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Cláudia Marques

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About Cláudia

Singer/Singing Guitarist & Bassist covering everything from pop & soul hits, through bossa nova & fado to well-known jazz standards

Not having sought music as a professional career, it's always been a passion and a big part of my life. I've been singing for over 12 years, so I’ve joined a variety of groups and explored a variety of genres along the way. Musical Experience: 2005 - 2006 Singer in a 4-piece rock covers band 2007 - 2008 Singer in a Classical Choir (Coral de Letras da Universidade do Porto). 2008 - 2012 Singing guitarist in a Portuguese Strolling Ensemble. 2013 - 2014 Performed as guest alongside a number of musicians, including Rui David - contestant to Portuguese Eurovision - in his weekly gig in La Boheme, Porto. 2018 Percussionist in Rhythms of the city, samba percussion squad. 2019 - 2020 Singer at London International Gospel Choir, Common & Kind Mass Choir and John Luther Adam's BBC Proms Mass Choir 2019 - 2020 Singer at Wave jazz duo Musical Education: 2007 - 2009 Classical singing - Leça da Palmeira Music School 2012 Sound Design - ESAD (Arts & Design School) 2013 Jazz Singing - Private lessons with Diana Martinez (renowned Portuguese R&B singer) 2017 - 2020 Bass guitar - private lessons with Jerry Wigens (Musician & Composer, Ph.D frоm Goldsmiths University оf London) 2018 Music Theory grade 5 - University of West London. 2020 - Private classical singing lessons

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Jazz, Gospel, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Folk
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Audio engineer
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Song list

1 Thing - Amerie
A Menina Dança - Novos Baianos
A Rita - Chico Buarque
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Amar Pelos Dois - Salvador Sobral
Á Primeira Vista - Chico César
At Last - Etta James
A Trick of the Light - Villagers
Baby, I’m Yours - Barbara Lewis
Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
Blue Bucket of Gold - Sufjan Stevens
Boa Sorte - Vanessa da Mata & Ben Harper
Cara Valente - Maria Rita
Chega de Saudade - João Gilberto
Chove chuva - Jorge Ben Jor
Cigarettes and coffee - Ottis Reading
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dos Gardenias - Buena Vista Social Club
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Eugene - Sufjan Stevens
Feel it Still - Portugal the Man
Foolish heart - Kurt Elling
Get Lucky - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams
Golden - Jill Scott
He Doesn't Know Why - Fleet Foxes
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Fall In Love Too Easily - Chet Baker
I Want To Sing - Regina Spektor
I Will Always Love You - Parcels (Whitney Houston cover)
La Javanaise - Mayra Andrade
Les Mots d'Amour - Mayra Andrade
Let's Dance - David Bowie
Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love - Ella Fitzgerald
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Meu Fado - Mariza
My One And Only Love - Ella Fitzgerald
No Surprises - Radiohead
O Leãozinho - Caetano Veloso
Oliver James - Fleet Foxes
One Love - Sara Tavares
Our Day Will Come - Amy Winehouse
País tropical - Jorge Ben Jor
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Romaria - Elis Regina
Sambinha Bom - Mallu Magalhães
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Señorita - Justin Timberlake
Silencio - Ibrahim Fehrer
Sodade - Cesaria Evora
So Good At Being In Trouble - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Sozinho - Caetano Veloso
The Fields of Athenry - The Dubliners
Tiro ao Álvaro - Elis Regina
Tied Up Right Now - Parcels
Tive Razão - Seu Jorge
Unstoppable - Lianne La Havas
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Velha Infância - Tribalistas
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Wild Mountain Thyme - The Chieftains
Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
Your Protector - Fleet Foxes
Youth - Daughter
Toxic - Britney Spears
Tunuka - Mayra Andrade
Customer questions

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

If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know in advance and I'm sure I'll be able to accommodate for that.

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

Sure, I'll provide an iPod service for no additional fee. I have a few playlists prepared to play in between my sets, but feel free to request any specific songs.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 to 30 minutes

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

Of course! I'm happy to chat through your picks and make sure that together we will find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I'll bring my guitar/ukulele/bass, PA, mic and stand.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! I'm happy to include a few songs of your choosing for free, as long as I'm given enough notice :)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That they are curated for them, their friends and their event. I'm quick and friendly in my communications and love to include requests or even welcome people to play/sing along.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel, The British Museum, Casa da Música Porto, B Flat Berlin...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mayra Andrade, Sara Tavares, Nai Palm, Aretha Franklin, Regina Spektor, Mallu Magalhães, Teresa Salgueiro,... All the great Brazilian artists like João Gilberto, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina...

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

BBC Proms (John Luther Adams - In The Name Of The Earth)


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£220
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Ana B, 1 year ago

Claudia was absolutely amazing! On top of being a great singer and guitar player, Claudia is also very good at building rapport with the audience, understanding their needs and how to better cater to them. Claudia was also super responsive, helpful and very clear about what she needed from our side in terms of facilities and equipment. Her performance at our company's summer party was outstanding, we had more than 200 guests and the feedback couldn't have been better. Some of our guests were very impressed and I am sure some of them will book her for private events!

Flavia A, 1 year ago

A mature, powerful voice backed by an outstanding presence on stage