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David Tughan

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Jazz band
London
Public liability insurance of £10000 million
“With Frank Sinatra’s phrasing and a delivery all his own.” Jim Santella - All About Jazz

"The epitome of cool." **** The Guardian "The Spirit of Sinatra" **** The Times “A rising star… A cross between Mel Torme and Chet Baker.” ***** Crescendo & Jazz Magazine The UK press have compared David’s singing style to icons such as, Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Chet Baker. But his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, he is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun. From the grandeur of venues such as the RTE Concert Ortchestra's home in Dublin's famous National Concert hall and to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London David loves playfully connecting with audiences and delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises and delights the listener. David has vocally wowed audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. His unique approach to the voice and also the innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing integrated into live performances with his trio makes him stand head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. “With Frank Sinatra’s phrasing and a delivery all his own.” Jim Santella - All About Jazz His debut jazz album, “Just In Time” was “CD of the week” in The Guardian and his follow up album, with the Jim Mullen organ trio, was described by Clive Davis The Times jazz critic as “The spirit of Sinatra”. David’s albums have been favorably reviewed in The Times, The Guardian, Jazz wise, Jazz Journal, Jazz UK, Crescendo & Jazz Magazine, Musician Magazine, Jazz Rag, The Belfast Telegraph in the UK and in All About Jazz (USA & Worldwide). David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide such as: "One of the best in the business" Brian Blain - Musician Magazine Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, The National Concert Hall Dublin, The Soho Theatre, The 606, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho. The Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar, The Royal Opera House London, The Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 59E 59th St Theatre New York, The Waldorf Hotel, Grosvenor House, The Dorchester, The Royal Garden Hotel, The Grand Hotel Brighton. David has enjoyed appearances with Grammy award nominee John Wilson and his Big Band, famous for its contribution to Kevin Spacey’s film “Beyond The Sea” about the life of singer Bobby Darin, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and the Skelton-Skinner allstar Big Band, David was interviewed on the Russell Davies Show on BBC Radio 2, as well as receiving airplay from BBC DJ’s Jonathan Ross, Humphrey Lyttleton, Jacqui Dankworth, Clare Martin, David Jacobs, Desmond Carrington, Helen Mayhew, and Campbell Burnap.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing
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Types:
Jazz band, Jazz duo, Jazz trio
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Sinatra
Cheek to cheek
Come fly with me
Fly Me To The Moon
For once in my life
I could have danced all night
I get a kick out of you
Lady is a tramp
Love & marriage
My way
New York ,New York
One for my baby
That’s life
The summer wind
The way you look tonight
They can't take that away from me
Under my skin
Witchcraft
You make me feel so young
Sammy Davis Jr
Mr Bojangles
Michael Buble
A foggy day
All of me
Cry me a river
Me & Mrs Jones
The best is yet to come
Sway
Home
Call Me Irresponsible
Jamie Cullum
Singin' in the rain
These are the days
High and Dry
Nat King Cole
L.O.V.E.
Let there be love
Let’s face the music & dance
Orange coloured sky
Route 66
Unforgettable
When I fall in love
Smile
Harry Connick Jr.
It had to be you
I Could Write A Book
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
We Are In Love
Recipie For Love
It’s Alright by me
Paul Anka
The way you make me feel (swing version)
Walking in Memphis (swing version)
Wonderful tonight
Wonderwall (swing version)
True
Robbie Williams
Ain't that a kick in the head
Have You Met Miss Jones
Angels
Bobby Darrin
Beyond the sea
Mack the knife
As Long As I'm Living
Tony Bennett
I left my heart in San Francisco
There'll Be Some Changes
A Foggy Day
Miscellaneous
All the things you are
Almost like being in love
Alright OK you win
Always on my mind
As time goes by
At last
Autumn leaves
Blue Moon
Can’t take my eyes off you
Chicago
Dream a little dream
Everything
Fever
Georgia On My Mind
Get here
Girl from Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love
Misty
Moondance
Moonriver
Mr Bojangles
My baby just cares for me
My Funny Valentine
Secret Love
Somewhere over the rainbow
Steppin' out with my baby
Strangers in the night
SummertimeTry a little tenderness
What a wonderful world
World on a string
You are the sunshine of my life
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Absolutely, what you see is what you get!

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, from Solo to quintet.

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

I'm very flexible to your requirements and can accommodate to a reasonable amount of circumstances.

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

Yes, I can provide music in the intervals.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour.

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

Yes, though some backing tracks are better than others..

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, all PA equipment and insurance in included in the price.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, most of them will be in my repertoire anyway and I always do my best to accommodate a few of your song requests that aren't.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Passion for the songs and a good sense of fun with the audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, The 606 Jazz Club, The National Concert Hall Dublin, The Soho Theatre, The Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar, The Royal Opera House London, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 59E 59th St Theatre New York, The Waldorf Hotel, Grosvenor House, The Dorchester, The Royal Garden Hotel, The Grand Hotel Brighton.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Jack Jones, Mel Torme, Chet Baker, Vic Demone.

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

The Main stage at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club London.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1200

Reviews

From customers:

Amy S

10 months ago- David is an amazing performer with a stunning voice. I've seen him perform at Ronnie Scott's on a number of occasions and he never disappoints. His vocal range is outstanding plus his charm and wit make for an unforgettable evening.

Jasmine C, 1 year ago

I heard you and your great band play at Ronnie's on Tuesday night and came to thank you. I then asked for a cd which I wished to buy from you. You were kind enough to give it to me and it is a very lovely gift as I am really loving listening to it. There's a beautiful quality to your voice, which is also full of feeling. It was wonderful to experience the contrast between your band and the following one - the mellifluous, mellow, joyful, easy, enlivening beauty of your band contrasted with the wild, enlivening, Latin/African rhythms with a bit of mellow thrown in. Fabulous! Especially as we need both. I really loved the way you vocalised the bass line, amongst many other highlights. As we listened to your band we kept remarking on how amazing you were for a support band. We will certainly tell friends about you, play them your cd and I'd like to buy your next cd. I look forward to seeing your band again and will sign up to keep being posted news of events. Thank you and the band so much. You really shine when you sing which makes us all feel good. So keep shining! With very warm wishes for continuing success, Jasmine Peri

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