Chris Watts

In Brief: 
Quoted price is for trio but other line-ups available from solo to quintet. 3x45 minute sets with recorded music in breaks.
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About Chris Watts

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Soulful and irresistibly swinging, Midlands-based Chris Watts offers an exhilarating mix of classic vocal jazz and contemporary song that is the ultimate in sophisticated entertainment. A typical evening’s performance might start with some cool cocktail jazz, ideal for creating a relaxed party atmosphere, and then go on to some livelier sets including soul/funk numbers more suitable for dancing. This makes the band ideal for occasions where something more than background jazz but less than a full-blown rock band is required.

The demo tracks here feature Chris in a number of settings - solo vocals/piano; funky duo with sax enhanced with backing tracks, and a quartet with guitar, bass and drums. In all cases, Chris only works with top class professional musicians. Chris's repertoire includes swing, Latin, stylish arrangements of jazz classics, show tunes and funky pop. Chris himself provides the smooth vocals, with phrasing and intonation that shows influences of “Rat Pack”, Harry Connick Junior and Jamie Cullum. The similarity doesn’t end there: just like those last two artists, Chris is also the excellent pianist in the band.

Our quoted price is for a trio of Chris (keyboard/vocals) plus bass and sax, but as can be heard, Chris can appear solo, or in line-ups from duo to quintet. The band have performed at Sheffield’s famous One Eleven Club as well as at numerous private functions including weddings, parties and corporate receptions. They bring full PA and normally play three 45 minute sets. Dress is smart suits or black tie.

Songs List: 

Just a sample from their repertoire to give an idea of the material covered

Jazz
East Of The Sun
You And The Night And The Music
Come Rain
Sway
It Had To Be You
Night And Day
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
The Will Never Be Another You
What A Difference A Day Makes
Are You The One
Devil May Care
Georgia
New York State Of Mind
St Thomas
This Masquerade
I Love Being Here With You
Fly Me To The Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
Moondance
Walk Between The Raindrops
I Changed The Rules
Estate
Louisiana
Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Come
Autumn Leaves
Body And Soul
The Way You Look Tonight
How Deep Is The Ocean
Stella By Starlight

Soul/funk
Don’t Worry Bout A Thing
Across 110 Street
I Wish
September
Ain’t Nobody
Talking Loud
What You Wont Do For Love
Harvest For The World
You Are The Universe
Best Of My Love
Fantasy
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Rock With You
As
Grandma’s Hands
Dream On Dreamer
Blame It On The Boogie
Deep Waters
Changes
Sweet Love
You Might Need Somebody
If I Ain’t Got You
I Love What You Do For Me
Easy
You’re The One I Love

 

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Price from: £670

Travel and cost: 
Chris Watts is based in Leicestershire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.
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