Who are The Paper Songbirds?
They met in 2007, when they were both involved with a youth theatre group based in Teddington, working on a stage adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice; Lizzie on the directing side, Stephanie on stage as leading lady. Their mutual love of the 'romantic' Mr Darcy formed the foundation of their friendship!
Prior to the creation of The Paper Songbirds, Lizzie and Steph have performed together on numerous occasions, working on many shows, in both a musical and purely theatrical capacity. They have taken productions to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and produced successful sell out shows in South-West London. Following many more theatrical collaborations, they realised their work ethic, mindset and creative intuition naturally complimented each other. It was this belief that spurred them on to making the decision to work together as a professional singing duo for weddings and events. With their combined experience in music and singing, they realised this would be the perfect venture for them both. And the rest, they say, is history.
The musical influences that contribute to these two experienced singers are diverse and extensive. Stephanie trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in classical opera and operetta, Lizzie has studied musical theatre and contemporary and classical jazz. This means, coming from different performance backgrounds, they each bring a broad repertoire which, when combined, creates an individual style and sound.
The Paper Songbirds perform using high-quality acoustic guitar, piano and live band backing tracks. Played through a compact, high-powered portable sound system, this amplifies their beautiful vocal arrangements with exceptional sound quality. The music from this professional singing duo for weddings and events combines elements of the traditional vocal harmony singing of country, folk, pop and classical genres, presented as a polished, contemporary production.
In only a short time, they have established themselves as an incredibly popular choice for weddings, private parties, and corporate events and are a listed recommended supplier for a number of reputable venues in the local area.
Though based in Surrey, The Paper Songbirds are more than happy to travel for your event. Expenses for travel within a 30 mile radius of Guildford will be included in the price quoted for the occasion. Please contact The Paper Songbirds to discuss your requirements.