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Jessica Stevens is a talented singer and born entertainer, whose passion for music is infectious and an absolute joy to watch.
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Jessica Stevens is a talented singer and born entertainer, having performed covers for years both as a solo artist and also in several bands. This versatile vocalist continually delights listeners throughout the UK at various events such as weddings, parties, pub/club live music nights and corporate events.   Jessica never fails to connect with her audience, bringing charm and humour into her performances by engaging her guests and finding out what they like - most importantly, she delivers it.  If you want to ensure your event is a night to remember, you're in the right place.  With her Soul and Motown tribute, ‘Diva Stevens LEGENDS’, Jess takes you on a journey through this classic era with her rich, soulful vocals, and mesmerising performances. She flawlessly belts out hit after classic hit, paying homage to all the Soul greats such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Al green, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Bill Withers and The Temptations, to name but a few. Jess has also enjoyed some success in the UK Soul chart alongside her father, UK Soul singer Keni Stevens, having co-written and recorded backing vocals on his latest album 'Out of The Blue'.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Motown, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Pop, Covers, Disco
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer
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Song list

At Last - Etta James
Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
Nothing Can Change This Love - Sam Cooke
Twisting' The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha - Sam Cooke
Cupid - Sam Cooke
Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
My Girl - The Temptations
Get Ready - The Temptations
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Jimmy Mack - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Heatwave - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Babylove - Diana Ross and The Supremes
Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross and The Supremes
Stop! In The Name of Love - Diana Ross and The Supremes
My Guy - Mary Wells
What Becomes of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye
This Old Heart of Mine - Isley Brothers
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
I Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Tears of A Clown - Smokey Robinson
Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
Please Mr Postman - The Marvellettes
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
Finally - CeCe Peniston
You Keep Me Hanging' On - Diana Ross and The Supremes
Blame It On The Boogie - Jacksons
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Thinkin' Of You - Sister Sledge
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
A Night To Remember - Shalamar
Upside Down - Diana Ross
I'm Comin' Out - Diana Ross
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Young Hearts - Candi Staton
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Love Train - The O'Jays
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
December '63 - Frankie Valli
One Love - Bob Marley
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
No No No (You Don't Love Me) - Dawn Penn
Sweat - Inner Circle
Homely Girl - UB40
Cherry Oh Baby - UB40
Rude - Magic
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Nutbsuh City Limits - Tina Turner
I'm Alive - Celine Dion
Hero - Mariah Carey
The Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
Saving All My Love - Whitney Houston
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
I Don't Care - Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
Giant - Rag 'n' Bone Man
Reggaeton Lento - CNCO ft Little Mix
We Found Love - Rihanna
Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne
Forget You - Cee-Lo Green
She Said - Plan B
Faith - George Michael
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Treasure - Bruno Mars
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Happy - Daft Punk
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Movin' On Up - M People
One Night in Heaven - M People
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Missing - Everything But The Girl
All That She Wants - Ace of Base
As Long As You Love Me - Backstreet Boys
Rivers of Babylon - Boney M
Attention - Charlie Puth
Feel It Still - Portugal. The Man
Back To Life - Soul II Soul
Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to be flexible where possible, so if timings change in the run-up to the event please just let me know as soon as you can. If you need me to stay on longer, I charge £50 per half hour but can provide up to two extra 45 minute sets to suit.

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

Absolutely. In fact, backing music between sets is included in the price of your package. I also offer an additional disco package with DJ booth and lighting - please see the add-on section of my encore profile.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a standard show, I will need 15-20 minutes to set up my PA system. To allow for warming up and dressing, I usually aim to arrive 45 minutes - 1 hour before start time unless otherwise discussed. For the disco add-on, I will need an extra half hour. Once the system is set up, I can play backing music to set the tone for the evening.

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

My set list is not set in stone, and I use my wealth of experience to decide what will best suit the audience. However, I am happy to talk through your requests to find out what works best to make your event a success.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring a full PA system for standard shows, and DJ booth and lighting for the disco add-on.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't already in my set list, there's still a chance I already have it or at least know it. If not, I am happy to learn a song if possible, and if I can find a suitable backing track, at a price of £10 per song to allow for rehearsal and download costs. If I can't do that, I should be able to play the original for you at no extra cost.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People always say that they love my energy. I love to perform, it's my full-time occupation, and I always give 100% when on stage. If I'm singing a ballad, I might get lost in the emotion of the moment and pour my heart out through my song. When I'm singing a powerful, up-tempo number I might get dance so enthusiastically that I almost topple over!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed at hundreds of venues in my ten plus years of singing professionally, both as a solo artist and with several function bands. I love the energy of singing with a band, and interacting with the musicians to create great new things, but I also love my solo performances as it gives me a chance to give a really unique and exciting set.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My first musical influences of course came from my parents, so I'm a huge Sam Cooke fan and I love all the old classic Motown tracks that my mum used to play. I am a huge Mariah Carey fan and she is the reason I started singing, but I also have a soft spot for the classic divas like Whitney Houston and Celine Dion.

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

I sang alongside my father Keni Stevens at CampSoul Festival a few years ago, where we performed a few tracks from his latest album 'Out of The Blue' on which we had worked together on several songs. I loved singing original material, it was a really great feeling to sing to my dad's fans and I can't wait to start performing my own original material soon!

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Show and Disco
2 45 minute vocal sets and two hours disco, pop hits and general crowd pleasers to suit the event. Timings to be arranged at your convenience. DJ booth and lighting included.
£400
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Motown Tribute
+£80

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Joanne B, 8 months ago

Amazing will definitely recommend Jess and Encore will yes again

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Julie W, 11 months ago

Amazing! It was our customers Christmas party and everyone enjoyed it.

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Jamie R, 1 year ago

Wasn't looking forward to the live music as the last few singers were really boring - I'm so glad we ended up coming down! Jess is AMAZING, when is she coming back??

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Paul M, 1 year ago

absolutely brilliant night over The Masons tonight 😍 Jess Stevens blasting out her soul vibes. So special even Dai liked it xxxxxxx Honestly, Jess is pretty special

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