R A E M A R N I E
FEMALE SOLO CLASSIC STANDARDS, LONDON BASED, VOCALIST
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R A E M A R N I E S I N G S . . .
Jazz ,Blues, Soul, Country Rock
Classic Standards from the Divas & Crooners of the Past Five Centuries
Chilled, Classy, Laid Back, Easy Listening to relax, chill out & enjoy during your meet/eat/drinks
'Cocktails & Canapes' / 'Liquers & Lullabys' time..
(if your audience like the songs played on SMOOTH FM 102.2 fm and and MAGIC FM 105.4 then Rae's play-set list should
HOTEL LOUNGE & COCKTAIL BARS AS RESIDENT ENTERTAINER/CASINOS/RESTAURANTS/COCKTAIL BARS/GASTRO PUBS/CORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT/PRIVATE PARTIES/WEDDINGS/EXHIBITIONS/LAUNCH PARTIES (eg. book launches /property development launches /retail launches /leisure venues etc.)
& ANY CELEBRATION WHERE EITHER A DISCREET ,
OR CENTRE STAGE, CLASSY, SMOOTH PERFORMANCE IS CALLED FOR TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A MEMORABLE EVENT WITH ... ' THE EDGE '
Available for UK & Overseas Resident Contracts. Currently Based in London - all info with full bio, pics, videos,playlist examples & many uploaded demo cd examples on the player at :-
Mp3s of Raes' demo can be mailed to you via email attachments for you to download, save and burn for your listening pleasure or posted to you by request
Demo cd (recorded with renowned Composer CHRIS MADIN)
THE CHANGING MOODS OF LOVE
The Very Thought of You
Look of Love
Way you Look Tonight
Mon Homme (my Man I love him So)
Cry me a River
Recorded in a 40deg heatwave in Summer 2006, in 1-2 takes maximum in around 3 hours over 3 leisurely days 4 tracks were recorded from 4.30-6.00 each day and 2 were chosen - 6 total). The result is organic, natural, and indicative of a live performance
Demo cd (recorded with renowned Producer Wayne Brown)
MARNIES MIDNIGHT MOODY BLUES
features 15 tracks including a 2 medleys of 5 & 3 songs
.. total = 21 songs ..
1. Funny Valentine
3. Nearness of You
4. Turn Me On
5. Good Morning Heartache
6. 'Round Midnight
7. Someday He'll come Along the Man I love
8. Pretty Please -WRITTEN BY RAE MARNIE (vocal melody and lyrics.. backing provided by Wayne Brown) PRODUCED BY WAYNE BROWN RELEASED MAY 2010 (CHILLED OUT, IBIZA STYLE CLUB TRACK)
9.Nothing Matters but You (no pasa nada)- WRITTEN BY RAE MARNIE WITH BACKING BY CELO LOPEZ (from Brazil) - LATIN STYLE JAZZ - TO BE RELEASED ON A COMPILATION ALBUM IN BRAZIL - Summer 2011
(collaboration of Rae's lyrics and vocal melody with backing provided by Celo in Brazil for a Latin compilation album, more to follow in future)
10. Black Velvet
PLUS! EDITED SOUL MONTAGE/MEDLEY
11. - Too Late/Natural /Woman/Get Here/Rather go Blind)
AND AS EXTRA BONUS THE 3 MOST POPULAR TRACKS FROM
'CHANGING MOODS OF LOVE'
(AS VOTED BY MYSPACE FANS VIA AMOUNT OF 'HITS/PLAYS')
13. Very Thought of You
13. Look of Love
14. = Three track Jazz Medley of..
The Way You Look Tonight/My Man/Cry Me a River
15. Autumn Leaves
Recorded in just 2.5 hours (all mainly 1 take - 13 songs in 2.5 hours in September 08) and will be released in January 2009, for promotion. Again, the result will be real, true, live, organic and indicative of what you will hear when you book Rae (ie. no clever tricks used in the studio to create a vocal that isn't real to the reality!)
Rae's performed at a variety of upmarket venues & private parties in London/South East & Europe
Testimonials can be viewed at her website
and/or if you click on
on the top left hand side of this page
Rae can either use in house PA systems or has her own award winning YAMAHA 300watt PA which is ideal for most restaurants/members clubs/private parties etc. and has been used for audiences up to around 200 people in a low verbosity setting
Rae has a wide repertoire of songs & backing tracks, again, examples on websites -
Rae's image & vocal style is ideal for classy venues & events & her repertoire features well known classic standards like those heard on Smooth FM, Magic FM and Heart FM radio stations
Rae usually performs for 3 x 30 minute sets or 2 x 45 minute sets, but these can be extended or reduced and tailored subject to the clients' needs & requirements, including possibly catering to your specific song/s choices. If Rae has enough notice she will do her best to source a suitable backing track for her vocal & rehearse in time for your special day
Although Rae usually mixes up the set with various songs from numerous Divas/Crooners, if you wish your event to be themed as a ...
' TRIBUTE TO..'
Rae will do her best to accomodate this request -
Tribute to the Jazz & Blues Divas and Crooners
of the 40s/50s for example ... Billie Holiday/Ella Fitzgerald/Julie
Sarah Vaughn/ Nat King Cole/
OR ... a combination of the above along with...
Tribute to the Soul & Blues Divas and Crooners
of the 60s/70s/80s/90s for example ... Carole King/Dusty Springfield/Karen Carpenter/
Bette Middler/ Elkie Brooks/
Eva Cassidy/Norah Jones/
Marvin Gaye/Al Green/Luther Vandross/
Dionne Warwick/Dusty Springfield/
Rae is also able to tailor a set/s for just Burt Bacharach songs = for example .. This Girl's in Love/Walk on By/Close to You/
Anyone who had a Heart/This House is not a Home
During breaks Rae generally plays her own music cd through the PA or music suitable to the rest of the sets & clientele/venue
Excellent verbal & written testimonials can be viewed on the myspace website below, and herewith, (click on 'About Us')
Rae generally does not generally converse much between songs due to using set, timed backing tracks, but will sometimes advise her audience between sets about the forthcoming playlist, and there's more flexibility if Rae's working with a resident pianist/band or guitarist, or uses her own sourced musicians
Rae's happy to perform with a guitarist, a pianist or band, & has, in the past, sung in duets, & with musicians in both the UK & Overseas
DUET AND LIVE PIANIST (MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST) AS OPPOSED TO BACKING TRACKS : -
Rae has contact with a renowned, acclaimed, highly experienced international jazz,funk, pianist who may be available to accompany Rae given enough notice.
Rae also has contact with a West End stage performer who is not only a vocalist (and can therefore duet with Rae), but also a multi instrumentalist playing sax, piano and guitar, who, also, given notice, may be able to accompany Rae.
Obviously fees will reflect the cost of additional musicians
TO READ MORE ABOUT RAE INCLUDING TESTIMONIALS PLUS PLAYLIST & VENUE EXAMPLES CLICK ON ...
' ABOUT US '
AT THE TOP LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE
TO BOOK YOUR EVENT & TO CONFIRM RAES' AVAILABILITY & PRICES CLICK ON ...
' CONTACT ' (CLICK AT TOP LEFT OF PAGE TO EMAIL YOUR REQUEST)
(NB... SPECIAL RATES FOR RESIDENT GIGS (ie. REGULAR BOOKINGS AT SAME VENUE/COMPANY) & REDUCED RATES FOR MIDWEEK GIGS - (MON - THUR)
APPROXIMATE FEES -
(invoice/receipt will be sent POST GIG as attachment by email for your accounts - usual payment is made post gig by cash or BACS with deposit paid pre-gig ) ...
NB: Rae can increase the gig time/sets by prior arrangement & that will be reflected accordingly in the
Mon - Thur - any time up to 10 pm start time £195 for 1.5 hours (IE. OVER A 2 HOUR PERIOD = 2-3 SETS)
(either 2 x 45 min sets with a break or 3 x 30 minute sets with 2 x breaks)
Thur - Sun - any time up to 10 pm start time £275 for 1.5 hours (IE. OVER A 2 HOUR PERIOD = 2-3 SETS)
(either 2 x 45 min sets with a break or 3 x 30 minute sets 2ith 2 x breaks)
NB... THESE FEES DO NOT APPLY TO SPECIAL DATES
SUCH AS CHRISTMAS EVE/CHRISTMAS DAY/BOXING DAY AND NEW YEARS
EVE/VALENTINES DAY AND EASTER - BANK HOLIDAYS ETC. -
PLEASE ASK FOR A SPECIFIC QUOTE
Fees quoted are correct for 2011
within 1 hour travelling time each way and do not include any additional expenses such as special song requests and additional musicians such as a pianist -
Fees quoted may be negotiable for certain venues and for REGULARLY booked gigs (and for if the set time is less than the usual 2 hour (allowing for 3 breaks to 3 hours (allowing for 4 breaks) total
FEES DO INCLUDE RAE USING HER OWN NEAT, COMPACT 300WATT PA SYSTEM, PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU HAVE AN IN HOUSE PA AND ENSURE SOMEBODY IS ON SITE TO ORGANISE 'EFFECTS' ON RAES' ARRIVAL OR LEAVE SPECIFIC CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR BACKING CD AND MICROPHONE VOLUME AND EFFECTS
Fees quoted are using backing tracks from Raes' current library, and for a maximum 1.5 hour set (- ie. either 2 x 45 min sets or 3 x 30 min sets over a 2 hour period) - the set is flexible and can be less or more - please ask for a specific bespoke quote via clicking on
'Contact' at the top left hand side of this page -
if your requirements don't fit into the general criteria for quotes given herewith
Please note that Rae IS prepared to travel internationally
THE FEES QUOTED HEREWITH ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON EXPENSES APPLICABLE (ie. subject to where the gig is and the journey time/expense of travelling/special requests required on playlist and if a Pianist OR Guitarist is requested) - Please email under 'Contact' for more information ...
or directly email :
FOR YOU SOON!