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Experienced professional singer, Colette covers classical, jazz, and vintage pop music with ease.
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Vintage
Fluent sight-reader, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching
Lascia Ch'io pianga (Handel)
Voi Che Sapete (Mozart)
Time To Say Goodbye (Sartori)
O Sole Mio (di Capua)
Pani Angelicus (Franck)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
I Could Have Danced All Night (Lerner & Lowe)
I Don't Know How To Love Him (Lloyd Webber)
Send In The Clowns (Sondheim)
Cabaret (Kander and Ebb)
Let There Be Love (Rand)
Let's Face The Music And Dance (Berlin)
Embraceable You (Gershwin)
Anything Goes (Porter)
He's A Tramp (Lee)
Shake Rattle & Roll (Bill Haley)
Lipstick On Your Collar (Connie Frances)
You're My World (Cilla Black)
It's My Party (Lesley Gore)
Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Frankie Lymons)
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
If I can adapt to your changes, I will. I would always try to keep my commitment to you.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes, I can provide music through my iPod and PA although I am not a DJ.
How much time do you need to set up?
I usually allow a minimum of 30minutes to set up the equipment. Occasionally set up can take longer, for example, if the car park is a fair way from the set up spot. But once set up I can provide a free playlist service to create atmosphere.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I absolutely encourage people to be pro active in choosing particular pieces or styles they want, as long as I am given a few days notice so I can put it all together before the event. I am experienced at putting sets together so as long as I have a rough idea of what you're looking for, I'm confident that together we can find the perfect music.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, I only require reasonably easy access to a plug socket.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes. The set list on my profile is not an exhaustive list of everything I can perform. I do ask that I'm given as much notice as possible of requests, especially if I'm using backing tracks so that I can source the best track and learn the song. The cost of this can vary but would be around £5/song.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am told that I come across as professional in every way- punctual, reliable, friendly, committed, as well as providing an excellent quality of music.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
In my theatre touring days I performed in arenas, ice rinks and theatres across the world, (Zurich, Calgary, Melbourne, Jo'burg, Birmingham) I also sang in an outdoor performance of a show in London's Hyde Park. More recently, I have performed in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Stoller Hall, Altrincham Market House, Tabley House in Knutsford.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Listening to lyrics of songs by Billy Joel and George Michael makes me conscious of conveying a text or story to an audience. I love the early musical theatre composers like Gershwin and Porter. Jazz singer, Jane Monheit, is a huge inspiration when it came to learning how to sing jazz.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Probably the show in London's Hyde park. It was a performance of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance and I had just just been taken on as their singer. I loved working with all the dancers and being part of something which so many people loved and were excited by.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£220|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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