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Kind of Blur

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About Kind of Blur

Your favourite songs, given the cool-jazz treatment. Expect heaps of fun and sophistication, from a brilliantly talented band.
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Brit-pop meets bebop in creative mashups of familiar tunes, all re-cast in the style of the best-selling jazz album ever - Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue. Setlists can include songs from Blur to Kylie Minogue via Chumbawamba and The Eurythmics. With the occasional Disney tune thrown in for good measure, the talented quintet takes each song on a journey into A Whole New World.

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Thulsi C
9 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Welwyn
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5 out of 5

It was truly a treat watching this very clever, refreshing & innovative band. Their jazzy renditions of a mix of various pop & movie classics (& one classical piece) were executed with incredible charm & a believable authenticity. Wonderfully surprised as to how pleasantly uncontrived they delivered their interpretations. I'm greatly looking forward to future additions to their repertoire!

Roger B
9 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Welwyn
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5 out of 5

This group's music is cleverly arranged and beautifully presented. Their recent performance at the Barn theatre in Welwyn Garden City was captivating with subtle arrangements using occasional horns, sensitive vocals and a level of professionalism that others strive to achieve. This quintet is ahead of the game and an act not to miss.

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Kind of Blur's Song list

Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Sweet Dreams
Tainted Love
When She Loved Me
Song 2
Get Lucky
Love It When You Call
Fast Car
Hey Ya!
Walking in the air
Merry Xmas Everybody
Mistletoe and Wine
Stop the Cavalry
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
St. Tannenbaum
The Little Drummer Boy
Three Kings? So What!
A Child Is Born
Last Christmas
Carol of the Bells

Kind of Blur's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1625
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£2125
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We think they love the combination of sophistication and surprise. The sheer joy we get from performing our jazzy arrangements is just infectious.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As a band, we've played mostly music clubs in Hertfordshire and functions in London so far. But between us the members of the band have played everywhere from the O2 to The Albert Hall, and internationally as well.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I guess Scott Bradlee is the most obvious one, but our style is a bit different. The tunes come from the pop charts of the last 40 years - Kylie, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Pharell Williams and so on. But the style is firmly rooted in the cool jazz of the lates 50s and 60s, and in particular the best selling jazz album of all time - Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.

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

We did quite a swanky corporate bash in central London last Christmas. But I think we can also bask in the reflected glory of one of our singers who regularly sings to audiences of thousands all over the world. We're lucky to have her.

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We'll do our best to secure the singers in our showreel. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can add a non-playing singer for extra presentational impact.

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. 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 learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. 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 and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Because of the detailed and unique arrangements the band performs, we can't really take on requests, apart from jazz standards, which we're happy to perform. Just let us know in plenty of time and we'll do what we can.
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