Affonso and Shears
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Featuring cello and a range of guitars and vocals, Affonso & Shears are able to breathe new life into songs with which we are all familiar. Coming from different musical backgrounds, Megan Affonso and Daniel Shears bring together their classical training and folk/rock roots to produce a unique combination of modern day music with lyrical overtones.
They perform a wide range of songs spanning different genres, from The Kinks to Radiohead, from The Beatles to Britney Spears, from Elton John to ABBA!
Affonso and Shears
Affonso & Shears can class up any song you want, and tone down upbeat songs for a more intimate or low-key setting; Or, if you prefer something more lively, you can listen to them perform songs against a rhythmic folk/rock setting - requests are more than welcome, and Affonso and Shears will always tailor their set to suit your needs.
Writing original songs and music that focus on love, heartache and fantasy against the backdrop of mystical and carnivalesque imagery, Dan’s wide vocal range and poetic quality secured him a tour supporting Charlene Soraia. His band, which makes use of orchestral instruments in a more contemporary and less formal context, has earned success after the release of two EPs, and are currently in the process of recording an album, to be released later in the year.
Megan was born to two concert pianists, and her musical upbringing was something of a certainty from an early age. Taking up the piano from the age of three, and then picking up the ‘cello at the age of nine, she was awarded with music scholarships that funded her classical training. She was offered a place for two years in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, where she was given the opportunity to perform for The Queen. Continuing her musical development through her later years, Megan is an accomplished 'cellist, pianist and singer, who teaches music when not performing.
- Vocals / Guitar
- Vocals / Cello
The following list is a condensed example of a much larger repertoire:
- Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
- Take On Me - A-ha
- Dancing Queen - ABBA
- Rolling In The Deep - Adele
- Ironic - Alanis Morisette
- Valerie - Amy Winehouse
- Cups Song - Anna Kendrick
- Head Full of Doubt - The Avett Brothers
- Come Together - The Beatles
- Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
- Something - The Beatles
- Twist and Shout - The Beatles
- With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
- The Luckiest - Ben Folds
- Many of Horror - Biffy Clyro
- Lovely Day - Bill Withers
- Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
- No Diggity - Blackstreet
- Is This Love - Bob Marley
- Toxic - Britney Spears
- Heaven - Bryan Adams
- Lovefool - The Cardigans
- A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
- Jump Little Children - Cathedrals
- Wild World - Cat Stevens
- Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
- Aint Nobody - Chaka Khan
- Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia
- Boom Clap - Charli XCX
- A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
- Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
- Don't Panic - Coldplay
- In My Place - Coldplay
- Dreaming Of You - The Coral
- Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop
- Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
- Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
- I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
- Life On Mars - David Bowie
- Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher
- Jolene - Dolly Parton
- Be The One - Dua Lipa
- Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
- One Day Like This - Elbow
- Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
- Evil Woman - Electric Light Orchestra
- Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
- How Long Will I Love You? - Ellie Goulding
- Looking Back On Today - Elliot Minor
- Are You Ready For Love? - Elton John
- Crocodile Rock - Elton John
- It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley
- Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
- True Colours - Eva Cassidy
- All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everley Brothers
- Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
- Walking After You - Foo Fighters
- New York New York - Frank Sinatra
- Ragdoll - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
- Warm This Winter - Gabriella Cilmi
- Got My Mind Set On You - George Harrison
- Careless Whisper - George Michael
- Faith - George Michael
- Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye
- Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n' Roses
- Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
- Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
- All Of Me - John Legend
- Love Me Again - John Newman
- Hurt - Johnny Cash
- Detectorists - Johnny Flynn
- Wild Is The Wind - Johnny Mathis
- I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
- I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
- Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
- Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
- Get Down On It - Kool and the Gang
- Shower Your Love - Kula Shaker
- There She Goes - The Las
- Team - Lorde
- Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
- Ho Hey - The Lumineers
- Baggy Trousers - Madness
- It Must Be Love - Madness
- California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas
- Dream A Little Dream - Mama Cass
- Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
- I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
- Grace Kelly - Mika
- I'm A Believer - The Monkees
- Knights Of Cydonia - Muse
- Time Is Running Out - Muse
- Unintended - Muse
- Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
- Wonderwall - Oasis
- Better Man - Paolo Nutini
- You and Me - Penny and the Quarters
- Happy - Pharell Williams
- Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
- Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
- Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
- Just - Radiohead
- Ready To Go - Republica
- Umbrella - Rihanna
- We Found Love - Rihanna
- By Your Side - Sade
- I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - The Scissor Sisters
- Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
- Run - Snow Patrol
- Bird of Paradise - Snowy White
- Female Of The Species - Space
- A Message to You Rudy - The Specials
- 2 Become 1 - The Spice Girls
- Say You'll Be There - The Spice Girls
- Stuck In The Middle With You - Steeler's Wheel
- Superstition - Stevie Wonder
- Alright - Supergrass
- Rush Hour Soul - Supergrass
- Uncertain Smile - The The
- All I Want Is You - U2
- Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
- Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
- You and Me Song - The Wannadies
- Last Christmas - Wham
Affonso and Shears were excellent! They arrived promptly and set up without any fuss. They played two excellent sets that were perfectly suited to our party. It was an extremely hot evening and they performed brilliantly despite many guests staying outside - those who were outside enjoyed listening too. Thank you very much for adding to our special day.
We booked Affonso & Shears to play at our wedding and they did not disappoint! Our guests raved about how good they were and a few people have asked me for details for their own upcoming events! Thanks for helping make our day absolutely perfect!
Megan and Dan were utterly brilliant performing at our wedding day. Their sound is perfect for weddings and our guests thought that they were fantastic throughout. They communicated with us weeks in advance of the date to make sure that every last detail was covered. We highly recommend them!
Five out of five.
Affonso and Shears came to play a couple of sets at a birthday BBQ. They were, hands down, the highlight of the afternoon. Megan and Dan played a mix of original stuff and covers and musically, they're very tight, great sound. Personally, they are simply a wonderful duo. Our friends could not stop raving about how good they were (and more than a few asked for contact details). We will definitely be keeping in touch with Affonso and Shears.
A very professional duo who were flexible and did a fantastic show which all my guests enjoyed a LOT! Would definitely recommend these guys! Fab sound which got everyone up dancing!
We would like to say how amazing you both were on Saturday. I have had so many people tell me how fantastic you both were and they were totally correct. Thank you for helping make our day perfect.
Very professional, excellent singers, really pleased that we booked that we booked Affonso and Shears and that we have booked them for future events.
Affonso and Shears did an hour set for my husband's birthday party. There was a mix of ages, from 13 to 75 and everyone enjoyed the gig. Really interesting covers of classic songs, and great renditions of their own work. Professional throughout, they also bantered with the audience which was great fun. Would highly recommend them!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did on the day for us. You guys were absolutely amazing and it was extra special with all the pieces you learnt for us. I really appreciate all the extra effort - especially learning 'Unwritten' and performing with three unknown singers!! It was absolutely perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
All the party guests enjoyed the music from the talented Affonso and Shears. They really added to the atmosphere on the day and are a lovely gentle couple.
Absolutely fabulous in every way, a brilliant duo. Onward and upward. xx
Thank you very much, band was excellent and very accommodating to our wedding. Everyone commented how good they were.
Surpassed expectations in terms of performance and personality. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was special and we really appreciate it. The songs they learnt for us were performed just as wonderfully as the ones on their set list. Lovely lovely people!
I found Affonso and Shears by chance on line when I planned on proposing to my girlfriend, after searching a few muscians they were exactly what I was after, Megan and Dan went above and beyond being muscians - they are both incredibly friendly and helpful and reasonably priced. I chose two songs and Megan and Dan made our evening incredible, the music played was beautiful and both Megan and Dan sang them amazingly - the songs sounded better than the original versions!! Without them our evening just wouldn't have had the wow factor. Would recommend them to everyone I know.
Affonso & Shears played a set consisting of classic songs at an event we organised and the guys handled a 300 capacity room with ease. Dan and Megan's vocals are just fantastic and the warm guitar sound and beautiful cello just filled the room with such a wonderful sound. In my opinion, Affonso and Shears are up there with the very best duo's in the country and will bring a real talking point to any event.
Great band they have a real talent.
Thank you both so much for your performance on Saturday, we've had lots of great feedback. Also thanks for taking the time to learn a thousand years, it made for a really special first dance.
Thank you so much to Megan and Dan for playing at our wedding! They were fantastic, the sound clips do not do them justice they are even better live! They created the perfect atmosphere for our outdoor wedding and had lots of compliments from guests. Two very talented people :)
Megan and Dan proved to be a huge success at our wedding. Despite there only being two of them, they got the whole room dancing and even chanting "one more song!" at the end of the night!
Thank you both so much for such a great job! We really enjoyed your music and you are both clearly very talented. Several people mentioned how they enjoyed your performance & your music really did set the scene especially during welcome drinks & the meal. You really helped make the party special.
Dan's voice is incredible, with a dynamic control rarely heard. He plays guitar excellently with phrasing and style adding to excellent melody lines. By himself he is an event; with the wonderful Megan weaving an extra magic into the tapestry with Cello and harmonies, there's little to beat an evening in their company.
You sound so incredibly awesome together, and make such beautiful, awe inspiring music. I think people like you and Dan are truly talented and it's obvious you both work very hard at creating such beautiful music - and thus deserve to be recognised for it :) Creative artists such as you two, is what brings colour to the world, adding a soundtrack to our lives :)
- Warner Bros.
- World Wildlife Foundation
- Phoenix Arts
- Goldney Hall
- Watches Of Switzerland
Plus many Weddings, Private Events, Product Launches and Venue events across the UK and Europe.
What are your standard performance times and are you able to offer extended performances / extra sets and at what fees?
Our standard performance times are very flexible but on average are sets of 45 minutes. We are able to offer extended performances/sets and, again, would depend on the length of time we would play for. Please enquire with your Warble agent for fees.
How much time do you require to set up and sound check?
This depends on whether you would like us to play acoustically or through a PA system. If acoustically, then we do not need to sound check, and would require 15-30 minutes to set up. If you would like us to play plugged in, we would need around an hour or so.
How much Stage space do you require?
We do not require much stage space, probably a minimum of 2m x 2m.
How many electrical sockets do you require?
If you would like us to play acoustically, then we won't need any! If we are plugged in however, we would need one socket.
What is your full line-up and instrumentation?
Daniel plays two acoustic guitars which he changes between during the set, and Megan plays ‘Cello. Both of us also sing.
Do you offer any extras? i.e. DJ service, extra musicians etc? And, if so, at what cost?
We are also able to provide the band “Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra”. The cost would depend on how many members of the band the client would want to appear – the band can range from 2 to 5 members.
Are you able to learn requests i.e. for first dances - and at what extra charge (if any)?
Yes we are able to learn requests. We can learn up to 3 extra songs at no additional cost; any further requests will be charged at £10 per song in addition to the fee.
Are you able to play outside?
Yes, we are more than happy to play outside, weather permitting, but as our instruments must not come into contact with water, we do ask that necessary precautions are provided in the event of rain. Playing in the sun for prolonged periods of time can also cause damage to our instruments so we ask that if you are wanting us to play outisde, some sort of cover is provided. Playing acoustically requires no plug sockets, however if you wanted us to play plugged in then we would need some way of connecting an extension lead.
Is Parking required, and if so how much is required for your act?
Parking is required, and it is for one small hatchback car.
Can Clients choose songs from your set list and if so, how many?
Clients can choose as many songs from our set list as they like!
Are the band happy to help with any announcements at events?
We are more than happy to help with announcements at events.
Can the band dress smart for weddings and other events that require it?
Yes – do let us know a dress code as far in advance as possible so we can dress for the occasion.
Can the band work with venue sound limiters?
Given the nature of our line-up (we don't use drums), we do not foresee this being a problem as we can play acoustically.
Do you provide pre-recorded music for in between sets?
We have an iPod and also each own a laptop that can be plugged into a PA system. Each of us have different tastes in music so can provide a wide range including chart music, Pop, R 'n' B, Rock, Alternative, Indie, Folk, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and Classical.
- 1 x 45 minutes
- 1 x 60 minutes
- 2 x 45 minutes
- 3 x 45 minutes
Performances can be tailored to suit the event.
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.