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About Effervescent

Jazz ensemble specializing in standards and songs of the jazz age and beyond
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Jazz band
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Effervescent Jazz was formed in 2014 for The Jazz Age Party at Cafe 1001 with the line up including Ben Odei on keys, Matt Rutherford on Bass, Camilla George on Sax and Darrie Gardner on vocals. The line up is ever changing and they can perform as a duo, trio, quarted or singer with backing tracks.

Performance details
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Swing, Vintage, Motown, Soul, Funk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehaving
Almost Like being in Love
Am I blue
As Time Goes By
Baby won't you please come home
Body and Soul
Bye Bye Blackbird
Embraceable You
Fascinating Rhythm
I get a kick out of you
I wanna be loved by You
It had to be you
It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
Killing me Softly
Let there be Love
Mack the Knife
The Man I love
Say a Little Prayer for you
Someone to watch over Me
Sweet Georgia Brown
The Birth of the Blue
The Lady is a Tramp
The Nearness of You
What a Wonderful World
You to me are Everything
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Chestnuts roasting on an Open Fire
Santa Baby
Santa Clause is coming to town
Oh Holy Night
White Christmas
When a Child is born
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

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


Do you have different line-up options?

We work as a duo vox and keys, or trio at the moment, vox, keys and bass, however we have worked as a quartet with a sax

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

This may be able to accommodate depending on the availability of the musicians

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


How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour

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

Yes, and the set list is only a guide as we are always learning new songs and adding to it

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our music and rapport with the audience, and our authentic style

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cafe 1001 Jazz after Dark Smooth Jazz Lounge Private Venues


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1500


From customers:

Westend W, 7 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

The B, 10 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