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About Darrie

Seasoned & Sassy Entertainer who sings from the heart with accomplished musicianship
Singer
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Darrie's current reportoire includes a feelgood collection of Pop, Rock, Soul, Uptempo, Dance from over the decades plus Contemporary and Vintage Ballads, Film, Musical, Showstoppers, Christmas and the much loved Standards of The Great American Songbook. All cherry-picked for their themes of hope, love , happiness or wistfulness. She is a seasoned singer in events, clubs, cabaret and theatre. She can perform with backing tracks and self-contained, on a piano provided by the venue, or with Dedee & Co, as a duo, trio or quartet.

Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Cabaret, Swing, Jazz, Vintage, Pop, Disco, Motown, Soul, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy
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Song list

POP-ROCK-SOUL:
Ain't no Mountain High Enough
All my Loving (The Beatles)
Baby Love (Diana Ross)
Can't buy me Love (The Beatles)
Every breath you Take (The Police)
Everybody Needs Somebody (Blues Brothers)
Feeling Good (Nina Simone/Michael Buble)
Help (The Beatles)
How Deep is your Love (The Bee Gees)
How Sweet it is to be Loved by You (Marvin Gaye)
I Heard it through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I Only Want to be with You (Dusty Springfield)
I Say a Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Love Really Hurts without You (Billy Ocean)
Love Train (The O'Jays)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
My Baby just cares for Me (Nina Simone)
My Guy (The Supremes)
Natural Woman (Carol King, Aretha Franklyn)
Nine to Five (Dolly Parton)
Oh Boy (Buddy Holly)
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
River Deep Mountain High (Tina Turner)
Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley & The Comets)
River Deep Mountain High (Tina Turner)
Sweet Dreams are Made of This (The Eurythmics)
Something Tells me I'm into Something Good (Herman's Hermits)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Stand by Me (Ben E King)
Say a Little Prayer (Aretha Franklyn)
Simply the Best (Tina Turner)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Respect (Aretha Franklyn)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)
Simply the Best (Tina Turner)
Take Good Care of my Baby (Bobby Vee)
Thank you for the Music (Abba)
Walk on By (Dionne Warwick)
Walking in Memphis (Cher)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
With a Little Help from my Friends (The Beatles)
Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
Will you still Love me Tomorrow (Carol King)
You Can't Hurry Love (The Supremes)
You Might Need Somebody (Randy Crawford)
You to me are Everything (The Real Thing)
You've got a Friend (Carol King)
You are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
UPTEMPO/DANCE:
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Bette Midler)
Can't Get you out of my Head (Kylie Minogue)
Can't Take my Eyes off of You (Frankie Valli 4 Seasons)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Copacabana (Barry Manilow)
Dancing in the Streets (Martha & The Vandellas)
Downtown (Petula Clarke)
I am What I Am (Gloria Gaynor)
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Moving on Up (M People)
Never Can Say Goodbye (Jackson 5/Communards)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
Unbreak My Heart (Toni Braxton)
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
CONTEMPORARY BALLADS:
Always on My Mind (Elvis Presley)
Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkle)
Close to You (The Carpenters)
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
I'll Be There (Mariah Carey)
I Don't wanna miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
Just the Way you Are (Billy Joel)
Killing Me Softly with his Song (Roberta Flack)
My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion, Film)
New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
No Matter What (Boyzone)
People (Barbara Streisand)
The First Time ever I saw your Face (Roberta Flack)
The Way We Were (Barbara Streisand)
Something (The Beatles)
What are you Doing the Rest of your Life (Alison Moyet)
With a Little Help from My Friends (The Beatles/Joe Cocker)
You Light up my Life (LeAnn Rimes)
You Bring the Sun Out (Randy Crawford)
You've got a Friend (Carol King)
VINTAGE BALLADS:
Crazy (Willie Nelson/Patsy Kline)
Close to You (The Carpenters)
Falling in Love with You (Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Nature Boy (Nat King Cole)
Try a Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
MUSICALS/FILMS/SHOWSTOPPERS:
A Whole New World
All That Jazz
Big Spender
Cabaret
I Could have Danced all Night
I Wanna be like You
My Favourite Things
New York, New York
Oh What a Beautiful Morning
On a Clear Day
On the Street where you Live
Pure Imagination
Somewhere
Tale as old as Time
The Bare Necessities
The Rose
When you Wish upon a Star
Wouldn't it be Lovely
STANDARDS/JAZZ:
A Foggy Day
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehaving
Almost like Being in Love
Anything Goes
All of Me
April in Paris
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Blue Moon
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't Help Loving that Man of Mine
Can't Take that Away from Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Don't Get Around Much Any More
Embraceable You
Fascinating Rhythm
For One in my LIfe
From this Moment On
Fly me to the Moon
Georgia on my Mind
Get Happy
Hallelujah I just Love him So
Hit the Road Jack
How High the Moon
How Long has this been going on.
I Can't Give you Anything But Love Baby
I Concentrate on You
I Get a Kick out of You
I Got the Sun in the Morning
I Wish you Love
I'll Get By
I'm in the Mood for Love
Is You is or Is you ain't
It's DeLovely
I've Got a Crush on You
I've Got my Love to Keep me Warm
I've Got you Under my Skin
It Don't mean a Thing
It had to be You
I love you Porgy
I only have eyes for You
Just in Time
Let there be Love
London by Night
Long Ago and Far Away
Mac the Knife
Make Someone Happy
Moon River
More Than You Know
My Funny Valentine
My Baby just Cares for Me
One for my Baby
Our Love is Here to Stay
Over the Rainbow
Someone to Watch over Me
Smoke Gets in your Eyes
Summertime
Straighten up and Fly Right
S'Wonderful
Taking a Chance on Love
Tenderly
That Old Feeling
The Nearness of You
These Foolish Things
They Can't Take that away from Me
They Didn't Believe Me
The Very Thought of You
The Way you Look Tonight
The Lady is a Tramp
The Man I Love
Taking a Chance on Love
The Boy Next Door
The Boy from Ipanema
This Can't be Love
Time After Time
Unforgettable
When you're Smiling
What a Wonderful World
CHRISTMAS:
A Child is Born
Auld Lang Syne
All I want for Christmas is You
Do you Hear what I Hear?
Frosty the Snowman
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I'll be home for Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Mary's Boy Child
Mary Did You Know?
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Sleigh Ride
Santa Baby
Santa Clause is coming to Town
The Christmas Song
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Warmth and musicality.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Private parties, clubs, theatres and music venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald. Judy Garland. Carol King.

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

London Palladium, Musical Theatre showcase.

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

Just let me know if timings change and I will do my best to accommodate you.

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

I can provide a variety of backing music when I'm not performing but would need to know exactly what is required.

How much time do you need to set up?

About an hour, but can get some backing music going straight away when we arrive.

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

I have a wide range of styles in the set list, which have been proven to work well, but I will certainly accept requests and specific styles, songs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring a PA to perform solo. If I'm working as a pianist/vocalist solo there would need to be a piano/keyboard there, however I can bring an accompanist and a keyboard if required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If the song is not in my set list I would be happy to learn it for an additional £10 per song.

Prices

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
Charity Appearance
An hour's performance
£100
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£150
Community Show
One hour song and comedy in community setting, ie centre, residential
£150

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£50

Reviews

From customers:

Broadway W, 10 years ago

Ms Gardner is at her best when she puts her own interpretation on more contemporary material - with a deep, rich voice . . . her versions of Kirsty McColl's Soho Square and a beautifully slowed-down take on Ray Davies' Waterloo Sunset are the standouts from the set . Ms Gardner brings us a few stock London characters . . . allowing her the chance to show off excellent comic timing" Gary Naylor. Broadway Westend World ("Angels Dining at the Ritz") 2

Three W, 13 years ago

"Worth going for the singing and setting alone, Missy D's powerful voice fills the intimate underground space with classic tunes. Changing characters from chavs to centenarians to provide a good old fashioned cabaret of many acts, but just one versatile performer......In the end it is the singing that is Missy D's forte, rich and sensual, she warmly embraces the audience ..." Brighton Argus/Three Weeks ('Delovely' - The Brighton Festival)

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