The Dengie Duo

Myself, and Angela Gardner operate as a Duo. We both sing and harmonise while I play guitar and Angela plays percussion (tambourine, various shakers). She is currently learning the Ukulele. We perform at all sorts of venues and have travelled all over Essex, London the South of England onto the Channel Islands and also do lots of work in Holland.

We have a catalogue of over 2000 songs covering all eras. In the last two years we have been doing loads of work in Residential homes and Day Centres. Obviously for these gigs we concentrate more on 50's 60's and 70's music with some old time london sing alongs plus war songs, dependant on what's required. Plus plenty of Christmas songs for when it's the festive season. We also play with many other musicians. For instance the second video shows us with another guitarist as a trio called Stuck In The Middle, but it shows the type of performance we also do as a duo. We principally work as a duo and prefer to when entertaining the elderly. We obviously ask a higher fee from Clubs and Pubs but do a very much reduced rate when playing for Pensioners during the day. I can also do these gigs as a soloist if needed so cancellations from our end are extremely unlikely.

Please note, the Facebook website I gave only just went up online and is still under construction.

Act Details

Name: The Dengie Duo
Type of act: Double acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Comedy | Dance | Music - Ballads | Music - Country & Western | Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Music Hall | Variety Entertainment
Equipment required: If the venue is small we play acoustically, if it's large we need just one plug point. We can supply the sound system.
Performance length: Anything from an hour to 3 Hours, dependant on what's required
Fee charged: If local for OAP places. £40 to £50 for the first hour, negotiable afterwards (£51 - £75)
Locations: Regional service (Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk).
Booking notice: If we're free we can do it the following day
Days of week: Any day... Monday afternoons are sometimes a problem as I teach guitar in a local school.
Contact Details
Jon Greaves, 42 Cherry Orchard, Southminster, Essex, CM0 7HE.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home Southminster Residential Home Southminster CM0 7EW
Care home Legra Residential Care Home Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2JY