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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’s 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’s 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’s 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

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 (


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).

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
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

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
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Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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Elizabeth Married on 05/20/2023
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FarAway, Brian and Sara - It Doesn’t Get More Perfect Than These Two!

Brian was my contact in planning. He was quick to answer questions and helped me make the best choices for my event. Working with these folks the day of the event was so easy! They didn’t need a thing from me. They just set up and got going so I could enjoy myself. They unflappably managed an unexpected challenge of a tent leak which got their equipment wet. As musicians they are super talented with spot on harmonies, excellent musicianship and a lot of vocal/guitar talent. They were perfect for the vibe for the celebration. FarAway has the ability to play in the background when needed but then can really rock it out. Both members of the team know when and how to engage the crowd so at times the music feels super intimate and at others very expansive. Many of my friends, especially those who are professional musicians, commented on what a perfect team of musicians they are. Many asked with delight, “where did you find these folks?” This duo comes with my highest recommendation!!!
Riley E. Married on 05/06/2023
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One of the Best Parts of Our Day!

Brian was a hit! We hired him to play acoustic covers during our cocktail hour and it was awesome! He sounded great and the acoustic covers made our cocktail hour feel ever more so romantic and alive. Brian was easy to communicate with and well organized. He provided us with a list (which is very long!) of the songs he could play for cocktail hour and also gave us the option for him to learn songs of our choice for an additional (but small) fee. He is super talented! Great price for what we got - book FarAway songs today!!
Rebecca R. Married on 01/21/2023
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Meant to be

Sara and Brian were playing at Carter’s 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’s 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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