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Nara Taylor

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About Nara

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Coulsdon
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An extremely versatile singer with repertoire ranging from opera to 80's, with a real passion for entertaining audiences of all ages.

Nara Taylor is a classically trained singer, specialising in swing and jazz, but with repertoire ranging from opera to the present day. She has a degree in Music from The University of Surrey, and since completing her degree has been performing professionally throughout the UK and further afield. She has performed at prestigious venues such as The Cutty Sark, Selfridges, Sutton House, The Royal Opera House and The Tower of London. Nara has a real passion for entertaining audiences of all ages and will happily create a bespoke set with you to fit your event perfectly.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
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:
Covers, Vintage, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Motown, Soul, Disco, Rock 'n' Roll, Light music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Musical comedy, Actor, MC
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Song list

SWING AND JAZZ
A Doodlin' Song
A Fine Romance
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All of Me
Anything Goes
Basin Street Blues
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Black Coffee
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Feeling Good
Fever
Hello Dolly
I Got Rhythm
I Put a Spell On You
I'm a Woman
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Isn't This a Lovely Day
It Don't Mean A Thing
It's Nice to Go Trav'ling
It's Only a Paper Moon
Kiss Of Fire
L-O-V-E
La vie en rose
Let There Be Love
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Let's Get Away from it All
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Mambo Italiano
Manhattan
Minnie the Moocher from The Blues Brothers
Miss Otis Regrets
Moon River
My Way
New York, New York
On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady
Papa Loves Mambo
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Putting On the Ritz
Que Sera Sera
Recipe for Love
Slap That Bass
Somewhere Beyond the Sea (La mer)
Spiderman Theme
st James Infirmary Blues
Strangers in The Night
Summertime
Sunny
Sway
Swinging On A Star
That Ole Devil Called Love
That's Amore
That's life
The Lady Is a Tramp
There'll always be an England
There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Of Dover
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Tin Roof Blues
Top Hat White Tie And Tails
Unforgettable
We'll Meet Again
What A Difference A Day Makes
What a Wonderful World
Why Don't You Do Right
You Make Me Feel so Young
SONGS FROM THE SHOWS AND FILMS
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
All That Jazz from Chicago
Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
Big Spender from Sweet Charity
Cabaret from Cabaret
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man From Show Boat
Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins
Come Alive from The Greatest Showman
Do You Want To Build A Snowman from Frozen
Fat Sam's Grand Slam from Bugsy Malone
Forty-Second Street from Forty-Second Street
Get Me To The Church On Time from My Fair Lady
How Far I'll Go from Moana
Let It Go from Frozen
Maybe This Time from Cabaret
Mein Herr from Cabaret
Minnie the Moocher from The Blues Brothers
On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady
Once In a While from Rocky Horror Show
Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Somewhere Over The Rainbow From The Wizard Of Oz
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
The Diva Dance from The Fifth Element
There's No Business Like Show Business from Annie Get Your Gun
Think from The Blues Brothers
This is Me from The Greatest Showman
Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Whatever Lola Wants from Kinky Boots
When You're Good To Mama from Chicago
POSTMODERN JUKEBOX STYLE
Bad Romance
Creep
Seven Nation Army
Sweet Child O' Mine
MODERN CLASSICS
Rehab
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
Come Alive from The Greatest Showman
Hanky Panky (Madonna)
Happy
Spiderman Theme (Michael Buble)
The Greatest Show The Greatest Showman
This is Me from The Greatest Showman
Valerie
You Know I'm No Good
70's and 80's
9 to 5
Bat-Out-Of-Hell
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Devil Gate Drive
Diamonds Are Forever
Disco Inferno
Don't Stop Me Now
Eye Of The Tiger
Hanky Panky
I Feel Love
I Love Rock 'n Roll
I Love The Dead
I Want To Break Free
I Will Survive
I'm Still Standing
Jolene
One Way Or Another
Run To The Hills
School's Out
Super Freak
Tainted Love
The Trooper
Three Times A Lady
Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show
Venus
We Are Family
Welcome to My Nightmare
Whiskey In The Jar
Y.M.C.A.
Yes Sir I Can Boogie
60's AND ROCK AND ROLL
A Big Hunk Of Love
Are You Lonesome Tonight
At Last
Blue suede shoes
Bring It On Home to Me
Build Me Up Buttercup
Buona Sera
Dancing In The Street
Delilah
Downtown
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Hit The Road Jack
Hound dog
I Just Want To Make Love To You
I Put a Spell On You
Its now or never
Jailhouse Rock
Just a Gigolo
Lets Twist Again
Light My Fire
Music to Watch Girls By
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Proud Mary
Reet Petite
Respect
Shake Rattle Roll
Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay
Son Of A Preacher Man
Stand By Me
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Think
What A Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
Yesterday
You Keep Me Hanging On
You Send Me
CLASSICAL AND OPERA
Adagio
Ah Belinda (slower)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man From Show Boat
Che faro senza Euridice from Orfeo e Euridice
Come Again Sweet Love
Der Tod und das Mädchen
Dolente immagine di Fille mia
En vain pour eviter from Carmen
Funiculi funicula
Habanera from Carmen
I Attempt From Loves Sickness
I Was a Constant, Faithful Wife from The Bear
If Music Be The Food Of Love
In Darkness Let Me Dwell
Lakmé: Sous Le Dôme Épais
Lascia Ch’io Pianga from Rinaldo
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix from Samson and Delilah
Nessun Dorma from Turandot
O Mio Babbino from Gianni Schicchi
O Sole Mio
Re dell'abisso affrettati from Un ballo in maschera
Sea Slumber Song
Stride la vampa da Il trovatore
Where Corals Lie
CHRISTMAS
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Auld Lang Syne
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Fairytale of New York
Frosty the Snowman
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I'll Be Home For Christmas
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Last Christmas
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Merry Christmas Everyone
Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Silent Night
Silver bells
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts..)
The Holly And The Ivy
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Walking In The Air from The Snowman
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Zat You Santa Claus
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love how interactive I am with all their guests. For me it's as much about creating a party atmosphere as it is about the singing, an that means including all the guests, from the youngest to the oldest! I'm also extremely flexible when it comes to timings and repertoire!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Highlights of my performance career include singing at: The Royal Opera House The Tower of London Greenwich Painted Hall Glastonbury Festival Handel House Syon House Doncaster Corn Exchange Simpsons Restaurant Corporate clients include: Snapchat Sainsburys Selfridges Beefeater Gin Zoopla Deloitte

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love a very wide variety of music, but singing-wise I adore Ella Fitzgerald, I think her silky smooth vocals just cant be beaten!

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

Singing in The Royal Opera House was quite special! However I love all my gigs and I treat every show as if it were The Royal Opera House!

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

I always try my best to be flexible, we all know things can change in the planning process. I will try my utmost best to cater to any changes.

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

Yes this is not a problem! I often get asked to provide music in between my sets and am happy to do this. If you do want to use my PA system for a DJ service after my set then I do make an additional hourly charge for my time.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to be set up before your guests arrive ideally. If you let me know when they are coming then I will insure my soundcheck is done before then. It normally takes me half an hour to set up my gear and check my sound, and after that I can provide a free playlist service for while your guests enter.

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

If there are any particular songs from my set list you would like, please do ask. I also offer packages for certain eras and styles. For example: Gatsby, rock and roll, 60's, disco, or a mix of great music.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, of course, and you can choose either a vintage style silver microphone or handheld wireless microphone.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is anything not on my set list you would like to hear, do enquire. I might already know it or with enough notice might be able to learn it for your event. There is a £30 fee for this to cover rehearsal time.

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£400

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Hadley K, 4 months ago

Excellent

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Mariam V, 6 months ago

Nara was amazing! We will use Nara again and she has also impressed our guests. Superb!

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Emma R, 1 year ago

Fantastic all around

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Colin M, 1 year ago

Colin Mulford To  Nara Taylor   Review13/8/2018 13:21 Hi Nara, Thanks again for making our day a memorable occasion and here is the review for you to post. Review for Nara Taylor, on Saturday 4th August 2018, Venue Coulsdon Manor, Coulsdon, Surrey. We booked Nara for our Golden Wedding Anniversary which was a mix of 100 friends and family and having seen her before we aware of here appeal and style. We are pleased to say she arrived well before time to set up and run a sound check and adjust her volume to suit the expected guests. Nara performed two 45 minute sets and not only sung extremely well but also pleasantly entertained everyone with her happy comments. All of her songs received much acclaim from our guests and all the business cards and leaflets left on the tables,  were taken, hopefully by prospected clients. We highly recommend Nara Taylor to you for your function, with her large repertoire and professional approach you will not be disappointed. Colin and Sandra Mulford.

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Maria V, 2 years ago

Nara graced us with her shining presence at my birthday on Saturday. She absolutely MADE the party with her fabulous voice and charismatic personality. All the guests were blown away. I highly recommend her services to anyone wishing to add that extra special something to their occasion.... Thank you Nara!

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27th February 2018

Nara has a stunning voice and has amazing stage presence. She interacts with the audience brilliantly too!