Singing guitarist

Inês Loubet

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Award-winning Bossa Nova, Samba, Pop and Jazz singer based in London praised by Gilles Peterson and Robert Elms from BBC Radio 3.
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Hailing from the vibrant city of Porto, Inês Loubet is a captivating singer and multi-instrumentalist making waves in London's thriving music scene. With a voice that can be both sultry and soulful, Loubet effortlessly blends the genres of Jazz and Brazilian music, while weaving in the enchanting melodies of her native Portuguese language. As part of her talented trio with guitarist Greg Sanders and percussionist Jansen Santana, Loubet offers listeners an unforgettable journey into her unique musical universe, brimming with South American rhythms and dynamic jazz improvisation. A testament to her remarkable talent, Inês Loubet has received accolades from notable tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and The Line of Best Fit, in addition to numerous international tours, radio appearances on Jazz FM, Worldwide FM, and BBC Radio 3, and high-profile performances at iconic venues like The Union Chapel, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, and BBC Late Proms. Born in December 1992, Loubet's musical journey began in her hometown of Porto, where she graduated with degrees in Vocal Studies from the National Conservatory of Music and jazz from JazzAoNorte. The allure of London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama led her to the UK capital in 2013, where she not only earned her Jazz Voice degree with distinction but now serves as a Professor of Jazz Studies. Loubet's expertise has also been sought by Leeds College of Music, and she has a decade-long track record of leading vocal and jazz workshops in Portugal, France, and the UK. A versatile artist, Inês Loubet's creative ventures span several European and UK bands, including Bahla (Help Musicians/Arts Council awardee), acapella female group Sopa de Pedra, and electronic trio AMÀLGA. As the band leader and composer of Caravela (None More Records), she has recorded numerous albums and toured extensively throughout Europe and Brazil. Her impressive performances have garnered the admiration of Brazilian music legends João Bosco, Hamilton de Holanda, and Gilberto Gil, who have personally invited her to support their shows. Inês Loubet's impressive résumé also boasts performances at prestigious events and venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Main Stage, Wembley Stadium, EFG London Jazz Festival, Cala Gonone Jazz Festival in Italy, and FMM Sines Festival in Portugal. With such an extensive and diverse body of work, it is clear that Loubet is not only a gifted musician but also a force to be reckoned with in the world of jazz and beyond. With a unique blend of musical influences and a commitment to excellence, Inês Loubet is the perfect choice for events ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale functions. Book Inês today and treat your guests to an unforgettable musical experience!

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Inês' Reviews

From Encore customers:

9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Ines was delightful and a wonderful surprise feature of our party. She played guitar and sang bossa nova/samba classics in Portuguese in our garden. Everyone was thrilled at her easy professionalism and expert skill as an entertainer. Our Brazilian friends said it was very original and the best birthday party ever. So thanks again Ines and we hope to see you again soon. Steve

From other customers:

Nikki W
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Suffolk
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5 out of 5

Thank you SO much for all your brought to the party, your vocal expertise, energy & enthusiasm were infectious! Such a great night - we were blown away! Blessings Nikki x

Nikki W
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Suffolk
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5 out of 5

Hi Inês, thank you SO much for all you brought to the party, your vocal expertise, energy & enthusiasm were infectious! Such a great night - we were blown away! Please thank the band too. Blessings, Nikki

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Inês' Song list

- Bossa Nova Repertoire:
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
Waters of March
Caminhos Cruzados
Samba e Amor
Inútil Paisagem
Girl From Ipanema
O Pato
A Felicidade
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Agua de Beber (Water to Drink)
Coisa Feita
Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
Só Danço Samba
Inútil Paisagem (If You Never Come To Me)
O Pato
Desde Que o Samba é Samba
A Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Aos Pés Da Cruz
A Rã (The Frog)
Flor de Lis
Mas Que Nada
Canto de Ossanha
Tempo de Amor
Aquarela Do Brasil (Watercolours of Brazil)
- Jazz:
Fly To The Moon
East of the Sun
Beautiful Love
What is this thing called love
Like Someone In Love
You go to my head
Body and soul
Just Friends
A train
Polka dots and moonbeams
Softly as in the Morning Sunrise

Inês' 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)£125
Up to 1 hour£280
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£448
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My vocal expertise, musicianship, energy & enthusiasm; my professionalism and commitment and how I am able to create a lively and atmospheric mood with my set list of Bossa Nova and Jazz.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, London Jazz Festival, Wembley Stadium, Lovebox Festival, Cala Gonone Jazz Festival (Italy), O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and The Union Chapel.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, Tom Jobim, Lionel Loueke, Billie Holiday, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Djavan

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

Wembley Stadium

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

I always 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.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set, I provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

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

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. I can learn up to new songs free of charge, and up to three new songs with a small additional fee.
Latin jazz, Jazz, World music, Cuban music, African music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Samba, Pop, R&B, Soul
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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