A UK Based Jazz Performer with Palpable Talent!
Singer Ali Wheeler has definitely made her mark on the entertainment scene in Kent. As her popularity grows, her reputation has spread and she has been covering other areas of the UK. There has been a dramatic increase in demand for her as a jazz singer in Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sussex, London and Hampshire.
Ali is a singer who is a bit jazzy, a bit country and a bit poppy. Ali is classically trained but then took a bit of a U- turn, getting involved in a new wave pop band Gulf. Ali has extensively gigged and recorded with her band Gulf and even had a few releases. She then found her groove on the airwaves and landed a job on Kent's Heart FM, co-hosting the Breakfast show.
Venues range from Champagne bars and jazz clubs to luxury hotels and stately homes.Ali will travel to: London, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and Essex – she is happy to go further a field…anything is up for discussion!
Fly Me to the Moon, Sway, Girl From Ipanema, Brown Eyes Blue, Masquerade, Can’t Take That Away From me, The Way you look tonight, Look Of Love, Close to you, Don’t know why, Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Cheek To Cheek, Crazy, Everlasting Love, Can’t Help Loving that Man Of mine, Too Late, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, New York State Of Mind, Love Letters, Moondance, Ole Devil Called Love, Killing Me Softly, Embraceable You, The Night We Called It A Day, Misty, Your Song, True Love, You Are My Sunshine, Make You Feel My Love, Nobody Does It Better, Every Time We Say Goodbye… and so on!!
If you would like Ali to perform at a wedding, special event, party or function, then please don’t hesitate to call. Ali is very open to discussing anything you have in mind, and will work with you to create the perfect entertainment for your email@example.com 059 4940208 650 893401892 668059
Ali performs at many events throughout the year and is very popular as a wedding singer. She also provides music for corporate events, birthday parties, anniversaries and cabaret performances. Weddings are a specialty and music can be provided for any or every part of the big day. Very often solo classical piano music is needed for the ceremony and this can be provided by her pianist Eugene Portman – who is also adept at many other styles of music.
No problem. We can provide a top quality, digital piano and sound system which can even be played outside as required. The digital piano can also be moved around within a venue taking around twenty minutes to set up.
It does depend on the quality of the proper piano that you are comparing. A digital piano is nearly always better than the piano you will find at a venue. Digital pianos are modelled ('sampled') on the very best grand pianos available and replicate both the sound and the action.You can hear the quality of the instrument by listening or downloading the music on this site.
No, but it does look presentable. Please look under photos.
For wedding receptions the most popular repertoire is a wide and varied choice of popular music interspersed with jazz standards.For wedding ceremonies, I would advise you to speak to Eugene Portman (the pianist I work with most) and he can suggest examples of suitable music to enhance the occasion, which usually includes something from the 'classical' repertoire.
A piano duo, using a digital piano and microphone can fit into the tiniest of spaces - a minimal 1 metre X 2.5 metres is more than adequate.
No, the drummers we work with are skilled jazz drummers and capable of playing very quietly. They are also masters of playing with brushes, ideal for background music. The jazz drum kit is smaller than that of a rock drummer and produces a much quieter sound.
This isn't usually a problem as we usually have a CD player or MP3 player with us, which we can plug into one of our compact PA systems.
We certainly can send you a basic playlist, but we also like to have the freedom to pick alternative/other songs at the time of the performance. This enables us to select material that matches the mood and the ambience of the event.You can see a list of songs we play on the repertoire pages.
Protection from the elements is vital. The heat from the sun can be very harmful to electronic equipment and a sudden downpour could be disastrous. We can provide a gazebo for outside protection, which is more than adequate for most situations.
This isn't necessary as everything can easily be arranged via email or telephone.
Piano is not ideally suited to this type of music.....but, one increasingly popular option is to plug your own selected dance music via your iPod into the powerful sound system for an hour at the end of the evening. (This option is only available as an additional extra for evening events.)
After your quote and presuming that you have decided to go ahead with the booking, you will receive an email confirming the following information:The type of event (wedding, engagement party, corporate dinner etc.)
The date of the event
The address of the venue including postcode
The line up piano/vocals and any additional musicians.
A start time and a finish time
A contact number
On the day emergency contact number (best man's mobile or similar)
Dress code (lounge suit, black tie, tails etc.)
Any other requirements (music for ceremony, gazebo, microphone for speeches, etc.)We will send you email confirmation. The booking is then secured.
Yes, the current certificate expires April 2018!
Fees start from £450 for piano and vocals plus travel, payable on the day. Please contact us for a quote.
Cash or a cheque on the day is fine. However, if there are additional musicians, cash is preferable as this enables everyone to be paid straight away rather than making them wait for the cheque to clear before paying them individually.
It’s the Rose Festival tonight at Millbrook Garden Centre, Crowborough… Pop along for some fizz, jazz and maybe a rose bush!! 6-8pm… Just holding out for some sunshine!
and no not because I’m a right old “howler” when I sing, in fact the members are getting together for a lunch to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. The organiser thought post lunch a proper “British knees up” would be quite the ticket. So we’re gonna have a very merry sing-a-long! Pack up your troubles, do […]