Just Two Flute and Harp Duo are an award-winning experienced Flute and Harp Duo with a difference providing live flute and harp music for weddings and many types of events.
We formed in 2009 after a chance phone call that led us to our first engagement together at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex.
Predominantly, our engagements are weddings and civil partnerships where we create a relaxing ambience, a sense of style and elegance for all of our clients.
Other functions have included dinners for the Livery Companies in London, corporate events, masonic functions, and other special occasions including anniversaries and garden parties. In addition, to these mainstream events, we have also undertaken educational demonstrations within schools. Live music always proves popular with students of all ages.
We have a vast repertoire from classical to modern pop, some light jazz, as well as music from earlier periods and Celtic styles. Themes from the big and small screen along with music from the stage are also available. Additionally, we have diversified into other genres of wedding music to encompass Asian and Middle Eastern wedding customs. We are often asked for particular titles and are able to arrange music for our combination. We keep up to date with all the new musical styles regularly arriving into the music industry; naturally some are more appropriate than others!
Most of our music is performed as a duo but some can be played solo either on the harp or flute. This helps to provide pleasing contrasts in musical texture throughout an engagement. Most importantly, all our music is performed live. We never use recorded music or cd’s during our engagements.
Just occasionally, we have also been requested to complement the style of the event by dressing appropriately; for example, donning Tudor costumes and also Far Eastern attire, both have become additions to our stage wardrobe.
Having worked in the wedding and music industry for many years, it has provided valuable experience of the many venues over time, both new and traditional, which in turn has proved beneficial for our clients. We are extremely proud at being a successful finalist in 2013, and then to be winners in 2014 and 2015, and finalists again in 2016 and 2017 in the Kent Wedding Awards. As well as the International Wedding Award 2019 and Lux Life Best of the Wedding Industry Awards 2019.
Our reputation is extremely important to us and although we have many years’ experience in the industry, seeing trends come and go, we have never been complacent with regard to our professionalism, both musically and in our customer service, we continually strive to be the best at what we provide.
Graham has extensive performance, musical arranging and management experience. He started his career with the Royal Marines Band Service where he performed at many prestigious venues both in the UK and around the world whilst serving aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia. In 1994 he secured Head of Music teaching positions whilst continuing to perform at weddings, dinners, and corporate events. Leaving the teaching profession some 15 years ago he still tutors instrumental music to private pupils as well as maintaining a full diary of performing both as a soloist and other local ensembles.
He is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and UK Harp Association; he also holds Licentiates with the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College London and in addition, holds a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from Kingston University and a Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts.
Kylie is a professional flautist, clarinettist and saxophonist and has been a qualified woodwind teacher for many years with extensive playing experience. She has tutored in schools as well as providing private tuition for pupils of all ages and abilities. Her exemplary record in instrumental examination results has furnished her pupils with successful results with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
In addition to her busy schedule of ensemble playing, she has also worked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and local musical organisations performing both in the UK and Europe and solo performances alongside her instrumental and music theory teaching practice in London, Kent, and across the South-East. She is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians and holds Teaching and Performance Diplomas with the Royal Schools of Music, London.
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