Meet Avenue Acoustic Duo

Marcia of Avenue Acoustic DuoMarcia Hastings

Marcia’s a seasoned wedding and corporate entertainer with many years of live experience. After leading the school orchestra, she gained a scholarship at the Melody Urquhart Academy of Dance, Drama and Entertainment in Norfolk. She made her first singing appearance at the age of 17 at Pontin’s and went on to work as a Bluecoat and a Greencoat; she even spent some time in the circus!

Marcia has performed with several duos, trios and wedding bands over the years, and beside Avenue she sings with the party rock covers band FireWire. Beside being a singer, Marcia is also a professional voiceover artiste and presenter. She broadcasts regularly on Norwich 99.9 and North Norfolk Radio. Follow Marcia on Twitter.

Laurie of Avenue Acoustic DuoLaurie Menear

Laurie first picked up the guitar aged 13, and has always been keen to explore new approaches to the instrument. From busking at the Edinburgh Festival to performing in several covers bands, including a Led Zeppelin/Deep Purple tribute act, Laurie has a broad knowledge of popular music and styles.

Beside Avenue, Laurie also performs with the party rock covers band FireWire and sixties band The Men from Uncle Barry. He is a marketing consultant, classic car enthusiast and an authority on the architecture of the London Underground.