Acoustic Band For Hire Showcase – Acoustic Captain

March 2024 | Oana Gheorghiu

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Please welcome our fantastic acoustic band for hire Acoustic Captain to the stage!


Hello, hello! Welcome to another showcase where you get a unique glimpse inside one of our live bands for hire. This time, I have the fantastic, all-male, acoustic band Acoustic Captain for you all. One of our finest bands for hire, Acoustic Captain can usually be seen performing at the brightest and best venues London has to offer and if not there, well, you’ll catch them somewhere else in the UK or abroad!


“I REALLY enjoyed supporting Foreigner in Germany with my old originals band in front of 3,000 people!”

Who are Acoustic Captain?

Acoustic Captain are made up of the 4 talented members of Captain Obvious – an in-demand, London based all-electric wedding, party and function band. Their acoustic outfit Acoustic Captain still has the same great mix of classic and contemporary songs and infectious live show antics but with an acoustic twist and the option of the band roaming while they perform meaning they can entertain in all corners of your venue! It’s a unique experience and I highly recommend you hire them and watch it unfold at your event! Let’s find out all about these fantastic and experienced professional musicians in today’s showcase, shall we?


Say hey to Ed!

Ed the drummer and percussionist from Acoustic Captain and took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with me and give me all the insider info on his life and his band.


What’s a typical working day for you? 

Getting up early, about 8, to start working at 9. I tackle whatever admin needs doing and emails that need responding too. Then I work on my other musical projects, which for me currently include a YouTube channel and recording and producing an album of original music.


That sounds fun! What do you love about performing in Acoustic Captain?

I have to say that hanging out with my friends is the best bit. We’re really close and get on really well and we always have fun when we hang out or perform together. And of course, playing with such talented musicians, who are pushing me to be at the top of my game daily is a wonderful thing!


Why did you choose to become a musician? 


Performing music is something I’ve done since I was 11 and there’s no feeling like it. Being my own boss and in control of my own career have always appealed to me too. I’m fortunate to have turned my hobby into a job so I don’t feel like I’ve worked a day in my life, haha!


What are the best and worst aspects of being a full-time musician? 

Oh man, I think this question requires its own dedicated podcast, haha. The best bits are working with talented people, working with close friends, having fun, the flexibility of working when and how you want. The downsides are no sick pay, no holiday pay and no income security (as famously highlighted by the Covid-19 lockdowns).


Yep, I totally agree with all that. What’s been your all-time favourite show? 

I enjoy ALL the shows with Acoustic Captain, and there’s too many to select just one. In terms of other gigs, I REALLY enjoyed supporting Foreigner in Germany with my old originals band in front of 3,000 people!


What’s been your most embarrassing moment during a show? 

HA! Great question. I was trying to show off at the end of a show in Brighton, I stood up on my drum stool with the idea of jumping off for one final big hit at the end of the set. The stool tipped over and I fell off it into the side of the drumkit (which hurt) in a very anti-climactic, un-rock’n’roll fashion.


Hehe! What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever witnessed at one of your shows? 

I definitely can’t mention some of them, but we had a horn section from Holland randomly and spontaneously join us on stage one night to play Superstition by Stevie Wonder. They absolutely smashed it.


What’s your favourite song to perform? 


Haha, everyone in the band would give you very different answers I’m sure, but mine as a drummer has to be Sweet Child of Mine, Mr Brightside and our very own Acoustic Captain medleys of songs. These usually go down really well with the audience and keep the set moving along well.


Which song is a guaranteed dance floor filler? 

Shut Up & Dance has to be a modern classic. 


What are Acoustic Captains future plans?

To continue gigging, improving as a band, and entertaining more people.


If you could do anything, what would you do if you weren’t a musician?

Be a YouTuber… 


What’s your favourite food? 

Burritos and fresh Mexican food!


What’s your ultimate holiday destination? 

Somewhere with lots to do and explore, I’m not one for sunbathing.


What’s your ideal way to spend a day off? 

Away from my phone and computer! Exploring places, eating good food and relaxing. Contrary to popular belief, some musicians actually work REALLY hard, haha, so I definitely need downtime.


Haha, we do work hard! If you had the chance to go to any music festival ever, which one would it be? 

I’ve been fortunate enough to play at a few but I’m really looking forward to going back to Rock Werchter in Belgium! Such a good festival for rock/pop/indie music!


What’s your top tip for people planning their event? 

Plan ahead, book your entertainment early, and delegate tasks before the day and more importantly ON the day. It’s likely (in my experience at least) that not everything will keep to time or as planned, so having people to liaise with the venue staff and manage your guests and timings for you will leave you to enjoy the day – which is precisely what it’s about!


Are you a cat or dog person?


Definitely a dog person, but I am the proud owner of a hamster called Hobbit. He’s tiny with massive feet and seems to feel his sole purpose in life is to escape.


A round of applause for Ed, please

A big thank you to Ed for chatting with me today. Our little music world is starting to get really busy again, so I always appreciate it when fellow musicians here at Seventh Second find the time to chat with me. I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did. You probably want to know more about Ed’s awesome acoustic band for hire now don’t you??

Acoustic Captain booking options

Acoustic Captain offer plenty of booking options like all our live bands here at Seventh Second. Some of their options include full electro/acoustic sets for more volume, extended live sets and early or late finishes so your party has the entertainment whenever it needs it! These boys love nothing more than being part of a great event so party until the early hours if you want!

Line up options with Acoustic Captain

Acoustic Captain usually line up as a four-piece of lead male vocals/acoustic guitar x2, double bass/backing vocals and percussion/backing vocals. It’s a fantastic blend of vocal harmonies and expert musicianship but you can add extra musicians such as female vocalists and saxophone players for a bigger sound if you wish.



Prices for Acoustic Captain start from £1650 and like all bands for hire here at Seventh Second that price includes a booking deposit, PLI and PAT certificates, full PA, musical and lighting equipment, background music and all travel expenses. Come and speak to us so we can design your perfect night’s entertainment with Acoustic Captain at a price you’ll love.


Songs loved by Acoustic Captains clients

People hire Acoustic Captain for their energy, professionalism but most of all, for their awesome and varied acoustic live set! Songs people ask for time and again and that always get that dance floor bouncing include Mr Brightside by the Killers, Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi, Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus and Shut Up and Dance with Me by Walk the Moon. 

Glowing reviews for Acoustic Captain

People love Acoustic Captain and their amazing live show. Below are some of those people’s reviews. You can read all of our reviews from our lovely clients here

“Acoustic Captain were a fantastic acoustic party band. Great mix of songs and so much better than a DJ. Our guests commented on how good they were and want to book them for their weddings. Excellent job guys.”

James O-Neil – Somerset 2020

“My wife and I researched a number of bands for our wedding and we kept coming back to Acoustic Captain. We’re so glad we decided to choose this band because they truly made our wedding reception fun and enjoyable. The dance floor was packed with our guests who have all said how good they are. We both highly recommended them. Just be prepared to have sore feet in the morning!”

Lewis Halden – Leeds 2018

“I hope you don’t mind me dropping you guys and email but I just had to send a message to say a MASSIVE thank you for an amazing evening on Friday! You guys were absolutely amazing and made the wedding the fantastic day that it was!  We are such a live music bunch and you really were the cherry on the cake! You made the set really personalised and catered for all music tastes! Everyone has commented on how brilliant you guys were and my 93 year old grandfather is still saying how brilliant you were and I have had to find him your website to play a few more of your tracks! Thanks again for all you hard work and for making the day extra special.”

Katie and Dan Crook – Essex 2019

“Incredible acoustic band providing a fantastic service for our event. Excellent repertoire, they seemed to have the perfect song ready at hand to keep our clients happy. They sound great and look the part too, would recommend them, a top function band.”

Sam Borley – London 2019



“Performing music is something I’ve done since I was 11 and there’s no feeling like it.”


Love the sound and look of Acoustic Captain? 

Well, you can quickly find out if they are free for your event by clicking enquire in the top right-hand corner. Otherwise, click here to view their unique profile page or simply contact us via email, live chat, phone or text and we’ll help design a great package for you. 


Booking with us is booking safe and secure 24/7

We take your event seriously and whether you’re celebrating a marriage, a birthday or any other type of occasion all our bands for hire including Acoustic Captain have a comprehensive booking contract and covid cover included with every booking. It keeps you and your live band safe making your event the best ever! Twice a week we also offer up fun and unmissable content in our blog plus we’re offering 15% off any 2021 or 2022 booking right now! We also have in-depth FAQ and T&C’s sections too. Maybe it’s time you celebrated with Seventh Second?


All the acoustic bands for hire

We have plenty of folk, acoustic and other live bands for hire so why not check them out here? We also have this amazing guide on acoustic and folk wedding bands which is a must-read if you love acoustic music and want some gracing your event. Our music experts are here 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm to answer your questions and design the ultimate live music experience for you. 

That’s it from me and today’s showcase! Chatting to Ed has got me all excited about live gigs again and it won’t be long until we’re all back together again singing, dancing and laughing away but until then, I wish you a great day and thank you for taking the time to read my showcase. If you know anyone who’d love Acoustic Captain or if you simply loved today’s showcase, please consider sharing it with others on all the usual social channels. Next time I’ll be chatting to our resident jazz pros Meraki Jazz Collective, so I hope you’ll join me for that. 

Until then, bye for now!

Oana and the boys and girls at Seventh Second 

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