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About Lynda

Professional VINTAGE SINGER Performed at LONDON PALLADIUM. GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA TRAINED
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London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

LYNDA STYAN IS A PROFESSIONAL VINTAGE SINGER (SOLO) AND ALSO SINGS WITH THE RED HOT UKULELE DUO LYNDA PERFORMED AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM PERFORMED AT MAJOR VINTAGE EVENTS INCLUDING TWINWOOD FESTIVAL, GOODWOOD, IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, SELFRIDGES AND MAJOR LONDON HOTELS INCLUDING SAVOY and MANDEVILLE HOTEL, (LONDON, WEST END). PLAYED THE PART OF NOLA ON BBC TV. ALLO ALLO SHE UNDERTOOK THE THREE YEAR PROFESSIONAL ACTING COURSE WITH MUSICAL THEATRE AT THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA, LONDON PLEASE LOOK AT THE 'PRIMARY' VIDEO ON THE ENCORE SITE, FOR COMPLETE SHOWREEL OF VINTAGE ACT, except the 1960s. Eras - 1st War (Downton Abbey/Musical Hall) act, 1920s/30s act, 1940s act, 1950s act and 1960s act, including 1960s Floor Filler Dance set. Also has Christmas act. All acts include the ukulele if required. Most recent Corporate Client includes MARKS AND SPENCER PLC at major Vintage Event staged at the Jury Hotel, Milton Keynes. MAJOR VINTAGE VENUES PERFORMED AT; LONDON PALLADIUM, IMPERIAL WAR MUSUEUM DUXFORD, NATIONAL TRUST, EPSOM RACECOURSE, BROOKLANDS MOTOR MUSEUM, VINTAGE HEMINGWAY, STEPHENS HOUSE AND GARDENS LONDON, REGENT'S BALLROOM LONDON, SKYLON RESTAURANT LONDON, THAMES 1920s GATSBY CRUISES LONDON, TESCO HEAD OFFICE AND MARKETING LONDON, MILITARY EVENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, TWINWOOD GLENN MILLER FESTIVAL, SELFRIDGES OF OXFORD STREET LONDON, HILTON OLYMPIA HOTELS LONDON, MARKS AND SPENCER PLC (Corporate Client) AND MANY MORE. STATE OF THE ART PA SYSTEM AND BACKING TRACKS OR LIVE MUSICIANS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF MAJOR VINTAGE VENUES FULL MEMBER OF EQUITY, THE PERFORMER'S UNION ABLE TO TRAVEL WILL NEGOTIATE ON FEES, SO PLEASE ASK OR ENQUIRE AS LYNDA WILL ADAPT TO CLIENT'S BUDGET

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:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Easy listening, Light music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Corporate event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Concert
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy
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Song list

DOWNTOWN ABBEY FIRST WORLD WAR ACT ....................
Pack Up Your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag
If You Were the Only Girl in the World
Hands, Knees and Boomps a Daisy
Don't Dilly Dally on the Way
Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
Melancholy Baby (with ukulele)
After the Ball is Over
I'm Henery the Eighth I am
Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye (1922)
Lily of Laguna Medley
Honeysuckle and the Bee
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
Pretty Baby (with ukulele)
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Who Were You With Last Night
Hello, Hello Who's Your Lady Friend
I do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy
Beautiful Doll (with ukulele)
Goodbyeeee (from musical 'Oh What a Lovely War'
1920s/1930s ACT ...................................................
Jeepers Creepers
Running Wild (from film Some Like It Hot) - with ukulele
Chicago - Frank Sinatra
Do Right Peggy Lee
The Charleston - Various Artists
Love Me or Leave Me - Frank Sinatra
Anything Goes - from the musical - various artists
Tootsie Goodbye - Al Jolson (with ukulele)
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Bye Bye Baby - Marilyn Monroe
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (1940s but done in 1920s style)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - with ukulele
Button Up Your Overcoat - various
The Very Thought of You - Al Bowley
Happy Feet - Bing Crosby and also used in the penguin film, 'Happy Feet'
September Song - various
Forty Second Street - from the musical
Sing, Sing Sing - Benny Goodman - more suitable for dancing to
Five Foot Two - with ukulele
Baby Face - with ukulele - Al Jolson
1940s SECOND WORLD WAR ACT ...............................................
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - Andrews Sisters
I'll Be Seeing You in all the Familiar Places - Frank Sinatra
Sing as We Go - Gracie Fields
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
George Formby Medley - Mr Wu, Cleaning Windows, Lamp-post (all with ukulele)
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
Underneath the Arches - Flannagan and Allen
Lilli Marlene - Marlene Dietrich
It's In the Air - George Formby (with ukulele)
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Vera Lynn
Hitting the High Spots - George Formby
Wartime Medley - Bless them All, Siegfried Line, Kiss Me Goodnight Sgt. Major (Vera Lynn/George Formby/Flannagan and Allen)
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye - Gracie Fields
The Lambeth Walk - various artists
I'm In the Mood for Love - Peggy Lee
My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Marilyn Monroe
Leaning on a Lamp-post - George Formby (with ukulele)
1950s SWING AND ROCK AND ROLL ACT....................................
I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
What is This Thing Called Love - various artists
I Can't Give You Anything but Love - with ukulele (1920s style)
I've Got You Under my Skin - Frank Sinatra
Let's Face the Music and Dance - Natkin Cole
It Had to Be You - various artists
I'm In The Mood for Love - Peggy Lee (very slow, quiet version)
Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra) - slow version, not swing
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine - various artsts
Make Someone Happy - various artists
Autumn Leaves - various artists
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - various artists
Chicago - also in 1920s set - Frank Sinatra
Cry Me a River - Julie London
Lady is a Tramp - various artists
MARILYN MONROE SET
I Wanna Be Loved By You
Tropical Heatwave
Running Wild (with ukulele from Some Like it Hot)
Bye Bye Baby
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
I'm Through with Love
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
SMALL ROCK AND ROLL SET
Hound Dog - Elvis
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Let's Twist Again - 1961 - also in 1960s set
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Hayley
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
1960s ACT
..................................................(female singers/boybands):
My Boy Lollipop - Millie
Bobby's Girl - Susan Maughn
Puppet on a String - Sandie Shaw
Downtown - Petula Clark
Anyone Who Had a Heart - Cilla Black
Something Good - Herman's Hermits
Happy Together - The Turtles
Do Wah Diddy - Paul Jones and Manfred Mann
The More I see You - Chris Montez
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Needles and Pins - The Searchers
Glad All Over - Dave Clarke Five
Bus Stop - The Hollies
Hippy Shake - Swinging Blue Jeans/Beatles
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Girl You Really Got Me Going - The Kinks
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
A Girl Like You - The Troggs
The Locomotion - Little Eva
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Do You Love Me - Dave Clarke Five
Everlasting Love - The Love Affair
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers (1974)
Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
Always Something There to Remind Me - Sandie Shaw
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
Call Me - Nancy Sinatra/Petula Clarke
The Carnival is Over - The Seekers
Dream a Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass/Mamas and Papas
As Tears Go By - Marianne Faithful
Hey Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
POST MODERN SONGS (modern songs done in vintage styles)
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Material Girl - Madonna
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Dance Away - Brian Ferry and Roxy Music
I will Survive - (1950s jazz style) - Gloria Gaynor
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am an expert in my field of vintage music, and all the genres of vintage music from the First War, 1920s/30s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. I have made a detailed study of the various singing styles, and my act is always called 'authentic' and 'very professional'. I am also lively and entertaining in my style of singing, but can equally sing background music.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The London Palladium I have undertaken major corporate Events at London Hotels including The Mandeville and Kensington Olympia. Corporate clients include Marks and Spencer PLC. Vintage Events include: Goodwood Revival, National Trust, Twinwood Festival, Imperial War Museum, and many London venues including Selfridges, Mandeville Hotel and Skylon Restaurant.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I like all vintage singers and vintage bands, including Glen Miller and Vera Lynn. I also really love the boybands of the 1960s, for example, Dave Clarke 5, Herman's Hermits and The Kinks/Beatles.

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

The London Palladium.

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

It is no problem at all if timings of the Event change. I will always adapt to the revised timings.

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

Yes, I will always put background music on in between sets, and provide a DJ if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually require one hour to set up, at a stretch, half an hour.

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

Yes, most definitely. I can also provide other songs if required, as I have a very large repertoire of vintage songs spanning six decades of vintage music.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely. I bring all my own equipment, and will also bring my ukulele which I can play acoustically, walking around from table to table (and guest to guest) if required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I would prefer it if clients chose songs from my Encore song-lists rather than brand new songs. However, I will always consider any requests and have look at them.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
A Corporate Event, for example a 1920s Night
Two forty Five Minute Sets One Set may be 1920s (Gatsby themed) Another Set could be a different vintage era, for example, the 1940s, 1950s or 1960s I would include a state of the art PA system Great backing tracks Lovely costumes Ukulele is included in some of the songs Training - the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London The benefit of a consummate professional vintage vocalist, who has extensive experience at some of the top Vintage Venues in the country, for example, Goodwood Revival, Twinwood Festival, Imperial War Museum, Savoy Hotel, Union Jack Club, Skylon Restaurant, and Selfridges of Oxford Street, London.
£200
1920s/1940s/50s or 1960s Corporate Night
Two forty-five minute sets within the vicinity of the South of England or the Midlands. Fees are always negotiable, so PLEASE ASK OR ENQUIRE as I will always fit in with a client's budget. I usually START with a 1920s/1940s vintage themed set, and then FINISH with a floor-fillers dancebeat 1950s and 1960s set.
£200
Lynda Styan - solo Vintage Singer
Two half hour sets Three half hour sets Two forty five minute sets Costume change Can provide a 1950s/1960s 'dancebeat' set (suitable for dancing) Fantastic PA system Vintage Eras can be 'mixed and matched' - for example, the 1920s and the 1940s or the 1950s and the 1960s. Very experienced Vintage Singer, having worked at most of the major Vintage Venues around the country, for example, Goodwood Revival, Twinwood Festival, Skylon Restaurant London, Selfridges of Oxford Street, London Training - Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Full Member of Equity, the Performer's Union
£200
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This is a base price, and quite low compared to my live Shows, but I don't have to travel anywhere, and would be happy to sing for this price. I could perform songs from the Roaring 1920s (jazz) to the 1940s and 1950s, and also put in some songs from the Swinging 1960s as well. The 1960s act is lively and suitable for parties. Please enquire through Encore and please look at my Reviews as well.
£100

Add-ons

Walkabout with ukulele
+£150
Red Hot Ukulele Duo
+£500

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Shade A, 2 years ago

Lynda Styan was the singer recently at our 'milestone' McCarthy and Stone Corporate Anniversary Party, and everyone present at the Event really enjoyed the Show. I would definitely recommend this singer.

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Carolyn A, 2 years ago

Thank YOU for a wonderful and spectacular afternoon!! Wow! Words cannot express more what a wonderful, entertaining and enjoyable performance you gave us all yesterday afternoon.

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