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Modern jazz band

Oj Staines Band

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About Oj Staines Band

Guitarist Oliver J. Staines leads various small ensembles playing a variety of jazz styles
Modern jazz band
Waltham Cross
Public liability insurance of £5 million

OJ Staines is a highly experienced guitarist who can capture the romantic strains of the traditional Spanish guitar as well as he can weave smooth Jazz improvisations or deliver soulful interpretations of Pop classics. He is frequently required to provide a musical accompaniment to all manner of settings and functions from large scale corporate clients such as Nokia and Marks and Spencer to the intimate and private such as Wedding Ceremonies and Barmitzvahs. He has performed extensively around the UK in venues including the South Bank Centre and Pizza Express as well in Europe and shared the stage or studio with the likes of sought after Saxophonist Christian Brewer and Keyboard Ace Robert Mitchel. Oliver graduated with an honors degree from Middlesex University's highly respected Jazz department in 2001 under the tutelage of Stuart Hall and Phil Robson and pursued Classical studies with Therese Saba in London. He values each engagement as equally important and sets himself the highest professional standards in every aspect of the performance and booking process whatever the event or size of the audience. He has built up a large circle of excellent musicians with whom he can form the ideal ensemble for any event. Typical examples of the kind of trio or other ensembles available such as with female vocals and drums or saxaphone and drums are shown in videos here. Please take a look and enjoy!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Christmas, Classical crossover, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Funk, Funk rock, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Salsa, Tango
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Fly Me To The Moon
My Funny Valentine
Satin Doll
Have You Met Miss Jones
Like Someone In Love
Moon River
They Can't Take that Away from Me
Honeysuckle Rose
The Way You Look Tonight
Jazz Standards
Aguas De Marco (Waters of March)
A Foggy Day in London Town
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Black Coffee
Body & Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Christmas Time Is Here
Cry Me a River
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Dream a little dream of me
Don’t Explain
East of The Sun
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fly Me to the Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Good Morning Heartache
Have You Met Miss Jones
Have Yourself A Merry Little Xmas
He Loves She Loves
I’m Beginning to See the Light
I Know that you Know
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Only Have Eyes for You
I Remember You
I Thought About You
I Wish I Knew How it Feels to be Free
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
It Could Happen To You
I’ve Got a Crush On You
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
I’ve Got the World on a String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Just Friends
Just One of those Things
Let’s Fall In Love
Love For Sale
Lover Come Back To Me
Like Someone in Love
Lucky to be Me
Moon River
My favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My One and Only Love
My Romance
My Shining Hour
Night and Day
No more Blues
Old Devil Moon
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Once I Loved
One Note Samba
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Round Midnight
Route 66
Satin Doll
September in the Rain
Silent Night
Sleeping Bee
So Nice Summer Samba
Some Day My Prince Will Come
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Someone To Watch Over Me
Speak Low
Stella By Starlight
Strangers in the Night
Summer time
That Old Feeling
The Best Is Yet To Come
The Boy Next Door
The Nearness of You
The Shadow of Your Smile
The Very Thought of You
The way you look tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
There is no Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
This Time The Dream’s On Me
Time After Time
Too Close for Comfort
Weaver of Dreams
Under a Blanket of Blue
West Coast Blues
What a Difference a Day Made
What is This Thing Called Love
What’s New
When a Woman Loves A Man
When I Fall In Love
When Your Lover Has Gone
White Christmas
Who Cares
Willow Weep For Me
Have You Met Miss Jones
You and the Night and the Music
You Don’t Know What Love Is
You’re Nobody till Someone Loves You


From customers:

Sarah R, 3 years ago

Oliver was a fantastic choice as musician for our wedding, and we were very pleased with our decision to work with him. He responded to all emails, from initial enquiry to confirmation of final requirements promptly and professionally. He provided a wide repertoire of music for us to choose from, including a variety of genres; he also gave useful advice when I was trying to decide on what piece of music to walk down the aisle to. On the day, we received many very positive comments from our guests on his skills and repertoire, and it was great to have a mix of classical for the ceremony and jazz for the reception. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a consummate professional with great skill and adaptability- a very reliable choice for an important event such as a wedding or a special celebration. Thank you Oliver for helping to make our wedding day so wonderful!

Dean W, 3 years ago

I booked OJ Staines to play during our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. His guitar playing was a beautiful accompaniment to the afternoon. Creating a perfect background atmosphere, with his professional and relaxing style. Many of our guests commented on how good his music was. I would definitely recommend OJ Staines to anyone thinking of booking a Guitarist for their private function.

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