe & Simon xxxx
Chloe and Simon - Wedding - 1 Aug 2016
Just wanted to say another big thank you to you and Ian 😊 everyone couldn't get over how great you both were and it was just the perfect mix of music!
Take care xxx
Joanna Gordon - Birthday Party - 5 Jul 2016
I would like to say that your self and Ian were wonderful and truely talented one of my guests said you have the voice of an angel and we all throughly enjoyed listening to you.
Im sad i didnt get to listen to all of your sets and said this to my daughter yesterday she made a brilliant suggestion of having an evening out in leicester and coming to one of your gigs sounds like a great plan which i am looking very much forward too.
Very best wishes and see you soon.
Suzanna Fernando - Wedding - 3 Jun 2016
Hi Polly, we came to see your Monroe gig on Saturday night in Loughborough.
We thought you guys we're awsome. We booked you for our wedding on September 3rd next year a few months ago with DG music. We were so impressed with your videos on the Web site and we wanted to see you live and it was even better. You have such a beautiful voice. I couldn't get "After Glow" out of my head afterwards I loved it. Really looking forward to seeing you guys again and having your talents at our wedding.
Thanks so much Abi and Sam xxxxx
Abi and Sam - Wedding - 9 Oct 2015
Darren and I wanted to send a huge Thank you for playing at our wedding! There are no words to describe how beautiful your voice is! Every guest commented how wonderful you were and we are truly grateful you sang for us on the greatest day of our lives! You have pure and raw talent and send you our best wishes for your future! Much love and appreciation Keely-Anna and Darren. Xxx
Keely-Anna & Darren - Wedding - 24 Jul 2015
Dear Polly & Ian,
Thunga & I just wanted to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding. The music was perfect (I blame you for making me cry on the entrance music 😉) and everyone had an amazing time. Thank you also for learning the songs we wanted...that made the day really special for us. And for lending some equipment...absolute super stars!!
Lots of the aunts & uncles have been saying how beautiful & wonderful the music was and you were all a massive hit.
So thank you from the bottom of our hearts we couldn't have picked a better band.
Phil Dykes - Wedding - 21 Jul 2015
We cannot thank you enough for making our day even more special. Our guests praised you both for how amazing you were and my little boy loved listening to Ian's guitar skills.
Thank you for learning our first dance. It was just perfect and I'd love to hear it again. Couldn't recommend these guys highly enough. Love them.
Jen Langtree - Wedding
A big thank you to you and Ian. You really helped make my party very special and everyone absolutely loved you. Thank you.
We saw Monroe Duo on Friday and they were amazing :) I'll be phoning up to book.
Ellie Doy - 24 Mar 2015
I just wanted to say a massive thank you from both of us for making our wedding day so perfect.
Monroe were just fantastic and exactly what I had hoped you would be. All our guests were wowed by you both and our wedding day really wouldn't have been the same without you.
Sian and Dave - 12 Dec 2014
Good morning David,
We had Monroe perform for us on Saturday evening. I would just like to pass on my thanks and praise to Polly and her partner, it was an absolutely fantastic evening and her performance was outstanding.
All our guests had a fantastic time and couldn’t praise the group enough. A very professional performance.
Thank you also to yourselves for the very smooth service I received, I would highly recommend working with yourselves again.
Many thanks & regards,
Nigel Lennon - Party - 8 Dec 2014
We just wanted to say a big thank you for making our evening reception perfect. You were amazing.
Mr and Mrs Yeomans - Wedding
Monroe have played for us on several occasions and they have never failed to create a great atmosphere - they're fun, professional and very, very talented!
- Reims restaurant, Quorn
Booking Monroe was a pleasure from start to finish. They were professional, friendly and even added tracks to their setlist especially for our event. They sounded fantastic on the night, too!
Mrs Adams - Golden Wedding
What a class act! Polly's voice is just beautiful. We had so much wonderful feedback from our guests, thank you so much.
Tim & Gayna - 19 Jul 2011
Monroe gave a flawless performance. They were a very stylish and classy addition to our day!
Gary & Jo - Wedding - 29 Jun 2011
Name: Monroe Duo
Main Category: Acoustic Pop
Other Categories: Background Music, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Singers, Live Music, Musicians, Singers, Wedding Music
2 x 50 minute sets (default): Duo of female vocals and guitar playing 2 x 50 minute sets over 2 hour period. Perfect for drinks reception, wedding breakfast or dinner.
Wedding Ceremony: Play for wedding ceremony including music as guests are seated, entrance, signing and exit.
Ceremony & Drinks: Wedding ceremony followed by 2 x 45 minute sets over a 2 hour period.
Ceremony, Drinks & Wedding Breakfast: Wedding ceremony followed by 3 x 45 minute sets during drinks and wedding breakfast over a 3 hour period.
Drinks & Wedding Breakfast: 3 x 45 minute sets as required during drinks and wedding breakfast, or just 3 x 45 minute sets over a 3 hour period.
Standard Set Times: See option details
Set Up Time: 1hrs 0 mins
Space Required (w x d):
2 x 50 minute sets (default): 2.0m x 2.0m
Wedding Ceremony: 2.0m x 2.0m
Ceremony & Drinks: 2.0m x 2.0m
Ceremony, Drinks & Wedding Breakfast: 2.0m x 2.0m
Drinks & Wedding Breakfast: 2.0m x 2.0m
Sound & Lighting:
PA suitable for: Up to 500 people
Stage Lighting: No
Dance Floor Lighting: No
Free use of PA via iPod: Yes
DJ included: No
Hospitality/Artist Rider: Soft drinks as required.
Technical Requirement: 2 x 13 amp sockets and space for 2 speakers on stands plus space for small mixing desk.
See option details
Hourly Charge After Midnight£65
An additional hourly charge for performances continuing past midnight.
Charge per hour to extend the booking period. This does not add extra performance time.
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