HEY THERE WE'RE SOPH & MAT!
Here's a little bit about what makes us tick!
Welcome to The Distance, an acoustic and looping events duo based in the Northwest of England. We formed back in late 2009 and have been entertaining audiences with our unique blend of acoustic folk-rock and upbeat live looping ever since. Time has flown by, and we’re proud to have established ourselves as one of the most sought-after wedding and events bands in the region.
As a duo, we specialise in both daytime acoustic wedding music for ceremonies, drinks receptions, and wedding breakfasts, as well as upbeat and intricate live looping sets. Each element of our live music is performed and looped in real-time, giving the sound you would expect from a much larger wedding band lineup. This is a great option for your early-evening reception entertainment, after which your DJ can carry you through to the end of your party.
Our male and female acoustic duo share lead vocal duties, which allows us to offer a broad repertoire of music, all performed in our own acoustic, folk-rock style. We particularly enjoy the combination of ukulele and guitar with perhaps a smattering of thumpy percussion. But we are not limited to that, we both play drums, bass, keys, synth, percussion, guitars, harmonica and also use electronic drum pads, loop pedals and synths, which makes our live performances unique and exciting.
When we’re not performing live, we love to record and release acoustic covers from our live repertoire. Our music is available on Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming platforms. You can also purchase full albums or single tracks directly from us via our Bandcamp page. We keep the price low so that as many people as possible can listen to our music.
Soph & Matt
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Can’t Live Without:
Ketchup, Premiere Pro, Long Baths.
Favorite Travel Spot:
Soph: 35mm Lens… Mat: Tiny Drone!
Just do the work… perfection is overrated.
Describe Yourself in One Word:
Soph: Sleepy Mat: Pedantic.
Soph built this website, and Mat acted with Daniel Craig.
We also record and film acoustic covers as music videos, which makes a wonderful gift for the music-lover in your life, or if we’re booked to perform your first dance live, a nice early peek at how it will sound. If you just want the audio without the video element, we offer some quite affordable deals, too!
All of these music videos eventually and up on our YouTube channel, which currently has just over 100 acoustic duo covers and 45 loop pedal covers floating around on it. This is perhaps the best way to get to know us as an acoustic wedding band and looping wedding band, so, if you’re the sort who prefers to see exactly how we work rather than just reading about it, feel free to hop over there and snoop around for a few minutes.
We’ve been honoured to have been added to the recommended wedding music supplier lists of some of the most breathtaking wedding venues in the North-west, including Wyresdale Park, Alculmlow wedding barn, Iscoyd Park, Ashfield House, Faenol Fawr, New house Farm, Whinstone View, Hardcrags Castle, Gibson Mill. Sefton Park Palm house, Cragwood Country House Hotel and Woolas Barn – all places at which we adore performing at and we can’t thank them enough for being so friendly and welcoming every time we visit. As full-time working acoustic wedding singers in the UK, it’s a huge privilege for places like these to be willing to endorse us, and we’re so grateful for their support!
If you’d like to know more about what we do, feel free to head over to our video page where you can while away the time watching and listening to our work in the comfort of your big squishy chair… and if you’d like to talk to us about booking us as your acoustic band in the northwest for your wedding day entertainment or acoustic tunes for your birthday or corporate event, just head straight to the contact us page and drop us a message – we’d love to hear from you!