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Todd Gordon and his band

Music

Overview

  • Rat pack and American songbook act
  • Repertoire comprises of many classics of the genres as well as a few morfe obscure numbers
  • Perform as a trio and can expand to a 17 piece band

Location

Todd is based in Edinburgh but regularly performs across the rest of Scotland and the UK as well as overseas.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to three 40 minute live sets with breaks; ideally two 1 hour sets.

About this Act

Todd Gordon is a classic performer of American Songbook material who was inspired by the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme to name but a few. Taking his lead from these, he adds to the material his own personal style and panache. As he has such an extensive repertoire, he can tailor the music to suit the occasion whether for dancing, or more subtle background effect, or for a lively party atmosphere.

"Gordon's made the American Songbook his own" - The Guardian

"Scottish cool" - Gilbert O'Sullivan

"The new King of Swing" - The Independent

“Gordon stands as the guardian of all that is good in the music I love. I only wish there were more like him.” – Sir Michael Parkinson

“Gordon's velvety pipes seduce...There's real panache to Gordon's delivery” – Ian Patterson, All About Jazz USA “

Fantastic performance... you’re far too good for this lot!” - Sir Sean Connery

“His clear, baritone voice offers one of the finest examples of tonal clarity among contemporary singers who work in jazz. His vocal delivery is a sheer delight.” - Jim Santella, All About Jazz USA

“A superior crooner from Scotland ...” - The definitive guide to the world's best jazz singers, Scott Yanow

“Todd’s voice can really tell a story" – Jamie Cullum

Todd Gordon is recognised as one of Britain's top jazz singers. He performs at many of the finest jazz festivals and music venues in the UK and overseas. Working with the finest musicians, Todd has staged joint concerts with the cream of British jazz singers including Jacqui Dankworth, Clare Teal, Claire Martin, Barb Jungr, Ian Shaw, and, Stateside, Barbara Morrison and James Torme.

Set List

A Foggy Day
All of Me
All or Nothing at All
All the Way
Almost Like Being in Love
Alone Again (Naturally)
Always
Angel Eyes
Anything Goes
As Time Goes
At Long Last Love
Autumn in New York
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Beautiful Friendship
Begin the Beguine
Best Is Yet to Come
Blue Skies
Blues in the Night
Both Sides, Now
But Beautiful
Change Partners
Cheek to Cheek
Christmas Song, The
Come Back to Me
Come Fly with Me
Come in from the Rain
Come Rain or Come Shine
Comes Love
Curse of Aching Heart, The
Day by Day
Day In, Day Out
Days of Wine and Roses
Didn't We
Dindi
Don'cha Go 'Way Mad
Don't Get Around Much
Dream
Embraceable You
Evry Time We Say Goodbye
Everything Must Change
Fly Me to the Moon
Fools Rush In
For Once in My Life
Get Me to the Church on Time
Gimme a Pigfoot
Girl from Ipanema
Glad to Be Unhappy
Gone with the Wind
Good Life, The
Goodbye
Hallelujah, I Love Her So
Hard-Hearted Hannah
Hello, Young Lovers
Honeysuckle Rose
How About You?
How Deep Ocean?
How Insensitive
I Believe in You
I Can't Give You Anything but Love
I Cover the Waterfront
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Only Have Eyes You
I Thought About You
I Wanna Be Around
I Won't Dance
I'll Remember April
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
I'm Not in Love
I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
I've Got a Crush on You
I've Got You Under My Skin
If You Could Read My Mind
In a Mellow Tone
In My Life
In the Still of the Night
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Isn't This a Lovely Day
It Don't Mean a Thing
It Had To Be You
It Was a Very Good Year
It's All Right with Me
It's Impossible
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Just for a Thrill
Just in Time
Just One of Those Things
Lady Is a Tramp
Lady's in Love with You
Let There Be Love
Let's Do It
Let's Face Music and Dance
Let Yourself Go
Looking at the World Through Rose-Coloured Glasses
Love's Been Good to Me
Love Is Sweeping the Country
Love Me or Leave Me
Luck be a Lady
Mack the Knife
Makin' Whoopee
Manhattan
Moon River
Moon Was Yellow, The
Moonlight in Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
More I See You, The
My Blue Heaven
My Funny Valentine
My Kind of Town
Nearness of You
Nevertheless (I'm In Love with You)
New York, New York
Nice 'n' Easy
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night and Day
Nina (from Argentina)
Oh, Lady Be Good
Oh, You Crazy Moon
Ol' Man River
On a Clear Day
On a Slow Boat to China
One for My Baby
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here to Stay
Over the Rainbow
Pennies from Heaven
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Second Time Around, The
Send in the Clowns
September in the Rain
Something
Something Stupid
Somethings Gotta Give
Somewhere Along the Way
Strangers in the Night
Summer Wind
Sunny
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Wonderful
Teach Me Tonight
Tender Trap, The
That Old Black Magic
That Old Feeling
That's Life
There Will Never Be Another You
There's a Small Hotel
These Foolish Things
They Can't Take That Away from Me
Things Ain't What They Used to Be
This Can't Be Love
This Could Be Start of Something Big
To Love and be Loved
Too Close for Comfort
Too Marvellous for Words
Tuxedo Junction
Unforgettable
Very Thought of You, The
Way You Look Tonight, The
Where or When
Witchcraft
Wives and Lovers
You've Got a Friend
You Got Me Runnin'
You Make Me Feel So Young
You're Getting to be a Habit with Me
You're Gonna Hear from Me
You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You


Lineup

  • The band can expand from a trio to a full big band depending on the requirements of the event.

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