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Nils Solberg

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About Nils

Gypsy Jazz to Great American Songbook (Rat Pack & Nat King Cole), passion and experience, guitar/vocals solo (with loop pedal) to quintet!
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Norwegian by ancestry but British by nationality, I started my career playing in function bands in the West End of London in the '70s and have been a professional musician ever since. Having spent a number of years recording and touring with such people as Bryan Ferry, Nigel Kennedy, Ralph McTell and Clare Teal, I have now collected a vast repertoire of songs and have performed in the UK and abroad at countless corporate events, weddings, funerals, celebrations, concerts, jazz festivals and on cruises in combinations ranging from a solo guitarist/singer to duos, trios and quartets to large jazz ensembles. I cover jazz standards from the '20s to the '60s, specialising in laid-back bossa novas and the swing style exemplified by the Nat Cole Trio and the Rat Pack; songs from the Broadway Shows and The Great American Songbook - Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, with a smattering of gypsy jazz thrown into the mix. I am happy to adapt the music I play to meet the needs of any client.

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Jazz, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Easy listening
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Songwriter
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Song list

Watch What Happens
It Had To Be You
East Of The Sun
The More I See You
Come Fly With Me
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
The Lady Is A Tramp
One Note Samba
All Of Me
Makin’ Whoopee
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Honeysuckle Rose
Till There Was You
You Do Something To Me
Dream A Little Dream
Too Close For Comfort
I Get A Kick Out Of You
The Girl From Ipanema
I Remember You
Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby
The Flat Foot Floogie
Hit That Jive Jack
The Frim Fram Sauce
Walking My Baby Back Home
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
At Long Last Love
This Guy’s In Love With You
King Of The Road
On The Street Where You Live
Quando Quando Quando
Route 66
….and many more….


From customers:

Mina F
5 years ago

Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding. It was an honour to have you play and it meant so much to have something so personal as I walked up the aisle and as we signed the register. It was a most magical day!

Adrian M
4 years ago

From the first note I played with Nils, I felt his groove . He knows every tune in the book and totally nails every tempo. To top it all off, he sings like Nat Cole. Total legend and honour to be on any bandstand with!

From other musicians:

12th November 2018

No one swings like this guy! His driving guitar-playing is fantastic and he's a great singer too!