Iris Athanasiadi

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About Iris

A tantalising one-woman show by an experienced jazz & cabaret singer ready to add glitz and glam to your event!
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Iris is an experienced vintage singer and dancer who promises to take you on a musical journey to the glamorous decades of the past! Think of Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, Liza Minelli, Ella Fitzgerald and so on and be prepared to travel back in time. From a laid-back lounge evening to an unforgettable one-woman show, Iris can transform your event with style and glamour. Her exciting show has travelled to Greece, Monaco and London and has been enjoyed by hundreds of guests in hotels, weddings, private events and parties. The repertoire is tailored for each event according to the clients’ vision. Special requests for songs can be made at least one month prior to the event and are limited to three songs. A wide variety of high-quality costumes is also available to match different occasions. If requested, a meet and mingle time with guests can be arranged.

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Iris' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Michelle C
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Iris was amazing during our mother’s funeral reception. She has this sultry soothing voice and sung the songs we requested beautifully. Highly recommended. Again, Thank you Iris!

From other customers:

Christie S
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in London E1
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5 out of 5

Me and my friends had seen Iris perform before, so we expected nothing less than the amazing atmosphere she created for our friend’s birthday party! Arrived on time, was very friendly and communicated in an excellent manner before and during our event. We also had a fun sing-along as my friend loves singing, so it was a very special moment. Thank you and can’t wait to have you back!

Nathaniel M
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in London SE6
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5 out of 5

I booked Iris for my sister's 18th - she loves vintage PMJ style, so Iris' act was perfect for the occasion. She arrived on time, was very professional and bubbly and we had a great time! Her selection of tunes matched the theme of the party, and our guests had an amazing experience. Thank you again!

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Iris' Song list

Life is a Cabaret
Maybe this time
My heart belongs to daddy
Big bad handsome man
Whatever Lola wants
Minnie the Moocher
Too darn hot
Put the blame on Mame
Bring on the men
All that jazz
Lady is a tramp
Cry me a river
You'd be so nice to come home to
I’ve got you under my skin
Welcome to Burlesque
I am a good girl
It don't mean a thing
Why don't you do it right
Amado mio
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Love for sale
New York New York
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Tainted love (lounge style)
Body and Soul - Am
Cry me a river - Gm
Funny Valentine – Gm (Bb)
I fall in love too easily - A
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
Dream a little dream of me
Let’s fall in love
Meaning of the blues
The peacocks (A timeless place) -
Someone to watch over me
Angel eyes
Someday my prince will come
Love for sale
Autumn leaves
Why don’t you do it right
Fly me to the moon
All of me
Night and Day
Nature boy
I've got you under my skin
All the things you are
Lady is a tramp
Lullaby of Birdland
Honeysuckle rose
I love Paris
You’d be so nice to come home to - Εm
I got rhythm
Cheek to cheek
Take the “A” train – D
Devil may care - Cm
It don’t mean a thing - Dm
Softly, as in a morning sunrise
Chega de Saudade – D
Manha de carnaval - Fm
Girl from Ipanema - G
Desafinado - D
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
All the single ladies - Beyonce
Bad romance - Lady Gaga
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Happy Pharrell Williams
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
Rolling In The Deep Adele
She Will Be Loved Maroon 5
Shut Up and Dance With Me Walk the Moon
Stitched Up John Mayer
Sugar Maroon 5
Umbrella by Rihanna
Rehab by Amy Winehouse
Valerie by Amy Winehouse
You know I'm no good by Amy Winehouse
Chasing pavements by Adele
Easy on me by Adele
The Shape of You Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
This Love Maroon 5
Treasure Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Aint nobody Chaka Khan
Blame It On The Boogie by Jackson 5
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
I feel good James Brown
If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Price Tag by Jessie J
Proud Mary by Tina Turner
Someone Like You by Adele
Crazy in love by Beyonce
Halo by Beyonce
Rihanna - We Found Love
Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder
Superstition by Stevie Wonder
Classic 60s / Rock 'n roll
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Bill Hayley - Rock Around The Clock
Chubby Checker - Lets Twist Again
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
Elvis - Jailhouse Rock
Elvis - Suspicious Minds
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher
James Brown - I Feel Good
Otis Reading - Hard To Handle
Ray Charles - Shake A Tail Feather
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Beatles - 8 Days A Week
The Beatles - A Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles - Help
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Contours - Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Mavericks - Dance The Night Away
The Monkeys - Day Dream Believer
The Monkeys - I'm A Believer
The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally
A little less conversation by Elvis
One way or another - Blondie
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
5 -10- 15 hours
Down in Mexico - The coasters
Something's got to hold on me
Rocking around the Christmas tree
Santa baby
Jingle bells Rock
Santa clause is coming to town
Christmas song
White Christmas
Let it snow

Iris' 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£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Recording session
A 4hrs recording session of a song/ voice over. Track and score required in advance, if available.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Bachelorette party
45mins of performance and a 30 mins fun burlesque class!


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The character that comes out during a performance, that "mysterious and sizzling woman with the big voice" as quoted from a client!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hotel de Paris at Monte-Carlo Monaco, Faust Bar - Theater in Athens, Rethymno Days Jazz Festival, 4 Seasons Bar, Praxis Bar ,P_public festival, Skala Bar (Palaiochora) Thalassa Cafebar (Palaiochora) SAVVY Bar Restaurant (Agia Marina) Raquiri Bar (Gerani) Garten Bar (Kalyviani) and numerous others for weddings and private parties!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love Liza Minelli to the bone, Marylin Monroe, Rita Hayworth and so many other divas of the golden era!

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

Definitely Hotel de Paris at Monaco.

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 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 £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30 minutes to 1hr 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?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am 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, we supply the PA for an event up to 80 people.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Latin jazz, Pop, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Dancer, Singing teaching, Ableton Live
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