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About CJ & Nikita

From jazz and blues to soul and pop - an intimate duo to make your event special. All your favourites performed with panache and glamour.
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Accompanied by the versatile CJ Barton at the keyboard (CJ Barton Band; Soul Shack; Cockney Sparrows), exquisite vocalist Nikita Holly performs well-known hits from the 30s to the present day. All your favourite songs performed with panache and glamour. From cool and sultry to hot and swinging - a sophisticated act guaranteed to lend star quality to any event.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Covers, Soul, Motown, Pop
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
A Little Bit More - Dr Hook
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle
At Last - Etta James
...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Barefootin' - Robert Parker
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Cold Shoulder - Adele
Crazy - Gnarls Barclay
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - Abba
Die With You - Beyonce
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Know Why I Didn't Come - Norah Jones
Don't Speak - No Doubt
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - Abba
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Golden - Jorja Smith
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Human - Rag & Bone Man
I Can't Live (If Livin' Is Without You) - Nilsson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
If You're Not Back In Love By Monday - Millie Jackson
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I'm A Believer - Monkees
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel - Lighthouse Family
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Love Shack - B52s
Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Mamma Mia - Abba
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Money. Money, Money - Abba
My Babe - Little Walter
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
On Broadway - The Drifters
One - U2
Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Someone Like You - Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man/Hold On - Sam & Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Take Me To Church - Hozier
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
These Boots Were Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
The Winner Takes It All - Abba
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Waterloo - Abba
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Can Rule The World - Take That
What A Feeling - Irene Cara
What’s Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winehouse
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We are also available as a band, which you can find under CJ's Allstars.

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.

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

Yes, with pleasure. But please note that if this requires us to stay beyond the end of our agreed performance time, there will be an extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

We like to allow an hour for this, but if timings are tight we can set up in 20-30 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately not. Sorry.

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

We're very happy to chat things through with you and make sure we choose the songs from our large repertoire that best suit your taste and choice.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes it is. All we need is mains power.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

As long as we have a bit of notice we can usually do this.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love Nikita's voice and CJ's piano stylings. Clients frequently comment on our approachability and flexibility. Basically we take all the worry out of the entertainment side of things for you.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Everything from church halls to concert halls.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There are literally too many to count, but Nikita has a particular soft spot for Etta James, and CJ for Tom Waits.

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

As a duo we've done a couple of very successful festival stages recently - but we're still waiting for the really big one...!


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£525


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Malcolm C, 2 years ago

Very talented duo who were great to listen to,

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Pete M, 3 years ago

I recently hired CJ & Nikita for our investor party. They performed a great range of classics. It was perfect for the event, and really created a great atmosphere. CJ & Nikita make a killer combination. CJ was flawless on the keys and Nikita has an impressively refined soul singing voice. Would definitely book them again. Keep it up guys!

Corporate C, 3 years ago

Would definitely book them again. Keep it up guys!

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