About The Tonics – professional acoustic duo for hire in London and available throughout Europe
The Tonics are a friendly London-based duo that provide entertainment for weddings, corporate functions and private parties.
Using an assortment of loop stations, harmony pedals and other clever tricks, they create the atmosphere, sound and groove of a full five-piece band.
We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Chateau Lagorce in France, Tenuta di Papena in Italy, Fort George in Croatia and Chaucer Barn in Gresham, UK.
We are both London-based session musicians who have completed degrees in Music. We have been working professionally for several years, and our duo formed in early 2014.
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The Tonics is one of our proudest projects, and we guarantee to get your crowd dancing and your party moving.
Our standard set time is 2 x 50-min sets with 10/15 min break in between.
So if you're looking for an acoustic duo in London or South East England to add the magic touch to your wedding reception, corporate event or party, get in touch with The Tonics.
The Tonics also perform throughout the UK and internationally, but a travel charge will apply for such bookings.
They are a particularly popular option for destination weddings in Europe.
The duo has just been booked on FixTheMusic for weddings in Lake Como, Italy, at the L'Abbaye-Chateau de Camon near Carcassonne, France and also in Cyprus, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
They also work closely with a professional DJ and cajon player and can perform together to provide an entire evening of entertainment.
We can also add a sax player to the duo, which is perfect for events where a larger sound is required.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
"The Tonics did an amazing job! Very professional, confident personalities and exceeded our expectations. I would definitely book them again. Fun & upbeat music which added life and soul to our 40th birthday party. Everyone commented on how good they were. Many Thanks, Mark."
"My partner and I searched long and hard for a suitable band to travel to France for our wedding in Morzine. We wanted a small band to keep costs down, but one that packed a punch, that played a wide variety of music and that got everyone on the dance floor. We certainly got that with The Tonics. They were nothing short of BRILLIANT! We requested a trio - the duo plus a cajon player (drummer). Everything from the communications pre the big day, to learning my aisle walk song, and the performances on the wedding day itself were perfect. Her voice was amazing and the musicians were extremely talented. Their sample videos don’t do them justice. We really appreciated their flexibility - they were able to perform a set for the ceremony, a chilled out daytime hour during the drinks reception and then a party set in the evening - they had all bases covered and meant we had fantastic music throughout. They were true professionals but also a lot of fun! All our guests raved about them. Book up now!"
"The Tonics played at our wedding near Montpellier, and they were amazing! All of our guests loved them and are still raving about them - as are we! Communication beforehand was really good and the playlist was brilliant - they also learnt our first dance song, which was so well done, so a huge thank you to Larissa and Barry for this, loved every minute. The Tonics are not only fantastic musicians but also great fun - thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!"
"The Tonics played at our wedding and they went down a storm! They played acoustically in the ceremony with a bespoke song and then in the evening with a variety of tunes which we were able to select. They are professional, very friendly, easy to communicate with and highly skilled musicians. We would highly recommend them to anyone! xxx"
"Hi Larissa, Just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you! I was so happy to have you both play at my birthday celebrations and everyone commented on how great you were. Thanks for playing my requested songs and the additional Prince request - I really loved it! Thanks so much again! Lots of love, Laura xx"
"The Tonics were absolutely fantastic! I can’t recommend them highly enough! They were extremely good at communicating before the wedding and were very clear about the PA equipment that was needed. This was essential with the wedding being in Monaco. They are extremely talented musicians. They gauged the crowd perfectly and everyone loved them! Most importantly they made it an incredible party and had everyone dancing to well into the early hours! Thank you"
"We were so impressed with the Tonics. Really good communication, arrived on time and set up was smooth. The music and song choices were great and it kept people dancing all night long. Really high quality and friendly/approachable. We would really recommend them as they took our event to the next level. Thank you."
"The Tonics duo were amazing. I could not fault their passion on the stage, their performance standard and quality they were brilliant and OMG Larissa can sing she was exactly what we wanted, very impressive. They were extremely accommodating of our guests using the microphone for speeches and the kids absolutely loved them. At one point they had them all up stage singing and dancing. The song we picked for the first dance was executed flawlessly."
"Thanks for your music last night it was super. Just right for the occasion. President Steve was so pleased. I hope you both got home safely. Thanks again!"
"Thanks a million. It was lovely to meet you guys and everyone really enjoyed the music :) I will definitely book you for upcoming events."
"Hope you got back to London ok after your long trip and that the gig in Paris went well. We just wanted to say again how much we loved having you perform at our wedding. We loved your music and also your enthusiasm and fun! Pass on our thanks to the guys. We will definitely be recommending you guys and I think the wedding planner was also really impressed so hopefully you get more business from her. All of our guests have been raving about you guys. Let me know where I can add a review if you need on Fix The Music. Also, I remember you taking some photos and video at the end of the night. If you have any good shots will you send them on. Thanks again so much for being such an important part of our memories of our perfect wedding day."
"Just wanted to say thanks so much to Larissa and Barry for being so amazingly brilliant at our wedding in Tuscany last week. They couldn't have been easier to deal with, went above and beyond and above all set the party off with their talent! Can't recommend them highly enough. Michele and Ross x"
"They were brilliant! They were there in plenty of time to set up and sound check and everyone loved them. Larissa has a brilliant voice. We had an issue trying to get a Roadbuddy speaker to play with a video projector for first dance and one of the guys came and helped and sorted that out which was really good of them as that wasn't part of what they were doing. I'll definitely recommend them for 2020 weddings."
"The Tonics played at our wedding in Dubrovnik last week and I can’t recommend them enough! They were absolutely brilliant, thank you so much xxx"
"Hi Ed, We had an absolutely fantastic time! Loved every second and The Tonics were a big part of that. They were brilliant- everyone loved them! We’d just like to say thank you and we’re very glad we found FixTheMusic!! We’d definitely recommend The Tonics. Take care, Charlotte & Tom."
"The Tonics were such a great choice for our wedding reception. Larissa has an amazing voice and Barry is a really talented guitar player. The music they played was fun, cool, classy and with clever use of pedals, they were able to generate more of a 'band' sound from just two performers. They can play relaxed sets or up-beat party sets dependant on the mood you're going for and were friendly, professional and very easy to arrange things with. They also invited my 10yr old niece and her friend to come up and sing which made their evening and all our guests smile. We can't recommend them enough! 5 STARS."
"Thanks so much for playing our wedding you were fantastic! It really helped to make the day and everyone loved it."
"Hello! Just wanted to thank you again for performing at our wedding on Sunday. We had the best day, and we were so pleased to have booked you, you were even better than we expected and all our guests had so much fun dancing. Also a pleasure to meet you both, you are lovely."
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Etta James - At Last
Frankie Valli - I Can't Take My Eyes Of You
James Brown - I Feel Good
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - I Can’t Help Myself
Toots And The Maytals - Monkey Man
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Four Tops - Reach Out
The Monkees - I’m A Believer
The Temptations - My Girl
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Abba - Mamma Mia
Ac/dc - Highway To Hell
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bobby Hebb - Sunny
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Fleet Wood Mac - Dreams
Fleet Wood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Free - Alright Now
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Grease - You The One That I Want
Lauren Wood - Fallen
Lionel Richie - Easy Like Sunday Morning
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Jackson 5 - Shake Your Body
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69’
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
George Michael - Faith
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Lauren Wood - Fallen
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Prince - Kiss
Prince - Purple Rain
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Queen - We Are The Champions
Sting - Englishman In New
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
All Saints - Never Ever
Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Charles And Eddie - Would I Love To You?
Four Non Blondes - What's Up
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Lighthouse Family - High
Los Lobos - La Bamba
Macy Gray - I Try
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Moloko - Sing It Back
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own/ain't No Mountain High Enough
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Coldplay - Clocks
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping
Craig David - Walking Away
Daft Punk - One More Time
Duffy - Mercy
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home/dirty Paws
Estelle - American Boy
Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kt Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree
Lighthouse Family - High
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Modjo - Lady
Outkast - Hey Ya
Reef - Place Your Hands
Rhianna - Rudeboy
Rhianna - We Found Love
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Sophie Ellis - Murder On The Dance Floor
Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers
The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Kooks - Naive
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love
Camilla Cabello - Havana
Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
Charlie Puth - Attention
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ella Henderson - Yours
George Ezra - Budapest
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
Jesse Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Jesse Glynne - Hold My Hand
Jessie J - Domino
Jessie J - Price Tag
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean
Magic - Rude
Major Laser - Lean On
Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Pharell Williams - Happy
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Rag'n'bone - Human
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sam Smith - I Know Not The Only One
Shawn Mendes - Stitches
Sia - Chandelier
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Chainsmokers - Closer
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face
Zara Larsson - Lush Life