One Inch Punch ... minus the Drums and Bass! This Piano and Guitar duo punch well above their weight with high energy rhythm parts and vocal harmonies all the way. Fantastic for a Friday Night Sing-a-Long down in your local pub, but equally great in the living room of a packed house party a festival stage or playing acoustic folk and jazz for background music.
They play everything from classic anthems like Born To Run and American Pie, to gentle acoustic folk classics such as The Sounds of Silence and Ed Sheeran's The A Team. Whether its Jazz, Rock, Folk, Blues and Beyond, Drum 'n' Bassless will adapt their set to suit your event. More video and recordings are coming very soon, but you can see more of Daf (solo) as THE PIANO MAN, and you can hear Dave's great playing and singing on the ONE INCH PUNCH page.
I couldn't believe just two of you could get the place rocking like that. It was awesome. Thanks.
Sally & Carl's joint 30th House party
Thanks so much for helping make our party so special. I'm still feeling hoarse from all the singing along. We have recommended you to some other friends of ours so hope to see you again soon!
Jeff & Linda, Christmas party
We had such a fabulous evening. We thought you were just going to do some quiet background stuff – but in your second set everyone was well up for it and the living room floor was packed. Thanks so much, it was great!
Ken and Sheila, 40th birthday party
What is the price?Costs will vary according to distance travelled and the time required. However the following are guide to prices within an hour travel distance of Portsmouth and allowing one hour arrival/set up time. Playing one hour before and during Wedding Ceremony £150 - £200 Playing two hours at wedding reception £175-200 Combined ceremony and reception £275-350 Playing 2 hour evening event £175 - £250
What songs do you play?I am constantly learning new songs and changing set lists. All music and songs are performed from memory. I also design and alter my set lists as I play in order to respond to the mood. If it feels like the mood demands a livelier song, then I'll play one! Here is a guideline of songs I might play for different situations, however they are all interchangeable according to the mood. They are all in my head, so I don't need to spend a long time 'looking them up'! All songs can be performed with or without vocals. SMOOTH 'COCKTAIL' JAZZ It Had to be You: Come Fly with me; Love is Here to Stay; The Girl form Ipanema; Misty; Fly me to the Moon; I Get a Kick out of You; Sway: Beyond the Sea; Copacabana; New York State of Mind; Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head; Blue Eyes; Thank you for the Music; Yesterday; Michelle; All of Me. BLUES & SWING Can't Buy me Love; Lady Madonna; Hallelujah I Love her so; Billy Jean; Stuck In the Middle With You; Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Killer Queen; Wake Me Up Before you Go Go; Waterloo; Shine; Pina Colada Song. SHOW SONGS Memory; Music of the Night; Close Every Door; Any Dream Will Do; I Dreamed a Dream; Master of the House; Food Glorious Food; As Long as He Needs Me; Wouldn't it Be Lovely; If I Were a Bell; A Million Dreams; You Will be Found; Let it Go; Send in the Clowns; Seasons of Love. LIVELY & SING-A-LONG/LIVE KARAOKE Video Killed the Radio Star; Lola; Rolling in the Deep; Wonderwall; Hotel California; American Pie; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Killer Queen; We are the Champions; Mr Brightside; Weather with You; Let it Go; Life on Mars; Uptown Girl; New York State of Mind; Too Good to be True; Mamma Mia; Waterloo; Dancing Queen; Copacabana; Stuck in the Middle; Summer of 69; Don't Stop Believing; Message in a Bottle; Come on Eileen; Shine; 500 Miles; Oliver's Army; Born to Run; Pina Colada Song; Pinball Wizard; Sweet Caroline; Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow; Brown Eyed Girl; Jolene; Stand By Me; Wonderful World; Rehab; Dancing in the Dark; Angels: Billy Jean; I Wanna Dance with Somebody; I will survive; You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling WEDDING SONGS Falling in Love With You; Something; God only knows; Perfect; All of Me; We’ve Only Just Begun; To Make You Feel My Love; Too Good to be True; One Day Like This; Angels; Always a Woman; Your Song; Wonderful World; You are the Sunshine of My Life; Have I told You Lately; Fix You.
Where do you travel to?I am based between Portsmouth and Winchester. Travel times of up to an hour and half are quite standard but I'm happy to quote to travel anywhere.
Do we need to provide a piano for you?No. As you see from the film, I play an electric piano inside a wooden piano 'shell'. You would barely know however from a small distance, and it creates the impression of a lovely small baby grand piano. This means it can be easily transported to your venue and set up in a very small space. It also means that the sound can be put thought a fairly large PA system if required meaning that the music will be easily heard even in larger rooms.
Can we ask you to play our favourite songs and pieces of music?I'm very happy to learn and play some of your favourite songs. However if an extensive list of new songs and music is requested then an additional 'rehearsal' fee will need to be added.
How long will it take to set up?Assuming there is good access to the performance area, it should take a maximum of 30 minutes between arrival at the venue and performance. I would always plan to arrive at least one hour before I am required to play.
How loud will it be?As the sound it going through a PA system, the music can be as loud or as quiet as you require. Usually the music is for atmosphere whilst people are chatting and drinking, so it will not be adjusted accordingly.
Can you play recorded music for dancing later?Yes I can! The piano and vocals are going through a small but very powerful PA, which can be easily tucked out of sight. If you want a 'disco' later on, The PA is powerful enough for rooms of up to 300 people! You can give me your playlists if you want, or I can play the music through your own device (phone/laptop etc) I also have a range of lights and can bring these too to create great dance-floor atmosphere.