WireWood

WireWood is an acoustic cello/guitar duo, specializing in contemporary and traditional music. 

 

WireWood consists of Laura Koelle (rhymes with “roly poly”) and Keith Groover (rhymes with “hoover”), a cello/guitar duo from Greenville, SC. They specialize in original instrumental songs and unique covers of rock and pop songs. They play everything from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars to Metallica, and their own songs are just as varied. Even though they’re “just” two acoustic instruments, they mix in percussion, harmonies, layering, and more to get a big sound that you’ll need to hear for yourself.

Laura maintains a full private teaching studio and is also the music director for Grace & Peace Presbyterian. She also performs in several symphony orchestras both in South and North Carolina. Keith is the guitar professor at North Greenville University and is the music

director for Grace Presbyterian in Spartanburg. Both are active freelance musicians.

WireWood FAQs

Q. What style of music do you play?

A.  Everything under the sun, from Top 40 hits to Frank Sinatra to indie covers, as well as plenty of WireWood’s original music.

Q. How many pieces do you typically play as & what instruments are they?

A.  We are an instrumental duo consisting of cello and guitar

Q. Do you play in other configurations?

A.  Typically no, simply because what we do is very unique – we play almost all of our music by ear, which makes for adding other musicians a little difficult! However, occasionally we will accompany a singer by special request, especially for weddings where the client has a close friend or family member who they’d like to be involved.

Q. Why did you become a professional musician?

A.  We have both been musicians since we were kids, have degrees in music and have taught at the collegiate level. We have put in hours of practice time, sure, but the path to take things “pro” was pretty clear cut! Both of us have a heart and love for music; it’s pretty awesome to have such a creative line of work, but that’s not to say it doesn’t come with cons (we work nights and weekends!).

Q. Where are you located?

A.  We are based in Greenville, SC, not far from Atlanta, Charleston, Asheville and Charlotte.

Q. Do you travel?

A.  Absolutely we do! We have traveled out of state for numerous events.

Q. Why should an event professional book you?

A.  WireWood has been in the event business since 2011 and we’ve have played literally hundreds of events, be it weddings, corporate parties, non-profit fundraisers, charity events, or just a good old fashioned birthday party. We’ve seen it all and we’ve played in most every condition. We think like professionals because we ARE professionals. Just a few weeks ago, we were booked for an event where we were told we would be able to use the house sound system; however, there was an oversight, so when the event coordinator came up to us in a panic, asking if we had our sound system by chance, we were able to say, “We never leave home without it!”  You simply never know what you’re going to run into at an event; don’t leave one of the most important aspects of a successful event (entertainment) to chance!

Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?

A.  We always provide a sound system unless the client prefers us to utilize the venue’s system;  we do not provide additional lighting.

Song List

MODERN SONG SELECTIONS

100 Years, Five for Fighting
1000 Years, Christina Perri
1979, Smashing Pumpkins

Across the Universe, The Beatles

All of Me, John Legend

All I Want Is You, U2
All You Need is Love, The Beatles
Annie’s Song, John Denver
Applause, Lady Gaga
Beautiful, Phil Wickham
Blackbird, The Beatles
Best Day of My Life, American Authors

Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
Blank Space, Taylor Swift
Bloom, The Paper Kites
Boy With a Coin, Iron + Wine
Brand New, Ben Rector
Brown-Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Careless Whisper, George Michael

Carrying Your Love With Me, George Strait

Cathedrals, Jump Little Children
The Cave, Mumford + Sons

Chandelier, Sia

Cinema, Skrillex

Come Away With Me, Norah Jones

Crash Into Me, Dave Matthews Band

Demons, Imagine Dragons
Don’t Fear the Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult

Dust in the Wind, Kansas

Elephant Gun, Beruit
Enjoy the Silence, Depeche Mode

Everything, Michael Buble
Every Breath You Take, The Police
Exit Music for a Film, Radiohead
Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard
Flightless Bird, American Mouth, Iron + Wine

Free, Zac Brown Band
From This Valley, The Civil Wars
Get Lucky, Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

The Girl, City + Colour
God Gave Me You, Dave Barnes
God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John

Green Eyes, Coldplay
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley

Hallelujah, Paramore

Halo, Beyonce
Hard to Concentrate, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, John Williams
Here, There, and Everywhere, The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun, the Beatles
Here and Now, Luther Vandross
Ho Hey, The Lumineers
Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s
High and Dry, Radiohead
Hit Me Baby One More Time, Britney Spears

Hold Onto Hope Love, Amy Stroup
Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Hotline Bling, Drake
How Sweet It Is, JamesTaylor
I Will Wait, Mumford and Sons
I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
l’ll Be There, The Corporation/Jackson 5

I’ll Follow You Into the Dark, Death Cab for Cutie
Imperial March (Darth Vader Theme)
In My Life, The Beatles
Indiana Jones Theme Song
Instant Crush, Daft Punk
Is This Love, Bob Marley
It’s Time, Imagine Dragons
Just Dance, Lady Gaga
Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly, The Fugees/R. Flack

King and Lionheart, Of Monsters and Men
Little Lion Man, Mumford + Sons
Little Wonders, Rob Thomas

Love Changes Everything, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Love of My Life, Michael W. Smith

Love Me Like You Do, Ellie Goulding

Love Song, The Cure
Love Story, Taylor Swift

The Luckiest, Ben Folds
Madness, Muse
Marry Me, Train
Marry You, Bruno Mars
Maybe I’m Amazed, Paul McCartney

Michelle, The Beatles

Mountain Sound, Of Monsters+Men

More Than Words, Extreme
Not a Bad Thing, Justin Timberlake

Nothing Else Matters, Metallica

On a Night Like This, Dave Barnes

On Top of the World, Imagine Dragons

One Hand One Heart, Westside Story

The Only Exception, Paramore

The Promise, Tracy Chapman

Ready For Love, India Arie

River Flows in You, Yiruma

Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash

Rose of My Heart, Johnny Cash

Secrets, One Republic

Skinny Love, Bon Iver

So This Is Love from Cinderella

Someday My Prince Will Come

Something Beautiful, Needtobreathe

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Iz

Sound of Silence, Simon + Garfunkel

The Sprawl, Arcade Fire
Star Wars Throne Room theme, John Williams
The Story, Brandi Carlile
Super Mario Brothers Theme Song

Supermassive Black Hole, Muse

Sweet Child of Mine, Guns+Roses

Sweet Disposition, The Temper Trap

Swing Life Away, Rise Against
Take On Me, Ah-Ok
Tangled Up in You, Staind
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Til There Was You, The Beatles

Toxic, Britney Spears

Unconditionally, Katy Perry
Unintended, Muse
Viva la Vida, Coldplay
Walking on the Sun, Smashmouth
What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction

When I Say I Do, Matthew West

When You Say Nothing At All, A. Krauss

We Found Love, Rihanna
Wouldnt It Be Nice, The Beach Boys

Yellow, Coldplay

Yesterday, The Beatles
You Are the Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder
You Make My Dreams, Hall & Oates

Young and Beautiful, Lana Del Rey

Your Guardian Angel, Red Jumpsuit

Apparatus Zelda Theme Song

 

VINTAGE/JAZZ SELECTIONS

All of Me, Simone/Marks
Autumn Leaves
As Time Goes By
At Last, Etta James
Black Orpheus, Bonfa
Beyond the Sea, Trenet/Lawrence Blue Bossa

Bluesette, Thielemans
Blue Room, Rodgers/Hart
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Fly Me to the Moon, Frank Sinatra
Georgia on My Mind
The Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
How High the Moon
I Could Write A Book, Rodgers/Hart
The Impossible Dream
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
La Vie En Rose
LOVE (L is For The Way You Look At Me), Frank Sinatra

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Misty, Garner
Moon River, Mancini/Mercer
My First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White
My Funny Valentine, Frank Sinatra
The Nearness of You, Carmichael/Washington
Satin Doll, Duke Ellington
They Cant Take That Away From Me, Gershwin
This Will Be (an Everlasting Love)
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love, Young/Heyman

HYMN SELECTIONS

All Creatures of Our God and King

All Glory, Laud and Honor Amazing Grace
Be Thou My Vision

Blessed Be the Tie That Binds
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
For The Beauty Of The Earth – John Rutter Arrangement
For the Beauty Of The Earth – Traditional
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (Jehovah)
How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
How Great Thou Art
I Need Thee Every Hour
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
May Jesus Christ Be Praised (When Morning Gilds the Skies)

My Jesus, I Love Thee
O God Beyond All Praising
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
Praise To The Lord, The Almighty
Simple Gifts
The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
This Is My Father’s World
We Gather Together, Dutch melody
What Wondrous Love Is This

CLASSICAL/TRADITIONAL SONG SELECTIONS

Seating of Grandmothers, Mothers, & Bridal Party:

Air on the G String, J.S. Bach
Arioso, J.S. Bach
Bist du bei Mir (Be Thou, With Me), Bach

Fur Elise, Beethoven
Canon in D, Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach

Air from Water Music, Handel
Largo from Xerxes, Handel
Panis Angelicus, Frank
Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart
Ave Maria, Schubert
Traumerei, Schumann
Sleeping Beauty Waltz from Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky
St. Anthony’s Chorale, Haydn

Bridal Processional:

Canon in D, Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S. Bach

Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Here Comes the Bride), Wagner
Ode to Joy, Beethoven

Recessional:

Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
La Rejouissance, Handel
Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn

Rondeau, Mouret

CONTACT US

Key Signature Entertainment
P.O. Box 342
Matthews, NC 28106
704-568-1968
info@keysignatureonline.com