Love For Sale
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About Love For Sale
London’s most booked jazz band with over 400 bookings since 2016. TV appearances on C4 and ads for Net a Porter Professional and proven
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Public liability insurance of £1 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
1960s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Blues, Light music, Easy listening, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Latin
All our tunes come from the classic Blue Note era of jazz in the 1960's.
Its cool and sophisticated but not cheesy or 'difficult.'
And its also instrumental - there is no vocalist craving attention - so the event is the main attraction.
We've learnt how to pick the right tune for the room in front of us. Whether the energy needs to go up or we need to let things chill, all the tunes are ready and waiting.
No two events are the same. As well as weddings, we've played funerals. As well as Mayfair hotels, we've played care homes and street markets. As well as Christie's and Sandhurst, we've played artist's studios and living rooms.
The tunes we choose evidence grown ups playing to make the event a success.
Well you needn't
Agua De Beber
There will never be another you
Fly me to the moon
Days of Wine and Roses
Everybody wants to be a Cat
My Funny Valentine
I'll close my eyes
In Walked Bud
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
My little suede Shoes
There will never be another you
Bye Bye Blackbird
Nostalgia in Time Square
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
There is no greater love
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We got alot of insight on this from client reviews. Sounding great and being super-professional are a given. The thing that pleases us most is that guests pick up a positive vibe from the band. There are lots of good jazz musicians but most of them hang round like a bad smell at an event. Don't book musicians that you wouldn't have as guests!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Bush Hall, Village Underground, The Royal Automobile Club, Bernie Grant's Arts Centre, Cambridge University, Christie's, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Blue Note jazz – the cool 1960's jazz that even non-jazz fans like. Cool and sophisticated. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Grant Green...its a long (and great) list..
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Probably the TV stuff - Made in Chelsea and advertising for Net a Porter. LFS have played on plenty of the big stages in London - Bush Hall, Village Underground. There can't be many (non-jazz) stages that haven't been graced by a member of LFS either eg. Glastonbury. Thats not really an LFS booking but has been played in other guises.
Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?
Love For Sale is instrumental so no singer We have eight members playing out mainly as a quartet which is key to our reliability. We can cover holidays illness e.t.c. We all rehearse together and everyone plays out with everyone else so the LFS vibe isn't really down to one person.
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes we do - the quartet is at the core of what we do. Its how we play every Friday in Ruby's. We have slimmed down to a trio on request but generally its not required. Our footprint (space requirement) is already quite small and we have the experience from afternoon teas to funerals to manage the volume down to below conversational levels.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
If the date or time is available then thats not an issue at all.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes but the venue needs to have a sound system or PA. For many events we are background anyway so a break works quite well in varying the 'texture' in the room.
How much time do you need to set up?
Ha! We arrive one hour beforehand and allow 45 minutes for set up but we've been surprised by clients ('we're running 30 minutes early') and managed it in less. 20 mins is probably the absolute minimum. Crucially in terms of after playing we can literally pick up and move everything elsewhere and pack there if you want the space back quickly
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Of course if you have a must-hear jazz tune for you, we'd be delighted to play it for you. One bride recently requested Nina Simone's Feeling Good and burst into tears when we played it (for the right reasons!). But generally you can leave that to us. We often switch tunes in the set to suit the mood in the room to take the energy up or down.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Its all included. Ours its a very light equipment list. We don't need a PA (no singer). We bring two small amps (one bass and one guitar) and a small jazz drumkit. Thats it.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
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