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Carolyn Saint-Pé

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About Carolyn

sings jazz standards and 1930s jazz with Le Jazz Hot Band, and gypsy jazz and vintage french songs with The Sparrows of Paris
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Carolyn Saint-Pé is a jazz singer and french chanteuse. Her repertoire includes jazz standards, Christmas songs, vintage 1930s jazz songs as well as vintage french chansons of the 1920s to 50s. Carolyn sings with The Sparrows of Paris (french chansons and gypsy jazz with accordion, guitar, double bass and if needed clarinet) and Le Jazz Hot Band (jazz standards, 1920/30s songs with piano, with double bass and clarinet. Carolyn trained as a jazz singer at Goldsmith College, London and as a classical singer in Paris and London.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
French music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser
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Song list

Gypsy Jazz:
Undecided
Nuages
Melodie au Crepuscule
Ménilmontant
La Mer
J'attendrai
Honeysuckle Rose
Jazz Standards
A Foggy Day
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All of Me
Angel Eyes
A Night in Tunisia
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched bothered and bewildered
Body and Soul
Caravan
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly with Me
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Don’t Explain
Easy to Love
I’m Beginning to See the Light
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It Had To Be You
Love For Sale
Lullaby Of Birdland
Night and Day
Round Midnight
Stormy Weather
Summertime
The Girl From Ipanema
They Can't Take That Away From Me
1920s / 30s
All I Do is Dream is You
As Time Goes By
Close Your Eyes
Goodnight Sweetheart
Guilty
Hold My Hand
I’ll String Along with You
Love is The Sweetest Thing
One Morning in May
Over My Shoulder
Remember Me
Sweet and Lovely
The Very Thought of You
Time on My Hand
We’ve Got The Moon and Sixpence
You Ought to See Sally on Monday
You’re Driving Me Crazy
French ChansonsJavas
J’Suis Mordue (Edith Piaf) 
La Der des Der (Fréhel) 
La Java (Arletty, Mistinguett) 
La Java Bleue (Fréhel)
La java de Cézigue (Edith Piaf) 
Si Vous Étiez Un Coquin (Fréhel)
A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg (Lys Gauty)
La Mer (Charles Trenet) 
Mon Amant de Saint Jean (Lucienne Delyle)
Sous Le Ciel de Paris (Edith Piaf)
Sous Les Ponts de Paris (Lucienne Delyle)
Mon Homme (Mistinguett)
Si Tu Reviens (Rina Ketty)
Ménilmontant (Charles Trenet)
L’Accordéoniste (Edith Piaf) 
La Foule (Edith Piaf) 
La Goualante du Pauvre Jean (Edith Piaf) 
La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf) 
Mon Manège à Moi (Edith Piaf) 
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (Edith Piaf) 
Padam Padam (Edith Piaf)
Customer questions

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

I always try my 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 me know.”

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

yes I can do so.

How much time do you need to set up?

20 minutes

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

yes you can and I can provide printed lyrics for people to sing along.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring a small PA and can sing with a backing tape. When singing with a band we will bring a small PA suitable for medium size rooms. We found that in the past large events organise their own PA system so we do not provide a large PA.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn specific songs if the time between the booking and the performance allows and provided I can find a suitable backing tape or rehearse the musicians when playing with a band.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients find my performances engaging and always remark that I have a lovely voice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Residence of the French Ambassador in London, The Green Note, Jamboree, The Troubadour, Old Mary's Bar in Lancaster Gate, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Brasserie Blanc, The Verdi Room at The Royal Albert Hall, The Wallace Collection, The Royal Academy of Art, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, BOZAR in Brussels, Festival du Commerce in Montrouge, France

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Edith Piaf, Frehel, Mistinguett, Arletty, Damia, Lucienne Delyle, Lucienne Boyer, Django Reinhardt

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

Playing for the French Ambassador at the Residence de France in London

Prices

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

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£250

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Maddi R, 1 year ago

We gave such a short notice and Carolyn was really willing to help. We had a French inspired event and she was just perfect! Amazing repertoire, lovely voice and she brought with her a very professional accordionist! Our guests had an amazing time!

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Marie-Hélène K, 1 year ago

I booked Carolyn Saint-Pé to sing at my 60th French-themed birthday party and it was a big success. Carolyn and I agreed on a set list, alternating waltzes, Javas and ballads and she sang beautifully while also encouraging the guests to dance and herself joining in as well. We also indulged in a bit of sing-along which was fun. I would totally recommend Carolyn for entertaining your guests à la française !

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Risa T, 1 year ago

The Sparrows of Paris perform regularly at Green Note and delight our patrons with a mix of vintage french chansons and french jazz. They are loved by our audience in search of a Parisian feel reminiscent of old french cinema and Edith Piaf but also of the classic gypsy jazz tunes of Django Reinhardt.

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