Jazz duo

Journey Through Bohemia

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About Journey Through Bohemia

We take you on a journey through Bohemia with our eclectic blend of jazz, Latin, blues, gypsy & alternative covers.
Jazz duo
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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"Think Paco De Lucia meets Astrud Gilberto!" Leading this charming duo is singer-songwriter Kate Thomas who began her career in Italian Opera and has since travelled the world performing in many different languages and genres that include: jazz, latin & gypsy music. Back in 2014 Kate was the only solo artist to make it through to the Battle of the Bands final at the Boisdale, she has extensively toured in France and has had the pleasure of gracing stages at Glastonbury, Ronnie Scott's, The Bulls Head and the Green Note to name but few. Joining Kate to make up this duo is classically trained Jazz-Fusion-Flamenco guitarist Andres Miranda. Undeniably influenced by New Flamenco Guitarist Paco De Lucia Andres's playing style will stun you with incredible control, passion, duende and effortless creativity. And this is what they have been saying about them! "Promising to take the audience on “A Journey Through Bohemia”, as her culturally diversely influenced show is titled, Kate did not disappoint." - ARTHOUSE MUSIC "Delightful Show!" - BTL JAZZ "Sultry dame" - ALL ABOUT JAZZ "Where the energy of rock blends in with the intimacy of folk" - A&R FACTORY "Will make you want to watch Chocolat again." - FREQUENCY 21 This Duo perform regularly at the well established jazz, roots and world music venues in and around London and are regularly booked for music, art, culture events, private events and festivals in London and beyond. Notable live shows include; Acklam Village Market (Supporting The London Gypsy Orchestra), Grow, Arthouse Music, Escape Bar West "Fete Accompli" Music & Art Event, The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Green Note, BTL Jazz, BBC Radio London’s - Jumoke Fashola’s Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Halll (Headliners for their annual “Ones to Watch” - 2018), Fishery Wharf Jazz Festival, Toulouse Lautrec, Spice of Life, El Garito, Nightjar, The Boisdale (Finalists in the Battle of the Bands 2014), Ronnie Scott’s, The RARE Jazz Festival & are regularly booked for Flat50 Arts Management Events. "One of the most entertaining and engaging shows I have ever experienced ... Kate’s phenomenal charisma and encouragement of audience interaction created an electric atmosphere ... an exceptionally talented performer; the audience singing along, dancing and rewarding every song with rapturous appreciation ... such a superb talent" - ARTHOUSE MUSIC "Such a pleasure hosting this massive talent pool. Will be seeing again!" - ESCAPE BAR WEST Larger line-ups available - please get in touch (Percussion, Trumpet, Bass, Drums, Piano, Guitar)

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Originals, Covers, Acoustic, Pop, World music, Spanish music, Tango, Latin, French music, Flamenco, Cuban music, Bossa nova, Balkan, Italian music, Klezmer, Salsa
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Great American Songbook (Jazz standards)
Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, Gypsy
Blues
TV, Film & Musical
50's/60's
Alternative Pop
Other: RnB, Soul, Pop, Opera
Seasonal: Christmas Carols / Songs
(Please see below for a small sample of Repertoire)
LATIN
Besame Mucho (Bossa Nova)
Dance me to the end of Love (Tango)
Gypsy (Latin)
Quizas, Quizas, Quizás / Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (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)
While I Smoke a Cigar (Rumba Flamenca)
Entre Dos Aguas (New Flamenco)
Frenesi (Latin-Jazz)
El Raton (Salsa)
One Note Samba (Bossa Nova)
Corcovado (Bossa Nova)
Darwin's Evolution (New Flamenco)
Fascinante Aroma Del Mar (Rumba Flamenca)
St Louis Blues (Tango)
GYPSY
Djelem Djelem (Gypsy - Anthem)
Ederlezi (Gypsy - Anthem)
Bella Ciao (Gypsy - Anthem)
Chaje Shukarije (Gypsy - Anthem)
The Kiss (Gypsy-Jazz)
I Love Paris (Gypsy Jazz)
JAZZ
All Of Me (Swing)
Lullaby of Birdland (Swing)
Moondance (Swing)
Witchcraft (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)
Summertime (Jazz-Ballad)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (Swing)
Feeling Good (Swing)
Good Morning Heartache (Jazz-Ballad)
Senseless (Jazz-Ballad)
Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered (Jazz-Ballad)
Dream a Little Dream (Jazz-Ballad)
Autumn Leaves (Les Feuilles Mortes) (Swing)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (Swing)
Buried Treasure (Jazz-Ballad)
BLUES
Careless Love
Stormy Monday
Hound Dog
I want a Little Sugar in my Bowl
Nobody Knows you
Ginger Beer
Black Coffee
Centrepiece
Got No Soul
LATIN - POP
Hasta Mañana
Chan Chan
Mas Que Nada
The Look of Love
Spooky
Havana
Female of the Species
La Isla Bonita
I Put a Spell on You
Fever
POP
Babooshka
Creep
Back to Black
Valerie
TV/MUSICALS
Moon river
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Smile
Do Right
Put the Blame on Mame
All That Jazz
50’s/60’s
Will you Still Love me Tomorrow
Stupid Cupid
End of the World
RNB/SOUL
Georgia on my Mind
Feeling Good
Sitting on the Dock of The Bay
Ain’t No Sunshine
Rescue Me
Stand By Me
Natural Woman
At Last
Hit The Road Jack
OTHER
Mon Dieu
Djelem Djelem
O Sole Mio
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals & Guitar and Guitar but we can also build up the band to include: Percussion, Drums, Bass, Trumpet, Guitar, Piano. Just select your instruments and we will accommodate!

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?

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 songs 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!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests 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 eclectic journey and accessibility. We have the ability to make you both laugh and cry! We can step forward and really entertain with lots of audience interaction but we are also happy to play in the background. Above all else we are very down to earth, friendly and charming.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

If you want Jazz-Latin-Gypsy-Fusion vibes we will be there! The Nightjar, Fishery Wharf Jazz Festival, The Bulls Head Jazz Club, 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 ...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Pink Martini, Paco Lucia, Astrud Gilberto, Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy, Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra, Oscar D'Leon, Ella Fitzgerald, Esma Redzepova, Edith Piaf, Bessie Smith, Amy Winehouse, Madeline Peyroux, Kate Bush, Santana, Buena Vista Social Club, Cesaria Evora, Goran Bregovic, Gregory Porter

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

Our recent gigs at: Fishery Wharf Jazz Festival, The Bulls Head Jazz Club, Green Note & Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£420
Up to 3 hours£520
Available services
Compère / Master of Ceremonies
+£100

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Paul J, 1 year ago

Kate Thomas's duo always put on a great show! Performing a range of genres from Gypsy, blues & folk to Latin, jazz & pop. Always entertaining, you won’t be disappointed! - FLAT50 Arts Management

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Benedict G, 1 year ago

"Phenomenal!" Full review can be found at: www.arthousemusic.com/blog/gig-review-kate-thomas-el-garito

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