Duthie and Company
The Best of the Great American Songbook
Piano and Bass or Guitar and Bass Duos
(We can also add one of our favorite sax players or drummers to make a trio or quartet.)
We play the most familiar and best loved songs from the Great American Songbook, including songs by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Johnny Mercer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, and many others. We offer a very large repertoire, and we also take your requests!
Elegant music for dinner and cocktail parties, banquets, art galleries, auctions, restaurants, home parties, and any other intimate gathering. We play to the room - your guests will always be able to converse and enjoy the event, because our volume level is always just right.
Depending on your needs and the type of event, we have several combinations to choose from, each playing mellow and sophisticated society music that everyone at your event will recognize and enjoy. Below you will find some of the options we offer:
DUTHIE and AYARS have extensive experience as a duo working on cruise ships, local show venues and nightclubs. Among other credits, Bo was Liberace’s arranger and conductor for 12 years. We also offer a show entitled By Request.
DUTHIE and COMPANY, Guitar and Bass
I also offer a Guitar and Bass duo which has a warm and distinctive sound – mello, jazzy and swinging for small rooms or where there is no room for a piano. Highly portable, we are perfect for outdoor events.