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Glamorous Bossa Nova, Upbeat Swing, Jive and Jazz versions of your favourite pop songs. Delivered with class and style!

Francesca is a seasoned performer and Jazz vocalist with a classical training, currently undertaking a Masters degree in Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. With a client-focused approach, Francesca creates a bespoke setlist to suit your event; whether that means learning a new song for a first dance, or crafting a set for a for a birthday, corporate event or product launch. She can perform as part of a duo, with a full band or a backing track, providing all equipment necessary for the performance. Performing a range of sophisticated jazz to more upbeat latin beats, her repertoire ranges from American songbook jazz standards, blues, bossa nova and vintage pop covers to in both English and Portuguese. She has performed at prestigious venues across London including the V&A and Natural History Museums, The National Theatre, Thames river cruises, The Cutty Sark, the Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador to London and for Dolce & Gabbana. Francesca started her musical journey singing opera in University productions before moving back to her hometown to access London's diverse music scene and undertake a Masters in jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Having grown up exposed to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'day, Louis Jordan and Jobim, the move towards jazz was something she describes as a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers such as Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones. Francesca was featured by Nigel Williams on Jazz Fm and Giles Peterson Worldwide for her lead vocals on the track 'Southern Freez' and her EP was showcased on BBC Radio London Introducing. Since 2015, Francesca continues to perform as an artist and working musician alongside some of London's top young jazz musicians. She released her EP Devil's Door is 2016 and the single 'In a Man's Arms' is due for release in January 2018 alongside a music video and upcoming tour.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Latin, Samba
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser
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Song list

AVAILABLE WITH BACKING TRACK:
- Me & Mr Jones - Amy Winehouse
- Valerie - Amy Winehouse
-Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
- The way you look tonight - Frank Sinatra
- I’ve got you under my skin- Frank Sinatra
-Paroles paroles Dalida/ Mina
-I've got you under my skin- Frank Sinatra
-Rio de Janeiro blues- Randy Crawford
-Sway- Dean Martin
-All of me - Billie holiday
-Don't get around much anymore- Michael Buble
-I'm in the Mood for love- Nat King Cole
-Misty- Etta James
-Corcovado- Astrud Gilberto
-Night and Day- Frank Sinatra
-My Funny Valentine- Michael Buble
-Toxic (Britney spears- Postmodern dukebox vintage version)
-Accentuate the positive- Ella Fitzgerald
-Whatever Lola wants- Sarah Vaughn
-One Note Samba- Astrud Gilberto
-Straighten up and fly right- Louis Jordan
-Almost like being inlove- Natalie Cole
-Blue skies- Ella Fitzgerald
-Cry me a river- Julie London
-Blue moon- Ella Fitzgerald
-Can't help lovin dat man- Ella Fitzgerald
-Dream a little dream of me- Doris Day
-All about that bass (postmodern duke box vintage version)
-Girl from Ipanema- Astrud Gilberto
-Take the A Train- Ella Fitzgerald
-Quando Quando- Dean Martin
-I get a kick out of you- Ella Fitzgerald
- At last- Etta James
VINTAGE LATIN LOUNGE: BOSSA NOVA & LATIN JAZZ:
So danco samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Triste - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Este seu olhar- Antonio Carlos Jobim
Samba em preludio - Vinicio de Moraes
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Agua de Beber - Antonio Carlos Jobim
One note samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Song for my father - Horace Silver
Chega de saudade (No more Blues)- Antonio Carlos Jobim
O pato - Jayme Silva
Manha de carnaval
Desafinado- Antonio Carlos Jobim
Samba de orfeu- Luis Bonfa
A ra - Caetano Veloso
Estate- Bruno Martino
SAMBA, LATIN, JAZZ FUNK:
Berimbau
Oye como va - Santana
Mas que nada
Ronco De Cuica
Spain- Chick Corea
Canteloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Watermelon man- Herbie Hancock
I like it like that - Pete Rodriguez
Bésame Mucho
Caravan
El manisero
Deixe Pra La
Aquarela do Brasil
Take it Easy My Brother Charlie - Ben Jor
Nem Saudade- Eliana Pittman
Bananeira
El Manisero
Guantanamera
Besame Mucho
500 Miles high - Chick Corea
POP MUSIC
(Current pop songs are performed in a vintage style, so not exactly as the original version, but better!!):
50’s and 60’s:
Hit the road Jack- Ray Charles
Love potion no.9- The Clovers
Twist and Shout - Beatles
I saw her standing there - Beatles
Michelle - Beatles
Take another little piece of my heart- Janis Joplin
Feeling good- Nina Simone
70’s & 80’s
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Heard it through the Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Son of a Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
Heart of Glass- Blondie
Grease is the word- Frankie Vallie
I want you back- Jackson 5
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Tainted love- Soft cell
Total eclipse of the heart- Bonnie Tyler
Wuthering Heights- Kate Bush
Billie Jean- Michael Jackson
CONTEMPORARY POP:
Smell’s like teen spirit- Nirvana
Creep- Radiohead
No Diggity- Blackstreet
Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus
In your eyes- Kyle Minogue
All about that bass- Meghan Trainor
Seven nation army – The White Stripes
Toxic – Britney Spears
Rehab - Amy Winehouse)
Stronger than me - Amy Winehouse
Me and Mr Jones - Amy Winehouse
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Despacito- Justin Bieber
Feel it still- Portugal, the man
ITALIAN MUSIC:
Quando Quando- Tony Regis (Michael Buble)
Volare - Domenico Modugno (Dean Martin)
Tu vuo fa l’Americano- Renato Carosone
Parole Parole Parole- Mina
FUL LIST OF JAZZ STANDARDS:
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Anthropology
Anything Goes
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Black Coffee
Blue Moon
Body and Soul
Can’t Help Loving That Man of Mine
Cry Me a River
Detour Ahead
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Easy Living
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Extenuate the Positive
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia on My Mind
Honey Suckle Rose
Honeysuckle Rose
How High the Moon
I Fall in Love to Easily
I Get a Kick out of You
I Put a Spell on You
Is You is or is You Ain’t My Baby
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Had to Be You
I’m in the Mood for Love
I’ve Got Rhythm
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Just Friends
Love Me or Leave Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Mac the Knife
Mean to Me
Misty
My Baby Just Cares for Me
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Night and Day
Peel Me a Grape
Prelude to a Kiss
Route 66
Skylark
Skyliner
Someone to Watch over Me
Summertime
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Take the a Train
Tea for Two
The Lady is a Tramp
The Man I Love
The More I See You
The Sunny Side of the Street
Twisted
What is This Thing Called Love
When I Get Low I Get High
When You’re Smiling
Whisper Not
Why Don’t You Do Right
You Go to My Head
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
You're Driving Me Crazy
Customer questions

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

We understand timing can change and always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know!

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 can normally set up in 20 minutes, but we like to leave plenty of time. We will arrive and be setting up at least an hour before showtime.

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

Absolutely!!! Suggestions are also welcome! The songs on the list are a range of jazz standards, Brazilian jazz, Motown and Pop built up over the years, but we aim to create a set that works specifically for your event!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We can provide everything for small to medium sized events. Anything with more than 150 guests may require a larger PA. This is all something we are more than happy to discuss!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course! Just let us know and we will see what we can do. There's a chance we already know the song, and if not, we are always happy to build our repertoire!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love that we bring a classy atmosphere to the event and display genuine musicianship! We are also versatile and can adapt our set list, clothing and audience engagement based on our brief.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Lots of top London locations such as the V&A and Natural History Museums, the Cutty Sark, the National Theatre and on the Thames. We've performed at high profile locations such as the Brazilian Ambassador's Residence in Mayfair and the Taj Mahal in India.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jazz singers such as: Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Diane Reeves... ....Brazilian artists such as: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Eliane Elias And more .... Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Fleetwood Mac Amy Winehouse

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

Must have been the private residence of the Brazilian Ambassador in London.... it was a very fancy private party in the heart of Mayfair. We had to go through a lot of security!

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)£120
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Wedding ceremony- Backing track
This includes backing tracks to requested songs, all equipment necessary for the performance, music before the service, music during the signing of the register, and as guests leave.
£220
Wedding ceremony
This includes an accompanist, all equipment necessary for the performance, music before the service, music during the signing of the register, and as guests leave.
£400
Wedding reception duo
2x 45 minutes of duo performance up to 1 hour of DJ service
£450
Available services
Drums
+£160

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Jonathan S, 2 months ago

Francesca and the band contributed to a very special evening. Appreciated the band coming all the way to West Dorset. Very high quality singing , great musicality and rhythm. Only sorry as we got dancing after dinner they had to drive back to London. Will definitely book again. Thanks so much. Jonathan

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Kate E, 3 months ago

Francesca was simply stunning, so many guests commented on how beautiful her voice was. She brought such class & sophistication to our drinks.

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Jason B, 3 months ago

Francesca provided a stunning and memorable vocal performance for my mothers 80th B'day event - we worked on the song list in the weeks leading up and found her very professional, organised and a delight; no hesitation in highly recommending and will certainly book again - amazing!

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Gill H, 3 months ago

It was my 60th birthday party, and the music made the evening! They gave a wonderful performance! Francesca has the most beautiful voice, I absolutely loved it and so did everyone else at the party! Thanks so much guys!

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Danielle T, 7 months ago

Sambinha were fantastic and we really appreciated them learning the additional songs. They were warm, accommodating and completely bought into the vibe. Not to mention the incredible performance and Francesca’s amazing voice!

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Maggie P, 1 year ago

The band were fantastic. So professional and the sound was perfect. Everyone enjoyed the music, Francesca's voice was great and the style worked really well with the evening!

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