Kivi & Pray are two Wisconsin songwriters who perform, record, and travel together. Over 8 years and 10, 000 miles on the road, Thomas Kivi and Sarah Pray have blended their influences together into a fresh, honest blend of Americana. Equipped only with two guitars and a mandolin, Kivi & Pray perform with soulful sincerity.
Sarah and Thomas played for our wedding. They coordinated with us months before and learned songs that were special to us. They sounded great during our ceremony and made our day unforgettable! Beyond pleased and highly recommend!
Kivi & Pray have such beautiful voices and were great for our event for adults with disabilities. They were on time, played songs after song and even played "Happy Birthday" on the fly as it was someones birthday. Thank you for making our day more cheerful with your wide range of memorized songs! They were very impressive and played songs from multiple decades like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Fleetwood Mac. We are excited to have you play other programs soon!
Response from Kivi & Pray:
Thanks Melissa! We had a blast! We would love to come back. We want to learn the Amy song, and Blue Suede Shoes now too. Til next time, Sarah
We were looking for musicians to play at our company Christmas party in West Bend, (Southeastern) Wisconsin. I am so glad that we found Kivi & Pray, because they sang and played beautifully for us, helping to make our whole evening an enchantment and delight. They brought their acoustical guitars and mandolin, driving 90 min from Madison, to pamper us with their fun-to-listen-to performance.
They were very professional, arriving and setting up on-time, and they took perfect cues as to breaking for our repeated quick announcements to the attendees. They did not play too loudly – as our employees and guests could still talk to each other… and yet they did not play too softly – as we were all, often drawn into giving them our full attention… just like moths to the flame.
As requested Kivi & Pray played and sang for the cocktail and dinner hours, delighting us with many Christmas carols, and with the cover songs of many popular contemporary bands. They even threw in a sprinkle of their own self-written music and songs. We had an excellent experience with GigSalad, and with hiring Kivi & Pray to play for our event. I sincerely believe that you probably will enjoy them, too. Jim Sprouse, General Manager of Property Loss Management, LLC, Fire & Water Damage Restoration.
Response from Kivi & Pray:
Thank you Jim! You are so kind. We had a great time playing for you and the Property Loss Management crew!
They were amazing on my grand opening.
Price Range: $250-900
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
You can expect anywhere from 1 to 4 hours of folk/blues/americana classics including unique, stripped down versions of Gram Parsons, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zdant, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Patsy Cline and much more. Kivi & Pray can also play originals from their 2014 debut Cornucopia.
In the past 5 years, Kivi & Pray have performed over 150 shows, and provided ceremony music and/or cocktail hour music for 10 weddings.
The duo is completely open to learning requested material! They seek to please, whatever your event needs may be.
Kivi & Pray are two Wisconsin songwriters who perform, record, and travel together. Over eight years and 10,000 miles on the road, Wisconsin-raised songwriters Thomas Kivi and Sarah Pray have blended their influences together into a fresh, honest blend of Americana. Equipped only with two guitars and a mandolin, Kivi & Pray perform with soulful sincerity.
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the size of your event, we may be able to supply all sound with our PA system.
Past Booked Events
|June 21, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 9:00am - 2:00pm||Grand Opening|
Townes Van Zdant
|Thomas Kivi||Singer, Guitar, Harmonica|
|Sarah Pray||Singer, Guitar, Mandolin|
Influences & Inspiration
Classic Duos like Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan & Joan Baez, or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.