Claire Louise is based in the north east, though she is usually travelling the country to perform so bookings across the UK are welcome and bookings in Europe will be considered depending on schedule.
Claire Louise is a vintage style singer with an excellent reputation for delivering an outstanding vocal performance .
She has years of experience performing for clients, from corporate and large public events to private parties, to themed events such as the currently popular Peaky Blinders, Gatbsy and WW1 centenary events. Current and past clients have included gin festivals, corporate event companies, regional events, venues from five star hotels to smaller, more intimate venues and of course private clients from weddings to birthdays and more.
Claire Louise is available to book as a self-contained solo with full band backing tracks, or for a more stripped back blues/jazz sound, a duo act is available with an accomplished jazz guitarist, providing instrumental backing.
Eras covered include authentic 1920s and 1930s jazz, blues and swing, through to modern pop songs with a vintage jazz twist - Postmodern Jukebox - 1940s wartime tribute or a broad mix of vintage genres from 1910s through to the 1960s. Claire Louise also does a 1960s-70s soul to disco tribute show or can sing a variety of music across the decades from Cilla to Dusty, Adele to Amy and so on.
1920s/30s Gatsby style party sets are available for those of you wanting to take your party back to the Roaring Twenties... from jazz and swing music of the era to modern pop done with a Charleston or Ragtime twist to give your guests the familiarity and upbeat sound of modern pop while feeling like they are at a prohibition era party in full swing! This era is also great for Peaky Blinders parties, popular with corporate, private and a range of venues presently.
For clients wanting a wartime feel to their party/event, Claire can perform up to 2*45 min sets of 1940s style music from The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, and many other big band and music hall favourites of the era.
For events that want to cater to all tastes, Claire Louise also offers mixed music party sets and you can choose specific songs from her repertoire to suit what your friends, family and other guests will enjoy.
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Sample of vintage style jazz:
Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald
That Man - Caro Emerald - Charleston style
Get Happy - Judy Garland
Fancy - modern pop given a 1920s twist by Postmodern Jukebox
Fever - Peggy Lee
Gangsta's Paradise - Postmodern Jukebox - 1920s style twist on the Coolio song
Careless Whisper - Postmodern Jukebox - 1920s style version of the George Michael song
Orange Coloured Sky - Natalie Cole
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
As Time Goes By - Natalie Cole
Fly Me To The Moon - Doris Day
In The Mood - The Andrews Sisters
Sample of mixed music:
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Upside Down - Paloma Faith
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Mercy - Duffy
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga but in the style of the Caro Emerald cover (big band)
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Picking up the Pieces - Paloma Faith
The Lady is a Tramp - Ella Fitzgerald
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe
Big Spender - Shirley Bassey
I Love Rock n Roll - Joan Jett
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
Lipstick On Your Collar - Connie Francis
9 til 5 - Dolly Parton
Mack The Knife - Frank Sinatra
Puttin' On The Ritz - Frank Sinatra
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Never Forget You - The Noisettes
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Downtown - Petula Clark
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
You're My World - Cilla Black
This act's standard set times are as follows: