About us…

Evertide Duo

Rachel and Kev are a multi-award winning husband and wife acoustic duo based in Poole, Dorset. They came together in 2012 and since then have played at hundreds of gigs, weddings, events and parties. With over six years experience together, they bring a fresh, modern approach to acoustic music. Their smooth and effortless mix of vocals and acoustic guitar gives them a totally unique sound and allows them to tailor their sets to each individual venue or occasion, whether it is a laid back wedding ceremony, a gig in a hotel or restaurant or a lively set at a wedding reception, bar or private party.

Evertide started off playing regular gigs at venues around Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, building a reputation locally and are now privileged to perform mainly at weddings and private events in Dorset and beyond. They were thrilled to be named ‘Wedding Musical Act of the Year’ (South West) at The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 and have been finalists for the last three years in The Dorset Wedding Supplier Awards, winning the ‘Live Musical Entertainment’ category in 2015 and 2017.

Evertide have also performed at various private events at venues including The NEC Birmingham, Olympia London, Hilton Hotel Bournemouth, The Sandbanks Hotel, RNLI Poole, Merley House, Birmingham Conference Centre, Deans Court and Harbour Heights Hotel.

Evertide play some occasional public gigs throughout the year as well as several wedding fairs which are all listed on the Diary page.


Wedding venues: 

Athelhampton House * Beach Weddings Bournemouth * Burley Manor * Canford School * Christchurch Harbour Hotel * Cliff House Hotel * Elmers Court * English Oak Vineyard * Horsebridge Station * Hotel du Vin * Kingston Country Courtyard * Lainston House * Larmer Tree Gardens * Longthorns Farm * Lulworth Castle and Courtyard * Milton Abbey * Moorhill House Hotel * Parley Manor * Rhinefield House * Salterns Hotel * Somerley Estate * Sopley Mill * Stockbridge Farm * Taplins Place * The Cliff House * The Dorset Queen * The Haven Hotel * The Kings Arms Hotel * The Italian Villa  *  The Legacy Rose and Crown Hotel * The Old Vicarage * The Sandbanks Hotel * The Three Tuns * Tithe Barn Petersfield * Weddings in the Wood * West Green House


Public gig venues:

Banana Wharf (Poole) * Bentley’s Restaurant (Ferndown)  *  Brewhouse and Kitchen (Dorchester and Portsmouth) * NEO Restaurant (Bournemouth)  *  Penn Central (Poole)  *  The Boathouse (Christchurch)  *  The Cliff House (Barton on Sea) *  The Libertine (Westbourne)  *  The Old Granary (Wareham)  *  The Olive Branch (Wimborne)  *  The Plantation (Canford Cliffs) * Vesuvio (Bournemouth)


Evertide are very proud to have built up a reputation within the wedding and events industry as reliable and professional musicians. Please look at the testimonials page to see some feedback from past brides & grooms and clients who have been very happy with our music and service.


Please email evertidemusic@hotmail.com to have a chat about your wedding or event. Evertide offer a professional and personal service right from the very first enquiry.

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Evertide Trio

Evertide trio comprises vocals, backing vocals, guitar and bass guitar with added percussion. Perfect for those who want a full band sound at a lower cost.

They play a lively set perfect for wedding receptions, bars and private parties and have performed at venues such as The Old Vicarage, Athelhampton House, The Cottonwood Hotel, The Libertine and The Italian Villa.

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Evertide Full Band

Evertide full band is our top live entertainment option with 2 x female and 2 x male vocals, guitar, bass guitar and cahon. A brilliant uptempo band guaranteed to fill the dance floor!

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Paul Ballett is one of Dorset’s top DJ’s with over 15 years experience across the board from weddings and parties to pubs and clubs and even corporate events. With a modern set up and music to suit all occasions he will ensure your event is a success and will have your guests dancing into the early hours. Any special requests catered for.


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Photo credits: Keith Bridle, Ian H Photography, Darren Lovell, Christian Lawson & Colin Payne.


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