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About Rosie

Professional Jazz Singer based in Southend, Essex but travelling UK wide! Soulful, bluesy sound bringing romance and sophistication.
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Southend-on-Sea
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After finishing a performance degree in 2010, I fell into a band straight away and now have 10 years performing professionally under my belt. I've played in pubs, clubs, theatres, venues, back gardens and kitchen diners, on boats and under bridges, for intimate gatherings and festival size audiences! So you can rest assured when booking me that you're going to get a seasoned pro who is reliable and can deliver a performance that will be talked about by your guests for years to come! If you're a fellow music enthusiast who is looking for a singer to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere for your drinks reception, bring you beautiful music as a backdrop to your corporate dinner, and/or even have you up dancing at your family birthday garden party, I'm your woman (she/her). Career highlights include singing at 100 Club, London as the frontwoman of a Led Zep tribute band and performing for the Canary Wharf Summer Sessions as part of an acoustic duo in front of around 2000 people. They also include having a dance-off with a guest at a client's house party whilst performing... (it was declared a draw if you're interested.) When I'm not singing Jazz, I'm listening to heavy rock, indie, house, garage, soul divas and trying to figure out what new music I like.

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
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
4th Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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
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
Cry Me a River - Julie London
Love For Sale - Billie Holiday
Paper Moon - Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra
True love - High Society
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland/Melody Gardot
Moondance - Van Morrison
Pennies From Heaven - Bing Crosby
Get Happy - Judy Garland
Minnie The Moocher - Cad Calloway
Sway - Dean Martin
September In The Rain - Dinah Washington
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Can’t Help Lovin’ Day Man - Julie London
Jazzed Up Rock
Ace Of Spades – Motörhead
Zephyr Song – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Purple Rain - Prince
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Creep - Radiohead
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Jazzed Up Pop
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
All Of Me – John Legend
Toxic - Britney Spears
All About The Bass - Meghan Trainor
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Sunday Morning- Maroon 5
Havana - Camila Cabello
Who Do You Think You Are - The Spice Girls
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
No Diggity - Black Street, Dr Dre
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
Red Right Hand (Peaky Blinders Theme) - Nick Cave
Jazzed Up Dance
Titanium - David Guetta
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
I’m Blue - Eiffel 65
Rhythm Is A Dancer - Snap!
Rhythm Of The Night - Corona
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
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

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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
Packages
Wedding Drinks Reception & Breakfast
- 1 hour of live music during drinks reception - 90 minutes of live music as wedding breakfast is being served.
£400
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15
Virtual Gig
Up to 90 minutes of Jazz with Decatur Street Jazz Singer, Rosie! The audio quality is top-notch (thank you Sound Engineer Dave) and I use custom backgrounds so it’s visually appealing too! No dodgy bookcases… Virtual gigs will take place over Zoom, so you can watch from the comfort of your own home and invite as many (virtual!) guests as you'd like when I send you the link to the call.
£150
Personalised Music Message
Give your loved one the gift of song! A Personalised Music Message includes: I’ll record a video of me performing the song of your choice (pick from my repertoire!) Personalise your video by including a message to your recipient! I’ll send the private video link to you and your loved one within 72 hours.
£10
EXTREMELY Personalised Music Message!
Give your loved one the gift of song! An Extremely Personalised Music Message includes: I’ll record a video of me performing a song of your choice - this can be ANYTHING you like! I’ll learn it and perform it for your loved one! Personalise your video even further by including a message to your loved one! I’ll send the private video link to you and your loved one within 72 hours.
£15
COMPLETELY Personalised Music Message
Give your loved one the gift of song! A Completely Personalised Music Message includes: I’ll record a video of me performing a song of your choice - this can be ANYTHING you like! I’ll learn it and perform it for your loved one! AND I’ll change the lyrics to your specifications… for example… Instead of… Nat King Cole’s lyrics to L.O.V.E…. “L is for the way you look at me…” You could change it to your loved one’s name… “M is for the way you make me smile, I is ‘cause without you, I’d be down, K is kisses that come in the dead of night and E is for the food you make that fills me up with pure delight…” You can come up with these yourself, or you can give me an idea of what you’d like and I’ll come up with something! Personalise your video even further by including a message to your loved one! I’ll send the private video link to you and your loved one within 72 hours.
£25

Add-ons

Disco Lighting
+£150
DJ set
+£180

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Mary W, 1 year ago

Rosie was an absolute star. She was technically brilliant (beautiful voice) and when she was let down by the sound system completed her set unaccompanied. Her professionalism and un-flappability in the face of difficulty was very impressive. Would strongly recommend.

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Piotr W, 1 year 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 year 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, 2 years 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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Lex F, 1 year ago

Rosie and the band made the music for the event INCREDIBLE. They sounded amazing, they read the room, they had amazing stage presence and honestly created such a wonderful atmosphere. Rosie went above and beyond for the event and made the night so extra special. Thoroughly recommend Decatur Street Jazz if you want awesome musicians, an incredible singer and true professionals.

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Chris P, 1 year ago

We booked Rosie for a Great Gatsby themed 30th. This was a surprisingly difficult genre to find a singer for who could do what we was after. We wanted a modern twist with the 1920s theme such as from the Great Gatsby theme. And Rosie absolutely nailed it. All the guests at the party as it was at a privately booked hotel they did not know of a singer performing on the Saturday and when Rosie began to sing everyone was in shock. Had compliments all night at how good she was, everyone was partying all night and Rosie made it fun and interacted. Will definitely book again and been told I have to book Rosie when we eventually get married. Made the night amazing thank you! 10/10!

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