Vintage-themed jazz band

Aisha Khan & The Rajahs

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About Aisha Khan & The Rajahs

Vintage-themed jazz band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Aisha Khan & The Rajahs are a seven piece band performing 1940's and 50's Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Jazz and Rock & Roll

Aisha Khan & The Rajahs was formed in Spring of 2017 with band members in both London and Barcelona, as we work quite a bit in Spain. The line up is Vocals, Piano, upright bass, guitar, drums and tenor and baritone sax. All of the band members are experienced and excellent musicians and we play a mix of music from the 1940's and 50's, including Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll and Swing, with the odd Calypso or Mambo thrown in for good measure! Lead singer Aisha Khan has over 25 years of experience and sings with passion, style and substance. She also dresses up to the nines for every performance.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Originals, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll
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Types:
Vintage-themed jazz band, Jazz duo, Original artist, Jazz band, Jazz trio, Big band, Swing & Jive band
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

These are a just a few examples of the kind of thing we do, both covers and originals, please ask if you need further information:
Jazz:
Perfidia
Summertime
Autumn Leaves
Blue Moon
The Very Thought of You
Ain't Misbehaving
All of me
As Time Goes By
Black Coffee
Blue Skies
I'll be Seeing You
Cheek to Cheek
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cry me a river
Fly me to the Moon
Rhythm& Blues/Jive/Swing:
Mama He Treats Your daughter Mean
Swing Brother Swing
Jump Jack Jump
Aishaddiction (orig)
Later latin Lover (orig)
The Wolf at My Door (orig)
Good Rocking Daddy
Make A Grown Woman Cry (orig)She's The Bomb (orig)
Good Loving (orig)
Tryin' To Tell Ya
That's All
He's My Religion (orig)
No, No, No (orig)
Mia
Told You So (orig)
Invisible Girl (orig)
Queens of Rhythm (orig)
Out of The Blue (orig)
Nervous
Can't Judge a Book
Slow Down
I Got Your Boogie
Congo Mongo
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Aisha Khan and the Rajahs always can perform as anything from a 5-7 piece. At minimum, the line up will include Vocals, acoustic bass, drums, tenor sax and guitar. We can add baritone sax to this and also piano for the full sound.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know and we will do our best to accomodate any changes. Please give us as much notice as possible.

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

Sorry, not at the moment, though it's something we are looking at for the future.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally we would like to set up between 1-1.5 hours before the guests/audience arrive.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately not. the band needs to perform together for the unity of the sound and it is very difficult to roam with some of the larger instruments, say acoustic bass.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event, with a couple of tweaks if need be.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

PA and lighting is not included in our quotes. We can supply a PA but it would be at extra cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The feedback we've often received is that people love the quality of the music and vocals and the authenticity of what we do. They also enjoy the atmosphere we create and the energy and presentation of the whole act. The original material that is part of our set is extremely popular, coupled with our ability to do excellent cover versions.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most recently, we have done a two week tour of Spain over seven different cities, playing at venues like Peter Rock in Valencia and Gruta 77 in Madrid. We have also played at many London and UK venues and festivals.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love all the great classic Jazz and Blues singers, especially wome like Bille Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Ruth Brown and Lavern Baker. There are many more we adore!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

With this particular band, it would have to be headlining at the Screamin' festival in Calella, Spain.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1120
Up to 2 hours£1120
Up to 3 hours£1680

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Rossella S, 5 months ago

Aisha Khan and the Rajahs played a high energy set of authentic Rhythm & Blues at the Christmas Special Roots Sisters Reunion as the headline act. Performing many original songs from her album plus Blues classics, she and her brilliant band made the party go with a swing. She's a powerful singer and an exciting performer, with old style diva glamour, a wonderful act!

Keys B, 1 year ago

Her more than 25 years of musical experience are a plus for the repertoire that Aisha Khan brings to the American Roots music, more specifically Jazz, Blues, and Rhythm & Blues from the 40's and 50's that she expertly recreates in her own songs...Khan has a voice that lends itself to this repertoire. Now fiercely expressive, then sultry, but always with the right mood. Moreover, she can count on a formidable band, who have mastered all the tricks of the aforementioned styles flawlessly...

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