For a laid back sophisticated mood to accompany dinner or drinks,
the Urban Blue vocal repertoire
includes jazz and bossa nova standards made famous by Frank Sinatra,
Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as
the easy listening songs of artists such as Norah Jones and mellow
soul classics such as "Walk On By" and "You’ve Got A Friend".
If you don't require a singer, our instrumental groups play jazz standards,
smooth jazz grooves, latin music, funk and classic ballads to create the
perfect atmosphere for your event. You can request a duo, trio or quartet
led by the saxophone or piano. We also provide solo cocktail piano.
We are usually happy to learn a song for a special occasion.
Talented and in demand, Urban Blue musicians have played with artists including
Jools Holland, Alison Moyet, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Vanessa Mae,
The Sugababes, Brand New Heavies, Level 42 and Katie Melua and at prestigious
venues such as Ronnie Scott's and Londons Jazz Café.
We are privileged to count Sir Paul McCartney among our many high profile clients.
He personally chose us to provide the entertainment for his music publishing
company's Christmas party - and liked us so much that he jumped on stage and
sang 3 Beatles classics with us!
We've also featured in the recent film "Brideshead Revisited" (starring Emma
Thompson and Michael Gambon), played at the Sports Industry Awards (attended by
the likes of David & Victoria Beckham), and for three years running we've
flown out to Hong Kong to perform at the world famous 5* Intercontinental
Hotel's New Year's Eve celebrations.
Corporate clients include Premier Oil, BP, Nestlé, Nokia, Reuters,
Your Move, Mercedes-Benz and Portsmouth Football Club.