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A B O U T
R A E. . .
BASED VOCALIST SINGS CLASSIC
STANDARDS . . .
FROM THE DIVAS AND CROONERS OF THE PAST 5
CENTURIES ... FOR THE LAID BACK RELAXED LATE LUNCH, COCKTAIL OR MIDNIGHT HOUR ...
Chilled, Classy, Laid Back, Easy
Listening to Relax, Chill Out and Enjoy
during your meet, eat, drink 'Cocktails and Canapes' event
NEW DANCE TRACK ORIGINAL RECORDINGS SOON! (2018) IN MEANTIME FREE DOWNLOADS OF PAST JAZZ,BLUES SOUL RECORDINGS AT
R A E
Licensed to Trill for Listeners to Chill ...
Warm,Laid back, Classy, Blues,Jazz, Soul & Lounge Easy
RAE'S 1ST!! PUBLIC VID
OF HER OWN SONG 'PRETTY PLEASE' PUBLISHED ON YOU TUBE 18.10.2013 CLICK BELOW!..
MANY NEW VIDS ON YOU TUBE CLICK ON THIS PLAYLIST LINK INCLUDING LIVE SNIPPETS FROM PRIVATE PARTIES,GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE, NATURE BOY, 'ROUND MIDNIGHT, LILAC WINE, MISTY BLUE & MORE, REGULARLY UPDATED ...
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PLEASE READ BELOW FOR FULL INFORMATION
PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING REQUEST AND
ALSO CLICK ON 'ABOUT US'..
(top left hand side of this page) ...
IDEAL SOUND/SETS/IMAGE FOR :- ...
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 APPROPRIATE
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 from any of Rae's 4 demo albums can be emailed or posted OR downloaded for FREE at her reverbnation site
All recordings are indicative of a LIVE performance as mainly recorded in one, maximum two takes (excepting Rae's own songs Pretty Please & Nothing Matters but You)..
Recordings are organic & real. Recordings currently available were all recorded in ONE takey. on mp3 are..
(pic below April 2013 /Rae singing lunchtime
jazz/blues/soul 2 hour set(regular gig)
@ new,trendy 'London Olympic Zone'
warehouse 150 + seater restaurant)
Killing me Softly
Ain't no Sunshine,
Cry me a River,
You go to My Head
I'm a Fool to Want You
Everytime we say Goodbye
The Very Thought of You
Look of Love,
Valley of the Dolls
God Bless the Child
Valley of the Dolls
Way you Look Tonight
Mon Homme (My Man I Love him So)
Cry me a River. Autumn Leaves
Nearness of You, Turn me On
Good Morning Heartache
The Man I Love
Black Velvet, Very Thought of You
SOUL MEDLEY : -
Too Late/Natural /Woman/Get Here/Rather go Blind)
Pretty Please -WRITTEN BY RAE MARNIE (vocal melody and lyrics.. backing provided by Wayne Brown renowned producer and jazz pianist - heads up VJB (virtual jazz band))
RELEASED MAY 2010 (CHILLED OUT, IBIZA STYLE CLUB TRACK)
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
Photos below from Rae's demo cds 'Searching for the Rainbow' - (recorded 2005) - 'The Changing Moods of Love' recorded July 2006 with theatre/tv producer/composer Chris Madin in London
Photos below promo shots for demo cds Changing Moods of Love Telling it Like it Is and Bluebird
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION :- ...
(also click on ' ABOUT US' top left of page for more info..)
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 website
Pic below = Rae performing - April 2007 at Yacht Club River Thames - London
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 35 minute sets over a 2 hour period 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
READ PLAYLIST EXAMPLES & TESTIMONIALS & EXAMPLES OF GIG VENUES BY CLICKING 'ABOUT US' TOP LEFT OF PAGE
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 : - ...
Specific Artists-(but no 'lookalikey/soundalikey')..
Rae will do her best to accomodate 'Tribute' requests -
TRIBUTE TO THE JAZZ/BLUES DIVAS & CROONERS OF THE LAST 5 CENTURIES : -
For example: -
Billie Holiday/Ella Fitzgerald/Julie London/Peggy Lee/
Sarah Vaughn/ Nat King Cole/
OR ... a combination of the above along with...
TRIBUTE TO THE DIVAS/CROONERS OF SOUL, JAZZ, BLUES, FOLK AND COUNTRY ROCK ERA 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 Tribute set to
THE SONGS OF BURT BACHARACH
For example: -
This Girl's in Love/Walk on By/Close to You/
Anyone who had a Heart/This House is not a Home/Alfie/
Valley of the Dolls
During short breaks Rae generally plays carefully selected suitable music through the PA that fits with her own sets, the
venue & the clientele, this might be her
own recordings or those of similar artists
Excellent verbal & written testimonials can be viewed (click on 'About Us') Top Left of Page
Rae does not generally converse WITH the audience between songs due to the use of set, timed backing tracks, but will sometimes advise her audience between sets about the forthcoming playlist.Flexibility to interract with the audience is more appropriate/possible 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 & LIVE PIANIST (MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST) AS OPPOSED TO BACKING TRACKS : -
Rae 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 providing additional musicians should this be desired. However, to keep costs down, as a rule, Rae uses carefully sourced backing tracks as heard on the demo mp3 covers at her reverbnation site
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SPECIAL RATES FOR RESIDENT GIGS (ie. regular bookings at same venue/same 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 at gig in cash, or 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 fee :-
PRICES NEGOTIABLE FOR REGULAR GIGS
Mon - Thur - any time up to 10 pm start time £175 for 2 hours (IE. 3 x 35 min SETs with 2 x 10 min breaks)
Friday - Sun - any time up to 10 pm start time £225
- SUNDAY LUNCHTIME GIGS MAY BE NEGOTIABLE FOR REGULAR BOOKINGS
(either 2 x 45 min sets with a break or 3 x 30 minute sets 2ith 2 x breaks)
GIG TIMES CAN BE EXTENDED TO UP TO
3 HOURS - 5 SETS BY NEGOTIATION ...
AVERAGE GIG IS OVER A 2 HOUR PERIOD
WITH 2-3 SETS & 1/2 SHORT BREAKS ...
PLEASE NOTE ... 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 2017
Fees quoted are for within 1 hour MAX travelling time each way. Fee does not include any additional expenses such as special song requests and additional musicians such as a pianist - Rae will quote for extra time/expenses for venues further afield than 1 hour travelling time each way
Fees quoted may be negotiable for certain venues and for REGULARLY booked gigs ( and for if set time is less than the usual 2 hours(with 2-3 x 10 min breaks between 35 to 45 minute sets ..)
Performance at extra fee up to 3 hours (allowing for 4 short breaks between sets). Click 'Contact Us' top left of page and complete the form with venue location, start time, end time, date of gig etc for clarification or email here :-
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 ORGANIZE '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 -
Should your requirements differ from 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 gig location and the journey time/expense of travelling/special requests required on playlist and if a Pianist OR Guitarist is requested) - Please click 'CONTACT' (TOP LEFT of page) for more information ... or directly email :
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THANK YOU FOR
VISITING THIS SITE . . .
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DONT' FORGET TO VISIT RAE'S PLAYLIST OF MUSIC AT THE WEBSITE ABOVE
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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 had worked in West End Theatre) heard Rae sing casually 'Capella' style when she was asked to help a professional Swedish singer phrase the song in English. Although Rae had not previously received any former, or formal, training she was immediately taken on to professionally sing solo (aswell as in duets) for large audiences at a well known upscale nightclub in San Augustin, Gran Canaria, accompanied by a drummer & guitarist. Once recovered from initial stage fright Rae's performances continued during that Summer season both at the nightclub & with acoustic guitarist for guests at resort hotels. Since that 'happy default accident/discovery' Rae's continued with her singing career & in last 7 years has mainly performed solo. However, Rae occasionally works with a renowned jazz funk pianist & has, in the past sung in duets and accompanied Latin/Folk acoustic guitarists
WRITING : - ... (Rae's own songs written by
Rae - vocal melody/lyrics)
IN MAY 2010 ..
TWO OF RAE'S OWN SONGS WERE RELEASED
LAID BACK, LATIN JAZZ, LOUNGE,IBIZA CLUB STYLE SONGS ON WHICH SHE IMPROVISED VOCAL LYRIC & MELODY.WRITING FOR HERSELF WAS INITIALLY ENCOURAGED BY OTHER TALENTED MUSICIAN FRIENDS WHO PUSHED HER ARTISTIC
BUTTONS WITH LINES SUCH AS ...
"YOU CAN DO IT, YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY"
THE 2 TRACKS ARE(COMPLETED MAY 2010) :-
1.'NOTHING MATTERS BUT YOU (no pasa nada)'
Released in Brazil on his album 'Vamos Vivir' (Let's Live!)
2. 'PRETTY PLEASE' Collab' with UK based renowned jazzpianist/musician/producer Wayne Brown of the VJB (Virtual Jazz Band). Rae was
highly honoured to meet,jam, perform, collab'
with musically acclaimed/revered Mr.Brown,
who has collaborated,shared stage with great
chart soul, funk, jazz artists such as, Billy Ocean
Ruby Turner, Junior Giscombe & Kenny Thomas
all of whom have had chart hits in the UK & some in Europe and USA, therefore Rae was honoured when Wayne picked up on her vocal tone &agreed to a collaboration.
Wayne jammed for Rae some piano chords,
a vocal melody was improvised
quickly then lyrics laid down. Wayne
produced the song with an 'Ibiza' chilled out
style that Rae had desired with the request
"make it sound like 'me' and the sea") ...
Rae was influenced by the 'Maxwell' vibe for
'Pretty Please'. BOTH tracks have received
great reviews from jazz, blues lounge fans
after being played on internet radio stations
and those who've regularly 'shared' online and
listened and enjoyed. Beautiful sun, sea,scenery,blue skies footage has been shot for videos for both of Rae's songs from destinations Crete + Ibiza due to the colour
and light that Southern European destinations
offered Autumn 2012 /Spring 2013.
Photographers dream .. However, London, which Rae wanted to feature by the River perked up as far as light and sunshine after an horrendous Winter of late 2012/2013 and non existant Spring. Due to the grey skies and river filming of London scenes were delayed. However ... finally ...shots of Rae were filmed early August 2013 walking,dancing by London's snaking River Thames, during sunlit day/evening - bridges, planes, iconic architectural angles. A real 'holiday' atmosphere, full of colour and life. A
AS MENTIONED ABOVE BOTH TRACKS HAVE
BEEN REGULARLY PLAYED ON
VARIOUS INTERNET RADIO SHOWS
IN THE UK & USA, eg : 'Twin Cities Radio/
Smooth Groovers Radio/IM Radio/
Best Smooth Jazz' etc
RAE'S FEATURED REGULARLY
DURING 2011 BY THE SMOOOOOOTHEST HOST
ON RADIO, RENOWNED RADIO BROADCASTER AND PRESENTER - MR. ROD LUCAS -
CHECK ROD'S SHOW OUT AT : -
UPDATE/NEWS 2017 ...
RAE'S BEEN IMPROVISING/RECORDING VOCAL MELODY
/LYRICS FOR COOL CLUB TRACKS VIA A VIRTUAL COLLABORATION
DJ/PRODUCER IN THE CARIBBEAN FOR REMIX
OF 3 HOUSE/CLUB ALBUMS ALREADY AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, RAE HOPES TO COLLABORATE MORE WITH PRODUCERS AND COMPOSERS, MUSICIANS IN FUTURE, VIRTUALLY, OR, BETTER STILL! FACE TO FACE ... AND INDEED THE VIRTUAL COLLABORATION ON HOUSE MUSIC EXPERIENCE HAS LED TO A 'REAL TIME' COLLABORATION IN LONDON WHICH RAE IS WRITING AND RECORDING FOR. A CONCEPT ALBUM OF DIVERSE SOUNDS. ..ONE ETHEREAL LAYERED VOCAL SPIRITUAL VIBE DANCE TRACK RAE HOPES WILL BE RELEASED ON A DANCE LABEL IN 2018. THE CREATIVE PROCESS AND EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH TECHNICALLY SUPERB MUSICIANS/ENGINEERS HAS BEEN EXCITING AND PROFESSIONALLY FULFILLING DURING 2017 FOR RAE
SCROLL DOWN PAGE FOR EXAMPLES
OF VENUES/EVENTS WHERE RAE HAS
PERFORMED AND TESTIMONIALS
VENUES/EVENT EXAMPLES OF WHERE
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 parites 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, also contributed
on one of her demo cds in Autumn 2008, she also returned to
singing in a duet for a one off performance with Keith Ball, the
'Swinging Crooner' son of the late famous jazz musician Kenny
Ball,(sadly passed away 2013) often 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(subject to
time for rehearsals) with musicans if your venue has resident
guitarist/pianist or band, or she can source these, given enough prior notice
STILLS FROM RAE'S VIDEOS IN PICS HERE BELOW ...
TO RAE'S VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE SO FAR WHICH ARE UPDATED REGULARLY, FIRST! BEING 'PRETTY PLEASE' OCT.18TH 2013 BUT THERE ARE MORE SINCE THEN SOME OF LIVE SNIPPETS OF PERFORMANCES FROM PRIVATE PARTIES & SOME OF HER RECORDINGS SET TO VISUALS ...
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN BELOW RAE'S VIDEO STILLS PICS FOR VENUE EXAMPLES ...
EXAMPLES OF VENUES WHERE RAE HAS PERFORMED ...
BRICKYARD BAR & GRILL - CELEBRITY RESTAURANT AS
SEEN ON ITV 2-
(see link here editorial on the Kenny Ball support gig ..) ...
Regular performances 2012/2013/2014 - 2 hr solo sets.
Plus also in April & July 2012 supporting late,great (sadly lost early 2013) famous jazz veteran Kenny Ball & hisjazz band(famously knocked the Beatles off the charts with Midnight in Moscow) -100 plus seated dinner guests - Likewise worked alongside Kenny Ball's musician son, Keith Ball.
Also performed 1 hour solo July 2012 to over 100 seated guests including local mayor for major Charity Event -
Rae also performed on stage with renowned producer and jazz pianist Wayne Brown and the VJB Band in June 2012 (as mentioned earlier herewith Wayne is a HIGHLY experienced jazz, funk pianist and producer who has worked with vocal greats such as Junior Giscombe, Ruby Turner and, last, but not least Billy Ocean (all artists mentioned have featured on his album released for the anniversary for abolition of slavery - Wilberforce 2009
DANES YARD KITCHEN- 150 seater trendy warehouse restaurant
by Olympic Park, East LONDON - Sunday lunchtime Jazz, Blues,
Soul - various gigs 2013
BROMLEY COURT HOTEL GARDEN ROOM- (Dinner jazz during a
formal event 100 plus seated guests using own PA system)
ALADINOS NIGHTCLUB - SAN AGUSTIN - GRAN CANARIA -
(on stage) with acoustic guitarist and drummer
PONTINENTAL 4 *- (on stage ) COSTA DEL SOL - performing with
drummer and pianist to a large audience
HOTEL ARGUINEGUIN - ARGUINEGUIN - GRAN CANARIA -
performing with Swedish acoustic guitarist
HOTEL COSMOPOLITAN - MALLORCA
HOTEL BALI - MALLORCA
REMBRANDT BAR/NIGHTCLUB/RESTAURANT - located City of
London - singing songs during a Cabaret/Burlesque evening
BRASA - located 474-476 Fulham Road, SW London - private
party upstairs Cocktails/Canapes time (for outside roof terrace)
and 2nd set inside bar/lounge area
PIGALLE - FAMOUS LONG STANDING SUPPER CLUB
PICCADILLY LONDON BASED - located LONDON W1 - Rae
performed on stage (Paloma Faith also performed the same
evening - October 2007)
PIANO LOUNGE- located SOUTH EAST - VERY UPMARKET
FASHIONABLE 'IN CROWD' CELEBRITY RESTAURANT - WHERE
ONE EVENING RAE SANG 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' TO WORLD
FAMOUS BRITISH SNOOKER CHAMPION - MR. RONNIE
O' SULLIVAN -
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)
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. Sound 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 (who had appeared on tv in his home country)
'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 -
40 miles East of London
QUEENS THEATRE (on stage) - 300 seat sell out gig hosted by
Keith Ball (son of the late, great Kenny Ball and his Jazz Band)
'Keith Ball and Friends' ... ('Friends' included Josh Dubovie -
our young UK Eurovision Song contest representative in Oslo
2011) Rae sang solo and also shared the stage with Keith(duet)
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/LAUNCHES/WEDDINGS/FUNERALS ETC AND CORPORATE EVENTS
TESTIMONIALS : -
JUST A FEW SELECTED QUOTES RECEIVED BY TEXT/EMAIL OR
VERBALLY FROM ORGANISERS OF VENUES and RADIO SHOWS
WHERE RAE HAS PERFORMED ...
Here are 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
" WOW what a fantastic web page,(referring to the 'THEN' myspace which
has now changed beyond recognition, not necessarily for better, if it's ain't broke etc..) 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 Mr 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 area 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
" 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."
(photo below Rae recording 'Nothing Matters but You .. (no pasa nada)' at Abbey studios
London April 2010, vocals/harmonies for virtual collaboration (vocal lyrics/melody
written by Rae)
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 listener.
Her voice has been described by experienced professionals as "retro", "warm", "smooth", "rich tone", "tender", "sultry", "melting like chocolate", "emotive", "intimate" 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)
RAE'S VOCAL INFLUENCES : -
Rae performs songs from Divas and Crooners such as ... Billie Holliday/Ella
Fitzgerald/Julie London/Doris Day/Peggy Lee/Dinah Washington/Nina Simone/
Etta James/ 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!..
photo below promo shot for BLUEBIRD new classic standards covers release recorded
organically 1/2 takes in London February 2013 - shot from September 2012 - listen at
EXAMPLES : -
(Raes' preferred & most comfortable
genre is ...
however,she can adapt to most
genres to suit your event/venue)
SEE BELOW .....
Pic above by kind curtesy of professional
photographer, Graham Martin of
Eventspics.biz. = April 7th 2013 at
new trendy boho canalside 150 plus seater
restaurant at Family Fun
Sunday Lunch day at Olympic Park, a venue
where Rae performed on a number of
occasions in Spring 2013 and a regular venue
for her and her friends as an eatery/drinkery
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,
..... Abraham, Martin and John, ..... Feel Like Making Love ..... Wonderful World
.....I Who have Nothing, ..... Anyone who had a Heart, .....
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
PLUS NUMEROUS AND VARIOUS OTHERS : ...
GIVEN ENOUGH PRIOR NOTICE RAE MAY BE ABLE TO BUILD IN A
NOMINAL EXTRA COST FOR 'SPECIAL REQUEST' SONGS WHICH WILL BE
SOURCED, REHEARSED IN TIME FOR YOUR EVENT (SUBJECT TO SUITABLE
BACKING BEING AVAILABLE FOR 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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REVERBNATION WEBSITE AS SOMETIMES SHE PERMITS
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