- Based in Oldham, Greater Manchester
- Will travel 100 Miles
- Joined us in 2014
We are The Distance, an acoustic/party band specialising in weddings and corporate events throughout the UK. SUBTLE TO RAUCOUS ACOUSTIC SETS Our acoustic sets are packed with great covers of songs new and old, arranged for a single acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies. Add a warm musical backdrop to your wedding breakfast or champagne reception, or get the evening off to a great start with our more uptempo acoustic covers. FLOOR-FILLING PARTY SETS Make your event go with a BANG with our full-on party sets. Featuring a massive repertoire of songs performed to high quality backing tracks pumped out of our 6000 watt PA system and into the astonished face of your nan, our party sets are guaranteed to make the perfect end to the perfect day. Previous clients: TWICKENHAM STADIUM, RUGBY 6 NATIONS ENG V SCOT ROYAL CADET FORCE UK BRITISH ARMY JAGUAR ROLLS ROYCE FORD TURKISH AIRLINES RADISSON IKEA G CASINO COSTA COFFEE HILTON HOTELS GLAXOSMITH AND KLINE CROWN PLAZA BEST WESTERN HOTELS DE VERE HOTELS WMRBC COSTA COFFEE CAFE ORANGE CAFE ISTANBUL REVIEWS: I still cannot believe we met The Distance at Janine's party and that they were able to make Fran’s 60th Birthday celebrations last Saturday 10 May 2014 & made his dream of having live music at his party come true. Matt & Sophiee, you were so accommodating and fitted perfectly into our home. All our 80+ guests of family & friends of all ages loved your music and danced the night away. We cannot wait to see you again & Fran is already planning our next party! Fran & Fay xxxx Fay Hughes Thank you so much Sofiee and Matt (The Distance) for yet another fantastic night. Everyone had a fab night at my 50th Party, especially me. Everyone commented on how brilliant you both are. You never fail to disappoint! Janine MacNeill I have had the pleasure of seeing these guys a few times now and I'm always very impressed with their show. Perfect for any venue or event. These guys out a lot of work into their show ensuring you always get quality. Matt Phillips Absolutely outstanding show!! Amazing vocalists ! Highly recommended for any event or venue you will NOT be disappointed !! Katie Connell Gotta be the best ive heard in a very long time im not one for music much but these where that good it got my full attention and they was a pleasure to listen to if anyone wants to listen to these i would definitly book them well done brilliant guys ;-) Andy Goss Absolutely fantastic, so refreshing to see such talent. So diverse and entertaining from start to finish. This band is not just vocally outstanding but exceptional musicians. Trust me if you get a chance to see them, you will not be disappointed. Great interaction with their audience and so versatile they appeal to all ages. Tracie Ashford The Distance played at our wedding in January 2014 at Didsbury House Hotel, which is not a huge venue for a live band but they were just perfect for us. Even after a few weeks now since our 'big day' we are still getting compliments about our choice of evening entertainment! They were FAB! We had given all our guests song cards over dinner and even with the short notice they did a great job and played many of our guests requests!!! Professional, enthusiastic and great all rounders as they also provided the DJ element for us that we needed! Many thanks!!! Charlotte Marshall I can't thank you both enough for making our annual dinner as spectacular as the last! You went above and beyond to cater for everyone. Nothing but praise for you once again.. Pure class! Paul Rodgers (Lexus cars) We've seen Sophie & Mat play all around Knutsford this past year or so.. And we finally decided to book them for our wedding last June! They know how to throw a party! We couldn't have asked for a better band to play for us. Such talent! We recommend to anyone who will listen! Francesca & Will The Distance performed at a friends wedding party in July – they were fantastic. Huge range of music, excellent musically, super people – everyone there loved them. They travelled a huge distance to perform and were as happy leaving as they were arriving in spite of hours of travel ahead of them and the party being one of 5 gigs they had that weekend. Fab personalities, we were sorry they had to leave, they felt like good friends by the end of the evening. Can’t praise them too highly Joanna Gallanders We had The Distance booked for our Owners Parties here at Reighton Sands.. The Distance kept the party going till late and absolutely rocked the place. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and danced the night away. A massive thankyou to Sofiee & Mat for a brilliant night. We would definitely welcome them back anytime! Dan Blowers (Bourne Leisure) My beautiful wife and I saw these guys play at a friends wedding a few years back.. And instantly booked them for ours. They are TRUE professionals looking to help any way they can. No ego, just likeable talented musicians who know how to create a party! The energy and enthusiasm they put into their show is incredible! We've recommended them so many times i'm starting to think we should start charging a fee! You honestly won't find any better than Mat and Sofiee. James & Sophia Williams James Williams (wedding entertainment) Amazing Duo!! We have had these two to play at our pub (The Thomas Osborne, Leeds, Roundhay) for the second time now, due to a popular demand and we will definately be continuing to get them back on a regular basis! Two great vocalists, a great guitarist, both with great passion that create a great atmosphere! They are the whole package! I highly recommend them to anyone who likes and appreciates good music and talent. Emily Shepherdson (Thomas Osbourne Restaurant) Thank you for coming last Thursday, we all had a fantastic night! Looking forward to having you again on 12th September! Sharon Stubbs (Kyte Hotel, Darrington) Hi Mat & Sofiee, a belated thankyou for making our Meningitis night spectacular, we hoped you would be good, but we had no idea how good you both actually are, thanks also for being flexible on he night and really nice people too. Everybody loved it, 18 year olds to 80 year olds, oh yeah and us inbetween, we raised £3,400 in total, now people are asking when we will do another one !!!!!! Hope we do so we can get you to wow us again. Take care both, see you soon. Best Wishes Paul & Katy, (Meningitis Charity Night 6th july 2013) Thanks for the CD it came today, Kate has nicked it for her car, cant argue sold mine on Saturday and not got a CD player on my bike yet!! Paul & Katy Davies (Meningitis UK) The Distance played at one of Plato's bistro nights a few weeks ago and were awesome!!!! They really know how to get the place going, played really good music and are clearly very talented. We loved them so much we've booked them again for this month! Can't wait, thanks again guys from everyone at Plato's xxx Danielle Leech (Platos restaurant) Thank you 'The Distance' for entertaining the guests at our wedding on Friday 5th July at San Rocco. We all thought you were great and couldn't have asked for anymore. It was a great afternoon and so pleased that we picked you to play at our wedding. Thanks guys!!!! Kathryn & Terry Evans On behalf of my mother and myself we'd like to thank you for making her 60th birthday very special!! We spent months looking for the perfect entertainment and with your voices and personalities you exceeded our expectations. We danced the night away! Thanks again! Geoff Shepherd Thanks to Mat and Sophie for playing at our wedding. Having never seen The Distance before I was a bit apprehensive but I had no need to be worried. They turned up, they were super friendly, set up their gear and kept the dance floor full all night. They sounded great, chose awesome music and kept the party atmosphere going. Couldn't have asked for more and everyone we've spoken to loved them. Will definitely recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again to you both and hopefully see you soon! Alex Gregory Working as a professional DJ for over 10 years i have heard many live singers and bands. The Distance are to me the best I have had the pleasure of working with for a few reasons. 1, professional and polite people. 2, equipment quality and set up is spot on and sound is amazing. 3, can sing and perform many different types of music. 4, play for the crowd not themselves. 5, They simply can sing and play and they light up the room doing it. Stuart Richardson (Ace DJ Services) Thank you for a great night of entertainment at my 21st. Everyone really enjoyed the night and I will definitely be booking you again the next time I have a party! Josh Garner We saw The Distance for the first time last year, really enjoyed them. We booked them for my son's 21st birthday party, which was last weekend. They were absolutely fabulous, good entertainment, great lighting, everyone enjoyed them. Can't wait for the next time time. Would recommend them most definitely. Maggie Garner Thanks for attending our wedding yesterday. It truly was a pleasure meeting the two of you and me and my new wife agree that you are a very talented and lively duo. We look forward to seeing you again in the future and here's to the throng of upcoming parties we hope to pass in your direction! Chloe Davidson
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The best band we could've booked!
Massive thank you Soph and Mat for your fab performance at our wedding last month! We wanted something a little different for our evening do and you guys were exactly what the doctor ordered! What you do is so unusual and we got so many compliments - you really did play something for everyone and got everyone up dancing! We loved that you were super flexible and versatile - even playing songs on request that we hadn't asked you to learn (and pulling them off brilliantly!). We absolutely loved our first dance that you learnt for us too, it was really special. Thank you so much again guys. Wish we could do it all again, we had so much fun! x
I booked The Distance for my 40th birthday ball last night. I couldnt have been happier with the whole experience. From booking to the performance they were utterly professional and enthusiastic. They
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