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The Distance

The Distance have played live to captivated audiences all over the world with their explosive stage presence and a repertoire that features modern songs as well as classic hits. They deliver a slick, confident performance full to the brim with energy and excitement! This acoustic boy girl duo will impress your guests and make your party go with a BANG!

  • The Distance have played live to captivated audiences all over the world with their explosive stage presence and a repertoire that features modern songs as well as classic hits.

    They deliver a slick, confident performance full to the brim with energy and excitement, guaranteed to make your party go with a BANG!

    The Distance is one of the UK’s finest acoustic guitar duos. From gentle, soulful acoustic ballads during dinner, to a lively and entertaining stage show in the evening, The Distance wedding band can deliver a perfect performance tailored to your needs.

    Solve your all-day wedding entertainment needs with beautiful live music during your church ceremony, during pre-dinner drinks whilst the photos are being taken, music during the wedding breakfast and a full on party complete with disco for the evening reception. Complete with full stage lighting and a 6000w PA system (for the uninitiated that means “BOOM”!).

    With a combined 30 years experience, Mat O’Neill and Sophie Dian-Jones have a rare chemistry both on and off-stage and have enough experience to win over their audience very quickly, adapting their style and sets to suit the mood!

      • Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
      • Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
      • Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
      • Dancing Queen - ABBA
      • Let's Go Round Again - Average White Beard
      • Upside Down - Diana Ross
      • September - Earth, Wind & Fire
      • Boogie Nights - Heatwave
      • Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
      • Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
      • Just A Little - Liberty X
      • Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
      • After The Love Has Gone - E.W.F
      • I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
      • Best Of My Life - The Emotions
      • Le Freak - Chic
      • Ain't No Sunshine - Gladys Knight
      • Streetlife - Jackie Brown
      • Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
      • Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
      • Sweet Soul Music - Authur Conley
      • Celebration - Cool & The Gang
      • Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
      • I Feel Good - James Brown
      • Stand By Me - Ben E King
      • Barefootin' - Ray Parker
      • My Girl - Temptations
      • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
      • Too Hard To Handle - Otis Reading
      • Disco Inferno - The Tramps
      • Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
      • Knock On Wood - Wilson Pickett
      • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
      • Hold Back The Night - The Tramps
      • Long Train Running - Doubie Bros
      • Kiss - Prince / Tom Jones
      • Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
      • Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
      • Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Band
      • Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
  • “Just wanted to say how pleased we were to have The Distance for our wedding on 14th of June. Mat and Sophie were fantastic. They put so much energy and enthusiasm into their performance and within two songs the dancefloor was full! I’m sure there will be more bookings from some of our guests.”
    – Christine and Keith Smith

    “We booked The Distance for our centenary celebrations after hearing them perform live. We were very impressed with their song choices and the way they interacted with the audience. They really helped create a fantastic atmosphere at the party and everyone enjoyed their performance. We particularly liked their acoustic set which showcased the combination of guitar and their excellent vocals. We would definitely recommend The Distance and will book them again for future events.”
    – Sally Holmes – OMC Ford

    “On behalf of Quickco / Pendragon I would like to say thank you both for a splendid performance on Saturday. The acoustic music during dinner was just right, and you certainly livened everyone up after the awards! Everybody I spoke to had nothing but praise for The Distance and we would certainly recommend you to anybody who asks.”
    – Kevin Boyle – Divisional Managing Director – Quickco / Pendragon

    “The Distance are excellent, both as people and as performers. Despite rain of biblical proportions they had the party totally rocking. Would strongly recommend to anyone.”
    – Richard Whitehead

    “Just wanted to say a massive THANK YOUI for making our night on the occasion of our Mum and Dad’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary. I was concerned that because there were guests from every generation over the last 10 decades it would be difficult to please everybody, but I knew everything was going to be just fine as soon as you started to sound-check. Lots of guests approached me throughout the night to say how good and how professional you sounded, so once again, a huge thank you! Will recommend The Distance to all my friends and family.”
    – Carolyn and John Roe

    “We can only advise that if you want a great band for a special occasion then choose ‘The Distance’! Mat and Sofiee provided a bespoke service that made our wedding reception memorable. They played a great acoustic session for the wedding breakfast and the evening entertainment was fantastic; full of energy and enthusiasm… our guests thought it was wonderful! A big thanks to Mat and Sofiee for making it so special.”
    – Keith and Jane Martin

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Testimonials

  • Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!

    Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
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    Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
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    George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
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    Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
  • Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.

    Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
  • The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.

    Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club

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