JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, SWING & BIG BAND


Create the right mood for your guests, with relaxed & sophisticated Jazz, Soul, Funk, Big Band and Swing performers. We have the best jazz duos, trios, quartets, quintets, swing bands, premium soloists and crooners for your events & residencies.

This is just a sample selection of our available performers. Please contact us for full access to our roster.

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Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band

Hetty and the Jazzato Band are an Anglo-Italian Jazz Band with a unique sound that brings to their audiences a taste of la dolce vita with their modern twist on; vintage, classic Italian songs, gypsy jazz, swing and jazz standards in Italian and English. Let the band take you on a Vespa ride back to retro bella Italia with a mix of Italian swing favourites like 'Volare' and 'That’s Amore' intertwined with rustic Roman Stornelli, romantic Neapolitan ballads, enticing bossa nova and samba rhythms along with foot-tapping rock 'n' roll and boogie-woogie. Hetty and the Jazzato Band is regularly invited to perform at special events in Italy (Portofino, Pisa, Agrigento, Lake Garda, Gallipoli, Taormina, and Florence, a private party onboard a superyacht in Portovenere to name a few). This year they also performed at international Jazz and World music festivals in Greece, Bulgaria and the Ukraine and the Henley Jazz Festival in the UK. Hetty and the Jazzato Band have also been invited to perform at Moscow Performing Arts center (May 2020) and Open Air Jazz and Blues Festival Valcea in Romania (July 2020). Hetty and the Jazzato Band have performed at events at some of the UK's historical landmarks and most prestigious venues such as the Her Majesty's The Tower of London, The Royal Albert Hall, Hever Castle, The Royal Academy of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Shard, The Gherkin, The St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, The Dorchester Hotel and One Whitehall Place.

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G-FUNK

G-FUNK

Firmly established as one of the best Soul, Blues, Rock and Funk bands on the circuit, G-FUNK presents an unmissable chance to see world class musicians cut loose and play a selection of classic tunes. G-FUNK is a truly amazing band and features Acoustic Alchemy star, Gibson Guitarist of the Year and Grammy Nominee Miles Gilderdale, the brilliant Fred White from Acoustic Alchemy on keys and the amazing US session stars, brothers Gary and Greg Grainger on bass & drums. The Grainger Brothers’ talent and prowess in the world of music and rhythm is unparalleled. Between the two of them, Gary Grainger on bass and Greg on drums have recorded or performed with the likes of Whitney Houston and John Scofield and together opened up for Earth Wind And Fire while on tour with their band, Pockets, all while keeping their musical roots and strong brotherhood bond at the forefront of their work. G-FUNK combines the skills of these amazing musicians into sell out show at every venue – including their annual Christmas residency at London Soho’s exclusive Pizza Express Jazz Club, which often sees them feature special guests such as sax stars Snake Davis, Jessy J and Jeff Kashiwa to name but a few. Over the years G-FUNK band members have worked with Acoustic Alchemy, Ben E. King, Ronnie Wood, Jools Holland, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Lonnie Liston Smith, John Schofield, Maysa, Pure Soul, Nancy Wilson, Dennis Chambers, George Duke, Eric Marienthal, Slim Man, and Nelson Rangell to name but a few, which in part explains why they are so damn good! Funkgurus are proud to represent G-FUNK to international festival bookers and event organisers looking for a quality act with absolute credibility.

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Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire

Girls on Fire is a trio of extraordinary contemporary female vocalists from Poland. Their act is distinguished by magnetism, stage charisma and live performances that combine dynamics, temperament, energy & sensitivity. As finalists of the third edition of the X Factor, Girls on Fire compose and perform at concerts, festivals, clubs and corporate events all over Europe. Either appearing as a trio, or with their live backing band, Girls on Fire bring the heat to each and every event. Funkgurus offer the following Girls on Fire Shows :- Girls on Fire take you on a journey through the best contemporary music with a performance that is changeable, dynamic, full of energy and most definitely surprising! The girl’s main live show is pure unforgettable fun, during which they perform their own compositions as well as well-known hits & arrangements - a completely new, feminine sound with a triple power! The repertoire is perfect for outdoor concerts as well as corporate events . The Girls ‘Glamour’ show is a collection of well-known jazz standards, such as ‘Georgia On My Mind & ‘Fever, as well as songs from the repertoire of contemporary performers such as Michael Jackson, Adele and Beyoncé. Sophisticated music that will satisfy demanding audiences and performed live by the girl’s superb live band. The ‘Swing & Gipsy’ option is a collection of known standards and contemporary gipsy and swing pop hits. Songs inspired by artists such as The Andrew Sisters and The Puppini Sisters. Whichever option you choose, G.O.F. always deliver - amazing energy and original arrangements go to make an unforgettable evening.

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Diamond Skyline Orchestra

Diamond Skyline Orchestra

The Diamond Skyline Orchestra is one of the UK's premiere jazz, swing and big bands. With music from 1920 to 2020, versatility is key with this group as they offer classy jazz/swing & big band options and also a rip-roaring party band, with many clients choosing both for their events. Known for their super-slick dance moves and stunning choreography, DSO give you an unforgettable show that your guests will rave about for weeks to come. Performed by London's finest professional musicians who have worked with the likes of James Brown, Michael Bublé, Earth Wind & Fire, Jocelyn Brown, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, Amy Winehouse and more, DSO are perfect for corporate events & awards ceremonies. We are able to offer a DSO bespoke package, tailored to your needs so you do not need to deal with multiple acts for reception, dinner and after party music. The swing revival is here and becoming more popular by the day. The DSO smaller background Jazz Band or 8-12 piece Swing Band offer style and sophistication. If you want class, then this is the line-up for you. The DSO 19-piece Big Band combines the sounds of Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack into one unforgettable show. Simply put - no other band in the country can do what they do.

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The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo

The Croft & Mullen Duo features the talents of phenomenally gifted singer Rachel Croft and the brilliant pianist Karl Mullen. Together as the Croft &Mullen Duo, Karl and Rachel have established themselves on the UK Jazz scene, with residencies at the finest hotels and best jazz venues. They can also be joined by some of the most talented jazz musicians around to form the Croft & Mullen Band for those events requiring a more comprehensive sound. The core of the duo’s repertoire is the very best jazz, blues and soul. Well known hits as well as lesser known but brilliant songs (that they think just aren't played enough), by the likes of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dina Washington and Ella Fitzgerald all play a part in the set. The Croft & Mullen Duo are available through Funkgurus for corporate & private events and medium term International residencies.

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David Tughan

David Tughan

David Tughan is a unique and highly respected Jazz Vocalist - described recently by the UK's Guardian newspaper as "The epitome of cool". David has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar. His straight ahead singing style has been compared in national press to classic Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony & beat boxing, story telling and comedy, integrates into his live performances with his trio, making his act unique amongst his contemporaries. From large venues like Dublin's RTE National Concert hall to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London, David playfully connects with his audiences delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises the listener. David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. David is available with the following line ups : Solo Jazz singer with High quality Backing tracks; Jazz Duo (Piano or Guitar); Jazz Trio (Piano or Guitar plus Double Bass); Jazz Quartet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass plus drums); Jazz Quintet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass, drums plus Sax); Jazz Septet (Piano or Guitar, Double Bass drums plus Sax and trumpet); Jazz Big band (16 piece jazz orchestra).

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