Helena May

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Bushy-tailed, blue eyed soulstress! 🧡❤️💛💚💙💜

Helena May has firmly established herself as one of the capital’s top vocalists, performing and working alongside some of the industry’s top names. She recently performed on the Let’s Rock The Retro Festival tour as a vocalist for some of pop’s biggest names including Heather Small, Nick Heywood, Toyah, and Kim Appleby, and continues her work alongside bass guru Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher’s Funkestra), releasing their first album ‘Part of Me’ together mid-2018. Other notable performances include Royal Festival Hall with Kokomo (Kokomo Rise & Shine Again) - a double bill with The Average White Band - and slots at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park with The London Gay Big Band.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Swing, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, Motown, Vintage, Tribute, Soul, R&B, Covers, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Britpop, Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, Deep house, Electro-Swing, Industrial, Jungle, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Classic rock
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Singer, Singer (mezzo soprano), Singer (alto), Singer (soprano)
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Actor, Dancer, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching, Examiner
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Song list

Ain’t Got No, I Got Life - Nina Simone
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
As - Stevie Wonder
At Last - Etta James
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You - Gloria Gaynor
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Crazy - Cee Lo Green
Cupid - Amy Winehouse
Diamonds - Rhianna
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Dream Come True - Brand New Heavies
Fallin’ Alicia Keys
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Golden - Jill Scott
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I Want Your Love - Chic?
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel, to be Free - Nina Simone
I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two of Us - Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Kiss - Prince
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Mercy - Duffy
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Nine To Five - Dolly Parton
Ordinary People - John Legend
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Son Of A Preacherman - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Tightrope - Janelle Monae
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Upside Down - Donna Summer
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
You Know I’m No Good - Amy Winshouse
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Carol King
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
You’ve Got a Friend - Carol King
Customer questions

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

I will try my 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 me know. HM

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request - I offer this service for free. Hm

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 1 to 1.5 hours before performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I'll provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere for the event. HM

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

Of course. I'm super happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. HM

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I will bring my equipment. HM

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'm happy to do this for you. HM

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm fun, bubbly and very approachable. Bushy tailed, blue eyed soulstress. “I always wonder what or whom I love much more - funk or Helena May? Now I know - I love both of them!” “From the first time I saw here drafted into Kokomo with 2 hours notice. I just love the way she let’s rip. Full throttle, marvellous”

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Festival Hall, London | 606 Club Chelsea, London | Band on the Wall, Manchester | St David's Hall, Cardiff | Half Moon, Putney | Albertina Pass, Vienna, Austria | Trafalgar Square, London - Pride in London | Hyde Park - British Summertime Festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jamiroquai, Brand News Heavies, Incognito.

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

Royal Festival Hall, London - main stage with The Average White Band + Kokomo


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)£250
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500


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Aurora F, 1 year ago

Miss May & The Magic absolutely made our wedding night! Booking and logistics were easy from start to finish. MM&TM were so in tune with our vision that we completely trusted her with crafting a set list for the evening and it couldn't have come out better. The band were so professional and their repertoire is perfect for an upbeat party - we're in our mid-twenties and literally all of our friends were raving about the band afterwards. I would 100% recommend Miss May & The Magic to anyone looking for an amazing party band!