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With more than 40 years’ experience in the music industry between them, the couple are passionate about every genre of music and have recently taken their unique shows worldwide. 
 
Gary is a dynamic and dazzling saxophonist and keyboard player whose style is complemented by Julia’s rich resonant voice. Together they offer a show that is stylish and fun; exciting and amusing. 
 
History Julia and Gary, who are based in Dorset, have been working together since 2001. 
 
Early in their partnership they performed in pubs and clubs. From 2010-11 they completed four seasons in Cyprus for adult-only brands, Thomson Gold and Thomson Couples. 
 
In early 2012 they were recruited by P&O Cruises as resident duo on board its luxury ships Oceana, Ventura and Azura which has taken them all over the world. 
 
Gary has played tenor and alto saxophone for more than 30 years and now adds variety with his keyboard and keytar skills. He has played in rock and soul bands as well as three previous duos. 
 
Julia’s vocal range is from contralto to alto. She studied with Rosemary Kay in Bournemouth and has sung with Gary for 12 years. Their versatility is the key to their success with audience participation always high on their agenda. 
 
The show: Music - Banter - Rapport Julia and Gary perform everything from laid back dinner music to foot stomping dance music; providing popular music from decades past to the current day. Their repertoire currently stands at 400 regularly performed numbers and is increasing all the time. 
 
They create energy and atmosphere and engage with audiences of all ages at every level. Their bewitching mix of fabulous music, quick-fire banter and great audience rapport translates through many venues. 

 

Mark Betteridge
*****
Mike Barns
*****