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About Bota

Charismatic singer, songwriter and classical pianist, finalist of the Open Mic UK 2017, resident singer at the London Club Bag O'Nails.

Rising young talent BOTA who is aiming to become the first true International star from Kazakhstan. Starting out as a classical pianist in her home country she moved to London to pursue her dreams and graduated with Bachelor's degree from BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) and with Master's degree in music business from the London College of Music. She has been working on developing her own sound ever since. Her soft but charismatic and persuasive vocals has been compared to superstar contemporaries such as KYLIE & BRITNEY. Bota has played at some of the most prestigious venues, various hotels, public events, clubs and restaurants including Spice of Life, The Bag O’ Nails, The Borderline, The O2 Islington, The Water Rats, The Workshop, Underbelly to name but a few. Whilst studying at the music university BOTA has started to work with an award-winning music Producer Benny D. This culminated with BOTA signing a contract with LAD (London Artist Development) programme and recording her first potential album at Benny D's recording studio Powerstudio. One of the album's singles 'You + Me' was sent to the renowned Russian music producer Baigali Serkebayev, who initiated BOTA's collaboration with the boys band 'The Jigits'. Released in February 2016, the single 'You + Me' got likes from Russian and Kazakhstan media. In 2017, Bota has released her debut Pop single called 'Special', which has so far got 45K view on her official VEVO channel and gathered attention from music industry specialists. Alongside her music career, BOTA also takes part in the various creative projects. Her unique Asian look does not go unnoticed. Recently, she has caught attention from the world-famous music band Gorillaz, who featured her as a 'Geisha character' in their latest music video 'Strobelite'. Moreover, Bota has taken part in the newest Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran's music video 'End Game'.

Performance details
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Covers, Acoustic, R&B, Funk, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Jazz, Blues, Classical
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Dancer, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’ – Marvin Gaye
‘Ain’t nobody’ - Chaka Khan
‘Back to black’ - Amy Winehouse
‘Rehab’ – Amy Winehouse
‘Tears Dry on their Own’ – Amy Winehouse
‘Valerie’ – Amy Winehouse
‘Crazy’ – Gnarls Barkley
‘I’m yours’ – Jason Mraz
‘Stay with me’ – Sam Smith
‘Latch’ – Sam Smith
‘I’m not the only one’ – Sam Smith
‘Addicted to you’ – Avicii
‘Wake Me Up’ – Avicii
‘Fever’ – Peggy Lee
‘Killing me softly’ – Fugees
‘Let’s stay together’ – Al Green
‘All of me’ – John Legend
‘Diamonds’ – Rihanna
‘We Found Love’ – Rihanna
‘Don’t speak’ – No Doubt
‘Forget You’ – CeeLo Green |
‘Happy” – Pharrell Williams
‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ – James Brown
‘Isn’t she lovely’ – Stevie Wonder
‘Superstition’ – Stevie Wonder
‘Living for the city’ – Stevie Wonder
‘It must have been love’ – Roxette
‘Love Me Again’ – John Newman
‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Ellie Goulding
‘Loving you’ – Minnie Riperton
‘Moves Like Jagger’ – Maroon 5
‘Never too much’ – Luther Vandross
‘Rock Your Body’ – Justin Timberlake
‘Rolling in the deep’ – Adele
‘Someone Like You’’ – Adele
‘Royals’ – Lorde
‘Shake It Off’ – Taylor Swift
‘She will be loved’ – Maroon 5
‘Sky Full Of Stars’ – Coldplay
‘Sorry’ – Justin Bieber
‘Sorry seems to be the hardest word’ – Blue
‘Sugar’ – Maroon 5
‘Sway’ – Pussycat Dolls
‘Teenage Dream’ – Katy Perry
‘I kissed a girl’ – Katy Perry
‘Thinking Out Loud’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Shape of You’ – Ed Sheeran
‘Treasure’ – Bruno Mars
‘Waiting All Night’ – Rudimental
‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis
‘Mercy’ – Duffy
‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’ - Whitney Houston
‘Mamma Mia’ – Abba
‘Who Knew’ – Pink
‘Rock With You’ – Michael Jackson
‘Wonderful Tonight’ – Eric Clapton
‘In your eyes’ – Kylie Minogue
‘Toxic’ – Britney Spears
‘Agua de beber’ – Jazz standard
‘Autumn leaves’ – Jazz Standard
‘Body&Soul’ – Jazz Standard
‘Hallelujah’ – Leonard Cohen
‘Girl From Ipanema’ - João Gilberto
‘Save me from myself’ – Christina Aguilera
‘Like a star’ – Corrine Bailey Rae


From customers:

Open U, 4 years ago

'She has a unique identity and a great stage presence!'

Band V, 5 years ago

'A very distinctive voice with a very unique tone that sets her apart from the many singers out there from the very first listening.'