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Versatile singer. (Swing, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Early R & B, Musical Theatre, Classic Pop, Classical and sacred.) Backtracks / Band.
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Oxford
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Airlie is a professional singer and actor. Having originally studied for a PG diploma in Musical Theatre from the Royal College of Music/Royal Academy of Music Combined course, she has had nearly 20 years experience performing professionally as an actor and singer. She has played on Broadway, in the West End, toured to South Africa and California and in regional and touring theatre. As a jazz vocalist she has studied with Judy Niemack (Berlin), Jay Clayton (New York), Heidi Krenn (Austria) Guille Rozenthuler (UK) and Anita Wardell (UK) and been running her own jazz bands for some years now: Pronto Swing and The Hot Jazz Vagabonds. She has also sung light opera, classical oratorio, made sacred CDs with The Newsong Group and performed in Musical Theatre and cabaret. Roles include Prudy Pingleton "Hairspray" RCCL, Baker's Wife in "Into The Woods" by Stephen Sondheim, Doris Day in "Wonderful Day" and many other professional productions. She works as a jazz vocalist- venues include the Bull's Head Jazz Club, Barnes, Ronnie Scott's Upstairs, Imperial War Museum, Cannizaro House, Kew Gardens, Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-thames, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, numerous functions, weddings and so on. She has sung with with the blues, jump swing, and R & B band "Minnie and the Moochers" as well as at the Lansdowne Club in Mayfair with the Jules Cowie jazz quartet. She has sung with the Mardi Gras Jazz Band, the Andrew Brewis trio and numerous other top London jazz musicians. As a jazz vocalist she has made a couple of CDS "So Close to You" and "Ev'rybody Wants to be A Cat".

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Swing, Jazz, Classical crossover, Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Originals, R&B, Vintage, Acoustic, Covers, Tribute, Bossa nova, French music, Latin, Italian music, Rock 'n' Roll, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Fluent sight-reader, Lyricist, MC
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Song list

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Jazz/ Blues/ Swing/ Latin, Classic Pop/Folk, Musical Theatre, Classical/Sacred.
CLASSIC POP / FOLK
A Case of You- Joni Mitchell
Ain't no Sunshine
At last
Both Sides Now- Joni Mitchell
Bridge over troubled water
Eleanor Rigby- Beatles
Edith and the Kinpin- Joni Mitchell
Fame
Fields of Gold- Eva Cassidy style
Hallelujah
Hey Jude- Beatles
Tears in Heaven
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Lee Hazlewood
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Wade in the Water - Eva Cassidy style
Will you still love me tomorrow- Carole King style
Wings Beneath My Wings
Yesterday- Beatles
You make me feel like a natural woman- Carole King
You've Got a Friend
MUSICAL THEATRE
A Dream is a wish your heart makes - Disney
A Quiet Thing- Kander & Ebb
Alice in Wonderland- Disney
All that Jazz
Could I Leave you? Sondheim
Easy to Love
He's a Tramp-
Hushabye Mountain
I can cook too
I could have danced all night- My Fair Lady
I Dreamed a Dream- Les Miserables
I Don't Know How to Love Him
If I were a Bell
I Feel Pretty- West Side Story
The Little Things you Do together
Losing My Mind- Sondheim
Love (Walt Disney's Robin Hood) - George Burns
Memory-Cats
Marry Me a Little-Sondheim
Moments in the Woods- Sondheim
No-one is Alone-Sondheim
Not while I'm around- Sondheim
Not a Day Goes By- Sondheim
On my Own- Les Miserables
One Hand, One Heart- West Side Story
Over the Rainbow
Que Sera Sera
Secret Love
Sentimiental Journey
Singin' in the Rain
Tonight- West Side Story
Whip Crack Away
Wishing you were somehow here again
You'll never walk alone
CLASSICAL
Ave Verum- Lloyd Webber /
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Non se piu cosa son- Mozart
On Eagle's Wings- Michael Joncas
The Lord's My Shepherd- various versions
Pie Jesu
The Lord Bless You and Keep You- John Rutter
Voi Che Sapete -Mozart
You Raise Me Up
SWING/ JAZZ / BLUES / LATIN / FRENCH CHANSON :
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - David-Hoffman-Livingston
After You've Gone (Dixieland Tunes) - Layton, Creamer 1918
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Alice In Wonderland - Sammy Fain
All Of Me - Gerald Marks
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Almost Like Being In Love - Frederick Loewe
Alright, Okay, You Win - Watts-Wyche
Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Bare Necessities, The - Terry Gilkyson
Beautiful Love - Victor Young
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - www.tradjazz.ru - Sholom Secunda
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - Harold Arlen
Bewitched - Richard Rodgers
Beyond The Sea - Charles Trenet
Blue Drag - Joesef Myrow
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Button Up Your Overcoat (Dixieland Tunes) - Henderson, De Sylva, Brown 1928
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Jerome Kern
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) 1 - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Comes Love - Lew Brown-Stept-Tobias
Corcovado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton
Dance Me To The End Of Love - Leonard Cohen (Madeleine Peyroux)
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me- Burke-Webster
Do You Know What It Means? - Louis Alter
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Don't Worry About Me - Bloom-Koehler
East Of The Sun - Brooks Bowman
Easy To Love - Cole Porter
Embraceable You - George Gershwin
Estate - Bruno Martino
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Exactly Like You (Dixieland Tunes) - Jimmy McHugh | Dorothy Fields
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Foggy Day, A - George Gershwin
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - Don Redman
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Girl From Ipanema, The - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
God Bless The Child - Herzog-Holiday
Goody-Goody - Matty Malneck, Johnny Herndon Mercer (1936)
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So - Ray Charles
He's A Tramp 2 - Lee-Burke
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
How Deep Is The Ocean - Irving Berlin
How Insensitive - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
I Can't Give You Anything But Love 1 - Jimmy McHugh | Dorothy Fields
I Could Write A Book - Richard Rodgers
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James Ver - Willie Dixon
I Know You're On Your Way 1 - Airlie Scott
I Love Paris - Cole Porter
I Thought About You - Jimmy Van-Heusen
I Wanna Be Like You - Robert Sherman Richard Sherman
I'll See You In My Dreams - rn - Jones-Kahn
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby (C-) - Billy Austin-Louis Jordan
It Could Happen To You - Jimmy Van-Heusen
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
It Might As Well Be Spring - Richard Rodgers
It's A Lovely Day Today - Irving Berlin
It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen
J'attendrai - rn - Dino Olivieri
Joseph Joseph (Petriarka) dfb - Casman-Steinberg (Eng. Cahn-Chaplin
Just Friends - John Klenner
La Vie en Rose - Louiguy-Piaf
L.O.V.E - Bert Kaempfert
Lady Be Good (Oh) - George Gershwin
Let's Fall In Love - Harold Arlen
Like Someone In Love - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Look Of Love, The - Burt Bacharach
Love Me Or Leave Me - Walter Donaldson
Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
Manha De Carnaval (Black Orpheus) - Luiz Bonfa
Mean To Me - Turk-Ahlert
Meditation - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Menilmontant - Charles Trénet
Misty - Erroll Garner
Moon River - Henry Mancini
My Foolish Heart - Victor Young
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
My One And Only Love - Wood-Mellin
Nearness Of You, The - Hoagy Carmichael
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, A - Manning Sherwin
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Jimmy McHugh
One Note Samba - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Orange Colored Sky 1 - NatKing Cole
Our Love is Here to Stay - George Gershwin
Petite Fleur - Sidney Bechet
Please Don't Talk About Me 1 - Stept-Clare
Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours 3 1 - Charles Trenet
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
Route 66 - Bobby Troup
S' Wonderful - George Gershwin
Sentimental Journey 1 - Brown-Green-Homer
September In The Rain - Harry Warren
September Song - Kurt Weill
Sing Sing Sing - Louis Prima
Singing In The Rain 1 - Unknown Composer
Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael
Somebody Loves Me - George Gershwin
Star Dust - Hoagy Carmichael
Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Lillian Armstrong
Sway - Ruiz-Gimbel
Sweet Georgia Brown - Pinkard-Casey-Bernie
Sympathique 1 - Martini Pink
Tenderly - Walter Gross
Them There Eyes - Tracy-Tauber-Pinkard
There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren
This Can't Be Love - Richard Rodgers
Una Notte a Napoli - Pink Martini
Undecided - Charlie Shavers
Very Thought Of You, The - Ray Noble
Walkin' After Midnight RH 1 - Patsy Cline (Block-Hecht)
Wave- Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to be sure your event runs as well as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event, please just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, absolutely, there is a really popular request and we offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up and sound check if possible about 1 or 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from many performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have the right feel for background music or dance as required and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through, take some requests and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, definitely, I provide the PA, and microphones as required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there is a chance I/ we may already know it. We are used to requests and can often accommodate them, especially if they in a similar genre. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. (There may be a fee of £30 for this to take into account rehearsal times etc.)

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£350

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Porl S, 3 years ago

At last Opus One Swing Dance Club managed to persuade Airlie Scott’s Pronto Swing to come and play for dancers at our Central London venue. From their first chord to the last note the band's joyful interpretations of the American Songbook, classic Swing numbers and other dancers favourites, as well as the title track from their latest CD - "Everybody wants to be a cat", filled the dancefloor with appreciative Lindy Hoppers and Swing dancers - young and old, new and seasoned. The upbeat energy of the musicians enhanced by the warm and assured vocal style of Airlie Scott set the hall alight! We had to let them run over time to prevent a riot! We have promised the dancers that we’ll have Pronto Swing back at the earliest opportunity (which we were planning to do anyway). What an evening! It will go down in the annals of history as one of the best nights spent out on the town!

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Will S, 3 years ago

“Thank you for a great show, we all loved the variety of songs you played- so lucky to have such talented musicians play for us live!” Cambridge Lindy Hoppers- Organisers

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