Frequently Asked Questions
How much space does the duo need?
Approximately 2m x 2m for the perfect layout.
Which areas do you cover?
We are based in London but can travel anywhere in the UK or abroad. Many of our bookings are in the Home Counties. We do not charge for travel within 15 miles of UB5 4RW. For further afield there is a small fee to cover travel costs.
Do you have specific requirements on the day?
Yes. We need two armless chairs, enough space to play (approx. 2m x 2m) and a standard power socket at the performance area (for a small amp). We will provide the music stands and music pads. We also require non-alcohol refreshments for the duration.
Do you play outside?
We often play outside, if the weather conditions are good. In such cases, the performance area needs to be shaded to protect our instruments from direct sunlight. If it is windy, we will try to be as flexible as possible in rearranging the music in our stands. We regret not being able to play outside if it is raining or cold, even when shelter is provided.
Are you able to move between venues?
Yes, we often perform for the ceremony in one location followed by the drinks reception in another. Travel time between locations is included within the booked times.
Do you take a break at all?
We usually break for 5 to 10 minutes per hour. We are happy to move breaks earlier or later to coincide with speeches etc.
What time do you arrive at the venue on the date of the event?
We will typically arrive 45 minutes before the time we are due to start, to ensure we have time to set up, tune and get ready to play.
What happens if our event runs late or overruns?
We understand that every event is unique and in the case of weddings, they tend to overrun! We are normally happy to play for a maximum of 15 minutes for free in these cases (eg. bride arriving late to the venue, the speaker coming late, dinner overrunning, etc), and always subject to our own personal commitments. However, if it runs for longer we will have to charge a fee depending on the time. If you are unsure of how long the event will go on for, let us know and we will work with you to give you the best solution.
What happens if you are already booked for the date?
It is not the first time we have been required for more than one occasion on a particular day. We will let you know whether it is possible for us to commit to your event, and if we cannot, we can suggest to you other top-quality ensembles we have worked with in the past.
What do you wear?
We are happy to tailor our dress code to best suit your event. Please let us know of any special requirements. Otherwise we will wear smart suits and dresses, typically black.
Can I choose the music?
Yes! We will work with you in choosing the music for the event that you are booking us for.
How do we book you?
Simply get in touch! You can send us a message using the link button below or call Elliot on 07904 071 776. Please include as many details of the event as possible. This will enable us to give you a tailored quote for your event. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you decide to have us play, we will inform you of how to proceed with the booking.
"Thanks so much for playing at the wedding, the ceremony music was so lovely, and I'll never forget walking down the aisle to that song!"
Rachel & Will, July 2018
"The duo were brilliant! The music was beautiful and elegant and perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception. They helped to create a warm, uplifting atmosphere and all the guests commented on how great they were. Highly recommend!"
Catherine & Elzo, June 2018
"Your arrangements were wonderful. We absolutely loved it all and couldn't have asked for anything more!"
Alex & Beth, August 2018
"The Silvermere Duo made our wedding day very special. They were courteous, professional, and excellent musicians. They learned a couple of songs at our request and played them perfectly. We couldn't have asked for anything more!"
Alex & Emily, March 2017
"They were superb - punctual, smartly dressed and excellent performers. I would recommend them to anyone."
John & Isobel, May 2018
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony. It was perfect and exactly what we wanted."
Kevin & Stu, May 2016
"Thanks very much for your duo's music at our wedding reception! We received many compliments from guests about how good you guys were."
Shirin & Pav, June 2016