Lyrae: “Beta Lyrae (β Lyr, β Lyrae) is a binary star system approximately 960 light-years (290 parsecs) away in the constellation Lyra.” (Wiki)
Jennifer & Lianna form a similar system here on Earth. They met eight years ago whilst playing for music events organiser and singer-songwriter Paul Dunton and have been firm friends ever since. Both multi-instrumentalists, the pair perform under many different guises: as soloists, session players and in various ensembles. They have performed and toured together in Germany, North America and China, and have frequented many local coffee shops and wine bars inbetween. Their voice and piano duo Lyrae seemed a natural progression of their passion for music and their close friendship and, a year in, rehearsals and gigs are just as much fun as when they started!
Lyrae is best described as a classical-crossover voice and piano duo with a sprinkling of violin duets. The duo offers the listener a journey through easy-listening classical songs and arias, musical theatre, pop and jazz standards. Their programme is carefully planned for the setting they perform in, and is gently broken up with light violin duets and solo piano pieces. Their aim is to give the audience great musical variety whilst maintaining a high quality performance in each style they perform.
“As a business that habitually hosts musical performances for their guests, we had never received such a positive response. The individual talent of both halves of the Lyrae Duo is evident and their union is truly exquisite. They manage to create a magical atmosphere through the harmonious melody they express with their instruments and voices. We truly wished the show would never end and when it finally did, both staff and guests couldn’t wait to book their place for their next show. Thank you for such an incredible experience!” – Alessandro Biscardi, Vesuvius restaurant, Maidstone.
The duo holds a monthly residency at Il Vesuvio Italian restaurant in Tunbridge Wells, which frequently boasts a sell out on tickets thanks to the winning combination of the Biscardi family’s warm hospitality, authentic Italian cuisine and charming music.
For a current repertoire list, please click here. We’re alway adding more and welcome requests. We’ve discovered some beautiful songs from audience suggestions!