Blue Drops, The

The Blue Drops, either as an acoustic outfit or a party band performing to backing tracks, this talented duo are ideal for weddings, private & corporate parties.

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As the Blue Drops Acoustic Duo Tom Butterworth and Julie Barford provide a versatile acoustic set with vocal harmony, songs and classical / instrumental pieces to set the mood for any occasion.

As Blue Drops Party! everyone gets up and dancing with dance floor classics using professional quality full band backing tracks, disco lights and a full PA system suitable for any size venue.

Tom Butterworth is a guitar tutor and session player based in Brighton, and he has also worked on TV soundtracks for both the BBC and Channel 4. Tom can also provide classical, Spanish, jazz and instrumental popular music styles catered for the occasion on both classical and steel string guitar.

Julie Barford is a vocal graduate from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music studying under Carlene Anderson (vocalist for The Brand New Heavies and the Young Disciples). As well as singing with The Blue Drops Julie regularly performs with top function band M.I.B.

The Blue Drops set lists

Blue Drops Acoustic

• Al Green – Lets stay together

• Alanis Morrisette – One hand in my pocket

• Amy Winehouse – Valerie

• Andy Williams – Moon River

• Ben E King – Stand by Me

• Bill Withers – Just the two of us

• Bill Withers – Lean on me

• Bill Withers – Lovely Day

• Blues Brothers – Sweet Home Chicago

• Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer

• Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive

• Bob Marley – No Woman no Cry

• Bryan Adams – Heaven

• Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

• Cat Stevens – Wild World

• Cameo – Word Up

• Cher – Life after love

• Cindi Lauper – Time After Time

• Cindi Lauper – True Colours

• Coldplay – Yellow

• Corrine Bailey Ray – Girl Put Your Records On

• Creedence Clearwater – Proud Mary

• Disney – I Wanna Be Like You

• Dixie Chicks – Travelling Soldier

• Dolly Parton – Jolene

• Dusty Springfield – Son of a preacher man

• Ella Fitzgerald – Summertime

• Elton John – Your Song

• Erasure – A Little Respect

• Eric Clapton – Tears in heaven

• Eric Clapton – Wonderful tonight

• Fleetwood Mac – Songbird

• Four Non Blondes – What’s Up

• Frank & Nancy Sinatra – Something stupid

• Frank Sinatra – Fly me to the moon

• Gnarls Barclay – Crazy

• Guns n Roses – Sweet Child of Mine

• Heart – Alone

• India Irie – Ready For Love

• Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

• Jose Gonzales – Heartbeats

• Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

• Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

• Mama Cass – Dream a Little Dream of Me

• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

• Nilsson – Everybody’s Talking at me

• Nina Simone – Feeling good

• Nina Simone – I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free

• Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why

• Oasis – Wonderwall

• Otis Redding – Dock of the Bay

• Plain White Tees – Hey There Delilah

• Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack

• Roberta Flack – Killing me softly

• Rod Stewart – Handbags and the Gladrags

• Seal – Kiss From a Rose

• Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water

• The Bangles – Eternal Flame

• The Beatles – All you need is love

• The Beatles – Come together

• The Beatles – Here comes the sun

• The Beatles – Hey Jude

• The Beautiful South – Rotterdam

• The Eagles – Hotel California

• The Kinks – Days

• The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses

• U2 – One

• U2 – With or Without You

• Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

• Van Morrison – Moondance

Blue Drops Party!

• ABBA – Dancing Queen

• Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

• Bad Company – Can’t Get Enough of Your Love

• Beyonce – Crazy in Love

• Bill Withers – Just the Two of Us

• Bill Withers – Lovely Day

• Black Cherry – Play That Funky Music

• Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody

• Blues Brothers – Gimme Some Loving

• Blues Brothers – Sweet Home Chicago

• Bryan Adams – Summer of 69

• Cher – Believe

• Coldplay – Yellow

• Creedence Clearwater – Bad Moon Rising

• David Bowie – The Jean Genie

• David Bowie – Suffragette City

• David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust

• Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing

• Dire Straits – Walk of Life

• Dirty Dancing – I’ve Had The Time of my Life

• Dolly Parton – Working 9-5

• Don McLean – American Pie

• Donna Summer – Hot Stuff

• Duffy – Mercy

• Elton John – Crocodile Rock

• Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

• Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

• Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

• Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

• Jackson 5 – Blame it on the Boogie

• Joan Jett – I Love Rock n Roll

• Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire

• K T Tunstall – Suddenly I See

• Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine

• Kenny Loggins – Footloose

• Los Lobos – La Bamba

• Lynyrd Skynyd – Call me the Breeze

• Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet home Alabama

• Oasis – She’s Electric

• Oasis – Wonderwall

• Pointer Sisters – We Are Family

• Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack

• Ray Charles – Shake Your Tailfeather

• Robbie Williams – Angels

• Robbie Williams – Let me Entertain You

• Rod Stewart – Maggie May

• Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman

• Sam Cooke – Soul Man

• Santana – Smooth

• Sister Sledge – We Are Family

• Status Quo – Caroline

• Steve Harley – Come up & see me

• Stevie Wonder – Superstition

• The Bangles – Walk Like an Egyptian

• The Beatles – All You Need is Love

• The Beatles – Hey Jude

• The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There

• The Black Crowes – Hard to Handle

• The Eagles – Take it Easy

• The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon

• The Monkees – I’m a Believer

• The Pointer Sisters – I’m so Excited

• The Proclaimers – 500 Miles

• The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

• The Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama

• Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town

• Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl

• Van Morrison – Bright Side of the road

• Van Morrison – Moondance


“Just a note to thank you very much for playing so beautifully at our wedding on 18 December. And also to thank you for driving all the way in the snow and ice. Sorry we didn’t get to talk to you much but I loved the music you played and everybody commented on how great you were and how lovely the music was so thank you for choosing perfect songs. Best wishes, Carly”

“This is just a little email to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was fantastic. We had an amazing day – lots of great memories. Best Wishes, Jo and Ben”

“We cannot thank you enough for your playing yesterday. It was just perfect, and the arrangements to the songs you learnt were incredible – even better than we had imagined they would be. We are ever so grateful for all your hard work and our guests thought you were amazing. Kind regards, Ellie”

“It was good to meet you. What a great day. We had a really fab. time and do thank you so very much for creating such a special atmosphere by playing our kind of music so beautifully. We all greatly appreciated your skill and your lovely smile. Claire and Mike”

“I just wanted to say a big belated thank you for playing at our wedding, you went down a storm! Many thanks, and I would bear you mind and recommend you in the future! Best Wishes, David and Rachel”

“We were delighted with the Blue Drops Duo for Elvira and Helen’s 50th birthday party on 8 August. They were just great and many guests commented on how good they were. I wish I could think of another occasion to involve them in soon! All the best, Elvira and Martin”

“Many thanks for your show last night. I have spoken to a few of the guests this morning and they absolutely loved your performance. Anna”

“Sorry its a bit late but just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at my party last Saturday. You were fab and everyone really enjoyed the entertainment. I hope you had a good time too. Thank you, Jo”

“Just a quick note to say a big thank you for Saturday night. We have had lots of very positive comments about your music – you set a lovely relaxed atmosphere to start and finished with some great party music. I have already passed on your contact details to some of the attendees of the party at their request. Thanks again, Bernie”

“Dear Tom you were a complete star and everyone thought you were amazing. Thanks for playing on, I know Alan really was wowed and so were we all. See you soon I am sure! Cheers, Maggie”

“Just a brief note to say thank you so much for enhancing a wonderful and memorable evening that my dear friends organized me on Saturday. Heaps of thanks Tom, I hope that I have occasion to listen to you again. Best wishes, Alan”

“I thought that I would drop you a line regarding the Blue Drops which we arranged for my 50th party – they were quite simply fantastic and really went down well – everybody loved them! I would definitely recommend them and would use them again myself. Regards, Sharon”

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