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About Joanna

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Chelmsford
Off West End nominee for best Female Performer. A West End performer with a top class cabaret act and party set.

JOANNA LEE Jo has played leading roles in many West End shows including Pepper in ANNIE at the Victoria Palace, Ensemble and Eponine in LES MISERABLES at the Palace, Sue in A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT at the Arts, Sarah in VIVA ESPANA at the Arts, THE ROYAL VARIETY SHOW at the Coliseum and the LES MISERABLES concert at the Albert Hall. On National Tour, she’s played Mavis in HOT STUFF, Columbia in ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Miss Glow-worm in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Ruby in ROCK HARD and Jeanie in HAIR. Other major productions include OLIVER, DIVA FEVER, ABIGAIL’S PARTY, GREASE, THE BEGGARS OPERA, THE ADVENTURES OF MR. TOAD, LUST, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, THE PROVOK’D WIFE, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW and 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD. On TV and film, she can be seen in STRANGE BUT TRUE, THE BILL, KEEPING MUM, GOLDENEYE, JOINT ACCOUNT and REVOLUTION. Jo has now branched out into the cabaret world. She was a founder member of the successful cabaret acts THE CORSETTES and GIRLS WHO WEAR GLASSES and was proud to perform her one woman show at Pizza on the Park, the Millfield Theatre and Greenwich Theatre. Having also appeared in THE SPIRIT OF THE MUSICALS, 20th CENTURY MUSICALS, PUTTING ON THE RITZ, WEST END TO BROADWAY and regularly at the Theatre Royal Lincoln in SHOWSTOPPERS, Jo was inspired to form her own duo, DROP DEAD DIVAS, who specialise in musical theatre songs. Jo has also done 3 national tours with Alvin Stardust in Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, and is the lead vocalist in the popular 60s band Ready Steady Go! Although having a background in musical theatre, her versatility brings a “bit of everything” to her solo gigs. You can expect to hear showtunes, pop, rock, soul, jazz , favourites from the 60s, 70s and 80s and popular standards. Everything performed with an edge of theatricality! Recent clients and venues include: Saudi Billionaires Walid and Christina Jusffali – Private Party Pizza on the Park – Knightsbridge – One Woman Show Girton Golf Club – Cambridge – Cabaret dinner and dance Jardine’s Bistro – Wivenhoe – Themed 1920s and 1930s evenings The Duck – Newney Green – New Years Eve for 4 years Lincoln Castle – Big band swing event Mallory Court Hotel – Cabaret, dinner and dance Greenwich Theatre – One Woman Show Millfield Theatre – One Woman Show Crondon Park Golf Club – Chelmsford – Wedding entertainment Marconi Club – Chelmsford – Charity Ball Waltham Forest Council – Outdoor Summer and Christmas events Essex on Tour – Cabaret Show in many venues around Essex Inntel Ltd -Lord’s Cricket Ground – Annual Ball Bungay Castle – Cabaret Show Ellesborough Golf Club – Cabaret, dinner and dance Greenwoods Hotel – Stock – Private Party Bongow – Kelvedon Hatch – Private Party Ivy Hill Hotel – Margaretting – Private Party Regents Park Barracks – Annual ball Hylands House – Chelmsford – Private Party Stock Common – WW1 Commemoration day Colchester Arts Theatre – Tarantino Evenng Napps Pharmaceuticals – Annual Ball Zenz Restaurant – Christmas party Walthamstow Theatre – Christmas Cabaret Show BG Children’s Christmas Party Chingford Assembly Halls – Senior Citizens’s Christmas Cabaret Botley Farmhouse – New Year’s Eve Dyke Golf Club – Christmas Party Hutton Masonic Lodge – Ladies Night Hadleigh Masonic Lodge – Ladies Night Seaton Masonic Lodge – Ladies Night Westcliff Casino – Vegas Night Old Chelmsfordians – Charity Event Guild Hall Thaxted – Private Party Braintree Conservative Club – Private Party Crabtrees Bar – Musical Theatre Night The Secret Garden – Chelmsford – Cabaret/jazz night New London Theatre – National Cats Convention …and many more private functions, weddings, concerts and theatre events. With a background in Musical Theatre playing leading roles in the West End and nationally in productions such as Les Miserables, Oliver, Annie, Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Hot Stuff, Hair and A Slice of Saturday Night, Joanna has now moved into the world of entertainment and has a vast amount of experience performing her one woman Cabaret Show at events and venues such as Golf Clubs, Ladies Nights, Hotels, Weddings, Private Parties, Corporate Events, Care Homes and Charity Balls. With a repertoire that spans Musical Theatre, jazz, swing, WW2. Motown, 70s/80s, Soul, Rock and Pop her shows promise to provide scintillating West End style entertainment for all ages. Including a lot of audience participation, everything is performed in a fun, informal manner but with jaw dropping "'sock it to 'em" professional style. Not only can she offer a sassy, old fashioned cabaret act but also a floor filling disco set.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Cabaret, Swing, Jazz, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Pop, Vintage, Motown, Covers, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Singing teaching, Musical comedy, Actor
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Song list

REPERTOIRE
JAZZ, SWING AND OLDIES
At Last
Fever
I just want to make love to you
Cheek to Cheek
That Ole Devil Called Love
That’s Amore
Mad about the Boy
Get Happy
Ain’t Misbehaving
I Only Have Eyes for you
Don’t’ Know Why
Spooky
Making Whoopee
Paper Moon
Putting on the Ritz
Smile
Cry Me a River
Anything Goes
Bewitched
My Funny Valentine
My Man
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
I Can’t give you anything but love
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Moondance
Lullaby of Broadway
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend
Sway
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
When October Goes
Sunny Side of the Street
Minnie The Moocher
Taking a Chance on Love
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Judy Garland Medley
George Gershwin Medley
Everybody Wants to be a Cat
King of the Swingers
He’s a Tramp
Bare Necessities
The Man I Love
Dream a Little Dream of Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
New York New York
Let There Be Love
Every Time We Say Goodbye
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
King of the Swingers
We’ll meet again
White Cliffs of Dover
Long way to Tipperary
Whatever will be will be
BALLADS
Thinking Out Loud
Get Here
Make You Feel My Love
Move Closer
Time After Time
Nobody Does it Better
Natural Woman
Crazy
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
You’re My World
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Evergreen
Fields of Gold
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
Your Song (Ellie Goulding)
Close To You
I Can’t Make You Love Me
The Greatest Love of all
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow
Where the boys are
Somewhere Only We Know
The Man That Got Away
When I Fall in love
Hallelujah
Chasing Pavements
Someone Like You
Skyfall
Diamonds are Forever
I’ll be there
Eternal Flame
Empire State of Mind
You’ve got a friend
MUSICAL THEATRE
All that Jazz
Cabaret
Maybe This Time
On My Own
I Dreamed a Dream
Memory
If They Could See Me Now
Don’t Rain on my Parade
Everything’s Coming Up Roses
The Winner Takes It all
Mamma Mia
Abba Medley
I’m Just a girl who Cain’t Say No
Somebody to Love
There Are Worse Things I Could Do
Hopelessly Devoted to You
Fame
Waterloo
Don’t’ Cry For Me Argentina
What I did for Love
I don’t know how to love him
I could have danced all night
Wouldn’t it be Luverly
Broadway Baby
I Know Him So Well
Defying Gravity
Tomorrow
Send in the Clowns
You’re the one that I want
The Time Warp
Oliver Medley
Hey Big Spender
Razzle Dazzle
Can’t Help Loving Dat Man
Macavity
One
One Night Only
Somewhere that’s Green
Take That Look off your face
Tell Me on a Sunday
Unexpected Song
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Circle of Life
When You’re Good to Mama
We are the Champions
Luck Be a Lady
Let it Go
Supercalafragilistic
Edelweiss
Part of Your World
My Favourite Things
And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going
As Long As He Needs Me
Any Dream Will Do
There’s no business like show business
Another Hundred People
Time heals everything
Not While I’m around
Me and My Girl medley
Hello Dolly
Sunrise Sunset
Matchmaker
Nothing
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
MID/UP TEMPO
Say a Little Prayer
Rolling in the Deep
Happy
Uptown Funk
I Will Survive
Walking on Sunshine
My Guy
Amarillo
It’s Raining Men
Dancing Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now
The Twist
The Locomotion
I Saw Her Standing There
Suddenly I See
Walk on By
I Feel the Earth Move
Build Me Up Buttercup
Downtown
I Feel Like a Woman
9 to 5
River Deep Mountain High
Respect
Think
Dancing in the Street
Son of a Preacher Man
I only wanna be with you
It’s in his Kiss
Money money money
Get Ready
Black is black
Valerie
Mercy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Shout
Reach for the Stars
Be My Little Baby
Thank you for the music
Let’s hear it for the boy
Reet Petite
Can’t take my eyes off of you
Proud Mary
That’ll be the day
It’s My Party
Stop in the name of love
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Can’t Hurry Love
Don’t Stop Believing
Band of Gold
Why do fools fall in love
Hard day’s night
Hey Jude
Edge of Glory
I’m in the mood for dancing
I Want You Back
We are the Champions
Flashdance
Something tells me
It might as well rain until September
I got the Music in Me
Waterloo
CHRISTMAS SONGS
I wish it could be Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
White Christmas
Santa Baby
The Man with the Bag
Winter Wonderland
Let it Snow
Cool Yule
Rocking Around the Xmas tree
Merry Christmas Everybody
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
All I want for Christmas is you
The Christmas Song
Last Christmas I gave you my heart
Frosty the snowman
Jingle Bells

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Jacqueline R, 1 year ago

Joanna was just perfect for my mums party. We had over 70 people attending of all ages and everyone thought Joanna was great and her repertoire is vast with a performance that is second to none. I would highly recommend Joanna for any event were you want a professional friendly performer.

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Private P, 4029 years ago

I have watched Joanna many times at different venues and have always thoroughly enjoyed her performance. Her voice is very powerful and sends shivers down your spine! Her performance is very classy and professional. Joanna is very good too at engaging with her audience and sings a lovely medley of songs. Dont hesitate to book her you will not be disappointed!

Private P, 4031 years ago

Jo is the fantastically talented singer who entertained us at my sister's 60th birthday party. The audience was a mixed group but Jo's repertoire has something for everyone. At one point I closed my eyes and could've sworn I was listening to Aretha Franklin! As well as having a voice that would grace any stage Jo also has the personality and ability to really get the party going- her enthusiasm is truly infectious and irresistible. If there was any justice Jo would be a superstar, and I cannot recommend her highly enough. (10 / 10) Terry Wilson

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