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Jody T is small in size but with her powerful, soulful vocals she sets the room on fire!
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Jody Tavender born Nov 1985. Comes from a loving musical family and has been inspired by them since she can remember. Jody joined Jakki Pond School of Performing Arts at the age of 3 and had a great dancing career there for 23 years. Jody's first big show was at The London Palladium at the age of 10 to raise money for the save our babies fund and since then has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Theatre Royal Dury Lane and Her Majesty's Theatre and the New Victoria Theatre Woking through ATA Productions. Jody has also performed in variety shows at Disneyland Paris through the Jakki Pond School of Performing Arts. Jody wasn't very academic at school and spent most of her break times dancing and practicing for her dancing exams. In Jody's last year at Secondary School Jody went on win the talent show singing "Get Here" by Oleta Adams which was chosen by her father Andy. Jody tried out several times with friends in previous years for the school talent show and never got anywhere. One of her teachers advised her to go solo and that is when Jody knew she had a talent. Jody achieved an A in Performing Arts and a B in drama for her GCSE'S. Jody then went to Brookland's College in Weybridge (where actor Martin Freeman attended) where Jody achieved a Distinction in her BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts and Distinction in her Musical Theatre Grades 4 and 6. From the age of 19 Jody performed as a guest in her Brother's band Shock Contender. Jody then decided it was time that she did her own thing and auditioned for her first covers band that had no family members involved! Jody got the job but the band lasted about a year but it gave Jody the confidence she needed to go onto bigger and better things! Jody met singing partner Matt in 2007 and joined his Blues Brothers Tribute as a guest Soul Singer. In 2009 Jody joined an ABBA tribute for One Stop Entertainments and toured Cyprus. When Jody returned Matt and Jody formed Harmanyvocalz where they provided karaokes and discos for various events. In 2010 Jody and Matt created their tribute show Meatdiva. Meatdiva is a cabaret comedy tribute show that pays homage to eccentric celebrities like Cher, Meatloaf, Freddie Mercury, Tina Turner and many more! Meatdiva made the semi finals of Britains Got Talent 2013 which can be found online. Meadiva is still going strong and also has an additional member Philip Green who they met through Britains Got Talent. Meatdiva have also performed at The Theatre Royal Dury Lane and Her Majesty's Theatre, British Airways Corporate Event and Woking Party in the Park. Meatdiva have raised money for various charities. Also in 2010 The Fabulous Funky Funks, Jody's 6 piece soul and disco band were formed and are still playing to this day. Jody originally formed The Funks with Jody's father who is now a retired professional musician. Jody wanted to keep the band going and The Funks are better than ever. Both the acts mean everything to Jody and she feels privileged to be part of them as she performs with talented musicians who are like family to her. The Funks have performed at Frimley Lodge Live, Coppid Beach Hotel Bracknell, The Crowne Plaza Reading, The Crown Hotel Chertsey, Clandon Festival, Jordan's On The Green Festival, Staines Festival and various weddings, birthday parties. Jody is a very versatile singer, she specializes in disco and soul but also loves to sing swing. Jody was inspired by her Grandad who sang and played drums in the army band. Jody's knowledge of "standards" is exceptional for someone her age and this shows in her set when she sings at Care Homes and Day Centres through Mac Entertainments. Jody also sings in a duo called "Collaborate" that specializes in Swing with best friend Liam. Liam (who is also a Michael Buble impersonator) fronts The Funks with Jody. There is no end to Jody's talents, Jody also performs in another duo called Jody T and Mickey B and they play genres from the 60's through to present. Mick is also the guitarist from The Funks. All acts that are mentioned above can all be found under the umbrella of Harmanyvocalz.org which is forever growing and also on Encore! Jody also performs in a solo show and is always looking for more challenging songs to add to her repertoire! Jody is currently working on a Lady Gaga tribute show that she can perform solo or with a full band! So watch this space!!

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
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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Disco, Funk, Karaoke, Soul, R&B, Motown, Covers, Pop rock, Rock, Funk rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician
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Song list

Soul/Motown/Disco:
I Wish -Stevie Wonder
Superstiton - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
For Your Love - Stevie Wonder
Partime Lover - Stevie Wonder
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Get Ready - The Temptations
Tears Of a Clown - Smokey Robinson
Heatwave - Martha Reeves
Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Never Loved a Man - Aretha Franklin
Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight
The Best Thing That Ever Happend To Me - Gladys Knight
My Imagination - Gladys Knight
Soulman - Blues Brothers
Hold on I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
Give Me Some Lovin - Blues Brothers
Son Of a Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
I Feel Good - James Brown
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
Never Too Much - Luthor Vandros
We Are Family- Sister Sledge
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Boogie Oogie Oogie- Taste Of Honey
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
What Cha Gonna Do For Me - Chaka Khan
Tell Me Something Good- Chaka Khan
Street Life - Randy Crawford
Le Freak - Chic
Everybody Dance - Chic
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Bad Girls - Donner Summer
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valley
Teardrops - Womac and Womac
That's The Way I Like It- KC and The Sunshine Band
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Eilman
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
25 Miles - Edwin Star
Ballard's:
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Empire State of Mind Broken Down (Alicia Keys)
Someone Like You - Adele
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford
Free - Denise Williams
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Right To Be Wrong - Joss Stone
Spoiled - Joss Stone
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
Hero - Mariah Carey
Power Of Love - Celine Dion
Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
Is That Alright -Lady Gaga
Get Here - Oleta Adams
How am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue - Crystle Gayle
Don't Know Why - Nora Jones
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
That's What Friend's Are For - Dionne Warrick
Wind Beneath My Wings- Bette Midler
Run - Leona Lewis
Pop/Rock:
Price Tag - Jessie J
Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
Sing It Back - Moloko
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Midnight at the Oasis - Brand New Heavies
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Telephone - Lady Gaga
You and I - Lady Gaga
Speechless- Lady Gaga
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Dirty Rich - Lady Gaga
Crazy - Knarles Barkley
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharell
Tell Me About It - Joss Stone
You Had Me - Joss Stone
Don't You Wanna Ride - Joss Stone
Fell In Love With a Boy - Joss Stone
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Teardrops - Joss Stone
Whilst Your Out Looking For Sugar - Joss Stone
You Got The Love - Joss Stone
Sunday Morning - Maroon Five
Stone Cold Sober - Paloma Faith
Suddenly I see- KT Tunstell
Johnny Got a Boom Boom - Amelda May
Tainted Love - Amelda May
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Black Velvet - Alannah Miles
Henodnisum - Skunk and Ansie
You Oughta Know - Allanis Morrisette
Ironic - Allanis Morrisette
Who Knew - Pink
Niave - The Kooks
Never Let You Down - Rita Ora
No Tomorrow - Orson
Piece Of My Heart - Beverley Knight
Don't Stop Believing - The Journey
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns and Roses
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Only The Good Die Young- Queen
Somebody To Love - Queen
The Show Must Go On - Queen
Too Much Love Will Kill You - Queen
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
River Deep - Tina Turner
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Walking On The Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm Know Good - Amy Winehouse
Not That Kind - Anastacia
If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
Stupid Cupid - Connie Francais
I Only Wanna Be With You - Dusty Springfield
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Holding Out For a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Swing/Jazz:
Lady Is a Tramp - Lady Gaga
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing - Lady Gaga
All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Orange Coloured Sky - Natalie Cole
LOVE - Natalie Cole
Old Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday
Get Happy - Judy Garland
Georgia On My Mind - Rene Olsted
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross
Cry Me a River - Michael Buble
I Just Wanna Make Love To You - Etta James
Musical Theatre/Theme Tunes:
Bye Bye Blackbird - Fosse
All That Jazz - Chicago
When Your Good To Mama- Chicago
Suddenly Seymour - Little Shop Of Horrors (duet)
Skid Row - Little Shop Of Horrors (duet)
Somewhere That's Green - Little Shop Of Horrors
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
License To Kill - Gladys Knight
On My Own - Les Mis
Fame - Fame
Flashdance - Flashdance
Cabaret - Cabaret
Don't Tell Mama - Cabaret
Maybe This Time - Cabaret
I Don't Know How To Love Him - Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Loves Me - The Bodyguard
What I Did For Love - Chorus Line
Nothing - Chorus Line
Only He - Starlight Express
Oom- Pa- Pa - Oliver!
As Long As He Needs Me - Oliver!
Home - The Wiz
Ease On Down The Road - The Wiz
Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News - The Wiz
Love You I do - Dreamgirls
There are Worse Things I Could Do - Grease
Hopelessly Devoted To You - Grease
This Is Me - Greatest Showman
Only The Good Die Young - We Will Rock You
Waterloo - Mama Mia
Mama Mia- Abba- Mama Mia
The Winner Takes It All- Mama Mia
Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie - Mama Mia
Honey Honey - Mama Mia
Money Money Money - Mama Mia
Thank You For The Music - Mama Mia
Chiquitita - Mama Mia
Dancing Queen - Mama Mia
Lay All Your Love - Mama Mia
Super Trouper - Mama Mia
Voulez Vous - Mama Mia
S.O.S - Mama Mia
Knowing Me Knowing You- Mama Mia
Does Your Mother Know- Mama Mia
Take A Chance On Me - Mama Mia
I Have A Dream - Mama Mia
Christmas Songs
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizard
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Martina Mcbride
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Step Into Christmas - Elton John
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Last Christmas - Wham
All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
The Christmas Song - Jessie J
Duets:
As - George Michael and Mary J Blige
Knew You Were Waiting - George Michael and Aretha Franklin
If I Told You That - George Michael and Whitney Houston
Solid - Ashford and Simpson
I just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson and Sidah Garret
Misery - Pink and Stephen Tyler
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - Mcfaddon and Whitehead
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us - Starship
A Whole New World - Celine Dion and Pebo Bryson
Beauty and the Beast Celine Dion and Pebo Bryson
When I Fall In Love - Clive Griffin and Celine Dion
All The Way - Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion
Baby That's What It Takes - Michael Buble and Sharon Jones
Quando Quando - Michael Buble and Nelly Furtardo
Last Night Of The World - Miss Siagon
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine- Michael Buble and Lura Pausini
Anything For Love - Meatloaf
Dead Ringer - Meatloaf and Cher
Paradise By The Dashboard Lights - Meatloaf
I'd Lie For You and That's the Truth - Meatloaf
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
Baby It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones and Keris Matthews
Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
You're The One That I Want - Grease
Summer Nights- Grease
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am a powerful, soulful, energetic performer and i feel that this energy is contagious. You then have a connection straight away with your audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been singing for 30 years with various groups, dance company's and solo. Venues include: Fountain Studios/ Thames TV The London Palladium Theatre Royal Dury Lane, London Her Majesty's Theatre, London The Royal Albert Hall, London Coppid Beach Hotel Jagz Ascot Frimley Lodge Live Festival Wokingham Festival Clandon Festival Staines Festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Aretha Franklin Joss Stone Beverley Knight Celine Dion Lady Gaga Michael Jackson Quincy Jones Stevie Wonder Jamiroquai

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

Britain's Got Talent Semi Final 2013 Various Performances through ATA Productions on The West End. Disneyland Paris British Airways Corporate Event Frimley Lodge Live Staines Festival Wokingham Festival The Jazz Cafe

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

“We always try our 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 us 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 £200 this includes a DJ Booth

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours 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?

“Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're 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?

"I bring my own P.A System and lighting which is all insured and P.A.T tested."

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

"I can learn up to three extra songs for your event. Depending on the time given i may be able to do more"

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)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£375
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£100
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£200
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

DJ set
+£250

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Mike J, 2 months ago

Jody T is an exceptional, talented soulful powerhouse, that will rock any party on any given day. She has such a distinctive voice and uses her experience to really entertain and get you on your feet. The Surrey Goddess made what first appeared to be a challenge for us, an absolute success. I truly could not have asked for more; she made my sister’s 50th B’day extremely special, great memories, Jody was the icing on the cake. She’s a dedicated, honest and thoughtful person, who goes above and beyond to deliver no matter the circumstances. I cannot praise her enough. Highly recommended

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Paul F, 2 years ago

Wow! What a party! The Fabulous Funky Funks were a new band to us in 2018 and have already established themselves as one of our favourites. The gig on the 6th of October was another brilliant night, with Jody belting out classic funk, soul and pop number, backed by amazing musicians who literally had people up dancing from the very first song, all the way through to the encores at the end of the night. Brilliant, brilliant band! FFF have always given their very best and we look forward to many more great Saturday night parties in the future! Thank you guys!

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Tracy E, 2 years ago

What and absolutely fantastic night! Great night, funny Lovely atmosphere Well done Meatdiva see you soon!

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