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Pauline Callais

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Thames Ditton
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Energetic and versatile singer. Classically trained soulful voice.

Pauline Callais, originally from France, is an experienced, authentic and heartfelt professional singer. She is extremely versatile. Pauline was classically trained though since has focused on more contemporary music and style. Her influence comes from Gospel which she has been singing regularly in churches. Pauline has great stage presence and energy when performing. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Pauline likes to bring her own stamp to well known songs, making an emotional statement. Pauline is also very interactive. She sings a very wide range of well known tunes, often adding a quirky twist and a little ‘je ne sais quoi'. She performs anywhere, indoors or outdoors. Ideal for Weddings, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Functions and More! She has performed in bars, restaurants and for corporate events. She provides everything from relaxed background music to lively party sounds. She can tailor her act and playlists to meet the client / venue's needs. Her extensive repertoire ranges from Classic 50s through to current Chart, meaning she can sing something for everyone. She also covers well known Jazz standards, including Disney and Musicals for the young at heart. You can hire her as a solo artist. For duo or trio acoustic band with professional musicians (see Pauline and The Imaginary Friends' profile). ”Pauline’s voice has undertones of Eva Cassidy mixed with Aretha Franklin’s high energy. Emotional but tender when needs to be. She speaks to the heart!” * Solo vocalist with carefully selected backing tracks or a cappella 🎶 * Acoustic Trio with professional guitarist and hand percussionist 🎸🥁 (see Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' profile) * Acoustic Duo with professional guitarist 🎸 (see Pauline and the Imaginary Friends' profile) 1 x 60 Minutes | 2 x 45 Minutes | 2 x 60 Minutes | 3 x 45 Minutes Free iPhone playlist between sets if required Pauline has an extensive repertoire. Find suggested setlists below or by visiting her site. Song requests welcome! Complete repertoire available on request. The guide prices are for events within 10 miles of Thames Ditton, Surrey. Outside this area extra travel expenses will apply. Please get in touch for an accurate quote.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Vintage, Soul, Acoustic
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Instruments:
Singer
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching
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Song list

Non exhaustive setlist, get in touch for my complete repertoire. Song requests welcome!
I also have seasonal songs for Christmas, Remembrance, French Fête, Valentine's, etc.
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***Party set - including 80's hits (60m)
Pharell Williams - Happy
Katy Perry - Roar
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Ella Henderson - Ghost
Sam Smith - Money On My Mind
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
George Ezra - Shotgun
Sigala & Paloma Faith - Lullaby
The Pointer Sisters (80’s) - I’m So Excited
Chaka Khan (80’s) - Ain’t Nobody
Bonnie Tyler (80’s) - Holding Out For A Hero
Whitney Houston (80’s) - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
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***Other songs - extras
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Katy Perry - Firework
Sigala - Came Here For Love
Jordan Feliz - The River
Paloma Faith - Upside Down
Mumford And Sons - I Will Wait
Jessie J - Price Tag
Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out
Imagine Dragons - Demons
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***Laid back set (60m)
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Legend - All Of Me
Mika - Happy Ending
Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
Adele - Hello
Jess Glynne - Take Me Home
James Bay - Let It Go
Mumford And Sons - Believe
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
Birdy - Shine
Ellie Goulding / Elton John - Your Song
Gabrielle Aplin / Frankie Goes To Hollywood - The Power Of Love
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***Classics set - 50's 60's 70's (60m)
Queen (70’s) - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Sister Sledge (70’s) - We Are Family
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Big Mama Thornton / Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Mama Cass / Paloma Faith - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
The Blues Brothers - Shake A Tail Feather
James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
The Four Seasons - Sherry
Little Eva - Locomotion
Bill Haley & His Comet - Shake, Rattle And Roll
Abba - Mamma Mia
Abba - Dancing Queen
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***extras - Jazz
Frank Sinatra / Shirley Bassey - The Lady Is A Tramp
Frank Sinatra / Dani Brillant - Fly Me To The Moon
Dean Martin / Michael Bublé - Sway
Dean Martin / Patrizio Buanne - That’s Amore
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano
Judy Garland - Get Happy
The Chordettes - Mr Sandman
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***extras - Current Disney & Musicals
The Lion King - I Just Can't Wait To Be King
The Lion King - Hakuna Matata
Toy Story - You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Moana - How Far I’ll Go
Frozen - Let It Go
The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
The Greatest Showman - This Is Me
Wicked - Defying Gravity
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***extras - Classics Disney & Musicals
Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
Dumbo - When I See An Elephant Fly
The Aristocats - Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory - Pure Imagination
Snow White - Some Day My Prince Will Come
Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star
Cinderella - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
The Wizard Of Oz - Over The Rainbow
Customer questions

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

I always try my 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 please just let me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free - Free iPhone playlist between sets if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 15 to 30 minutes before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my performance!

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

Yes. Bespoke setlists on every performance tailored to every client.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring my own high quality wireless microphone or headset system. I have a small portable PA that I can bring also, please note it is only suitable for small settings.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I have a large repertoire of 200+ tracks from Classics to Current chart with regular additions of current tracks. If a song isn't included in my song list there is a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to learn up to 3, free of charge, given there is enough time for me to practice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients tend to love my energy and stage presence, how I can get the crowd up and dancing, including talking to the audience. They also love my versatility and songs selection, there is something for everyone. My creativity, performing my own take on some great tunes. Finally my professionalism and ability to tailor every performance!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Our recent clients are: - Red Lion, Thames Ditton - Henry's Kitchen, Hampton Court - Kingston Arts, Festival of the Voice - Teddington Christmas Lights Up - Christian Aid's Christmas Appeal - Kingston Christmas market - North End Road Christmas market - Ferry Restaurant, Thames Ditton (Christmas party)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Florence + The Machine, Paloma Faith, Katy Perry, Mumford And Sons, Gabrielle Aplin, Birdy, and many more!

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

After performing mainly within the care sector for over 2 years I started to receive private bookings as a solo singer or within my newly formed acoustic band. So far Teddington Christmas Lights Up is the most high profile gig I have performed at. Equipment supplied: 7m x 4m covered stage and full PA system and lights / Expected audience: 3,000-4,000 people

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£410

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Shelle L, 8 months ago

''I’ve seen Pauline and the Imaginary Friends perform several times now and their show is always full of energy and fun. Pauline has great vocals with a quirky style that is engaging and entertaining, and her adaptations of the songs are unique and interesting.''

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Justice O, 8 months ago

“Pauline has a unique style that makes you feel refreshed, happy and excited about life! Her generous heart was able to sing for our Christmas Appeal in the Christian Aid office in London and everyone commented on how great of a singer she is! We look forward to having her sing again!”

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