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The Velvet Penguins

The Velvet Penguins

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Location London
Starting from £3720
3 Reviews

The Velvet Penguins are the musical comedy duo whose mischievous lyrics 10 Downing Street tried to censor… Until they had the PM dancing!

  • Highlights
  • Highly-experienced London-based act
  • Performance schedule can be flexible to suit your event
  • Trio option available

About


Unlikely love-children of the Footlights and college choirs, this classically-trained duo write and perform ‘face-achingly funny' songs, backed by sizzling jazz piano. Troubadours for the Twitter age, they have featured several times on BBC Radio - and were selected for BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy Club’s Pick of The Year.

From Berkeley Square to Barbados, Piccadilly to Portofino, they are fast becoming the toast of the most marvellous parties around the world.

Repertoire


First Set (15 minutes, pre-pudding)

  • La Donna E Mobile
    Our millennial-friendly translation of the opera classic
  • Just One Drink?
    A highly relatable cautionary tale of midweek drinking
  • Food, Laborious Food!

Second Set (15 minutes, post-pudding)

  • Salisbury
    A Russian folk song about a certain ‘wonderful town’
  • Air: on a G-String
    Our setting to words of J. S. Bach’s masterpiece
  • Pourquoi le Brexît?
    Jean-Claude Juncker & Michel Barnier duet to ‘My Way' 
Line-Up

  • Duo - 2 x vocals, piano (standard)
  • Trio - 2 x vocals, piano, double bass, drums

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Diane Paxman

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Hampshire
5/5

Thank you for Saturday... Everyone thought you were fabulous!


AM

Event: Private Party
Location: London
5/5

The Velvet Penguins were great fun - very talented and extremely nice. They were a great addition to our party.


Catherine Burgess

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cambridgeshire
5/5

The Velvet Penguins are superb musicians and entertaining performers. Their voices blend seamlessly together, enabling them to cover any track with ease. Their natural rapport, both with each other and their audience, is hugely endearing. Their real talent lies in their gently satirical re-writing of lyrics to well-known songs. These pieces showcase their style – a harmonious blend of intelligent wit and innate musicality, performed with elegance and irreverence. This combination makes them a fantastic addition to any party. They are talented, charming and reliable – I would highly recommend 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 £3720
    • Norfolk £3720
    • Norwich £3720
    • Suffolk £3720
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £3720
    • Leicestershire £3720
    • Lincolnshire £3720
    • Northamptonshire £3720
    • Nottinghamshire £3720
    • Rutland £3720
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £4340
    • Rest of the world £4960
    North East
    • Durham £3720
    • East Yorkshire £3720
    • Leeds £3720
    • North Yorkshire £3720
    • Northumberland £3720
    • South Yorkshire £3720
    • Tyne and Wear £3720
    • West Yorkshire £3720
    • Yorkshire £3720
    North West
    • Cheshire £3720
    • Cumbria £3720
    • Lancashire £3720
    • Liverpool £3720
    • Manchester £3720
    • Merseyside £3720
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £3720
    • Ayrshire £3720
    • Dumfriesshire £3720
    • Dundee £3720
    • East Lothian £3720
    • Edinburgh £3720
    • Fife £3720
    • Glasgow £3720
    • Inverness £3720
    • Lanarkshire £3720
    • Midlothian £3720
    • Perth £3720
    • Stirlingshire £3720
    • Sutherland £3720
    • West Lothian £3720
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £3720
    • Berkshire £3720
    • Buckinghamshire £3720
    • East Sussex £3720
    • Essex £3720
    • Hampshire £3720
    • Hertfordshire £3720
    • Isle of Wight £3720
    • Kent £3720
    • London £3720
    • Middlesex £3720
    • Oxfordshire £3720
    • Surrey £3720
    • Sussex £3720
    • West Sussex £3720
    South West
    • Bath £3720
    • Bristol £3720
    • Cornwall £3720
    • Devon £3720
    • Dorset £3720
    • Somerset £3720
    • Wiltshire £3720
    Wales
    • Anglesey £3720
    • Brecon £3720
    • Caernarvonshire £3720
    • Cardiff £3720
    • Cardigan £3720
    • Carmarthen £3720
    • Denbigh £3720
    • Flint £3720
    • Glamorgan £3720
    • Monmouth £3720
    • Pembroke £3720
    • Wrexham £3720
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £3720
    • Gloucestershire £3720
    • Herefordshire £3720
    • Shropshire £3720
    • Staffordshire £3720
    • Warwickshire £3720
    • Worcestershire £3720

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    FAQs

    Do you offer extras such as DJ service, extra musicians etc?
    As standard we offer a keyboardist. For an additional £750 we offer a double bassist and drummer for our 'trio' option.

    Do you have your own PA and sound equipment?
    From experience, it works best if you arrange for a sound technician to provide a piano/keyboard, 2 microphones, and a ‘PA’ / amplification system, and to control the levels during the performance. For smaller venues/audiences, amplification might not be necessary- this can be discussed; however, we can provide at an additional cost if necessary.

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