Melissa Whitehead & Andy Watt

Sidney Grove, Fenham, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5PD Fenham (Tyne and Wear) Map
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About Melissa Whitehead & Andy Watt

Melissa Whitehead and Andy Watt are an experienced fiddle and guitar duo that offer wedding music services in Tyne & Wear. Though usually hired as a duo, they can expand to a trio or quartet upon request. Their repertoire consists of traditional and modern Scottish, Irish, and Northumbrian folk music and they can learn new songs if requested far enough in advance.

Experience

As graduates of the Newcastle University folk degree, they specialise in the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland and England. They have performed throughout the UK at weddings, including in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham and have played at venues such as Jesmond Dene House, Wynyard Hall and Newton Hall.

Services offered

Melissa and Andy offer their music services during the wedding ceremony and as background music during the meal. They can also provide a ceilidh afterwards if requested. Their list of pop repertoire is constantly updated and currently include songs by Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Christina Perri and the Beatles. They work closely with their clients to choose the perfect music for the occasion and can arrange specific pieces of music upon request.

  • Price From £300
  • Services Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, other
  • Styles Regional, latest hits, pop, folk, other
  • Type Duet
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More information about Melissa Whitehead & Andy Watt

  • What is included in the wedding package?
    We perform background music during your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast or evening function
  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    As far in advance as possible. This will ensure the best organisation and availability
  • Size of group:
    Small (2 - 3 musicians)
  • Repertoire:
    A selection of favourite pop songs including Ed Sheeran and John Legend or folk & traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and England. We can perform either style or a mix of both if you prefer!
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Given notice we can arrange a couple of your favourite pop songs or folk & traditional tunes
  • Experience:
    We are both graduates on Newcastle University where we each gained a first for performance. We have played at numerous weddings in the UK, as well as at festivals and concert halls
  • Do you have your own equipment?
    Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
    No
  • Are you able to travel?
    Yes, areas within an hours travel of Newcastle Upon Tyne including Northumberland and County Durham
  • Is there a charge for traveling?
    Yes, travel expenses will be included in your quote and are based on the mileage and travel time in order to reach your venue
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    No
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Alone
  • What is the length of time of the act?
    For a drinks reception or wedding breakfast we typically play for 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. For an evening function we would usually arrange 2 x 45 minute sets. This is flexible based on your day
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
    30-45 minutes. We usually play acoustically and just need 2 armless chairs and somewhere safe to store our instrument cases
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    No
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Payment must be made in advance of the event either by bank transfer or cheque

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