Acoustic Duo Music

Our acoustic duo was established in 2016 and we have played at numerous weddings and events. Many songs have been added to our huge and ever-growing repertoire, allowing us to play most styles of music and cater for all musical tastes. Foot percussion has recently been added to our setup which allows our acoustic duo to play anywhere from intimate background wedding music to larger festivals.
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Acoustic Duo Music

Our acoustic duo was established in 2016 and we have played at numerous weddings and events. Many songs have been added to our huge and ever-growing repertoire, allowing us to play most styles of music and cater for all musical tastes. Foot percussion has recently been added to our setup which allows us to play anywhere from intimate background wedding music to larger festivals.

Acoustic Duo Music

Our acoustic duo was established in 2016 and we have played at numerous weddings and events. Many songs have been added to our huge and ever-growing repertoire, allowing us to play most styles of music and cater for all musical tastes. Foot percussion has recently been added to our setup which allows us to play anywhere from intimate background wedding music to larger festivals.
Who are we?

Meet The Duo

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Vocals

Claire Barker

Guitar

Paul Hill

Vocals

Claire Barker

Guitar

Paul Hill

About ClaireClaire began singing before she could even speak. Her family noticed early on in her life that she could sing along to classical music with an ability to predict where the melody would go. She joined her first choir at the age of 6 and went on to perform with a wide variety of musical acts. Claire was classically trained in her teens and this training enables her to be able to master a wide range of musical styles from rock to classical.

With over 15 years professional experience at weddings, corporate and party events, Claire is experienced at reading the room and providing the most suitable set lists for each client’s needs.

Whilst the majority of Claire’s experience lays in function and wedding bands over the last 15 years; she loves the versatility of the duo and the musical freedom it brings. The ability to cover every style of music brings it’s own challenges which she relishes. Together, Claire and Paul love putting their own spin on the music they do; unique arrangements make The Claire Barker and Paul Hill Duo stand out from the rest.

Claire on Paul “Paul is the most incredible guitarist I’ve worked with. His ability to memorise music is amazing and there is nothing musically we won’t try in our acoustic duo. He’s a great guy too and our friendship comes across in our performances. I look forward to each gig and seeing where each one takes us on our musical journey!”

About Paul Paul began playing the guitar at the age of nine, has performed and taught guitar professionally all of his working life and has built up an extremely successful career in both performing and teaching the guitar.

Academically, Paul has achieved the highest qualification offered by London College of Music and is an international guitar examiner. Paul regularly gives lectures at prestigious academic establishments on various guitar topics.

Paul’s first book – The Paul Hill Guitar Theory And Technique Book – was first published in 2002 and the second edition is available from the iTunes store. Paul has built on the success of his book with his guitar subscription site and online guitar video courses.

Whilst playing guitar, Paul loves performing all styles of music and this diversity of styles helps to give the Claire Barker and Paul Hill Duo a wide variation in their repertoire.

Paul on Claire “I love performing with Claire in our acoustic duo as she is an incredible singer and can sing anything. We have a huge repertoire of great music and playing in the duo gives me so much creative freedom.”

Perfect For Your Wedding

The Claire Barker and Paul Hill acoustic duo will perfectly enhance your wedding and we can:

  • provide intimate background music to welcome your wedding guests
  • play the key points of your wedding ceremony and learn specific requests
  • entertain your wedding guest whilst they dine
  • add percussion and provide a full sound to entertain your guests in the evening

With our vast repertoire of many different styles, we will do our very best to make your wedding day even more memorable.

What are people saying?

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The Claire Barker and Paul Hill Duo
5.0
Based on 11 reviews
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Colin Thorpe
Colin Thorpe
2020-08-09T21:49:05+0000
Great entertainment, Paul is a brilliant guitarist, Claire's vocals are fantastic, all performed with smiles and fun, the Silver Fox gig today was a lovely way to spend a relaxing afternoon in their... sunny garden with Choir friends 😎read more
Louisa Attwell
Louisa Attwell
2018-06-10T19:20:11+0000
Highly recommend Claire and Paul, I will definitely be booking them in the future.
Laura Barnard
Laura Barnard
2018-06-01T14:45:11+0000
I hired Claire and Paul for my wedding ceremony and they were amazing! To be honest I didn’t really hear them due to all the emotions I had walking down the aisle but many of my guests commented on... how lovely it was to have these guys at the wedding. They played during our wedding meal and it was perfect. They learned our wedding songs especially for our big day. I would highly recommend. Thank you for helping to make our day so special xxread more
Shani Bloomfield
Shani Bloomfield
2017-12-22T07:35:00+0000
Superb duo Claires voice has fabulous range and Paul is excellent on guitar. Can't wait to see them again ☺️☺️☺️
Gemma Wiseman
Gemma Wiseman
2017-08-01T14:10:45+0000
Beautiful, just beautiful! Thank you so much for making our day so special. Wish we were outside when u did titanium but we heard u inside and it was fantastic. Let us know when u have recorded it xxx
Sadie Wiseman
Sadie Wiseman
2017-08-01T11:31:49+0000
Massive thank you to Claire and Paul for making our day special with amazing sounds, thought we may have given you a challenge with Titanium but you absolutely nailed it.�� it appears there's nothing... you can't sing xxread more
Reg Rodham
Reg Rodham
2017-07-16T13:34:38+0000
Thank you for the exceptional performance last night in the Hatfield!
Josie Tate
Josie Tate
2016-12-02T11:46:06+0000
I just love listening to these two, they never fail to blow me away with Claire's most beautiful vocals and Paul's phenomenal guitar playing skills, together they create an amazing duo. I like that... they don't take themselves too seriously yet they still keep a professional manner about them. I would most definitely recommend these two lovely people to anyone.read more
Nichola Penrice
Nichola Penrice
2016-11-29T08:59:29+0000
We're lucky enough to have Claire and Paul at The Wine Cellar every 4 weeks. Brilliant vocals and superb guitar playing! Would recommend them to anyone looking to hire them for an event.
Victoria MacDonald
Victoria MacDonald
2016-09-30T18:40:17+0000
Claire & Paul have played at our venues on a number of occasions. Their music has always perfectly fitted our audience and we look forward to their next performance!
Treena Walker
Treena Walker
2016-08-08T20:52:51+0000
What can I say. Claire and Paul were amazing as they sang our favourite song to walk me down the aisle. Not a dry eye in the house. Claire was so receptive of my song choices and nothing was ever too... much trouble. Such a great sound in such a wonderful venue at Kimberley Hall. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you guys and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Xxread more
James Lemmon
James Lemmon
2016-05-23T21:41:57+0000
I saw Claire and Paul at The Brickmakers last week, albeit it was a rather intimate gig, they still managed to perform and show their passion for music. I was surprised to hear a Victoria Wood... tribute thrown into the mix, but Claire managed to pull of the increase in tempo well. In progress of my expanding videography work, Claire was welcoming in allowing me to record the gig, for you all to see.read more
Catherine Ward
Catherine Ward
2016-05-16T07:55:34+0000
Paul Hill and Claire Barker played at our wedding reception this weekend. Paul on the solo guitar during dinner was the perfect background music, and the addition of Claire's beautiful singing voice... for the evening got the dancefloor going! A great mix of music and they were very accommodating to requests. Claire's ability to do Ed Sheeran, Sing was my highlight! Thanks again guys for an awesome night! Catherine and Nick xxxread more
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