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About Lush Life

Hello! We are Lush Life, a jazz duo from London with lots of experience playing for private events. We also play in a 4 piece (bass/drums).
Jazz duo
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Lush Life is a real passion project for us, we feel we truly listen and vibe off each other, whatever we're playing. We have a true love for Jazz and between us we have performed at the Barbican, The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts, Spice Jazz Soho, The Vortex and many more. We listen to a variety of music from Ella Fitzgerald to Esperanza Spalding, Billie Holiday to Bill Withers, The Miles Davis Quintet to Radiohead - drawing inspiration from these different styles in our arrangements and improvisation. We also work together on original compositions. We play in a four piece band with double bass and drums if that's something you'd like!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, Vintage, Soul, R&B, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Song list

Ain't misbehavin'
All Of Me
All of you
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
April in Paris
As Time Goes By
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Besame Mucho
Billy's Bounce
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body And Soul
But not for me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t Help Lovin’ that Man
Cheek to cheek
Chega de saudade
Come rain or come shine
Comes love
Con Alma
Confessing that I love you
Crazy he calls me
Cry Me a River
Darn that Dream
Days Of Wine And Roses
Devil May Care
Do nothin’ till you hear from me
Don’t fence me in
Don’t get around much any more
Dream a little dream of me
East of the Sun
Easy Living
Easy to Love
Embraceable you
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Exactly Like You
Falling In Love With Love
Fly me to the moon
Foggy Day
For All We Know
Get out of Town
Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Have you met Miss Jones?
Honeysuckle Rose
How high the moon?
How long has this been going on?
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Could have Danced All Night
I didn't know what time it was
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Got Rhythm
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Only Have Eyes for You
I remember You
I Should Care
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’ll Remember April
I’m a Fool to Want You
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
I’m in the Mood for Love
I’ve got you Under my Skin
If I Didn’t Care
If I Had You
If I should Lose You
In A Mellow Tone
In a Sentimental Mood
Isn’t it a Lovely Day to Be Caught In the Rain
It could happen to you
It Don’t Mean a Thing
It Might As Well Be Spring
It’s All Right With Me
It's Only A Paper Moon
Just Friends
Lady Is A Tramp
Lazy Afternoon
Let's get lost
Like Someone in Love
Look of Love
Love for Sale
Lullaby of Birdland
Lullaby of the Leaves
Mac the Knife
The Man I Love
The Masquerade is Over
Midnight Sun
Moon River
Moonlight In Vermont
My Baby Just Cares for Me
My Favourite Things
My Foolish Heart
My funny Valentine
My Romance
My Shining Hour
Nature Boy
Nearness Of You
Never Let Me Go
Nice Work if You can Get it
Night and Day
Night in Tunisia
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Old Devil Moon
On the Street Where you Live
On the Sunny side of the Street
Our Day Will Come
Our Love is Hear to Stay
Out Of Nowhere
Over the Rainbow
Peel Me a Grape
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Prelude to a Kiss
Pure Imagination
Round Midnight
Save your Love for Me
Secret Love
September in the Rain
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Some Enchanted Evening
Some Other Time
Some Day My Prince Will come
Someone To Watch Over Me
Sophisticated Lady
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Stella By Starlight
Stormy Weather
Strangers In the Night
Sunday Kind of Love
So Danco Samba
Take The A Train
Teach Me Tonight
That Old Black Magic
That Old Devil Called Love
The Girl from Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
They Can’t take That Away From Me
This Can’t Be Love
Tisket A Tasket
Too Close for Comfort
The Very Thought of You
The Way you Look Tonight
Weaver of Dreams
Well You Needn’t
What a difference a day made
What a little moonlight can do
What a Wonderful World
What Is This Thing Called Love
When I Fall In Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where or When
Why don’t you Do Right?
Willow Weep For Me
Without a song
Yardbird Suite
You go to My Head
You’re My Thrill
(+many more!)
A House Is Not A Home
A Long Walk
Ain't Nobody
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain't No Sunshine
Bring It On Home To Me
California Soul
Chain of Fools
Heard It Through the Grapevine
I'd Rather Go Blind
It Could Be Sweet
Just the Two Of Us
Just Be Good To Me
Love's In Need Of Love Today
Lovely Day
Moon River
Me and Mrs Jones
Natural Woman
People Get Ready
Pure Imagination
Say A Little Prayer
Sitting On the Dock Of The Bay
Some Enchanted Evening
Stand By Me
Strangers in the Night
Try a Little Tenderness
Walk On By
What A Wonderful World
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We've been told the thing that really comes across is the musical relationship - how much we listen and respond to each other when we play. Our sounds go very well with evening drinks, wedding ceremonies or even brunches and lunches.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Together and between us we have played many venues - mainly in London - including Ronnie Scott's, The Barbican Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Buster Mantis, Folklore, Spice Jazz Soho, The Junction, Laylow, the Lighthouse and the Water Rats.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love and listen to a wide range of music from the more traditional jazz like Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, to modern players such as Brad Meldhau and Paul Motian. Aside from jazz we also listen to artists such as Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

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

Between us we've played alongside big names such as Jim Mullen, Claire Martin and Jason Rebello. We've also played at world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho.

Do you have different line-up options?

We generally play as a duo but can add double bass, drums and/or a front line instrument like trumpet or saxophone if you'd like something a bit different!

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help your event run as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event let us know and we'll try our best to work around you!

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

Absolutely, we can offer this for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually only need about half an hour maximum before the performance as the set-up is quite simple.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can play and sing acoustically if you'd like that!

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

Yes of course - our set list is comprised of the songs we enjoy and are comfortable with playing, but we know most tunes within the 'jazz standards' bracket so would be more than happy to chat about it and see what works for you. We also can do arrangements of pop songs if that's something you're interested in.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes all equipment is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it - but if we don't we are happy to learn up to three songs of your choice!


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£700


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Stephen J, 2 years ago

I was truly impressed by the quality of music provided by Lush Life. They played two, one hour sets for my garden party over the summer. Bewitching vocals and sophisticated arrangements - Tara's solos on guitar were truly astounding. Thank you very much!

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Maggie S, 2 years ago

Lush Life provided excellent entertainment for my 60th Birthday. Created a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere, and plenty of people were dancing by the end of the night. They are both personable and organised, would absolutely recommend!

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