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Hi! We are a violin/guitar duo with optional vocals, with a wide range of music from classical to jazz to bluegrass to pop. We are happy to arrange any requests:) One of our favorite things about playing is that we get to be a part of some very important moments of strangers. We put our hearts into helping to create on atmosphere that the occasion truly deserves. We're here to help you shape beautiful memories.:)
The Skirt and the Tie Provided the music for a very special event, a candlelight remembrance, hosted by the Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Department of a suburban medical center to honor and celebrate the lives of babies who did not survive outside the womb or lived only a short while after birth. From first contact with Julie and Andy, it was clear they understood the tender nature of our event and shared our team's commitment to provide a special event for families. They had wonderful suggestions for musical accompaniment and welcomed our insights, as well. We're so grateful they shared their extraordinary musical gift during such a bittersweet time. The combination of violin, acoustic guitar, and voice were absolutely lovely. Indeed, The Skirt and the Tie exceeded our expectations. With profound gratitude, the MCH Team.
Response from The Skirt and the Tie:
We were honored to be a part of such an important event. Thank you again for having us, we're so glad you took the time to honor those families.
Julie was an amazing violinist for our wedding. She arrived early and ready to play. The music was amazing. I would recommend Julie for any event!
Incredibly talented musicians! And gracious people. They really made our wedding reception a fantastic musical reverie. I couldn't have hoped for anything better. These two are amazing.
We hired the Skirt and the Tie to perform at our wedding ceremony, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have found this duo for our event. Julie and Andy proved to be very excellent professionals, wonderful musicians, and warm individuals.
We got in contact Julie and Andy a few months before the wedding date, and they were always very responsive and supportive throughout the whole process. Our wedding was not too traditional/formal and not too large (around 60 guests) and Skirt and Tie proved to be the perfect fit. They have large playlist of jazz, classical, and some pop standards. And we some special request songs for our wedding recessional that they had no problems with playing.
Very professional. Nice people.
We were so pleased with the performance. The music was beautiful.
I had The Skirt and the Tie come and play in my yard for a big housewarming party at my new home, and their music was the hit of the party! This dynamic duo has an energy that is unbelievable to watch and enjoy. Their music is incredible! If you want to enhance the feel of any event, hire The Skirt and the Tie for your next gathering!
Response from The Skirt and the Tie:
It was a great party of around 50 people. The man of the hour played along for a song. It was a really special night:) Thanks again for having us!
Price Range: $240 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, German, Czech
What to Expect
We have a wide variety of repertoire, and enjoy doing some improvising. We really gauge how the crowd is taking it in, we can add percussive loops to amp up the energy, or lay back to be more ambient. We can play acoustic to a small room or with amps and mics to a large crowd. We love engaging with our audience, taking requests, and making sure that everyone is having as much fun as we are!
Julie and Andy met teaching at a music conservatory in Los Angeles. Julie studied voice and violin at Illinois Wesleyan University and in Vienna, Austria. Andy studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. They also play together in The Oopsadaisies. Andy has toured with Kelis, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, and Tamia, among others. Julie has played with Marco Antonio Solis, Solomon Burke, Alt-J, and Deltron 3030. You can also see her TedxTalk, Embracing the Uncertainty. Andy has a guitar instructional program he has developed called Guitar Focus. They love playing together, and their appreciation for each other and the music is contageous:)
Additional Booking Notes
We bring our own sound. We need 2 chairs without arms.
Past Booked Events
|October 15, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|March 14, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 20, 2018 • 4:00am - 7:00am||Wedding Reception|
|October 17, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|October 06, 2018 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Grand Opening|
|June 23, 2018 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Worship Service|
|May 19, 2018 • 10:00am - 2:00pm||Wedding Joshua Tree|
|May 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 25, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||wedding ceremony and coctail hour|
|March 24, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Restaurant opening|
|March 09, 2018–March 10, 2018 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Business expo|
All of Me
Smells Like Teen Spirit
I Shot the Sheriff
With or WIthout You
Goodbye Hello (Beatles)
The Swan (Saint- Saens)
Influences & Inspiration
Simon and Garfunkel
Small PA, small amp, 2 mics. We bring it all!