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.
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 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).
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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Darren · Married on 07/25/2020
FarAway the best from others!
Sara & Brian played our recent ceremony and were fantastic to work with and listen to! They performed songs for the actual ceremony, learning “Every breath you take” by the Police for the groom/groomsmen/bridesmaids walk-down and played music for our reception as well. They were extremely flexible and took requests, and also helped MC our toast and quick speeches. We ran a little over and they stuck around a little longer which helped out a lot! They were extremely pleasant to work with, willing to learn songs, take a playlist, and to work with the venue to figure out their equipment set-up. Coordination was super easy and they are also extremely friendly and wonderful people! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Sent on 07/28/2020
Shirley A. · Married on 10/26/2019
Made our celebration so special!
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and FarAway was perfect for the occasion. They knew exactly how to orchestrate the entire affair. Their voices are beautiful and their music was innovative and outstanding. Our guests commented on the sound quality as well. They never played too loud. The music was perfect and they played all of our favorites according to our wishes. We cannot overstate how much we loved them.Sent on 11/09/2019
John S. · Married on 09/29/2019
Talented and Lively Band
We first heard Brian and Sara of FarAway when they were playing a local concert at Carter Mountain. We loved their sound and style and sent them a message asking if they would be interested in playing our wedding. They promptly responded and met with us to discuss how they play weddings and helped us plan our reception. They are very experienced and made many great suggestions for our reception. They gave us a list of songs they can play which was many and varied, giving us a wonderful selection to choose. Since we had a smaller wedding we were worried about participation on the dance floor and keeping everyone having fun. With Brian and Sara we had nothing to worry about. They were able to read the dance floor perfectly and even got our grandmas up and dancing. All of our guests asked us how we found them, and were thrilled with the music. We couldn’t recommend FarAway any higher. From the first meeting, through the wedding they were extremely helpful and a joy to work with. Not only are they very talented, they are also some of the nicest people we’ve meet.
Laura & JohnSent on 11/05/2019
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