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Rosie Holman

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About Rosie

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Southend-on-Sea
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Jazz singer, with a love for Ella & Billie! Based in Essex.

I've been singing since I was 16 and have over 12 years of experience in performing - I love it! I've sung with various different acts including function bands, rock bands, tribute bands, funk bands, an acoustic duo and now my jazz trio - The Decatur Street Trio. Career highlights include singing at 100 Club, London and performing for the Canary Wharf Summer Sessions in front of around 2000 people.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Vintage
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Instruments:
Singer
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Musical comedy, Community music worker, Singing teaching
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Song list

Jazz Standards
Lady Is A Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
Fever - Peggy Lee
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Ella Fitzgerald
All Of Me - Billie Holiday
Summertime - Louis Armstrong
Stompin’ At The Savoy – Ella Fitzgerald
At Last - Etta James
Night & Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Ella Fitzgerald
Too Darn Hot - Ella Fitzgerald
It’s Only A Paper Moon - Nat King Cole
I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
What Is This Thing Called Love - Sarah Vaughn
What A Little Moonlight Can Do - Billie Holiday
My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Marilyn Monroe
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Always True To You In My Fashion - Ella Fitzgerald
Let’s Do It - Ella Fitzgerald
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Just One Of Those Things- Frank Sinatra
Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Body and Soul – Sarah Vaughn
I’m Old Fashioned – Ella Fitzgerald
True Love - High Society
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River - Ella Fitzgerald
September In The Rain - Dina Washington
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Georgia - Ray Charles
Get Happy - Judy Garland
Love For Sale - Billie Holiday
Sway - Dean Martin
'Jazzed up' Rock
Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
Zephyr Song – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
'Jazzed up' Pop
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
All Of Me – John Legend
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Toxic - Britney Spears
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
'Jazzed down' Dance
Rhythm Of The Night/Rhythm Is A Dancer (Mashup)
I'm Blue - Eiffel 65
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
Customer questions

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

No problem. Just let me know your timings and I will try to fit around you as best I can!

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

Yes! I quite often run a laptop DJ service in before and in between my sets. If you'd like me to stay on after my last set and DJ, it's an additional £150. I can tailor the DJ music to suit your preferences and if you send me a list of songs you'd like, or a playlist, I can sort those for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around an hour provided the load in point to the venue us near where I'm playing. If the load in point at the venue is further away from where I'm playing, it may take a little longer.

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

Yes, definitely. If there's something from my repertoire that you'd like to hear at your event, just let me know!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! My standard set up includes a PA suitable for up to 80 guests. If you have more than 80 guests this can be upgraded to a PA to suit up to 300 guests for an additional fee of £200. This includes bringing our sound engineer so that the sound is spot on for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely. Just let me know what you'd like.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My voice. I know that sounds a bit weird! But that's what most clients tell me they love about my performance. I connect with the music in an emotional way, I don't just sing it, I perform it and that comes through in my sound. I know that sounds a bit arty farty but it's true.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in a LOT of venues over the years! Wedding venues, venues for corporate parties and private events. On boats, in barns, in fields, in kitchens and courtyards. In theatres, clubs, pubs and restaurants... The best venue I've played though is the 100 Club, for it's legacy - some of the most prestigious artists in the world have played there!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I grew up on a mixture of Blues music (from my Dad), Pop music (from my Mum) and Musical Theatre (from my Grandma). So to name a few... Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steeley Dan, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Smokey Robinson and The Stones. The Spice Girls, George Michael, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Beverley Knight, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Pink.

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

I played at the Canary Wharf Summer Sessions one year, on the green in the middle of Canary wharf. I was part of an acoustic duo and we were on the biggest stage we'd ever played, playing to 2000 odd people sitting on the grass, on their lunch break. Mad.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Available services
DJ set
+£180

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Piotr W, 26 days ago

We hired Rosie and her band for our wedding reception. Fantastic experience right from the start. Great communication beforehand. Rosie is a fantastic jazz singer. Majority of our wedding guests complimented her incredible voice and the vibe she brought to our wedding day. The trio is truly incredible, very classy and unforgettable. Thank you guys for making our wedding day super special.

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Josh S, 1 month ago

Rosie is so lovely and everyone liked her and her singing!! Will definitely collaborate with her for my next events!!

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Lara B, 7 months ago

Rosie and James were fantastic, on time, reliable, extremely professional, looked very smart and most importantly, sounded amazing. Our guests all commented how beautiful the music was! We highly recommend them and would definitely book them again :)

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Kadri O, 7 months ago

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Carrie Q, 6 months ago

“Rosie was great to work with from booking stage, on the night and post event. Our guests really enjoyed themselves as they were transported back to the 1920’s era and set the mood for the rest of the evening. Would highly recommend Decatur Street Jazz for future events!”

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Rachel B, 1 year ago

We hired The Decatur Street Trio for my Dad's 60th Birthday Party. Rosie was extremely helpful and accommodating, very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. The band were great and even learned an unusual special request! They blended in perfectly with the party atmosphere and we would definitely recommend them xx

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