So you wanna know what your options are? We've three fantastic little gems that might take your fancy.
The Quirky One: The Kooky Ukes
Lemme introduce this funky little triangle. Recently crowned Ireland's "Musicians of the Year 2014", Johnny, Cormac and Colin are riding a wave of success with couples and the media alike. Described by one blog as a "kooky option in a field of generics", the Kooky Ukes take every genre and turn it upside down and inside out, revamping new tunes and letting them loose on the ukuleles. For sheer originality and sass, the Ukes are the perfect option. You'll be enthralled and will want to play the Uke. Don't say we didn't warn you. Check out the promo vid below to get an inkling of the personability of the band and the kind of jazz they get up to on their days off.
The Sophisticated One: Jazz Duo or Trio
If you want to go for the effortless, bare and simple vibe, the jazz duo/trio is ideal. You can have a mix of a solo pianist and bass player, you can even add a drummer if you want. Or if you wanna go the solo route, we've a pianist in tow to make this an extra elegant affair. It's all instrumental, to keep the affair low-key and mellow.
Here is a sample song list that might pique your interest.
The Smooth One: Take 3 Trio
If The Beat Boutique are Batman, then Take 3 is the playboy Bruce Wayne - a hip daytime trio comprising Russell, Steve with Keith Farrell on double bass duties, for that authentic, smooth sound.
Take 3 put a unique latin/samba twist on popular contemporary music and perform timeless classics with beautiful new arrangements.
Hear Ray Charles, Jamie Cullum, Frank Sinatra and more contemporary artists such as Pharrell, Moloko, Joy Division, Sting and the Cure.
Check out the sound of Take 3.