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Obsidian Duo

Decatur , GA
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LOCATION

PO Box 33052
Decatur, GA 30033 US (map)

PHONE

770-939-1351

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ABOUT US

The Obsidian Duo plays jazz, classical, and some popular music. The versatility of violin and piano is the perfect choice for an event that requires different styles of music, such as... Read more
The Obsidian Duo plays jazz, classical, and some popular music. The versatility of violin and piano is the perfect choice for an event that requires different styles of music, such as classical music for a wedding and jazz for a cocktail hour or reception. Because the duo reads from piano scores, there is a wide selection of music available for special requests.

Unlike a string duo which can only play two lines of music, violin and piano gives a rich, full sound with only two instruments. This gives you the most "bang for your buck" in a small ensemble.

For venues that don't have a piano or for outdoor events, we bring a keyboard. Our new keyboard is a top of the line model that allows us to load a piano sound that was actually recorded from a concert quality piano.

Visit our website to hear samples of our playing and a longer list of our repertoire. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Jazz, Strings

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Piano, Violin

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
12/20/2014
3.4/5.0
For our ceremony music, we used the Obsidian Duo offered through Candlelight Strings, which included a piano and violin. I was extremely disappointed with the music. We had a Catholic ceremony mass, and our musicians didn't know any of the mass parts. I sent them the music to learn months in advance. The musicians couldn't make our rehearsal, and we were told that we would get a copy of the music to play at the rehearsal, which we never received. They said they would get to the church early to practice with our vocalist, and there were so many problems. They learned a different key to one of the mass parts, so during the mass they just didn't play it. They played pieces that they already knew and were advertised on their website for our processionals (i.e. Canon in D, Here Comes the Bride, etc.), but there were so many mistakes when they were played. I am a musician myself, and I was very disappointed that they had months to prepare the music and several noticeable mistakes were still made. I will say that Carla is flexible with pieces to play during the guest seating time, and she responds to e-mails fairly promptly. I was just very disappointed that there were so many mistakes the day-of when the musicians had months to prepare.
For our ceremony music, we used the Obsidian Duo offered through Candlelight Strings, which included a piano and violin. I Read more...
For our ceremony music, we used the Obsidian Duo offered through Candlelight Strings, which included a piano and violin. I was extremely disappointed with the music. We had a Catholic ceremony mass, and our musicians didn't know any of the mass parts. I sent them the music to learn months in advance. The musicians couldn't make our rehearsal, and we were told that we would get a copy of the music to play at the rehearsal, which we never received. They said they would get to the church early to practice with our vocalist, and there were so many problems. They learned a different key to one of the mass parts, so during the mass they just didn't play it. They played pieces that they already knew and were advertised on their website for our processionals (i.e. Canon in D, Here Comes the Bride, etc.), but there were so many mistakes when they were played. I am a musician myself, and I was very disappointed that they had months to prepare the music and several noticeable mistakes were still made. I will say that Carla is flexible with pieces to play during the guest seating time, and she responds to e-mails fairly promptly. I was just very disappointed that there were so many mistakes the day-of when the musicians had months to prepare. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Obsidian Duo responded with the following comments:

After receiving many compliments on our performance from this couple's friends, relatives, and wedding director, I was very surprised to read this review. The preparation for this particular wedding was required far more time than any other event we played for this year. When I offered to play mass responses, I should have clarified that we learn up to 3 new pieces for an event. The client sent us 8 pieces, one of which was too blurry to read and a replacement copy could not be found. A 9th piece was added on the day of the wedding. We put a lot of time, effort, and our own money in learning these pieces - Purchasing clearer copies and recordings on-line and rehearsing thoroughly with the two vocalists we accompanied. There were a few minor errors, but nothing out of the ordinary for a live musical performance. We also did extra work that we did not charge the clients for, including providing PA and microphones for the two vocalists. Most groups would have charged double our rate for all the extra work and equipment. I would have settled for a simple thank-you. Instead we got this negative review for our extra effort.
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Karen
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything about working with the Obsidian Duo was a pleasure. They played the piano and violin for the prelude and ceremony music for my daughter's wedding. I came to them without any experience in choosing musicians for a wedding, and my initial contact, Carla, completely set my mind at ease. After hearing a sample of their repertoire, I was so relieved to have found them. Daniel and Carla played every song beautifully and they are extremely talented musicians. They were always responsive, courteous and very professional. They were very helpful and accommodating with my daughter's music selections. Their music brought so much beauty to the ceremony, and I will be forever grateful to them. We received so many compliments on the music and best of all, my daughter was so happy with their flawless performance. I very highly recommend the Obsidian Duo.
Everything about working with the Obsidian Duo was a pleasure. They played the piano and violin for the prelude and Read more...
Everything about working with the Obsidian Duo was a pleasure. They played the piano and violin for the prelude and ceremony music for my daughter's wedding. I came to them without any experience in choosing musicians for a wedding, and my initial contact, Carla, completely set my mind at ease. After hearing a sample of their repertoire, I was so relieved to have found them. Daniel and Carla played every song beautifully and they are extremely talented musicians. They were always responsive, courteous and very professional. They were very helpful and accommodating with my daughter's music selections. Their music brought so much beauty to the ceremony, and I will be forever grateful to them. We received so many compliments on the music and best of all, my daughter was so happy with their flawless performance. I very highly recommend the Obsidian Duo. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We wanted a violen/piano duo. I loved piano and my now husband loves violen. We loved working with Carla and Daniel- they were by far the most cost effective. They were always prompt to respond. One of our favorite things was going to their basement stuido and hearing them play music for us. Arrived in plenty of time for the reception, professional and I heard they sounded great. I would recommend them.
We wanted a violen/piano duo. I loved piano and my now husband loves violen. We loved working with Carla and Daniel- they Read more...
We wanted a violen/piano duo. I loved piano and my now husband loves violen. We loved working with Carla and Daniel- they were by far the most cost effective. They were always prompt to respond. One of our favorite things was going to their basement stuido and hearing them play music for us. Arrived in plenty of time for the reception, professional and I heard they sounded great. I would recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Carla was very responsive and responded to any questions quickly. They also sent us a CD for the rehearsal so we could practice with the music. They played a live demo to help us pick out the music we wanted at their house. This was very helpful when choosing our songs. They seemed to know the songs we needed and played them well. Also, one thing that bothers me is the timing of the music not being appropriate to the wedding party, but they did an excellent job of making sure the songs were played at the right time. I would definitely recommend them.
Carla was very responsive and responded to any questions quickly. They also sent us a CD for the rehearsal so we could Read more...
Carla was very responsive and responded to any questions quickly. They also sent us a CD for the rehearsal so we could practice with the music. They played a live demo to help us pick out the music we wanted at their house. This was very helpful when choosing our songs. They seemed to know the songs we needed and played them well. Also, one thing that bothers me is the timing of the music not being appropriate to the wedding party, but they did an excellent job of making sure the songs were played at the right time. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed working with Carla and Daniel for our ceremony. They provided the ceremony music and really worked with us to customize the songs and brainstorm on selections. The music was beautiful, and they even have a portable piano they can provide if the venue does not have a piano.
We enjoyed working with Carla and Daniel for our ceremony. They provided the ceremony music and really worked with us to Read more...
We enjoyed working with Carla and Daniel for our ceremony. They provided the ceremony music and really worked with us to customize the songs and brainstorm on selections. The music was beautiful, and they even have a portable piano they can provide if the venue does not have a piano. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shay
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could give the Obsidian Duo 10 stars, I definitely would! My wedding was 9/3/2011 and my guests/family are still commenting on the beautiful arrangments they played. Leading up to the wedding, Carla was always very responsive and answered any questions I had within 24 hours. I highly reccomend the Obsidian Duo to all brides. Their performance was absolutely flawless. My Husband and I still listen to the CD they provided to us of our ceremony music.
If I could give the Obsidian Duo 10 stars, I definitely would! My wedding was 9/3/2011 and my guests/family are still Read more...
If I could give the Obsidian Duo 10 stars, I definitely would! My wedding was 9/3/2011 and my guests/family are still commenting on the beautiful arrangments they played. Leading up to the wedding, Carla was always very responsive and answered any questions I had within 24 hours. I highly reccomend the Obsidian Duo to all brides. Their performance was absolutely flawless. My Husband and I still listen to the CD they provided to us of our ceremony music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jennifer & Patrick
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I used Carla and Daniel of Obsidian Duo for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Atlanta Biltmore. We had interviewed several musicians prior to choosing them and couldn't have been happier! Not only were they very professional and sounded great but they were the most reasonably priced musicians we came across. We would recommend them to anyone!
My husband and I used Carla and Daniel of Obsidian Duo for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Atlanta Biltmore. Read more...
My husband and I used Carla and Daniel of Obsidian Duo for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Atlanta Biltmore. We had interviewed several musicians prior to choosing them and couldn't have been happier! Not only were they very professional and sounded great but they were the most reasonably priced musicians we came across. We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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McKenzie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I had the piano/violin duo for my wedding on June 18th. Carla and her husband are absolutely wonderful to work with! Not only did I enjoy communicating with Carla before the wedding, but I was blown away by the beautiful music. I also needed a soloist at the last minute, and Carla had one booked within one day! They are wonderful, and if you are smart you will use them to make your day so special like they did mine!
I had the piano/violin duo for my wedding on June 18th. Carla and her husband are absolutely wonderful to work with! Not Read more...
I had the piano/violin duo for my wedding on June 18th. Carla and her husband are absolutely wonderful to work with! Not only did I enjoy communicating with Carla before the wedding, but I was blown away by the beautiful music. I also needed a soloist at the last minute, and Carla had one booked within one day! They are wonderful, and if you are smart you will use them to make your day so special like they did mine! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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AnitaAnita
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Carla and Daniel were amazing to work with. We booked them just a few weeks before our wedding date. My husband and I knew we wanted some traditional elements and some unique musical pieces. They played everything for us and helped us customize the music for our ceremony. After meeting with them, they provided a cd of our music for the rehearsal. It was a pleasure working with both of them, and we highly recommend them.
Carla and Daniel were amazing to work with. We booked them just a few weeks before our wedding date. My husband and I knew Read more...
Carla and Daniel were amazing to work with. We booked them just a few weeks before our wedding date. My husband and I knew we wanted some traditional elements and some unique musical pieces. They played everything for us and helped us customize the music for our ceremony. After meeting with them, they provided a cd of our music for the rehearsal. It was a pleasure working with both of them, and we highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jenamariem
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so Thankful to have Obsidian Duo provide my ceremony music. They were very friendly and professional. They are very flexible with music selection, and they performed beautifully. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of musicians for their wedding.
I was so Thankful to have Obsidian Duo provide my ceremony music. They were very friendly and professional. They are very Read more...
I was so Thankful to have Obsidian Duo provide my ceremony music. They were very friendly and professional. They are very flexible with music selection, and they performed beautifully. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of musicians for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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