Rebel Hearts are a duo with a sexy, bootlegging, speakeasy vibe. "Cotton club jazz and blues mixed with stomping saloon country and soul.” With their vintage flair, they style their shows accordingly mixing Blues, Jazz and Soul with distinctive Country Americana. They can perform both old and new songs and can include some of their own original music as well, which has a Bluegrass and Rock 'n' Roll style.
Kate and Simon are a husband and wife team and between them, they have over a decade of experience in the music and theatre industries. Kate is an established musical theatre performer, having performed all over the World and in London’s West End with musicals such as Grease and Annie. Simon has been a professional singer/songwriter for the last ten years, touring throughout Europe and the UK and has supported the likes of Seth Lakeman, Martin Harley and Frank Turner.
The repertoire includes a set of jazz/blues covers and a set of stomping country/blues tunes as well as the bands own arrangements of modern pop songs. We mix all these up to create a fast moving and seamless show. Every song has a different sound and our usual sets take a journey from Jazzy and Soulful through to Rocking Country, creating a very varied performance. The band pride themselves on being able to make a powerful and energetic sound with just the two of us. We do this with one guitar, bass effects, percussion, harmonica and lots of vocal harmonies.
Originally developed as a cabaret style show, Rebel Hearts can also perform as two separate ‘reduced musicals’ complete with dramatic dialogue and monologues complementing some of the most popular Broadway/West End musical numbers. Both Kate and Simon have worked extensively in theatre and bring that calibre of performance and professionalism to these shows.
If you’re looking for a one of a kind act to add that extra special something to your event, then look no further than Rebel Hearts.
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers American Girl - Tom Petty At Last - Etta James California Dreaming - Bobby Womack Cupid - Sam Cooke Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen Desperado - The Eagles Feeling Good - Nina Simone Fever - Peggy Lee Follow Your Arrow - Kacey Musgraves Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash Free Falling - Tom Petty Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles Gold Digger/I Got A Woman - Ray & Kanye Guitar Man - Elvis Presley Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles Ho Hey - The Lumineers Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Home - Johnnyswim I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone Jackson - Johnny & June Cash Jolene - Dolly Parton Let's Stay Together - Al Green Man Of Constant Sorrow - Traditional Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash Seven Nation Army/Why Don’t You Do Right She - Elvis Costello Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Floor Somethings Got A Hold On Me - Etta James Stand By Me - Ben E King Stormy Weather - Etta James Summertime - Billie Holiday Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley Take It Easy - The Eagles Take Me To The River - Al Green Tennessee Whisky - Chris Stapleton The Snake - Al Wilson Umbrella (Country/Reggae) - Rihanna We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong When The Right One Comes Along - Striking Matches Why Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee Without Your Love - Chris Stapleton
“We chose Rebel Hearts for our work Summer Party, because their music fitted in with our 1920's theme. They did not disappoint! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the songs and the duets sounded even better in action. Many thanks! Highly recommend.”Kate from KPMG
“Thank you for a fab evening of entertainment. Pitch perfect!”David Munday
“I just wanted to say how amazing you both were at our wedding two weeks ago. We have had so many people say to us how they loved you and you set the perfect tone for the day! Jos and I are already hoping that we can have a big anniversary party one day and have you back to play!”Jemima Bennett
“Rebel Hearts were great entertainment at the B Bar tonight in Plymouth. Amazing singers with beautiful harmonies.”Fiona Thurston
“The Rebel Hearts were beyond perfect at our 55 year celebration tonight!”Anne-Marie James - owner of Rossiters, Bath
“We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to Simon and Kate from Rebel Hearts. We've seen them live and they are soooooo good! They've got charm, charisma, class, and they're the nicest people you could work with!”Soul Lotta Funk
“As always, DELIGHTED to have this talented couple perform for us!”The Bloomsbury Club
“Couldn't have picked a better night to visit The Daffodil. Rebel Hearts were awesome!!”Rachael Buttery
I am really keen to have some live music during my wedding ceremony - are you able to perform during the ceremony? Absolutely! We regularly perform during wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. We like to arrive and set up in time for when your guests start to arrive, we can then welcome them with some live music and then perform as required during your ceremony. We can re-set and perform during your drinks reception if required. The band can also perform during wedding breakfasts.
Do you take requests? We are happy to perform one special request for you - for weddings this is usually a song during the ceremony. You can also let us know your top 10 preferences from the repertoire - so you can be sure to hear all your favourites on the day.
How long do you take to set-up? 45 minutes.
What time do you play? At a time to suit your event, standard prices are for 2 hours of live music, to be performed as required over a 4 hour period.
Do you have your own equipment? Yes – we travel self-contained with amplification.
What is the website guide price based on? The published guide price is based on our duo line-up option performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in Fareham. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.
Our venue has a noise limiter, can you work with that? Yes, our sound works fine with noise limiters.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment? Yes.
How much space do you require? We have played in some very small spaces, but ideally a minimum of around 2m x 3m.
How much power do you require? 1 x 13-amp sockets is fine for our system.
Do I need to provide food/drinks? Soft drinks are always much appreciated & for longer days a meal would be great but this is not essential.
Can we see you play live before booking? As a professional function band our bookings tend to be weddings and private events that unfortunately we are unable to invite guests to. Our videos are a very accurate insight into our look and sound, and we'd also encourage you to check out our testimonials page to see what previous clients have said about their experience with the band.