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FarAway

Charlottesville, VA View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
29 reviews
$2,000 Most Popular Price

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$2,000 Most Popular Price

FarAway is a duet and band located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Comprised of two singer-songwriters, Sara Davenport and Brian Franke have played over 30 weddings since 2013 and a variety of other special events in the Washington DC, Charlottesville, and Richmond area. The duo works closely with each couple to ensure every requirement is met and no small detail in the performance is overlooked.

Services Offered

FarAway offer a range of services to best suit every couple鈥檚 wedding or special occasion. From the ceremony, cocktail hour, and rehearsal dinner, the duet and band can play the appropriate music to match the event鈥檚 style and atmosphere. To ensure a stress-free experience, the band offers one-on-one consultations to discuss venue logistics, set up of the sound system(s), and any other coordination that may be needed. No matter what the preferred music taste, the band specializes in a variety of different genres and can customize their playlist to include every couple鈥檚 favorite songs. Additionally, the band format can also add other instruments such as drums, bass, piano, and violin among others. For more information regarding services, the band can be contacted directly through their official website www.farawaysongs.com

Styles of Music

FarAway has a wide range of music that can be played for any portion of the wedding. Their music includes classic rock, 90s alternative rock, folk (rock, pop, traditional), pop hits, Top 40, singer/songwriters, and more. They can provide potential clients with a song list and learn new music if needed. They also play public shows and welcome potential clients out to see them to get a feel for what they do (www.farawaysongs.com/shows).

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Since FarAway can customize your wedding music experience, prices vary depending upon the legth of music, if you would like the duet, full band or solo, and what parts of the wedding you'd like music for. The most popular package is having the duet for the ceremony and cocktail hour followed by the full band for the reception. Also available is having your own music played on a pre-determined Spotify playlist for such things as dinner time music or for dancing (please note FarAway is NOT a DJ service and the playlist is selected by the wedding couple). In addition to the rates for playing music there are additional fees that can include the use of more than one sound system, learning new song material not on their song list, lighting, wireless microphones, and other poential logistical fees done prior to the wedding (ex. going to the venue to meet with the wedding coordinator).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$275

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Drums
Guitar

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals
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    Rebecca R. Married on 01/21/2023
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    Meant to be

    Sara and Brian were playing at Carter鈥檚 Mountain when we got engaged and when they announced they played weddings, booking them was a no brainer. Hiring them for our ceremony and cocktail hour music was one of the best decisions we made in our planning journey! They are cool, they are talented, and they are so patient. They are so communicative and helped us figure out what would work best for timing, energy, and cohesion. Walking down the aisle to a live band was so special and every single one of our guests remarked on how cool their music was at cocktail hour. They worked completely independently with the DJ and Venue Coordinator for set up and logistics, which saved me a TON of time and stress. The duo will bend over backwards to make sure you not only get the music you want, but that it鈥檚 played in a way that captures the mood of the couple. If I had any regrets about our wedding weekend it would be not booking them for our welcome party as well. It made the night so much more special that they had been there from the start of our wedding planning journey so I strongly recommend going to see their live performances around Virginia (dates and locations can be found on their website and facebook page).
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    Missy B. Married on 11/26/2022
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    Absolutely wonderful

    We hired them to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. Brian and Sara were incredible! They were so easy to work with, great communication. They learned 2 new songs for us and performed them perfectly. They arrived on time and had everything set up and ready to go. They were great with timing and making sure that all the timing for the songs from the first dances to walking down the aisle were perfect. We just don鈥檛 have enough good things to say about them and would hire them again in a minute if we ever had another event as all of our guests raved about them. Highly recommend!
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    Emily E. Married on 09/02/2022
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    Highly recommend!! So talented and easy to work with!

    FarAway made our wedding weekend so incredibly special. They played at one of our parties throughout the weekend and made our laid-back Luau vision come to life. They worked with us ahead of time to pick out some of the songs they would play during their set and were super responsive throughout the entire process. All of our guests had nothing but amazing things to say about their performance. Can't recommend FarAway enough!
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