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Vocalist and band leader of the Kitty Whitelaw Band, singer of classic Jazz, Swing, Soul & modern Pop in a fun vintage style!

Vocalist and band Leader Kitty Whitelaw has been singing professionally for over a decade in Theatre, TV and Film. Originally from Scotland she has sung in London, Paris, Berlin and Singapore. Her music has also been played on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6. Kitty and her band regularly perform around the UK for private birthday parties, corporate events and weddings. Most recent venues in London include Cafe de Paris, The Hippodrome Casino, EARTH Hackney, Union Chapel and above the Arts theatre in the Westend. Kitty sings Jazz, Swing, Soul, French Chanson and modern day pop classics in a vintage style (Post-Modern Jukebox). She can create bespoke setlists for clients that include song requests for a certain part of the event if arranged in advance. This option is very popular for weddings or special birthday parties! Please see examples of Setlists below... Depending on the type of event and taste of the client Kitty and her band can be hired as a Duo, Trio, Quartet, or Quintet. This can help create a more intimate afternoon cocktail party to a full on swing dancing party!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals
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Instruments:
Singer
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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:
Actor, Dancer, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser
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Song list

A preview of songs in the Kitty Whitelaw Band repertoire, full setlists on request!
*Classic Jazz & Swing*
Aint Misbehavin
All of Me
A Train
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Blue Skies
Blue Bossa
Blues in the Night
Button Up Your Overcoat
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek to Cheek
Fever
Fine Romance
Fine and Mellow
Fly Me To the Moon
Honey Suckle Rose
How High The Moon
How Do you Like Your Eggs in the Morning
I wont Dance
Ive Got Rhythm
Im Just a Lucky So & So
Its D' lovely
It Had To Be You
Ive Got You under My Skin
Just one of Those Things
Lets Do It
Lullaby of Birdland
Misty
Moondance
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Nice Work if you can get it
Night and Day
On Sunny Side of the Street
Paper Moon
Pennies From Heaven
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Putting On the Ritz
Stepping Out With My Baby
Stompin' the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Summertime
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sway
S’Wonderful
Them There Eyes
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
You Go To My Head
*Classic Pop Songs In a Fun Vintage Style*
Love Fool - The Cardigans
Sky Fall - Adele
Upside Down - Paloma Faith
Love On Top - Beyonce
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
The Look of Love - Burt Bacharach
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Aint No Sunshine When Shes Gone - Bill Withers
At Last - Etta James
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty springfield
I Put A Spell On You - Nina Simone
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Carole King
Take a Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
*French Songs*
Aime Moi
La Mer
J’attendrai
Je ne veux pas travailler
I Love Paris
*Latin-Jazz / Bossanova*
Blue Bossa
Close Your Eyes
Perhaps
The Girl From Ipanema
Wave
*Christmas Jazzy Setlist*
Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow
Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Frosty the Snowman
Baby Its Cold Outside
Customer questions

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

I can be very flexible. We have had events where we have had to change the order of songs to fit in a a special request because of things running late. We always try and make it work.

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

Yes I can play music on an ipod before and between our sets. We have a selection of playlists we can suggest.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive and set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up, I like to do a short soundcheck to make sure we provide the best possible sound. We can provide a free playlist on an ipod to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready before our live performance.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes of course. I want people to choose the music they love the most!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

A PA is included in the quote that I have used for most of our events. Unfortunately we cannot provide a PA suitable for a space larger than a capacity of 100 people, a stage or Lighting. In the past we have worked with venues to help clients find this if it is required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I offer two free song requests for special moments during the performance. In the past we have had song requests for the arrival of the birthday girl/boy, the birthday cake presentation, and of course wedding first dances, walking down the aisle etc. We plan timings before the event to make sure its played at the perfect time.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a really personal approach to our concerts and try to play music in a way that really suits the event. Clients in the past have commented positively on our attention to detail and creating a wonderful experience for their guests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Various Hotels for weddings Lauderdale House Cafe de Paris Hippodrome Casino Arts Theatre Bishops Gate Institute Union Chapel EARTH Hackney

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald Anita O'Day Sarah Vaughan Nina Simone

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

Union Chapel to 800 people!

Prices

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)£300
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550

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Diana Y, 10 months ago

Excellent! Kitty and Miguel helped make a special occasion even more special. Lovely voice and music, lovely people too. I cannot thank or praise them enough.

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Jasmine W, 1 year ago

Kitty was perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fabulous jazz singer!

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Julie R, 8 months ago

We were thrilled to have been able to secure The Kitty Whitelaw Trio for our wedding in October 2018. Kitty’s selection of songs perfectly suited the occasion and were delivered with assurance, warmth, and of course, lovely vocals. She and her band were a joy – and they looked stunning too!

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Anthony C, 2 years ago

I booked Kitty for the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mansion in 2016 and it was perfect for us. They were playing in a small bar both as a background for the atmosphere and with some audience in front. Beautiful voice, nice songs and simple set up.

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