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Cali Rivlin

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Cali sings Jazz/Soul/Blues/Rock with powerful vocals and impressive communication skills. Also composes on piano & sings original music

Cali sings Jazz/Soul/Blues/Rock with powerful vocals and impressive communication skills. Her original music is crafted piano composition alongside soulful vocals. She describes it as: "If Alanis, Tori Amos & Florence had a baby that made a soundtrack". Classically trained opera singer & self taught pianist, she's been making music her entire life, touring in the US/UK/Europe, and now settled in the London music scene. Cali has collaborated with some Jazz & Swing greats like Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Hossam Ramsey & the Jive Aces. Her debut album Flying Through Water is out now and can be streamed/purchased on Bandcamp/SoundCloud. Currently booking both function and original music shows across the UK/Europe for 2018 !

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Film / TV music, 1960s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Karaoke, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, World music, Indie, Americana, Light music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, MC, Singing teaching
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Song list

Cali Rivlin Repertoire 2018
Jazz/ Blues:
My baby just cares for me (Nina Simone, Bb)
Oh daddy (Bb minor > Nina Simone)
I love you Porgy (Nina Simone) *original key
At Last (Etta James, F)
A Sunday kinda love (Etta James) original key
I just wanna make love to you – Etta James (Bb)
All of me (D)
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know (check Amy's version, Cm)
Miss Otis (Ella Fitzjerald) *original key
I've got my love to keep me warm (Ella Fitzjerald) *original key
Don't know why (Bb)
Turn me on (Norah Jones) *original key
Everyday i have the blues
Why wont you come baby?
Wade in the water
Dock of the Bay
Ain't no mountain high enough
Georgia (G)
Valerie ( D, Jazzy version)
Who's loving you?
Hit the road jack
The girl from Ipanema
I'll be seeing you- Billie Holiday (E)
What a wonderful world (Bb)
They can't take that away from me (D, fast swing)
Fly me to the moon (Fm)
Autumn leaves (Am, start on Dm)
A Song For you (Donny Hathaway) (Dm)
Change the World (Eric Clapton)
Steam Roller (James Taylor)
Motown Style/ Soul :
Grapevine (Dm)
Something's got a hold on me (Etta James) > D flat major
i just wanna make love to u (Etta James) > A major
A Sunday kinda love (Etta James)
Respect - Aretha (A)
Isn't she lovely (Am)
Dock of the bay (Marvin Gaye)> G major
Proud Marry (Tina Turner, original key)
grapevine (Marvin Gaye) > D minor
my girl (The Temptations) > C major
superstition (Stevie Wonder) > E minor
Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder)
signed sealed delivered (Stevie Wonder) > F major
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch (C)
A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cook, A)
Lean on me (Bill Whithers)
Ain't no sunshine (Bil Whithers)
Use Me (Bill Withers)
chain of fools (Aretha Franklin) > B flat minor
son of a preacher man (Aretha Franklin version) > G major
until u come back to me (Aretha Franklin) > A flat major
hit the road jack (Ray Charles) > A flat
Hallelujah i just love her so (Ray Charles)
i feel good (James Brown) > D major
get ready (The Temptations) > chorus- D flat major, verse- B flat
midnight hour (Wilson Picket) > E major
you can't hurry love (The Supremes) > A flat major
Amy Winehouse :
Rehab (D)
Valerie > D
You know I'm no good > *half step down
Back to black *half step down
Tears dry / ain't no mountain > E/B
Me & Mr Jones > original key
Stronger than me (original key)
Love is a losing game > B *half step down
Take the box > Half step down
Girl from Ipanema (original Amy key)
Will u still love me tmrw (original Amy key)
Mr. Magic
You sent me flying (original key)
I love u more than you'll ever know (original Amy key)
Cherry (original key)
Fuck me pumps > A (start E flat minor)
Our day will come (original Amy key)
He can only hold her (original key)
** Amy live version mash up with Laurin Hill's That Thing
Whitney Huston (original keys)
I will Always Love you
Saving all my love
Nothing Compares To You (Sinead, F)
More than words (Extreme) *original key
Crazy (seal) (up one tone from original)
Whats Up (4 Non Blondes)
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia)
Glory Box (Give Me a Reason To Love You - Portishead, Dm)
Strong (London Grammar, Eb)
Creep (Radiohead)
You Gotta Be (Desere)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen, A)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Little Wing (Hendrix)
Knocking On Heavens Door
Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
In The Name Of Love (U2)
One (U2)
Unintended (Muse)
I Believe I Can Fly (R.E.Kelly)
No Ordinary Love (Sade, Bb)
Can't Find My Way Home (Blind Faith)
Maybe Im Amazed (Mccartney, Bb)
Drops of Jupiter (Train) *original key
Halo (Beyonce)
Happy (Pharell)
Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars, original key)
All Of Me (John Legend)
Put your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae, original key)
If i ain't got you (Alicia Keys) *original key
How Come you Don't Call me (Alicia Keys/Prince) *original key
Girl on fire (Alicia Keys)
Game of Love- (Santana & Michelle Branch) *original key
fallin' (Alicia Keys) *original key
True Colors
Forget you (Cee Lo Green)
Dont stop believing (Journey) *original key
Sunday morning (Maroon 5)
Human Nature (Michael Jackson)
Starting something (Michael Jackson)
Titanium (Acoustic version) *original key
Big White Room (Jessie J)
Do it Like A Dude (Acoustic version, Jessie J)
Who You Are (Jessie J) *original key
The Heard of Life (John Mayer)
Stop This Train (John Mayer)
Clarity (John Mayer)
Vultures (John Mayer) *original key
Make u feel my love (Adele) *original key
Everyday is a winding road (Sheryl Crow) *original key
Easy like a Sunday morning (Faith no more) *original key
Mercedez Benz (Janis Joplin)
Good riddance (time of your life (Green day)
Times like these (Foo fighters)
Knights of Cydonia (Muse)
living on a prayer (Bon Jovi)
Wanted dead or alive (Bon Jovi)
Don't let me down (Beatles * Across the universe style)
Oh Darling! (Beatles *Across the universe style, A)
Hey Jude (Beatles *Across the universe style)
Come Together (Beatles *Across the universe style)
Here Comes The Sun (A)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkle)
Space Oddity (Bowie, C)
Route 66 (the rolling stones)
Roxanne (The Police, jazzy feel, Em)
English Man In New York (Sting, Original Key)
Free Falling (Stevie Nix/John mayer style, A)
I Cant Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis, Original Key)
If i ever lose my faith (Sting)
There she goes
I cant make u love me (Bonnie Raitt)
Tempted (Squeeze ,Reality Bites Soundtrack)
Shoop shoop song (Cher)
Walking in memphis (Mark Cohn) *original key
What i am (Eddie Brickle and the new bohemians)
Lost Stars (Adam Levine, original key)
Florence :
You've got the love (Florence+the machine) *original key
Dog Days (Florence+the machine) *original key
Shake it out (Florence+the machine) *original key
Never Let Me Go (Florence+the machine) *original key
No Light, No Light (Florence+the machine) *original key
Alanis Morisette *original keys :
Thank You
You Oughta know
That i would be good
No pressure over Cappuccino
Head over feet
Mary Jane
Folk :
A case of you (Joni Mitchell) *original key
Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) *original key
Big yellow taxi (Don't know what u got) Joni Mitchell *original key
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac) *original key
How sweet it is (James Taylor)
Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
It Ain't Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
Musicals (*original keys) :
And i am telling You (Dream Girls)
Home (Wizard of Oz)
The wizard & i (Wicked)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
No good deed (Wicked)
Popular (Wicked)
Part of your world (little mermaid)
Take me or leave me (Rent)
*Listen (Dream Girls)
**** As a note
There are female singers i can cover lots of material by
(even if some tunes aren't specified here), such as:
Alanis Morissette
Joni Mitchell
Amy Winehouse
Etta James
Eva Cassidy
Alicia Keys
Florence and the Machine
Specialize in Jazz, 90's, 60's/Motown/soul shows and Amy Winehouse tributes.
Also familiar with the majority of work by John Mayer.


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)£125
Up to 1 hour£165
Up to 2 hours£185
Up to 3 hours£225


Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned


From customers:

Ian, A, 2019 years ago

A uniquely talented singer-songwriter and musician. Professional with performance skills and an amazing ability to communicate. Not to mention the stunning looks of a glamour model with a lovely & humble persona.

Composer L, 2024 years ago

An intriguing performer, Cali has a really unique and expressive voice and style

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