Booking Information and Advice

We would like to help make your function special and memorable. Akustiko are available to provide their instrumental guitar music for private functions, parties, weddings, corporate functions, events, and are available for public performances at live music venues and festivals.

Booking a band requires a bit of thought and planning.

Stage and Seating
The duo requires a stage or area in which to perform and two armless chairs. Approximate space required is 2.5m x 2m minimum.

Outdoor events
We require a marquee/awning which gives cover overhead, to the rear and both sides to protect our instruments from the elements. We do not provide this service, but please check with us to ensure that the you are providing shelter that is adequate for our needs prior to booking. The marquee must be at least 2.5m x 2.5m and sturdily constructed. We regret we don not perform in rainy condiions unles complete weatherproof protection such as a suitable marquee is provided.

Ensure there is a mains sockets available.

We can provide lighting if required for a £50 fee.

We provide discreet amplification suitable for small venues and events. For larger events, we can use a PA system that is already on site provided we have assistance from an engineer to set up.

Setup time and sound check
The duo requires minimum time to setup although we would require a little time to do a sound check to ensure everything is working and sounding well balanced prior to event commencement. This can sometimes be difficult for more complex events, so planning is essential. If required, we can arrive earlier in the day to setup, but there will be an associated cost.

Band Size
Although a duo, for larger events, we can perform as a trio with bass or quartet with bass and percussion.

We normally perform in smart casual attire, but we can cater for special requirements.

We require refreshments to be provided.


Prices start at £250 for two 40 minute sets with a short break. This includes a £100 deposit which secures our services.


For enquiries and information please use our enquiry form


You can of course also call for a chat, or send an email

Russell Jarrett, 07951 673253

Simon Taylor, 07733 433272

Selected Testimonials

Russell and Simon's music, both live and recorded, has featured in my private and professional life. I have contracted them to entertain at both private functions and a number of corporate events in the world of motorsport. Oh to have that much talent! I would not hesitate to recommend Russell & Simon to anyone wishing to work with true professionals.
Richard West, RWA Ltd

Simon and Russell's guitar duo kept us all entertained with its laid back style and great melodies at the opening of the art exhibition at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Perfect entertainment for a summer's evening.
Andrew Marriott, Pit Lane Productions