I met this talented couple, Katy and Zachary, last month at the Northside Bridal Show at Mayday. They were showcasing their event entertainment business, The Happy Couple Duo. I contacted them about setting up a shoot because I was so intrigued with them and wanted to know more about them.
I asked Katy to tell me a little more about how they got started and what they do and this is what she had to say…
“Zachary and I are high school sweet hearts and we met each other while attending The Governors School For the Arts in Virginia, a performing arts high school similar to the one here in downtown Cincinnati. We fell in love in a famous castle in Germany while on an orchestra tour at the puny age of 17. We’ve been playing music, collaborating, and creating together ever since, almost 12 years later.
We began playing weddings and private events as a quartet at 17 through our performing arts school connections. We enjoyed the energy at events and decided to grow it into a business. We love to perform together!
We offer string duo and trio, DJ, music arrangement, LED spot and up-lighting, as well as custom artistic light displays. We can arrange any song (pop, jazz, classical, etc.) for violin/viola duet or for violin/viola/bassoon trio. Our string duo and trio music library is the most eclectic and offers the most variety of any other group in the tri-state. Our DJ library is extensive and covers every genre from top 40s to under ground and indie. We are the only music services in the tri-state area to offer DJ, lighting, and Live instrumental music.”
Katy does most of the arranging and is working on a book. They also just got funded through Kickstarter and will have a full length album containing their own violin/viola/bassoon arrangements of popular songs by current and past artists.
I was drawn to them after hearing them play some of my favorite songs by Queen and Nirvana on violin/viola and because they kept me dancing all night once they started DJing. Their music selection was diverse and fun. I had an absolute blast on this shoot. It wasn’t hard to get a smile out of them and their chemistry together is wonderful.