Darren Newbould

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In a tribute to Sinatra and his RatPack buddies I bring a swinging one man show covering music from the Great American Songbook
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With the cool swagger of the Rat Pack era I perform a range of classic tunes from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole as well as modern day twists from old tunes by Michael Buble. With my swinging style and friendly manner I am the Perfect man for your event no matter how large or small. What ever atmosphere you want to create for your venue be it smooth, relaxed, classy, sophisticated, or swinging up tempo I can set the mood. I have a great selection of classic and easily recognisable songs which are enjoyed by all ages. Whatever your occasion, you have found the perfect swing singer. I am available for a wide range of events Weddings, Tribute Events, Corporate Events, Pubs, Clubs, Parties, Festivals, Care Homes, Parades Performance Options 2 x 45 minutes (with a short break) 3 x 30 minutes (with a short break) 1 x 60 minutes I can tailor my act to suite your requirements. I am fully self contained, with a top quality sound system and authentic backing tracks.

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Darren's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Melanie E
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous Will re book Good singer and will not disappoint We all had a great night

Reply from Darren
1 month ago

Thank you for your warm welcome when I arrived and for looking after me during the evening. It was a pleasure to sing for such a lovely group of ballroom dancers.

Susann K
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Darren was just fantastic and transformed my Dad’s 90th Birthday Party from a pleasant family gathering to something special. His performance was perfect and every aspect of making the arrangements, choosing the song selection, arrival and setting-up, was faultless. The whole experience was a real pleasure and all the guests (and venue staff) thoroughly enjoyed hearing him perform.

Reply from Darren
3 months ago

Hello Susan Thank you for your lovely review , and for making me feel so welcome when I arrived .It was an absolute pleasure to sing for you all, so pleased everyone enjoyed the music. Thanks Again Darren

Rob J
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Not only was Darren punctual, friendly and professional, but he was also a very good singer.

Reply from Darren
7 months ago

Thank you Rob for making me so welcome and for your lovely review..

Leah B
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing performance from Darren very friendly on time and very presentable!! Would definitely recommend everyone loved him

Reply from Darren
11 months ago

Hello Leah Thank you so much for your lovely review, so pleased everybody enjoyed the music .Thank you for making me feel so welcome it was a pleasure to sing for lovely people on such a special occasion. Many thanks Darren

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From other customers:

Southey C
7 years ago

Had this guy jump in to support us on a big charity do and was over the moon with his performance. He is so natural in his style and movements when he is singing all the classics of Sinatra and the crooners of the era. He is incredibly smooth but maintains the warmth needed to enhance any evening. Rich Cartwright One Drop, two tone ska band

Barron S
6 years ago

If you want a truly class evening of Sinatra and Sinatra-esque music then look no further. Daz Sinatra provides a show the likes I haven’t seen before within this style. His charisma and amazing vocal talent will provide your function with exactly what is needed; be it a corporate dinner, wedding or birthday, no guest will leave disappointed. Make it a night to remember.

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Darren's Song list

Come fly with me
Iv’e got the world on a string
Fly me to the moon
I’ve got you under my skin
You make me feel so young
My way
NewYork NewYork
My kind of town
Night and Day
Let’s fall in love
Come dance with me
I believe in you
I could have danced all night
Cheek to cheek
Swinging on a star
The tender trap
It happened in Monterey
Pennies fro heaven
Luck be a lady
Guys & Dolls
Summer wind
All the Way
One for my baby
I get a kick out of you
That’s Life
Bad Bad Leroy row
The best is yet to come
Strangers in the night
Mack The Knife
For once in my life
Ring a ding ding
My blue heaven
When your smiling
Nice and easy
Lady is a tramp
What now my love
Get me to the church on time
My kind of girl
Almost like being in love
Ain’t that a kickin the head
Beyond the sea
A nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
O Look At Me Now
Just one of those things
Get Happy
Hey Jealous lover
How little it matters
High hopes
Love me tender/ witchcraft
Looking at the world through rose coloured glasses
Have you met Miss Jones
Wives and lovers
Just in time
Anything goes
Let’s face the music and dance
Learn’in the blues
My baby just cares for me
Please be kind
From this moment on
That old black magic
It’s nice to go trav’ling
Malin Whoopee
I won’t dance
Isle of Capri
An evening in Roma
Should I
Pick yourself up
French foreign legion
Too marvellous for words
A foggy Day in London time
How do you do
All I need is the girl
At long last love
Love is here to stay
It’s always you
Zing went the strings of my heart
Taking a chance on love
The gal that got away
Can I steel a little love
The Coffee song
Be careful it’s my heart
They all laughed
Yes sir that’s my baby
If I had you
I’ll be seeing you
Crazy little thing called love
Twist and shout
How about you
It had better be tonight
Such a night
I only have eyes for you
Puttin on the Ritz
Do nothing till you hear from me
The More I See You
Kissing a fool
I’m beginning to see the light
Call me irresponsible
I’m gonna live til I die
All I do is dream of you
All of me
Walking my baby back home
Let there be love
One note samba
Isn’t she’s lovely
You’ve got a friend in me
In the wee small hours of the morning
It had to be you
I could write a book
Recipe for making love
We are in love
Smells like teen spirit (swing version)
Wonderwall (swing version)
I bet you look good on the dance floor (Swing Version)
ive got my love to keep me warm
Dad Army theme tune
Happy Birthday
Auld Lang syne
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Santa claws is coming to town
Winter Wonderland
Frosty the snowman
Everybody’s waiting for the man with the bag
Holly jolly Christmas
Happy Holiday
The Holiday season
A Marshmallow world
Sleigh Ride
Baby it’s cold outside
Christmas Alphabet
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Mistletoe and holly
Rock-in around the Christmas tree
Jingle bell rock
Here comes Santa claws
The Christmas Song
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let it snow Let it snow
White Christmas
And many many more ..................

Darren's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£437.50
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to make sure the event runs smoothly. If timings do change just let me know.

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

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive a hour before start time. When the PA system is all set up I will then play music to help set the atmosphere and tone for the event.

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

I have a tried and tested set list but I don’t mind tinkering with it . If I know it l will sing it you with pleasure .

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I certainly do .

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there’s a special song that you would like me to sing and I don’t have it and don’t know it I would be happy to learn it but there may be charge.
Swing, Tribute, Christmas, 1950s era music, Jazz, Easy listening, 1940s era music, Light music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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