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Alex is a London & Watford based jazz and musical theatre singer, well known as the founder and host of the popular Dial Up Open Mic events.
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Jazz, Pop, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Soul, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Top 40, Ambient pop, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Americana, R&B, Vintage, Bossa nova
Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, MC, Singing teaching, Music therapy
My specialties are Great American Songbook standards, jazz songs and musical theatre favourites, including:
All of Me
All That Jazz
Always True to You in My Fashion
As Time Goes By
Begin the Beguine
Beginning to See The Light
Biding My Time
But The World Goes Round
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t Help Loving That Man of Mine
Can’t Take That Away From Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Cruella De Ville
Cry Me a River
Don’t get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing
Dream a Little Dream
East of the Sun
Frim Fram Sauce
Gee Baby Aint I Good to You
God Bless The Child
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write a Book
I Got Rhythm
I Thought About You
I Won’t Send Roses
I’m Afraid the Masquerade is Over
I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I’ve Never Been In Love Before
If I Were a Bell
In the Still Of The Night
Isn’t It a Lovely Day
It’s A Fine Life
Just One of Those Things
Lady Be Good
Little Jazz Bird
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Maybe This Time
Mean to Me
Moonlight in Vermont
My Funny Valentine
Night In Tunisia
On A Clear Day
One Note Samba
On The Street Where You Live
Our Love is Here to Stay
Peel Me A Grape
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Slow Boat to China
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someone to Watch Over Me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sunny Side of the Street
Take the A Train
The Best is Yet to Come
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Long and Winding Road
The Way You Look Tonight
They Say It’s Spring
Too Darn Hot
When You Wish Upon A Star
When You’re Good To Mama
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I 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 me know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes, I can provide a playlist of jazz standards to play between my sets.
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually arrive at a venue 1 hour before the start time, though set up usually only takes about 20 minutes it's good to arrive early, settle in and ensure everyone is comfortable!
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Of course! I generally have a set list arranged but am always happy to have a discussion about particular songs you might want to include or exclude.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, I bring a speaker for my backing tracks and sing either a cappella or bring a microphone depending on the venue.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I 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 upbeat, friendly energy and joyful atmosphere I create!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
The London Improv Theatre, The Watford Palace Theatre, The Watford Colleseum, Fresh Shop Cafe, The Kitchen Croxley, The Seven Dials Club Covent Garden, Jadal Cultural Cafe
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jnr, Louis Armstrong, Jamie Cullum, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I took to the stage at the Watford Celebration event at the impressive Watford Colleseum, and also performed there during Lobby Live as an opener for Jools Holland!
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£80|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£320|
|Up to 3 hours||£450|
Dial M, 2019 years ago
Dial M, 2018 years ago