MUSICIANS & MUSICAL DIRECTORS


We have a wonderful selection of talented International Session Musicians & Musical Directors

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Najibah Almahdi

Najibah Almahdi

Najibah Almahdi is a versatile singer from Washington, DC who has traveled the world as a Featured Artist. Known for her incredible soprano voice and whistle tones, Najibah effortlessly performs songs by Mariah Carey, Minnie Riperton and Lisa Fischer. Available as a Solo performer and as part of her Piano/Vocal duo, Najibah’s specialty is Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Pop however her live repertoire covers the very best jazz, motown, soul, disco, 80’s and contemporary hits. Najibah’s talents have taken her across the Globe to Italy, Germany, and many other Countries. She has won several awards such as the Underground Music Award and has been a a vocalist and front person for various bands such as the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, Adam Levowitz Orchestra and the Radio City Band. More recently Najibah has featured as Show Band Singer for Carnival Cruise Lines, traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean & South America and has performed at many prestigious venues such as the Howard Theatre, Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, The Apollo Theatre in New York and at Universal Studios. Najibah's Solo sets to high quality backing tracks are ;- Jazz Standards/Neo Soul (Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James) Disco/Funk/RandB (Aretha Franklin, Minnie Riperton, Donna Summer, Emotions, Patty Labelle, Daniece Williams, Chaka Khan, The Supremes) RandB Love Ballads/ Soul Singers (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Anita Baker, Faith Evans, Regina Belle, Stephanie Mills, Toni Braxton, Deborah Cox) Funkgurus are delighted to represent Najibah for exclusive International events and residencies.

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Junius Bervine

Junius Bervine

Junius Bervine is a platinum-selling producer - currently MD for Pharrell and COMMON and a born and bred Philly artist who has traveled the world with some of the industry’s biggest artists spreading his talent and love for music along the way. June has worked with Prince, P Diddy, Snoop Dog, Lauryn Hill, Gerald Levert, Common, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Jill Scott, D’Angelo, to name a few, and remains one of the most sought after producer/performers in the industry. Kicking off 2022 with his amazing new band and solo projects, June is truly a world class musician in every sense. As a solo performer at the grand piano, he will take you on a journey through the best, Jazz, Soul and RnB music ever produced – some of which he did! Funky classic RnB loops and grooves sit comfortably underneath his tasteful piano playing. 2021 saw the release of June’s album Logical Concepts, with the track Fire in the Streets featuring both US rap stars @common and @robynhoodmusic. His new band features tasteful female vocals over cool grooves, slick sounds and mixes all MOBO styles together in one delicious package, perfect for jazz clubs and festivals across the globe. Altogether, outstanding performances from a true giant of the US RnB scene. It really doesn’t get any better than this.

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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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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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Deborah Hamilton

Deborah Hamilton

Deborah Hamilton is a highly experienced, fun loving and much in demand professional vocalist, with a repertoire covering the best jazz, soul, RnB and pop music from over the decades. Her recent projects see her performing jazz, soul and Motown classics as a lead vocalist with the ‘Magic of Motown’ theatre production across the UK, Europe and abroad, in addition to appearing as a session vocalist for top UK band ‘The Heavy’ performing their hits ‘How you like me now’ and ‘What makes a good man’ live. As a solo performer, Deborah has appeared at various venues and hotels across the Globe, providing her guests with everything from Jazz through to Whitney Houston. More recently she performed for Mac cosmetics at the Dubai Film festival with her highly acclaimed band ‘Dreamgirlz’. In addition to appearing in various renowned UK theme shows with the best UK musicians and vocalists, Deborah also currently appears either solo or with her group “Sister Supreme” and the VHL dancers. With full costume changes, amazing dance routines and killer harmonies, this show is high energy from start to finish. As a solo artist Deborah is more than capable and happy to sing all styles of music, but souful RnB/Neo soul and jazz are her personal favourites, however in her own words ‘anything fun or with flavour works for me’.

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Tessah Dunn

Tessah Dunn

Tessah Dunn a classically trained extremely versatile contemporary piano vocalist, guitarist vocalist and international performer. Available through Funkgurus as either a solo piano vocalist or guitarist vocalist, Tessah’s extensive repertoire covers the very best classical, pop, folk and jazz/soul/blues standards and a selection of International music, sung in Italian, German & French for special occasions. From 2010 to 2013, Tessah performed both solo and in bands in Central Africa, Central America, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe and Australia. After her release of her original EP, "No Better Place" in 2011, her original songs have been sold iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon in over 25 countries, world­wide. Most recently, she has performed classically in solo recitals in Toronto, New York, Katowice, Poland and masterclasses in the Julliard School and University of Toronto. She has performed in elegant settings such as the Ritz-­Carlton and while based in Toronto, she studied Voice Performance as the University of Toronto, performing and teaching across the GTA in Pop, Jazz, and Classical styles. Presently, she lives in the Maldives as part of the In-House and Private Event Band at the Conrad Resort at Rangali Island, and is completing a six month contract as a Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist.

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Dawn Joseph

Dawn Joseph

UK soul singer Dawn Joseph is a celebrated and consummate performer, songwriter, and producer. Dawn is known to festival audiences across the world from her time as the lead vocalist for incredible soul-funk stars The Brand New Heavies and more recently with her own super-soulful and stylish band, which features some of the best musicians from across Denmark. They have recently released a solo single, ‘Free to Love’ with an EP to follow shortly. Since signing her first publishing deal in 2000 with Sony, Dawn has gone on to write several songs for well-established pop acts and has been increasingly in demand as a session musician, bass player, and guitarist. Her work as a backing singer has placed her on stage with Phil Collins, Michael McDonald, Kylie Minogue, and Craig David, to name but a few artists. Her recent projects have seen her work with Ellie Goulding, Cee Lo Green, and Spandau Ballet. Dawn has shared the stage with many great singers, such as Michael McDonald, Bette Midler, Rod Stewart, and, for the last 10 years, Rick Astley. She continues to be inspired, discovering new and old music and never fails to entertain with her vibrant personality and fabulously funky sound. "Delightfully contagious," Dawn Joseph is available for international bookings of her solo projects through Funkgurus Artist Management.

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Paul Booth

Paul Booth

Paul Booth is an award-winning, leading solo saxophonist, composer and first-call sideman for numerous major contemporary music artists. He currently performs his own music with a number of different groups and in 2004, released his first solo album, ‘It’s Happening’, which was followed by the albums ‘No Looking Back’ (2007), ‘Pathways’ (2009), ‘Trilateral’ (2011), 'Patchwork Project' (2015) and ’Travel Sketches’ (2019), all of which were extremely well received. Paul’s ability to blend into any musical environment coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has led to him being regularly chosen to perform and record with many well-known artists, including; The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Steely Dan, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Kylie Minogue, Jamiroquai, Gregory Porter, and Barry Manilow, to name but a few. Additionally, Paul is known for his work with Incognito, Brand New Heavies, The BBC Big Band, the Michael Janisch Quintet and the Ryan Quigley Quintet. He has held the lead tenor sax position for the worldwide smash hit show, Riverdance, and has been a key member of the Steve Winwood band from 2005 until now. With his new album, entitled ‘44’ coming out in spring 2002 and an incredible 1.6M hits on his previous record, Paul Booth is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and talented saxophonists of his generation. Paul can appear with;- The Paul Booth Quartet The Paul Booth Quintet/Octet. Patchwork Project – 6-piece world music group TRYPL - Superb horn section based band featuring Ryan Quigley & Trevor Mires Bansangu Orchestra - World music big band Organ Trio - with Ross Stanley and Andrew Bain.

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Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner is a highly experienced and in-demand French pianist and composer, currently appearing at The most exclusive venues and hotels in Paris. With a huge popular music repertoire, including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova's, Ragtimes, Tangos & Soul Music, music by famous composers such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Joaa Gilberto, Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, often appears in his live sets. Samuel is at home playing very soft and smooth ballads for cocktail lounges as well as ‘groovy and catchy’ music when the event calls for a more up-tempo atmosphere. Samuel is available for long-term contracts for Cruise Ships and Hotels as well as Corporate & Private events. Samuel is also a highly in-demand sideman and leader in Paris and in Europe and the US. He did record 3 albums as a leader and sideman in New York released on the very prestigious Black and Blue and Gut String Records labels with world-class reputation artists as Jimmy Cobb, Leroy Williams, Bertha Hope, Clifford Barbaro, Saul Rubin.

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Andrew McCormack

Andrew McCormack

Exceptional pianist/composer and long-term Kyle Eastwood Band member Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the globe. McCormack has toured as a solo pianist giving concerts at various venues across the UK most notably at a sold-out Hall One Kings Place in London opening for Michael Wollny in 2017. The release of his latest trio album, 'Terra Firma,' is scheduled for October 2022, with a UK release tour in October and a follow-up UK/Europe tour in spring 2023. The first single has already received a positive response, with over 150k streams in the first month alone, and Jazz FM's Dinner Jazz show naming 'Fragile' their track of the week. As an invaluable sideman to many major international artists, Andrew's long-term collaborations with the Kyle Eastwood Band and with ex-Jazz Messenger, Jean Toussaint, have established him as a well-known performer in the jazz world. As a leader, his debut album Telescope in 2005 received universal acclaim and earned him a BBC jazz award for rising star the following year, with the pianist later returning to the trio format with a series of critically acclaimed albums including Live In London in 2012 and First Light in 2014. The latter includes a New York rhythm section as evidence of his three-year stay in the city. The pianist teamed up with composer/saxophonist Jason Yarde to form the McCormack & Yarde Duo with their first album release together, MY DUO in 2009. The duo has since gone on to firmly establish itself with international tours and further album releases that have garnered widespread critical recognition for their developments in the genre. Places And Other Spaces was released in 2011 and they followed up in 2013 to feature the Elysian String Quartet on the eclectic, Juntos. McCormack also has a keen interest in classical composition. Having studied with British composer, Mark-Anthony Turnage, he has gone on to receive commissions from various ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra. Andrew’s eight-minute overture, Incentive was premiered by the orchestra at the Barbican in London and included on their Panufnik Legacies CD in 2013. In 2017, Andrew launched a new band project, Graviton which saw him in a more groove-based setting including vocals and a wider sound world closer to what might be described as Prog-Jazz. The latest album in 2019, Graviton: The Calling is a fully conceived work that follows the classic hero’s journey. In 2020, he released SOLO to across-the-board 4/5 star reviews, adding yet another strength to his already diverse portfolio. Using a mixture of originals, standard and not-so-standard repertoire, the pianist demonstrates his compelling ideas, composing, and thrilling performances in the stripped-down intimate setting of solo piano. Andrew McCormack has managed to consistently demonstrate a compelling setting for his musical ideas, a platform for virtuosic improvisation and a constant revivifying and adaptive embodiment of the jazz tradition. *STOP PRESS* Award-winning UK saxophonist Denys Baptiste will join Andrew's trio as a special guest for a series of live shows in 2023, recapturing some of the magic of Denys' epic "Let Freedom Ring" project and his ‘Be where you are’ album, which won two of the UK music industry's most prestigious awards in 1999: a Mercury Music Prize Award for An Album Of The Year plus the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act.

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Miles Gilderdale

Miles Gilderdale

Miles Gilderdale is a Grammy nominated writer, Gibson Guitarist of the Year and member of 'Acoustic Alchemy', the multi-million selling, triple Grammy nominated smooth jazz band. Dynamic front man Miles is only truly at home when playing to a crowd and has worked on stage with artists as diverse as Ben E. King, Ronnie Wood and Jools Holland, as well as performing live on Radio One broadcasts and numerous TV shows. In 1996, Miles became a member of Acoustic Alchemy and has collaborated on seven releases, including 2001's Grammy nominated AArt. Additionally Miles is a member of renowned funk band G-FUNK alongside the legendary Gary and Greg Grainger on bass & drums. The Grainger Brothers’ talent and prowess in the world of music and rhythm is unparalleled with their live & studio work connecting them to the likes of Whitney Houston, John Scofield and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few. G-FUNK shows are sell outs 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 Jessy J, Jeff Kashiwa and Chris 'Snake' Davis to name but a few. A seasoned guitarist and performer, Miles first became known in the UK and Europe to audiences in the 1980s as the lead singer and guitarist in UK soul band Zoot and the Roots, which also included the sax player Snake Davis. Gigs with soul legends such as Ben E King and Curtis Mayfield followed. More recently Miles has released singles ’Remind Me, ‘A Little Light’ and ‘Start Walking’, showing his absolute proficiency as both a producer and performer. Check Miles' Songs here. 25 years and several albums later, Miles is still with 'Acoustic Alchemy' and enjoying every minute of it. Over the years Miles and his chums 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! Miles is available for festival & club bookings either as a solo performer, with G*FUNK or with award winning Grammy nominated smooth jazz stars 'Acoustic Alchemy'.

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Marsha Lawson

Marsha Lawson

Marsha Lawson has entertained audiences worldwide with her powerful voice and soulful charm! This soul rockin’ diva has performed across the United States and internationally at incredible music venues including Harlem’s Historic Lenox Lounge (New York City), The Music Village (Brussels, Belgium) and McGettigan’s (Singapore). Marsha has also graced the stages of luxury cruise lines, including Regent Seven Seas, Azamara, Cunard and Disney Cruise Lines. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States, Marsha has brought her talents to several of her hometown venues including the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Severance Hall, Horseshoe Casino and Public Square. In addition to her one woman show, she has also performed in numerous musical productions across the USA including Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Caroline or Change and Godspell to name a few. Soulful, sultry and sometimes quirky Marsha is a classy diva who excels in entertaining audiences of all ages. With diverse array of songs and specialized musical arrangements created for her unique style and vocal power, Miss Lawson is sure to hit you with a hot note and make you bounce in your seats with high energy entertainment. Rocking you with hits from Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Disco and more, it won’t be long until you feel the good groove deep down in your soul. So go ahead and lose your seat and get on your feet! Tonight’s show will be one to remember! Marsha is also available with her Nubian Soul Duo. Please see Video No.4.

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Snake Davis

Snake Davis

Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock jazz and soul sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s ‘Change’, M-People’s ‘Search For A Hero’ and ‘Moving On Up’ and Take That’s ‘Million Love Songs’. He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown, Tina Turner and Paul McCartney to The Eurythmics and Amy Winehouse. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. To date, Snake Davis has recorded on more than 400 tracks for over 60 artists and the list keeps growing. That’s not even counting all of the live performances! More recently Snake featured on Klingande's Number 1 dance chart hit 'Jubel' - a huge dance tune across the world. Snake also performs with Japan's biggest rock star Eikichi Yazawa and recently played Tokyo Dome and 5 sold out nights at the famous Budokan arena. The hugely popular Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos touring band is now in its third year and see’s Snake Davis step into a 5 piece band performing a myriad of classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Still Crazy after all these Years, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from Million Love Songs, Moving on Up, Search for the Hero, and Lisa Stansfields "Change". What’s more, he also tells you a bit more about them, fascinating facts and insights into the music we already love. Imagine a room full of the saxophone greats; Junior Walker, King Curtis, Clarence Clemmons, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and more. Snake can deliver them all; challenging – yes, but he completely nails it. Sultry sax, searing sax, screaming sax, sexy sax, soulful sax, this show has it all. Snake is also available with:- The Snake Davis Band - Snake's 4-piece band, which includes some of the Classic Sax Solos show material along with classic, soul funk and ambient music. The Snake Davis Trio - teaming up with long time cohort , best buddy and session trumpeter extraordinaire Johnny Thirkell and their mutual friend, guitarist Mark Creswell, for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz soul and pop. The Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton Duo - Snake teams up with long-time cohort and best buddy Gareth Moulton from Cutting Crew & Wang Chung for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with pop, rock, jazz and soul.

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Brad E. Griffith

Brad E. Griffith

Brad Griffith is a masterful musician who can light up any room with his wonderful piano covers. This stunningly talented musician delivers spellbinding solo piano sets full of well loved modern pop, romantic Jazz, and classical music, which creates elegant atmospheres that will put your guests at ease and let the laughter flow. There are no silent gaps or definite 'endings' to his songs, each one blends seamlessly into the next, a pianist you can rely on to give you and your guests a beautiful and heartfelt performance. He delivers charming renditions of jazz favorites like 'Come Fly With Me', 'Night and Day', 'Summertime', and ‘Autumn Leaves’ along with many more swinging classics, paired with acoustic pop songs from Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton, Journey, The Beatles, Adele, Ed Sheeran, and Amy Winehouse. His music is an intoxicating blend of exquisitely structured songs - impressive jazz, soul and blues interpretations of well known classics from the early fifties to present day pop. Simply put - every evening is a show. His lush piano playing creates the requisite mood and pleasurable ambience for all events. Brad's professional career as a pianist and keyboardist pioneered with major cruise companies such as Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Cruises, NCL Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Brad to those clients truly looking to offer the highest standards in live music.

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Patrick Hayes' Crusaders

Patrick Hayes' Crusaders

'Patrick Hayes' Crusaders,' a band featuring some of the UK's finest session musicians, is a tribute to the legendary 1970s horn-led Houston Jazz-Funk group The Crusaders. The Crusaders trombone/tenor sax frontline became their trademark, mixing R&B and Memphis soul elements with hard bop, they were international jazz festival stars, appearing at many of the world's celebrated jazz events over their 50+ years in the business. Patrick Hayes' Crusaders cover all eras of the band's history, from the early Jazz Crusaders material to the Street Life years of the 1980s. Since their formation in 2019, the band has performed at venues and festivals all over the UK and abroad, and they are regulars at London's Ronnie Scott's. Members of the band have performed and recorded with Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Hans Zimmer, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Sting, and many others. Patrick Hayes is a well-known multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger in a variety of musical genres on the London music scene. Over the years, he has performed, recorded, or arranged for a diverse range of commercial artists, including Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera, Sir Tom Jones, Van Morrison, Paul Carrack, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Phil Ramone, The O'Jays, Hamish Stuart, The Lighthouse Family, and James Taylor Quartet, as well as jazz artists Snarky Puppy, Curtis Stigers, Gregory Porter, Gerard Presencer, Dave Douglas, Nestor Patrick Hayes’ Crusaders is available as an instrumental band or with a vocalist including fellow Funkguru’s artist and Average White Band frontman Hamish Stuart.

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Alleya Weibel

Alleya Weibel

Alleya Weibel is a violinist, who has performed internationally in Rome, Monaco, Ireland, the United States and in France at a variety of luxury events and festivals. Alleya is a vibrant and captivating performer who has worked on screen with The X Factor, the Lidl Christmas Campaign and on numerous television productions for Amazon Prime. Alleya is experienced in playing solo, alongside DJs, with string ensembles and touring bands. She has also worked in groups for choreographed shows. She performs with a wireless to allow roaming and audience interaction for an exciting atmosphere. Alleya enjoys playing many genres like pop, drum and bass, house, hip-hop, R&B, and more. Alleya has performed at festivals opening for artists such as Craig Charles and Run The Jewels. Alleya enjoys playing weddings and events because she believes music can be a strong component in sustaining amazing memories for any special day or occasion. In 2020 and 2021, Alleya recorded several pieces for Jordan Rees (EMI) to be used in television and video games. Alleya also performed in music videos for Big Zuu and Duran Duran and performed live for the 2021 Manoto TV special for Nowruz featuring Sahar Moghaddas, Sogand Soheili, Mehran Atash and Alireza Saremi. Duran Duran’s cover of ‘Five Years’ by David Bowie was released on the global livestream Mike Garson’s ‘Just For One Day’ tribute to David Bowie and featured Alleya’s string group Solas Strings.

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Rebecca Freckleton

Rebecca Freckleton

Rebecca Freckleton is a highly experienced, fun loving and professional vocalist with a solo repertoire covering the best jazz, soul, RnB and pop music from over the decades. As one of the leading female vocalists on the London scene at the moment, Rebecca has considerable experience at the highest levels of performance, regularly appearing live and recording with some of the industry’s most vibrant entertainers. In addition to being one of the leading ladies in the International touring musical – ‘The Magic of Motown’, Rebecca has also toured, recorded and performed with some of the music industry’s major artists, including The Gorillaz, Kindness, Josephine, The Noisettes, Paloma Faith, Macy Gray and Dionne Bromfield to name but a few. Recent corporate appearances have included high profile events in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong Football Club and numerous international venues and five star hotels around the world. Rebecca is a highly sought after vocalist who can energize an audience and deliver spine tingling performances every time. Funkgurus are proud to offer Rebecca for VIP events and exclusive residencies either as a solo performer or with a band.

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Pam E Williams

Pam E Williams

Pam E Williams is a talented and highly experienced Vocalist & Piano Vocalist from Las Vegas. With a prestigious and varied career at the highest level of performance, Pam E’s live shows offer an array of eclectic musical selections to appease the entire audience. Pam’s many years of experience as a featured lead vocalist have catapulted her career as a lead piano vocalist extraordinaire. While embarking on the journey of becoming a solo performer, her desire was always to bring to each audience a full gamut of emotion, laughter, dance and the sensation of falling in love all over again! Known for making the audience feel involved in her performances, Pam E takes each and every person on a musical excursion through the decades with the world’s greatest songs elapsing multiple genres. Character, style and and true authenticity are abundant in this fine performer and Funkgurus are delighted to offer Pam E Williams for those events and residencies where absolute quality is required. Pam is available as a Solo Vocalist or Piano Vocalist. Other band options are also available.

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JD3

JD3

JD3 is an outstanding hip-hop and jazz trio from London. Formed in 2017 and fronted by Dua Lipa drummer Duayne Sanford (Dua Lipa, Christine & The Queens, Liam Payne, Roots Manuva, Honne), the trio features the skills of Lawrence Insula on bass (Little Mix, Rita Ora, Disciples) and David Mrakpor on keyboard (BlueLab Beats, Banger Factory). The combined rhythms and melodies of Jamaica and Nigeria (their combined heritage) make for a tasty cocktail of musical blends. Founded on a common love for the late great J Dilla’s extensive discography and cleverly sampled instrumentals and tracks, the trio’s eclectic sound is inspired by the legendary producer with an added live spin. Collectively, these musicians have worked with the likes of Iman Omari, TinyMan, Misha B & J Dilla’s blood brother Illa J and have played multiple sold-out shows at the world famous London jazz venues, Jazz Cafe and Ronnie Scott’s. Frequent collaborators include Teni (vocalist), Daniel Taylor (talkbox), TinyMan (rapper) and Joon Switon (guitarist). They have recorded a live EP with Illa J (John Yancey Live), which is out now on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer & Bandcamp. Their live recording from the sold out show at Jazz Cafe in 2018 is out now on Soundcloud .

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Jewelle McKenzie

Jewelle McKenzie

Jewelle McKenzie is a highly experienced and stylish Canadian singer & songwriter performing Soul, Jazz & R&B. An incomparable vocalist and consummate performer with over 1000 shows locally and over 500 shows internationally, Jewelle’s ability to connect with the audience and wow her fans comes from her openness, undeniable stage presence and extraordinary voice and range. Jewelle charms and disarms with her voice and music. She has graced stages in Canada, Qatar, Guadeloupe, Morocco, Thailand, Hong Kong SAR, and Vietnam in the most prestigious hotels and venues. Jewelle’s original music makes a bold statement that she is not a woman seeking anyone’s approval. She explores and combines different genres making no concessions to pop trends. Her latest singles Rise Up (I Can’t Breathe) and I Want it All, are Dance / Electronica with a little New-Age flair. Her full-length CD, Ain’t It Good, combines Swing, R&B, and Jazz spiced with Gospel vocals and a little Rock for an eclectic style that is all her own. As a lead vocalist of the Umoja Gospel choir, Jewelle’s performed at Montreal’s International Jazz Festival, the Maximum Blues Festival in Carleton Quebec, the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, and at the Martin Luther King Achievement Awards. Jewelle is available as a solo vocalist with backing tracks, as a duo with pianist or guitarist & backing tracks, or with another vocalist (male or female) with backing tracks. She is also available with her superb band for larger events and residencies.

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Eric Redd

Eric Redd

Recording artist Eric Redd once again demonstrates characteristic range and diversity with his band The Eric Redd Movement. The Eric Redd Movement - a Non-stop Dance party with Dance and House Music recording artist Eric Redd and his superb live band. Original music and covers of the most exciting Dance Music around with an eclectic mix of Digital electronic music, RnB & Soul with just a bit of Pop for good measure. A heady blend that audiences quite literally ‘go nuts’ for. Eric Redd first gained attention at the age of 12 as one of the youngest dancers on the LA club scene when he was discovered by one of the nation’s top choreographers. This discovery and mentorship led to a scholarship at the California Institute of the Arts where Eric earned his Bachelor’s degree in performing arts. While on tour in Europe as an apprentice, Eric worked as a session singer for Global Records in Germany. During this time his vocal prowess caught the attention of a producer working at Jive Records in England which quickly led to his first recording deal as a solo artist. Since then, Eric has toured, and recorded with artists as diverse as K.D. Lang, Coolio, The Sara Lee Band, and Ani DiFranco. Encouraged by many to audition for theatre, Eric soon found success as a Broadway performer with fans and critics responding favorably to his appearances in Cats, La Cage Aux Follies, Body and Soul, and Starlight Express. His live show has been the featured New Year’s Eve entertainment in Las Vegas, sharing the stage with an A-list artist roster including Andrea Boccelli, Harry Connick Jr., Kool and the Gang, Lionel Richie, and Cirque de Soleil. As a recording artist, Eric has also had 3 billboard hits in the last few years and has also been a featured performer opening for Paul McCartney, The Pointer Sisters, Dionne Warwick, Thelma Houston, Earth Wind and Fire, Usher, Robin Thicke Reba McIntire, Coolio, Robbie Williams, Barbara Tucker & The Goo Goo Dolls. Funkgurus are proud to present The Eric Redd Movement for select events, festivals, exclusive residencies and club Personal Appearances.

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