Susie - Vocalist - made her solo singing debut aged 7. She learned her craft in the Theatre. Credits include Mama Morton in Chicago, Rizzo in Grease and Anita in West Side Story. After which she became lead singer in the award winning soft rock Band 'The Wishing Chair.' This success was followed by a period touring the UK as part of an 80's Tribute act and now she is following her true roots of jazz/blues/swing music as vocalist in Smooth Duo. She also appears regularly as a Supporting Artist in TV's Emmerdale.
Andy - Multi instrumentalist - enjoyed success in the Indie band 'The Machines.' He then performed with his own jazz trio and backed various Artistes. He trained as an actor (LAMDA) & financed his studies by working as a session musician. He appeared in numerous TV shows, including Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes and Playing the Field but his love of music led him back to full time playing. He was part of a successful Soul Band, then later an 80's Tribute act both touring the UK extensively. He has now returned to his jazz/blues/swing roots in Smooth Duo. He also appears regularly as a Supporting Artist in TV's Emmerdale.
Sophisticated, professional and chilled, Susie & Andy are a class act. Perfect in a lounge, over dinner or with canapes. Particularly good if your Wedding ceremony is being held in the same room as your reception. They can play for your Guests before the Bridal party arrive and play again during the period when the ceremony room is being re-arranged for the wedding breakfast/dinner.
SMOOTH DUO specialise in cool background music with a hint of jazz, blues and swing. They bring you a selection of music from the Great American Songbook and the cocktail jazz club era plus some 80's classics in that lounge jazz style, designed to appeal to a wide variety of tastes.
They usually play 2 x 45 minutes of easy listening music but they can tailor the length of set to suit your event. They can also play background music during their breaks. Smooth classic songs with melody, meaning which evoke feelings, stir emotions and create a relaxed vibe.
Susie's rich, soothing contralto voice is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald or Alison Moyet. And although Andy plays Alto Sax, not Tenor, his style will remind you of the great Ben Webster. Andy is skilled on a variety of instruments including Bongos, Keyboards/Piano/ Vibes/ Jazz Organ and Blues Harmonica.
SMOOTH DUO have opened for many 'name' acts, including The Osmond Brothers, Ken Dodd, Russell Watson, Billy Ocean, Lulu, the National Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Lance Ellington and Paul Potts.
They played live at the Granada TV studios for the cast and crew of Coronation Street after the iconic live 50th Anniversary episode and also for the cast and crew of Emmerdale. Yet their prices are surprisingly reasonable.
Concessions for block bookings and venues within 100 miles radius.