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Classic and contemporary jazz, blues, latin, swing and soul - set the perfect mood for dinner and cocktails before you dance the night away!
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Kate Stevens is a professional singer based in Hampshire. She has performed for nearly two decades with a diverse range of musicians from acoustic duos and trios, event bands, 11 piece jazz bands, and theatre shows. She has been fortunate enough to play intimate dinner parties, music venues, festivals, theatres and concert halls in the UK and Europe. Kate's musical roots are based in rock and roll however in recent years she has developed her love and repertoire in blues and jazz. Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Caro Emerald, Imelda May, Susan Tedeschi, Beth Hart, and Storm Large are big inspirations and influences to her personal style of smooth, uncomplicated vocals. If you are looking to hire a singer for a private event, party, venue or wedding, Kate can provide music as a solo singer, acoustic duo, or a full band depending on your needs. Take a closer look through her repertoire and testimonials - if the LIVE LOUNGE sounds like the perfect accompaniment to your event get in touch for a chat to create the perfect bespoke atmosphere to your night.

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Laura S
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Isle of Wight
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5 out of 5

"We booked Kate for my daughter’s 30th birthday garden party at our house in August 2018 where she sang outside to 70 people from the veranda across the garden. We can honestly say that she delivered 150% to all of us (different age ranges) a thoroughly professional and delightful performance that made the evening. Totally reliable, punctual and an asset to anyone who books her for their event. 10 out of 10."

Karen P
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Derby
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5 out of 5

"Wow - Kate was awesome. Such a lovely person and fabulous voice! I hired her for my husband's 60th birthday party in our back garden and she was perfect for the event. She went with the flow of the party - background effect at the start when people were arriving and saying hello, to getting louder and more upbeat as the party livened up. Loads of people asked me where I booked her from and commented on how great she was. I would definitely book Kate again. Thank you Kate - you were a very valuable ingredient at the party that made the event a fantastic success." (10 / 10)

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LIVE's Song list

Intimate Private Events
Lover Man (Oh Where can You Be) - Billie Holiday
Fool That I Am - Etta James
I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone
Crazy - Patsy Klein
Hand In My Pocket - Alanis Morrissette
All I Wanna Do - Cheryl Crow
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Love Is A Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Wake Up Alone - Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
The Other Woman - Caro Emerald
He's A Tramp - Disney
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
All of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
All The Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Black Tears - Imelda May
Proud and Humble - Imelda May
Your Heart Is As Black As Night - Melody Gardot
Bang Bang (My baby shot me down) - Nancy Sinatra
Fever - Peggy Lee
Why Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee
Sympatique - Pink Martini
Autumn Leaves - Various
Comes Love - Various
Cry Me a River - Various
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Various
Everytime We Say Goodbye - Various
Fly Me To The Moon - Various
Georgia On My Mind - Various
Moon River - Various
My Favourite Things - Various
O Mio Babbino Caro - Various
Puttin' On The Ritz - Various
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Various
Summertime - Various
Tea For Two - Various
La Voglia La Pazzia - Ornella Vanoni
Amado Mio - Pink Martini
Una Notte A Napoli - Pink Martini
Besame Mucho - Various
Sway - Various
Count on Me - Bruno Mars
Toxic - PMJ
Dock of the Bay - Otis Reading
Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Before You Acuse Me - Eric Clapton
I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James
W-O-M-A-N - Etta James
Green Door - Shakin' Stevens
This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
Little by Little - Tedeschi Trucks Band
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morisette
A Night Like This - Caro Emerald
Dr. Wanna Do - Caro Emerald
Liquid Lunch - Caro Emerald
That Man - Caro Emerald
You Don't Love Me - Caro Emerald
That's Amore - Dean Martin
Volare - Dean Martin
The Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller
Big Bad Handsome Man - Imelda May
Inside Out - Imelda May
Jonny Got A Boom Boom - Imelda May
Tainted Love - Imelda May
Hit The Road Jack - Various
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - PMJ
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Ex's & Oh's - Elle King
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Dog Days Are Over - Florence & The Machine
Pencil Full of Lead - Paulo Nutini
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
I Feel Good - James Brown
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Love Letters - Elvis Presley
A Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James
All I Could Do Was Cry - Etta James
At Last - Etta James
Need Your Love So Bad - Fleetwood Mac
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
To Know Him Is To Love Him - Amy Winehouse
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Kentish Town Waltz - Imelda May
Meet You At The Moon - Imelda May
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Lovesong - Adele
To Make you Feel My Love - Adele
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
I'm Yours - Caro Emerald
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
All of Me - Jon Legend
Candy - Paulo Nutini
Last Request - Paulo Nutini
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
My Girl - The Temptations

LIVE's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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£187.50
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Piano/guitar duo
This includes 2 x 45min sets with live piano or guitar accompaniment - music can be tailored to suite the mood for either background atmosphere or a more upbeat party.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm often mistaken for a CD playing in the background! I take great care to set the right tone, especially for more intimate events like dinner parties where your guests want to be entertained but still have a good chat! That and getting everyone up and dancing when it's more of a party!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in a variety of venues from local music venues, Arts Centres and Theatres across the UK. In 2024 I've been lucky enough to perform in some beautiful concert halls and arenas in Europe. I always enjoy performing at client's private events though as you really get to connect with your audience and make the day extra special!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love classic artists like Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Edith Piaffe. Like many singers growing up Amy Winehouse had a huge impact in bringing the jazz genre to a new generation and since then I've been inspired by Caro Emerald, Imelda May and Susan Tedeschi in particular.

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

I've been lucky to perform with the UK's leading Adele tribute touring show across theatres in the UK - however playing in Tallin to a 1,600 strong crowd this year, and Kaunas to 6,000 people at an outdoor festival will always be special!

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

Most events are liable to change a little on the day, this is especially true of weddings in particular. I'll be as flexible as possible to ensure your event runs smoothly and you get the performance you deserve - if things change just let me know so we can adjust accordingly.

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

Absolutely - once the initial PA set up is complete I play an iPod playlist suitable to my style as standard, unless your venue already has background music. Playlist music is also provided between sets to keep you and your guests entertained.

How much time do you need to set up?

For solo performer bookings I usually set up about 30 to 45mins before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I 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?

Absolutely. The sets I put together a typically crafted based on years of experience of knowing what works for different types of events - so the initial set will always be designed to provide the atmosphere you want. However if there are particular favourites from my lists just let me know and I'll work them in the best place!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - everything I need to perform will be provided and is all fully insured. All I will need is access to a good power supply nearby - which I'll check with you in the consultations.

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 I'm happy to learn this with enough notice - just get in touch and we can chat it through.
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