What We Do

Acoustic Duo, Live Band and Professional Recording

We're based in Hampshire in the South of England, but can travel internationally to perform

We play parties, weddings, festivals, residencies and shindigs of all sorts! From an intimate acoustic duo set to a full day's live music for a wedding, and we can even provide background music and a DJ service so the whole event is sorted. 

As well as performing live, we can record songs and create videos of your event for you to keep forever. See us in action below!

Soirèe in Surrey

For Maithili's 40th birthday bash, we played as guests arrived as an acoustic duo, provided some musical accompaniment for some fabulous speeches and performances from guests, and then kept the dance floor full with our full live band! We provided DJ sets throughout and had our fabulous videographer to film all the fun. Checkout some highlights from the day, combined with what seemed like the perfect song for this gig, 'Don't Stop Me Now' recorded by our full band in the studio. 

Thank you for playing such a huuuuge part in what was genuinely the best night of my life. It was all so overwhelming and I'm not sure I took it all in. It was a 5am finish, so only just coming back down to earth. Had so many complements about your band. You guys rocked. I hope you had fun too. I lived and loved every second of it. Thank you.” - Maithili Guise-Tucker

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Duo

Vocals, Guitar and Ukulele

Easy to set up, takes up little space, creates atmosphere

Performing as an acoustic duo is perfect for a special moment, intimate setting or to add atmosphere to a larger event.  From brunches, afternoon teas, dinner entertainment, wedding ceremonies, champagne receptions, garden parties, engagements and more. Background music is provided between sets.

Drop us a gig enquiry here.

Band

Four Piece Live Band

Great for making the event a party, DJ service is included

Performing as a band with drums and bass is great for festival vibes, creating an upbeat atmosphere or filling a dance floor! Acoustic style or loud and electric, we can adapt to the setting. You can provide the DJ sets or leave it to us!

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Event Music Videos

Capture the atmosphere of the day, or focus on one special moment 

We can create a beautiful video set to music to keep forever

Working with our professional music videographer we can create something really special. A bespoke service, we record a song of your choice (see Recording for more info on the process) and combine it with footage that captures the special moments, live performance and atmosphere for a unique lasting memory of a great day.

We can only take on so many recording and video projects at a time, so please do get in touch to register your interest in this service. After a consultation to discuss the elements of the day you would like to focus on, you can leave the rest to us, leaving you to concentrate on making memories!

Weddings

Planning the best day of your life is a big deal! And when someone asks us to play on their big day it is always an honour. In addition to our standard duo and band bookings that include 2 sets of live music for any event, we've got extra options designed specifically for weddings. We are often booked 1 to 2 years in advance for weddings, so please get in touch to check availability.

Acoustic Wedding Day

Duo sets throughout the day

Up to 4 duo sets in up to 2 locations, for example ceremony and drinks reception , or drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Background playlists provided.

Wedding Day to Night

Acoustic duo with evening band and DJ service

Once the nerve-wracking bit is over, you need to let loose! We can provide the tunes, with our acoustic and electric band set ups (custom first dance arrangements and DJ sets included).

Wedding Day to Remember

All Day Music Service, Recording and Music Video

Day to night live music from our acoustic duo and live band, plus a commissioned recording of your first dance or ceremony song as we performed it on the day, and  a bespoke music video featuring footage of your day.

We highly recommend The True Colours as they are not only great singers but also entertainers who will fill your event with wicked atmosphere. ” - Gintare Dovile

— GiDo Destination Wedding Planners

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Booking FAQs

What do we need to provide for you to perform?

We are self-contained and bring everything we need to perform, however we will need electricity and a suitable performance space. If performing outside we will need to be under cover. Please refer to our technical specifications below for our power and spacial requirements:

Duo:
Power Requirements: A minimum of 2x 240v power outlets
Spatial Requirements:1.5m x 2m (5ft x 6 ft) floor space 2m (7ft) vertical space (Must have cover from elements if outside)

Note: as a duo we can offer a portable PA that does not require mains power. Please let us know in advance if this would be appropriate. 

Band:
Power Requirements: A minimum of 2x 240v power outlets 
Spatial Requirements :4m x 2m (13ft x 6 ft) floor space 2m (7ft) vertical space (Must have cover from elements if outside)

We'll need parking nearby and load -n access at pre agreed times. If possible a small green room space is great and we always appreciate being included in catering plans. 

How long do you need to set up?

We recommend an hour from arrival as a duo and an hour and a half for a band set up, including sound check time. We will require parking close to where we are performing, and if there are any access issues this could increase the set up time. Once we know your event timings and your venue information we can work out the best times to set up in advance.

What equipment is included?

 We will provide everything we need to perform, as well as stage lighting. Our PA system is modular and can be adapted to suit a range of venue sizes, but if you are planning a larger event for 1000+ people, we will include in our quote extra sound crew and equipment.  Please note that for safety and insurance reasons we do not allow use of our equipment by anyone other than band members. 

Do you DJ?

We are happy to DJ through our sound equipment, or you can provide us with your ultimate DJ playlist for us to plug in! We are also happy to work with a separate DJ, and will liaise with them on staging and timings. If you have DJ playlist requests, we ask that you make these in advance so we can guarantee them on the night.

How much do you charge?

Our fees are based on line up and location. Our duo starts from £450, our acoustic band from £900 and our electric band from £1000 per gig. We add very reasonable travel costs from Basingstoke, Hampshire, and will include accommodation in our quote if it is required. 

What's included in your fee?

We include up to 2 hours of live music in 2-3 sets for either a daytime or evening (6pm-12am) booking, DJ sets/background music, song requests from our repertoire, learning a first dance or special song request if it's not already in our repertoire, all band travel and equipment. Unfortunately we cannot learn entire set lists of new songs, as our performing and rehearsal schedule does not allow for this, and we pride ourselves on high-quality, rehearsed material. Extra sets, and later finishes or earlier starts can be added on subject to our schedule. 

For an accurate quote, please make a booking enquiry.

Are you insured?

Yes. Our Musicians Union membership includes extensive equipment insurance and Personal Liability Insurance. We will provide certification. We can also provide our latest PAT Testing certificate for our equipment as needed.

Can we see you live?

We'd love to see you at a gig! Most of our work comes from people who have seen us perform and word of mouth. Most of our performances are at private events, but we post any public dates on our Facebook page and gig calendar, and you can email us at hello@thetruecoloursmusic.com for more on upcoming gigs. If you aren't able to make it in person, do check out our videos on Instagram and YouTube where we regularly share live content. 

Any questions you may have, feel free to drop us a line at hello@thetruecoloursmusic.com