The Singer and The Songwriter

Acoustic Duo from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$300 - $1000 per event
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Rachel Garcia's lush, jazz vocals and Thu Tran's swinging, dynamic guitar arrangements flow together effortlessly with lyrical, original songwriting to create The Singer and The Songwriter's signature sound. Their jazz-inspired chemistry and repertoire can be soothing enough for an elegant cocktail hour or relaxed brunch, while their original material is emotionally engaging enough to command the attention of an audience in a theater, house concert or listening room experience. "His guitar shimmies and swings like Django Reinhardt while her voice wraps around each note, swaying in unison like a modern-day Ella Fitzgerald."

Debuting at #34 on the CMJ Jazz Top 40 Charts, the duo's first album was critically praised as "diverse, confident, stylish and accomplished" (Americana-UK), "a revelation" (Pittsburgh In Tune) and "an opus worthy of national attention" (Playback: STL). They are currently touring the US in support of their latest release. Of their live show, The Eastsider LA writes: ""Tran's […] colorful playing style paired wonderfully with the dramatic and soulful voice of his partner in crime. It was clear that underneath Garcia's cafe-jazz voice lay a rich, billowing and powerful vocal onslaught. "

ALSO AVAILABLE: Ask us about our solo instrumental guitar services!
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Club Event

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Thu & Rachel were super easy to work with! They were flexible and just carried a sense of calm with them. There performance was spectacular! Our members gave rave reviews. Rachel's voice is beautiful!Thus playing was marvelous and they were able to judge just the right songs and volumes for the room/crowd. I would highly recommend them! Susan Fay South Beach yacht Club, San Francisco

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Christmas Party

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Excellent! Their songs and music were great! Our members loved their performance! Easy to work with and very accommodating.

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Grand Opening

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Thu and Rachel were very professional throughout the whole booking process. They are super talented and made our event great. Thanks so much!

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Corporate Function

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Wonderful performance! Would definitely hire them again and recommend them for other events!

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Club Event

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This duo was amazing! Arrived on time, set up quickly, and entertained our guests until the very end of the event. We had a little shade issue when they got there and they were able to go with the flow and move where we needed them. These two are so sweet and easy to work with. Will definitely book again!

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Celebration

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Friendly vibes. Beautiful music. ?? Rachel and Thu played at our Celebration Of Life event and they were just lovely. I'm so thankful they were able to play for us even for a short time. Very kind people. It was also last minute and they were still eager and accommodating, even after driving 2 1/2 hours to play for us. I hope someday in the future I will have a chance to hear them play again because it was just beautiful. She has a soothing voice and they way he plays guitar to match is just perfect. They have an amazing quality about them and they really set the tone for our reception. I can't thank them enough! I was so grateful for their time and music.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Rachel and Thu did an absolutely incredible job at our wedding, playing during our ceremony and at the cocktail hour! They were very flexible in dealing with the changing weather, and were a huge hit with our families and guests! We couldn't recommend them more highly.

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Event

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Great performance.... The best

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The Singer and The Songwriter’s Response:

Thank you Desire! We loved playing for you this holiday season. Many blessings to you, Happy New Year!

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Christmas Party

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The Singer and The Songwriter’s Response:

I am sorry that this was your experience, Colleen, as we had a very different experience. We spoke with Harold 5 times by phone leading up to the event, returned all calls within 24 hours & provided you clear information. We arrived on time to set up, began the performance on time & cleaned up in a timely manner We promptly adjusted our song list mid-performance, per your request, and played all songs requested by the audience. We received enthusiastic praise from the guests, and upon calling to thank you after the event, Harold let us know that guests enjoyed the music. Please let us know how your experience differed so we can clarify any confusion.

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Christmas Party

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Rachel and Thu were an awesome pair! They were a great addition to our Residents Holiday Party and everyone who came enjoyed their music! 2 thumps up????

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
May
12
Club Event
San Francisco, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
May
3
Corporate Function
South San Francisco, CA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Mar
23
Club Event
Napa, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Dec
11
Christmas Party
San Rafael, CA
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
2018
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Pleasanton, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Mar
14
Grand Opening
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Nov
4
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Oct
24
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Aug
12
Club Event
Middletown, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
3
Wedding
Orange, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Apr
21
Wedding Ceremony
Calistoga, CA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Apr
20
Corporate Function
Newark, CA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
All I Have To Do is Dream
The Everly Brothers
I Fall To Pieces
Patsy Cline
Everyday
Buddy Holly
Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley
Dance Me To The End of Love
Leonard Cohen (Madeleine Peyroux Version)
Don't Wait Too Long
Madeleine Peyroux
A Borrowed Room In A Borrowed House
Original
A Lullaby for Malcolm
Original
After You've Gone
Standard
Blue Christmas
Elvis Presley
Christmas Time Is Here
Vince Guaraldi Trio
Christmas Waltz
The Carpenters
Dream A Little Dream of Me
The Mamas and The Papas
Dry Spell
Original
Guilty
Standard
Half the Week
Original
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Bing Crosby
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Standard
If You Followed Me If I Followed You
Original
Impractical Art
Original
In My Life
The Beatles
In Spite of All The Damage I've Done
The Be Good Tanyas
In Tall Buildings
John Hartford
Invisible Empire
KT Tunstall
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
Johnny Mathis
Let Me Back In
Rilo Kiley
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Cole Porter
Lonesome Polecat
Broadway
Marla
Original
Me at The Museum You in The Wintergarden
Tiny Ruins
Moon River
Standard
My Favorite Person
Original
Nights and Weekends
Original
No Nothing
Ella Fitzgerald
No Place Like Home for the Holidays
Johnny Mathis
Old Fashioned
Original
Out of the Fog
Original
Over the Town
Original
Pacific Coast Highway
Original
Paper Moon
Standard
Rocks in my Bed
Ella Fitzgerald
Sea of Love
Phil Phillips
Sidelong
Original
Silver Stallion
The Highwaymen
Someday
Original
Something Cool
June Christy
Sound and Light
Original
Summer Song
Original
Talk to Me of Mendocino
Kate and Ann McGarrigle
The Art of Missing You
Original
The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
The Things We Did Last Summer
Jo Stafford
Then There Was Sky
Original
Train Song
Vashti Bunyan
Unlove You
Original
We'll Get By
Original
Where Does the Time Go
Original
You Ain't Going Nowhere
Bob Dylan
You Send Me
Sam Cooke
Blues Band
Acoustic Duo
Folk Duo
Jazz Duo
40's Hits Duo
Americana Duo
Oldies Duo
Smooth Jazz Duo
Swing Duo
Christmas Carolers
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Singer and The Songwriter will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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