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Watford
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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.

Alex has sung everywhere from The Seven Dials Club Covent Garden to The Watford Colloseum, Pump House Theatre and Palace Theatre. He has been sharing his passion for jazz, in particular The Great American Songbook, since 2001. He also has a love of gospel music, musical theatre, blues and soul. Like Jools Holland, Alex believes that ultimately genres are there for marketing departments and is happy to turn his rich, sonorous voice to an eclectic range of styles. Alex founded The Dial Up Ope Mic Nights in 2010 and since then has made it his mission to celebrate community and creativity in all its forms, and to enable others to do the same. He currently can be seen performing at his Dial Up residency on the Third Friday of every month at The London Improv Theatre.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
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
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, MC, Singing teaching, Music therapy
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Song list

My specialties are Great American Songbook standards, jazz songs and musical theatre favourites, including:
Ain’t Misbehaving
Alfie
All of Me
All That Jazz
Always True to You in My Fashion
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Begin the Beguine
Beginning to See The Light
Being Alive
Biding My Time
Blue Skies
Blueberry Hill
Brazil
But The World Goes Round
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cabaret
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
Honeysuckle Rose
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
Imagination
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
Loose Ends
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Making Whoopee
Maybe This Time
Mean to Me
Misty
Moonlight in Vermont
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
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
Pure Imagination
Rocket man
Slow Boat to China
Smile
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someone to Watch Over Me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Stormy Weather
Summertime
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
Customer questions

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!

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£450

Reviews

From customers:

Dial M, 2019 years ago

A beautiful voice, smooth and warm on the ballads, engaging and bright on the up tempo tunes!

Dial M, 2018 years ago

A great singer, host and all round entertainer, kept everyone smiling the whole night through!