Elise Roth

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The American Songbird~! Vintage Jazz Vocalist specializing music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s. Classically trained mezzo soprano as well :)
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American chanteuse Elise Roth cut her teeth listening to classic recordings of the Andrews Sisters, Artie Shaw, and Glenn Miller, idolising the vocalists of the Big Band Era. Freshly arrived from the United States, she has spent the past 6 years honing her craft, singing with 18-piece Big Bands and 1920s style Jazz Orchestras — and some medium and small bands, too. Audiences who have seen her perform know that every detail is pitch-perfect, and her classic presentation is second only to her repertoire of music ranging from the 1920s Jazz Age through the 1950s. She is often compared vocally to Helen Forrest, Rosemary Clooney, and especially Judy Garland. Most recently, she has been proud to debut her own band, Elise Roth & Her Harvard Squares at several dance events and vintage parties, and notably in February 2019 at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles.

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David L
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Dalston
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5 out of 5

Elise Roth and her Harvard Squares gave us more of the music we love dancing to last night. With only bass, guitar and trumpet to back her, Elise was on top form. Her vocal range is truly amazing. At one point she even went into Louis Armstrong mode. She certainly had his sound but, fortunately for her, not his looks. What's more she filled the place to overflowing. Finding enough space to swing out without bumping my follow was the main challenge of the night!

Kerri N
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Dalston
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5 out of 5

Oh what a night! Absolutely splendid, fabulous band. Elise Roth was in fine form along with her dapper Harvard Squares. Tiger Rag was swinging..... Thank you to everyone for making it sizzle!

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Elise's Song list

My full list is over 200 songs- please get in touch for specific requests.
A Fine Romance
A Foggy Day
And the Angels Sing
After You've Gone
Ain't He Sweet
Ain't Misbehavin'
All the Things You Are
Almost Like Being in Love
Am I Blue?
Any Old Time
As Time Goes By
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Blue Drag
Blue Room
Blue Skies
Blues in the Night
But Not For Me
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't Take That Away From Me
Can't We Be Friends?
Cheek to Cheek
Comes Love
Crazy He Calls Me
Deed I Do
Deep in a Dream
Deep Purple
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Easy Living
Exactly Like You
Get Happy
Goodnight My Love
Goody Goody
How About You?
How High the Moon?
Hummin’ to Myself
I Ain't Got Nobody
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Cover The Waterfront
I Found A New Baby
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Got Rhythm
I Know Why And So Do You
I Thought About You
I Was Doing All Right
I'll Be Seeing You
I’m Always Chasing Rainbows
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm In The Mood For Love
I’m Puttin All My Eggs in 1 Basket
I’m Through With Love
I’ve Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin’
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I've Heard That Song Before
If I Had You
It Could Happen To You
It Don't Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It's Alright With Me
It's Been A Long, Long Time
Jeepers Creepers
Let's Do It
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Makin’ Whoopee
Mean To Me
Mood Indigo
Moon Ray
Moonlight Becomes You
My Blue Heaven
My Old Flame
Near You
Night and Day
Our Love is Here to Stay
Paper Moon
Pennies From Heaven
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Sentimental Journey
Sit Right Down & Write Myself A Letter
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Some of These Days
Somebody Loves Me
Someday Sweetheart
Stormy Weather
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sunny Side of the Street
St Louis Blues
Taking A Chance on Love
That Old Black Magic
The Glory of Love
The Lady is a Tramp
The Man That Got Away
The Trolley Song
There’ll Be Some Changes Made
They All Laughed
We'll Meet Again
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
What is this Thing Called Love?
When I Get Low, I Get High
When I Take My Sugar to Tea
When The Sun Comes Out
You and the Night and the Music
You Made Me Love You
You'll Never Know
Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart

Elise's 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)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£650
Vintage Jazz Duo
Duo of vocalist and guitar or piano; 2 x 45 minute sets.
Vintage Jazz Trio
A jazz trio consisting of vocalist, guitar/piano, and either bass or horn depending on client's request. 2 x 45 minute sets.
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

London: Cahoots Bar London The Mildmay Club Mrs Riot! Blues Kitchen The Nightjar Oriole Tiger Rag ​Prohibition Party London USA: The Mad Monkfish Jazz Club WGBH, WICN Boston National Historic Parks The Oberon Mechanized Warfare Museum Charles River Museum National Warplane Museum Museum of American Armor Iguana NYC w/ Vince Giordano Cicada Club, Los Angeles

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

No worries, please let us know as soon as possible and we'll accommodate the change.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about an hour before the gig; if there are more logistical factors or a larger ensemble, we can be there earlier! Of course if there is a specific time requested, we can do our best to accommodate.

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

If there are specific songs you'd absolutely like to hear, do let us know! We cater our set lists to the style and era of music we're performing, as well as the desired vibe of the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! Unless the venue is specifically for performance, in which case we will get in touch to see what equipment the venue prefers to use.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, although there is a chance I know it already! If it's a specific arrangement or style that is not in my usual repertoire, there will be a small additional charge to account for rehearsal time etc.
Jazz, Christmas, Baroque, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Ragtime, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Cabaret
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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