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.
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.
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.
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.Back to top...
Kate & Simon
Based in Leicestershire
Kate & Simon are an acoustic duo, based in Leicestershire, with an eclectic repertoire of blues, jazz and soul ...View Profile
Based in Birmingham
Abi is a contemporary singer and songwriter who offers a laid-back acoustic set, perfect for a civil wedding ceremony, ...View Profile
Key West Acoustic
Based in Greater Manchester
Key West Acoustic are a Manchester based duo playing unplugged covers of popular songs with a folk twist. Their ...View Profile
Based in Northamptonshire
Nicole is a superb vocalist who is located in Northamptonshire and perfectly placed to bring her stunning sound to ...View Profile
Based in Leicestershire
Velvet is an acoustic duo based in Leicester covering a wide range of songs from the 50s to present ...View Profile
Based in Hertfordshire
Epiphany are a dynamic duo based in Hertfordshire who bring a breath of fresh air to acoustic pop. Their ...View Profile
Based in London
If you’re looking to compliment your event with a touch of class, Ellie B is a London based jazz-infused ...View Profile
Based in Essex
Seb is a professional guitarist and vocalist with over 10 years experience that specialises in acoustic covers of popular ...View Profile
Based in London
Hugh is a multi-talented pianist and singer based in London. His smooth vocals and personal arrangements of modern hits ...View Profile
Based in London
Simona is an outstanding singer and pianist whose exceptional talents earned her a MOBO awards nomination. She performs pop ...View Profile
She & He
Based in London
She & He are a versatile duo with a wide range of songs from the classics to the cutting ...View Profile
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