Jazz duo

HULOS

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Jazz duo
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
HULOS are a duo, Cris Tanzi on vocals and guitar and Nick Lenner-Webster on double bass. performing Motwon, Soul Jazz and R&b classics

Cris Tanzi is a London-based jazz/soul singer with a unique sultry voice. Hailing from Italy, Cris came to London to follow her passion for jazz after being classically trained in Parma. Her love of the genre led her to complete a degree in Jazz at Middlesex University where she specialised in vocals and piano and guitar. In 2008 she formed a Jazz Function project with guitarist Oliver Staines and has been entertaining audiences throughout London, Italy and the UK for over 8 years with an extensive repertoire of jazz standards. In early 2017 Cris and long time friend bassist Nick Lenner-Webster decided to form a Soul and R&B duo called HULOS, performing Motown classics and some upbeat Jazz standards they are now performing for private parties, pubs, restaurants and weddings. Cris delivers a stunning, classy and soulful performance that will create a magical atmosphere for yourself and your guests. Nick Lenner-Webster is a professional Double bass and Electric Bass player based in London. He has worked in a variety venues across the country including Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Vortex, The Roundhouse and Glastonbury festival . Nick also played in an orchestra of 150 musicians for the world premier of John Cage/Merce Cunningham’s Ballet ‘Ocean’

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Latin jazz, Pop, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul
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Types:
Jazz duo, Jazz trio, Jazz band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Corcovado by A Jobim
Just the 2 of us by Bill Withers
Don't worry be happy by Bobby Mc Ferrin
Quanno chiove by Pino Daniele
Highway to Hell written by ACDC
MoonGlow Jazz standard
Aguas de Marco by Jobim
My baby just cares for me as sung by Nina Simone
I've got you under my skin by Cole Porter
Kiss by Prince
Isn't she lovely by Stevie Wonder
I try by Macy Gray
No woman no cry by Bob Marley
Loving you as sung by Minnie Riperton
Blue Moon by Richard Rogers
Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
All I need by Air
Son of a preacher's man by Dusty Springfield
No more Blues by A Jobim
You stepped out of a dream Jazz
Put your records on by Corinne Bailey Rae
Root 66
Honeysuckle Rose
I wish by Stevie Wonder
Mille lire al mese Italian classics
Fly me to the moon Jazz
It's only a paper moon Jazz
I just wanna make love to you as sung by Etta James
Is this love by Bob Marley
and many more
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

yes we can also perform with a percussion player and added horn player if needed

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

We are usually quite flexible and try not to book too many gigs in one day so we can also find a suitable time for all

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

yes

How much time do you need to set up?

30 min

Can you roam around while you perform?

yes I can if playing unplugged but not the bassist

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

some you can of course

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

yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

yes I am very happy to do so

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They usually compliment on how we have arranged the songs to fit the duo and make many positive comments on my voice and the upright bass player's sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The green Note in Camden ( the basement part), the Boogaloo in Archway, The Bedford Tavern in Islington and the Bolton Pub to name a few

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nei Palm, Ricky lee Jones, Esperanza Spaulding and Joni Mitchell .

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

I performed in a secret location in the British countryside in front of many politicians including Boris Johnson. we were told not to post any photos of the gig on Social Media so it will forever remain between me and my musicians that night.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500

Reviews

From customers:

Beata, 1002 years ago

Thank you so much for making my party special!You sound lovely and i will pass your number to few of my clients who already asked about you