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The Martinis

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Overview

  • Band playing jazzy covers of pop and rock classics
  • Excellently eclectic repertoire of specially arranged songs from Elvis to the Scissor Sisters
  • Perform as a full on 12 piece and can reduce to an 8 piece
  • 3 - 6 piece jazz combo also available

Location

The band is based in London and has mainly played there and the surrounding area, but has also done gigs in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and will travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 60 minute sets with minimum 20 minute break OR
  • 3 x 40 minute sets with minimum 15 minute breaks

About this Act

The Martinis are a high-energy jazz and soul band performing your favourite songs - with a vintage twist. Alongside a repertoire of classic soul numbers featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder and James Brown, the band will blow you away with their special jazzy arrangements of rock and pop hits. Think a 40s jazz cover of the White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army' or a salsa rendition of the Deep Purple gem 'Smoke on the Water'.

Let their two talented vocalists serenade you with their dulcet tones while the rest of the band - including a storming six-piece horn section and full rhythm section - get your feet itching for the dance floor. Whether your favourite tunes are their soul and motown classics or their novel re-arrangements, one thing is for certain: the Martinis will make your event a night to remember.

Set List

Jazz/swing set
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley (20s jazz)
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (swing)
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
I Kissed a Girl – Katy Perry (jazz waltz)
Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple (salsa)
Careless Whisper – George Michael (30s jazz)
I'm Not In Love – 10CC (ballad)
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes (40s jazz)
Bossa Medley (Bad Romance/September/LSD/This Love) – Lady Gaga/Earth Wind and Fire/The Beatles/Maroon 5
I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Gangnam Style – PSY (samba)

Soul/pop
Hip To Be Square – Huey Lewis and the News
Filthy/Gorgeous – Scissor Sisters (blues groove)
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Angels – Robbie Williams (50s rock 'n roll)
Blues Brothers Medley (Shake a Tailfeather/Everybody Needs Somebody/Jailhouse Rock) – The Blues Brothers
Ain't Nobody – Chaka Khan (salsa)
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good – James Brown
Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd (disco)
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift (motown)
Torn/I'm Yours – Natalie Imbruglia/Jason Mraz (reggae mashup)
Encore: Stacy's Mom – Fountains of Wayne (bluegrass)

Lineup

  • 12 piece band - Male and female vocals, Alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, Trumpets (x2) and trombone, Guitar, Keys, Bass, Drums
  • 8 piece band - as above losing a vocalist and horns (full repertoire not available)
  • 3 - 6 piece jazz combo also available

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