The Bytheways

The Bytheways

From £625

The Bytheways are a sophisticated acoustic duo from Greater Manchester with a truly eclectic mix of songs. They are perfect if you're looking for something different from the norm with a cool edge.


Female Vocals/Piano, Male Vocals/Guitar

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The Bytheways are a sophisticated acoustic duo from Greater Manchester with a truly eclectic mix of songs. They are perfect if you're looking for something different from the norm with a cool edge.

Wide range of songs

The Bytheways duo play stripped back ‘live lounge’ style arrangements from popular artists. Paul and Helen are both lead vocalists and can cover a wide spectrum of music with their voices as the driving force. They move seamlessly between modern pop and folk, country and rock ’n roll with songs from acts such as Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons, Coldplay, David Bowie, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Arctic Monkeys and many more. The acoustic duo have an eclectic repertoire which appeals to all ages and musical tastes.

Experienced professionals

Singers Paul and Helen have toured Europe with Simply Red, released an album with Universal Germany and they have been booked from clients all over the world in places such as the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, Red Square in Moscow and all over Europe.

Suitable for all types of event

The Bytheways duo are equally comfortable playing at corporate events, as well as house parties! They are happy to have singers or musicians get up at an event and play or sing with them for a truly interactive musical experience.
Throughout the entire Covid-19 Lockdown, the couple have been streaming live from their home studio every week, as well as taking on a 100 songs in 100 days challenge to upload a new cover to Youtube every day.  See clips of these performances in the showreel below.

Look no further

If you’re looking for a great daytime act, with a love of music from across the decades and genres, then look no further than The Bytheways acoustic duo

7 Keys – Aqualung
(Keep Feeling) Fascination – The Human League
A Day In The Life – The Beatles
A Hazy Shade Of Winter – Simon & Garfunkel
A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
Africa – Toto
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
All I Need – Air
All The Young Dudes – Mott The Hoople
All Year – The Horse Puppets
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Eric Idle
Always On My Mind – Elvis Presley
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Baby’s In Black – The Beatles
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Beauty Mark – Rufus Wainwright
Believer – Imagine Dragons
Bend Me Shape Me – Amen Corner
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Blackbird – The Beatles
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure
Breakfast In America – Supertramp
Breathe – The Horse Puppets
Brighter Than Sunshine – Aqualung
Burning Down The House – Talking Heads
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Caught You Out – The Horse Puppets
Cecelia – Simon And Garfunkel
Cheap Cheap – The Horse Puppets
Coffee & TV – Blur
Come As You Are – Nirvana
Come Together – The Beatles
Creep – Radiohead
Country House – Blur
Dead End Street – The Kinks
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion – The Kinks
Do I Wanna Know – The Arctic Monkeys
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles
Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
Electric Dreams – Phil Oakey
Electric Feel – MGMT
End Of A Century – Blur
Enjoy The Silence – Depeche Mode
Erase And Rewind – The Cardigans
Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish
Exs and Ohs – Elle King
Faith – George Michael
First Of The Gang – Morrissey
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Get It On, T-Rex
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
Gimmie Shelter – The Rolling Stones
Girls On Film – Duran Duran
Glory Box – Portishead
Going For Gold – Shed Seven
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
Hazy Shade Of Winter – Simon & Garfunkel
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
Heartbeats – José Gonzalez
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
Here There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Heroes – David Bowie
High And Dry – Radiohead
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Ho! Hey! – The Lumineers
Home – Magnetic Zeros
Hotel California – Eagles
Human – Rag ’n’ Bone Man
I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
I’m Looking Through You – The Beatles
I’m Not In Love – 10CC
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
Imagine – John Lennon
In My Life – The Beatles
In The Waiting Line – Zero 7
Is This Love – Bob Marley
It Ain’t Me Babe – Bob Dylan
It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre/Madness
Itchycoo Park – The Small Faces
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Just – Radiohead
Just Like A Woman – Bob Dylan
Kodachrome – Paul Simon
Let There Be Love – Oasis
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Linger – The Cranberries
Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Living Thing – ELO
Lola – The Kinks
Lose Yourself In The Woods – The Horse Puppets
Love Grows – Edison Lighthouse
Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
Manic Depression – Jimi Hendrix
Missing – Everything But The Girl
Monster Mash – Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
My Generation – The Who
Natty Ann – The Horse Puppets
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
No-one Knows – QOTSA
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Nothing Lasts Forever – Echo And The Bunnymen
Nothing Left To Fight – The Horse Puppets
Nowhere Man – The Beatles
Obla-Di-Obla-Da – The Beatles
Oh You Pretty Things – David Bowie
Old Man – Neil Young
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Hand In My Pocket – Alanis Morrisette
Only You – Yazoo
Open Your Eyes – The Horse Puppets
People From The Sun – The Horse Puppets
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths
Polly – Nirvana
Pressure Drop – Toots & The Maytals
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Reality – Vladimir Cosma
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Return To Sender – Elvis Presley
Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
Riptide – Vance Joy
Roar – Katy Perry
Rosie Rosie – The Horse Puppets
Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
Shallow – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks
Shiny Happy People – REM
Sit Down – James
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Spooky – Dusty Springfield
Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi
Something Changed – Pulp
Sparks – Coldplay
Starman – David Bowie
Strange And Beautiful – Aqualung
Strange Days – The Doors
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Substitute – The Who
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
Sweet Dreams (medley) – The Eurythmics
Take A Minute H – The Horse Puppets
Tender – Blur
The Boy With The Arab Strap – Belle & Sebastian
The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
The Day We Caught The Train – Ocean Colour Scene
The Importance Of Being Idle – Oasis
The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie
The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
The Weight – The Band
Timewarp – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Today – The Horse Puppets
Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
Try Me – James Brown
Two Of Us – The Beatles
Video Killed The Radio Star – The Buggles
Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
Waterfall – The Stone Roses
Weak – Skunk Anansie
What You Know – Two Door Cinema Club
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
Wicked Game – Chris Isaak
Wild World – Cat Stevens
Wonderful Life – Black
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
You Got The Love – Candi Staton
You’re My Home – The Horse Puppets
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie

  1. Very professional

    The Bytheways really made my birthday, we had a fantastic evening, 10 out of 10. Everything you did for me, organisation etc, very professional, Thank You!

  2. Everyone really loved the music

    Just like to thank you both for your performance last Sat night in Cirencester. Everyone really loved the music, it was one of the most lively International meetings I have ever seen, all thanks to your performance.

  3. A great evening of music

    I would just like to thank you and all the band for providing a great evening of music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’ve had so many comments saying how much people enjoyed and felt really comfortable with your music choices. PS – I think you’ve gained quite a few new fans.

  4. So talented!

    Just a quick one to say thanks so much to you and Helen!!! I didn’t get to see you when you finished as the evening guests had started arriving I think! I was worried I’d end up missing lots of things I wanted to do but I’m so thrilled I saw loads of your songs. We had SO many people coming up to us saying how brilliant you were – honestly you were fab! So talented. We’re so glad we booked you!!!

  5. Amazing performance!

    Amazing performance last night! Thanks so much all of you. Everyone commented on how fab you were – even Neil’s Nan asked me “if they might have a tape she can buy”!!! Thanks again.

  6. How fab you were!

    Andy and I would like to say a massive thank you to both of you. You were exactly what we wanted and everyone has been saying how fab you were! The manager at Drapers Hall has even said he’d like you back there – not sure how you’d feel about the journey! You really made the evening, so once again, many thanks

  7. The magic we needed

    You and your music was just the magic we needed on Saturday afternoon!
    Many thanks indeed for giving us such a treat and getting our party started, against that damp and cool background too! The tunes were all terrific and you were both so calm, warm and patient with us all.
    I hope there’ll be another opportunity to hear you play again soon.

  8. The highligh of our wedding!

    The band were the highlight of our wedding! They were professional but really good fun! All our guests loved them and they really got the party started. They learned our first dance song which sounded beautiful. I would thoroughly recommend The Bytheways

  9. Their music and style were perfect

    We were delighted to book the Bytheways for our wedding. Their music and the style were perfect! Paul was really helpful in making the arrangements and advising on a set list. The performance on the night was fantastic and really made it a party to remember!

  10. You were absolutely fantastic

    Now I’ve come back down to earth I just want to say a huge thank you to you both for what an amazing job you did! You were absolutely fantastic and Craig was over the moon! You played all our favourite songs and we got so many compliments from the guests! I shall write you a 5 star review as its the least you deserve for absolutely making our day the perfect day it was. Thanks so much again

  11. You guys were perfect

    Many thanks for playing at our wedding – you guys were perfect.

  12. Thank you so much!

    Thank you so much for coming and doing such an amazing job for us! So sorry we didn’t get to say bye and thank you as you left, but we really appreciated the amazing job you did. All our guests commented on how fab you were. I hope you weren’t too boiling in that room like the rest of us were!!

  13. They were perfect

    They were perfect, and really did make our evening something to remember. My partner and I both loved their style, energy and vocals, which were a cut above the other bands we had considered. We fell in love with their set list; they put their own spin on all the songs played. Their style proved to be a big hit with our guests too, who filled the dance floor and said throughout the night on how brilliant they were.
    The band were very professional, and Paul and Helen were a great help in helping us to organise the evening – announcing and Dj’ing in addition to playing. Paul had been in touch before the day sharing ideas for play lists and requests. We couldn’t have asked for more! I’d highly recommend them to anyone who needs a band to entertain for any function, and we hope to have the chance to book them again someday.

  14. Everyone loved them!

    Fantastic band for our wedding reception. Couldn’t have chosen a better band to finish our day of celebrations. Great range of songs that got all guests up and dancing all night. Everyone loved them! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an amazing live band!

  15. The perfect addition!

    This band sound amazing! Beautiful acoustic vocals, the balance of a male and female voice worked so well. They sent us their song list before the wedding and we liked it all. They do a great mix of classic and modern songs through the eras to suit everyone. We also asked them to learn some specific songs for us to make an entrance to which they did with no questions and they did them perfectly. We also asked them to move to a different location for the last set which they did so smoothly and we didn’t even notice them moving and re-setting up. They were the perfect addition to our wedding, all our guests loved the music and many guests complimented them!

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Set Up Time
1 hours
Arrival Time
Finish time
Performance Options
Set Option 1
2 x 50 minute sets
Space required
Minimum space
3m x 2m
Maximum space
3m x 2m
PA System included
PA Suitable for
100 people
Stage Lighting
Dance Floor Lighting
Free use of PA via iPod etc
DJ included
Other requirements
2 x 13 amp sockets
Soft drinks as required. Parking.
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