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Russ & Carly Duo

About Russ & Carly Duo

Russ & Carly are a contemporary piano vocal duo based in North Wales, UK. They specialise in live acoustic music for your wedding reception, drinks reception and wedding breakfast before your evening DJ or band. They are also available for entertainment at special events, and will travel for your occasion.

From walking down the aisle to your processional song through to your first dance, you’ll want to remember the songs played at your wedding for years to come. So make the memory truly romantic and personalised with a special live performance from Russ & Carly.

With over 20 years combined experience as professional musicians, Russ & Carly have performed at many of the finest North Wales wedding venues. Music is their passion and they look forward to helping you every step of the way to choose the right music for your big day.

For those of you booking Russ & Carly for your ‘BIG DAY’ – here are a few examples of what they can provide however these are not set in stone, Russ & Carly can customise their packages to suit your needs.

Wedding Ceremony

  • 30 minute programme of live ‘prelude’ music to set the atmosphere as your guests arrive
  • We will perform your bridal processional song of choice
  • Music during the signing of the register
  • We will perform your Bride and Groom recessional song of choice
  • We will work with you to help you choose your music

Wedding Drinks Reception

  • Up to a 90 minute performance to entertain and relax your guests while they sip champagne and pose for photos!
  • We will work with you to help you choose your music

Wedding Breakfast

  • Live music to cover the duration of the meal
  • Break for speeches
  • Provision of PA for speeches (if required)
  • If required, we can perform your first dance song of choice
  • We will work with you to help you choose your music

From £210.00

Russ & Carly Duo Testimonials

"We asked Russ to play a piece of Welsh music as I walked down the aisle. It was played beautifully. Whilst Tim and I signed the register, Carly and Russ played a selection of songs that are really special to us.

Still to this day when we talk to friends and family about our wedding, people mention how much they enjoyed their music. They are both incredibly lovely people who are 100% committed to their work, and their passion shows through their playing."

Fay and Tim - Gwynfa Chapel, Flintshire (Wedding)

"Carly and Russ were recommended to us by a friend when we were looking for a singer at our wedding in 2011. We were absolutely blown away by their performance and some of our guests thought it was a CD playing!

We were lucky enough to have lovely weather on the day so Carly and Russ set up outside while our guests enjoyed drinks, they absolutely made our wedding! They are a professional, reliable and absolutely amazing duo! Highly recommended, thank you both again"

Gemma and Scott - Faenol Fawr, Denbighshire (Wedding)

"We had the pleasure of Carly and Russ playing at our wedding. I had a piece of music I wanted to walk down the aisle to and Russ played it stunningly. We had music performed by them while we signed the register and as we walked out. I can't tell you how amazing these two are. Highly recommended."

Helen and Nick - Caer Rhun Hall, Conwy (Wedding)

"Carly and I (Lisa) attended the same school, so I already knew what a fantastic singer she is and when debating whether to have a musician at our wedding there was no-one else that even came into the equation! To top it off her partner Russ is the pianist and a fantastic one too!!!

Their presence at our wedding made it so much more personal. Out of almost 200 guests - nearly every single one commented on what a wonderful touch they added to the day and how fabulous they were!"

Lisa and Mark - St John's Church, Llandudno (Wedding)

Sample Set List

Carly and Russ have an extensive and eclectic repertoire that is continually growing. They will work with you beforehand to help you plan the right music for your wedding or event, and you can choose your favourite songs from the list below.

SONG LIST (Artist A-Z)

Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Let's Stay Together -Al Green
If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
That Ole Devil Called Love - Alison Moyet
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Amy Winehouse
Can't Take My Eyes off You - Andy Williams
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
I Want It that Way - Backstreet Boys
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
The Rose - Bette Midler
Halo - Beyoncé
Irreplaceable - Beyoncé
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Cheek To Cheek - Billie Holiday
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
What The World Needs Now Is Love - Burt Bacharach
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Natural Woman - Carole King
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gayle
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Endless Love - Diana Ross
When You Tell Me That You Love Me - Diana Ross
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Latch - Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
September - Earth Wind and Fire
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
I've Got You Under My Skin - Ella Fitzgerald
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Your Song - Elton John
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Read All About It - Emeli Sandé
Heaven - Emeli Sandé
Clown - Emeli Sandé
At Last - Etta James
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
Budapest - George Ezra
Summertime - George Gerschwin
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington and Bill Withers
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Always and Forever - Heatwave
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Domino -Jessie J
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
All Of Me - John Legend
Ordinary People - John Legend
Imagine - John Lennon
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Firework - Katy Perry
Human - The Killers
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Hero - Mariah Carey
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Everything - Michael Bublé
Home - Michael Bublé
I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Unforgetable - Nat King Cole
When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Story Of My Life - One Direction
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Against All Odds - Phil Collins
Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
Purple Rain - Prince
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Prince
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
We Found Love - Rihanna
Diamonds - Rihanna
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Chandelier - Sia
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Run - Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
You And I - Stevie Wonder
Greatest Day - Take That
Back For Good - Take That
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Let It Be - The Beatles
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Close To You - The Carpenters
Ticket To Ride - The Carpenters
We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
Moondance - Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Van Morrison
Wishing Well - Wet Wet Wet
Saving All My Love - Whitney Houston
The Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Prices

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


2 x 45 Minute Sets or 3 x 30 Minute Sets

£300.00

Wedding Ceremony

£210.00

Wedding Drinks Reception

£300.00

Wedding Breakfast

£354.00

Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception

£420.00

Wedding Ceremony & Wedding Breakfast

£474.00

West Midlands

Staffordshire£500.00Birmingham£460.00Warwickshire£500.00Worcestershire£500.00Shropshire£500.00Herefordshire£500.00Gloucestershire£500.00

East

Cambridgeshire£420.00Norfolk£420.00Suffolk£420.00Norwich£420.00

East Midlands

Nottinghamshire£400.00Derbyshire£400.00Leicestershire£400.00Lincolnshire£400.00Northamptonshire£400.00Rutland£400.00

North East

Tyne and Wear£500.00East Yorkshire£380.00North Yorkshire£380.00Durham£440.00Northumberland£440.00Leeds£400.00South Yorkshire£380.00West Yorkshire£380.00

North West

Cumbria£340.00Cheshire£320.00Manchester£320.00Lancashire£340.00Liverpool£260.00Merseyside£320.00

Scotland

Sutherland£560.00Stirlingshire£600.00West Lothian£560.00Aberdeen£600.00Perth£580.00East Lothian£600.00Dumfriesshire£600.00Ayrshire£600.00Fife£560.00Edinburgh£560.00Glasgow£560.00Lanarkshire£560.00Midlothian£560.00Inverness£560.00

South East

Oxfordshire£580.00Surrey£600.00West Sussex£600.00Kent£600.00Sussex£580.00Isle of Wight£760.00Buckinghamshire£580.00Berkshire£580.00Bedfordshire£580.00East Sussex£600.00Essex£600.00Hertfordshire£600.00Hampshire£600.00London£600.00Middlesex£500.00

South West

Wiltshire£680.00Bristol£500.00Bath£500.00Cornwall£700.00Devon£700.00Somerset£700.00Dorset£700.00

Wales

Wrexham£300.00Pembroke£360.00Cardigan£300.00Brecon£300.00Cardiff£360.00Anglesey£300.00Caernarfonshire£300.00Carmarthen£300.00Glamorgan£300.00Flint£300.00Denbigh£260.00Monmouth£300.00

FAQs

Q: Do you only perform at weddings?

A: No! We are happy to perform at any event you have planned. We are also available for restaurant and hotel performances.

Q: I have a request that's not on your songlist. Can you learn it for our wedding?

A: We're always happy to learn a song or two, however obscure, provided we're given a few weeks notice. If the song is for your procession, recession, or first dance, we'll even offer to record you a version to audition beforehand.

Q: Do you use backing tracks?

A: No. Everything we play is completely live.

Q: Our wedding venue doesn't have a grand piano. Does this matter?

A: No problem! In the event that a piano is not available at the venue, we will bring a top of the range Yamaha stage piano which faithfully reproduces the tonal characteristics of an acoustic grand.

Q: How much space do you need?

A: We can comfortably fit into an area of 2m x 2m.

Q: Can you set up outside?

A: Inside, outside, or in a marquee. If there's a power supply, we can play!

Q: How long do you need to set up?

A: Depending on access to the venue, we can be set up in as little as 20 minutes. We'll always discuss such logistics well in advance to ensure your day runs smoothly.

Q: Do you have public liability insurance?

A: Yes. We are insured by Musicguard with cover up to £2million.

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