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Chevonne Jones

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About Chevonne

Chevonne is a versatile, passionate and creative guitarist and soul singer, with a unique style and repertoire suitable for all events
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Hailing from East London, Chevonne Jones is a Jazz vocalist, soul guitarist, songwriter and street performer who grew up listening to an eclectic array of music. Her first loves include Bob Marley, John Holt and Motown – all the music her mother played in her youth. She has sung in choirs from the age of 13 and her first instrument was the flute. Throughout her 20’s she decided to take a risk and train as a professional singer and has spent 13 years training with Royal Academy of Music Alumni and spectacular Bel Canto teacher Sandra Scott. Her vocals are reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Bille Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, as well as being influenced by today's Pop and Neo soul singer songwriters such Amy Winehouse, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, just to name a few. Chevonne is known for her lush vocals, dynamic stage presence and commanding knowledge of jazz harmony, which she has gained by studying Jazz and Pop musicianship and composition at Goldsmiths University. She has also taken part in various workshops, including the Jazz Vocal Summer School at Guildhall, led by Scott Stroman and Gitika Partington. You will find Chevonne performing on the streets of London and the National Rail, where she hones her developing guitar skills and musicianship by performing tunes from past and present and always with her own vocal twists, jazz licks and inflections which sets her apart and garners attention from the general London public. Busking provides her with the freedom to perform in any space and the confidence to cater for parties, festivals and events of all kinds. This summer she has performed at the Crystal Palace Festival and The Red Light Busking event in Walthamstow Central, which was the first time Waltham Forest has featured talented street performers.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, R&B, Top 40, Hip Hop, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Singing teaching, Community music worker, Songwriter
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Song list

Upbeat Songs:
4 Non Blondes - What's Up
Alicia Keys - Fallin
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Britney Spears - Toxic
Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby One More Time
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Drake - Hotline Bling
Estelle - American Boy
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Genuine - Pony
Pharrell - Happy
Sia-Cheap - Thrills
Jazz Standards
Autumn Leaves
All of Me
Ain't Misbehavin
Body and Soul
Caravan
Dream A Little Dream
Embraceable You
Feeling Good
Get Happy
I've Got You Under My Skin and many more!
2010’s Dance Floor Stompers
UPTOWN FUNK –Bruno Mars
TREASURE- Bruno Mars
LOCKED OUT OF HEAVEN- Bruno Mars
GET LUCKY- Pharrell Williams
HAPPY- Pharrell Williams
I CAN’T FEEL MY FACE- The Weekend
LOVE ON TOP- Beyoncé
HEAVEN- Emeli Sande
WAITING ALL NIGHT- Rudimental
RATHER BE- Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynn
2000’s Groovers
AMERICAN BOY- Estelle
CRAZY- Gnarls Barkley
BEGGIN’- Madcon
MERCY- Duffy
7 NATION ARMY- The White Stripes
BLACK & GOLD- Sam Sparrow
VALERIE- Amy Winehouse
CRAZY IN LOVE- Beyoncé
DON’T STOP THE MUSIC- Rihanna
80’s/90’s Party Starters
AIN’T NOBODY- Chaka Khan
SOMEBODY ELSE GUY- Jocelyn Brown
WE ARE FAMILY- Sister Sledge
ALL THIS LOVE- Gwen McCrae
KISS- Prince
YOU GOT THE LOVE- Candi Staton/ Florence & The Machine
CAN YOU FEEL IT- Jackson Five
I’M COMING OUT- Diana Ross
UPSIDE DOWN- Diana Ross
NEVER TOO MUCH- Luther Vandross
PYT- Michael Jackson
60’s/70’s Disco Classics
LE FREAK- Chic
GOOD TIMES- Chic
EVERYBODY DANCE- Chic
LOST IN MUSIC- Sister Sledge
THINKING OF YOU- Sister Sledge
I WISH- Stevie Wonder
SUPERSTITION- Stevie Wonder
AS- Stevie Wonder
HIGHER GROUND- Stevie Wonder
RESPECT- Aretha Franklin
I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)- James Brown
LONG TRAIN RUNNING- The Doobie Brothers
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC- Wild Cherry
SEPTEMBER- Earth Wind & Fire
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED -Stevie Wonder
50’s and 60’s Rock and Roll
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
Do You Love Me? - The Contours
I'm a believer - The Monkees
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Shake A Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
70’s and 80’s Rock and Pop
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Everybody Needs Somebody
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and the News
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis and the News
Take On Me - A Ha
Town Called Malice - The Jam
Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Stuck In The Middle With You -Steelers Wheel
Long Train Runnin – Doobie Brothers
Indie and Modern
Happy - Pharell
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Waiting All Night - Rudimental
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Wonderwall – Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Last Nite - The Strokes
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Price Tag - Jessie J
Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
She Said - Plan B
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Ordinary People - John Legend
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Sitting on The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something - The Beatles
What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Treasure - Bruno Mars
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
One Dance - Drake
Dancing On My Own - Robyn / Calum Scott
Pillowtalk - Zayn
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Love Foolosophy - Jamiroquai
Budapest - George Ezra
Better Together - Jack Johnson
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Xmas Songs on request
Customer questions

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

I always do my best to be flexible and accommodating to ensure the event runs smoothly as possible. If timings change in the run up to he event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. I am more than happy to provide the iPod service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 45 minutes before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely! I bring all my own complete PA system and guitar to play acoustically

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you want me to learn for the event I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc

What do your clients love most about your performances?

All my clients have said they love my soulful voice, as well as dynamic and energetic performance. They've also said they like how I arrange and modernise well known songs. For example, I have arranged Madonna's 'Like A Virgin' into a sexy blues, and include a few Hip Hop numbers too, which surprises and delights audiences.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed The Catcher In The Rye in Finchley, Rupert Street Bar in Soho, as well as corporate events at Grays Inn Road, Ronnie Scotts and private events and birthday parties.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced by an eclectic array of artists such as Amy Winehouse, Erikah Badu, Michael Jackson and Alicia Keys. I also love jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as well as known contemporaries.

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

The most high profile gig i've performed was for a corporate event in Gray's Inn Road, which houses ITN Productions; an award-winning creative production arm of ITN, producing over 10,000 hours of content every year for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400

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Kim M, 1 year ago

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for playing at our event last Thursday. We had such great feedback, everyone really loved your set and your voice.

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David A, 1 year ago

For the Red Light Busking event, Chevonne proved to be extremely professional when working with her. She was always willing to go the extra mile for the event by recording extra footage for the event, and during the actual event she kept crowds and and staff entertained throughout for hours. All I had was positive feedback from her performance, and I'll definitely be working with her again in the future.

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