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hello,i am francis Kelly swing/ratpack vocalist.totally self contained with high quality pa/lighting/backing tracks. for all occasions.
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I spent many years playing drums with top Scottish showband silverbird,had a great time touring the lenth and breadth of the uk & Ireland.13 yrs with an amazing band,but i wanted to be out front singing,not singing any old thing,singing swing music,big band music,songs by the famous ratpack,timeless songs that are loved by young and old alike.too make these fab songs sound as good as I can get them,i have invested in a quality state of the art sound system that can handle events of up to 400 people.if swings not your only thing,i do a selection of pop songs from the beatles to elo and a lot in between.i am based in cumbernauld,so pretty central for most of scotland and the north of england.if you are in any doubt,please get in touch for a performance times are usually 2 x 45 mins or 2 x 1hr spots.i always have music playing before i go on and at my break.also for a short time after i finish.please,if you have any questions,it doesent cost anything to get in touch and let me talk you through what i can do for you. a professional service is guaranteed. first dance request is most welcome. kind regards francis HELLO.I AM CURRENTLY WORKING COSTA DEL SOL IN SPAIN,BUT I WILL BE BACK IN THE UK FROM JULY 14th TO QUOTE FOR YOUR VERY IMPORTANT EVENTS,THANK YOU.

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francis' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Panna M
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Francis was brilliant! He has a great voice. He arrived well ahead of time and set up his equipment. The songs he chose were spot on. We would love to have him back for another event. Our guests loved the live music and thought Francis was fab. Highly recommend!

Charli W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent !

Elsie M
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Great entertainment at my daughters wedding. Very helpful and professional.

Roberta P
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Francis was punctual and very professional. Everyone enjoyed his act. Thank you Francis for helping to make my 70th birthday party a great success.

From other customers:

Sharon C
6 years ago

great singer,dj and all round compere.kept the party going,helped out a lot on the night.5*****

Paul B
7 years ago

hi francis,i have just taken a phone call from glasgow telling me what a fantastic night everyone had,thank you.10 star performance.

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francis' Song list

new York new York
you make me feel so young
come fly with me
lady is a tramp
miss jones
summer wind
gentle on my mind
mac the knife
let there be love
beyond the sea
kick in the head
on the street where you live
tender trap
my way
strangers in the night
its impossible
little ole wine drinker
striaghten up and fly right
got u under my skin
my way
call me irresponsible
the way you look tonight
one more for the road
fly me to the moon
maybe im in love
just to good to be true
that's life
winter wonderland
le it snow
my kind of girl
my baby just cares for me
music to watch girls by
many many more
also some popular hits from 60s/70s
rock dj
mr blue sky
tequila sunrise
back in the ussr
day tripper
things we said today
and i love her
up on the roof
when my little girl is smiling
ce la vie
takin it easy
sugar baby love
deeply dippy
20th century boy
sugar sugar
girl of my best friend
good luck charm
i just cant help believing
happy together
I am I said
song sung blue
cracklin rosie
sweet caroline
call me the breeze
wonderfull tonight
calander girl
move it
kind of hush
kingston town
my girl
good thing going
youve got a friend
that'l be the day
ring of fire
folsom prison blues

francis' 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)£1.25
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£406.25


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Customer questions

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

“i 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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £50 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

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

I am happy for you to pick 6 songs on request to sing at your event.however I know through experience what works best to get the best results.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

yes absolutely.superiour sound system & backing tracks,mics. I also dress to impress.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

yes. I can learn a specific song for your event if I can get the backing track which I normally can. there is no charge for this service.
Swing, Cabaret, Blues, Jazz
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Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, MC
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