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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Brazilian Soul

Brazilian Soul

Brazilian Soul is an international stylish and experienced duo from Brazil. Formed in 2010, the band showcases the talents of Brunna Santos (vocals) and Pedro Santos (piano/keyboards & vocals) and can expand easily to a trio, quartet or quintet as required. The band has appeared at many international events and also for the world’s leading cruise lines and hotels in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, Europe and Brazil to name but a few countries. Brazilian Soul has an extensive repertoire, covering a ‘little of everything’! From the best pop, jazz, RnB and soul music through to samba, bossa nova and latin music - always with a Brazilian twist for dancing or just relaxing after a hard day by the pool. The band’s backing tracks are professionally recorded, giving their performances a totally live feel, no matter how many musicians are on the stage. Brazilian Soul is a very versatile band, always offering perfect music for hotel bars, lounges and restaurants, always adapting to the needs of guests and the requirements of the client. Funkgurus are pleased to offer Brazilian Soul to clients looking for authentic live music for their venues and outlets.

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Yulia Usachova

Yulia Usachova

Yulia Usachova is professional and highly experienced violinist from Ukraine. Yulia has substantial experience performing as a soloist, as part of a band or orchestra and has appeared in many countries as a featured performer. Known for her extensive repertoire and stylish performances, Yulia is available through Funkgurus to appear at corporate events, as a resident performer for exclusive cruises & hotels and as a featured performer at concerts, festivals and as part of theatre productions. Yulia plays most genres of music and genuinely loves to communicate with her audience, always representing a positive and fun outlook on life. Yulia can provide acoustic & solo electric performances with playback and appear as part of her classical violin & acoustic guitar duo.

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Martina Szerencses

Martina Szerencses

Martina Szerencses is a talented and passionate lead vocalist & dancer, who sings in many languages and was born with a love of music. Being musical from an early age, Martina graduated from Liszt Ferenc Music Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in performance. As a singer and dancer, Martina’s career has seen her perform with numerous jazz, pop and rock bands, in addition to solo performances and productions with many cruise, hotel and event companies. To date Martina has appeared at festivals and events in more than 20 countries around the world. Martina is a high quality burlesque, revue and pop performer who believes in quality and the magic of authenticity, making each and every performance so successful.

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Blue Shoes Duo

Blue Shoes Duo

Blue Shoes Duo are an extremely versatile duo from Canada, featuring the talents of vocalist Nancy Fleurent and Guitarist, Philippe Lecomte Lévesque. Formed three years ago when mutual friends asked them to join forces and perform at their wedding, the duo have experience in adapting to any kind of venue or event. Their repertoire ranges from 'chilled' acoustic jazz through to a full 'Top 40' party set, utilizing the best quality audio backing tracks. Through many years experience with their 7 piece band, the Blue Shoes Duo are aware of how to read the crowd and anticipate the audience, creating a unique performance experience for each individual clients' requirements. Hailing from Classical and Jazz backgrounds, both Nancy and Philippe’s influences are shaped through the experiences they have gained from working and travelling to many vibrant cities and countries across the globe; Bangkok, Katmandu, Saigon, Paris, Morocco, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Dubai to name but a few.

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Kane Matthews

Kane Matthews

Kane Matthews is a stylish & experienced singer, actor and songwriter from London. Kane recently finished touring the UK & Ireland with the hit Broadway and West End musical ‘Motown the Musical’ where Kane played the role of Smokey Robinson. The tour visited all major UK theatre venues over a 16-month period. In 2013 Kane was asked to take part in the Wembley Arena & Brighton Centre production of “Love Beyond the Musical’. Kane was a featured soloist and ensemble member. In 2015 Kane became the lead singer for the UK Gospel Group KT Worship and was a featured vocalist on their last 3 album releases. Kane trained in Musical Theatre at Associated Studio’s London and obtained a diploma In Musical Theatre in 2018 and later in 2018 Kane signed on as a lead singer for the Soul Motown Group ‘Soul Supreme’.He has has featured in various TV shows including Sunday Morning Live, Top of the Pops, Blue Peter and the BBC One show ‘Making Your Mind Up’. Additionally his work has been featured on acclaimed Spotify playlists and TV stations around the world. Kane also performs as a singer and songwriter under the name Matt Kane and is available through Funkgurus as a solo Guest artist and with his superb band for corporate events and exclusive residency contracts.

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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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