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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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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Muted Affair

Muted Affair

Muted Affair is a London-based jazz trio offering an exciting take on the classic tunes known and loved by jazz lovers across the world. The trio consists of vocalist, Nadine Assam, guitarist Charlie Gordon and Jack Blakey on trumpet. It plays in a variety of styles that can be adapted to clients’ preferences and with the addition of guitar pedals, creates a distinctive and rich sound which melds twentieth century jazz classics with their unique style. The trio has played at venues such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the Natural History Museum and ArcelorMittal Orbit and are perfect for different types of private & corporate events including weddings, product launches, restaurants and jazz club shows. As well as playing as a trio, Jack and Charlie also work regularly as a duo. This combo of trumpet and guitar can provide ambient music at smaller locations or more intimate venues. Funkgurus are pleased to represent Muted Affair to International event and residency clients.

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Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio

Espresso Doppio is an exciting and vibrant acoustic jazz/swing duo exploring famous songs of the Italian jazz-folk-pop repertoire. Thanks to the natural musical and on-stage chemistry between Giuseppe and Luigi, the duo delivers an authentic and genuine Italian vibe, adding a very personal touch to the arrangements of the songs. The duo’s repertoire ranges from the best Italian folk pop songs to International classics, arranged in a gypsy-jazz and swing style. Giuseppe Antonacci (Lead Vocal, Guitar) is an Italian songwriter who sings and plays guitar. Exploring every kind of music, he is curious and hungry for art & poetry with a repertoire ranging from jazz to folk. Luigi Leoni (Lead Guitar) is an Italian professional guitarist. As a graduate of Saint Louis College of Music in Rome, he has played at the most prestigious venues of the Italian Capital, which included opening for Mr. BB King himself. From 2013 until 2018 he performed aboard the biggest cruise ships in the world, performing everything from Broadway shows like Mamma Mia, Grease & Hairspray and playing in resident Jazz big bands. Espresso Doppio are perfect for International events where an authentic and vibrant atmosphere with audience participation is desired. Espresso Doppio is also available in larger ensembles ; Trio with pianist / Quartet with piano and violin / Quintet with drums, double bass & piano / Sextet with drums, double bass, piano & violin.

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Shari John-Jules

Shari John-Jules

Shari John-Jules is an experienced and sophisticated vocalist from the United Kingdom. As a singer-songwriter performing songs with a variety of high quality bands, she is available as a solo vocalist with backing tracks, as part of her duo with either piano, guitar or sax, or in her trio, with sax, guitar or double bass and even as a quartet or quintet with the addition of drums. Shari’s repertoire includes many of the great American Song Book Jazz Standards and a variety of greats from the Blues, Funk and Soul genres for dining, dancing or entertainment. Performed with a simultaneously deep, smooth and raw vocal, Shari digs down for the truth and reaches high for hope with smooth and brilliant jazz music to suit any mood or occasion. Whether it's for dining, dancing or simply entertainment, Shari John-Jules will perform with an extra special touch that brings panache and style to every live performance. Shari is available as a solo vocalist with backing tracks or as part of her duo with with either guitarist, pianist/keyboardist or saxophonist. Funkgurus are pleased to represent Shari to both UK and International clients for events and residency contracts.

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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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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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