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Based around London, Pauline & the Imaginary Friends began playing music together in the local bar scene, perfecting their technical abilities and unique sound.
They are very versatile and interactive.
Party Band Trio for a high energy vibe with a sound very close to a full band. Or Acoustic Trio / Duo set up for a more laid back vibe.
From 70’s to the latest Chart. With a couple of well known Classics and Sing-along tunes, as well as festive seasonal tunes. A focus on upbeat and uplifting songs. Often adding a twist and a little ‘je ne sais quoi’!
* Party Band Trio with vocals, guitar and handsonic 🎸🥁 (with traditional and retro drums sounds) – Exotic sound for a more laid back vibe (with congas and bongos)
Acoustic Trio with vocals, guitar and cajon 🎸🥁
* Acoustic Duo with vocals and guitar 🎸
* Alternatively Swing Jazz Trio / Duo with jazz guitar and double bass
Typically 2 x 45 minutes sets
Other set lengths: 1 x 60 minutes | 2 x 60 minutes / 3 x 40 Minutes | 3 x 45 minutes
Smart casual dress code. If requested Pauline & the Imaginary Friends can perform with various outfits and accessories to fit different themes.
Pauline Callais is a multi-talented Parisienne vocalist, artist and performer. Her powerful and soul-stirring voice develops a wide array of tones and colours, serving melodies that keep in your mind. Pauline has great stage presence and energy when performing, delivering a memorable cabaret style performance. Featuring her own unique interpretation of songs both modern and retro, making an emotional statement.
Matt Helm is a professional guitarist who has played in original bands, covers bands and musical theatre productions for the past 10 years. A versatile performer, his influences stretch from folk and motown through blues, funk and rock to industrial and dubstep. He met Pauline in 2018 and soon signed up as an Imaginary Friend. This has given him the scope to experiment with more acoustic, ambient and atmospheric sounds.
Gareth Wax, AKA DJ Bongo, started out in marching bands and in philharmonic orchestras, moving into punk, new wave and several years as a heavy rock drummer. After 10 years performing he took a 7 year break during which time he was taught hand drums specialising in Latin American, funk, jazz and folk. After 12 years playing in Ibiza, Hamburg, New York, London in the club scene he met Pauline and they formed the Imaginary Friends.