Eclectric Music - providing the party music you want, in the way you want!
We are Polly Keyton (vocals, bass and guitar) and David Owen (backing vocals, drums and percussion, and DJ)! We're a couple based in Long Melford, Suffolk, and music is what we do! We've been performing together intermittently since we were children, and now we do it professionally. We love it! We write our own music and perform it as a happy/sad jangle indie folk duo called 'False Colours,' (available for booking here in our Acoustock and Eclectritude Micro Festival packages) and we've been playing our hearts out in function, party and wedding bands collectively for more than a decade in acts such as 'Jolly Polly and the Pirates,' 'Badgers...Lots of Them' and the now defunct two time Essex Wedding Awards finalists 'Good Times Party Band.'
Between us over the years we've collected numerous musical qualifications- everything from musical grades, GCSE's and A Levels all the way up to Drumtech Diplomas, Certificates of Higher Education in Popular Music Performance and a B(Mus) First Class Degrees in Professional Music Practice.
So what is Eclectric Music then? Well basically it is five different varied acts performed by two people with occasional help from a few friends. So pick the acts that you would like for your event, whether it be two one hour sets by 'Jolly Polly and the Pirates' or one hour set from the 'Acoustic Duo' with a one hour set from the "DJ" Band... or even pick three or four and stage your very own Eclectric Micro Festival!
"Jolly Polly and the Pirates" - A full band, full on party vibe from start to finish playing well and truly tried and tested party hits from 50's to present day, guaranteed to get you to your feet! Comes with full PA, extra lighing, electric guitar, electric bass, drum kit and vocals with effects.
"Eclectric Acoustic Duo" - The benefits of having access to electricity = full PA, lighting, vocal effects pedals and beefed up guitar! (As well as the cajon/small kit of course) Great for all events where you want a healthy mix of toe tapping music from 50's to present day!
"Bandeoke" - What is Bandeoke? It's live band karaeoke! So, if you fancy yourself a lead singer? Come up and join the band! This is always a laugh and it always draws a crowd. If your nervous, do a duet, sing as a choir... whatever you do, you'll definitely be back for more.
"Eclectric Off Grid Duo" - Highly portable and perfect for those gaps in the day where perhaps your guests are moving around and/or you have no access to electricity! Maybe you're having a smaller "Covid friendly" gathering right at the bottom of your very long garden, in a campsite field or on a village green? We may have to scale down on equipment, but we can still provide quality music to get your party going using a cajon/kit and amplified guitar and vocals! (Or unamplified if preferred!)
"Eclectric DJ Band" - What else would we call this? It’s vocals sung live to backing tracks but with a live drummer too for a punchier and more vibrant feel that’s so important for getting your guests on the dance floor! OR if you’re looking for something calmer, drums can be swapped for smaller percussion and we can sing “acoustic” style tracks to provide background entertainment. Have you ever seen this live before?
"Micro Festivals" - Are you missing festivals? We are too! That's when we decided that if we can't go to them, then we'll have to bring them to you! These mini private festivals include 2 original artists playing a selection of their own self-penned songs (some you may have heard on BBC introducing or seen at a few festivals over the years!) and a selection of the aforementioned services to create a truly unique experience whereby you can discover new acts AND sing and dance along to some well known hits! You bring the bunting and the beers, we'll bring the music!
"DJ" - Perfect for finishing off the night, we blend the traditional DJ experience with the creativity and finesse that Eclectric is known for. Great as an add on to your event to keep the party going, or as a standalone act. Get in touch!
This is our passion, it's what we do and we want to share it with you and help make your day the best it can be!
Let us know if we can help you, and feel free to ask questions! We've been involved in thousands of events over the years and are happy to share the benefit of our experience with you.
Polly and David