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About Liz

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Bradford
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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!

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 now over 3 Million views and this has resulted in increasing her profile and 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”, Living Joy’s “Don’t stop moving” and Sidney Youngblood’s “If only I could (I’d make this world a better place)”. 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
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

OLiz Oki (fluid and ongoing)Set List
1. Ain’t nobody -Chaka Khan
2. Baby, now that I’ve found you - The Foundations
3. Band of gold - Freda Payne
4. Celebrate - Kool & The Gang
5. Dancing in the street - Martha & The Vandellas
6. Dock of the bay - Otis Redding
7. Don’t turn around - Aswad
8. Don’t stop movin’ - Living Joy
9. Right here waiting - Richard Marx
10. Ease my troubles-Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
11. Easy - The Commodores
12. Everything - Michael Buble
13. Faith - George Michael
14. Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
15. Forget you - Ceelo Green
16. Georgia - Ray Charles
17. Get here-slow & clubmix version - Oleta Adams
18. How sweet it is to be loved by you - Marvin Gaye
19. I can’t get by without you - The Real Thing
20. I feel good - James Brown
21. I haven’t stopped dancin’ yet - Gonzales
22. If there’s any justice - Lemar
23. It’s in his kiss - Betty Everett/Cher
24. Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd
25. Let’s stay together - Al Green
26. Private Number - William Bell & Judy Clay
27. River deep, mountain high -Ike & Tina Turner
28. My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
29. Valerie - Amy Winehouse
30. Stand by me - Ben E King
31. Saturday night at the movies - The Drifters
32. Sweet soul music - Arthur Conley
33. Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
34. Monkey Man - Amy Winehouse version
35. Hey little rich girl - Amy Winehouse version
36. Your love is king - Sade
37. Since I fell for you - Michael Bolton's version
38. Save the last dance for me - Michael Buble's version
39. Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
34. Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
35. Be young, be foolish, be happy - The Tams
36. Never can say goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
37. I don' wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
38. My Guy - Mary Wells
39. One Love - Bob Marley
40. Shame - Evelyn 'Champagne' King
41. Ain’t too proud to beg - The Temptations
42. Nightshift - The Commodores
43. Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
44. Never too much - Luther Vandross
45. Nutbush city limits - Tina Turner
46. Teach me tonight - Phoebe Snow's version
47. Mack the knife - Bobby Darrin
48. That’s Life Frank Sinatra
49. Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan/Adele
50. Moon River- Danny Williams/Andy Williams
52. Lean on me - Bill Withers
53. Kingston Town - UB40
54. Uptight- Stevie Wonder
55. Place in the sun - Stevie Wonder
56. Why do fools fall in love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers/ Diana Ross
57. Summer the first time - Bobby Goldsboro/ Liz Oki
58. Young hearts, Run free - Candie Staton
59. You to me are everything - The Real Thing
60. You can’t hurry love - The Supremes
61. What becomes of the brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
62. Move on up - Curtis Mayfield
63. A different corner - George Michael
64. Walking in Memphis _ Marc Cohn
65. Let there be love - Nat King Cole
66. Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
67. Melody Cool - Mavis Staples/Prince
68. I’d rather go blind - Etta James
69. Come go with me - The Staples Singers
70. Get back - The Beatles
71. I can see clearly now - Jimmy Cliffe/ Johnny Nash
72. Sweat - Inner Circle
73. So amazing - Luther Vandross
74. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
75. Something inside so strong - Labi Siffre
76. The way you do the things you do - The Temptations
77. 6-3-4-5-7-8-9 - Wilson Picket
78. Feel like making love - Roberta Flack
79. You can get it if you really want - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
80. 1-2-3 - Len Barry
81. Sex on fire - The Kings of Leon
82. To love somebody - The BeeGees
83. Feel the need in me - The Detroit Emeralds
84. The Happening - The Supremes
85. Instant replay - Dan Hartman
86. The love I lost - Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
87. Cupid - Johnny Nash
88. Runnin’ (Lose it all) Beyonce/ Naughty Boy
89. Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
90. Moondance - Van Morrison
91. If only I could(I’d make this world a better place)- Sydnet Youngblood/Liz Oki
92. Feeling good - Nina Simone
93. You can't hurry love - The Supremes
94. Grenade - Bruno Mars
95. Happy - Pharrell Williams
96. Sunny - Bobby Hebb
97. Celebrate - Kool & The Gang
98. Starman - David Bowie
99. Ev’ry night - The Beatles
100. Closer than close - Rosie Gaines
101. My Girl - The Temptations
102. Jimmy Mack - Martha & The Vandellas
103. I heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
103. I'll be your baby tonight - Bob Dylan/ Robert Palmer with UB40
104. For once in my life - Stevie Wonder
105. I can't help myself - The 4 Tops
106. It's your thing - The Isley Brothers
107. It's the same old song - The 4 Tops
108. September - Earth, Wind & Fire
109. Just the way you are - Diane Krall/ Billy Joel
110. I get a kick out of you - Frank Sinatra
111. That old black magic - Frank Sinatra
112. I've got you under my skin - Frank Sinatra
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

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£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600

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Alison K, 2 months 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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Maggie J, 10 months 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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Carol B, 1 year ago

Hiya Liz Just wanted to say a big thank you for your show at The Golden Swift, Harlow. It had been ages since we saw you last and honestly, you were just as great as before. If anyone needs to contact me, you can give out my number as you are a superb performer and a number of people have asked for you to come back which I hope we can make happen soon. All the very best and thanks again. xx