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Noel is a soulful singer and entertainer. Has been the frontman for a variety of soul-cover bands and is also a DJ.
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The British-born signed Recording Artist (Hook & Rhyme Records) and performer 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 influences 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 performance 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.

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House, 1960s era music, Covers, Motown, Soul, R&B, Ibiza club, Garage, Deep house, 1950s era music, 1970s era music
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Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

634-5789 - Wilson Pickett
Aint No Stoppin Us Now - Luther Vandross
Aint Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Always And Forever - Luther Vandross
At Last - Etta James
Baby Now That I’ve Found You - The Foundations
Bend Me Shape - Amen Corner
Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Trams
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Celebration (Kool And The Gang)
Cherry Oh Baby - UB40
Cry For Me - Solomon Burke
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
Do You Love Me - The Contours
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Blues Bros.
Every Little Step I Take - Bobby Brown
Everything - Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Get Ready - The Temptations
Gimme’ Some Lovin’ - Spencer Davis Group
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Help Me Make It Through The Night - John Holt
Hey Bartender - Blues Brothers
Hold On I’m Coming - Sam And Dave
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
I'm a Man - Spencer Davis Group
Isn't She Lovely -Stevie Wonder
It's The Same Old Song - The Four Tops
Kingston Town - UB40
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
La Bamba - Los Lobos
Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe
Love Man - Otis Redding
Love Potion No 9 - The Searchers
Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
Love Train - The Ojays
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe
Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Saturday At The Movies - The Drifters
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Shake Your Tailfeather - Ray Charles
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Soulman - Sam And Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sugar Pie Honey Bunch - Four Tops
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Cherie - UB40
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
The Snake - Al Wilson
Stoned Out Of My Mind - John Holt
Three Little Bird - Bob Marley
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Twisting The Night Away - Sam Cooke
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Vehicle - Ides March
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You to me are Everything - The Real Thing
When You Walk In The Room - The Searchers
Workin’ For A Livin - Huey Lewis And The News
Ymca - Village People
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The vibe I bring to an event and interaction with the 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 (frontman) in front of several thousand of people in Newbury along with the Straight Eight Band. Also performed at Nottinghill Carnival.

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

I always try my 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 me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

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

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

My setlists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm 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 I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'm happy to do this for you.


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£650
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From Encore customers:

Chloe B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noel was absolutely incredible he made my party so special! My guest and myself were completely blown away! Noel was professional and kind and and amazing singer would highly recommend him! 5* and more I shall be having Noel again at all my party’s in future. Many thanks lots of love Hayley❤️

Reply from Noel
2 months ago

Thank you so much and look forward to partying with you all again in the near future.

Alan S
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

It’s was good he created great atmosphere our customer like it.looking forward work in the future

Reply from Noel
2 months ago

Thanks Alan. Look forward to working with you in the near future.

5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noel was great from start to finish and would fully recommend for any occasion

Reply from Noel
5 months ago

Thank you so much for the review and wishing you and your a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Paul C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noel is very talented and professional great singer great night would highly recommend him

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From other customers:

May D
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 611 Hertford Rd
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5 out of 5

Fabulous Night last night in The PrinceAlbert Enfield Can’t wait to see you again in September

Colin B
4 years ago, for a Private event in King's Rd
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5 out of 5

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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