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Tobie Medland Ensemble

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About Tobie Medland Ensemble

A band at the forefront of the UK Gypsy Jazz circuit.
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Hey, I'm a young violinist from London. This is the profile for my band! After a high level training in Classical from the Royal College of Music and the University of Leeds, I followed a rather unconventional path in Jazz. This jazz training was gained on the road, by traveling the North of England busking. Since learning the craft I have frequented high profile venues across the country. These include Birmingham Symphony Hall, St. John's Smith Square and Leeds Town Hall. I have also toured Europe with notable gigs at leading Sarajevo jazz club 'Jazzbina' and the Mostar Gipsy Festival. These days I am the director of the big London Gypsy Jazz festival, as well as a record label. I also perform as my job - I love it so much...can't imagine doing anything else! :D I'm really versatile, and can bring a variety of styles to your event. My large network of musician friends, and eclectic musical background, means that I can pull together a top notch band in many styles. These include: Gypsy Jazz - Duo, Trio, Quartet or full Hot Club Quintette (a la Django Reinhardt!) American Jazz/Bebop/Swing - Quartet with Guitar/keyboard, Double Bass and Drum Kit. Trio with Double Bass and Guitar. Classical Ensemble - Duo (myself and piano/guitar accompanist), Trio, String Quartet. Solo - With or without backing tracks. My repertoire ranges from baroque era classical (Bach, Vivaldi...), modern classical (Ravel, Prokofiev...) to contemporary Jazz, Funk and Blues! As a member of the LGBTQ+ community I am an excellent choice for events which require an open minded band, who are comfortable entertaining people from all walks of life! If you have any song requests, just ask! I'm always happy to learn new songs, and entertain people with their favorite music! :)

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Jazz, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Folk, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Vintage, World music, Balkan, French music, Bossa nova, Klezmer
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Wedding proposal
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Song list

Jazz and Mainstream Standards:
Red Clay
Red Barron
Tenor Madness
Milestones (new)
Stolen Moments
Waltz for Debby
In a sentimental mood
All blues
What a wonderful world
Autumn leaves
Take 5
I got rhythm
Black Orpheus/Manha de carnival
A night in Tunisia
St. Thomas
So what
How high the moon
Sweet Georgia brown
Afternoon in Paris
My funny valentine
Satin doll
Stella by starlight
Moment’s notice
Giant steps
Blue bossa
Little sunflower
Cantaloupe island
There will never be another you
Lullaby of Birdland
Bye bye blackbird
Don’t get around much any more
All the things you are
Nature boy
Yard bird suite
Take the a train
Girl from Ipanema
Smoke gets in your eyes
Mr pc
Georgia on my mind
My funny
Over the rainbow
Body and soul
On green dolphin street
Fly me to the moon
Up jumped spring
Someday my prince will come
Someone to watch over me
You don’t know what love is
Hit the road jack
Isn’t she lovely?
Night and day
Embraceable you
My foolish heart
Bouncing with bud
Round midnight
Days of wine and roses
Aint misbehaving
As time goes by
The lady is a tramp
Moon river
Donna lee
Moment’s notice
billies bounce
Softly as in a
morning sunrise
Bernie’s Tune
Gypsy Jazz/Trad/Swing:
Minor Swing
Dark Eyes
Joseph Joseph
What is this thing called love
Blues En Mineur
Swing 42
Swing 48
I’ll see you in my dreams
Them There eyes
What is this thing called love
After you’ve gone
Out of nowhere
Danse Norvegienne
Bossa Dorado
I can’t give you anything
but love
Swing gitan
Gypsy Fire
All Of Me
Honeysuckle Rose
Lulu swing
Claire De Lune (Django)
Dream of You
Dream a little dream of me
Django’s Tiger
Si Tu Savais
Ou Et Tu Mon amour
Songe D’automne
Seul Ce Soir
Anniversary Song
Jeepers Creepers
Blue Drag
My Blue Heaven
Stompin’ at the Decca
Manoir Der Mes Reves
For Sephora
Made for Wesley
It had to be you
Douce Ambiance
Lime house Blues
It don’t mean a thing
Place du brokere
Troublant Bolero
Lady be Good
I’ve found a new baby
Fluent in Chord Chart and Note reading.
N.B. This list is not an extensive repertoire list; it is just some of our common repetoire.
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we have a large network of top notch musicians. If, for example, you'd like us to invite an accordion player, another guitarist, a cellist etc, we are more than happy to oblige! :)

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.

How much time do you need to set up?

Half an hour is usually plenty.

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

Absolutely! Pick away, you're the boss :D

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

Amplification is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We love learning new music, so please don't hesitate to ask! Generally we will be able to learn anything, as long as you give us a couple of weeks advanced notice.


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From Encore customers:

Will F
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5 out of 5

FANTASTIC. Brilliant musicians – a joy both to deal with in advance and to listen to on the day. We couldn't be happier. Thank you!

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