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Sultry jazz, emphatic soul, sophisticated RnB, or eclectic pop...Clarissa is always the first choice!
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"Clarissa was utterly charming and did a superb event setting the tone across the course of the evening." –– PRIVATE DRAMA for GOLDMAN SACHS Clarissa is a one of the UK's best-loved session singers, deeply rooted in jazz, soul, pop, and RnB. With an impressive range, tight dynamic control, and a sultry tone, she pours her heart, soul, and energy into every performance, whether rocking a stadium or smouldering away in a jazz club. When she isn’t touring the world with global sensations such as the Crystal Fighters, or singing alongside amazing artists such as Laura Mvula, The Herbaliser, and Lulu James (of Gorgon City) at worldwide events and festivals including Glastonbury, you can find her recording for films, TV, and major labels such as Sony Music. Clarissa's band comprises a young, energetic bunch of exciting and insanely talented session musicians from around the country, who themselves play with the likes of Simply Red, Craig David, Blue, and many others. All have trained at the UK’s most prestigious conservatoires and are full-time professional musicians, with professional attitudes and manners. The group are close friends who have been playing together for years, and this is clearly visible from their unrivalled on-stage chemistry and friendliness. The band normally plays as a 4-piece of vocals, keys, bass, and drums, and all members sing backing vocals with tight, harmonic vocal arrangements. However, this can easily be pared down to a duo or ramped up to a full 7-piece party band with horns to pack out dance floors and get the party into full swing. The band regularly play at upscale London venues such as Quaglino’s, the Sky Garden, and 100 Wardour Street, and are well-respected on London's music scene. As a 4-piece, the band are perfect for smaller spaces and events, upscale bars, cocktail clubs, evening soirees, and background music. Add in a guitarist and a saxophonist for hard-hitting party anthems and a spectacular show perfect for weddings, birthday parties, and bigger celebrations. The band play a diverse mix of covers, focusing mainly on feel-good, sassy takes of eclectic pop with plenty of fun ‘90s and early noughties throw-backs, alongside much-loved soul and R&B classics. The repertoire is fully adaptable to any event and the band can easily play anything that a client asks for.

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Neil W
2 years ago, for a Wedding in 30 St Mary Axe
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5 out of 5

Neil and I wanted to say a BIG thank you as we were extremely happy with the performance at our wedding last Saturday. The jazz duo was superb and created the perfect ambience whilst drinks/canapes were being served. So many of our guests commented on how good you guys were and asked where we'd found you! We were all really impressed - thank you so much! The acoustics worked so well!

Fait A
2 years ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful event last week. The clients absolutely loved Clarissa - she was fantastic and we hope to use her again sometime soon!

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Clarissa's Song list

'50s & '60s
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Baby Love – The Supremes
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Dancing In The Street – Martha & The Vandellas
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
Heat Wave – Martha & The Vandellas
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
At Last – Etta James
Don’t Mess With My Man – Irma Thomas
Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles
Louie Louie – Otis Redding
Love Me Right – LaVern Baker
Lucille – Little Richard
Money – Barrett Strong
Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry
Shake, Rattle & Roll – Big Joe Turner
Shake Your Money Maker – Elmore James
Something’s Gotta Hold Of Me – Etta James
My Guy – Mary Wells
Please Mr Postman – The Marvalettes
Son of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
'70s to present-day
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Faith – George Michael
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Your Love Is King – Sade
Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Sing It Back – Moloko
Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Beddingfield
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Hold On –Drake
How Deep Is Your Love – Calvin Harris
King – Years and Years
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Lush Life – Zara Larsson
Mercy – Duffy
Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
You’ve Got The Love – Florence + the Machine
Jazz, Lounge & Swing
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
Blame It On My Youth
Cheek To Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Cry Me A River
Dream A Little Dream
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
I Get A Kick Out Of You
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Lady Is A Tramp
Pennies From Heaven
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Very Thought Of You
The Way You Look Tonight
When You’re Smiling

Clarissa's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£2700
Up to 2 hours£2700
Up to 3 hours£2700
2-hour set2 musicians
A 2-hour set including a short break.
Covers, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Soul, R&B
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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