SOLO PERFORMERS & VOCALISTS


We have a wonderful selection of superb International Solo Performers & Vocalists for your events and residencies. Funkgurus has assembled a roster of Solo artists from the 4 corners of the globe, all with a track record of performing at the highest level within the world of International entertainment.

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

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Tessah

Tessah

Tessah Dunn a classically trained extremely versatile 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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Laurence Murray

Laurence Murray

Laurence Murray is a solo singer and guitarist from Edinburgh, Scotland who has since 2016 been working as a performer for Disney Cruise Line. He has worked on board the Disney Fantasy, Disney Dream and Disney Magic performing as a soloist, within a duo (guitar and vocals) and within a trio (guitar and vocals) on board these ships. Laurence's repertoire is broad and diverse spanning the 50s all the way up to present day hits. He has a variety of different sets including Jazz & Blues, Soul, Ballads, Pop, Dance party and pub sing-along classics. Laurence cut his teeth in his local Edinburgh music scene performing in originals and covers bands alike. He released his first originals solo album 'Laurence Murray Project' in 2016 and toured extensively throughout the UK. He performed with his four-piece band at Colne's Great British Rhythm and Blues festival in 2015 supporting Eric Bibb. He has performed with some of Scotland's top wedding and function bands since beginning to work as a freelance musician in 2013. Laurence graduated with a 2:1 Honours degree in Popular Music from Edinburgh Napier University in 2014. Performing since the age of 12 he has a wealth of experience in a live setting.

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Manuela

Manuela

Manuela Ciunna is an Italian solo vocalist guitarist from Rome with a wonderful repertoire of evergreen songs and contemporary music. Songs such as Sitting on the dock of the bay, Time after time, Help (Beatles), Isn't she lovely, Ain’t no sunshine and songs from Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Rihanna all play a part in her sets. Performing solo and with a loop station for her voice and guitar, Manualea delights audiences with her stylish and uber cool performances, which include her own unique renditions of popular classic songs made extra special with her clever use of loop technology.

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Autumn Melody

Autumn Melody

Autumn is a vivacious and versatile Vocalist & Piano Vocalist, combining the grace & elegance of a classically trained pianist with the performance & enthusiasm of a powerhouse vocalist. Additionally she forms part of a corporate & lounge duo, performing the very best pop and dance music. Autumn provides an extensive history of National Tours, International Tours, cabarets, circus shows, cruises, casinos, TV/film appearances and a plethora of high profile corporate entertainment events. Additionally, she has considerable experience as an aerialist acrobat and the unique and exceptional ability to combine all skills into one act. She currently performs as a resident vocalist between some of central London and Los Angeles' most iconic venues (such as the Savoy) and regularly performs as an aerialist/dancer for prominent corporate entertainment in companies all over the world. Autumn's noteworthy credits include multiple U.S. National Tours and International Tours with major production companies in the US, the UK, and around the globe. In addition, Autumn has headlined five-star cruise lines and casinos; including Royal Caribbean International and Caesars Entertainment / Harrahs Casino. As a solo artist and lead vocalist for some of the country’s best international corporate entertainment bands, Autumn has provided music for extremely high-profile clients, such as; the NFL All-Stars, the Gala Opening of Sentosa Island in Singapore (internationally televised and headlined by Broadway star Sarah Brightman), Oracle Corporation's CEO Larry Ellison and on the Las Vegas strip opening for a ZZ-Top performance.

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Ellene Masri

Ellene Masri

Ellene Masri is a French American guitarist vocalist with a unique voice and electric stage presence. Her sensual musicality & sultry stage performances wow audiences wherever she performs and her superb song writing placed her most recent 2018 release “Dangerous Romance” #3 on the UK Soul charts. With a rich and varied repertoire of classic pop, soul and easy listening, Ellene is perfect for those clients wishing to offer their guests a unique and stylish listening experience. Ellene recently performed at the 2018 “Women In Jazz Festival” in Halle, Germany with Grammy award winning producer Sir Dean Gant as the musical director. Additionally and on the strength of her success in Las Vegas, she performed in residence there at various exclusive venues for three consecutive years. Ellene always receives high accolades and standing ovations, whether she hits the stage at a concert, jazz club or music festival. Definitely not a prefabricated, producer created artist – Ellene is firmly in control of her sound and direction and looking forward to performing for you soon.

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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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