Contemporary vocal ensemble

The Hummingbirds

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About The Hummingbirds

Contemporary vocal ensemble
Okehampton
Public liability insurance of £1 million
The Hummingbirds are a professional, close harmony trio delivering cleverly perfected harmonies through “Modern Vintage - Swing”.

The Hummingbirds | Professional Close Harmony Trio | Sassy 1940’s Swing The Hummingbirds are a professional, close harmony trio delivering cleverly perfected harmonies through “Modern Vintage - Swing”. They perform classic style arrangements with a modern twist, making them the perfect choice for 1940s/WWII & 1950’s events, special birthdays, vintage themed weddings, and festivals. The Hummingbirds, Clara, Bettie & Grace are three exceptionally talented singers and performers whose stunning close harmonies and arrangements have been expertly crafted to WOW. They LOVE being Hummingbirds and that love is infectious to all who have the pleasure of seeing and hearing them perform. The Hummingbirds can be self contained with their own PA & lighting and offer several complete entertainment packages. All will be delivered with Hummingbird flair. Glamorous costumes abound for your 1940s; 50’s; vintage themed wedding, tea party or Military event. How a typical package looks: - 3 x c.25 minute sets performed in 3 different costumes. Tailored backing music provided between sets. - 2 x c.40 minute sets performed in 2 different costumes. Tailored backing music provided between sets. The above are delivered over professional backing tracks. - Swing band option available on request. The Hummingbirds work with incredibly talented musicians who can be available for larger functions and events. Fancy something a little different ? Why Not!… Professional dancers can be added to any of our packages:- Encourage the dancing - Teach the revellers how to do some professional moves and Swing, Swing, Swing whilst we Sing, Sing, Sing :)

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Military, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Gypsy jazz, Jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Cabaret
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Types:
Contemporary vocal ensemble, A cappella group, Musical theatre company, Early music vocal ensemble
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Traditional:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Chatanooga Choo Choo
Don’t Sit Under The Apple tree
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Get Happy
Hit That Jive Jack
In The Mood
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Lollipop
Mr Sandman
Rum & Coca Cola
Shoo Shoo Baby
Straighten Up & Fly Right
Why Don’t you do right
Modern Vintage:
All About The Bass
Candy Man
Could It Be Magic
Crazy In Love
Heart Of Glass
Hit The Road Jack
No Diggity
Pack Up
Single Ladies
Spooky
Stuck
That Man
The National Express
Walk Like An Egyptian
Christmas Songs:
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Away in a Manger
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Christmas Polka
In the Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It’s Christmas Everywhere
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Let It Snow
Let the Snow Keep Falling(a capella medley)
Santa Baby
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Silent Night
The Christmas Song
The Gift of Love
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We start as a trio with professionally mastered backing tracks. Duo option available and Grace also performs solo. We can be accompanied by our fabulous pianist and also a band 3 - 5 piece. Dancers too if you so wish.

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

We always try our 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 us know.

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

In between our sets we do - this is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. However if you'd like a music via our PA after the final set for up to one hour in total before & after our performance, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up in 45 minutes comfortable and then need to change - 1.5 hrs total if we have travelled far... slightly less if not.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No. We work with traditional style Microphones that are fixed We do have on stage choreography which is very much a show.

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

Very happy to talk and tailor our sets to suit the occasion best.

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

Yes unless the venue is such that we need to bring a sound man and additional PA & Lighting. Ours caters up to a room of 500. we need 3mx3m performance area. If the stage has a pelmet, we would most likely need additional PA

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?

The blend of our voices; the professional level of polish to our performances; our dresses :) The mix of traditional and modern vintage music.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£1000
Packages
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception with a costume change if desired.
£800
Available services
Background Music
+£100
Duo
+£500

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Danny R, 1 year ago

Having recently booked the Hummingbirds, I can highly recommend them for their professionalism & talent. Once the booking was confirmed I was in contact with one of the trio and they were very hospitable towards myself and the requirements I had. As for the acts performed, I couldn't fault them. They are clearly very talented ladies and I wish them luck in their future success.

From other customers:

Facebook, 2 years ago

Tania Haycocks · 22 December 2017 A close harmony singing trio with a wealth of diverse musical taste. Swing and blues and their own take on currant chart numbers. A perfect choice for any occasion for any age group. Our party ranged from 15 - 80+ and there was something for everyone.

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Neil Edgson reviewed The Hummingbirds – 5 star 9 November 2017 · What a brilliant show at The Castle in Lydford. Brilliant harmonies on a great variety of tunes and, also, sparkling frocks. What more do you need?

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