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Aisha Khan & The Rajahs

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About Aisha Khan & The Rajahs

Aisha Khan & The Rajahs are a seven piece band performing 1940's and 50's Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Swing, Jazz and Rock & Roll
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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.

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1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Originals, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll
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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

Blues/Rhythm & Blues:
Bottle it Up and Go
Can't Judge a Book
Cocaine Habit Blues
Cow Cow Boogie
Ee Baba Le Ba
I Can't Stop Now
Jump Jack Jump
La Bamba
Lucky Lips
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
My Babe
My Baby Shakes it
My Handy Man
My Man
No Good Lover
Pretty Good Love
Rattlesnakin' Papa
Security (Guitar Slim Version!)
Slow Down
Snatch and Grab it
Something's Going on in my Room
Sticking With You Baby
Til my Baby Comes Back to me
Walk Right in
Women Be Wise
Original Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues:
Am I Bad
Big Jamboree
Crazy Me
Epic Fail
El Bandarra O'clock
Good Loving
He's My Religion
Invisible Girl
Later Latin Lover
Lucky Number Thirteen
Make a Grown Woman Cry
Miss Fridgidaire
Never Love a Cowboy
No, No, No I Don't Want it
Nothing Working Now (But my Real Old Fashioned Love)
Out of the Blue
Queens of Rhythm
She's The Bomb
Take a Chance on Me
Told You So
Travelling heavy
Waiting for my Baby to come Home
Wolf at my Door
Besame Mucho
A Little You
All of Me
Ain't Misbehaving
All the Things You Are
April in Paris
As Long as I Live
As Time Goes By
Black coffee
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body and Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't Help Loving Dat Man of Mine
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With me
Cry me a River
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Do Nothing Til you Hear From me
Don't Explain
Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Easy to Love
Every Time we say Goodbye
Fly me To the Moon
Foggy Day in London Town
Fools Rush in
Honeysuckle Rose
I can't give you Anything but Love
I cover the Waterfront
I Didn't know What Time it Was
I get a kick out of you
I Only Have Eyes for You
I'll be Seeing You
I'll Remember April
I'm Gonna
Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
I'm in the Mood for Love
I've got my Love to Keep me Warm
I've Got you Under my Skin
It's Only a Paper Moon
Jeepers Creepers
Just Friends
Let There be Love
Like Someone in Love
Lookie Lookie Here Comes Cookie
Love For Sale
Lover Man
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Making Whoopee
(The) Man I Love
Mean to me
Miss Otis Regrets
Moon River
my Melancholy Baby
Nearness of You
Nice Work if You can Get it
Night and Day
Old Devil Moon
On the Street Where you Live
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Over the Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven
September in the Rain
Some Like it cool
Someone to Watch Over me
Stormy Weather
They can't take That Away From Me
Time After Time
Tisket a Tasket
Too darn Hot
The Very Thought of You
What'll I Do
When I Fall in Love
Why Don't You Do Right
Yo Te Dire
You Don't Know What Love is
You Go to my Head
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.


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Up to 1 hour£1120
Up to 2 hours£1120
Up to 3 hours£1680
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From customers:

Rossella S
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The Chestnuts
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5 out of 5

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
4 years 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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