The Tonics
Guitar & Vocal Acoustic Duo
London
Pop, Rock, Soul, Indie, Funk, Acoustic Covers, DJ & Disco Service
Insured
£
700 - 1700

About The Tonics – professional acoustic duo for hire in London and available throughout Europe
17 reviews

Booked 39 times on FixTheMusic

The Tonics is a friendly London-based act that provides entertainment for weddings, corporate functions and private parties.

Using an assortment of loop stations, harmony pedals and other clever tricks, Barry and Larissa create the atmosphere, sound and groove of a full five-piece band.

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We are both London-based session musicians who have completed degrees in Music. We have been working professionally for several years, and our duo formed in early 2014.

The Tonics is one of our proudest projects, and we guarantee to get your crowd dancing and your party moving.

Barry moved to London at the age of 18 to study at the London College of Music. Playing guitar since the young age of 7, music has always been his focus.

To date, Barry has played live TV on BBC’s The Review Show, and supported artists such as Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth.

Larissa was born and raised in Stockholm where she started the study and performance of music from a very young age.

Larissa moved to England in 2007 to study for an advanced diploma in jazz vocals at Chichester College. She then continued to study at the Academy of Contemporary Music where she achieved a first-class degree in Music and Performing Arts.

Our standard set time is 2 x 50-min sets with 10/15 min break in between.

So if you're looking for an acoustic duo in London or South East England to add the magic touch to your wedding reception, corporate event or party, get in touch with The Tonics.

The Tonics also perform throughout the UK and internationally, but a travel charge will apply for such bookings.

They are a particularly popular option for destination weddings in Europe.

The duo has just been booked on FixTheMusic for weddings in Lake Como, Italy, at the L'Abbaye-Chateau de Camon near Carcassonne, France and also in Cyprus, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

They also work closely with a professional DJ and cajon player and can perform together to provide an entire evening of entertainment.

We can also add a sax player to the duo, which is perfect for events where a larger sound is required.

You can keep up-to-date with us on our Facebook page and Instagram 📸

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Tenuta di Papena, Siena, Italy
  • Château de Lisse, Réaup-Lisse, France
  • Birac, France
  • Maria Alm, Austria
  • Manoir La Croix de La Jugie, Saint-Priest-Ligoure, France
  • Sorgues, France
  • Calliola, Raseborg, Finland
  • Aalborg, Denmark
  • Fort George, Vis, Croatia
  • Saint-Sever, France
  • Manoir de la Foulquetière, Luçay-le-Mâle, France
  • Bergerac, France
  • Château de Carsix, France
  • San Sebastián, Spain
  • Barga, Lucca, Italy
  • Chateau les Mas de Montet
  • Koločep, Croatia
  • Dordogne, France
  • Sandway, Maidstone
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Protaras, Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Pohoda Chill Bar & Funky Restaurant, Posidi, Greece
  • Avinguda Sanatori, El Vendrell, Spain
  • The Farmhouse, Morzine, France
  • Grand Café Brinkmann, Grote Markt, Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel, France

Performance details

  • We can perform outdoors
  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • We require car parking close to venues
  • Our equipment is PAT tested
  • We own a PA system

17 verified reviews

"Thanks a million. It was lovely to meet you guys and everyone really enjoyed the music :) I will definitely book you for upcoming events."
– Cliona McGrath, 10 March 2020, corporate event for Nearform in London
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"Hope you got back to London ok after your long trip and that the gig in Paris went well. We just wanted to say again how much we loved having you perform at our wedding. We loved your music and also your enthusiasm and fun! Pass on our thanks to the guys. We will definitely be recommending you guys and I think the wedding planner was also really impressed so hopefully you get more business from her. All of our guests have been raving about you guys. Let me know where I can add a review if you need on Fix The Music. Also, I remember you taking some photos and video at the end of the night. If you have any good shots will you send them on. Thanks again so much for being such an important part of our memories of our perfect wedding day."
– Niamh Ni Mhir, 17 October 2019, wedding in San Sebastián, Spain
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"Just wanted to say thanks so much to Larissa and Barry for being so amazingly brilliant at our wedding in Tuscany last week. They couldn't have been easier to deal with, went above and beyond and above all set the party off with their talent! Can't recommend them highly enough. Michele and Ross x"
– Michele Marsland, 22 June 2019, wedding in Barga, Lucca, Italy
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"They were brilliant! They were there in plenty of time to set up and sound check and everyone loved them. Larissa has a brilliant voice. We had an issue trying to get a Roadbuddy speaker to play with a video projector for first dance and one of the guys came and helped and sorted that out which was really good of them as that wasn't part of what they were doing. I'll definitely recommend them for 2020 weddings."
– Julie Croston, wedding planner, 11 June 2019, wedding at Château Mas de Montet, Petit-Bersac, Dordogne, France
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"The Tonics played at our wedding in Dubrovnik last week and I can’t recommend them enough! They were absolutely brilliant, thank you so much xxx"
– Amy Moore, 7 June 2019, wedding at Villa Rosa, Dubrovnik, Croatia
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"Hi Ed, We had an absolutely fantastic time! Loved every second and The Tonics were a big part of that. They were brilliant- everyone loved them! We’d just like to say thank you and we’re very glad we found FixTheMusic!! We’d definitely recommend The Tonics. Take care, Charlotte & Tom"
– Charlotte Braniff, 9 May 2019, wedding at Chateau de Cazenac, Dordogne, France
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"The Tonics were such a great choice for our wedding reception. Larissa has an amazing voice and Barry is a really talented guitar player. The music they played was fun, cool, classy and with clever use of pedals, they were able to generate more of a 'band' sound from just two performers. They can play relaxed sets or up-beat party sets dependant on the mood you're going for and were friendly, professional and very easy to arrange things with. They also invited my 10yr old niece and her friend to come up and sing which made their evening and all our guests smile. We can't recommend them enough! 5 STARS."
– Greta Romano, 26 February 2019, wedding in London
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"Thanks so much for playing our wedding you were fantastic! It really helped to make the day and everyone loved it."
– Ceri Newman, 16 September 2018, wedding in London
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"Hello! Just wanted to thank you again for performing at our wedding on Sunday. We had the best day, and we were so pleased to have booked you, you were even better than we expected and all our guests had so much fun dancing. Also a pleasure to meet you both, you are lovely."
– Amy Parry, 12 September 2018, wedding party at Pohoda Chill Bar & Funky Restaurant, Posidi, Greece
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"My partner and I searched long and hard for a suitable band to travel to France for our wedding in Morzine. We wanted a small band to keep costs down, but one that packed a punch, that played a wide variety of music and that got everyone on the dance floor. We certainly got that with The Tonics. They were nothing short of BRILLIANT! We requested a trio - Larissa and Barry plus a cajon player (drummer). Everything from the communications pre the big day, to learning my aisle walk song, and the performances on the wedding day itself were perfect. Larissa’s voice was amazing and the musicians were extremely talented. Their sample videos don’t do them justice. We really appreciated their flexibility - they were able to perform a set for the ceremony, a chilled out daytime hour during the drinks reception and then a party set in the evening - they had all bases covered and meant we had fantastic music throughout. They were true professionals but also a lot of fun! All our guests raved about them. Book up now!"
– Stephie Prior, 2 September 2018, wedding at The Farmhouse, Morzine, France
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"The Tonics played at our wedding near Montpellier, and they were amazing! All of our guests loved them and are still raving about them - as are we! Communication beforehand was really good and the playlist was brilliant - they also learnt our first dance song, which was so well done, so a huge thank you to Larissa and Barry for this, loved every minute. The Tonics are not only fantastic musicians but also great fun - thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!"
– Helen and Luke Sargeant, 14 June 2018, wedding at Domaine Saint Germain, Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel, France
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"The Tonics played at our wedding and they went down a storm! They played acoustically in the ceremony with a bespoke song and then in the evening with a variety of tunes which we were able to select. They are professional, very friendly, easy to communicate with and highly skilled musicians. We would highly recommend them to anyone! xxx"
– Cleo Joosten, 4 June 2018, wedding at Grand Café Brinkmann, Haarlem, Netherlands
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"Hi Larissa, Just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you! I was so happy to have you both play at my birthday celebrations and everyone commented on how great you were. Thanks for playing my requested songs and the additional Prince request - I really loved it! Thanks so much again! Lots of love, Laura xx"
– Laura Clayton, 26 March 2018, party at Bird of Smithfield, London
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"The Tonics were absolutely fantastic! I can’t recommend them highly enough! They were extremely good at communicating before the wedding and were very clear about the PA equipment that was needed. This was essential with the wedding being in Monaco. They are extremely talented musicians. They gauged the crowd perfectly and everyone loved them! Most importantly they made it an incredible party and had everyone dancing to well into the early hours! Thank you"
– Antonia Tullock, 13 July 2017, wedding at Château Eza, French Riviera, France
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"The Tonics did an amazing job, very professional, great/confident personalities and exceeded our expectations. I would definitely book them again. Fun & upbeat music which added life and soul to our 40th birthday party. Everyone commented on how good they were. Many Thanks, Mark."
– Mark Halep, 3 May 2017, birthday party in London
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"The Tonics duo were amazing. I could not fault their passion on the stage, their performance standard and quality they were brilliant and OMG Larissa can sing she was exactly what we wanted, very impressive. They were extremely accommodating of our guests using the microphone for speeches and the kids absolutely loved them. At one point they had them all up stage singing and dancing. The song we picked for the first dance was executed flawlessly."
– Tom Simmons, 10 June 2016, wedding in Surrey
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"Thanks for your music last night it was super. Just right for the occasion. President Steve was so pleased. I hope you both got home safely. Thanks again "
– Oliver Cox, 13 May 2016, event for Rotary Club of Evesham, Worcestershire
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Happy - Pharrell Williams
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Set List
1960s

Ben E King - Stand By Me

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary

Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man

Etta James - At Last

Frankie Valli - I Can't Take My Eyes Of You

James Brown - I Feel Good

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Otis Redding - Hard To Handle

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - I Can’t Help Myself

Toots And The Maytals - Monkey Man

The Beatles - Come Together

The Beatles - Hey Jude

The Beatles - Twist And Shout

The Beatles - Yesterday

The Four Tops - Reach Out

The Monkees - I’m A Believer

The Temptations - My Girl

Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

1970s

Abba - Mamma Mia

Ac/dc - Highway To Hell

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

Bobby Hebb - Sunny

Dolly Parton - Jolene

Fleet Wood Mac - Dreams

Fleet Wood Mac - Go Your Own Way

Free - Alright Now

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Grease - You The One That I Want

Lauren Wood - Fallen

Lionel Richie - Easy Like Sunday Morning

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle

Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely

Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

The Jackson 5 - Shake Your Body

1980s

Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer

Bryan Adams - Summer Of 69’

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Dolly Parton - 9 To 5

George Michael - Faith

Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

Lauren Wood - Fallen

Michael Jackson - Beat It

Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Prince - Kiss

Prince - Purple Rain

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Queen - I Want To Break Free

Queen - We Are The Champions

Sting - Englishman In New

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

1990s

All Saints - Never Ever

Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket

Alanis Morissette - Ironic

Big Mountain - Baby I Love Your Way

Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody

Charles And Eddie - Would I Love To You?

Four Non Blondes - What's Up

Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight

Lighthouse Family - High

Los Lobos - La Bamba

Macy Gray - I Try

Michael Jackson - Black Or White

Moloko - Sing It Back

Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger

Oasis - Wonderwall

Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer

2000s

Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own/ain't No Mountain High Enough

Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Coldplay - Clocks

Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On

Corinne Bailey Rae - Trouble Sleeping

Craig David - Walking Away

Daft Punk - One More Time

Duffy - Mercy

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home/dirty Paws

Estelle - American Boy

Florence & The Machine - You've Got The Love

Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

Jack Johnson - Better Together

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Joss Stone - Super Duper Love

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody

Kt Tunstall - Black Horse And A Cherry Tree

Lighthouse Family - High

Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning

Modjo - Lady

Outkast - Hey Ya

Reef - Place Your Hands

Rhianna - Rudeboy

Rhianna - We Found Love

Sam Sparro - Black And Gold

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Sophie Ellis - Murder On The Dance Floor

Sweet Female Attitude - Flowers

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

The Killers - Mr Brightside

The Kooks - Naive

2010s

Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?

Avicii - Wake Me Up

Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven

Bruno Mars - Treasure

Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love

Camilla Cabello - Havana

Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe

Charlie Puth - Attention

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran - Perfect

Ella Henderson - Yours

George Ezra - Budapest

James Bay - Hold Back The River

James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go

Jesse Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Jesse Glynne - Hold My Hand

Jessie J - Domino

Jessie J - Price Tag

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Justin Bieber - Sorry

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean

Magic - Rude

Major Laser - Lean On

Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know

Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Pharell Williams - Happy

Pink - Raise Your Glass

Rag'n'bone - Human

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Sam Smith - I Know Not The Only One

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Sia - Chandelier

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

The Chainsmokers - Closer

The Lumineers - Ho Hey

The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face

Zara Larsson - Lush Life

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