Thank you to Swansong Acoustic, they made the night. Brilliant Performance. Can't wait for them to return.

The Apiary Bistro, Castle Donington (26/04/2014) 


Swansong Acoustic filled our venue with amazing renditions of a variety of songs - something for everyone.  Karen's incredible powerful voice and Nige's beautiful guitar playing made this duo a real treat. 

Cat & Fiddle, Macclesfield (24/05/2014)  


Thursday night at The Victoria at Dronfield, always a top night as I book the acts for the venue,  was brilliant this week with the appearance of Swansong Acoustic featuring Karen Gilmore and Nigel Smith on guitar who delivered a faultless performance. 

Howard Copley, Editor, Mercury Paper (03/07/2014) 


'I can't thank you enough, everyone said you made the day so classy!' 

Lyn Bibbings (Bride, Wedding) - Van Dykes, Whitwell) (15/08/2014) 


Thank you for a wonderful evening, great rendering of your repertoire beautifully put over, I would recommend your duo for any gig/party thank you once again. 

Wallace MacFarlane (birthday party - 22/11/14) 


Thank you for a fantastic gig at the Insignio social event. Managers of the University Arms kept asking who you were since you sounded so great.  I really liked that apart from playing your own songs, you did covers as well.  I will definitely recommend you to my friends and other pubs. 

Iwona Zwierzak, Insignio Social Event (07/05/2015)  


Swansong Acoustic was just amazing! Perfect fit with the International Jazz Day event. Our students loved the band. Beautiful voice and excellent instrumental skills impressed the audience. Moreover, Karen was open to any suggestions and ready to discuss the event details what made the evening even better. Would definitely book again."

Lucasz Telega, The Venue, Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield (30/04/2018)  


'...the real magic happened when they started performing, they played a range of songs from different artists, with their own take on each and their performance was brilliant. They also had great rapport with the guests and everyone enjoyed their music.

Mike Linley, Linley Property Services - Birthday Party in Prestwich, Manchester (04/08/2018)


Feedback from the event has been great and everyone thought you guys were brilliant and agreed it was a nice touch to have some music this year.

Sam Christmas, Organiser, Event at The Hilton Hotel, Sheffield (11/07/2019)


Highly recommended !!!  We can't say enough about this duo they made the evening here at The Hawthorn really special for all of our customers (and us staff too). Great choices of music and a beautiful sound we can't wait to have them back!!!

Sarah Holland-Warhurst, The Hawthorn, Howarth (19/07/2019)


'Karen and Nigel transformed our rained-off, damp-squib of a garden party into a magical afternoon; wonderful music which everyone enjoyed and a great rapport with the audience'.

Sheila Harding, Birthday Party at the Malt Shovel, Bolehill, Matlock (18/05/21)


'Swansong Acoustic were our musical entertainment at a summer event held at Hopwell Hall last Saturday evening.  They kept everyone amazed by the singing and playing and I would highly recommend the duo for any event where you want good music which entertains all ages.  They are such a pleasure to have as musicians.'

June Parkinson MBE, Erewash Conservative Association (08/08/21)


'Swansong Acoustic are superb value in every way. Nigel and Karen are great musicians. A really well judged selection of material, including some memorable versions of old favourites.  They have a great rapport with the audience as well and had everyone singing along'.

U3A Cafe Concert, Middleton Village Hall, Wirksworth (02/04/22)


'It was the perfect summers evening with Swansong Accoustic - Karen has the most beautiful voice accompanied by Nigel on the guitar. There were plenty of requests played and audience participation!. I would recommend hiring the duo for any event, to add a touch of class and a beautiful sound' (Gaynor Smith, the host)

'What a brilliant evening we had.Thoroughly enjoyed the music. Can't wait to see you both again soon' (Lorraineguest).

'I had the pleasure of hearing / watching Swansong last Saturday. I sang along (quietly) to the first half of their set and danced to the second half. It was a great night and a standout memory I will treasure. Thanks to you both for sharing your talent and enthusiasm with us'. (Rob - guest)

'What an amazing night from Karen and Nigel. Not my first time they just keep getting better and better. Anyone not seen them yet I urge you to go. Whatever your style of music there really is something for everyone - it’s all there! Fantastic live music not to be missed. Can’t wait for next time' (Lynn - guest)

Private Garden Party, Hodthorpe (09/07/22)


‘Just wanted to thank you for playing, and for an excellent set at our event this weekend.  The feedback from the audience was brilliant. We will definitely be touch with you for future events’. 

Nigel Downs, Trentfest 2024, Thoresby Park, Notts (16/06/24)