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Smoke and Honey Jazz

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About Smoke and Honey Jazz

Sophisticated jazz and blues ensemble based in the North-West.
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Smoke & Honey is a sophisticated and versatile jazz and blues ensemble based in Manchester. They perform at corporate events, weddings, bars/restaurants/hotels and private functions throughout the North-West and all over the UK, most recently at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, The Trafford Centre’s Christmas VIP Launch Event 2023, and Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, Manchester. The group comprises a number of world-class professional musicians and boasts a vast repertoire of music, from timeless classics by Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, to wider genres such as soul, rhythm & blues, rock and roll, and jazz-pop, featuring artists such as Norah Jones, Dusty Springfield, B. B. King, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Eva Cassidy, Lianne La Havas, Ray Charles and many more. Whether you’re seeking a night of jazz and blues standards from our quartet, a vintage 1920’s-style jazz quintet, a modern R&B and soul trio, or an intimate jazz duo, Smoke & Honey will provide a stylish, high-quality and creative musical experience that’s perfectly tailored towards your event. 

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Smoke and Honey Jazz's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Cathy S
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Fantastic from start to finish. Sara was so helpful and reassuring and the band were just brilliant! Can’t recommend highly enough.

Reply from Smoke and Honey Jazz
1 month ago

Thanks so much, Cathy! We were so glad to be part of your 60th birthday celebrations. Thank you for having us!! :)

Becky D
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Booked Smoke & Honey for a corporate VIP event, they were fantastic. Really professional, communication pre event was excellent. Very talented duo with a great repertoire.

Reply from Smoke and Honey Jazz
7 months ago

Thanks so much Becky! We loved working with you for this brilliant evening at Grantley Hall. Hopefully we will work together again in future! All the best, Sara x

Fiona D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

They were absolutely excellent.

Reply from Smoke and Honey Jazz
1 year ago

Thanks so much Fiona! We had such a lovely time performing at your wedding! Huge congratulations to you and Mark 🥳

From other customers:

Fionn D
10 months ago, for a Corporate event in 128 London Rd
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5 out of 5

Smoke & Honey were amazing. They played throughout our event and sounded amazing, creating a lovely atmosphere for guests. Will use them again 100% recommend.

Sarah D
10 months ago, for a Private event in Hopton and Coton
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5 out of 5

Amazing Jazz band - would highly recommend! The communication was excellent and they were very speedy will all replies and answers to our questions. Thank you so much for making our event so special :)

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Smoke and Honey Jazz's Song list

We have a hundreds of jazz standards and blues songs in our repertoire list. Let us know if you have any requests! Some examples are listed below:
Ain't Misbehavin’ - Sarah Vaughan
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox
All of Me - Billie Holiday
At Last - Etta James
Autumn in New York - Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
B-A-B-Y - Carla Thomas
Beyond the Sea - Robbie Williams
Blame it on Me - Bonnie Raitt
Blue Skies - Eva Cassidy
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (/Aretha Franklin)
Do Nothing ’Til You Hear From Me - Billie Holiday
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Down With Love - Judy Garland
Dream a Little Dream Of Me - The Mamas and Papas
Cheek to Cheek - Frank Sinatra
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Easy to Love - Ella Fitzgerald
Embraceable You - Sarah Vaughan
Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fine and Mellow - Eva Cassidy
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Funny Honey - Chicago
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles
Get Happy - Judy Garland
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So - Ray Charles
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
How Deep is Your Love - PJ Morton / YEBBA cover
I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons - Linda Ronstadt
I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin
I Put a Spell On You - Nina Simone
Isn't This a Lovely Day - Ella Fitzgerald
It Don't Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing) - Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga
It's Too Late - Carole King
Just the Two Of Us - Grover Washington / Bill Withers
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Ella Fitzgerald
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Mack the Knife - Frank Sinatra
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moanin’ - Sarah Vaughan
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
Nature Boy - Kurt Elling
Nick of Time - Bonnie Raitt
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra
Peel Me a Grape - Diana Krall
People Get Ready - Eva Cassidy
Puttin’ on the Ritz - Ella Fitzgerald
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Smile - Nat King Cole
Someone to Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Stormy Monday - Eva Cassidy
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
Summertime - Billie Holiday
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Take The “A” Train - Duke Ellington
Teach Me Tonight - Amy Winehouse
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra
The Lady is a Tramp - Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ella Fitzgerald
That's Life - Frank Sinatra
The Thrill is Gone - B. B. King
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
You Make Me Feel (A Natural Woman) - Aretha Franklin
You’re No Good - Linda Ronstadt
You Send Me - Aretha Franklin
You’ve Got a Friend - Carole King (/Donny Hathaway)
Wade in the Water - Eva Cassidy
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell
Beggin' - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Candyman - Christina Aguilera
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
For Once in My Life - Stevie Wonder
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I've Got a Woman - Ray Charles
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Mercy - Duffy
My Girl - The Temptations
Pencil Full of Lead - Paulo Nutini
RESPECT - Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
Seven Nation Army (Post-Modern Jukebox)
Something’s Got a Hold on Me - Etta James
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Stayin' Alive - Scary Pockets / Lizzy McApline cover
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Tears Dry on Their Own - Amy Winehouse
Think - Aretha Franklin
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
CHRISTMAS (this is not an exhaustive list!):
All I Want for Christmas is You
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Blue Christmas
Deck the Halls
Do They Know It's Christmas
Driving Home for Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Hang Your Lights
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I'll Be Home for Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Last Christmas
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Lonely this Christmas
Man with the Bag
O Holy Night
Please Come Home for Christmas
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Run Rudolph Run
Santa Baby
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Christmas Song
This Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas
What are you Doing New Year's Eve?
What Christmas Means to Me
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Smoke and Honey Jazz's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1625
Up to 3 hours£1750
Wedding ceremony (Duo)2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - PA + background music included
Drinks reception (Duo)2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception - PA + background music included
Drinks reception (Trio)3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. - PA + background music included
Drinks reception (Quartet)4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception - PA + background music included
Christmas Party (Quartet)4 musicians
Two performances of up to 1 hour each during your Christmas party! - PA + background music included
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner (Quartet)4 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. - PA + background music included
Christmas Party (Quintet)5 musicians
Two performances of up to 1 hour each during your Christmas party! - PA + background music included
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've performed at Matt & Phred's, Albert Schloss, Blues Kitchen, Bridgewater Hall, and various other of the top venues across the North-West.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We all love performing jazz standards and love Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, etc., but we also adore the more modern side of jazz, like Norah Jones and Eva Cassidy's blues album.

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-auditioned 'dep' musicians available in case another band member falls ill or is unavailable, however, Sara Leanne will almost certainly be on every gig, and you will be informed if this isn't the case.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Piano, Drums, Bass. We also have a 5-piece option that includes Sax, or 6-piece that includes Sax and Guitar.

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Yes! We provide a good-quality PA for all events.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We’re more than happy to perform up to 3 song requests for you at no extra cost, no problem! We also have a wide range of repertoire tried and tested at various events that we know goes down a storm!
Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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