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About New Dawn

Multi-Award Winning "BIG SOUND" Keyboard-Vocal Harmony Show featuring Soul & Motown, The Girls Of The 60's and hits from 50's-80's
Pop duo
Bristol
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Think a duo isn't big enough to make an impression at your event?... New Dawn is the show to change your mind! Featuring Male & Female Lead Vocals, Superb Harmonies, and Top Quality PA & Lighting! Both highly experienced professionals in their own right, Dawn & Nigel have combined their talents to produce this great dynamic show. Lead Vocalist Dawn has fronted some of Bristol's top club/cabaret bands while Keyboard Player and Vocalist Nigel, a veteran of the club circuit, toured for many years with various bands supporting some of the top stars of the 1960's including The Drifters, The Searchers, Love Affair and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Songs from many well-known artists are faithfully recreated in the show with live keyboards, professional tracks and superb harmony vocals.(New Dawn does not use recorded vocal tracks!) We offer great value as we can produce the sound of at least a six-piece band (but with a volume control!) and take up less space if your venue is a little smaller! Don't think of us as "just a duo". We pride ourselves on having a "Big Sound" and would put much bigger acts to shame with our high standards of presentation, sound and lighting!! The New Dawn Show is supported by a professional PA system and high-quality stage lighting to create the perfect mood for your venue, event, wedding or party We are available for all types of engagements 'Black-Tie' and Formal Functions (ballroom dancing numbers by prior request) Anniversaries, Retirement Events, Private Parties, Birthdays, Weddings, Presentation Nights, Golf Clubs, Bowls Clubs, Hotels & Social Clubs. We can also offer recorded music during breaks in our performance for a full evening of entertainment New Dawn prides itself on it's presentation and has an extensive stage wardrobe with outfits to suit all occasions

Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Pop, Motown, Soul, Disco, 1980s era music, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

SOUL & MOTOWN
1-2-3 – LEN BARRY
BABY COME BACK – THE EQUALS
BEGGIN’ – THE FOUR SEASONS
BLACK IS BLACK – LOS BRAVOS
BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE – JACKSON 5
COME SEE ABOUT ME – THE SUPREMES
DANCING IN THE STREET- MARTHA REEVES
DO I LOVE YOU (INDEED I DO) – FRANK WILSON
DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - TAVARES
GET READY – THE TEMPTATIONS
GIMME LITTLE SIGN – BRENTON WOOD
HOLD BACK THE NIGHT – THE TRAMMPS
I CAN’T GET BY WITHOUT YOU – THE REAL THING
I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING – THE STYLISTICS
I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE) THE FOUR TOPS
I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE – LOU CHRISTIE
IT TAKES TWO – MARVIN GAYE & KIM WESTON
IT’S THE SAME OLD SONG – THE FOUR TOPS
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU – STEVIE WONDER
I’LL GO WHERE YOUR MUSIC TAKES ME – JIMMY JAMES
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN – DIONNE WARWICK
I WILL SURVIVE – GLORIA GAYNOR
LET’S HANG ON – THE FOUR SEASONS
LOST IN MUSIC – SISTER SLEDGE
LOVE TRAIN – THE O’JAYS
MY FIRST MY LAST MY EVERYTHING – BARRY WHITE
MY GIRL – THE TEMPTATIONS
MY GUY – MARY WELLS
RESCUE ME – FONTELLA BASS
SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED – STEVIE WONDER
SIR DUKE – STEVIE WONDER
SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER – THE SUPREMES
SUPERSTITION – STEVIE WONDER
SWEET SOUL MUSIC - ARTHUR CONLEY
THE HAPPENING – THE SUPREMES
THE LOVE I LOST – HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES
THE TEARS OF A CLOWN – SMOKEY ROBINSON
THIS OLD HEART OF MINE – THE ISLEY BROTHERS
TWO CAN HAVE A PARTY – TAMMI TERRELL
WHO LOVES YOU – THE FOUR SEASONS
WORKING MY WAY BACK TO YOU – DETROIT SPINNERS
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG & IN LOVE – THE MARVELETTES
YESTER ME-YESTER YOU-YESTERDAY – STEVIE WONDER
YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT – JIMMY CLIFF
YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING – THE REAL THING
GIRLS OF THE 60’s
AND THEN HE KISSED ME – THE CRYSTALS
BABY I LOVE YOU – THE RONETTES
BE MY BABY – THE RONETTES
BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA – EYDIE GORME
BOBBY’S GIRL – SUSAN MAUGHN
DA DO RON RON – THE CRYSTALS
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
I TOLD EVERY LITTLE STAR – LINDA SCOTT
LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR – CONNIE FRANCIS
LONG LIVE LOVE – SANDIE SHAW
LOSING YOU – BRENDA LEE
ONE FINE DAY – THE CHIFFONS
PUPPET ON A STRING – SANDIE SHAW
SOMETHING HERE IN MY HEART – THE PAPER DOLLS
SWEET TALKIN’ GUY – THE CHIFFONS
STUPID CUPID – CONNIE FRANCIS
SOMETHING HERE IN MY HEART – THE PAPER DOLLS
VACATION – CONNIE FRANCIS
WHERE THE BOYS ARE – CONNIE FRANCIS
WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW – THE SHIRELLES
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME – DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
HITS FROM THE 1950’s
A FOOL SUCH AS I – ELVIS PRESLEY
BE MY GUEST – FATS DOMINO
BLUEBERRY HILL – FATS DOMINO
BORN TOO LATE – THE PONI-TAILS
HE’LL HAVE TO GO – JIM REEVES
IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT – THE 5 SATINS
LET’S FALL IN LOVE – ALMA COGAN
ONLY YOU – THE PLATTERS
STAIRWAY OF LOVE – ALMA COGAN
TENNESSE WALTZ – ALMA COGAN
THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING – ELVIS PRESLEY
TREAT ME NICE – ELVIS PRESLEY
TWILIGHT TIME – THE PLATTERS
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE – THE EVERLY BROTHERS
HITS FROM THE 1960’s
A WORLD OF OUR OWN – THE SEEKERS
BLUE MOON – THE MARCELS
BRINGING ON BACK THE GOOD TIMES – THE LOVE AFAFIR
COME ON OVER TO MY PLACE – THE DRIFTERS
CRYING IN THE RAIN – THE EVERLY BROTHERS
DAYDREAM BELIEVER – THE MONKEES
DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY – MANFRED MANN
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME – THE MAMAS & PAPAS
ELENORE – THE TURTLES
EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD – THE TREMELOES
EVERLASTING LOVE – THE LOVE AFFAIR
GOOD LUCK CHARM – ELVIS PRESLEY
HAVE I THE RIGHT – THE HONEYCOMBS
HELLO MARY LOU – RICK NELSON
HI HO SILVER LINING – JEFF BECK
HITCHIN’ A RIDE – VANITY FARE
HERE IT COMES AGAIN – THE FORTUNES
HOLD TIGHT – DAVE DEE DOZY BEAKY MICK & TICH
I BELIEVE – THE BACHELORS
IF PARADISE IS HALF AS NICE – AMEN CORNER
I'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU - THE SEEKERS
I’M INTO SOMETHING GOOD – HERMANS HERMITS
IN DREAMS – ROY ORBISON
IT’S GETTING BETTER – THE MAMAS & PAPAS
JUST ONE LOOK – THE HOLLIES
LET’S DANCE – CHRIS MONTEZ
LITTLE TOWN FLIRT – DEL SHANNON
LOVIN’ THINGS – MARMALADE
OUT OF TIME – CHRIS FARLOWE
PENNY ARCADE – ROY ORBISON
PRETTY FLAMINGO – MANFRED MANN
PRETTY WOMAN – ROY ORBISON
PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES – CLIFF RICHARD
RUNAWAY – DEL SHANNON
SHA LA LA LA LEE – THE SMALL FACES
SHE LOVES YOU – THE BEATLES
SILENCE IS GOLDEN – THE TREMELOES
SOMETHIN’ STUPID – FRANK & NANCY SINATRA
SUSPICIOUS MINDS – ELVIS PRESLEY
THE SUN AIN’T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE – THE WALKER BROTHERS
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM – THE SEARCHERS
WALK RIGHT BACK – THE EVERLY BROTHERS
YES I WILL – THE HOLLIES
YOU BELONG TO ME – THE DUPREES
YOUNG GIRL – GARY PUCKETT& THE UNION GAP
HITS FROM THE 1970’s
(IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO – TONY CHRISTIE
BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY – DANIEL BOONE
BEG STEAL OR BORROW – THE NEW SEEKERS
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – SIMON & GARFUNKEL
CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP – MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
COUSIN NORMAN – MARMALADE
CRACKLIN’ ROSIE – NEIL DIAMOND
CROCODILE ROCK – ELTON JOHN
DADDY COOL – BONEY M
DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE – CRYSTAL GAYLE
DOWN ON THE BEACH TONIGHT – THE DRIFTERS
FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS – MARMALADE
HERE COME THAT RAINY DAY FEELING – THE FORTUNES
I DO I DO I DO I DO I DO - ABBA
KISSING IN THE BACK ROW – THE DRIFTERS
KNOCK 3 TIMES – TONY ORLANDO & DAWN
LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) – EDISON LIGHTHOUSE
MORE THAN A NUMBER IN MY LITTLE RED BOOK – THE DRIFTERS
MISSISSIPPI – PUSSYCAT
PLEASE MR POSTMAN – THE CARPENTERS
RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS – THE CARPENTERS
REMEMBER SHA LA LA – THE BAY CITY ROLLERS
THE SAME OLD FEELING – PICKETTYWITCH
SHANG A LANG – THE BAY CITY ROLLERS
SOMETHING TELLS ME – CILLA BLACK
STAND BY YOUR MAN – TAMMY WYNETTE
SUNDAY GIRL – BLONDIE
SWEET CAROLINE – NEIL DIAMOND
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC – ABBA
THE WONDER OF YOU – ELVIS PRESLEY
THERE GOES MY FIRST LOVE – THE DRIFTERS
WATERLOO – ABBA
WHAT I’VE GOT IN MIND – BILLIE JO SPEARS
WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND – THE CUFFLINKS
WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN – THE THREE DEGREES
YELLOW RIVER – CHRISTIE
HITS FROM THE 1980’s & BEYOND
500 MILES – THE PROCLAIMERS
ALL NIGHT LONG – LIONEL RITCHIE
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER - SHALAMAR
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – MODERN ROMANCE
CAN YOU FEEL IT – THE JACKSONS
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY – THE MAVERICKS
EASY – LIONEL RITCHIE
FUNKYTOWN – LIPPS INC
GIVE IT UP - KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
HANDS UP - OTTOWAN
HEARTBREAKER – DIONNE WARWICK
HEY BABY – DJ OTZI
HOLD ON TIGHT TO YOUR DREAMS – E.L.O
I DROVE ALL NIGHT - ROY ORBISON
I KNEW THE BRIDE – NICK LOWE
LET’S GO ROUND AGAIN – AVERAGE WHITE BAND
NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE – STEPHANIE MILLS
ONE MOMENT IN TIME – WHITNEY HOUSTON
ROCK & ROLL IS KING – E.L.O
SHAMA LAMA DING DONG – OTIS DAY & THE KNIGHTS
WALK OF LIFE – DIRE STRAITS
YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY – SHAKIN’ STEVENS
CHRISTMAS SONGS
AULD LANG SYNE – TRADITIONAL
JINGLEBELL ROCK – BRENDA LEE
LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS – MUD
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE – SHAKIN’ STEVENS
PRETTY PAPER – ROY ORBISON
SILVER BELLS – JIM REEVES
WARM THIS WINTER – CONNIE FRANCIS
WHITE CHRISTMAS (DOO-WOP) – SHAKIN STEVENS
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We get a lot of great compliments wherever we play. People are generally quite surprised at how big our sound is for a duo, but we never compromise on the quality of our equipment or tracks. People also comment on how well our voices work together and also on our presentation and lighting....which is an integral part of or show

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have been doing this for a number of years and have performed in theatres, hotels and clubs as well as numerous private events, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, weddings, golf dinners etc.....

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We both have different influences but we feel that makes the show what it is. Dawn is influenced by the female vocalists and the "girl-groups" of the 60's while Nigel's musical past has been mainly in 60's groups. We both like songs with great harmonies!

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

Supporting Martha Reeves & The Vandellas....They were legends but treated us as equals...(which we clearly were not!!!!) Nigel also performed at Glastonbury in 1985!

Do you have different line-up options?

No...we are a duo and also husband and wife so this line up is the only option

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

No worries...even if its on the day as we appreciate that things don't always go quite to plan.....obviously we would prefer some notice but whatever the issue, we will work with you to try and help.

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

Yes we supply music free of charge via iPod for breaks and any other gaps in the performance....if you prefer to create your own playlist then we are happy to play this instead. Just supply it on a USB stick in .wav or .mp3 We also offer free use of a radio microphone for speeches etc.

How much time do you need to set up?

We ideally like around 1.5 hours as the lighting takes a while to sort. we can play background music as soon as the PA is up and running...

Can you roam around while you perform?

No sorry....keyboards are heavy and our backs are not as good as they used to be!!

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

Yes...please have a chat with us while arranging your event and we will try to accommodate any requests

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

Yes....we pride ourselves on our presentation and the lighting is pre-programmed to compliment our show...As our stage backcloth is 3 metres wide, we would ideally like a performance area of 3m x 2m if possible. PA is provided but we can arrange additional PA for larger venues at additional cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We will do our best, but not all songs suit all voices and it will also depend if we need to source a backing track. There will be an additional charge of £30 to cover purchase of the track and rehearsal. We have companies that will create custom tracks for us if you need something unusual but the cost for these would be much higher

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£700

Add-ons

Early set up fee
+£100
Late Finish
+£100
Additional PA & Engineer
+£300

Reviews

From customers:

Margaret P, 3 years ago

Thank you so much Dawn and Nigel for a truly wonderful evening of first-class entertainment to help us celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. You are lovely people. God bless you both and hope to meet again in the not too distant future.

Christine C, 3 years ago

I am not usually one to write online reviews but I am making an exception in this case as "Credit where it is due" the New Dawn duo totally exceeded my expectations when they played for my husband's surprise 65th Birthday/retirement party. He is a lifelong fan of Connie Francis and Dawn's performance of 'Where The Boys Are' brought tears to his eyes, and earned her a standing ovation from our guests. Nigel and Dawn are both excellent singers in their own right, their harmonies are outstanding, and together with their superb lighting effects makes for a great nights entertainment which is second-to-none. Sincere thanks to you both Dawn and Nigel

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