The Blue Valentines
With smooth vocals and beautiful guitar accompaniment The Blue Valentines perform timeless, classic ballads with an intimacy that is unique. Their swing and up tempo numbers are a genuine delight that bring an unrivalled atmosphere to any event.
The Blue Valentines
The Blue Valentines combine rich smooth vocals with sensitive and delicately spacious guitar accompaniments, performing timeless classics in a style that is both unique and intimate. They also take a fresh and playful approach to the up tempo 'swing' numbers that can light up any event or function.
By taking a simple yet innovative approach to music from the 1920's up to the present day The Blue Valentines have created an act that is classic whilst at the same time breathing new life into songs that many people would call their 'old favourites’.
Their beautifully crafted arrangements will provide a perfect backdrop in restaurants, at weddings, birthdays and corporate events, whilst their swing and up tempo set can be the soundtrack to a party no one will forget.
Individually, both members of The Blue Valentines are very highly trained musicians who share a dedication to excellence in their craft. This is always evident in the quality of their music as well as in the professionalism they bring to all aspects of their work.
The Blue Valentines have been seen at various events over the past few years and have regularly been invited to perform at international jazz festivals that attract highly respected musicians from all over the world.
"We pride ourselves on the quality of the music we provide and on ensuring we do all we possibly can to make your event a success. We listen carefully to our clients and offer advice based upon our considerable experience. No two events are the same and a flexible approach is essential to providing the right music for your guests. As the many testimonials from our previous clients demonstrate, this is our focus at all times." The Blue Valentines.
- Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
- My Funny Valentine
- The Nearness of You
- As Time Goes By
- Moon River
- Fly Me To The Moon
- Everytime We Say Goodbye
- It Was A Very Good Year
- Send In The Clowns
- Wonderful World
- I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
- Second Time Arou
- I’ll Be Seeing You
- These Arms Of Mine
- Little Wing
- Moonlight Serenade (Instrumental)
- Waiting in Vain
- You Make Me Feel So Young
- I've Got You Under My Skin
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (Ma Baby)
- The Lady Is A Tramp
- They Can’t Take That Away From Me
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
- Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
- All Of Me
- Makin' Whoopee
- You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
- That's Amore
- Come Fly With Me
- Anything Goes
- Bring Me Sunshine
- Singin' In The Rain
- Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- High Hopes
- New York, New York
- Somewhere Beyond The Sea
- Young At Heart
- Ain't Misbehavin'
- It Had To Be You
- Till There Was You
- Blue Moon
- Dream A Little Dream
- Call Me Irresponsible
- My Baby Just Cares For Me
- If I Don’t Have You
- Try a Little Tenderness
Steven and Rob were superb! They arrived exactly when they should have and set up with no fuss. When they did start playing they were amazing. The range of songs was great, the feel they brought to our wedding was perfect and my only regret is that we had to look after our guests and couldn't just sit and listen to them properly for the whole set! I really cannot recommend Steven and Rob highly enough, I would love to have the chance to book them again in the future.
- Hilton Hotels
- Madejski Stadium, Reading
- Ted Baker UK
- Echo UK
- EMSCO UK Event Management Ltd
- Southport International Jazz Festival
How long do you play for?
We usually play 2 sets of 45 minutes each. We are happy to play extended or additional sets or to break up the sets to best suit your event. Our focus is on ensuring we contribute to the success of your event and will accomodate your wishes in any way we can.
Do you have your own equipment?
Yes. We are fully self-contained and our PA is sophisticated enough to allow us to provide the ideal sound in wide variety of venues.
Will you provide music before you perform and in-between sets?
Yes. We do this free of charge and can provide music to suit your wishes.
How far will you travel?
We never turn down a booking because of the distance. Our fee will increase the further we are required to travel but we are happy to perform anywhere no matter the distance.
It's my wedding anniversary, can I use your microphone to make a speech?
Yes. And we'll make sure you sound amazing.
Is your equipment PAT tested?
Yes. All our equipment is tested annualy and we can provide the certificates to a client or venue upon request. We also take great care at every venue to ensure health and safety considerations are paramount.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes. We have full Public Liability cover and our insurance documents can be provided upon request.
Can I request that you play particular songs?
Yes. We encourage clients to look at our set-list and are more than happy to ensure we play the songs you want to hear at the event. If you would like us to learn a new song for your event we will do this so long as we have adequate notice and for a small fee.
How much space do you need?
We require a minimum of 6ft by 4ft to give us enough room to perform and set up our equipment in a manner that gurantees safety. We just need one socket for power.
What if my event doesn't run to schedule?
Don't worry. We pride ourselves on being easy to work with and will always take a flexible approach to make sure your event is a success. We will endeavour to accommodate all your needs right up to the last minute. We have a vast wealth of experience to call upon and we will put this at your disposal to resolve any issue that may arise.
How long will it take you to set up?
We need 1 hour from the time we arrive at a venue to being ready to perform. This allows us to set up our equipment, sound check, ensure the stage area is tidy, safe and presentable, and to get changed.
How will you be dressed while performing?
We wear tailored suits as standard and consider it essential that we present ourselves impeccably at any event. We often find that an event is very informal and relaxed and if appropriate we would reflect this in our approach to what we wear on stage. As with everything we do, the client's wishes are paramount in our considerations.
It's our wedding, will you play The First Dance for us?
With pleasure. Just let us know the song you want us to play.
I'm extremely busy with the event, can I leave it to you to decide what to play?
Not a problem. We often play events where we are asked to provide the right music with little guidance from the client. So long as we know what type of event you're planning and the atmosphere you want to create, we have the experience to ensure our sets are just right on the day.
The Venue has asked me to get some information from you, can you send them what they need?
Yes. We deal with venues all the time. Tell us what they need and we'll provide it immediately. If you prefer, we are happy to deal with the venue directly.
Will you sing 'Happy Birthday' for my mum?
- The Blue Valentines usually play 2 sets of 45 minutes each.
- They will be happy to play extended or additional sets or to break up the sets to best suit your 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.