Welcome and thank you so much for visiting our website! (Liever in het Nederlands? Klik Hier)
We’re THE TICKETS, a multi-instrumental and multi-tasking acoustic duo consisting of Dave Hardy on vocals, guitar and some rather unique foot percussion, and Nigel Hubée combining his vocals with bass, mandolin, dobro, ukulele, guitar and harmonicas. We love arranging and performing Sixties (and occasionally Fifties) classics on acoustic instruments and there are so many memorable tunes from this wonderful era of creativity that even our 100+ repertoire still has room for expansion.
After 18 months of restrictions, live performances are finally starting to pick up again, with a highly successful private event in August (see Dutch review ) and a public performance coming up on Friday 12 November.
When the second lockdown in the autumn of 2020 reinstated the ban on performing to live audiences, we decided to convert the attic of our practice location into a fully equipped recording studio. This enabled us to continue playing and sharing our music with local audiences and well beyond on our now greatly expanded YouTube channel. Our reviews page also shows a selection of the lovely comments we’re getting from across the globe.
Let’s start with our most watched and liked 2021 YouTube videos for each of our instruments, followed by our most recent uploads that are ready to benefit from your views, likes and comments. The complete annotated list of our videos is also conveniently presented on our recordings page, so you can enjoy our music without leaving our website. Happy listening!
OUR MOST POPULAR YOUTUBE RECORDINGS SO FAR
OUR MOST RECENT VIDEOS
LIVE STAGE AUDIO
We also still have a large collection of live performance audio alongside this page (or below if you’re on a vertical screen), recorded on a simple stereo digital recorder positioned between us on stage, as seen on the photo below from our first public performance as an acoustic duo in 2017 (our joint musical history started much earlier than that when we first performed as The Tickets rock ‘n roll band at a house party nearly 39 years ago, with photos of the event on our soon to be expanded history page).
These recordings were normally only used as a personal quality control tool, but in their simplicity of “take of the day”, together with the ambience of audience and venue sounds from pre-corona days, we thought they’d still be fun to listen to. Using headphones or earpods will give you the full sense of being in the audience when The Tickets are playing live on stage.