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Noel DaCosta

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About Noel

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Noel is a soulful singer and entertainer. Has been the front man for a variety of soul cover bands and is looking for new opportunities.

The British born singer and performer known as Noel DaCosta has been blessing various stages, venues and festivals around the United Kingdom. Every inch the British soul icon Noel developed his style at an early age growing up in a musical household. Born, Noel (Jr) DaCosta Johnson. Noel has always had a passion for music and was drawn into the music world as it gave him a window of expression. Added to his talent Noel is a gifted composer and has written for a number of artists around the country. His musical and lyrical influence are derived from his own life story such as love, and sorrow, however Noel likes to sing about world issues and social injustices. Over the years Noel has been headhunted to compose and sing a variety of Radio jingles adding his flavour to Radio DJ's programs. Inspired by the early Motown generation, the likes of the late Luther Vandross and Michael Jackson, Noel has a deep, smooth, silky voice and his versatility allows him to sing numerous genres of music such as Pop, Jazz, Reggae, House, RnB and Soul. His love of performances and ambitions has enabled him to work as a lead singer with several bands for example “The Portugal Beat Company” a seven-piece band which specialised in live "House Music" Collectively they performed at numerous hot spots famed for House music, which included Dust Bar, Turnmills, Woodys and Ministry of Sound. Under his previous stage name JayR he is featured on the TwiceAsNice Compilation Album of 2006 - "The Ultimate Urban Experience" under Universal Music. He has shared the stage with British Music Icons Kele-Le Roc, Egypt, Loose Ends, Sway, British Reggae singer Don Campbell and Cassandra London to name a few. Has performed at festivals such as Nottinghill Carnival, Brixton and Tottenham Carnival showing his versatility by performing his House/Dance Track “Love Is The House” released by Independent Label, Fear Unknown Records. In 2015 Noel released his first EP The Soul Man from the Endz independently via various online platforms and continues to reap the rewards of sales as well as performing the tracks in and around the UK. Noel is now working behind the scenes on some special projects to be unleashed to the public in the near future. So keep watching.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
House, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Covers, Motown, Soul
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Instruments:
Singer
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
MC
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Song list

UNDER THE BOARDWALK
GET READY
634-5789
STAND BY ME
BE YOUNG, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY
DADDY COOL/THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT D
DANCING IN THE STREET
DOCK OF THE BAY
TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY
TWIST AND SHOUT
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE
GIMME’ SOME LOVIN’
HEY BARTENDER
HOLD ON I’M COMING
HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU
I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)
I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
JAILHOUSE ROCK (BLUES BROTHERS VERSION)
LAND OF 1000 DANCES
BE YOUNG, BE FOOLISH, BE HAPPY
LOVE POTION NO 9
MIDNIGHT HOUR
MINNIE THE MOOCHER
MUSTANG SALLY
MY GIRL
NEW ORLEANS
PROUD MARY
SHAKE YOUR TAILFEATHER
SOULMAN
SWEET SOUL MUSIC
VEHICLE
WORKIN’ FOR A LIVIN
YMCA
TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
SATURDAY AT THE MOVIES
HEARD IT THROUGH The GRAPEVINE
Customer questions

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Yes not a problem

How much time do you need to set up?

The set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

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

The set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in the song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £40 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The vibe and interaction from singer and audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Victoria Club - Aylesbury Hedsor Club - Bourne End Cressex Club Rebellion Brewery - Marlow Marlow Bottom Festival Retro Festival - Newbury

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and the Motown era.

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

I performed at the Retro Festival (front man) in front of several thousands of people in Newbury along with the Straight Eight Band. Also performed at NottingHill Carnival....

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£240
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£600

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Jane D, 2 months ago

Noel was fantastic, performed 2 hours straight and even more, best performance we've had so far, brilliant

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Colin B, 10 months ago

Haven't dance like that for a very long time...My guests couldn't stop talking about you... Thank you for your punctuality, professionalism and awesome voice...We all had a fantastic night and for that we thank you.

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Colin B, 10 months ago

Haven't dance like that for a very long time...My guests couldn't stop talking about you... Thank you for your punctuality, professionalism and awesome voice...We all had a fantastic night and for that we thank you.

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