The Distance Duo Hire From £575
We have a huge passion for creating live acoustic music and love performing for crowds all over the UK. If you're looking for a live duo with a great acoustic sound we might be just what you're after...
We met back in 2009 and joined forces to create vocal harmonies with guitars, keys, ukulele, harmonica, hand percussion and, of course, our trusty loop pedals to add that 'bigger than you expect' sound when it's needed! We're versatile with our shows style and intensity, ranging from soulful background accompaniment to a more upbeat approach with percussive beats and big vocal effects.
Feel free to take a look around our site. If you have any questions or would like to check if we're available for your date get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!
Soph & Mat x
Take On Me
All I Have To Do Is Dream
Birdhouse In Your Soul
Running Up That Hilll
It Must Be Love
Big Yello Taxi
" A wedding must! Really enjoyed watching, listening and dancing to the The Distance at my Sister's wedding, something for everyone and they got the crowd going all night "
Thomas Maughan - 28th Jul, 2019
" Sophie and Mat are amazing! Brilliant music, fabulous people - so talented! "
Marta May - 12th May, 2019
" Hired this duo to play at my daughters wedding reception an they were fabulous. They sang songs from all eras, upbeat to slow. All of the guests were impressed, young and old. They helped make the day even more special. "
Julie N - 25th Apr, 2019
" Brilliantly original acoustic duo - The Distance are absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend these guys for your wedding band. "
Stephen McGowan - 3rd Mar, 2019
For your convenience we have put together a list of questions we are most frequently asked.
- How do I confirm my date? ↓
If you would like to book The Distance, we will need your full address and contact details along with your venue address. We will then send over a contract with full terms and conditions included. This will need to be signed and returned along with a single, non-refundable booking fee of £150 payable via BACS.
- Can I use the band's PA system for speeches etc? ↓
Unfortunately we can't offer this for reasons of hygiene, but your venue will be more than happy to provide you with aplification should you need it. If they are unable to do this, we are more than happy to recommend an audio/visual company for toasts, speeches etc.
- Do you have PAT testing and PLI insurance? ↓
Yes, We are fully insured until 9pm. if your venue requires a certificate for either of the above, please let us know and we'll be sure to send this over via email.
- What are your power requirements? We require 2/3 independent 13 amp sockets. Details will be included on the contract. ↓
We require 2/3 independent 13 amp sockets in order to use vocal and guitar effects like delay and harmony, but if you want us to play purely acoustic with just guitar and vocals, we can use a battery powere amp, meaning there will be no wall-power required.
Details will be included on the contract.
- Do your quotes include travel expenses? ↓
Yes, all quotes include travel expenses.
- Can I have a recording of my first dance, before the wedding? ↓
Provided we have enough notice, yes this is possible! The cost involved will be an additional £100 to cover studio time.
- Can you perform our first dance live? ↓
Yes, either you can chose a song from our existing setlist or pick a new song for us to learn, We'll need at least 2 months notice for your first dance choice.
- Can we choose a few songs for you to perform? ↓
You're welcome to send over a few of your favourite songs from our repertoire and we will try to include as many as possible into our sets for you. As a band we alter our set to suit the audience to ensure everyone has an amazing time.
- How long do you play for? ↓
We perform for Up to four songs of your choice for the wedding ceremony, 1 hour for the drinks reception, and 1 hour during wedding breakfast. We can also learn and perform your first dance if you desire.
You can book us for some or all of the above and price will reflect this.
- How long does it take you to set up? ↓
We will need a minimum of 1 hour to set up and sound-check. This is essential to ensure that our performance is of the highest quality.
- How much space do you require? ↓
How much space do you require?
We need a minimum of 4m x 3m performance space for live looping, but smaller spaces will be fine for purely acoustic music.
Duo Quick Summary
The Distance are a professional live music acoustic, country, indie, pop, rock, soul cover duo for hire based in Oldham, Lancashire but available for bookings across many areas of the UK. (see the areas covered tab)
The Distance will perform gigs at a number of venues and events which include birthday/anniversaries, charities, corporate functions, festivals, funerals, general parties and weddings.
If you are interested in hiring The Distance for your special event please use the e-mail form provided on this page for direct access.