Young Lights are a vibrant and captivating acoustic duo, committed to delivering elegant high-class entertainment. They have extensive experience performing at weddings, corporate events and parties, with a repertoire ranging from Adele and Amy Winehouse to Drake and The 1975. Their intricate guitar work and flawless powerful vocals will keep your guests delighted and dancing all night.
Young Lights are comprised of Sophie on vocals and Gareth on guitar and backing vocals. Together they play a diverse and current covers repertoire perfect for any wedding, function or special occasion.
Sophie has been singing since the age of 11 and is a fully trained singer and musical theatre performer. She has years of experience performing in public and prior to Little Light was part of an unsigned indie band, writing and performing original music at venues across London.
Gareth is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and composer who has over a decade of professional experience. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he studied Jazz Performance at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since moving to London in 2012 he has performed throughout the UK at venues including The Hammersmith Apollo, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Since meeting in 2015, they have crafted their own unique sound as an acoustic duo, performing at various venues in and around London.
- Sophie - vocals, harmonica and percussion
- Gareth - guitar and backing vocals
- Adele - Rolling In The Deep
- Adele - Send My Love To Your New Lover
- Adele - Skyfall
- Amy Winehouse - Rehab
- Amy Winehouse - Valerie
- Ariana Grande - God Is A Woman
- Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up
- Birdie - Wings
- Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
- Camila Cabello - Havana
- Carrie Underwood - Heartbeat
- Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
- Chvrches - Mother We Share
- Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be
- Coldplay - The Scientist
- Coldplay - Yellow
- Craig David - Rendezvous
- Dolly Parton - Jolene
- Drake - One Dance
- Duffy - Mercy
- Ed Sheeran - A Team
- Ed Sheeran - I See Fire
- Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
- Ellie Goulding - Guns and Horses
- Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
- Eva Cassidy - Songbird
- Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
- Foxes - Clarity
- Haim - If I Could Change Your Mind
- James Bay - Hold Back The River
- James Bay - Let It Go
- John Legend - All Of Me
- Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
- Justin Bieber - Despacito
- Justin Timberlake - Senorita
- Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl
- Kodaline - A Love Like This
- KT Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree
- Lady Antebellum - Downtown
- Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness
- Lorde - Royals
- Maddie and Tae - Girl In A Country Song
- Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me
- Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
- Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E.
- Nora Jones - Turn Me On
- Paramore - Still Into You
- Passenger - Let Her Go
- Rihanna - Diamonds
- Ryann Darling - I Choose You
- Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
- Sam Smith - Stay With Me
- Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
- Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers
- Taylor Swift - Blank Space
- Taylor Swift - Style
- The 1975 - Sex
- The Chainsmokers - Paris
- The Civil Wars - I’ve Got This Friend
- The Civil Wars - Poison and Wine
- The Killers - Mr Brightside
- The Lumineers - Ho Hey
- The Music of Nashville - Makes No Sense
- Tim McGraw - How I'll Always Be
- Wiz Khalifa - See You Again
Absolutely fantastic. Communications and preparation was first class as was performance on the night. Venue was a pub which was limited on space and it worked perfectly. Young Lights tuned into the audience and got the vibe spot on. Also put up with my drunken Dad dancing! Thank you both!
How long do Young Lights take to set-up?
We can be set-up in under 30 minutes but we will always allow an hour to set-up.
What time do you play?
Normally we will play 2 or 3 sets, each 45 or 60 minutes in length. However, we can be flexible to play at whatever time and for however long suits you.
Are you able to provide music between sets?
Yes, we are able to provide music between sets via Spotify so your guests will be entertained all night. We can either put together a playlist ourselves or you can provide us with a list of your own song choices which we will be happy to play.
Do you have your own PA?
Yes, and this is included in the price.
Do you have all the equipment you need?
Yes, Young Lights will provide all the equipment they need.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Will you perform our first dance?
Yes, we would be delighted to. All we ask is for three weeks notice to learn it.
How much space do you require?
There is only 2 of us so 3m x 3m will be enough.
How much power do you require?
2 power sockets is all we need.
Do I need to provide food/drinks?
Ideally we would like soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. However this is not essential so if this is not possible please just let us know in advance and we will bring food and drink with us.
Can Young Lights tailor their style and performnce to my event?
Yes, our set list, playing times and even appearance can be altered to suit your event. Please just let us know in advance.
Will Young Lights play music that our guests can dance to?
Absolutely! Don't let the word 'acoustic' fool you! We are able to perform a lively and energetic set which will have your guests dancing and singing along all night.
Are you able to play outside?
Yes, we are more than happy to play outside. We only ask that in the event of rain a gazebo or marquee is provided to protect our equipment and instruments from the rain. 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 for your act?
Yes, parking is required for one car.
Can I choose songs from your set list and if so, how many?
Yes, you can choose as many songs from our set list as you like! Alternatively we can put together a suitable set list ourselves based on your guidance, i.e. that you want an upbeat set or a romantic set.
Are you happy to help with any announcements at events?
Absolutely, we are more than happy to help with announcements at events.
Can the band dress smart for weddings and other events that require it?
Absolutely – do let us know the dress code in advance so we can dress for the occasion.
Are you available for contact before the event?
Of course! You can contact us by email or telephone at any time to discuss finer details of your event.
Young Lights can tailor their set times to suit your event, but here are some set examples:
- 2 x 45 minutes
- 3 x 45 minutes
- 1 x 60 minutes
- 2 x 60 minutes
- 3 x 60 minutes
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.