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A B O U T   R A E . .

FEMALE SOLO CLASSIC STANDARDS,
LONDON BASED, VOCALIST

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TO CUT A LOOOOONG STORY SHORT ...
HOW IT ALL BEGAN ...
Raes' vocal talent was discovered by default.
Working overseas her career at that time brought her
into contact with professional entertainers.
A highly experienced professional(who'd worked in
West End theatre) heard her singing casually 'Capella'
style when she  was asked to help a Swedish singer
phrase the song in English. Although Rae didn't have
any formal training,she was immediately taken on as a
solo vocalist to perform for large audiences in an upscale
nightclub accompanied by a drummer and guitarist.
OnceRae recovered from her initial stage fright her as
a solo vocalist began ...


 RAE'S BEEN EXCITED TO RELEASE 
 TWO OF HER OWN LATIN JAZZ,
 IBIZA CLUB STYLE COMPOSITIONS
 TO  WHICH SHE IMPROVISED THE VOCAL
 MELODY AND WROTE THE LYRICS.
 THESE WERE RELEASED IN MAY 2010
 AND HAVE  BEEN PLAYED ON VARIOUS
 INTERNET RADIO SHOWS IN THE UK
 AND USA,eg:  'TWIN CITIES RADIO'
/SMOOTHGROOVERS RADIO/IM RADIO/
BEST SMOOTH JAZZ ETC..
RAE'S  FEATURED REGULARLY DURING
2011 BY THE  SMOOOOOOTHEST HOST ON RADIO,
RADIO BROADCASTER/PRESENTER,
ROD LUCAS.



CHECK ROD'S SHOW OUT AT 
CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO HEAR THE FULL SHOW/S

























































































 

RAE'S RECEIVED EXCELLENT REVIEWS ON
THE TWO NEW TRACKS WHICH ARE TITLED

'PRETTY PLEASE'

AND

'NOTHING MATTERS BUT YOU(NO PASA NADA)'
(due for release in Brazil, on a compiliation
of Spanish and South
American musicians during Summer/Autumn
2011)

THESE SONGS CAN BE HEARD ON RAE'S
WEBSITES


 

SOME EXAMPLES OF VENUES WHERE RAE'S
PERFORMED : -




Rae's performed in The Canaries & Spain at 4/5 star hotels &
nightclubs on stage
As Rae can speak some Spanish with a good accent, given the
words, Rae can sing Spanish, examples can be heard on her versions
of Boy from Ipanema, Besame Mucho the 2nd verse of Autumn Leaves.
Rae has also performed in London and South East UK at
hotels/nightclubs/ restaurants/wine bars/private members
clubs/corporate events/weddings/private house and garden
parties etc.
 
Solo aswell as part of a duet.(with a Swedish guitarist-vocalist,
a Chilean guitarist-vocalist (a former TV performer in his native
country) plus a London based TV actor/musician/and West End
theatre vocalist, who also contributed on one of her demo cds
 
In Autumn 2008, Rae returned to singing in a duet for a one
off performance with Keith Ball, the 'Swinging Crooner' son of the
famous jazz musician seen on TV and heard on our radios in the
UK in the 60s/70s - Kenny Ball and his Jazzband
 
Rae currently generally performs Solo to her own collection of
carefully sourced backing tracks, but is happy to sing with
musicans if your venue has resident guitarist/pianist or band, or she
can source these, given enough notice herself.

Here are some examples of where Rae's performed : -
       
ALADINOS NIGHTCLUB (on stage )- SAN AGUSTIN -
 GRAN CANARIA
 
PONTINENTAL 4 * (on stage ) COSTA DEL SOL
 
HOTEL ARGUINEGUIN - ARGUINEGUIN - GRAN CANARIA
 
HOTEL COSMOPOLITAN - MALLORCA
 
HOTEL BALI - MALLORCA
 
REMBRANDT BAR/NIGHTCLUB/RESTAURANT -  located in the
CITY OF LONDON
 
PIGALLE NIGHTCLUB (on stage) - located at LONDON W1
 
PIANO LOUNGE- located  SOUTH EAST - (VERY UPMARKET
TRENDY 'IN CROWD' CELEBRITY RESTAURANT -SANG TO
RONNIE O' SULLIVAN ' HAPPY BIRTHDAY' HERE, (our British 
world famous snooker player))
 
CLUB ONE ASCOT (on stage supporting ANDY ABRAHAMS
Soul Singer 'X factor' Runner Up to Shane Ward in Dec' 2005  & our
English Representative Eurovision 2008)  - ASCOT 
 
MARRIOTT HOTEL WESTMINSTER IN LIBRARY ROOM located at 
RIVER THAMES LONDON (as part of a duet with a TV actor
West End Stage musical performer (he's starred in numerous
London West End stage shows eg. South of Music)
 
HOTEL EXCEL NOVOTEL 4 * located at  LONDON DOCKLANDS
(Lounge Bar area on Marina) (sang 12-5pm around 7 sets!)
 
THE EDGE (on stage) - located at  SOHO, LONDON W1
 
GREENWICH (members only) YACHT CLUB (on stage and Black
 tie Dinner Jazz) - located at  RIVER THAMES - LONDON
 
THAI SILK ENTERTAIMENT AVENUE -located at  02 LONDON
 (on stage located at famous 02 London - Entertainment Avenue) 
 
ROYAL OAK SOUTH EAST RESTAURANT (as part of a Duet with
Chilean Guitarist)
 
'THE LONDON' EXCLUSIVE GOLF CLUB (WHERE EUROPEAN
OPEN WAS HELD IN 2008 ) (Sunday Lunch  jazz) - located in KENT 
 
MAXIMS CASINO (on stage) - located on the River Thames / Sea -
 in  South East

 
QUEENS THEATRE(on stage) - sell out gig with Keith Ball
 (son of Kenny Ball and his Jazz Band)
  and Friends
 (Josh Dubovie/Steve Dukes & Al Grayson)

RENDEZVOUS CASINO(in restaurant upstairs on small stage and
also in the PLAYERS LOUNGE - evening and lunchtime
performance) - located at
Brighton Marina

WILTON'S FAMOUS MUSIC HALL(on large stage) - located in
the City of London near Tower Bridge -(famous historic venue
where artists such as PAULO NUTINI have performed

PARAMOUNT RESTAURANT GROUP -Rae has performed at a
couple of the French Brasserie restaurants in London/London
suburbs for this restaurant change = Dinner Jazz

HOTEL SEATTLE - BRIGHTON - Rae's performed at this trendy, marina 
view location during a lunch event (wedding)


 
PLUS NUMEROUS OTHER RESTAURANTS/PRIVATE MEMBERS
CLUBS/PRIVATE HOUSE PARTIES  AND CORPORATE
EVENTS ETC...       
                                                                                                              


TESTIMONIALS : -
 
JUST A FEW SELECTED QUOTES
RECEIVED BY TEXT/EMAIL OR VERBALLY
FROM ORGANISERS OF VENUES  and
RADIO SHOWS WHERE RAE HAS
PERFORMED  ... THERE  ARE MORE
TESTIMONIALS AT : -



Here are, in the meantime, just a few example testimonials.. : -

" During one of my searches for really good
 sounding music...pouring through the
myriad of pages & webs...listening...hearing,
I happened accross Rae Marnie. The track that was playing was
Very Thought Of You" and it slowed me down. As usual it is the
first twenty seconds of a track that either catches or doesn't. If it
doesn't, I move on. "Very Thought Of You" by Rae Marnie stopped
me dead in my tracks. At this point I had no choice but to listen to
the rest of her tracks, just to make sure what I heard was real.
Immediately swept away by the sound.....the touch of it. Immediately
 I contacted Rae and asked if she would please send me her tracks
so they could be shared with our listeners. Most definately a "world
class" jazz-blues singer, Rae Marnie will take you away from what
you are focused upon. Grab you. Soften your tenseness and kick
you right back. It is no wonder that Rae travels to exotic places
singing her song. Give Rae Marnie a listen. You are promised to be
touched and lifted away from whatever it is that has distracted. "
 
 
- Jazzy J of Twin Cities Radio in Atlanta - USA - web based radio
 show who've continued to download and play Raes' music for
their listeners - Rae has been approached by a number of Radio
 shows for permission to play her songs to their listeners
.................................................................................................................
" First Class! as before Rae, but then I wouldn't expect anything
less from you! Our members loved you "
 
(AND ON LISTENING in Dec' 08
TO THE NEW CD 'MARNIES MIDNIGHT MOODY BLUES') ..
 
" WOW what a fantastic web page,
so beautiful. The web page is you to a tee and the music
always 1st class always. As before,
when you sing the hairs on my neck wake up to such a charming
silky voice.
Hope to see you soon and have a Merry Christmas."
 
 
- Social Secretary - GYC - Centenary River Thames Black Tie
function attended by Local Mayor - 3 x sets of dinner jazz for
around 100 people - 8th March 2008.... Also received very positive
quotes from this venue during the first performance there for a 40
minute set on April 22nd 2007 - hence the re-booking the following
year for a longer set and a more high profile occasion  
 
           
....................................................................
" Rae, that was really beautiful! My family &
 I really enjoyed your performance tonight.
Sorry I had to leave before you finished your
 last song but  I'm off to Bangkok to continue
setting up the new restaurant, but would like
to talk to you again soon about more gigs "
 
 
- Owner of - Thai 02 Venue , Entertainment
Avenue, London - 3 x sets on stage - 
25th November 2007              
......................................................................
 
 
 
" Thank you so much for your performance here on Easter Sunday
I've had some really good feedback – especially from the
Chairman!
 
I’ll also add you to our list of recommended suppliers, which is
automatically sent to brides on booking.  
Once again, many thanks for all your help. It was lovely to work
with you and hope the opportunity to do so again arises soon! "
 
 
- Events Manager - The London - 3 x sets of lunchtime jazz for
around 75 members and the Honorary Club President and
Chairman  - Easter Sunday, 25th March, 2008               
................................................................................................................
" I’m off to Egypt tomorrow, that’s where the possible overseas gigs
will be, beautiful resort; I will let you know when I return. I will
definitely keep you in mind for future gigs of course. Lots of
enquiries coming in for Christmas, so you will be top of my list if
they want entertainment "
 
 
- Manager - Club One Ascot - 1 x 40 minute set of 9 songs for appr.
100 ticketed seats on stage as a warm up for Andy Abrahams
 (X Factor 2005/Eurovision 2008) -  October 2007 
................................................................................................................
" Thank you for your lovely email. !I will go on your website very
shortly to have look; just to let you know, we already put your
details as a recommended performer, as discussed on Sunday,
on our future wedding brochures for brides using our venue.
I still have your contact in file, you are the first on the list if any
queries for an evening jazz is enquired! "
 
 
 - from the Conference Sales Coordinator at Excel Novotel -
Docklands, London (recommendation based on live performance
using own PA system in large high ceilinged reception, bar, at a
Wedding Fair singing around 6 sets over a 7 hour period) - 
Bank Holiday Weekend May 2007         
..............................................................................................................
" Rae, thanks for Sunday! Superb very classy and smooth! (as you
know our chef said that you were like a " female Frank Sinatra! "), 
I will be in touch soon regarding some Xmas bookings, please
let me have some dates "
 
 
- Partner and Manager - Piano Lounge - (celebrity upmarket
restaurant/bar) around 5 x 30 minute sets of lunchtime jazz
performed from 2pm to 6.30 pm - November 4th,  2007 -  this
was the first  gig and led to more evening pre-Christmas bookings
at this beautiful venue
................................................................................................................
" I was very impressed by your vocal technique , and yes I'd like to
use you for some Friday evenings in the Spring on stage in the bar
 rea  for the 10.30pm to 12.30pm set "
 
 
- verbal quote from - PR Manager of Maxims Casinos - after a 3
(belters!) song audition where Rae had to perform full of the flu
and without a speaking voice, but pulled off all songs during the
audition leading to 3 booked paid stage gigs in March to May 2008
- quote from audition day -  February 2008 
 ................................................................................................................
" Thanks SO much for coming Saturday. Brilliant set Rae! 
You've got a whole Northamptonshire fan club now and we're
having a meeting to discuss more  tomorrow!! " 
 
 
-  from organiser of charity garden party gig in church grounds to
raise money for the village 14th century church of architectural
interest.  ..... (Raes' reply to this quote was " about time I had some
groupies!! ;-) " ..... wittten quote from organiser - June 2008 .....
 
 
The above quote was from the one of the organisers of charity gig, where Rae
sang 40 songs, for mixed age group - from kids of around 4 years to 11 and
Mums and Dads in their mid 30s and Grandparents from mid 50s upwards.
Main fan club that day seemed to be the delightful and well behaved children!
Absolute delight to sing for and sat around Raes' marquee tent area playing air
guitar to the rockier numbers, clicking their fingers to songs like 'Fever', and
swaying arms in the air (lighter style!), to the smoother  tunes.  Rae played this
gig for charity, but the feedback from the children and the crowd in general,
and the fact it was for a good cause, made it one of the most pleasurable
and relaxed
 ...............................................................................................................
 " Hope you're well? Had great feedback from private  party
organiser for your garden party Sunday 20th, he loved your
performance and I think there'll be more bookings as a result "
 
 ..... email quote from booking agent - July 2008 ..... and here's the
 testimonial he received by email from the host of the party ..........
 
"Just a brief few words to say how brilliant Rae was for our party.
All of our guests were delighted with this "surprise" that I had
arranged and Rae more than met our expectations. We have some
very discerning music lovers amongst the family and they couldn't
speak highly enough of Rae's performance.
She presented a
thoroughly professional but suitably relaxed style
fitting comfortably
in with as well as further adding to the ambience we wanted. Rae
has a voice that one could never tire of and she adapted
delightfully
to the extended repertoire we had asked for, adding fun to the
whole
event and coping with the PA system which faltered on  a couple of
occasions without the gig being adversely affected.
A big thank you
to you and especially Rae who also was kind enough to send us a
card and some CD recordings to remember her and the
occasion by."
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ABOUT RAES' VOICE :-
 
Raes' audiences always comment on the
100% emotion she gives to her
performance to enable the meaning of the
words of each song to reach the listeners.
 Her voice has been described by
experienced professionals as "warm",
 "smooth", "rich tone", "tender", "sultry",
"seductive", and also "clear and strong".
Any agents, musicians and producers
requiring this type of vocal
for their projects,
Rae would be keen to hear from you.
Rae also 'raunches' up the
vocal for more upbeat numbers if required (versatile repertoire). 
Rae is currently living in London but would also be happy to
perform overseas on short term contracts subject to venue and
location.(EUROPE, some parts of the FAR EAST , DUBAI and
STATES  would all be considered)
 
 
SINGERS WHO RAE TAKES
HER INFLUENCE FROM : -
Rae performs songs from Divas and
Crooners such as ... Billie Holliday/Ella
Fitzgerald/Julie London/Doris Day/Peggy
Lee/Dinah Washington/Nina Simone/
Sarah Vaughn/Diana Krall/Nat King Cole/Michael
Buble/Marvin Gaye/The Temptations/Randy Crawford/
/Barbra Streisand/Bette Middler/Norah Jones/Carole
King/Dusty Springfield/Carly Simon/Alannah Myles/
Marvin Gaye/Al Green/Sheryl Crow/
Karen Carpenter/Elkie Brooks/Eva Cassidy/
Gladys Knight & the
list goes on!..
 
 
PLAYLIST EXAMPLES : -
(Raes' preferred & most comfortable genre is
Jazz/Blues/Soul but she can adapt to most genres to
suit your event/venue)

SEE BELOW .....
 
                                                                                             
                                                                                                                    







ROMANTIC JAZZ  BLUES EXAMPLES : ...
                                                                                                                  
The Man I Love (someday he'll come along..), 
..... Way you Look Tonight,  ..... All of Me, .....Making
Whoopee, ..... I'm in the Mood For Love, .....
Masquerade,  ..... Lover Man( oh where can you be),
.....   Good Morning Heartache,
.....  Funny Valentine (various versions), .....
 When I Fall in Love,
..... Someone to Watch Over Me, .....  All of me, .....   Dream a little Dream, 
.....  One Fine Day, ..... Can't Help Loving that Man of Mine, ..... Round
 Midnight,   .....  Misty, ..... You've Changed, ..... Tenderly, ..... Every Time
We Say Goodbye, .....  Night and Day, ..... Summertime, ..... The Nearness
of You, ..... God Bless the Child, ..... Unforgettable, ..... Look of Love
(various versions) , ..... Cry me a River (Rae has 8 versions, and doesn't
generally sing the version recorded but a slower, lower, version),
..... The Way you Look Tonight, ..... Autumn Leaves, ..... Mon Homme -
He's My Man I love him So, ..... The Very Thought of You, .....
You Don't Know me, ..... Me and Mr. Jones,
..... Embraceable You, ..... You Go to my Head, ..... What are you doing the
rest of your Life, ....
                                                                                                                
                    
UPBEAT JAZZ EXAMPLES : ...
                                                                                                               
All of Me, ..... Boy From Ipanema, ..... Call me Irresponsible, .....
Ole Devil Called Love Again,  ..... Mad about the Boy,  .....  Feeling Good,
.....   I Just Wanna Make Love To You, .....   My Baby Just Cares for me, .....  
  Fever, .....    Where or When,  .....   Tender Trap, .....    Lady is a Tramp, ..... 
 He's a Tramp, ..... What a Difference a Day Makes, ..... Let there be Love,
..... Fly me to the Moon (Julie London version) , ..... Perhaps, Perhaps,
Perhaps, (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas), ..... Besame Mucho, ..... Desafinado, .....
Besame Mucho, ..... At Last, ..... Stormy Monday, .....
.....
 
SOUL, BLUES, COUNTRY ROCK AND GENERAL GENRE EXAMPLES :  ...                                                                                                            
 
I Would Rather Go Blind, .....  Pearl's a Singer, .....  Don't Cry out Loud, .....
Sunshine after the Rain, ..... Lilac Wine, .....
Close to You, ..... First time ever I saw your Face, .....   Natural Woman, ..... 
You Got a Friend, ..... 
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,  .....  Too late, .....  Get Here, .....  
All Woman, ..... Girl Put your Records On,, ..... Son of Preacher Man,
.....  Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, ...... Goin' Back,
..... Neither One of Us (wants to be the 1st to say Goodbye), .....
Don't Know Why I Didn't Come
(Norah Jones), ..... Turn Me On (Norah Jones), ....  Rainy Night in Georgia,
.....  Black Velvet, .....
Have I told you Lately That I Love You, ..... First Cut is the Deepest, ..... 
The Rose, .....  Killing me Softly,
.....  Close My Eyes and Count to Ten, .....   The Way We Were, .....
 Imagine ..... Somewhere Over the Rainbow, ..... First Cut is the Deepest,
..... House is not a Home, ..... Alfie, ..... Take Me to the River,  
..... Boots are Made for Walking, ..... Help Me Make it Through the Night,
..... Spooky, ..... Wind Beneath my Wings (slow, deep, slightly country 
version), ..... I Will Survive (the slow, R and B version Chantel version),
..... I am a Woman in Love, ..... Let's Get it On, ..... You are Not Alone, .....
You Been Talking in Your Sleep (Crystal Gayle), .....
I'm Going Down (Rose Royce), ..... Abraham, Martin and John, .....
Papa was a Rolling Stone, .....
Get Ready, ..... Just My Imagination,
..... Ain't to Proud to Beg, ..... I'm Not in Love, ..... I Ain't Missin' You at All
..... Do That to me One More Time (Captain and Tenille), ..... Unchained
Melody, .....You Bring the Sun out (Randy Crawford),
 ..... Mercy, Mercy (Duffy), ..... Warwick Road (Duffy), .....  Solitaire
(Carpenters version), .....
Ode to Billy Joe(words are tricky on this one! Rae loves the song though!),
..... You're So Vain, .....
 
 
REPERTOIRE EXAMPLES  OVER THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
PERIOD : ...
                                                                                     
                                                                                                         
Jazzy versions of : -
 
Jingle Bells, ..... Winter Wonderland, .... Rudolph the Red
nosed Reindeer, ..... Let it Snow, ..... Santa Baby, ..... The Christmas Song
(chestnuts roasting), ..... White Christmas, ..... Have Yourself a Merry Little
Christmas, .....
               
 
DO WE HAVE TO MENTION ABBA? I SUPPOSE WE MUST!? : ...
 
(in the light of the recent popularity of the MAMMA MIA movie (SUMMER
2008) and the Renaissance of Frida and Agnetha - did they EVER die out
anyway?) .....
Rae has recently downloaded some specific Abba backing tracks & sung
them & private
parties 
(but Rae only sings these by specific request, as Abba songs
aren't really right for a soloist and
are not Raes' favourite genre to sing in, but if needs must and the client/
party requests, Rae can
sing some Abba - has around 7 Abba  songs in repertoire), .....
 
PLUS NUMEROUS AND VARIOUS OTHERS : ...
 
(EVEN including .....dare it be mentioned?..... !!! the DISCO version
(Gloria Gaynor)  I WILL SURVIVE!) ..... (but only on hen party requests!!
as this particular song is the epitamy of 'Karaoke', so IF? you request
this at your event, you must ensure the audience join Rae at the mic'
and sing along!! ) .....
 
REMEMBER, IF YOU GIVE RAE ENOUGH NOTICE PRIOR TO YOUR
EVENT SHE MAY BE ABLE TO BUILD IN A NOMINAL EXTRA COST
FOR 'SPECIAL REQUEST' SONGS WHICH SHE WILL SOURCE AND
REHEARSE IN TIME FOR YOUR EVENT (SUBJECT TO SUITABLE
BACKING BEING AVAILABLE TO SUIT HER VOCAL PERFORMANCE)
 
Thank You for visiting this
website, & Rae looks forward to meeting you
& performing for you & your guests/clientele
at your party/event/venue soon

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