Description of the Band and the Type of Music we Play
Gemini is an experienced guitar duo playing swinging jazz standards with vocals. Mike plays the guitar and the guitar synthesiser and John plays the guitar and provides the vocals. This is the core band but we are happy to add additional players such as drums, double bass and/or saxophone should this be required.
We specialise in providing a good mix of jazz standards selected from the music of the great songwriters. Its the music of Frank Sinatra, George Shearing, Billy Joel, Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tony Bennett, Fats Waller and many others, with some Blues and Country included for good measure.
Our library contains well over 500 titles and they are all tunes that most audiences will recognise. Although we play these tunes in a jazz style – ranging from fast swing, through Latin American styles, to cool ballads – we aim to make them both pleasing to listen to and interesting – but not so interesting that our audiences wonder where the tune went !!
We are also aware that many audiences find most bands too loud for comfort - so we always play at a level to suit our audience and to permit them to have a conversation whilst we are playing.
It is always difficult to describe the style of a band, which is why we encourage people to come and hear us where possible before making a booking. Some short examples of our style are given on this website. We would also be pleased to meet you and play you some live recordings that we have recently made to demonstrate our style.
What Type of Engagements do we Perform ?
As a band Gemini has successfully played in a wide variety of situations including restaurants, hotel bars, corporate functions, wedding receptions, jazz clubs, sailing and golf clubs, private parties, social clubs, dances, promotional events, concerts etc.
In practice we will always advise you as to whether or not we will be suitable for your requirement - our aim is to ensure that your event is a success - it is only by keeping our customers happy that we obtain our future bookings.
How Much Will it Cost ?
Always a difficult question to answer because there is such a wide variation in the types of events at which we are asked to perform. However we have found that most people find that our charges are reasonable, and plainly we will happy to provide a written quotation as soon as we have details of your particular needs.
The Next Step ?
If you think you may have a requirement for our type of music please give me a call and I will be happy to arrange to meet you to discuss our capabilities in more detail.
At that stage we may be able to arrange for you to come and hear us, or to at least hear some of our sample live recordings.
If you decide to go ahead and book us then you will receive full written confirmation of your booking and can rest assured that we will treat your whole event in a professional and business-like manner.
I look forward to hearing from you - John Andrews
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