Jazz duo

Dino and Gigi

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About Dino and Gigi

A touch of vintage class! Well known love songs, jazz and swing standards with a continental twist and a splash of humour.
Jazz duo
Birmingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Dino and Gigi comprises two of the Midlands' most well-known jazz singers. Alison Bennet has been performing jazz and swing for well over a decade. She first formed a band in French-speaking Tahiti in 2011, performing in some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. She brought Belle Ambiance to the UK in 2017 with a new line up and they perform a variety of jazz, swing and French songs from the 1930s right up to present day. Alison also performs as a classical guitarist and flautist, having studied music at University. Ben Harpwood sings and swings with with various bands across the West Midlands, including The Debonairs (also found on Encore), and the Great Gatsby style "Stableyard Jazz Band". With a mutual respect from years of encountering each other on the jazz scene, Alison and Ben decided to collaborate in 2020 and use their wealth of experience to create a repertoire of hand-crafted vintage classics. Dino and Gigi is the result, featuring both male and female vocals, their unique renditions are performed in exquisite harmony.

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Dino and Gigi's Reviews

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Graham T
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ben and Alison were brilliant. They sang beautifully and entertained our Street Party for 2 hours

Reply from Dino and Gigi
11 months ago

Thanks Graham, and thanks for being so considerate, we really enjoyed playing at your lovely street party, Ben

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Charissa W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic duo, very polite and excellent music.

Reply from Dino and Gigi
1 year ago

Many thanks Charissa - we really enjoyed performing for you, you were a very considerate host and we'd love to perform for you again!

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Emily N
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dino and Gigi were fantastic. They were exactly what we were looking for for a 60th birthday. Their music choices were great and their voices were amazing. Several people on the evening said if they were organising anything they would love to have them sign again.

Reply from Dino and Gigi
1 year ago

Thank you Emily! You did a fantastic job of arranging everything and keeping it a surprise for your mum!

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Steph P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing duo, very helpful and great communication beforehand. Everyone loved them and were the hot topic of the day! They were great!!

Reply from Dino and Gigi
1 year ago

Thanks Steph! That's really kind. Your party went really well, just a shame your parents turned up early and ruined our surprise entrance!

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Emma W
1 year ago, for a Private event in Ashorne CV35
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5 out of 5

Thank you for being such great fun and entertaining last night!! Everyone was so complementary about you all. Your communication and energy has been wonderful on the run up and the evening. I hope you'll come back when we do our French night!!

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Richard S
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in Halesowen B62
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5 out of 5

So amazing you made the party super special. Your performances were superb and made the night. Thanks again to you both x

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Dino and Gigi's Song list

('Til) I Kissed You - The Everly Brothers
A Foggy Day - Frank Sinatra
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Harry Connick Jr
Ain't Misbehavin' - Sam Cooke
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
All of Me - Billie Holliday
All Or Nothing At All - Frank Sinatra
All The Way - Frank Sinatra
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
And I Love Her - The Beatles
And I Love You So - Perry Como
Anyone Who Had A Heart - Cilla Black
April In Paris - Frank Sinatra
Aqua Marina - Stingray
As Time Goes By - Frank Sinatra
Auld Lang Syne - anon
Autumn in New York - Frank Sinatra
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald
Bare Necessities  - Disney
Besame Mucho - Chris Isaak
Bewitched - Doris Day
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
Blue Moon - The Marcels
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Body and Soul - Frank Sinatra
Born Free - Matt Munro
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
But Not For Me - Chet Baker
Bye Bye Blackbird - Dean Martin
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Call Me Irresponsible - Frank Sinatra
Can't Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
Ces Petits Riens - Serge Gainsbourg
C'est Merveilleux - Édith Piaf
C'est Si Bon - Dean Martin
Cheek to Cheek - Frank Sinatra
Chicago - Frank Sinatra
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie - Louis Jordan
Come Dance With Me - Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Crying in the Rain - The Everly Brothers
Dance Me To The End Of Love - Madeleine Peyroux
Danke Schoen - Wayne Newton
Danny Boy - anon
Day In, Day Out - Frank Sinatra
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Louis Armstrong
Don't Bring Lulu - Billy Morgan
Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby
Don't Get Around Much Any More - Duke Ellington
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Dino et Gigi
Edelweiss - The Sound of Music
Embraceable You - Frank Sinatra
Every Time We Say Goodbye  - Ella Fitzgerald
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes - Dean Martin
Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
Everyday - Buddy Holly
Fascination  - Nat King Cole
Fever - Michael Buble
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue  - Lewis Henderson
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
For All We Know - The Carpenters
For Me Formidable  - Charles Aznavour
For Once In My Life - Frank Sinatra
French Foreign Legion - Frank Sinatra
From Russia With Love - Matt Monro
From This Moment On - Frank Sinatra
Frosty The Snowman - Michael Buble
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Get Happy - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
Hide Your Love Away - The Beatles
High Hopes - Frank Sinatra
Hotel California - Eagles
How high the moon - Ella Fitzgerald
I Could Have Danced All Night - Frank Sinatra
I Could Write A Book - Harry Connick Jr
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - THE INK SPOTS LYRICS
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Sinatra
I Get Along Without You - Billie Holliday
I Got You Babe  - Sonny & Cher
I Wanna Be Like You - Louis Prima
I Won't Dance  - Michael Buble
I'll Never Smile Again - Frank Sinatra
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter - Frank Sinatra
I'm In The Mood For Love - Frank Sinatra
In My Life - The Beatles
In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - Frank Sinatra
Is You Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Frank Sinatra
It Happened In Monterey - Frank Sinatra
It might as well be spring - Stacey Kent
It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
It's alright with me  - Ella Fitzgerald
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra
I've Got The World On A String - Frank Sinatra
I've Got You Under My Skin  - Frank Sinatra
J'ai deux amours - Madeleine Peyroux
Jardin d'hiver - Keren Ann
J'attendrai - Rina Ketty
Je ne veux pas travailler - Pink Martini
Jingle Bells - anon
Just A Gigolo - Louis Prima
Just friends - Chet Baker
Just In Time - Frank Sinatra
Just One Of Those Things - Frank Sinatra
Just The Way You Are - Barry White
Juste quelqu'un de bien  - Enzo Enzo
King of the Road  - Roger Miller
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
La javanaise  - Serge Gainsbourg
La Mer - Charles Trenet
La Vie En Rose - Dino et Gigi
Les Champs Élysées - Joe Dassin
Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Dean Martin
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off  - Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Face The Music and Dance - Nat King Cole
Let's Get Away From It All - Frank Sinatra
Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
Love - Nat King Cole
Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
Love for Sale - Sarah Vaughan
Love Hurts - The Everly Brothers
Love Letters - Nat King Cole
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife  - Frank Sinatra
Make Me Smile  - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Mona Lisa  - Nat King Cole
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight In Vermont - Frank Sinatra
More - Bobby Darin
Move Over Darling - Doris Day
My Baby Just Cares For Me  - Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine  - Frank Sinatra
My Girl - The Temptations
My heart belongs to Daddy  - Marilyn Monroe
My Kind Of Town - Frank Sinatra
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Nature Boy  - Nat King Cole
New York, New York  - Frank Sinatra
Nice n Easy - Frank Sinatra
Nice Work If You Can Get It - Frank Sinatra
Night and Day  - Frank Sinatra
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
O barquinho (My little boat) - Stacey Kent
Oh Boy!  - Buddy Holly
Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Howard Keel
Ol Man River - Paul Robeson
On An Evening In Roma  - Dean Martin
On Days Like These - Matt Monro
On The Street Where You Live - Nat King Cole
One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Neil Young
Our Love Is Here To Stay - Harry Connick Jr
Pennies From Heaven - Frank Sinatra
Petite Fleur - Petula Clark
Putting On The Ritz - Fred Astaire
Quando Quando Quando  - Engelbert Humperdinck
Que reste t'il de nos amours (I wish you love)  - Charles Trenet
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Quiet nights of quiet stars (Corcovado) - Stacey Kent
Return To Me - Dean Martin
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Rose Garden  - Lynn Anderson
Route 66  - Chuck Berry
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - anon
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Bing Crosby
Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week - Frank Sinatra
Save The Last Dance For Me  - The Drifters
Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
September Song - Billie Holliday
Singin In The Rain - Gene Kelly
Sittin' On the Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Smile  - Nat King Cole
So nice (Summer samba) - Stacey Kent
Some Enchanted Evening - Howard Keel
Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
Somethings Gotta Give - Frank Sinatra
Sous le ciel de Paris - Edith Piaf
St James' Infirmary - Hugh Laurie
Stardust - Nat King Cole
Stormy Weather - Etta James
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
Summer Wine  - Nancy Sinatra
Summertime - SARAH VAUGHAN
Sunday Girl - Blondie
Sunny Afternoon  - The Kinks
Sunny Side Of The Street - Frank Sinatra
Sway - Dean Martin
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Lorraine - Nat King Cole
Take On Me - Ah ha
Taking A Chance On Love - Frank Sinatra
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
The Best Is Yet To Come - Frank Sinatra
The Boy Next Door  - Stacey Kent
The Continental - Fred Astaire
The Lady Is A Tramp  - Frank Sinatra
The look of love - Diana Krall
The More I See You  - Chris Montez
The Nearness of You - Frank Sinatra
The Tender Trap - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight  - Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
Things  - Bobby Darin
This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
Too Marvellous For Words - Frank Sinatra
Too Young - Nat King Cole
Top Hat, White Tie, & Tails - Fred Astaire
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
True Love Will Find You In The End  - Beck
Unforgettable  - Nat King Cole
Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
We Have All the Time in the World - Louis Armstrong
What a difference a day made - Dinah Washington
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall in Love  - Nat King Cole
When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong
When Will I Be Loved - The Everly Brothers
When You're Smiling - Louis Armstrong
Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Winter Wonderland - Michael Buble
Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
You Belong To Me - Billie Holliday
You Do Something To Me - Frank Sinatra
You go to my head - Billie Holliday
You Make Me Feel So Young  - Frank Sinatra
You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To  - Frank Sinatra
You'll Never Find - Lou Rawls
Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra
You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
You're The Cream In My Coffee - Nat King Cole

Dino and Gigi's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£437.50
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£562.50
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can also perform as a trio with our regular pianist, which means all of the music can be performed live without the need for backing tracks. Our preferred larger line-up however is with a trumpet. Some of our songs, such as La Vie En Rose and This Guy's In Love, just sound gorgeous with a trumpet!

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

We try to book only one gig per day, this means we can be flexible. Please get in touch if any of your requirements change as we will usually be able to accommodate!

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

Yes. We can always supply suitable background music. We can even bring along disco lights and the big PA system from our function band if you wanted us to run a laptop disco after our performance? This would cost approx £150 extra though due to the extra equpt and later finish.

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends, but if we're performing as a duo we'd need about 20 minutes. If you need us to be set up and sound checked by a certain time, please just let us know though and we will try to accommodate this.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes. We use wireless mics which means we can mingle with the crowd or work the room. Please tell us if you'd like us to mingle or if you'd prefer us not to. We're fine either way!

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

Yes of course. I would suggest you allow us some wiggle room though. We have a lot of experience of knowing which songs go down well with different types of crowds. Although it can be nice to hear your personal favourites, it's also good to keep the crowd happy if possible!

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

Yes. Please give us an idea of the size of the room, number of guests etc so that we can judge which kit would be most suitable.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We're happy to learn a song or two. Please let us know if you have any requests that don't appear on our song list. We'll let you know if it sounds feasible and if there would be any extra charge.
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