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About Liz

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”. Age hasn’t been a barrier to her and 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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Covers, Disco, Motown, Reggae
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Instruments:
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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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Other skills:
Lyricist
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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 - The Temptations
5. All of me - (Reggae version) John Legend
6. Auld Lang syne
7. Baby, now that I’ve found you - The Foundations
8. Band of gold - Freda Payne
9. Barefootin’ - Robert Parker/Wilson Pickett
10. Be young, be foolish, be happy- The Tamms
11. Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
12. Build me up buttercup -The Foundations
13. Can’t get by without you - The Real Thing
14. Can’t take my eyes off you - Andy Williams/ Frankie Valli
15. Celebrate - Kool & the gang
16. Closer than close - Rosie Gaines
17. Come, go with me - The Staples singers
18. Crazy little thing called love - Queen
19. Dancing in the street - Martha & the Vandellas
20. Disco inferno - The Trammps
21. Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
22. Don’t stop moving’ - Living Joy
23. Don’t turn around - (Reggae) Aswad
24. Easy - The Commodores
25. Ev’ry night - (the Beatles/Phoebe Snow
26. Everything - Michael Buble
27. Faith - George Michael
28. Feel the need in me - The Detroit Spinners
29. Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
30. For once in my life - Stevie Wonder
31. Forget you - Ceelo Green
32. Georgia - Ray Charles
33. Get here - (disco mix) Oleta Adams
34. Get here - (original ballad)) Oleta Adams
35. Get ready - The Temptations
36.. (We) Got a good thing going - (Reggae) Sugar Minott
37. Gimme a little sign - Brenton Wood
38. Happy - Pharrel Williams
39. Have I told you lately - Van Morrison/ Rod Stewart
40. Help me make it through the night - (Reggae) John Holt
41. Hey little rich girl - (Ska) Amy Winehouse
42. How sweet it is to be loved by you - Marvin Gaye
43. I can see clearly now - Johnny Nash/Jimmy Cliff
44. I can’t help myself - The 4 Tops
45. I feel good - James Brown
46. I get a kick out of you - Frank Sinatra
47. I heard it thru’ the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
48. I haven’t stopped dancing yet - Gonzalez
49. I wanna wake up with you - Boris Gardiner
50. If only I could - Sydney Youngblood
51. If there’s any justice - Lenard
52. In the midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
53. I’ll be your baby tonight - (reggae version) - UB40 feat: Robert Palmer
54. Is this love - Bob Marley
55. It’s in his kiss - (Betty Everett/ Cher)
56. It’s the same old song - The 4 Tops
57.It’s your thing - The Isley Brothers
58. Just the way you are Billy Joel/Diane Krall
59. Kingston Town - (Reggae) UB40
60. Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd
61. Lean on me - Bill Withers
62. Leave right now - Will Young
63. Let there be love - Nat King Cole
64. Let’s stay together - Al Green/Tina Turner
65. Loco in Acapulco- The 4 Tops
66. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
67. Mack the knife - Bobby Darrin
68. Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan/Adele
69. Man, I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
70. Melody Cool - Mavis Staples/Prince
71. Monkey man - (Ska) Amy Winehouse
72. Moondance - Van Morrison/ Michael Buble
73. Move on up - Curtis Mayfield
74. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
75. My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
76. My destiny - Lionel Richie
77. My girl - The Temptations
78. My guy - Mary Wells
79. Never can say goodbye (disco) Gloria Gaynor
80. Never too much - Luther Vandross
81. Nightshift - The Commodores
82. Nutbush City limits - (disco version) Tina Turner
83. One love - (Reggae) Bob Marley
84. Private Number - William Bell & Judy Clay
85. Right here waiting - Richard Marx
86. River deep, mountain high - Ike & Tina Turner
87. Rock the boat - The Hues Corpoation
88. Runnin’ (lose it all ) - Beyonce/Naughty Boy
89. Saturday night at the movies - The Drifters
90. Save the last dance for me - Michael Buble version
91. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
92. Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
93. Since I fell for you - various artists
94. Something inside so strong - Labi Siffre
95. Summer the 1st time - Liz Oki version
96. Sweat - (Reggae) Inner Circle
97. Sweet soul music - Arthur Conley
98. Teach me tonight - Phoebe Snow’s version
99. The best - Tina Turner
100. The happening - The Supremes
101. The Letter - The Box Tops
102. The way you do the things you do - The Temptations
103. Three little birds (Reggae) Bob Marley
104. To love somebody - The Bee Gee’s/ Nina Simone
105. Twisting the night away - Sam Cooke
106. Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
107. Under the boardwalk - The Drifters
108. Up on the roof - The Drifters
109. Uptight - Stevie Wonder
110. Valerie Amy Winehouse
111. Walking in Memphis - Mark Cohn/ Cher
112. What becomes of the broken hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
113. Where did our love go - The Supremes
114. Why do fools fall in love - Frankie Lymon/Diana Ross
115. You can’t hurry love - Supremes/Phil Collins
116. You to me are everything - The Real Thing
117. Young hearts, Run Free - Candi Staton
118. Your love is King - Sade/ Will Young
119. Your man - (Country) Nonnoy Pená
120. 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£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600

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Laura J, 14 days ago

Liz was superb, she had a great repertoire of songs and read the party well when choosing which songs to sing. She has a wonderful voice and is a very professional and polished performer, she made a great party a fantastic party. I am so glad we ended up with Liz she was an absolute star.

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Jo H, 2 months ago

Liz was amazing , I would highly recommend, fabulous voice and great personality and performance

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Paula D, 3 months ago

Fantastic night for the family surprise! Liz was amazing, we will definitely be booking again!! Thankyou

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Alison K, 2 years ago

Liz sang at our wedding on 8/9/19 She arrived on time and was friendly and accommodating of all our needs. Her sets were relaxed and perfectly pitched 👌🏻 and enjoyed by all - Thank you Liz 🎉

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Jim W, 1 month ago

We had a 60th birthday party for my wife - Liz made it one of our best parties ever. We did not stop dancing 100%. We wish you well and hope to meet up soon Jim and Amanda x

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Maggie J, 2 years ago

Thanks Liz - An absolutely brilliant night! You had The Second West, Bradford rocking! If you haven't booked this lady then you need to. Lovely lady, brilliant voice. Will definitely see you in 2019. Thank you. xx

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