Wedding Singers To Hire Chester, Warrington, Cheshire Soul and Motown
The Distance formed in 2011 and have quickly established ourselves as one of the UK's leading vocal duos. We have performed at functions large and small all over the world and our constant attention to detail has earned us a reputation for excellence and reliability.
With a repertoire spanning many genres over many decades, we are flexible enough to adapt our performance style to suit the mood. So whether it's quiet and tasteful background music performed with just a guitar and two vocals, or a full on party complete with backing tracks, stage lighting and a powerful 6000watt PA system capable of filling the largest function room, you can be sure The Distance will deliver a great performance that your guests will love.
Mat and Sophie share lead vocal duties, each complimenting the other with intricate harmonies and bringing the party to your guests. Our party sets are lively and entertaining, featuring popular classics like Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry), 9 To 5 (Dolly Parton) and Jailhouse Rock (The Blues Brothers' version - obviously) as well as modern hits like Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon), Domino (Jessie J) and Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain).
For a more subtle ambiance such as a wedding breakfast or champagne reception, our acoustic set is packed full of well known songs like More Than Words (Extreme), I Don't Want To Talk About It (Rod Stewart) and Rhythm Is A Dancer (Snap) all performed in an evocative, low-fi style.
Wondering what happens when we're off stage? Usually a DJ will keep the music going with a disco in between sets. But if this isn't in your budget, The Distance will provide the disco courtesy of a laptop bursting with thousands of songs from all genres. Classics like Oops Upside Your Head, Living On A Prayer and Dancing Queen, as well as modern hits like Moves Like Jagger, Mr Brightside and Crazy In Love are guaranteed to get even the most curmudgeonly old uncle off their seat and onto the dancefloor.
Your wedding day is an important event into which you'll put a lot of time, effort and planning. That's why we aim to make booking your wedding entertainment as easy and simple as possible.
From the most intimate evening party with just your closest friends and family, to a full-on, all-day blowout, The Distance can provide great entertainment at an individually tailored price, sending your guests home with songs in their hearts and blisters on their feet!
Your wedding breakfast should be just as entertaining as your reception and live music while you dine is one of life’s little luxuries. The Distance have been wowing audiences for a couple of years now with their beautifully sparse renditions of well-known, as well as more esoteric songs like ‘More Than Words’, ‘Valerie’ and ‘Sloop John B’. Each song is lovingly arranged for guitar and vocals, giving a wonderfully stripped-back, evocative feel. We keep it nice and quiet during the wedding breakfast so your guests don’t have to struggle to chat – although there have been occasions where the audience has been so responsive that we couldn’t help but rock it up a little with acoustic versions of ‘You Never Can Tell’ or ‘Help!’ by the good old Beatles. Our wedding breakfast set consists of 75mins of live acoustic music which can also be split into 2 or more sets depending on the number of courses your guests have to get through.
Our usual performance consists of 100 minutes of live music which can be split into 2,3 or 4 ‘sets’ depending on the way you want your evening to run. Generally 2X55 min sets is ideal but we’re totally flexible with our set lengths and timing. Our full repertoire is available on request and contains dozens of great songs from all genres and eras including Rock, Pop, Swing/BigBand and Acoustic. We’ll choose the best songs for your day based on the age, gender and mood of the crowd and because of the way we run our show, we can switch effortlessly between styles during our performance; crooning the dulcet tones of ‘Mack The Knife’ one minute before cranking up the energy level with Aretha’s ‘Respect’ or belting out ‘Sex On Fire’ or ‘Get Your Rocks Off’ to get the boys away from the bar and onto the dance floor. Example Set Lists are available on request.
If you want something really special to accompany those first precious moments of your life to come, then contact us in plenty of time and we’ll do everything we can to make sure we’re able to perform the song either with a backing track so that it sounds just the way you’re used to hearing it, or acoustically with just guitar and vocal harmonies. And don’t worry, if we don’t think we can do the song justice with 2 guitars and we’re unable to find a quality backing track, we’ll tell you. Our reputation is what keeps clients coming back time and time again and we want things to stay that way.
We LOVE working with a separate DJ, but if your budget won’t allow it we can offer a fantastic semi-automated disco full of great music from all genres and that will keep the party rocking when we’re not onstage. Over the past few years we’ve amassed a huge library of songs on our trusty laptop, from sure-fire dancefloor fillers like ‘Love Shack’ and ‘Hey Baby’ to hard-rock classics like ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘Poison’... and even some horrendously cheesy stuff like ‘YMCA’ (Say what you like, but it rarely fails) or ‘Cha Cha Slide’. If we played every song we have back to back, it would take 5 weeks of continuous playing to get through it all! Our DJ service includes the playing of your First Dance as well as any special requests you may have for your disco music. If you’re the type who likes to pick the songs yourself, then feel free to send us as many songs as you like in MP3 or WAV format, and we’ll have them ready in their own specific folder on our system ready for your big day.