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. Bookers can contact us for full access to our roster.

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Lia White

Lia White

Trail-blazing singer-songwriter Lia White is singer-songwriter with an all encompassing passion for writing & performing music. This all began at age 14, having first taught herself to play guitar. Described by Will.I.am as a cross between Lauryn Hill and Rihanna, she reached the Live Knockouts of the Voice UK 2017. As well as receiving funding from the prestigious PRS Lyndsey de Paul prize. With a range of cover songs spanning from sweet RnB to classic Motown and pop music, she has great adaptability. With a unique angelic sound perfect for special events and intimate residencies, making the moment memorable for those listening. However she is also able to bring out a more passionate upbeat side when needed. ​ After graduating with 1st class BA honours degree in 2019, she studied under top songwriters and musicians such as Tim Hawes (Sugababes, Spice Girls). ​ Lia is dedicated to her craft and in bringing joy to those who hear her perform.

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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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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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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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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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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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Olivia Kay

Olivia Kay

Olivia Kay is an extremely talented vocalist and piano vocalist, with experience in performing at the highest level. Olivia has completed exclusive residencies as both an International vocalist and headline entertainer for many leading hotels and live music venues across the globe. With a repertoire of over 250 songs – covering the best Jazz/Bossa Nova & Standards, Oldies, Motown & Soul, R&B, Disco/Funk, Classic Pop/Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop & Soul and the latest Top40/Dance music, Olivia always delivers a stunning performance for guests of all ages. Olivia is available a solo performer with high quality backing tracks or as a guest performer with a house band. Additionally she can perform with her own pianist or self-accompanied, as she also an extremely versatile and stylish piano vocalist. Olivia comes highly recommended and is available through Funkgurus for residencies where quality, style and attention to detail are a must.

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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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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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