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Acoustic Pop

Hire an acoustic pop act to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for your event. With extensive repertoires covering music from the 50s to the present day, acoustic pop is a fantastic option for wedding breakfasts, drinks receptions and more intimate occasions. Please browse our list of artists below or click to read more.

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Acoustic Pop For Special Occasions

If you’re planning a special event or social occasion and want to add to the atmosphere by hiring a live musician, it can be difficult to choose which direction to go in. Do you want a band or a solo artist? A classical musician or a more contemporary sound? A choir or a pop group?. Whichever kind of event you’re holding, one musical genre is becoming increasingly popular for special occasions – that of acoustic pop. These musical groups are being hired for wedding breakfasts, drinks receptions, dinners and more, but why choose acoustic pop for your event?

Give Your Guests Something To Remember

For one thing, this type of music can easily create both a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere that your guests can really enjoy. As our acoustic pop acts usually consist of one or two vocalists (singing in harmony) accompanied by acoustic guitars, they need very little space in which to play. This makes them perfect for those small, intimate gatherings. Not all acoustic pop acts are either soloists or duos, however. In fact, we have a wide range of groups available with different numbers of vocalists and musicians, some playing piano, double-bass, saxophone or percussion to make larger acoustic groups who can perform a wide range of songs. This style of music is currently en vogue, especially with clients who want a low key performance for their events.

Choose Acoustic Pop For a Contemporary Feel

Acoustic pop acts are incredibly versatile, suiting special days such as weddings as well as private or corporate events where background music is required. As they are acoustic, their music won’t be too loud or overpower conversation, and their relaxing sound will help to put your guests at ease. It is also a more contemporary option for those who want background music for their event but don’t want to go down the traditional route of hiring a jazz band or classical musician. As well as providing enjoyable background music, some acoustic pop acts will also offer evening entertainment or even disco services between and after their sets. Check the Additional Options on their pages.

Acoustic Pop Repertoire

When you hear ‘acoustic pop’ you probably think of the following artists – Ed Sheeran, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, Tracy Chapman, KT Tunstall, Simon & Garfunkel and more. While our acoustic pop musicians do cover these, they also broaden their repertoires to other musical genres. In fact, they play anything from Doris Day to Green Day, performing popular music from the 1950s right up to the present day. It isn’t just acoustic tracks they cover, either. They also play stripped down arrangements and unplugged versions of any music by pop bands and solo artists, so you really do have an unlimited choice when it comes to which songs you want performed. The way songs are played can affect the mood of your event, so whether you want a chilled-out vibe or an upbeat party atmosphere, acoustic pop covers every possible angle. Other typical artists covered by our acoustic acts include The Beatles, Eva Cassidy, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Coldplay and many more. As you can see, with our acoustic pop acts you can have the best of both worlds, whether you require modern chart toppers played in a different style or classics from decades past where guests of all ages can dance and sing along to. Just take a look at our individual artist pages for more information on the kind of songs they include in their repertoire.

Requesting Tracks

If there are specific songs you’d like to see played at your event, most of our artists are willing to learn track requests to help your special event be even more special. Another huge benefit of choosing an acoustic pop act for your event is that it is one of the most affordable options when it comes to live music as you will generally be paying for only one or two musicians. Compare this to the cost of a much larger band with a wide range of instruments and you’ll see why acoustic pop acts are becoming more and more popular for events of all kinds. Requesting specific tracks that have sentimental value to you or your guests can really make the whole night special, so it’s worth putting some thought into songs you’d like your chosen acoustic pop act to play. Please note that some artists may charge a small amount extra for learning requests but most include at least one song within their normal rate.

Practical Considerations

Another benefit of hiring an acoustic pop act for your event is that very little time and space is needed for them to set up, allowing you to enjoy the day instead of worrying about the entertainment. In fact, a single performer or duo will need 30 – 45 minutes to set up and will need very little room in terms of actual performance space (usually around 2m by 2m). If required to play outside, this is fine as long as they have power available and adequate shelter from direct sunlight. This means that you aren’t limited in terms of your musical entertainment no matter where your gathering is taking place. An outdoor summer wedding ceremony or a garden party will therefore work perfectly with an acoustic pop act. All PA equipment is provided and music can be played through this during breaks in the performance, so you don’t have to worry about any lulls in the event’s atmosphere. Our acoustic pop acts typically charge by the hour or set, with a normal afternoon performance consisting of 2 x 50 minutes over a period of three hours.

Our Acoustic Pop Acts For Hire

Here at DG Music we represent acts based all over the UK, with some of our most popular solo artists being Calder McLaughlin, Darren Jones, and Lucy, and our duos including 2 Acoustic, Calder & Hartmann, Monroe Duo and Joel & Martha. Details regarding the repertoires, styles, rates and optional extras of these soloists and groups can be found on the individual artist pages. For more information, please browse our list of artists below and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries about hiring someone for your special event. We can help pair you up with the perfect acoustic pop act for your social occasion and will answer any questions you have regarding setting up, rates, repertoires and more.

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2 Acoustic

2 Acoustic

Based in Leicestershire

2Acoustic are a sublime husband and wife duo from Leicester. They are a dream musical partnership with flawless vocal ...

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from £500
Calder McLaughlin

Calder McLaughlin

Based in Leicestershire

Calder McLaughlin is a Leicester based acoustic solo act. His powerful vocals, and vast repertoire make him an ideal ...

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from £325
Monroe Acoustic

Monroe Acoustic

Based in Leicestershire

Monroe is an outstanding acoustic duo featuring soulful female vocals and intricate, refined acoustic guitar. Their repertoire includes a ...

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from £500
Joel Evans

Joel Evans

Based in Leicestershire

Joel Evans is a fantastic solo singer and guitarist based in Leicester. His acoustic pop is the perfect background ...

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from £345
Clementine Duo

Clementine Duo

Based in Leicestershire

Clementine Duo are quite simply second to none. Martha’s vocals are stunningly beautiful and blend perfectly with Joel’s skilled ...

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from £595
Darren (Singer)

Darren (Singer)

Based in Leicestershire

Darren is a great solo guitarist and vocalist based in Leicestershire, ideal for bars, restaurants, and private events such ...

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from £345
Lindsay (singer)

Lindsay (singer)

Based in Derbyshire

Singer and guitarist Lindsay is an acoustic songwriter and performer based in Derbyshire who can provide the perfect musical ...

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from £345
Lucy

Lucy

Based in Liverpool

Lucy is an acoustic singer and guitarist based in the north-west of England playing music old and new, in ...

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from £315
Adam Ellis

Adam Ellis

Based in Leicestershire

Adam Ellis is a talented solo singer and guitarist based in Leicester. He is the perfect choice for all ...

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from £295
Buccaneers (The)

Buccaneers (The)

Based in Leicestershire

The Buccaneers are a talented group playing a mix of music form The Beatles, T Rex to The Doors ...

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from £395
Paul Johns

Paul Johns

Based in Leicestershire

Paul Johns is an experienced solo singer/guitarist from Leicester who has a wide repertoire of songs from the sixties ...

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from £285
Sarah B

Sarah B

Based in Leicestershire

Sarah B is a professional singer based in Leicester, with a wide range of songs performed in an uncomplicated ...

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from £625

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