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Andrea Vicari Band

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Act Profile

Andrea Vicari Band

A top London group combining the best of jazz with some soulful modern sax sounds and the best of Latin Music.

Andrea Vicari (piano) was born in Miami (Florida) and grew up in Birmingham (England). Other employers have included GRP recording artist, Phil Bent; jazz warrior David-Jean Baptiste with whom she recorded her first commercially released CD; and the all-women band "Birds" led by Kathy Stobart. She played a successful season at London's sadly defunct jazz club "The Bass Clef" with the late great American saxophone innovator, Eddie Harris, broadcasting live on JazzFM radio; and gigged with the US trumpet legend Art Farmer. She plays with the all girl group "Sister Sadie" and the "Ladies Excuse me Orchestra"

Clare Hirst (Tenor Sax) has a had a successful career in pop music . Having written and played on many recordings with artists such as David Bowie (Live Aid -yes the big one), The Communards, Mica Paris, Maxi Priest and The Bellestars (Gold Disc).The Bellestars compilation album Belle-issima is out on Edsel Records MEDCD 747 featuring Clare in the role that made her a star of TV's "Never Mind the Buzzcocks". Also out soon is a DVD of "Live-Aid" which has Clare's performance with David Bowie on it.

Act Information

Line-up

Andrea - Piano
Dorian - Double Bass & Electric Bass
Simon -Drums & Sax or Guitar or vocalist as you require

Extra Line-up(s)

Solo piano set

Also included

Full Pa but no lighting rig

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East.

Previous Clients

Bafta awards, 606 Club, Cafe Royal, Royal Festival Hall, All England Club (Wimbeldon Tennis), New Zealand Embassy, BBC, Le Coq d'Argent restaurant, Le Manoir de Quatre Saisons restaurant, The Ritz Hotel, The Hilton Hotel, Pizza Express jazz club, Groucho Club, Inner Temple, The Berkley Hotel, Chez Gerard, Victoria and Albert Museum, Quaglinos, Writers Guild Awards, TV Soap awards, Camden Centre, National Film Theatre, Dorchester Hotel, Meridian Piccadilly, Commonwealth Institute, London City Hall (Mayor of London's office), Cafe de Paris, Chateau Monteton, Chateau de Castelnaud, Thames Festival, Cafe Opera, Archduke Winebar, Get Married in France.com etc.

Testimonials

"one of the most brilliant young jazz musicians in the UK - an outstanding pianist " Penguin Rough Guide to Jazz

"irresistibly catchy" The Observer

"A charming set showing considerable verve and energy...recommended. "
Venue Magazine

"a brilliant young British talent" Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC R2

"The full force of their international talent rose from the soul" JON MORENO Isle Of Wight County Press

"one of the very brightest stars in the jazz firmament" Ian Carr (biographer of Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett)

Repertoire

Repertoire

Soulful /Modern
Norah Jones Don't Know Why
Spirogyra Morning Dance
Bill Withers Just The Two of Us
Herbie Hancock Watermelon Man
D'Angelo Feel like making Love
Nina Simone I Wish I Knew
Latin
Antonio Carlos Jobim Girl From Ipanema
Clare Fisher Morning
Jack Constanzo Jive Samba
Tito Puente Mambo Inn
Carlos Santana Oye Como Va
Astrud Gilberto One Note Samba
Ballads
Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
George Gershwin Summertime
Nat King Cole My Romance
Bunny Berigan I Can't Get Started
Sting My One and Only Love
Swing
Louis Armstrong All of Me
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin'
Duke Ellington Take the A Train
Fred Astaire A Foggy Day

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)