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Liz is an experienced singer with a deep, soulful voice described as "liquid gold". Whether it's jazz/soul, pop or reggae its 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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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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Liz's Song list

Liz Oki (fluid and ongoing)Set List
1. 1-2-3 (60's)- Len Barry
2. 634 5789 (60's)- Wilson Pickett
3. Ain’t nobody )(70’s)- Chaka Kahn
4. Ain’t too proud to beg (60's) - (Motown) The Temptations
5. All of me - (2000’s) (Reggae version) John Legend
6. As it was (2020’s) - Harry Styles
7. At last (60’s) - Etta James (Ballad)
8. Auld Lang syne
9. Baby, now that I’ve found you (60’s) - The Foundations
10. Band of gold (70’s) - Freda Payne
11. Barefootin’ (60’s)- Robert Parker/Wilson Pickett
12. Be young, be foolish, be happy (60’s) - The Tamms
13. Brown eyed girl (60’s) - Van Morrison
14. Build me up buttercup (60’s) -The Foundations
15. Can’t get by without you (70’s)- The Real Thing
16. Can’t help falling in love(60’s) - Elvis Presley
17. Can’t take my eyes off of you (60’s)- Andy Williams/ Frankie Valli
18. Celebrate (80’s) - Kool & the gang
19. Closer (2000’s) - Ne-yo
20. Closer than close (95)- Rosie Gaines
21. Come, go with me (70’s) - The Staples singers
22. Crazy little thing called love (70’s) - Queen
23. Cry to me (60’s) - Solomon Burke
24. Dancing in the street (60’s) - (Motown) Martha & the Vandellas
25. Daydream believer (60’s) - The Monkees
26. Disco inferno 70’s) - The Trammps
27. Do I love you (indeed I do) (60’s - Frank Wilson/ Bruce Springsteen
28. Dock of the bay (60’s) - Otis Redding
29. Don’t play that song (60’s) - Aretha Franklin/Bruce Springsteen
30. Don’t stop moving’ (90’s) - Living Joy
31. Don’t turn around (80’s) - (Reggae) Aswad
32. Easy (70’s) - The Commodores
33. Ev’ry night (70’s) - The Beatles/Phoebe Snow
34. Everything (2000’s)- Michael Buble
35. Faith (80’s) - George Michael
36. Feel the need in me (70’s)- The Detroit Spinners
37. Flowers (2020’s) - Miley Cyrus
38. Fly me to the moon (50’s) -(jazz) Frank Sinatra
39. For once in my life (Motown) (60’s) Stevie Wonder
40. Forget you (2010’s) - Ceelo Green
41. Georgia on my mind (60’s) - Ray Charles
42. Get here (90’s) - (disco mix) Oleta Adams
43. Get here (90’s)- (original ballad)) Oleta Adams
44. Get ready (60’s) - (Motown) The Temptations
45. (We) Got a good thing going (80’s) - (Reggae) Sugar Minott
46. Gimme a little sign (60’s) - Brenton Wood
47. Happy (2010’s) - Pharrel Williams
48. Have I told you lately (80’s)- (Ballad)Van Morrison/ Rod Stewart
49. Help me make it through the night (70’s) - (Reggae) John Holt
50. Hey little rich girl (80’s) - (Ska) The Specials/Amy Winehouse
51. How long (70’s) - Ace
52. How sweet it is to be loved by you (60’s) - (Motown)Marvin Gaye
53. I can see clearly now (70’s) - Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff
54. I can’t help myself(Motown) (60’s) - The 4 Tops
55. I feel good (60’s) - James Brown56. I get a kick out of you (Jazz) (60’s) - Frank Sinatra
57. I heard it thru’ the grapevine (Motown)( 60’s) - Marvin Gaye
58. I haven’t stopped dancing yet (70’s) - Gonzalez
59. I wanna wake up with you (80’s) -(reggae) Boris Gardiner
60. If only I could (80’s) - Sydney Youngblood
61. If there’s any justice (2000’s)- Lemar
62. In the midnight hour (60’s) - Wilson Pickett
63. I’ll be your baby tonight (60's & 90’s) (reggae version) -(Bob Dylan) UB40 feat: Robert Palmer
64. I’m in the mood for love (60’s & 2000's) - Lord Tanamo/The Dualers (ska)
65. Is this love (70’s) - (reggae) Bob Marley
66. Is this the way to Amarillo (70’s) - Tony Christie
67. It’s in his kiss (60’s) - (Betty Everett/ Cher)
68. not unusual (60’s) - Tom Jones
69. It’s the same old song (60’s) - (Motown)The 4 Tops
70. It’s your thing (60’s) - The Isley
71. I’ve got you under my skin (jazz) (50’s - Frank Sinatra
72. Just the two of us (80’s) Grover Washington Jnr
73. Just the way you are (70’s) - Billy Joel/Diane Krall
74. Kingston Town (70’s & 89) - (Reggae) UB40
75. Knock on wood (60’s)- Eddie Floyd
76. Lean on me (70’s) - Bill Withers
77. Leave right now (2003) - Will Young
78. Let there be love (40’s) - Nat King Cole
79. Let’s stay together (70’s) - Al Green/Tina Turner
80. Loco in Acapulco (80’s) - The 4 Tops
81. Lovely Day (70’s) - Bill Withers
82. Mack the knife (50’s) - (jazz) Bobby Darrin
83. Make you feel my love (Ballad) (90’s & 2000’s)- Bob Dylan/Adele
84. Man, I feel like a woman (90’s) (Country/rock)- Shania Twain
85. Melody Cool (90’s) - Mavis Staples/Prince
86. Monkey man (60’s) (Ska) Amy Winehouse
87. Moondance (70’s) (Jazz)- Van Morrison/ Michael Buble
88. Move on up (70’s) - Curtis Mayfield
89. Mustang Sally (60’s) - Wilson Pickett
90. It’s My baby just cares for me (Jazz) (50’s) - Nina Simone
91. My destiny (90’s)- Lionel Richie
92. My girl (60’s) - (Motown)The Temptations
93. My guy (60’s) - (Motown) Mary Wells
94. Never can say goodbye (70’s)(disco) Gloria Gaynor
95. Never too much (80’s) - Luther Vandross
96. Nightshift (80’s) - The Commodores
97. Nutbush City limits (80’s) - (disco version) Tina Turner
98. Nobody but me (60’s) -Lou Rawls(jazz/blues)
99. Nutbush city limits(60’s) - (original) Ike & Tina Turner
100. One love (65&70) - (Reggae) Bob Marley
101. Private Number (60’s) - William Bell & Judy Clay
102.. Right here waiting (80’s) - Richard Marx
103. River deep, mountain high (60’s) - Ike & Tina Turner 104. Rock the boat (70’s) - The Hues Corporation
105. Runnin’ (lose it all ) (2015) - Beyonce/Naughty Boy
106. Run, Run, Run (2015) - Jill Scott
107. Saturday night at the movies ( 60’s) - The Drifters
108. Save the last dance for me -(60’s & 2000’s)(Drifters) Michael Buble version
109. September (70’s) - Earth, Wind & Fire
110. Signed, sealed, delivered (70’s) - Stevie Wonder
111. Since I fell for you( Ballad)(50’s- 90’s) - various artists
112. Something inside so strong (80’s) - Labi Siffre
113. Summer the 1st time (60’s & 2010’s) - Liz Oki version
114. Sunny (60’s) - Bobby Hebb
115. Sweat (90’s) - (Reggae) Inner Circle
116. Sweet soul music (60’s) - Arthur Conley
117. Teach me tonight 40’’s & 70’s) - Phoebe Snow’s version
118. That’s life (60’s) Frank Sinatra (jazz)
119. The best (89) - Tina Turner
120. The happening (60’s) (Motown-60's) - The Supremes
121. The Letter (60's)- The Box Tops
122. The way you do the things you do (60’s) (Motown)- The Temptations
123. Three little birds (70’s) (Reggae) Bob Marley
124. To love somebody (60’s) - The Bee Gee’s/ Nina Simone
125. Twisting the night away (60’s)- Sam Cooke
126. Unchained melody (40’s & 60’s) (Ballad) - The Righteous Brothers
127. Under the boardwalk (60’s) - The Drifters
128. Up on the roof (60’s) - The Drifters
129. Uptight (Motown) (60’s) - Stevie Wonder
130. Valerie (2000’s) - Amy Winehouse
131. Waddy’ya wanna make those eyes at me for (50’s)- Emile Ford
132. Walking in Memphis (90’s) - Mark Cohn/ Cher
133. What becomes of the broken hearted (60’s) - (Motown) Jimmy Ruffin
134. Where did our love go (60’s) - Motown) The Supremes
135. Why do fools fall in love (50’s & 80’s) - Frankie Lymon/Diana Ross.
136. You are the sunshine of my life (70’s)(Motown)- Stevie Wonder
137. You can’t hurry love (60’s)- (Motown) Supremes/Phil Collins
138. You to me are everything (70’s)The Real Thing
139. Young hearts, Run Free (70’s) - Candi Staton
140. Your love is King (80’s) - Sade/ Will Young
141. Your man (2000’s)- (Country) Josh Turner
142. You’re more than a number in my little red book (70's)- The Drifters
Customer questions

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.

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 and a table for my mixer and radio mic receiver.

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.

Liz's 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)£200
Up to 1 hour£437.50
Up to 2 hours£562.50
Up to 3 hours£650
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Liz's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Helen L
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant from beginning to end. Went the extra mile with everything. Choice of music just right for our guest range. Everyone loved her and her voice. Would definitely book her again and again.

Reply from Liz
5 months ago

Thanks Helen for your lovely review. So pleased I was able to help make your special day a success. The relaxed vibe was just what was needed in that heat! All my best to you and Joe.

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Amanda R
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We loved having Liz, she was so entertaining.

Reply from Liz
9 months ago

Thank you Amanda and family for making me feel welcome. It was my pleasure to sing for you all. I'm sure Mary had a wonderful evening. Many thanks again. Liz

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DIane H
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

5 Star

Reply from Liz
1 year ago

Thanks Wendy, An enjoyable afternoon. Liz

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Margaret G
1 year 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
1 year 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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