The Clique

We are The Clique, a sophisticated duo with Gilly Clinton on vocals and flute and Derek Deadman on acoustic guitar. We have performed at renowned music venues, 5 star hotels, top restaurants, prestigious corporate and private events, weddings, celebration parties and music festivals throughout the UK as well as at international venues for over 15 years.


Some of the more celebrated venues we have performed at include: BBC (London) radio and TV, Hammersmith Apollo, The Dorchester Hotel Mayfair, Wentworth Golf Club, Grosvenor-Mayfair, 100 Wardour Street London, Dublin Castle, The Mean Fiddler, Jazz Café, York Minster, Victorious Festival, Royal Ascot, Dover Street Wine Bar Mayfair, Jazz After Dark Soho, HMS Warrior, Winchester Cathedral, Café Wah New York City and many more, plus celebrity home parties.


Whether you are holding a chic cocktail party, church or civil wedding ceremony, reception, festival, or holding an important corporate event, we will provide complimentary music and artistry to suit the requirement and satisfy all tastes.


We are based on the border of Hampshire/Surrey/Berkshire and are happy to perform throughout the UK or overseas.

Music

Demos

Bookings

We love performing our range of melodic and intimate acoustic quirky renditions of classic artists including Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Kate Bush, Madness, Elton John, Aha, Duran Duran, The Cure, Toto, George Michael, Patti Smith, Jefferson Airplane, Adele, Harry Styles, and so many more...A full song list can be requested.


Our range is extensive and we are always happy to perform a special song where possible.


If your event requires a livelier party atmosphere then we’ve got you covered there too! With the switch of one acoustic guitar to electric guitar, and the addition of high quality, customised backing tracks, we are ready to get the dance floor moving. From 60s to current chart hits there’s music to suit all age groups. Whatever your needs, we will be happy to tune our set to what you like best.

EQUIPMENT

We have our own fully equipped technical set up including PA and intimate lighting but are as comfortable playing without acoustics for a more atmospheric performance if required. All equipment is PAT tested and we are fully insured.

We would be delighted to speak with you and see how we can meet your requirements, please contact:

enquiry@thecliqueduo.co.uk

Testimonials

“The Clique Duo played a carefully thought out set at our Bond Party charity fundraiser. Gilly has a fabulous voice which works perfectly with Del’s amazing guitar playing. They went down really well with everyone and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them for your event or party.”


George (Charity Fundraiser)

10/10

“Can’t thank Gilly and Derek enough for playing at Ian’s surprise 50th Birthday Party. Absolutely 5*. Nothing was too much trouble from the moment The Duo was booked to arrival on the night and playing two amazing sets whilst people caught up with old friends. Can’t wait to book these guys again definitely worth every penny.”


J Moore

“Just to say thanks for yesterday. The Clique Duo were excellent, so lovely to work with.”


Lois (Luxury Wedding Fair)

10/10

“It was great to see The Clique Duo  for the first time. I loved the mix of old and new tunes and the tasteful arrangements. Gilly’s voice was magnificent and Del’s acoustic guitar did not miss a beat.”


Dave

“The Clique Duo played at our party with an excellent repertoire and a sensible volume to suit the size of the venue. Many guests remarked on the excellent entertainment. We will continue to support their local live events.”


June C

“We had such a great evening with Clique Duo who performed at my 50th birthday in Swanage - what a fantastic evening, I can’t wait to see them perform again - thank you for contributing to my special occasion xx”


Tarn M

Thanks for playing at our anniversary party, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.  Both you and Del set the tone for a relaxed and enjoyable evening and thank you for indulging the many requests for more.  My nephews never thought they'd be up dancing with their grandma but the music was too good for them not put down their pints and join in! You have an amazing voice and range Gilly.  We will happily book you again and will certainly recommend you to friends (any anyone else looking for great entertainment).


Thank you both.

Sharon and Mark x

Thank you for putting up with the cold to give us a really lovely performance last night. I had so many compliments about you both on the evening and in messages today so you were definitely popular & really made the party!


Thank you for your beautiful singing and for being so flexible and helpful before the day and on the night. It was very special to have live music in our garden and we loved your song choices. I loved it when all the children were lying on the rug watching you, mesmerised by your performance! You are both so talented and I hope you keep performing for many years to com.


Thank you again, Anna.

Our most up to date recordings can be found on our YouTube channel:

Thank you for putting up with the cold to give us a really lovely performance last night. I had so many compliments about you both on the evening and in messages today so you were definitely popular and really made the party! Thank you for your beautiful singing and for being so flexible and helpful before the day and on the night. It was very special to have live music in our garden and we loved your song choices. I loved it when all the children were lying on the rug watching you, mesmerised by your performance! You are both so talented and I hope you keep performing for many years to come


Thank you again.

Anna

“To describe The Clique as superb is an understatement! They’re a very talented duo. The beautiful Gilly on vocals and flute, Del a gifted guitarist and women seem to like him! I want them back at Gerry’s Club ASAP xx”


Michael Dillon, owner. Gerry’s Private Actors Club, West End, London, W1

“Gilly and Del are very professional and wonderful to have along to any social occasion. Nothing is too much trouble. They performed at our Christmas cocktail party. They added something very special! Great music both acoustic to begin with and then an electric set to get us on our feet. Brilliant night and highly recommend them.”


Alison

“A massive thank you to a most talented Clique Duo who performed at my husband’s 50th birthday party! A tasteful arrangement of songs and Gilly and Del’s talent completely set the ambience and made all our guests feel very welcome. A combination of a fabulous voice and beautiful guitar playing turned everyone’s heads at our party. Can’t wait to see these guys perform again!! Thank you so much for your contribution to our special celebration”


Elena

“I’ve hired The Clique to play at a few events now and they never disappoint. The combination of Del on guitar and Gilly on vocals interspersed with flute is really unusual and very effective. It’s a beautiful sound all round. They are just as popular in a small intimate restaurant as they are on a big festival stage and of course, they are both gorgeous people so an absolute pleasure to work with.


I have no hesitation in recommending them.”


Shelle Luscombe - Event Host and Producer.

“The Clique have performed for us on a few occasions and we can’t wait to have them back. They have some magic going on with their music. Del’s skillful guitar brings jazz influences which draws the audience in. Gilly’s equally skillful flute and harmonies have a magical musical sound. The duo’s unique interpretation of classic covers varying from Kate Bush and The Stranglers keep the audience captivated. The Clique’s style and delivery really connect with their audience giving a truly relaxing and entertaining evening.”


Brody, The Plough, Farnham.

“The Clique played at a charity party in the park and were superb. The wide range of songs, covers that they made their own, had a great appeal to all ages. There is a real chemistry between the two of them that you can hear in the music and Gilly’s flute playing makes them stand out from other cover bands.”


Gerda, Charity Festival.

“The clique duo are an entertaining pair of musical troubadours capable of pure Eargasms! They certainly know how to get the party going with atmospheric renditions of absolutely classic tunes that everyone knows and loves. The Clique duo are a delight and will sprinkle their magic dust on any occasion!!”


Jo, The Mulberry, Farnham

“I booked Gilly and Del to pley at a garden party I was hosting for a mixed age group. They were everything they promised to be - and more. Firstly they were prompt to arrive and set themselves up with no fuss or demands. They played a wide variety of songs and every one was faultless. They are very engaging and soon had everyone enjoying themselves. On request, they performed a song that was a particular favourite of a child with special needs. Gilly was very happy to have him join in and even provided him with a tambourine - it made for a very special moment for everyone. I can highly recommend The Clique for a wide variety of events and can’t wait to be able to host another event with them.”


Debbie.