RESIDENCY PERFORMERS


Choose from the best international performers for your residency engagements. From the best solo vocalists, instrumentalists, pianists and pop bands through to brilliant latin, Caribbean and world music performers, we have one of the most comprehensive selections available.

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

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Amy Blackstock

Amy Blackstock

Amy Blackstock is a confident, vivacious and extremely versatile professional British dancer. A fast learner, incredibly adaptable, open-minded and accepting towards all situations and ideas, Amy has performed in six of the seven continents, working for many prestigious cruise lines, casinos and resorts including MSC, Star Cruises and Sands Resorts and Casinos to name but a few. Amy’s enthusiastic approach to her work and her ability to fit ‘right in’ to team situations has allowed her to be part of many renowned dance groups such as the La Bouche Showgirls and The Lotus Girls to name just two. Amy also developed her leadership skills whilst holding the role of Dance Captain working in the Weihnachtcircus Circus in Germany and at other prestigious circuses in North and South America. Additionally she is a skilled magician's assistant and comedienne, winning the Eugene Chaplin Prize at the International Festival of Circus Arts in Russia. More recently Amy has danced at the ‘Illusion On Ice’ show in Mexico and is currently developing her poi spinning skills in order to have her own fire act one day! Watch this space! Amy’s skills are as follows :- Dancer: Expert : Singer: Expert : Actor: Expert : Entertainment Host: Expert : Comedienne: Expert : Poi: Advanced level : Piano: Advanced level

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Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor is an international Classical Crossover act with a stunning mezzo soprano voice. She has mastered the technique of a truly effortless and beautiful sound with pure and even tone throughout her 4 octave range. Chess Taylor's spell binding show takes audiences on a journey - exploring some of the greatest performers that have lived. With material ranging from the iconic Sarah Brightman to the legendary Aretha Franklin, Chess captivates audiences with fresh and modern musical arrangements and tells enticing stories of her own experience throughout. Chess explores classical crossover favourites such as 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye', and then delves into the world of pop with Adele. Timeless classics are visited with 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' making audiences feel as if they have relived some of the world’s most memorable performances. This act is available in up to 2x50 minute performances with both full orchestra/band charts or high quality backing tracks. This is a show that has received full standing ovations and will leave audiences enthralled and wanting more!

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Jussendo

Jussendo

Jussendo is a singer, songwriter and professional piano vocalist with a unique and captivating style. She is able to perform in many different genres, such as jazz, blues, soul, pop & evergreens and her deep powerful voice has enthralled audiences across the world. Since graduating Music College, Jussendo has collaborated with many different bands and successfully participated in numerous competitions such as the Sony Jazz Stage. She is truly at home in front of the piano, performing at 5 star hotels and venues all over the world to audiences of all types and ages. More recently Jussendo has held residencies at exclusive hotels in Switzerland, performed at select corporate events and also aboard cruise ships on the Riga-Stockholm line. Funkgurus are delighted to present Jussendo to those clients looking for something a little bit special.

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Eliza

Eliza

Eliza is a professional and experienced dancer and lead vocalist from Russia, highly responsible, educated and creative. As a graduate of the University in St. Petersburg, she has a specialist degree in choreography and directing musical performances. She has also attended NYC's Broadway Dance Center where she participated in their contemporary dance program. Eliza is able to combine her dance, choreography, acrobatic, singing and performance skills into spectacular shows, tailored to meet the needs of our exclusive event clients - working either solo or with other performers from her many dance and performance groups as required. With a specialty in pole and aerial equipment performances, Eliza delights and astounds audiences across the world with her highly technical and daring shows. Her strong classical ballet and jazz base gives her the opportunity to add elegance and grace to all kind of shows – her skills as a choreographer and a director allow her to work with show producers to deliver shows of the very highest quality.

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Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath is a highly experienced and versatile piano vocalist from Germany. As a graduate of the Music Conservatory of Detmold, Oliver studied classical piano from the age of 17 to 23. As a songwriter, arranger, producer and even vocal coach for the German hip-hop artist MC Rene (BMG records), Oliver has toured the world playing in numerous bands, appearing in television productions and producing and recording for Columbia Records’ projects. More recently Oliver has performed as a piano bar entertainer and classical pianist for Kempinski Hotels, Steigenberger Hotels, Steigenberger Hof, Schlosshotel Bensberg, Viking River Cruises and Tauck River Cruises, in addition to performing classical and contemporary concerts in Germany and abroad. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Oliver to clients seeking a versatile and popular performer for their venues.

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Caleb & Lia

Caleb & Lia

Caleb and Lia are a soulful acoustic duo consisting of a mix of bass, guitar and vocals. Perfect for a relaxed listening environment and also for creating a party atmosphere at your event, this duo are highly experienced and respected throughout the industry. With a repertoire ranging from well-known POP and R&B through to timeless Motown & Soul classics, together they have created a performance that radiates honesty and special musical moments. Caleb is a freelance musician who studied under top UK bass players such as Paul Turner (Jamiroquai) and Paul Geary (Dire Straits, George Michael). He is the resident bassist for Yolanda Brown's CBeebies TV show and career highlights include recording and filming with Idris Elba for his debut film as Director (YARDIE). Singer/songwriter Lia White, described by Will.I.am as a cross between Lauryn Hill and Rihanna, reached the Live Knockouts of the Voice UK 2017. As well as working within song writing teams for the pop and K-pop markets. Lia follows her journey as a solo artist. Lia’s crystal clear vocals are backed by guitar or bass, sometimes both. Bass, guitar and vocals are a less typical combination, which makes Caleb and Lia unique.

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