Nara Taylor

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About Nara

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A classically trained singer based in London, with more than ten years professional experience, with repertiore from opera to vintage.

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
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, Covers, 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

A Fine Romance
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Aint That A Kick In the Head
All of Me
All That Jazz
Anything Goes
Basin Street Blues
Big Spender
Blue Velvet
Can’t Help Lovin’ dat Man
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly with Me
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me to the Moon
Hello Dolly!
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Put a Spell On You
I’ll Take Manhattan
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Isn’t This a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Joe le Taxi
La Mer
Let there be love
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Lullaby of Birdland
Lullaby of Broadway
Mack the Knife
Mein Herr
Minnie the Moocher
Miss Otis Regrets
My Baby Just Cares For Me
New York New York
Night and Day
Non je ne regrette rien
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park
Putting on the Ritz
That’s Amore!
The ‘Ole Devil Called Love
The Frim Fram Sauce
The Lady is a Tramp
The Masochism Tango
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Tin Roof Blues
Top hat, white tie and tails
What a Wonderful World
Whatever Lola Wants
When you’re good to Mama
Why Don’t You Do Right?
You make me feel so young
Your feets too big
Christmas repertoire
White Christmas
Santa Claus is coming to town
Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
Let it snow!
The Most Wonderful time of the Year
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland
I've got my love to keep me warm
The Christmas Sing
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?

More than I care to remember! Highlights include: The Royal Opera House The Tower of London Greenwich Painted Hall Glastonbury Festival Handel House

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 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. Just send me a message and let me know, and 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.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, of course.

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.


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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Mariam V, 20 days 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, 1 year 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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From other musicians:

27th February 2018

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