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Ali: Male Vocals, Cajon (Spanish box drum) - Frances: Female Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
From literally performing on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to weddings in Hunter Valley wineries, from a packed out festival performance in Sydney’s Domain, to an intimate backyard surprise engagement dinner, Sydney Acoustic Duo have performed all over Sydney in all types of events!
Frances and Ali formed the duo in 2013 and since have played together at over 350 events now, including almost 200 weddings. With so much experience with weddings, they can be your personal wedding music planners to remove the stress of planning your perfect wedding music list. The in demand duo are trusted and continually used by some of the largest international and Australian companies and have an endless list of rave review from many happy clients. They are also frequently performing at exhibitions, festivals, corporate events/functions and many smaller private events like engagements and birthdays.
Some of the more notable venues in Sydney that they have performed at: On top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (yes really!), The Sydney Opera House, The Domain The Dome at Sydney Olympic Park, The Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney Tower, Randwick Racecourse, The Venue and The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MCA).
No event is too big or too small. With a fantastic (and large!) repertoire under their belts they offer a mixture of modern pop, classics and folk. You will hear many of your favourite tracks uniquely acoustified and made perfect for your wedding, next party, function or event.
We are professional musicians who have dedicated our lives to doing this and genuinely love what we do. We have played at over 100 weddings and even more events and parties. When comparing us to other duos, look for the important things:
✔ We're both singers, so you will have amazing harmonies plus both Female and Male vocalists taking lead in singing the songs.
✔ We also offer proper percussion (cajon), not just a tambourine or shaker. This helps lift the vibe at events tremendously.
✔ Choosing the right songs for the right moments and also having amazing acoustic versions of songs is what makes all the difference. Our extensive musical and performing experience is why at almost every event we get complimented that the songs we played were just "perfect".
✔ Experience! Having a duo that's already done this hundreds of times makes a major difference to your event.
If Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 hour rule to success is anything to go by then Frances has just about finished her 10,000 hours. She lives and breathes music practically 12 hours a day!
Ronan Keating described Frances' musicianship a breath of fresh air. Red Foo said "Somebody get this girl signed to a label quick!". Natalie Basingthwaite said she really respects Frances as a musician for being out there living and breathing music and even spending hours a day busking just to get better and better at her craft. If you live in Sydney then there is a good chance you have seen her face somewhere.. it may have been at one of the numerous gigs and private functions she performs at weekly or at her street performances so many Sydney siders love and adore. It's actually not the endless hours of experience this young lady has under her belt that makes her a such a desirable act to have.. but the feeling and heart she puts into her performance.
What makes Ali special is the variety of roles he plays as a musician. He is a performer/composer/producer/music supervisor. Not a simple bedroom musician but a musician who has a deep understanding of music.
The side of Ali we get to see here is one in which he is very talented in. A very unique vocalist, he is able to fit into such a wide variety of music and genres and do it genuinely and has a voice that you simply will not hear anything like. After completing his Bachelor in Music, Ali still also spends time every year studying Flamenco in the deep Andalucian parts of Spain, which is why you will always see him sitting on a cajon (spanish drum) and adding rhythm and flare to the sound.