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Flame Trees

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An exciting new cover duo using live looping and percussion to create a sound much bigger than you've ever heard from 2 people!
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After playing a typical afternoon jazz duo gig at a wedding, we were packing down when a desperate groom came up to us asking us to continue playing for the evening event as the DJ was a no show. We got out all our toys and made some serious noise. The crowd loved us and we had a blast. Then we thought, “hey, we sound like a full band, why dont we do this as a regular thing?” As we have both played in wedding/function bands collectively for 20+ years we bring all the elements of a full piece band into a condensed 2 piece. Covering all genres through the ages (from Dusty Springfield to Rudimental), we read the crowd giving each audience the music they want to dance to. Keeping it fun, interactive (Lyla always runs around into the crowd!) with high quality musicianship (no backing tracks), we ensure the party keeps going from start to finish. WHY BOOK FLAME TREES? − Value for money – half the price of a full band with the full band experience − Its all live – no nasty backing tracks. We use a variety of percussion, loop pedals (think Ed Sheran at Glastonbury) and a vocal harmoniser to create a big layered sound − Full PA and lighting providing instant party atmosphere − Versatility. We can play jazz in the afternoon and get you grooving at night − Happy to play your first dance live − Perfect for smaller audiences & venues (especially those with sound limiters as we make a full yet controlled sound which you can't achieve with a full sized band) − Very interactive and high energy entertainment. Lyla gets the crowd involved from the get go. Her motto is “its your night and we are here to make sure its one you will never forget” − Complimentary iDJ services in-between sets so the dancefloor never dies when we have a wee breather! − Many years of wedding and corporate experience means you can trust what we are doing and your event is in safe hands − Communication is key. Lyla will speak to all relevant parties before and on the night to ensure the entertainment runs smoothly. − Female and male vocals keeps the sound varied. − Willing to travel across the UK and abroad − can provide a full 4-5 piece band if requested WHO ARE WE? LYLA TADANIER Lyla has performed across the UK, Europe and Australasia for the past fourteen years. Working with the producers such as Mike Rowe (Rolling Stones, Oasis, Sheryl Crow), Clive Lendich (Boys II Men, Jermaine Jackson), Tim Dudfield (Ce Ce Peniston), Greystoke Productions (Elton John, Lemar) she has gained publishing credits with Sony BMG, Zomba Music and Ministry of Sound. As well as fronting her own rock band, she is also a full time session singer, vocal coach and has been a lead vocalist for over 2 dozen top UK corporate and original bands performing for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Mick Jagger, Tony Hadley, Kylie Minogue, Jimmy Somerville, Luke Evans, Malcolm McClaren, Plymouth Music Festival, Mainz Music Festival (Germany), Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and at venues including the Jazz Café, Sydney Opera House, Hotel de Paris (Monaco), and The Royal Ascot. “Lyla's an amazing powerful pintsize singer. She rocked the show” Tony Hadley “Really dynamic powerful female vocals” Alex Baker, Kerrang Radio JONNY HAMLER Hailing from the leafy pastures of Suffolk, Jon has been playing professionally since the age of 12. He trained at the University of Surrey where he received the accolade for 'Most outstanding bassist of the year and has played in leading corporate function bands for the past 10 years. Last year he completed a 4 month stint on the luxury cruise liner Seabourn where he backed many world-class performers including Brit-award winning vocal group Blake. Jon has played at major festivals including Reading opening for Blondie and The Stranglers. He is partial to a good mid-set cheese platter.

Flame Trees' Reviews

From customers:

Tony H
14 years ago

Lyla's an amazing powerful pintsize singer. She rocked the show

Kerrang R
7 years ago

Really dynamic powerful female vocals

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Flame Trees' Song list

All about that bass
Only girl in world
We found love
Uptown funk
Can't stop that feeling
Get lucky
Price tag
Rolling in the deep
Moves like Jagger
Locked out heaven
Hold my hand
Rather be
Put your records on
Waiting all night
Hold back the river
Little lion man
Use somebody
Mr Brightside
Proud Mary
Heard it through the grapevine
I Feel Good
Sweet Child 'o Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Chicago
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