NOW 2 International Duo


NOW 2 are a fully self contained pro duo complete with stage & disco lighting, live guitars, digital backing tracks and a high quality PA system. Featuring the vocal & musical talents of Marc & Rod , NOW 2's clients have included Thomson Gold Worldwide Holidays & Royal Carribean cruise lines.

With a 300+ song pad Now2 are able to tailor their set to suit most audiences and also supply 60's/70's/80's theme nights complete with a full disco service.

Formed in 2004 The original line up of Helen & Marc performed in the UK, Cyprus Spain, Norway and completed residencies in Spain, Mallorca and Cyprus and also worked as part of the house band on board the Navigator of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Rod Barlow took over from Helen in 2014 and added another guitar to further enhance the live sound.

The standard of their live performance is reflected in the fact that every year has been booked very quickly with a combination of tour dates, visiting cabaret spots and resident work at hotels and ships.

Past UK performance's have included working as visiting cabaret act for Park Dean & Haven holiday resorts and appearing at Club Tropicana, Skegness which is the UK's largest holiday show bar with a 2000 capacity.

NOW 2 have firmly established themselves as an exciting party duo who are capable of entertaining large audience's and are perfect for resident work as with a 300+ song pad they are able to perform a different set everynight 6 nights a week.

Now 2 are able to use in house PA systems or can be booked as a fully self contained act. NOW 2 use professional sound equipment and top quality professional backing tracks mastered onto a digital source - no karaoke tracks!! Try NOW 2  & see the difference.

The use of TC HELICON VOICEWORKS effects in the live performance create's a large vocal sound and the use of a specialised computerised playback system with DMX controllers ensure's a brilliant stage show.

Now2 are also available as a 4 piece band THE REFRESHERS for 60's themed party nights throughout the UK & THE DISCIPLES 4 piece party band.

NOW 2 are:

MARC HAMMOND – VOCALS / GUITAR & BASS                                                         

Prior to forming NOW2 Marc had toured and recorded in the UK, Holland,Germany & Belgium. Marc has worked as a professional musician for the last 18 years and has released records with “ The Zero Option” (Nuke The Juke Records), “ Ceffyl Pren” (Recordaiu Graffeg) and has also published songs with Tiger Bay Music.

ROD BARLOW – VOCALS                                                                                 

Rod has been the backbone of many Midlands bands including three penny bit, and brings his humour, great vocals and guitar playing to NOW 2

Songs covered include

Amazed - Lone star
Babylon – David Gray
Bohemian Like you – Dandy Warhol’s
Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
Chelsea dagger - Frattellis
Drift Away – Uncle Cracker
Everyday I love you less and less – Kaiser Chiefs
Human – The Killers
I’m yours – Jason Mraz

Achy Breaky heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Boot scooting Boogie – Brook Brothers
Chattahoochee – Jimmy Buffet
Dance the night away – Mavericks
Everybody‘s talking – Beautiful South
Everything I do I do for you – Bryan Adams
Handle with care – Travelling Wilberries
Have I told you lately – Rod Stewart
Sit Down - James

Baggy trousers – Madness
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Blues Brothers Medley – The Blues Brothers
Just Cant Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Don‘t you want me – The Human League
Drive – The Cars
Easy – Lionel Ritchie
Enola gay - OMD
Every breath you take – The Police

5 O’clock somewhere – Jimmy Buffet
20th century boy – T.Rex
A little bit more – Dr. Hook
Easy Peaceful Feeling - The Eagles
Spirit in the sky - Norman Greenbaum
Celebration – Cool and the gang
Come up and see me – Cockney Rebel
Copacabana – Barry Manilow
Crazy little thing called love – Queen
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Disco Infernó – Tramps

8 days a week – Beatles
All over now – Rolling Stones
All shook up – Elvis Presley
Walk in the room -The Searchers
Back in the USSR - Beatles
Bad moon rising – Credence Clearwater Revival
I saw her standing there - The Beatles
Keep on Running - Spencer Davies Group
My Girl -The Temptations
Bring it on home to me – Sam Cooke

50’s & older
3 Steps to heaven – Eddie Cochran
Aint that a kick in the head – Dean Martin
Aint that a shame – Fats Domino
All I have to do is dream – Everley Brothers
All shook up - Elvis
Move it - Cliff Richard
Hound Dog - Elvis
Shake rattle and roll - Bill Haley
Blue suede shoes - Elvis
Blueberry hill – Fats Domino
Tutti Fruiti - Little Richard