Jazz trio

Sam Carelse Trio

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Jazz trio
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Add a touch of vintage magic to corporate functions, weddings, parties, celebrations and receptions.

Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra and other great jazz singers, popular vocalist Sam Carelse's trio recreate the atmosphere of the golden age of jazz for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events and other special occasions. The trio of vocals, guitar and double bass are able to create a relaxed atmosphere for dinner or mingling, or dancing. Other line-ups are available to suit all moods, with piano, sax, trumpet and more. Their ability to bring the cool bossa nova sounds of the 1960's adds a touch of class to any drinks reception, or they can really get the party started with swinging classics from The Great American Songbook, or the high-energy sound of gypsy jazz. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements - we'd love to hear from you.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Jazz trio, Jazz duo, Swing & Jive band, Vintage-themed jazz band, Jazz band, Gypsy jazz band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Double Bass. We also have a duo option: Vocals, Guitar.

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

We can be flexible if timings change slightly - just let us know as soon as possible.

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

Yes - we can offer this service for free before and between our sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

For the duo or trio line-ups we usually set up 30 minutes before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?


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

Our 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.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in your quote. We usually require approx. 6ft x 6ft space to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our 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 £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have an authentic passion for jazz, swing and bossa nova and clients tell us that it comes across in our sound. Our singer has been likened to Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O'Day and Blossom Dearie. Clients also love that we look like we're having fun - we are! - which means audiences have a great time too.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Brighton Dome The Grand, Brighton Brighton Hilton Metropole Brighton Harbour Hotel and Spa East Sussex National Hotel Dome Cinema, Worthing The Nightjar, London

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald Anita O'Day Blossom Dearie Sarah Vaughan Frank Sinatra Annie Ross Diana Krall

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

The Sussex Business Awards at The Grand, Brighton - November 2018


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£570
Up to 3 hours£680


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Fiona R, 11 months ago

What an amazing voice and presence Sam has, she sings from the heart but in a really relaxed manner. So many people who came to the event commented on how great she sounded. She arrived looking stunning and totally in keeping with the 1920’s theme. She also came early so we could rehearse which was really helpful as it was the our first time dancing live with the band. I would highly recommend Sam she is a total pro and a mesmerising singer.

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Annie W, 1 year ago

Sam recently performed at a very busy event, she was amazing. The audience loved her. Sam and her musicians were top class and extremely professional. She even tailored the set for us as it was a Christmas event. Would highly recommend!

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