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A talented professional Vocalist performing the Barbra Streisand songbook

Sarah Starkey is a solo vocalist who has been performing to and delighting audiences professionally for 25 years. Forever Streisand is a fantastic live act that celebrates the music of an icon where we perform the much loved songbook of Barbra Streisand. With the ability to connect with her audiences, Sarah always evokes many wonderful emotions when performing the iconic and powerful songs from the great lady. With many major performances behind her, including a Royal Gala Variety Performance at The Mermaid Theatre, London with HRH Prince Edward in attendance and singing solo at London's Earls Court, Sarah is equally comfortable performing to intimate audiences at Private parties, Weddings and Charity Events among many others. Such is her talent, Sarah was the resident singer at Rowhill Grange Hotel in Dartford, Kent for over 3 years, performing every Saturday night. She has also performed in numerous hotels and restaurants across London, Kent and Essex as well as Headlining a major charity show for the Rotary Childrens Hospice Holidays at The Central Theatre in Chatham, Kent. We are very excited to announce that Sarah will taking her Forever Streisand act to audiences far and wide with her very own live band in 2019.

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1920s era music, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Covers, Motown, Tribute, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Musical theatre
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Singing teaching
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Song list

Sarah has such a vast repertoire that it is impossible to state all songs here. Sets can be tailored to specific tastes and we are always happy to discuss your requirements.
Without You - Mariah Carey
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Close To You - The Carpenters
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Crazy For You - Madonna
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Just One Of Those Things - Cole Porter
Read All About It - Emilie Sande
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
The Rose - Bette Midler
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Clown - Emeli Sande
The Man With the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush
Some Uptempo songs could include any of the following:
My Kind Of Music - Paloma Faith
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
One Last Time - Ariana Grande
Dancing Queen - Abba
Perfect - Pink
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
Black Magic - Little Mix
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
About You Now - Sugarbabes
Better The Devil You Know - Kylie Minogue
Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Mamma Mia - Abba
Simply The Best - Tina Turner
Best of My Love - The Emotions
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Firework - Katy Perry
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Tammi Terrell
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jump - Sister Sledge
Voodoo Child - Rogue Traders
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
Human - The Killers
Help - The Beatles
I Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Diana Ross
Downtown - Petula Clark
Walking Back to Happiness - Helen Shapiro
Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
Customer questions

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

I am happy to discuss and accommodate any timing changes if at all possible. I once performed at a Civil Ceremony where the Wedding Breakfast was interrupted by an England World Cup match. Was happy to start after the final whistle (although the chef wasn't happy)!

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

We are always happy to connect our iPod to our PA system during breaks etc and we have easy listening sets pertaining to the event, i.e. Love songs for Weddings and Valentine's.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can normally set up within half an hour. We do like to be at the venue in very good time so as to minimise disruption to diners or guests. We also like to undergo a quick sound-check so that we are ready to go when we get the nod from you!

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

I am always happy to discuss set lists with the client. My sets are normally tailored to the event anyway, such is my performing experience, I tend to know what audiences like and what gets people up and dancing, or singing along to.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have my own modern and powerful PA System which can be used in any size room or hall. I have a radio microphone so that I can mix between the guests or audience. With my Acoustic act, we have our own portable piano

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am always open to requests and I will always try to learn a song if it isn't one I already know! I once was asked to sing Amazing Grace A Cappella at a Wedding Breakfast as it was extremely personal to the groom and his family. A very moving and emotional experience, which is why I am always happy to try to accommodate requests.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Most clients comment on my personality and vocal ability when performing. They love the way in which I interact with the audience and they are always grateful that their guests or patrons feel they have been entertained which is why I get a lot of repeat custom. Despite my years of performing, I am always humbled when the public approach me to thank me

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

So very many! Venues of note would be The Mermaid Theatre in London's West End and Earls Court. I was the resident singer at Rowhill Grange Hotel in Kent for 3 years and have performed across the Home Counties. I am booked to headline a Variety Performance at The Central Theatre in Chatham in March 2019 and have a live band booking in Plymouth in Oct 2019

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Being a Barbra Streisand tribute, I am influenced by her of course, such an amazing artist spanning so many years, but I have many other influences spanning a few genres, from Pink to Eva Cassidy

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

The West End Variety Performance was amazing, such a fantastic experience as was Earls Court. I have gained a lot of satisfaction from the solo shows I have performed at the Pizza Express Music Rooms in Maidstone and The Mick Jagger Theatre in Dartford but I am looking forward very much to having my own live band behind me later this year for more big shows!

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception*. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. *Reception at same venue as Wedding Breakfast
£400

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Julia R, 3 years ago

Have been to see Sarah perform twice as Barbara, both times were just brilliant! At times the performance was quite emotional, and at others it was hard to stop myself from joining in. Would recommend a Streisand evening with food for a really good night out. Definitely five stars from me

E A, 2 years ago

I... was lucky enough to hear and see Sarah perform at Pizza Express. Amazing.. talented and beautiful

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