Cali Rivlin

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Show-stopping vocalist! Jazz/Soul/Blues/Rock powerful singer with excellent crowd control. Toured Amy Winehouse tribute w her guitarist!
East Grinstead

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 settled in the London music scene. Cali has collaborated with some Jazz & Swing greats like Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Hossam Ramsey (Led Zeppelin) & 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.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
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, Rock 'n' Roll, 1970s era music, 1950s era music, Jewish music
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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, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, MC, Singing teaching, Actor
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Song list

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Something's got a hold on me, Etta James
I just wanna make love to u, Etta James
A Sunday kinda love, Etta James
At Last, Etta James
Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
Respect ,Aretha Franklin
Chain of fools, Aretha Franklin
Son of a preacher man , Aretha Franklin
Until u come back to me, Aretha Franklin
Isn't she lovely, Stevie Wonder
Superstition, Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground ,Stevie Wonder
Signed sealed delivered, Stevie Wonder
I Wish ,Stevie Wonder
Ain't no mountain high enough, Marvin Gaye
Who's loving you? ,Michael Jackson
Dock of the bay, Marvin Gaye
Proud Marry, Tina Turner
My girl , the Temptations
I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, Blood sweat and tears
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, The Four Tops
A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cook
Lean on me, Bill Withers
Use Me, Bill Withers
Ain't no sunshine, Bill Withers
Saved , LaVern Baker
Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Ruth Brown
Hit the road jack, Ray Charles
Hallelujah i just love her so, Ray Charles
I feel good, James Brown
Get ready, The Temptations
Midnight hour, Wilson Picket
you can't hurry love, The Supremes
Baby, You've Got What It Takes, Dinah Washington & Brook Bent
Money, Barrett Strong
Celebration, Kool & the Gang
Stand By Me
Summertime, Billie Holiday
My baby just cares for me, Nina Simone
Oh daddy, Nina Simone
I love you Porgy, Nina Simone
Georgia, Ray Charles
Don't Know Why, Norah Jones
Turn me on, Norah Jones
I'll be seeing you, Billie Holiday
What a wonderful world, Louis Armstrong
Fly me to the moon
Autumn leaves
He's a tramp , Peggie Lee
Gee Baby Ain't i Good To You
A Song For you, Donny Hathaway
The girl from Ipanema, Amy
I'll be seeing you, Billie Holiday
They can't take that away from me, Ella Fitzgerald
Get Happy, Ella Fitzgerald
I've got my love to keep me warm, Ella Fitzgerald
Its Too Darn Hot, Ella Fitzgerald
Miss Otis, Ella Fitzgerald
Bring Me Sunshine
Hey Boy, Hey Girl, Louise Prima & Keely Smith
I Want You To be My Baby, Gia Maione
Everyday i have the blues
Why wont you come baby?
Wade in the water
Change the World, Eric Clapton
Steam Roller Blues James Taylor
Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Valerie, Amy Winehouse
You know I'm no good, Amy Winehouse
Back to Black , Amy Winehouse
My Tears Dry, Amy Winehouse
Me & Mr Jones, Amy Winehouse
Stronger than me, Amy Winehouse
Love is a losing game, Amy Winehouse
Take the box, Amy Winehouse
Will u still love me tmrw, Amy Winehouse
Mr. Magic, Amy Winehouse
You sent me flying, Amy Winehouse
Cherry, Amy Winehouse
Fuck me pumps, Amy Winehouse
Our day will come, Amy Winehouse
He can only hold her, Amy Winehouse
You Oughta know,Alanis Morissette
Ironic, Alanis Morissette
Mary Jane, Alanis Morissette
That i would be good, Alanis Morissette Uninvited,Alanis Morissette
Thank You, Alanis Morissette
No pressure over Cappuccino, Alanis Morissette
Head over feet, Alanis Morissette
I will Always Love you, Whitney Houston
Saving all my love, Whitney Houston
Nothing Compares To You, Sinead
More than words, Extreme
All Of Me , John Legend
Crazy, seal
Whats Up,4 Non Blondes
Halo, Beyonce
Happy, Pharrell
Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Put your Records On, Corinne Bailey Rae
If i ain't got you, Alicia Keys
How Come you Don't Call me, Alicia Keys
Girl on fire, Alicia Keys
Fallin', Alicia Keys
Torn,Natalie Imbruglia
Glory Box, Portishead
Strong, London Grammar
Creep, Radiohead
You Gotta Be, Desere
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Fix You, Coldplay
Paradise, Coldplay
Iron Sky, Paolo Nutini
One, U2
I Believe I Can Fly, R.Kelly
No Ordinary Love, Sade
Can't Find My Way Home, Blind Faith
Maybe Im Amazed, Paul McCartney
Drops of Jupiter, Train
Little Wing, Jimmy Hendrix
Knocking On Heavens Door, Bob Dylan
Unintended, Muse
Game of Love, Santana & Michelle Branch
True Colours, Cyndi Lauper
Forget you, Cee Lo Green
Don’t stop believing , Journey
Sunday morning, Maroon 5
Human Nature, Michael Jackson
Starting something, Michael Jackson Titanium, Sia
Big White Room, Jessie J
Do it Like A Dude, Jessie J
Who You Are, Jessie J
Make u feel my love, Adele
Someone Like You, Adele
Everyday is a winding road, Sheryl Crow
Easy like A Sunday morning, Faith no more
Mercedez Benz, Janis Joplin
Good riddance, 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
Oh Darling, Beatles
Hey Jude, Beatles
Come Together, Beatles
Here Comes The Sun, George Harrison
Dreams, Fleetwood Mack
You're Still The One, Shania Twain
Angel, Sarah Mclachlen
Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkle
Space Oddity, Bowie
Route 66, the rolling stones
Roxanne, The Police
English Man In New York, Sting
Free Falling , Stevie Nix
I Cant Help Falling In Love With You, Elvis
If i ever lose my faith, Sting
There she goes, the La's
I cant make u love me, Bonnie Raitt
Tempted, Squeeze
Shoop shoop song , Cher
Walking in memphis, Mark Cohn
What i am, Eddie Brickle and the new bohemians
Lost Stars ,Adam Levine
The Heard of Life, John Mayer
Stop This Train , John Mayer
Clarity ,John Mayer
Vultures ,John Mayer
Firework, Katy Perry
Wide Awake, Katy Perry
Roar, Katy Perry
Not Like The Movies, Katy Perry
Everybody's Free, Quindon Tarver
Florence+ the Machine
You've got the love, Florence+ the Machine
Dog Days, Florence+ the Machine
Shake it out,Florence+ the Machine
Never Let Me Go,Florence+ the Machine
No Light, No Light,Florence+ the Machine
A case of you, Joni Mitchell
Woodstock ,Joni Mitchell
Big yellow taxi, Joni Mitchell
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
How sweet it is, James Taylor
Fire & Rain , James Taylor
It Ain't Me Babe , Bob Dylan
And i am telling You, Dream Girls
Listen, Dream Girls
Home, Wizard of Oz
Don't Rain On My Parade, Funny Girl
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
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Vocal ability Personal relations

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

There have been LOADS, here are a few examples from the UK: The Blues Kitchen , Ronnie Scotts, Bletchley Park Swing Special (Guinness Record), Ealing Jazz Festival, The Hideaway, Saint Hill Manor, The London Troubadour, The Forge, Jazz After Dark, Sessions 58, The NLT, Toulouse Lautrec, The Richmond Club, Nambucca, Holloway Road, Proud Galleries, 12th Bar

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jazz & Soul: Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Michael Buble, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin & many more Originals: Tori Amos, Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Sting, Alanis Morissette

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

A televised event on international i24 News playing for the Amy Winehouse official exhibition with her original guitar player, Robin Banerjee (see video section).

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

Quite flexible and happy to work with you to make a your event a success! Time change shouldn't be a big issue, but keep me informed

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

Yes definitely!

How much time do you need to set up?

Solo - about 15 min. Duo - 20 min Trio - 30 min Full band - 1 hour

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

You can definitely have a say! Choose your Soul/party favourites and leave the rest up to me for a bangin' event :) I'm very experienced in tailoring an event for the benefit of your guests and making sure it's appropriate for the occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Mostly yes, tho if your chosen venue has a built in PA system it's normally better to use that.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes depending on what they are, there might be things i'm familiar with that aren't listed on here. If you have such special request note there's an extra charge of £30.


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)£160
Up to 1 hour£195
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£400


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From customers:

Ian, A
2022 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
2027 years ago

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

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