Talented and fabulous, this locally based covers band Rip-it Encore are sure to dazzle and captivate any guest at your event, whether it be a wedding, party or corporate event. Comprising of two dynamic male vocalists through three skilled musicians and a tasteful blend of musicianship, theatricality, versatility and vibe to make any occasion a memorable one.
So, you're heading to this sunny part of the world to either get married or to organise a great party, and you need a band with versatility, who not only performs great music, but who can also speak your language. Well, you've found us... Rip-it Encore, with styles that include, but are not limited to, Jazz, blues, pop, reggae, rock, rock 'n' roll, R&B and Indie pop, right up to modern day chart hits.
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Just below is an example of how we sound live as a trio, and as you can hear we sound more like a band with 5 or 6 members. This is partially down to the musicians multitasking skills. Kent (keyboard player and singer) plays the bass on a keyboard with his left hand, whilst with his right hand will play either, or together depending on the song, piano, Fender Rhodes, Hammond organ, synth and even triggering sounds, loops and effects. Jake (guitarist and singer) plays through an impressive professional guitar rig setup, all fed to an all-tube Fender amp, and swaps electric guitar for acoustic depending on the atmosphere required for each song, occasionally adding harmonica for that distinctive "folk" feel. This allows the band to remain small in size, but sound very large and robust. With all of this together with actually being musically skilled, the result is quite simply stunning...
We can take care of all the musical aspects at your event, including wedding ceremony, aperitif / champagne cocktail, through to dinner and dance. what's more, if you don't have a DJ, you'll have full use of our high quality sound PA system for the later hours with your own selection of MP3's and playlists. Or just ask, as we can even put together a playlist to suit the mood...
Our repertoire includes songs from some of the greatest singer / songwriting legends in the history of music, such as Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Elton John, Billy Joel, REM, Joe Cocker, The Beatles, Lionel Richie, Ray Charles, Fools Garden, Eric Clapton, Louis Armstrong and many many more. You'll not be dissapointed!
The music we perform is always 100% live, without the aid of computers and backing tracks. Our duo option, for example, is made up from Kent on the piano and Hammond organ with split keyboard using his left hand to play double bass guitar, thus creating a full and round sound. Then, Jake playing electric / acoustic guitars and harmonicas. The 2 vocals working seamlessly together in harmony which captivates the attention of most audiences. Rhythms are kept in tempo with real instruments such as foot shakers / tambourines and a Cajon bass drum box. This enables the duo to remain small but sound large. Read more to find out about our trio and full 4-piece configuration.
Duo to trio - From cocktail / champagne reception / vin d'honneur, through to dinner, dance and disco.
To sum it up... You can hire us as a duo or trio for your party or event, wedding, aperitif / champagne reception / cocktail through to dinner and dance. The duo is as the trio, but without a real drummer. These different options are priced individually, but we can tweak or mix 'n' match to find a solution that suits you and your budget. Contact us for details, availability and prices.
We are based in the south of France and can travel to any part of the country to perform at your event. We're accustomed to travelling to any part of Europe and worldwide. We frequently travel to Spain, Italy and Switzerland for weddings and corporate events.
Here is a medley of just a few of the songs we perform 100% live
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