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Show-stopping vocalist, a natural entertainer! Jazz/Soul/Motown/Pop w warmth, Vintage & humour | Amy Winehouse show w Amy's guitarist!
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East Grinstead

Cali is a professional vocalist specializing in the genres of Jazz/Soul/Motown. With her powerful vocals and impressive communication skills she'll entertain your audience with great ease and warmth no matter the setting; an upbeat festival, a dance party, a wedding, or a quiet private event. Cali has collaborated with some Jazz & Swing greats like Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Hossam Ramsey (Led Zeppelin) & the Jive Aces. She's performed live on i-tv News, toured the world and London's great stages like Ronnie Scotts, The Ealing Jazz Festival, Blues Kitchen, Swing Fest, Saint Hill Manor, and much more. Cali offers 3 main show genres: - All show lengths are adaptable - All shows can be done as Duo/ Trio/Full band (depending on venue/budget) - Show #3 can be done solo 1. Amy Winehouse Homage with her ORIGINAL Back To Black Guitarist - Robin Banerjee Robin & Cali have formed a mesmerizing duo and have been successfully collaborating for a decade. Their set includes Amy's iconic hits like Valerie, You Know I'm No Good and Rehab, as well as hidden soulful gems like Stronger Than Me, along with famous covers Amy's associated with. 2. Jazz & Soul Divas / Motown Party This show comes in tender tones OR all-out Motown PARTY! (Adjusted to atmospheric background, show-stopping feel, OR a mixture of both!). Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse & more! (These iconic tunes can be accompanied by anecdotes on the performers and their music’s fascinating history). 3. Kate Bush & Piano Muses Celebrating the magical genius of Kate Bush and similar muses like Tori Amos, London Grammar and Cali's original music with Cali on piano (as well as vocals of course), pouring her unique emotional essence into the mix. Also expect songs by Fleetwood Mac, Portishead, Annie Lennox and soulful cinematic vibes. *** All shows are incredibly high quality with material, styling, song delivery, presentation and added value to the audience, as well as musicianship quality. Let me know what YOU want and need and we'll make it happen! I can tailor-make something special for YOU. Love, Cali

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Cali's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Kate A
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Cali to sing for our 30th wedding anniversary, it was in our garden and we had 70 guests . . .communication was brilliant from start to finish. Very professional, she went out her way and travelled some distance. Her voice is amazing, she was very accommodating. All our guests loved her and she truly entertained us all. If you are looking for a little mixture of Jazz, Motown, Amy, then Cali will not disappoint. She definitely brought the Tina Turner out in me. Thank you Cali you made our night special.

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Ennio G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Cali Cali Cali........Cannot say her name enough without the biggest smile on my face. Not only is she amazing at singing but her as a person is nothing short of brilliance. Such a beautiful soul, had all sorts of emotion from my wedding guests, when Cali sings she tells a story, emotionally and moving your body parts. She managed to get some of elderly guests in the family wanting to get up with there walking sticks and buss out some moves we havnt seen in years. All in all, Cali made and my new wife's day the best day possible and without her it most certainly would not of been the same! Cali Cali Cali.........getting booking for this special talent!

Reply from Cali
9 months ago

Hey Ennio thank you so much, I’m so delighted you had an amazing day and I was able to be a part of it, I really do take that to heart !! ♥️ Your guests were such a lively fun bunch! Incredible event 🤗

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Yigal W
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Mornington Cres
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5 out of 5

We had Cali at our private event at KOKO and she was absolutely amazing! Making everyone dance, sing along and PARTY. Her phenomenally diverse vocals and gift of feeling her crowd, made me needing to repeat her contact details to our guests over and over!

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Ian, A
2023 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.

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Cali's Song list

Cali Rivlin - Repertoire
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MOTOWN / SOUL
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
JAZZ / BLUES / SWING
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
AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE
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
ALANIS MORRISETTE
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
POP/ ROCK
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
FOLK
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
MUSICALS
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

Cali'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)£375
Up to 1 hour£520
Up to 2 hours£615
Up to 3 hours£765

Add-ons

Phone Consultation and Song Requests
+£30
Karaoke Party!
+£812.50
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.
Musicianship
Genres:
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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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, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, MC, Singing teaching, Actor
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