Vodka Martinis Jazz and Swing Band

In Brief: 

5-piece with male and female vocals. 2½ hours playing over 2 or 3 sets. Recorded music in breaks.

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About Vodka Martinis Jazz and Swing Band

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Comprising some of the finest musicians in the UK The Vodka Martinis Jazz and Swing Band whisk you back in time which spanned the world’s first transatlantic jet service right through to Mary Quant’s revolutionary mini-skirt. Starting with some Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald swing and moving seamlessly through Latin dance, kitsch lounge and rock 'n' roll, this band can go onto to finish the night with some of the funkiest tunes on the planet! Double fronted by a fantastic female singer and male lead vocalist/guitarist, and backed by drums, bass and piano the band can expand to a six or seven-piece by adding saxophone and trumpet. The band can also provide an excellent instrumental trio of vibes, double bass and guitar or any other small combination from solo piano upwards for the earlier part of a reception.

Individually band members have performed at many major film premieres, celebrity parties and charity events as well as weddings, corporate launches and festivals for clients including The Royal Family, The Jordanian Royal Family, The King Of Thailand, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Kylie Minogue, ABC, Vanessa Mae, Morcheeba, Jocelyn Brown, Bryan Adams, Claire Martin and The Tarantinos. Between them they have also appeared with Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Michael Crawford, Human League, Alison Moyet, West Life, Charlotte Church, Pet Shop Boys, Katherine Jenkins, Vince Hill, National Youth Orchestra and The Rat Pack at venues including Wembley Arena, The London Palladium, Ronnie Scotts and Brixton Academy.

The band normally plays for around two-and-a-half hours divided into two or three sets, and can provide background through their PA system during their breaks.

Songs List: 

Jazz and Swing
Agua De Beber (Astrd Gilberto)
At Last (Etta James)
All Of Me( Sarah Vaughan)
As Time Goes By (Ella)
Baby Just Cares (Nina Simone)
Blue Skies (Sarah Vaughan)
Blue Moon
Brazil (Frank Sinatra)
Body And Soul (Sarah Vaughan)
Can't Help Lovin That Man (Barbara Streisand)
Can't Take That Away From Me (Natalie Cole)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Close To You (The Carpenters)
Cry Me A River (Julie London)
Corcovado (Astrid Gilberto)
Don't Get Around Anymore (Harry Connick Junior)
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor)
Don't Mean A Thing (Ella)
Everytime We Say Goodbye (Billie Holiday)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
Girl From Ipanema
How High The Moon (Sarah Vaughan)
Honeysuckle Rose (Sarah Vaughan)
I've Got The World On A String (Frank Sinatra)
I Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Ella)
It Had To Be You (Ray Charles)
I've Got Rhythm (Ella)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Like Someone In Love (Ella)
Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield)
Mack The Knife (Frank Sinatra)
Misty (Ella)
Moody’s Mood For Love
Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
My Romance
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love (Billy Holiday)
New York New York (Frank Sinatra)
Night And Day (Ella)
Night In Tunisia (Chaka Khan)
Old Devil Called Love (Billy Holiday)
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay (Frank Sinatra)
Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)
Pick Yourself Up (Nat King Cole)
Spring Can Really Hang You Up (Rikkie Lee Jones)
Stormy Weather (Etta James)
Stormy Monday (Etta James)
Summertime
Teach Me Tonight (Sarah Vaughan)
There Is No Greater Love (Dinah Washington)
The More I See You
The Island
The Very Thought Of You
This Masquerade (George Benson)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
Wave
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Ella)
What A Difference A Day Makes (Dinah Washington)
You Send Me (Dinah Washington)
You Hit The Spot (Sarah Vaughan)

Latin
Oye Como Va (Buena Vista)
Sway
Mas Que Nada
Mambo Italiano

Reggae
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)

Ballads
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Angel (Aretha Franklin)
Been So Long (Anita Baker)
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
First Time I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Get Here (Oleata Adams)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Lets Stay Together (Al Green)
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
Saving All My Love (Whitney Houston)
Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
 

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Price from: £1,875

Travel and cost: 

The Vodka Martinis are based in London. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

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