The Joys

The Joys

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Location Flint
Starting from £300
6 Reviews

The Joys are an acoustic duo from Mold in North Wales, combining fingerpicking and classical guitar with choral, ethereal vocals.

  • Highlights
  • Add a percussionist for a more varied and lively sound
  • Performance schedule can be adjusted to fit around your event
  • Fully self-contained with PAT-tested PA system and lighting

About


The Joys' highly accomplished and professional set will add musical charm to any wedding, function or corporate event in the UK.

Rebecca and Tim have been making music together for over 10 years and have performed over 400 gigs all over the UK. Their work has featured on various national radio stations, including BBC Radio One and BBC 2 and they have taken part in many major festivals including Bestival, End of the Road and Green Man. The duo have also composed music for TV and film broadcasts, from BBC's Horizons to the Disney Channel.

Their repertoire covers everything from The Beatles to Dave Brubeck and from Muse to Schubert - all individually arranged and adapted in their own style to flow seamlessly together to provide a professional, accomplished and unique set.

The Joys offer a range of services, from playing short sets during a wedding ceremony to 2 x 45 minute sets at private events, corporate functions, weddings or at hotels and restaurants. We are also able to add a percussionist for a more varied and lively sound, or strip back to solo classical guitar to provide excellent instrumental background ambience.

Repertoire


1960's

  • The Beatles - Blackbird
  • The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • The Beatles - Help
  • The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
  • Ottis Reading - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Ben E King - Stand By Me
  • Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
  • Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
  • Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
  • Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
  • Etta James - At Last
  • John Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
  • Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Keeps on Lifting me) Higher and Higher
  • The Monkees - I'm a Believer

1970's

  • Neil Young - After the Goldrush
  • Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • America - Horse With No Name
  • Dolly Parton - Jolene
  • Electic Light Orchestra (ELO) - Mr. Blue Sky
  • Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
  • Elton John - Your Song

1980's

  • The Smiths - There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  • The Police - Every Breath you Take
  • R.E.M - One I Love
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

1990's

  • Pulp - Disco 2000
  • Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
  • The La's - There She Goes
  • The Wannadies - You & Me Song
  • The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
  • Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
  • Oasis - Half the World Away
  • The Cardigans - Favourite Game
  • Supergrass - Alright

2000's

  • Damien Rice - Cannonball
  • Muse - Starlight
  • Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • The Zutons/ Amy Winehouse - Valerie
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Coldplay - Green Eyes
  • Coldplay - The Scientist
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Coldplay - Fix You
  • Arctic Monkeys - I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • The Coral - Dreaming of You
  • Tom Baxter - Light me Up

2010's

  • The Courteeners - Take Over the World
  • George Ezra - Budapest
  • Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
  • Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
  • Lorde - Royals

Classical Set

  • J.S.Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Pachabel - Canon in D

Solo Guitar Repertoire

  • Calatuyud - Bolero
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Sor - Estudio No5 in B Minor
  • J.S.Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Williams - Classical Gas
  • Pachabel - Canon in D
  • Bach - Lute Suite No 4 Prelude
  • Bach - Prelude from Suite No. 1 for Cello
  • Bach - Prelude BMV 999
  • Bach - Prelude from Lute Suite in Eb BWV998
  • Bach - Fugue from Lute Suite in Eb BWV998
  • Bach - Allegro from Lute Suite in Eb BWV998
  • Emmanuel - Angelina
  • Atkins - Vincent
  • Atkins - The Entertainer
  • Sanz - Canarios
  • Trad - El Noi De La Mare
  • Powell - Introducao ao Poema Dos Olhos Da Amada
  • Powell - The Shadow of Your Smile
  • The Beatles - When I’m Sixty Four
  • Brubeck - Take Five
  • Barrios - Julia Florida
  • Tarrega - Tango
  • Tarrega - Capricho Arabe
  • Tarrega - Lagrima
  • Tarrega - Marieta
  • Tarrega - Gran Vals
  • Anon - Spanish Romance
  • Villa-Lobos - Prelude No 1
Line-Up

  • Solo: instrumental classical guitar
  • Duo (standard): vocals and classical guitar
  • Trio: add cajon

6 Reviews

Top reviews

Ben Finch & Gopika Bilakhia

Event: Wedding
Location: Lancashire
5/5

The Joys were absolutely amazing at our wedding last weekend! We've had so many compliments from our guests, who all said their music created such an amazing and magical atmosphere. My aisle song and our exit song (during the morning ceremony) were perfect, and Rebecca and Tim were so accommodating with learning those songs for us. Rebecca's voice is so beautiful, and we're so glad we found her and Tim for our special day. I just wish I had more time to sit down and enjoy their music myself. Thank you so much!


Nicky & Paul

Event: Wedding
Location: Denbigh
5/5

The Joys played at our wedding ceremony and reception and were absolutely brilliant. Rebecca has the most beautiful voice which enchanted everyone and Tim's guitar solos were stunning. Our guests loved them and so did we!


Jayne OBrien

Event: Wedding
Location: Denbigh
5/5

The Joys were an amazing addition to our wedding and were lovely to work with. They were friendly and learnt a few songs we requested which was amazing and very much appreciated. A voice of an angel and an amazing talent on the guitar. Thank you so much, love the Brindles xxx


Joseph Kelly

Event: Private Party
Location: Cheshire
5/5

Hi Danielle, hope you’re well. The Joys were FANTASTIC!!!! The Joys were 10/10, learned two songs and played them beautifully. I proposed to my Fiance (she said yes!) and The Joys just made it perfect. When we look to book the wedding we will definitely be thinking of having them grace our day. I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone. Tim & Rebecca have a beautiful voice and sound which has a perfect blend of folk, rock and classical.


Phillipa Taylor

Event: Wedding
Location: Cheshire
5/5

They were perfect for our church wedding, we wanted music instead of typical organ and choir - from start to finish they tried to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Learning an extra performance etc. at no extra charge. Her voice is stunning and Tim's guitar solo's were awesome. Thanks, we'd recommend to anyone and we would use them again if the situation arose Good luck on your weddings guys. Thanks, Pip


Achal Dhillon

Event: Private Party
Location: Sussex
5/5

The Joys have got that special something about them.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £720
    • Norfolk £720
    • Norwich £720
    • Suffolk £720
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £720
    • Leicestershire £720
    • Lincolnshire £720
    • Northamptonshire £720
    • Nottinghamshire £720
    • Rutland £720
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £2400
    • Rest of the world £3600
    North East
    • Durham £720
    • East Yorkshire £720
    • Leeds £720
    • North Yorkshire £720
    • Northumberland £720
    • South Yorkshire £720
    • Tyne and Wear £720
    • West Yorkshire £720
    • Yorkshire £720
    North West
    • Cheshire £300
    • Cumbria £420
    • Lancashire £420
    • Liverpool £360
    • Manchester £360
    • Merseyside £360
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £840
    • Ayrshire £840
    • Dumfriesshire £840
    • Dundee £840
    • East Lothian £840
    • Edinburgh £840
    • Fife £840
    • Glasgow £840
    • Inverness £840
    • Lanarkshire £840
    • Midlothian £840
    • Perth £840
    • Stirlingshire £840
    • Sutherland £840
    • West Lothian £840
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £840
    • Berkshire £840
    • Buckinghamshire £840
    • East Sussex £840
    • Essex £840
    • Hampshire £840
    • Hertfordshire £840
    • Isle of Wight £960
    • Kent £840
    • London £840
    • Middlesex £840
    • Oxfordshire £840
    • Surrey £840
    • Sussex £840
    • West Sussex £840
    South West
    • Bath £840
    • Bristol £840
    • Cornwall £840
    • Devon £840
    • Dorset £840
    • Somerset £840
    • Wiltshire £840
    Wales
    • Anglesey £360
    • Brecon £420
    • Caernarvonshire £300
    • Cardiff £420
    • Cardigan £420
    • Carmarthen £420
    • Denbigh £360
    • Flint £360
    • Glamorgan £420
    • Monmouth £420
    • Pembroke £420
    • Wrexham £300
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £600
    • Gloucestershire £600
    • Herefordshire £600
    • Shropshire £600
    • Staffordshire £600
    • Warwickshire £600
    • Worcestershire £600

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    FAQs

    What are your standard performance times?
    2 x 45 minute sets - We can also do  3 x 45 minute sets for an extra fee. Longer sets are negotiable on request.

    How much time do you require to set up and sound check?
    If we are providing PA, an hour. If not, 30 minutes is fine.

    How much Stage space do you require?
    Duo set : 2.m x 2mTrio set: 3m x 3m
    Solo set: 2m x 2m

    How many electrical sockets do you require?
    1 x 13 amp socket, we will provide any necessary extension leads.

    What is your full line-up and instrumentation?
    Duo - Vocals, Acoustic GuitarTrio - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Cajon 
    Solo - Acoustic Guitar

    Are you fully self-contained with your own PA & Lighting?
    We have a high quality Mackie PA and mixing desk, plus lighting.

    Are you fully insured?
    Yes, all our equipment is fully PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance.

    Are you able to learn requests and at what extra charge (if any)?
    Yes, we can learn two songs for free as long as we have up to two weeks notice. Any additional songs will incur a small fee.

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