Daiva Starinskaite

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About Daiva

Daiva is a soulful singer with more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment business.

Originally from Lithuania, Daiva has been performing in music festivals and TV shows, since she was thirteen. She has possessed a passion for jazz and soul from a very young age, in her teens she started listening to a lot of hip-hop and writing her own verses. In 2006 she was awarded the award for best Hip-hop artist in Lithuania. She left her hometown to follow her dream of taking her brand of music to the wider world, she moved to France to study jazz in the prestigious Paris conservatoire. Daiva has won a number of international singing competitions and awards in France, Finland and the Baltics. With her funk/soul band she was one of the Eurovision national finalists for Lithuania. She is admired for her deeply soulful and powerful voice. She has been performing and recording with many famous jazz musicians (Ted Curson, Robert Glasper, Ran Blake) from Europe, USA, UK. Daiva has sung in a number of different function bands over the last 10 years, also she has recorded albums with her own band and has toured across the U.K. and Europe. Her songs have been playing on UK radio stations XFM, Radio 1 BBC, and other well known radio stations across the world. She has been the opening act for De Phazz, Candy Dulfer, Gotan Project, Shaggy and Snoop Dogg. Daiva’s vast songbook ranges from funky classics and modern hits with an original twist to golden jazz standards and chilled Bossa Nova tunes.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, MC, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching
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Song list

Pharrell Williams- Happy
Pharrell Williams ft Daft Punk- Get Lucky
Blackstreet- No diggity
Lauryn HIll- Can’t take my eyes off of you
Lauryn Hill- Ex factor
Lauryn Hill- Everything is everything
Lauryn Hill- Doo wop
Amy Winehouse- Valerie
Amy Winehouse- Rehab
Aloe Blacc- I need a dolla
Rihanna- Umbrella
Rihanna-Man Down
Alicia Keys- Fallin’
Alicia Keys- No one
Alicia Keys- Woman’s worth
Alicia Keys- If I was your woman
Alicia Keys- If I ain’t got you
Alicia Keys- How come you don’t call me anymore
Alicia Keys- Unbreakable
Alicia Keys- Diary
Cee Lo Green- Forget you
Jessie J- price tag
Beyonce- Crazy in love
Beyonce- Single ladies
Radio head- High and dry
Radiohead- Creep
White Stripes- Seven nation army
Estelle- American Boy
Moloko- Sing it back
Jamiroquai- Cosmic girl
Adele- Rolling in the deep
Prince- Musicology
Norah Jones- Don’t know why
Norah Jones - Seven years
Norah Jones -Cold Cold heart
Norah Jones -Feeling the same way
Norah Jones -Come away with me
Norah Jones -Shoot the moon
Norah Jones-Turn me on
Norah Jones- Lonestar
Norah Jones-I’ve got to see you again
Norah Jones-One flight down
Norah Jones- Nightingale
Norah Jones- The long day is over
Norah Jones- The nearness of you
Norah Jones -Sunrise
Norah Jones -What am I to you
50- 90’s
The Beatles- Can’t buy me love
The Beatles- Come together
The Beatles- Let it be
The Beatles- Yesterday
The Beatles- Hey Jude
The Beatles- Ticket to ride
The Beatles-Twist and shout
The Beatles- Oh darling
The Beatles- When I'm 64
Creedance- Have you ever seen the rain
Tina Turner- Proud Mary
John Lennon- Imagine
Sam Cooke- Change is gonna come
Roberta Flack- Feel like making love
Roberta Flack- Killing me softly
James Brown-I feel good
Stevie Wonder-I just called to say i love you
Stevie Wonder- Isn’t she lovely
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
Stevie Wonder- Living for the city
Stevie Wonder- Sunny
Marvin Gaye- Heard it through the grapevine
Bill Withers- Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
Bob Marley-No woman no cry
Bob Marley- Redemption song
Bob Marley- Is this love
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Aretha Franklin- Trouble in mind
Aretha Franklin- Walk on by
Tracy Chapman- Give me one reason to stay here
Etta James- At last
Etta James- I just want to make love to you
Van Morrison- Moondance
Nina Simone- Feeling good
Nina Simone- Ain’t got no, I got life
Nina Simone-My baby just cares for me
Bee Gees- To love somebody
Ottis Redding- Sitting on the dock of the bay
Wildon Pickett- Mustang Sally
Jackson 5- I want you back
Doobie Brothers- Long train running
Janis Joplin- Piece of my heart
Louis Armstrong- When the saints go marching in
The Doors- Alabama song
Jimi Hendrix- All along the watchtower
Etta James- Dance With Me Henry
Wanda Jackson- Fujiyama Mama
Valetta Dillard- Scorched
Koko Taylor-Voodoo Woman
Big Mama Thornton-Hound Dog
Ruth Brown-I Don't Know
Carl Perkins- Blue Suede Shoes
LaVern Baker- I Don't Know
Varetta Dillard- Easy Easy Baby
LaVern Baker- Whipper Snapper
Little Willie John- I'm Shakin'
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates- Shaking All Over
LaVern Baker- Tiny Tim
Ruth Brown As Long as I’m Moving
Mary Ann Fisher- Put On My Shoes
Jackie DeShannon- Trouble
Stray Cats- Rock this Town
Imelda May- Tainted Love
Wanda Jackson- Funnel of Love
Peggy Lee- Fever
Nina Simone- Feelin’ Good
Nina Simone- My Baby Just Cares For Me
Wynona Carr- Please Mr Jailer
Guns'n'Roses -Sweet Child Of Mine
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots Are Made For Walking
Ray Charles- Hit The Road
Little Walter- My Babe
Ruth Brown- Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean


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Lucy S, 1 month ago

I wanted a smokey jazz club feel for my Peaky Blinders wedding and Ruby and the Dukes certainly delivered! Ruby’s vocals were epic and the musicians were on point. The dance floor was packed all evening with my guests asking for more more more at the end. I couldn’t have asked for a better band, I totally recommend them! And Macs communication with us from first booking to the wedding day was consistent and he reassured me throughout the process. One very happy Bride and Groom and guests as a result, perfect!

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Eliska S, 3 months ago

The Band gave an outstanding performance at our charity fund raising event garden party. All the guests were really impressed with the rapport the band had with the crowd

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Elena L, 9 months ago

Amazing band! All guests are talking about this band now and asking where we've found them. They've made our birthday celebration unforgettable and set the mood for the whole evening. Outstanding! Super band!

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Kelly O, 11 months ago

We hired Ruby and the Dukes for a corporate event held at Strand Palace Hotel last week and they were wonderful to work with. Mac was efficient and assisted with ideas on sets for the evening. On the day they were wonderful and we have many compliments on the evening all thanks to the musicians. Thanks for making the event run smoothly with little to no stress. I hope to work with you all again soon. Kelly

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Daniel A, 1 year ago

"We hired Ruby & the Dukes to play at our wedding in September and they were amazing. They put on a great show, adding our first dance into their set list and contributed to a great evening atmosphere at the wedding. We know that our guests really enjoyed their performance and some have already recommended them to others."

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Sue H, 1 year ago

We just loved this band at Home Farm . The dance floor was full and they created a great atmosphere for a wedding in the country . Hopefully they will come this way again - Sue Harrison, Home Farm Events -

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