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Kate Thomas & Los Maderos
"Black Coffee" (Music by Sonny Burke & lyrics by Paul Francis Webster)
"I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Jack Wolf & Joel Herron)
Kate Thomas can take you on a quite a journey with her eclectic blend of jazz, Latin, blues, Gypsy music, alternative & pop covers!
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Acoustic, World music, Balkan, Bossa nova, French music, Klezmer, Latin, Tango
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Actor, Perfect pitch
Great American Songbook (Jazz standards)
Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Gypsy
TV, Film & Musical
Other: RnB, Soul, Pop, Opera
Seasonal: Christmas Carols / Songs
(Please see below for a small sample of Repertoire)
Besame Mucho (Bossa Nova)
Dance me to the end of Love (Tango)
Quiza, Quiza, Quizá (Latin-Jazz)
Sway / Quien Sera (Latin-Jazz)
The Girl from Ipanema (Bossa Nova)
How Insensitive (Bossa Nova)
Eros (Bossa Nova)
Whatever Lola Wants (Bolero)
Donkey (Rumba Flamenca)
All Of Me (Swing)
Lullaby of Birdland (Swing)
Honeysuckle Rose (Swing)
I’m a Fool to Want you (Jazz-Ballad)
Stormy Weather (Jazz-Ballad)
Lover man (Jazz-Ballad)
Sophisticated Lady (Jazz-Ballad)
Cry me a River (Jazz-Ballad)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Swing)
Feeling Good (Swing)
Good Morning Heartache (Jazz-Ballad)
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Jazz-Ballad)
Dream a Little Dream (Jazz-Ballad)
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (Swing)
I Love Paris (Gypsy Jazz)
The Kiss (Gypsy Jazz)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (Swing)
Buried Treasure (Jazz-Ballad)
I want a Little Sugar in my Bowl
Nobody Knows you
St Louis Blues
Got No Soul
Dream a Little Dream of Me
The Look of Love
Will You still Love Me Tomorrow
Georgia on my Mind
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Female of the Species
La Isla Bonita
Back to Black
Ain't No Sunshine
The Girl from Ipanema
I Put a Spell on You
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
My Baby Just Cares For Me
You Can Leave Your Hat On
Hit the Road Jack
I Will Follow Him
It Don't Mean a Thing
Piece of my Heart
Shake it Off
Can't Stop the Feeling
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Put the Blame on Mame
All That Jazz
What I did for Love
This is Me
The Look of Love
Will you Still Love me Tomorrow
End of the World
Georgia on my Mind
Sitting on the Dock of The Bay
Ain’t No Sunshine
Stand By Me
Hit The Road Jack
Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler
O Sole Mio
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.
How much time do you need to set up?
Dependent on what set up you are booking acapella, backing tracks, guitar accompaniment or full band. In most cases 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. 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?
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.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The vocals, variety, accessibility, theatricality and the audience interaction!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
El Garito, Nightjar, Luna Lounge, Arthouse Music, The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Fishery Wharf Jazz Festival, Green Note, BTL Jazz, Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall, Toulouse Lautrec, Spice of Life, The Boisdale, Ronnie Scott’s, Half Moon Putney, Pizza Express, The RARE Jazz Festival and The Brentwood Festival on the bill with UB40.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Pink Martini, Astrud Gilberto, Eva Cassidy, Esma Redzepova, Edith Piaf, Bessie Smith, Amy Winehouse, Madeline Peyroux, Kate Bush, Cesaria Evora, Gregory Porter
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Most recent gigs at: Fishery Wharf Jazz Festival, The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Green Note & Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£188|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£375|
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