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The Candy Girls

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Overview

  • Vintage vocal harmony act
  • Superb repertoire of classics from vintage acts such as Vera Lynn and Peggy Lee as well as a great selection of more up to date songs such as Mercy and Oops I Did it again
  • Perform as a vocal trio and can also provide backing bands

Location

The act are based in different areas around London, Berkshire and Essex and we play regularly across the South East.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 minutes with 15 minute break

About this Act

Bring instant vintage glamour to your event or party – performing classics from the 1940s/50s or a set of modern chart hits that have been given a retro makeover, The Candy Girls will be a sweet treat for everyone! Expect to hear songs from the likes of Glen Miller, The Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynn, as well as artists such as Beyoncé and Britney Spears done with a vintage twist. With authentic costumes, tight choreography and beautiful blended harmony, you’re sure to be shoo-whopping and be-bopping along with these retro girls in no time!

The Candy Girls are now also available as the worlds first and only Singing Usherettes – serving you up a taste of a bygone era with their dazzling Hollywood inspired show. Start your evening in style as girls weave through the crowd singing in three-part harmony, distributing sweets and popcorn (or your own personalised merchandise) before performing a rip-roaring set full of classic hits and modern songs in the vintage style. This unique act will enliven your evening and enrapture your guests!

Comprised of the full time professional singers who’s impressive credits between them include Les Miserable at the Palace Theatre London, Starlight Express at Theater Bochum Germany, Thriller (UK tour), Magic of the Musicals (UK tour), Abba Mania International Tour, Spirit of the Dance (USA tour) and Rat pack Live in Concert (USA and India tour). They have appeared at several Royal Gala’s (singing for the Queen no less!) and at high profile events performing for the likes of Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Chris Evans and the Kind of Sweden.

Set List

A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Vera Lynn
Anniversary Waltz - Vera Lynn
Apple Blossom Time - The Andrews Sisters*
Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton*
Beat Me Daddy 8 to the bar - The Andrews Sisters*
Bei Mir Bis Du Schoen - The Andrews Sisters*
Bless 'em All - Vera Lynn
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrews Sisters*
Can't Take Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Candy Man Can - Sammy Davis Jnr*
Candyman - Christina Aguilera*
Chattanooga Choo Choo - The Andrews Sisters*
Choo Choo Cha Boogie - Louis Jordan*
Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe*
Da Do Ron Ron - The Crystals*
Don't Fence me in - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters*
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree - The Andrews Sisters*
Dream a Little Dream - Doris Day*
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight - Bing Crosby*
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound Dog - Elvis
I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
In the Mood - Glen Miller*
It Don't Mean Thing (if it ain't got that swing) - Duke Ellington*
It's a Long Way to Tipperary - traditional
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant Major - Vera Lynn
Lady is a Tramp - Frank Sinatra
Lillie Marlene - Marlene Deitrich
Lipstick on Your Collar - Connie Francis
Lollipop - The Chordettes*
Mr Postman - The Marvellettes*
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes*
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small*
My Old Man's a Dustman - traditional
On a Slow Boat the China - Bing Crosby
Pack Up - Eliza Doolitte*
Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag - traditional
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps - Peggy Lee
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day*
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley & his Comets*
Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5*
Rum n Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters*
Saturday Night at the Movies - The Drifters
She'll be Coming Round the Mountain - traditional
Shoop Shoop Song - Betty Everett
Singing in the Rain - Gene Kelly
Sisters - The Beverley Sisters*
Somewhere over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters*
Sway - Dean Martin
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
We're Gona Hand out the Washing on The Siegfried Line - Vera Lynn
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
Why Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee
Wish me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye - Vera Lynn
You Are my Sunshine - traditional*

Modern songs in the 1940 style

Absolutely Me - Caro Emerald
All of Me - John Legend*
All About that Bass - Megan Trainor
Candy - Robbie Williams*
Candyman - Christina Aguelira*
Crazy In Love - Beyonce*
Dance With Me Tonight - Ollie Murs *
Firework - Katy Perry
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Wana Have Fun - Cindy Lauper*
Heart Of Glass - Blondie*
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Mercy - Duffy
Opps I did it Again - Britney Spears

(*songs also performed a cappella)

Christmas set includes songs such as Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - White Christmas - Santa Baby and Let it Snow.

Lineup

  • 3 piece vocals - either a cappella or with backing tracks
  • 3 piece vocals plus pianist for lounge set
  • 3 piece vocals plus 4-piece backing band (drums, bass, guitar, keys)
  • 3 piece vocals plus 7-piece backing band (drums, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trombone, trumpet)

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