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Popular Christchurch based duo Smooth talk, have been performing all over Christchurch and the South Island for the past number of years.
Performing in pubs, clubs and at private functions (Weddings, Work dos 50ís etc) means that Smooth Talk plays music from a wide variety of artists and musical styles. Weddings in particular demand versatility in order to entertain guests with ages spanning five decades (or more). This is a challenge
that Smooth Talk meets with ease. Playing sing-a-long classics to contemporary chart toppers they offer music to suit almost everyones taste!
An important piece of advice from Darren and Samantha - check out the duo or band you are planning to hire live in performance. This gives you the best chance to decide if the act you are looking at will meet with your own, and just as importantly, your guests tastes. Grandma may not appreciate hard rock all night long!
Darren has been working in the music industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience to the duo. During this time he has played in both bands and other duos. He is responsible for all things technical pertaining to the duo, including programming the tracks that accompany the vocals and guitar.
Darren uses multiple synthesizer modules for this purpose, which he feels produces a higher quality sound than mini disks,mp3s.etc and allows more versatility, giving more of a live sound. Add to this the vocals and guitar and you get a rich sound which Darren has full control of. This means volumes can be set low- for intimate settings, and turned up when you are ready to party!
Samantha has always been a passionate performer. From a young age she participated in many choirs, musicals and on occasion, plays. Although Samantha was born and raised in Timaru, she moved to Christchurch three years ago to pursue her career in music and has recently finished her contemporary music degree.
Samantha has had a lot of experience playing in restaurants, bars and at private functions as a solo act or alongside others however has taken the great opportunity to join Darren in smooth talk.
Had a fantastic night Friday night. Smoothtalk were absolutely excellent thanks for recommending them to me.
I wanted to thank you for putting us on to "Smooth Talk" for our VCC Swap Meet Dance.
We have received lots of good feedback, with many saying it is the best band we've had for this function. Please pass this on to them.
(I will keep the contact details on file for future bookings.)
Many thanks again.