Price Band: £800 to £995
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Current rating for Helen Baden Band: 5 out of 5 (1 vote).
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Helen Baden Band
Accompanied by the best of British Jazz musicians,Helen performs with an amazing vocal technique with a fabulous lower register,superb articulation, singing it as the composer and lyricist intended so that for every performance you are assured of top quality music and entertainment.
Choose from a duo gig with pianist Cliff Hall (Cliff Richard & the Shadows, Lonnie Donegan, Susy Quatro), or add Peggy Lee's bassist, Len Skeat for a terrific trio; right up to a full 8 piece line up with famous trumpeter and broadcaster, Digby Fairweather's fabulous band members.
Helen Baden - vocals
Cliff Hall - piano
Len Skeat - bass
Steve Rushton - drums
Karen Sharp - sax & clarinet
Full 8 piece line up would be The British Jazz Allstars - the group includes new-era stars like Alan Barnes (tenor sax), Karen Sharp (tenor/baritone sax), Julian Marc Stringle (clarinet/tenor sax), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Nick Dawson (piano/vocals), Pete Cater (percussion) and BritainÂ’s finest bassist, Len Skeat (Peggy Lee, Stephane Grappelli). The group is led by trumpeter Digby Fairweather (composer, arranger and broadcaster) and its music arranged by Alan Barnes, whose musical collaborations as composer/arranger with playwright Alan Plater have won national acclaim in Britain.
Peavey Portable PA system ( 150 watt) The rhythmn section carries its own amplifiers. The band hires lighting systems according to the needs of the function.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.
Pizza Express, Dean St, London,
Pizza on the Park, Knightsbridge, London
The Bull’s Head, Barnes, London
The Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, London
Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London
Brecon Jazz Festival
Mundesley Music Festival
Whinchfield Jazz Festival
Hurtwood Polo Club
PlayHouse 2, Shaw, Lancs
Googlies Jazz Club, Enfield
“A fine voice”
Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2
"Good old numbers delivered in a stylish new way. If you like your jazz hot then this band will fulfill its promise."
Desmond Carrington BBC, Radio 2
"Warm, honeyed tones and a considerable gift for acting a song without hamming it up"
Dave Gelly, The Guardian
"Beautiful renditions … fabulous lower register"
Campbell Burnap, thejazz
"A shimmering selection of elegantly arranged jazz standards. Warm, rich and sumptuous. Highly recommended"
Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Vivacious singer with sultry stage presence
Accompanied only by top quality award winning jazz musicians
Band made up of the most famous names in British Jazz
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.)