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Liz is an experienced singer with a deep, soulful voice described as "liquid gold". Whether it's jazz, soul or reggae, she's sure to please.
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Bradford
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LIZ OKI is vocalist who has worked within the entertainment industry for many years as a solo singer, fronting numerous bands, and as a "jingle" singer for TV and Radio. Whether it’s a corporate event, club function, wedding, pub or intimate party, she can offer an exciting mix of soul infused songs spanning 6 decades with classics especially tailored to suit any mood with a hint of jazz, pop and a drizzle of reggae. Her versatility and enthusiasm is obvious and is projected by her charismatic on-stage charm that captivates audiences at a local, national and international level. For a boundary pushing, rip roaring soul fest or mellow jazz, then look no further! After appearing on “The Voice UK 2014” Liz has had a lot of attention and between the two versions of her performance, she’s now heading towards 4 Million views on these two videos alone and this has resulted in giving her viewers and listeners a better insight to her talents and giving attention to her own songs, “I need to know” and “Thinkin’” and her own stamp on cover versions of the Bobby Goldsboro classic, “Summer the first time” which are available to buy on iTunes. Her distinct voice has been described as “liquid gold” and like a “lullaby” on her ballads yet “powerful” and “soulful” on the up-tempo songs. Will.i.am simply called her “an angel”. The cool, professional way she delivers her songs is effortless. Liz has an established client base which includes “Camelot”, “British Gas”, BT, and various financial institutions, computer companies, oil companies and golf clubs. She provides her own backing tracks and P.A for a medium sized venue and is a fully paid up member of the Musicians Union which also provides her with Public Liability Insurance through “Aviva”

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Covers, Disco, Motown, Reggae
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Liz Oki (fluid and ongoing)Set List
1. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
2. 634 5789 - Wilson Pickett
3. Ain’t nobody - Chaka Kahn
4. Ain’t too proud to beg - (Motown) The Temptations
5. All of me - (Reggae version) John Legend
6. At last - Etta James
7. Auld Lang syne
8. Baby, now that I’ve found you - The Foundations
9. Band of gold - Freda Payne
10. Barefootin’ - Robert Parker/Wilson Pickett
11. Be young, be foolish, be happy - The Tamms
12. Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
13. Build me up buttercup -The Foundations
14. Can’t get by without you - The Real Thing
15. Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
16. Can’t take my eyes off of you - Andy Williams/ Frankie Valli
17. Celebrate - Kool & the gang
18. Closer - Ne-yo
19. Closer than close - Rosie Gaines
20. Come, go with me - The Staples singers
21. Crazy little thing called love - Queen
22. Dancing in the street - (Motown) Martha & the Vandellas
23. Daydream believer - The Monkees
24. Disco inferno - The Trammps
25. Do I love you (indeed I do) Frank Wilson/ Bruce Springsteen
26. Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
27. Don’t play that song - Aretha Franklin/Bruce Springsteen
28. Don’t stop moving’ - Living Joy
29. Don’t turn around - (Reggae) Aswad
30. Easy - The Commodores
31. Ev’ry night - The Beatles/Phoebe Snow
32. Everything - Michael Buble
33. Faith - George Michael
34. Feel the need in me - The Detroit Spinners
35. Fly me to the moon -(jazz) Frank Sinatra
36. For once in my life (Motown)- Stevie Wonder
37. Forget you - Ceelo Green
38. Georgia - Ray Charles
38. Get here - (disco mix) Oleta Adams
40. Get here - (original ballad)) Oleta Adams
41. Get ready - (Motown) The Temptations
42. (We) Got a good thing going - (Reggae) Sugar Minott
43. Gimme a little sign - Brenton Wood
44. Happy - Pharrel Williams
45. Have I told you lately - (Ballad)Van Morrison/ Rod Stewart
46. Help me make it through the night - (Reggae) John Holt
47. Hey little rich girl - (Ska) Amy Winehouse
48. How long - Ace
49. How sweet it is to be loved by you - (Motown)Marvin Gaye
50. I can see clearly now - Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff
51. I can’t help myself(Motown) - The 4 Tops
52. I feel good - James Brown
53. I get a kick out of you (Jazz) - Frank Sinatra
54. I heard it thru’ the grapevine (Motown)- Marvin Gaye
55. I haven’t stopped dancing yet - Gonzalez
56. I wanna wake up with you -(reggae) Boris Gardiner
57. If only I could - Sydney Youngblood
58. If there’s any justice - Lemar
59. In the midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
60. I’ll be your baby tonight - (reggae version) -(Bob Dylan) UB40 feat: Robert Palmer
61. I’m in the mood for love - Lord Tanamo/The Dualers (ska)
62. Is this love - (reggae) Bob Marley
63. It’s in his kiss - (Betty Everett/ Cher)
64. It’s not unusual - Tom Jones
65. It’s the same old song - (Motown)The 4 Tops
66. It’s your thing - The Isley Brothers
67. Just the two of us - Bill Withers
68. Just the way you are - Billy Joel/Diane Krall
69. Kingston Town - (Reggae) UB40
70. Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd
71. Lean on me - Bill Withers
72. Leave right now - Will Young
73. Let there be love - Nat King Cole
74. Let’s stay together - Al Green/Tina Turner
75. Loco in Acapulco - The 4 Tops
76. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
77. Mack the knife - (jazz) Bobby Darrin
78. Make you feel my love (Ballad) - Bob Dylan/Adele
79. Man, I feel like a woman (Country/rock)- Shania Twain
80. Melody Cool - Mavis Staples/Prince
81. Monkey man - (Ska) Amy Winehouse
82. Moondance (Jazz)- Van Morrison/ Michael Buble
83. Move on up - Curtis Mayfield
84. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
85. My baby just cares for me (Jazz)- Nina Simone
86. My destiny - Lionel Richie
87. My girl - (Motown)The Temptations
88. My guy - (Motown) Mary Wells
89. Never can say goodbye (disco) Gloria Gaynor
90. Never too much - Luther Vandross
91. Nightshift - The Commodores
92. Nutbush City limits - (disco version) Tina Turner
93. Nobody but me -Lou Rawls(jazz/blues)
94. Nutbush city limits- (original) Ike & Tina Turner
95. One love - (Reggae) Bob Marley
96. Private Number - William Bell & Judy Clay
97. Right here waiting - Richard Marx
98. River deep, mountain high - Ike & Tina Turner 99. Rock the boat - The Hues Corpoation 100. Runnin’ (lose it all ) - Beyonce/Naughty Boy
101. Run, Run, Run - Jill Scott
102. Saturday night at the movies - The Drifters
103. Save the last dance for me -(Drifters) Michael Buble version
104. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
105. Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
106. Since I fell for you( Ballad) - various artists
107. Something inside so strong - Labi Siffre
108. Summer the 1st time - Liz Oki version
109. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
110. Sweat - (Reggae) Inner Circle
111. Sweet soul music - Arthur Conley
112. Teach me tonight - Phoebe Snow’s version
113. That’s life - Frank Sinatra (jazz)
114. The best - Tina Turner
115. The happening - (Motown) The Supremes
116. The Letter - The Box Tops
117. The way you do the things you do - (Motown) The Temptations
118. Three little birds (Reggae) Bob Marley
119. To love somebody - The Bee Gee’s/ Nina Simone
120. Twisting the night away - Sam Cooke
121. Unchained melody (Ballad) - The Righteous Brothers
122. Under the boardwalk - The Drifters
123. Up on the roof - The Drifters
124. Uptight (Motown)- Stevie Wonder
125. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
126. Walking in Memphis - Mark Cohn/ Cher
127. What becomes of the broken hearted - (Motown) Jimmy Ruffin
128.Where did our love go-(Motown) The Supremes
129. Why do fools fall in love - Frankie Lymon/Diana Ross.
130. You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder
131. You can’t hurry love - (Motown) Supremes/Phil Collins
132. You to me are everything - The Real Thing
133. Young hearts, Run Free - Candi Staton
134. Your love is King - Sade/ Will Young
135. Your man - (Country) Josh Turner
136. You’re more than a number in my little red book - The Drifters
Customer questions

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

No problem providing you let me know in good time (taking distance and time into consideration)

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

Yes, I come with a selection of background music - Mellow Jazz/Soul, Classical and music for dancing. Please be aware that I’m not a DJ and cannot provide requests unless I just happen to have those songs. To provide music after the final set will cost a further £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Around an hour to 1hour 30minutes

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

My song list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure that guests dance and have a good time. I don’t work to a set list whilst performing but rather see how things go and pick songs accordingly. However, I’m definitely happy to chat and work in particular songs of your choice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I have my own PA equipment, Microphone and Backing Tracks. All I need is a safe electric socket nearby.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn’t included in my song list, provided I am able to get the backing track and have enough time to learn the song, I would be happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times/ cost of track etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

It’s hard for me to blow my own trumpet (really!) My voice has been described by others as “liquid gold”, “ like a lullaby”, “deep” , “like velvet” and Will i am described me as an angel.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been singing for over 40 years so as you can appreciate, the venues are countless. I’ve worked in New Zealand (sang on the Jingle of the year in 1990), toured with Shakatak, supported The Real Thing, and have worked for various financial institutions, oil companies, British Gas, BT, Computer companies in various hotels and theatres around the world.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My voice is unusual for a woman so I wasn’t able to aspire to sound like anyone but I grew up on Motown, Nina Simone, Mavis Staples & Sarah Vaughan

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

The biggest audience would have to have been on “The Voice UK”. Although I was grieving, sick and didn’t get through, my performance went viral on YouTube and I’m only now able to reap the benefit. Life is strange sometimes.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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DIane H
27 days ago
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5 out of 5

Liz performed an amazing set for my 30th over Halloween. She knew just what to play and how to read the crowd after having discussed my wants and expectations a couple days before. Due to a late start on our end Liz also continued right through her break and didn't stop for what must have been hours! Absolutely amazing and I'm sure we will have Liz again for the next Harrisons Party :).

Reply from Liz
27 days ago

Thank you for the great review. I really enjoyed the evening too. Hope to see you again. Liz x

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Wendy H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

5 Star

Reply from Liz
2 months ago

Thanks Wendy, An enjoyable afternoon. Liz

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Ian H
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

I booked Liz for my Captain’s Social evening , which was sold out .Liz was amazing she had a great repertoire of songs, fabulous voice and great personality and performance , It was a fantastic night , I would highly recommend Liz , thank you .

Reply from Liz
6 months ago

Thanks so much Ian for this review. I enjoyed the evening too. A great welcome and many people coming up to me and echoing your thoughts. I look forward to seeing you all again. Liz

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Barbara M
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful voice lovely lady .

Reply from Liz
6 months ago

Thank you Barbara and thanks too to the DJ for letting me use his gear. I’m so glad you enjoyed your party. Liz x

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Margaret G
4 months ago, for a Private event in BD15 ONL
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5 out of 5

Morning Liz, Just wanted to say thank you again for Saturday. We really enjoyed ourselves and so many of our friends have said the same. You were just what we needed and you didn’t disappoint. Regards Mx😘

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Jan F
5 months ago, for a Private event in Bradford BD6
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5 out of 5

Thank you Liz for a wonderful night’s entertainment. It was amazing. Outstanding. What a voice. Everyone absolutely enjoyed themselves despite the weather. You were “Simply the Best”.

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