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City Duo

Music

Overview

  • Up tempo Acoustic Duo
  • Playing modern day tunes with a Gypsy Jazz Twist
  • Songs arranged on request!!
  • Perfect background music for all events - wedding ceremonies to corporate events

Location

City Duo are based in Glasgow but regularly play across Scotland and the UK

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets + Break

About this Act

City Duo is the collaboration of guitarists Tom Ion & Stuart Drever. Both professionally trained musicians they create a fun, energetic and original mix of popular tunes with a unique Jazz, Latin and Blues twist.

The music of the early 20s onwards created a very positive and upbeat atmosphere which the duo tries to express through their interpretations of popular music.

Think Django Reinhardt meets The Beatles.

Whatever your event, City Duo can tailor the Concert Programme to meet your needs.

Be it music for a themed party, wedding or background music for corporate events City Duo never fails to deliver with their up-tempo feel good music.

Tom is a highly skilled musician constantly striving for more. With a wide array of styles at his fingertips and an impressive repertoire consisting of original compositions.

Tom Ion is both a respected and in demand performer/educator of his instrument and has been an active member within music scenes, whilst also tutoring for local councils wherever he resides.

Since graduating with a Bmus(hons) in Jazz popular & Commercial music, Tom has toured extensively throughout the UK in a number of musical projects ranging from folk to rock through to jazz. Tom now performs regularly around Glasgow in a number of diverse ensembles.

Stuart Drever is an established and well rounded guitarist, educator and performer. He is building on a wealth of playing experience ranging from club/function bands to collaborations involving various musical styles with singers, bands and other renowned instrumentalists. He also performs as a solo finger-style guitarist showcasing great skills at various events. These and other musical experiences are supported by formal academic musical qualifications.

Set List

Set 1 - Popular Songs/Uptempo

Hotel California - The Eagles
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Supestition - Stevie Wonder
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Spain - Chick Corea
Gigalo - Antonio Forcione
When You’re Smiling - Mark Fisher, Larry Shay
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Set 2 - Jazz Standards/Ballads

Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
West Coast Blues - Wes Montgomery
In France - Classical/Ballad
Looi’s Tune - Classical/Ballad
Dream a Little Dream - Schwandt/Andree/Kahn
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
Revelation - Robben Ford
Skating In Central Park - John Lewis

More pieces/songs we do:

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Hound Dog - Elvis
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Hailey
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes
Bring Me Sunshine - Arthur Kent (Morcambe & Wise)
Mellow Annie’s Song - John Denver
The Water is Wide - James Taylor
Swing 59/Pink Panther - Charlie Byrd/Henry Mancini Music
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Only You - Flying Pickets
Cannonball - Damien Rice
You Do Something to Me - Paul Weller
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Edelweiss Rodgers + Hammerstein
Mr Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
The Rose - Amanda McBroom
(Sittin On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Local Hero - Dire Straits
Making Memories of Us - Keith Urban
Fields of Gold - Sting
When You Say Nothing at All - Alison Krauss
My Girl - The Temptations
Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
Take Five/Rising Sun/Greensleeves - Dave Brubeck
James Bond Theme Tune - Monty Norman
I’ve Just Seen a Face
I Feel Fine
Help Beatles
Drive My Car
When I’m 64
Yesterday
Norwegian Wood
Here Comes the Sun
Day Tripper
Lady Madonna
My Love is like a Red Red Rose - Robert Burns
Ae Fond Kiss - Robert Burns
Scotland the Brave - Scottish
Mairis Wedding - Scottish
We’re No Awa Ti Bide Awa - Scottish
Loch Lomond - Scottish
Amazing Grace - Christian Hymn
Danny Boy - Irish
Freight Train - American/Elizabeth Cotton
Wildwood Flower - American
House of the Rising Sun - American
Bouree J.S. Bach Music
Minuet in G J.S. Bach Music
Malaguena Ernesto Lecuona Music

Lineup

  • All Acoustic Guitar Duo thrashing out popular modern day tunes and jazz standards with an uptempo swing feel.

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