Annelise Jazz & Swing Singer

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Elegant professional jazz singer. Annelise sings popular jazz standards or modern classics in a swing style. 1st choice for all occasions!
Letchworth Garden City
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Annelise is a talented UK professional jazz singer with years of experience performing live music. Annelise has performed at a number of high-end venues and is available to perform at a wide variety of events including, weddings, celebrations, corporate and private parties. With an extensive repertoire of jazz and swing as well as classic pop hits from over the decades, Annelise is the perfect accompaniment for events requiring stylish background music, such as drinks receptions, cocktails and canapes, wedding breakfasts, milestone birthdays, anniversaries or at formal dinners. The backing tracks that Annelise sings along to are sophisticated, professional piano/full band recordings replicating the sound of a jazz band. Influences include the first ladies and gentlemen of jazz performing all the classics by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald; Frank Sinatra; Nat King Cole; Billie Holiday; Anita O’Day and Sarah Vaughan. Types of Events • Wedding anniversaries • Birthday milestones • Company events / dinners • Gin & Jazz Events • Weddings • Retirement parties • Commemoration & community events • Conferences • Exhibitions • Product / property launches • VIP Events / 1st class lounges • Galas & regattas • Jazz themed parties (e.g. Bond Themed, American Songbook, Rat Pack, Post Modern Jukebox) • Dinner dances Key Features: *Available as a Solo performer with High Quality Backing Tracks *Song special requests welcome (with prior notice) *Elegant and sophisticated attire *Comprehensive PA system, Public Liability Insurance (Musicians Union member) up to £10 million and background music via a PA system & IPad during breaks / intervals With a repertoire of more than 300 songs covering the whole period from 1920-to the present day, Annelise is the perfect choice for all events and offers a bespoke playlist service based on your requirements if preferred. Previous Clients and prestigious venues include: United Grand Lodge England, Hanbury Manor Ware, Angel House Hove, The Old Hall Ely, Tewkesbury Marina, Ashridge Golf Club, Channels Estate Chelmsford, Minstead House The New Forest, Hotel Abbey Redditch, Cambridge University May Ball, Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor, John O'Gaunt Golf Club, Shendish Manor, Jackfield Regatta Ironbridge, The Barnes Hotel Bedford, Letchworth Hall Hotel, Forest Hills Golf Club Technical Requirements • Performance space (allowing for Yamaha Stagepas 400i portable PA system) x2 speakers, mixing desk, microphone stand and microphone. Approximately 8ft width x 6ft depth minimum space required • One power socket close to the performance area • Easy access parking space or drop off / unloading point preferred

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Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Modern jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, Vintage, Covers, Tribute, Blues, Dixieland, Cabaret, Pop, Classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Bossa nova, Contemporary classical, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Disco, Funk, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Motown, Funk rock, R&B, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Britpop, Pop rock, Post rock, Electronic, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Hard rock, Italian music, Salsa
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Event types:
Private event, Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Perfect pitch
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Annelise's Song list

Songs listed below in the following categories;
• Jazz Classics
• Modern Pop Classics (Swing Style)
• Christmas Songs
Jazz Classics
1. Come Fly With Me
2. Summertime
3. At Last
4. Sway
5. Fly Me to The Moon
6. Moon River
7. Misty
8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
9. My Baby Just cares for Me
10. Cry Me a River
11. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
12. Our Love is Here to Stay
13. My Funny Valentine
14. Moondance
15. I Hear a Rhapsody
16. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
17. As Time Goes By
18. I Can't Get Started
19. Autumn Leaves
20. Hit The Road Jack
21. But Not for Me
22. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
23. I'll Be Home for Christmas
24. Just One of Those Things
25. La Vie En Rose
26. Let It Snow
27. Let There Be Love
28. L.O.V.E
29. New York, New York
30. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
31. Dream A Little Dream
32. The Days of Wine and Roses
33. The Best is Yet to Come
34. I've Got You Under My Skin
35. Volare
36. White Christmas
37. Winter Wonderland
38. You Make Me Feel So Young
39. Up a Lazy River
40. It Could Happen to You
41. Beyond The Sea
42. Can't Take That Away From Me
43. Chicago
44. Easy Living
45. Fever
46. Fools Rush In
47. Get Happy
48. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
49. I Got Rhythm
50. I'm in The Mood for Love
51. Imagination
52. It Don't Mean A Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing
53. Let's Face The Music and Dance
54. One For My Baby
55. Perdido
56. Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night Of the Week
57. That's Amore
58. When You’re Smiling
59. The Days of wine and roses
60. What a Wonderful World
61. My Baby Just Cares For Me
62. Have you met Miss Jones
63. Blue Moon
64. It Had To Be You
65. Mack The Knife
66. All The Things You Are
67. East Of The Sun
68. What a Difference a Day Made
69. Ain’t misbehavin'
70. Just one of those Things
71. Feeling Good
72. Lullaby of Birdland
73. I can't get Started
74. As Time Goes By
75. Polkadots and Moonbeams
76. The Way You Look Tonight
77. I Get a Kick out of You
78. I'll Remember April
79. Let's Fall In Love
80. Embraceable You
81. You go to my head
82. Someone to watch over me
83. Taking A Chance On Love
84. Pennies From Heaven
85. Lady Is A Tramp
86. Girl from Ipanema
87. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
88. Round Midnight
Modern Pop Classics in a Swing / Jazz style (Postmodern Jukebox - PMJ)
1. All About That Bass – Meghan Trainer
2. Careless Whisper – George Michael
3. Titanium – David Guetta featuring Sia
4. Burn – Ellie Goulding
5. All of Me – John Legend
6. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns & Roses
7. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
8. Like A Prayer – Madonna
9. Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day
10. Creep – Radiohead
11. Despacito – Justin Bieber ft Luis Fonsi
12. Halo – Beyonce
13. I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith
14. Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato
15. Stay with Me – Sam Smith
16. Blank Space – Taylor Swift
17. Habits – Tove Lo
18. Gangstas Paradise – Coolio
19. How You Remind Me – Nickleback
20. Hey Ya – Outkast
21. I Want it That Way - Backstreet Boys
22. Livin' On A Prayer - Bonjovi
23. Lovefool - The Cardigans
24. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
25. Perfect Duet - Ed Sheeran
26. Roar - Katy Perry
27. Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
28. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
29. Sorry - Justin Bieber
30. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
31. Toxic - Britney Spears
32. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bonjovi
33. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
34. Halo - Beyonce
35. Hello - Adele
36. Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
37. Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
38. Heart of Glass – Blondie
39. Say Something – Great Big World / Christina Aguilera
40. Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
41. Womanizer – Britney Spears
42. It’s A Man’s Man’s World – James Brown
43. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
44. Wiggle – Jason Derulo
45. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
46. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
47. Poison – Alice Cooper
48. Rude – MAGIC!
49. Single Ladies - Beyonce
50. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
51. Umbrella - Rhianna
52. No Diggity - Blackstreet
53. Forget You – Gnarls Barkley
54. Side To Side – Ariana Grande
55. Material Girl - Madonna
56. Somebody That I Used to Know - Gotye
57. Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
58. Thriller – Michael Jackson
59. Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King
60. Genie In a Bottle – Christina Aguilera
61. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins
62. Life on Mars? – David Bowie
63. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
64. Call Me - Blondie
65. Wannabe – Spice Girls
66. Dancing Queen - Abba
67. Pony - Ginuwine
68. Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
69. New Rules – Dua Lipa
70. Thrift Shop – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Christmas Songs
1. White Christmas
2. Moon River
3. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
4. Let It Snow
5. As Time Goes By
6. Come Fly With Me
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8. Let There Be Love
9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
10. Sway
11. I'll Be Home for Christmas
12. Volare
13. Winter Wonderland
14. Chicago
15. Fly Me To The Moon
16. What a Wonderful World
17. Blue Moon
18. Christmas Song
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The love for the jazz and swing songs that I perform alongside my professionalism and friendly nature. Making an event memorable by tailoring songs to suit the client so that their event is special.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Kings College Cambridge, Raymond Blanc Restaurant Milton Keynes, Hanbury Manor, Trinity College Cambridge, The Grand Lodge Holborn. The Old Hall, Ely. Shendish Manor, Letchworth Hall Hotel, The Cambridge May Ball, Ironbridge Regatta, Tewkesbury Marina, Flitwick Manor

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Anita O’Day, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan.

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

Kings College Cambridge

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

I will always do my best to be flexible if the timings need to change, so please just let me know at your earliest convenience.

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

Yes certainly, no problem at all. I can play music through my PA system in my breaks or before my sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need between 15 and 30 minutes to set up my PA system. I will always set up at a time that is convenient to you as the client.

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

Yes I am very happy to share my repertoire to clients in advance of the events, so that they can choose any songs they particularly like. I feel this is an important part of my performance. I have also been requested to sing ‘first dance’ songs at weddings and I am happy to accommodate this with prior notice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I bring all my equipment, but I can also plug into a PA system already at a venue by connecting my iPad and I am more than happy to do this also.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I am happy to learn up to three songs - that are not in my repertoire if they fit into the set and I have prior notice. I am also happy to sing one song for a wedding ‘first dance’ provided I can find the necessary backing track.

Annelise's 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)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£360
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Milestone Birthday
Two performances of up to 45 mins with short break in between
Drinks reception + Wedding Breakfast
- 1 x 40 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 40 min performances at the wedding breakfast.
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From Encore customers:

Gigi B
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing performer, made the day million times better and the whole experience was amazing. Thank you again ❤️

Aleksandra S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had Annalise booked for 2 hrs for our evening wedding reception! It's been nothing but pleasure dealing with Annalise leading up to the wedding and on the day as well. She has a wide spectrum of songs to choose from that can suit any taste. She has got that beautiful powerful gift of a voice and charisma that got everyone up on the dancefloor from the moment she started singing. And she also sang our favourite song for our the first dance which made our day extra special and memorable. Her recorded videos on the website don't do her justice, she is much better live.

Julie D
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Annelise is fabulous. Booked for my daughter as a surprise at her wedding reception she has been an absolute delight. From our first contact to performance nothing has been too much trouble. Always quick to respond to communication, the liason with our DJ to maintain the surprise, learning new songs on request and giving a truly wonderful, personal performance, we couldn't be more delighted. Thank you.

David W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Annelise was excellent throughout, from the communication during the booking process to the performance. I left the playlist to her after explaining what the event was and she got it spot on. Annelise's lovely personality came across during the event as she involved my dad brilliantly (his 80th birthday). I would thoroughly recommend Annelise for any event where you need someone who has a great personality and want to make the performance a bit personal. It was a pleasure to meet her and have her do our event.

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From other customers:

Gloria N
8 months ago, for a New Year's Eve in Milton Keynes
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5 out of 5

Annelise did NYE for us and it was amazing! Thank you we and our guests love it !!

Emily Y
1 year ago, for a Private event in Cambridge CB2 1TQ
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5 out of 5

I got in touch with Annelise to book her for a last-minute vintage themed gathering for the university literary society. She was a lovely warm presence and really made the event by singing a selection of jazz classics and pop songs in a swing style. I particularly enjoyed her rendition of Mr Brightside! Annelise brought her own equipment and all replies to emails were fast and detailed. She really set the perfect atmosphere so that everyone was up and dancing by the end of the night. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and I hope I will do again!

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