Blue Drops, The

The Blue Drops, provide a versatile acoustic set with vocal harmony, songs and classical / instrumental pieces to set the mood for any occasion. 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.

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


“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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