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Professional Multi Genre Vocalist. Also offering "Singing Tel-E-Gram"s. Send a personalised musical message to a loved one during Covid-19

Based in Hampshire, Debbie Cobett is a very much in-demand singer due to her ability to tailor her performance to suit pretty much any event, be it "the golden oldies" at a low volume for a care home party, to full on high-energy dance floor fillers for a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event. To discuss your individual requirements, get in touch with Debbie at your earliest convenience! Also available as The JD Duo with guitarist accompaniment.

Performance details
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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Musical theatre, Ambient, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Soul, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Musical comedy, Actor
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Song list

Here are some SAMPLE song lists from my varying repertoire:
JAZZ/MELLOW SAMPLE SET
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All About That Bass – PostModern Jukebox
At Last – Etta James
Can't Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams/Frankie Valli
Close To You – The Carpenters
Cry Me a River – Julie London
Fever – Peggy Lee
Easy – The Commodores
Have I Told You Lately.. - Van Morrison
I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingoes
I Put A Spell on You – Nina Simone
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Lovin' You – Minnie Riperton
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Spooky – Dusty Springfield
That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
They Can't Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald
MODERN VINTAGE
A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
All About That Bass – Postmodern Jukebox / Meghan Trainor
Angels - The Baseballs/Robbie Williams
Baby, One More Time – Cooltrane Quartet/Britney Spears
Bad Romance - Caro Emerald/Lady Gaga
Careless Whisper - Postmodern Jukebox / George Michael
Crazy In Love - Beyonce / Emeli Sande
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Cassandra Beck / Rod Stewart
Don'tcha – The Baseballs / Pussycat Dolls
I Will Survive (The Puppini Sisters/Gloria Gaynor)
Like a Prayer – Postmodern Jukebox/Madonna
Liquid Lunch - Caro Emerald
Material Girl - Cassandra Beck / Madonna
Tainted Love - Imelda May / Soft Cell
The Greatest Love of All – Postmodern Jukebox / Whitney Houston
Time After Time – Sarah Mensecal / Cyndi Lauper
40s/50s Tribute
40s
A Nightingale Sang.. – Vera Lynn
Ain't Misbehavin' – Fat's Waller
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews SIsters
Chatanooga Choo Choo – Glenn Miller
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree – The Andrews Sisters
Get Happy – Judy Garland
Have You Met Miss Jones - Richard Rodgers
It Don't Mean a Thing.. - Duke Ellington
In The Mood – Glenn Miller/ The Andrews Sisters
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin/Various
The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
The White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn
We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
50s
All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis/Carl Perkins
Buona Sera – Louis Prima
Cry Me a River – Julie London
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
Fever – Peggy Lee
I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingoes
I Wanna Be Loved By You – Marilyn Monroe
It's a Good Day – Peggy Lee
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Lipstick on Your Collar – Connie Francis
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Sh-Boom – The Chords
Shake, Rattle and Roll – Bill Haley
Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
What a Difference a Day Makes
60s/70s Tribute
60s
All Or Nothing Small Faces
Be My Baby The Ronettes
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Build Me Up, Buttercup The Foundations
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Dedicated Follower of Fashion The Kinks
Help The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck
Honky Tonk Woman The Rolling Stones
It's Not Unusual Tom Jones
Jumping Jack Flash The Rolling Stones
Keep On Running Spencer Davis Group
Last Train to Clarkesville The Monkees
Lazy Sunday The Small Faces
My Boy Lollipop Millie
My Guy Mary Wells
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Marmalade
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Puppet on a String Sandie Shaw
River Deep, Mountain High Tina Turner
Shout Lulu
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Soul Man Sam & Dave
Spirit in The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Stand By Me Ben E King
These Boots Were Made For Walking Nancy Sinatra
Venus Shocking Blue
Woolly Bully Sam The Sham...
You Can't Do That The Beatles
You Really Got Me The Kinks
70s
Blame It On The Boogie The Jacksons
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Carwash Rose Royce
Copacabana Barry Manilow
Dancing Queen ABBA
Disco Inferno The Trammps
Don't Stop Fleetwood Mac
Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Heart Of Glass Blondie
Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton John
I Do, I Do, I Do ABBA
I Love To Boogie T-Rex
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Jolene Dolly Parton
Long Train Running The Doobie Brothers
Lost In Music Sister Sledge
Love Is In The Air John-Paul Young
Lovely Day Bill Withers
My Coo Ca Choo Alvin Stardust
Never Let Her Slip Away Andrew Gold
Old Time Rock n Roll Bob Seger/various
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Rocking All Over The World Status Quo
Signed, Sealed, Delievered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Stuck In The Middle Stealers Wheel
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
The First, The Last, My Everything Barry White
The Things We Do For Love 10cc
Tiger Feet Mudd
Top of The World The Carpenters
Voulez Vous ABBA
We Are Family Sister Sledge
You're So Vain Carly Simon
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton
SOUL/FUNK/PARTY SAMPLE SET
A Little Respect - Erasure
All Night Long – Lionel Ritchie
Candy – Robbie Williams
Carwash – Rose Royce
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Everlasting Love – The Love Affair
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Havana – Camila Cabello
Heatwave – Martha Reeves
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I'm Still Standing – Elton John
Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
New Rules – Dua Lipa
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Reach – S Club 7
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Slave to the Rhythm – Grace Jones
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The majority of clients have always remarked on the personable qualities I bring to a performance. I'm there to entertain so I like to bring a little humour to my shows, to involve people (who want to be involved of course!) and to give 150% to every performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Previous venues include Holiday Parks (Haven, Park Resorts, Parkdean), Portsmouth Guildhall, Ronnie Scotts, Thames Citycruises, Rivoli Ballroom - London, Marriott Hotels, DeVere Hotels, plus a vast range of other Hotel venues, pub/club/wine bars, restaurants, social clubs, care homes and private house parties.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Caro Emerald, Stevie Wonder, Anastacia, Eva Cassidy, Patsy Cline. I have a wide ranging musical taste and continue to expand my influences every day :-)

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

In my mind they have all been high profile. I give exactly the same high level / qulaity of performance for every show I do :)

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

All bookings will be confirmed with a contract signed by both myself and the client, but playing times can be negotiable within reason. I always endeavour to be flexible to help ensure you event runs smoothly.

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

Background music via iPod/CD will be provided before/between live sets as required. Please get in touch to discuss your event details.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need about 1 hour to load in and set up, and approx 6ft square to set up in, but this can be negotiable within reason if space and setup time is tight.

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

My live sets are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm always happy to chat with clients in advance and they are very welcome to choose 6-8 songs they would specifically like included from my repertoire.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. I am 100% fully self contained. All I need is a safe Mains power outlet.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my repertoire I will always endeavour to learn it in advance. This will be dependant of course on whether or not I can reproduce it successfully (i.e. if I can source a backing track that's in a good key for my range) but if I cannot I will ensure the original version in included instead.

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£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Singing Tel-e-Grams
Ideal for any special occasion, or just to let a loved one know you're thinking of them during Covid-19. I can record a personalised message and song of your choice as a 5-minute video gift to send to someone for a birthday, wedding anniversary, and much more. Get in touch to find out more
£13

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Jacqui W, 10 months ago

The afternoon went brilliantly, Debbie was a true professional, she was punctual and stayed her time. As well said a true professional Thank you Debbie I would book you again in a heartbeat

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Debbie L, 1 year ago

Debbie was amazing. Lovely friendly and a great performer. So much so the landlord of the pub wants to book her. Would definitely recommend. Happy I chose her. Great singing voice.

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Eve H, 1 year ago

Debbie kindly stepped in at short notice to sing at my dad's surprise 80th birthday party. She was very professional but friendly too throughout. Debbie made sure her performance fitted the occasion perfectly, adding the perfect complement to a special venue. She has a beautiful voice, we couldn't tell the difference between her singing and the original tracks played between sets. Our night wouldn't have been the same without her xx

Eve (, 2 years ago

Debbie kindly stepped in at short notice to sing at my dad's surprise 80th birthday party. She was very professional but friendly too throughout. Debbie made sure her performance fitted the occasion perfectly, adding the perfect complement to a special venue. She has a beautiful voice, we couldn't tell the difference between her singing and the original tracks played between sets. Our night wouldn't have been the same without her xx

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