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Josie Florence has sung and played at Weddings, parties and corporate gigs professionally in the UK and internationally for over 10 years.
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My name is Josie Florence and I am singer living in Buckinghamshire that has played at Weddings and Events in the UK and internationally for over 10 years. I provide entertainment as a solo artist accompanying myself on Guitar and Keyboards, also Ukelele on request. I have also performed on TV for the BBC and The X Factor as a pianist accompanying the singers. I moved to London after getting my degree in Jazz studies (BA Hons) from Leeds College of Music. I quickly went onto performing for many in demand bands in London covering a variety of genres. I also worked and continue to work with songwriters and high profile Jazz Musicians. I currently have an album out called 'Nightingale' with my band and have performed at Glastonbury, Boardmasters and many Jazz venues including 'Ronnie Scotts' and 'The 606' in London. As a solo act and also singer with many other bands I have performed at Venues including, The Dorchester, Savoy, Park Lane, Grosvenor House to name a few. I have performed internationally including Singapore, Spain, France and Italy - I love to sing overseas. I have performed for clients including, Porsche, DeBeers, Agile Media to name a few. I have a Wedding and events band called 'Josie and The Dukes' that I also run across the UK and again abroad. The band have all played for top 40 artists and have recorded for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Gabrielle, Tom Jones, Olly Murs and many other artists. We specialise in Funk, Jazz, soul, Motown and Pop. My solo repertoire covers genres including, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Motown, Indie and Funk. I often play at events, wedding ceremonies, receptions and can provide a DJ service for the evening. I have also held many residencies as a Singing pianist including The Mayfair Hotel, Boisdale and Park Plaza in Victoria. I am a versatile and hard working professional singer, pianist and guitarist and love to entertain at any event. I have performed since a young age and love nothing more than performing at events.

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Karaoke, Motown, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Soul, R&B, Disco, Funk, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Singing teaching
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Song list

Josie Florence Solo Song List 2017
American Boy – Estelle
American Pie – Don Mclean
At Last – Etta James
Always a woman to me – Billy Joel
All about that bass – Meghan Trainer
Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
Boom Clap
Catch and Release – Matt Simons
Can’t buy me love – The Beatles
Dancing Queen – Abba
Don't Stop the music – Rihanna
Don’t know why – Norah Jones
Dream a little dream of me – Mamas and Papas
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Be my baby – The Ronnettes
Blame it on me - George Ezra
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Diamonds – Rihanna
Faith – George Michael
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Fever – Peggy Lee
Firestone - Kygo
Toxic - Britney Spears
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Help from my friends – The Beatles
Higher and higher (Jackie Wilson)
Hit the road jack – Ray Charles
Hotel California – The Eagles
How deep is your love – Calvin Harris
Just like a star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
No Diggity – Blackstreet
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Little things – One Direction
Love yourself – Justin Beiber
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My girl - Temptations
Make you feel my love – Adele
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Dance with me tonight – Olly Murs
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Don't look back in anger – Oasis
Lean on me – Bill Withers
Perfect Strangers – JP Cooper
Pricetag – Jessie J
Put your records on – Corinne Bailey Rae
Smile - Lily Allen
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Sunday Morning – Maroon 5
Stand by me – Ben E King
Sweet child of mine
Raging – Kygo and Kodaline
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Riptide - Vance Joy
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Aint no sunshine - Bill withers
Aint nobody - Chaka Khan
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Wake me up - Avicii
Crazy - Knarles Barkley
Kiss me – Sixpence non the richer
Save Tonight – Eagle Eyed Cherry
Sitting on the dock of the bay – Otis Reading
Stuck in the middle with you – Steelers Wheel
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Diamonds - Rihanna
Hold on we're going home – Drake
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Let it go - James Bay
Lets stay together – Al Green
Mercy – Duffy
Hold back the river - James Bay
Get Ready - Temptations
Lets stay together - Al Green
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium - Sia
Time after time - Cyndi Lauper
Times like these – Foo Fighters
Too Close - Alex Clare
Turn me on – Norah Jones
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
It must be love – Madness
Skinny love – Bon Iver
Brown Sugar - Rolling stones
Can't buy me love - The Beatles
Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel
I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
These are the days - Jamie Cullum
All of me - John Legend
XO - John Mayer/Beyonce
Crazy in love - Beyonce
You've got the love - Florence and the machine
You've got a friend - Carole King
Your song – Elton John
Valerie - Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
Latch - Sam Smith
La La La - Sam Smith/Disclosure
Lean on – Major Lazor
Lonely Boy – Black Keys
Yellow - Coldplay
American Boy - Estelle/Kanye
Why don’t you do right?
Wonderwall - Oasis
Will you still love me tomorrow - Carole King
Times like these – Foo Fighters
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Uptown funk – Bruno Mars
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Jazz/Blues
- Aint That a Kick in The Head - Dean Martin
- Almost Like Being In Love
- At Last – Etta James
- Autumn Leaves
- Baby Just Cares For Me
- Beautiful Love - Bill Evans
- Bewitched
- Bye Bye Blackbird
- Blame It On My Youth - Oscar Levant
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
- Caught a Touch of Your Love
- Cheek To Cheek
- Come Fly With Me-Frank Sinatra
- Come Away With Me-Norah Jones
- Cry Me A River
- Crazy Love-Van Morrison
- Devil May Care - Diana Krall
- Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
- Dream a little dream of me – Mama Cass
- Embraceable you
- Everything – Michael Buble
- Exactly Like You
- Fever-Peggy Lee
- Frontin’ - Jamie Cullum
- Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
- Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
- Hallelujah I love Him So
- Have You Met Miss Jones?
- Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
- Hold On I'm Coming - Sam And Dave
- How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
- I Get A Kick Out Of You
- I Got Rhythm
- I Just Want to Make Love To You-Etta James
- I Wish I Knew (how It Feels To Be Free) - Nina Simone
- I’d Like To - Corinne Bailey Rae
- It Don’t Mean A Thing (If You Ain'tt Got That Swing)
- It Could Happen To You
- Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
- I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
- Just Squeeze Me
- Lady Is A Tramp
- Let There Be Love
- Love Me Like A Man - Diana Krall
- Lover Man
- Love Being Here With You
- Mack The Knife
- Messin’ With Fire - Clare Teal
- Moondance - Van Morrison
- Moon River
- My Aphrodisiac Is You – Katie Melua
- My Funny Valentine
- Nature Boy
- Old Devil Moon
- Pennies From Heaven
- Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
- Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
- Song For My Father - Horace Silver
- Smile-Lily Allen
- Smile-Natalie Cole
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Summertime
- Sunny
- Stolen Moments - Oliver Nelson
- Sway-Michael Buble
- Sweet Home Chicago
- Temptation - Diana Krall
- That’s All
- The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
- The Nearness Of You - Hoagy Carmichael
- The Way You Look Tonight
- They Can’t Take That Away From Me
- The Very Thought Of You
- This Masquerade - George Benson
- Time After Time
- Too Close For Comfort-Jamie Cullum
- Too Darn Hot
- Turn Me On-Norah Jones
- Unforgettable
- What a Wonderful World
- Turn Me On-Norah Jones
- You And The Night And The Music - Arthur Schwartz
- You Don't Know What Love Is
- You've Changed
- You Send Me-Aretha Franklin
CHRISTMAS!
Jingle Bells
All I want for Christmas
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rocking around the Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas Everyone
Last Christmas
Santa Baby
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Rudolph the red nose reindeer
Customer questions

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

We/I 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 £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30 minutes for solo guitar/piano set then 1-1.5 hours for the band 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?

Yes, absolutely! For my solo set I bring my own instrument to play acoustically and for my band we all bring the PA, lights and band instruments.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

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Amy M, 3 years ago

Josie performed an acoustic set during our wedding arrival drinks in the garden area. She was absolutely amazing - her voice was great and she provided a great ambience during the afternoon. Josie performed with a smile on her face the whole time and chatted to the guests in between songs which was lovely. She provided all of her own PA equipment and transported it to the venue herself which was super helpful since we didn’t have any. Before the wedding, Josie sent us a list of all of the songs she sang (a very wide range) and we chose which songs we wanted her to sing. We would highly recommend Josie to anyone considering hiring a singer for their wedding or any event.

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Rachael W, 4 years ago

We were lucky enough to have Josie sing at our wedding in December 2016, and she was incredible. She played 'All I Want for Christmas' on the piano as I walked down the aisle and there wasn't a dry eye in the venue. I had so many guests come and ask me how we had managed to find such an amazing singer! Before the wedding she sang songs to the guests and during the reception a mixture of our favourite songs, Christmas classics and anything that guests requested. Josie has the most beautiful voice, as well as being sassy and gorgeous which meant that everyone was mesmerised. She made the entertainment aspect of our wedding so easy for me, she had loads of recommendations and was happy to include anything that I asked for, and if she did not have that song on her set list she would learn it. We couldn't have asked for more. If I can think of any reason to use her again I would absolutely love to. Thank you Josie, Rachael Wall

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