Emma + Simon

Duo | Trio

Emma + Simon have quickly carved out a reputation across Melbourne for effortlessly smooth and heartfelt renditions of modern classics and unique harmony-laden interpretations of well-known wedding favourites.


The couple met years ago when Simon decided to host an Open Mic Night in Emma’s hometown. By chance, the pair first crossed paths at a music store before bumping into each other hours later, guitars in hand at the venue. They’ve been inseparable ever since, on and off stage.

Emma studied music at the Victorian College of the Arts and her influences incorporate include the likes of Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley and Stevie Wonder, captured in performances rich with emotion and refreshing simplicity. Simon’s love of music started with playing drums and playing along to old blues albums by Eric Clapton and Dire Straits. Years later, incorporating guitar gave him the chance to combine songs by artists like Fleetwood Mac, Crowded House and John Mayer with the same layered grooves and rhythmic playing he’d grown up on.


Their most memorable moments are definitely shared onstage, performing together for special events and intimate occasions. Emma + Simon are also able to be paired with one of our Paper Hearts DJ's for the popular Duo/DJ combination package.


duo || live in the living room (canapés)

duo || live in the living room (ceremony)​

duo || "XO" John Mayer (Beyoncé) studio 'your song' cover

song list.

acoustic vibes.


1234 - Feist

A Team - Ed Sheeran

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

All Of Me - John Legend

Angels - Robbie Williams

Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins

At Last - Etta James

Babylon - David Gray

Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone

Black Bird - The Beatles

Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice

Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Come Together - The Beatles

Count On Me - Bruno Mars

Crazy - Seal

Diamonds On The Inside - Ben Harper

Don’t Dream It’s Over - Crowded House

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Drops of Jupiter - Train

Everything - Michael Bublé

Fall At Your Feet - Crowded House

Fast Car - Tracy Chapman

Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy

Fire And Rain - James Taylor

Follow Me - Uncle Kracker

Gravity - John Mayer

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Ho Hey -The Lumineers

How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

How To Make Gravy - Paul Kelly

I’m Yours - Jason Mraz

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Layla - Eric Clapton

Lighthouse - The Waifs

Love Me Tender - Elvis

Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Message In A Bottle - The Police

More Than Words - Extreme

Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel

Opportunity - Pete Murray

Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits

Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry

Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Stop This Train - John Mayer

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

Taylor - Jack Johnson

Thinkin’ Bout You - Frank Ocean

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

This Old Love - Lior

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show

Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn

Wild World - Cat Stevens

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

XO - Beyonce

You’re My Best Friend - Queen

Your Body Is A Wonderland - John Mayer

Your Song - Elton John

Zebra - John Butler Trio

modern uptempo.


Be The One - Dua Lipa

Black And Gold - Sam Sparro

Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake

Fire & The Flood - Vance Joy

Hey Ya - Outkast

Hold Back The River - James Bay

Hold On, We’re Going Home - Drake

Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Latch (feat. Sam Smith) - Disclosure

Love Me Now - Ziggy Alberts

Love Yourself - Justin Beiber

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Mr Brightside - The Killers

New Light - John Mayer

Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People

Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Riptide - Vance Joy

Rolling In The Deep - Adele

Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper

Still Feel Like Your Man - John Mayer

This Love - Maroon 5

Treasure - Bruno Mars

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Wake Me Up - Avicii

old school & groovy.


Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan

Black Magic Woman - Santana

Easy - Lionel Richie/Faith No More

Grapevine - Marvin Gaye/CCR

Hotel California - The Eagles

Is This Love - Bob Marley

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Light My Fire - Hose Feliciano/Doors

Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson

Master Blaster (Jammin’) - Stevie Wonder

No Scrubs - TLC

Reminiscing - Little River Band

Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac

Say My Name - Destiny’s Child

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Smooth - Santana

Son Of A Preacher - Dusty Springfield

Stand by Me - Ben E King

Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson

classics dance floor.


500 Miles - The Proclaimers

All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie

Bad Moon Rising - CCR

Blister in The Sun - Violent Femmes

Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something 

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Call Me Al - Paul Simon

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Don’t Look Back in Anger - Oasis

Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac

Down Under - Men at Work

Dumb Things - Paul Kelly

Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool

Faith - George Michael

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Holy Grail - Hunters & Collectors

Horses - Daryl Braithwaite

I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction) - Rolling Stones

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston

I’m A Believer - The Monkees/Smash Mouth

Jack & Dianne - John Mellencamp

Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield

Jolene - Dolly Parton

Lover Lover - Sonya Dada 

Moondance - Van Morrison

My Girl - The Temptations

Never Tear Us Apart - INXS

Piano Man - Billy Joel

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Proud Mary - CCR / Tina Turner

Run to Paradise - The Choir Boys 

Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

September - Earth, Wind & Fire

Stuck in The Middle - Stealers Wheel

Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers

Throw Your Arms - Hunters & Collectors

Tiny Dancer - Elton John

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

What I Like About You - The Romantics

Wonderwall - Oasis

Can't find your special song?

Personalising your day is all part of the service so please get in touch with us about learning any special songs for your key moments!


"Paper Hearts were incredibly professional, fun and personable. They created the prefect atmosphere beginning the night with a duet from Emma & Simon and then following the formalities we danced the rest of the night away with DJ Tom. Paper Hearts also Emceed our reception, delivering all personal touches beautifully. The team embraced all of our requests and were super adaptable to our changing time schedule. Thank you for helping to create the most perfect evening of celebrations for us, our families & friends."

Tanya & Lachy


"It was absolutely incredible!! The guys nailed the wedding songs. Unfortunately Krista and I didn't get to hear them much during canapés and entrees but Emma+Simon got rave reviews from all the guests. They made the event so special. The DJ Scott had the dance-floor packed from first dance to close!

I can't thank you all enough for helping to make the day so brilliant."

Jonathan & Krista


"Just wanted to send you a note to thank you, and Emma & Simon, for our wedding on Saturday. We had several people ask where we had found such fantastic musicians and comment on how beautiful the music was. Chris had really wanted live music at our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with choosing Paper Hearts - Emma & Simon were exceptional.

Our only regret was that we were so excited and busy speaking with people that we couldn't just sit down and listen to them! Fortunately two of our guests are having Emma and Simon play at their wedding next month, so we are looking forward to being a bit more attentive listening to them then. 
It was really special to have them learn our two songs for us too, and I wish I hadn't of been quite so eager to get down the aisle so I could have listened a little longer! 


Thanks also for all of your assistance responding to our emails and helping with the song choices form etc. It was all a smooth and lovely experience."

Sasha & Chris


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