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Entertaining duo/trio available for a variety of themed Events.
Classical duo
Leighton Buzzard
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Classically trained singer with an eclectic set list including Musical Theatre, Classical, Jazz, Folk and popular standards from the 30s to the present day. He has performed hundreds of times at Theatres, Functions, Music Festivals, Weddings, Corporate Events, and the like. Anything from Concert Halls to The Hilton Park Lane, Private Parties and Weddings to Glastonbury Festival, Prom in the Park Events and Rugby Stadiums, to audiences from 20 to 20,000. A quick learner and a natural entertainer he has performed at Burns, St Georges and St Patrick's Nights, The Glenn Miller Society 40s nights and Swing themed Events as well as Classical and Crossover Events. He is a quick learner and welcomes specific song requests. Available either as a soloist with bespoke backing tracks or with an accompanist/instrumentalist, a female singer or a small band ensemble. Andrew is a pianist / Violinist who has perfomed in The West End, on Films and TV and also in a Folk Rock Band.

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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Classic rock, World music, German music, Greek music, Italian music, Russian music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Cavalleria Rustica's Song list

Repertoire :
Absolutely hundreds and hundreds of songs, many bespoke – the list is growing.
Musical Theatre, including :
Lloyd Webber Music of the Night Love Never Dies Till I Hear You Sing Love Changes Everything Memory Any Dream Will Do Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Sop) The Phantom of the Opera Amigos Para Siempre (with Sop) All I Ask of You (with Soprano)
Les Miserables Stars Bring Him Home Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Do You Hear The People Sing Master of the House I Dreamed a Dream (Sop) Castle on a Cloud (Sop)
Early musicals Let’s Face The Music and Dance Nothing Like a Dame You’ve Got To Pick a Pocket Edelweiss Stranger in Paradise I Could Have Danced All Night (Sop) Mad Dogs and Englishmen
More Recent Musicals
Thankyou for the Music & Mamma Mia from Mamma Mia Anthem from Chess This is the Moment from Jekyll & Hyde Razzle Dazzle ‘Em from Chicago Can’t Take My Eyes Off You & Oh What A Night from Jersey Boys We are The Champions from We Will Rock You Always Look on the Bright Side of Life & The Song That Goes Like This from Spamalot
Dear Theodosia form Hamilton
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
Rat Pack / Swing Jazz / Michael Buble, including :
My Way
Let There Be Love
Let's Face The Music
Fly Me To The Moon
New York, New York
Me & Mrs Jones
Got You Under My Skin Let It Snow Everything Frosty the Snowman Santa Claus is Coming to Town Strangers in the Night Night And Day I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Fly Me To The Moon
Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)
I'm Feeling Good
How D'Ya Like Your Eggs in the Morning
Besame Mucho
Everybody Loves Somebody
Opera, including :
Mozart (Non Piu Andrai, Madamina, Der Vogelfanger, La Ci Darem, Der Vogelfanger, Voi Che Sapete (Sop), La Ci Darem (with Sop), In Diesen Heilgen Hallen, Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen) Verdi (La Donna E Mobile, Di Provenza, Pieta Rispetto Amore, Va Pensiero (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves)) Bizet (Toreador Song, Pearlfishers Duet) Puccini (Nessun Dorma, Recondita Armonia, Vecchia Zimarra, O Mio Babbino (with Sop), E Lucevan Le Stelle, Che Gelida Manina) Giordano Amor Ti Vieta Operetta (Merry Widow Waltz, Student Prince, You Are My Hearts Delight, I’ll Walk With God, My Dear Marquis (Sop), I’m off To Chez Maxim, Can Can, Viljia (Sop), ) G&S (The Pirate King, Policeman, Modern Major General, Tit Willow, As Someday It May Happen, Poor Wandering One (Sop)) Sacred (Schubert’s Ave Maria, Gounod’s Ave Maria, Caccini’s Ave Maria, Panis Angelicus, Quanta Qualia, Pie Jesu, Cantique de Jean Racine, O Holy Night, Revenge Timotheus Cries, Goodall’s The Lord Is My Shepherd (Theme from Vicar of Dibley))
Also Popular songs and ballads Including :
Happy – Pharrell
Angels - Robbie Williams
Love Me Tender / You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fix You / The Scientist / In My Place - Coldplay
Your Song, Candle in the Wind - Elton John
American Pie – Don McClean
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All Of Me – John Legend
Amazed – Lonestar
Three Times A Lady & Easy – Lionel Ritchie
From Russia With Love, On Days Like These & Born Free – Matt Monro
Everyday / That'll Be The Day / Raining in my Heart – Buddy Holly
Three Times a Lady / Easy / All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
And I Love Her / Yellow Submarine / Yesterday – The Beatles
One Day Like This – Elbow
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother – The Hollies
International Folksongs, including :
Neapolitan / Italian O Sole Mio Funiculi Funicula Torna a Surriento Volare Core n’Grato Non ti Scordar Di Me O Paese d’o Sole L’Aprile Vieni Sul Mar Santa Lucia Spingole Frangese La Rondine al Nido
Russian/Ukrainian Dark Eyes (Ochee Chorn’ye) Those Were The Days Kalinka Malinka
Scottish/Burns Nights My Love is Like a Red Red Rose Auld Lang Syne Ae Fond Kiss Loch Lomond Flower of Scotland 500 Miles & Letter From America (The Proclaimers) Irish Jigs/Scottish Reels (with Violinist only) Gay Gordon’s I Belong To Glasgow
Irish/St Patricks Danny Boy Fields of Athenrye Isle of Innisfree Sweet Sixteen You Raise Me Up The Irish Rover Dirty Old Town Irish jigs (with Violinist)) Carrickfergus
Forty Shades of Green
English / Last Night of Proms Jerusalem Land of Hope and Glory Hippopotamus Old Father Thames Scarborough Fair Gilbert &Sullivan Sea Shanties There’ll Always Be An England White Cliffs of Dover Rose of England English Country Garden
Welsh/St Davids Cwm Rhondda Calon Lan Land of my Fathers
Spanish/Latin American En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor Granada Tu Quieres Volver Cielito Lindo Nella Fantasia La Paloma La Bamba
German/Austrian Schubert (An Die Musik, Standchen, Die Forelle) Karl Loewe (Tom Der Reimer, Der Nock, Edward) Lehar (Merry Widow Waltz, You Are my Hearts Delight, Off To Chez Maxim’s) Wien Stadt Du Meiner Traume Student Prince (Serenade, Drinking Song, I’ll Walk With God)
Also Greek, French folksongs
Rock Opera, including :
Bedshaped (Keane)
Anarchy in the UK (Sex Pistols)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
No Surprises (Radiohead)
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (The Hollies)
Questa o Quella / Whatever You Want (Verdi / Status Quo)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
Fire With Fire (Scissor Sisters)
We Are The Champions (Queen)
Coldplay compilation
Life on Mars (David Bowie)
Original compositions
Tributes, including :
Russell Watson You Raise Me Up The Prayer (duet) Nella Fantasia Caruso That’s Life Volare Funiculi Funicula Time To Say Goodbye O Sole Mio Torna Surriento Me & Mrs Jones Nessun Dorma Theme from Gladiators Va Pensiero from Nabucco Parla Piu Piano I’ll Walk With God Someone Like You (duet) Barcelona La Donna E Mobile Fly me To The Moon Caruso Amore e Musica Let There Be Love
Katherine Jenkins Hymn to the Fallen Time To Say Goodbye O Mio Babbino Caro Love Never Dies Hallelujah Calon Lan L’Amore Sei Tu O Holy Night The lord Is My Shepherd I Will Always Love You Vide Cor Meum O Mio Babbino Caro
Andre Rieu Blue Danube Merry Widow & all Viennese Bolero My Heart Will Go On Air on G String Toselli’s Serenade Havah Nagila
Bespoke songs.
On request.

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Last updated: 2024

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Cavalleria Rustica's Reviews

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Jane E
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely wonderful. Richard and Jill were excellent. Not only were they brilliant singers they accommodated my difficult requirements ( outside , no electricity, dark , Winter) . The songs Richard chose were highly appropriate. I can fully recommend them.

Reg N
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We can’t praise Richard and Jill from Cavalleria Rustica highly enough . Their wonderful reprise of songs and performances from Les Mis and My Fair Lady truly made our evening wedding reception a night to remember for both us and our guests. We would recommend them to anyone. Bernie & Reg New

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Sheila C
9 years ago

My mother in law's celebration of life event was praised by everyone who came along. A very important part of that was the contribution that Richard and his accompanist Andrew made. They worked well with us and tackled an eclectic selection of music with real brio, both during the main event and during the reception that followed. Sheila Bennett 10/10

Dr P
9 years ago

I take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of all members and friends of SOSJ for the absolutely magnificent performance you gave for us with Jill last Saturday, 10th November 2012. Your professionalism and natural talent deeply impressed us all. We truly look forward to your performance in our future charity events. " Dr. Vana Papalois, Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem

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