Being 29 at the same time was a good way to name their act. On cloud nine for Cloud 29 Duo! The duo formed in January 2007 after both members joined what was intended to be an Elvis tribute band.
Unfortunately due to numerous reasons the band didn’t make it on tour but Ben and Rachel continued to work together. They discovered they both had a passion for singing in harmony together which was apparent in the ‘Elvis’ rehearsals and decided to form the duo.
The name came from the fact that they were both 29 when they formed and is a spin on the popular phrase ‘On Cloud Nine’. This lively duo is a versatile act who like to keep the mood lively in their act performing many styles from the 50s up to modern day chart hits.
Cloud 29 50s to Modern Day Hits
They are available for gigs in Social clubs, Holiday camps, Golf clubs, function rooms or any special occasion where a young lively duo is needed to liven the night up. They are also available for weddings.
Rachel Hooton has been a solo act for over sixteen years now and has worked for several agencies in the North West, earning herself a good name. She has also been part of the Abba Tribute act AbbaDolls for a few years now, using her experience from her solo gigs to provide a great show. Rachel has studied performance and composition and is employed by Wigan Music Service, teaching vocals to children all over the North West.
Ben has studied a Popular Music Degree at Leeds University, graduating in 2001 and he originates from near Bath in the South West. He also teaches drums in his spare time, as well as recording demos for singers in his home studio. He has much experience in performing, writing and arranging and although his main instrument is drums, in ‘Cloud 29’ he is able to show his guitar skills and share the lead vocals when not singing backing vocals.
This is a fully self-contained duo with top of the range equipment – a reliable, fun, energetic act who pride themselves on covering lots of styles to a high standard.
Listen to Cloud 29 Duo North West UK tracks on Mixcloud