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Helen Baden Band

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Act Profile

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.

Act Information

Line-up

Helen Baden - vocals
Cliff Hall - piano
Len Skeat - bass
Steve Rushton - drums
Karen Sharp - sax & clarinet

Extra Line-up(s)

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.

Also included

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.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.

Previous Clients

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

Testimonials

“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



Highlights

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

Repertoire

Repertoire

50's & 60's
Ella Fitzgerald A Foggy Day
Ella Fitzgerald Ain't MisbehavinÂ’
Ella Fitzgerald All of Me
Etta James At Last
Baby Baby All the time
Julie London Besame Mucho
Bobby Darin Beyond the Sea
Peggy Lee Black Coffee
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
Doris Day Blue Skies
Howling Wolf Built for comfort
Frank Sinatra But Beautiful
Julie London Bye Bye Blackbird
Peggy Lee Close Your Eyes
Ella Fitzgerald Come rain or come shine
Ella Fitzgerald Comes Love
Ella Fitzgerald Dream a little dream of me
Peggy Lee Easy Living
Ella Fitzgerald Embraceable You
Nina Simone Feeling Good
Peggy Lee Fever
Diana Krall Gee Baby Ain't I good to you
Ella Fitzgerald Georgia
Julie London Go Slow
Ella Fitzgerald Gone With the wind
Lena Horne Honeysuckle Rose
Diana Krall How Insensitive
Ella Fitzgerald I Ain't got nothin but the blues
Etta James I just wanna make love to you
Ella Fitzgerald I only have eyes for you
Julie London I should care
Julie London I'm in the mood for love
Julie London It could happen to you
Ella Fitzgerald It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
Ella Fitzgerald I've got a crush on you
Ella Fitzgerald I've got my love to keep me warm
Diana Krall I've got you under my skin
Jo Stafford Just squeeze me
Ella Fitzgerald Let it snow
Diana Krall Let's fall in love
Kitty Lester Love letters
Peggy Lee Love me or leave me
Peggy Lee Loverman
Ella Fitzgerald Lullaby of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald Lullaby of Broadway
Nina Simone My Baby just cares for me
Ella Fitzgerald My funny valentine
Julie London My heart belongs to daddy
Peggy Lee My man
Ella Fitzgerald My one and only love
Nat King Cole Nature Boy
Peggy Lee Nice 'n' Easy
Ella Fitzgerald Night and day
Nina Simone Nobody knows you when you're down and out
Julie London One for my baby and one more for the road
Julie London One note samba
Ella Fitzgerald Our love is here to stay
Ella Fitzgerald Paper moon
Sarah Vaughan Passing strangers
Julie London Round midnight
Doris Day Secret love
Ella Fitzgerald Sentimental journey
Julie London September in the rain
Ella Fitzgerald Skylark
Ella Fitzgerald Slap That Bass
Ella Fitzgerald Speak Low
Nat King Cole Straighten up and fly right
Ella Fitzgerald Sunny
Julie London. Sway
Doris Day S'Wonderful
Ella Fitzgerald Taking a chance on love
Ella Fitzgerald That old feeling
Billie HollidayThat ole devil called love
Astrid Gilberto The boy from Ipanema
Diana Krall The look of love
Ella Fitzgerald The man I love
Julie London The more I see you
Ella Fitzgerald The nearness of you
Diana Krall The night we called it a day
Ella Fitzgerald The one I love belongs to somebody else
Monica Mancini The shadow of your smile
Peggy Lee Them There Eyes
Dinah Washington What a difference a day made
Barbra Streisand What are you doing the rest of your life
Nat King Cole When I fall in love
Ella Fitzgerald With a song in my heart
Ella Fitzgerald You do something to me
Ella Fitzgerald You go to my head
Ella Fitzgerald You took advantage of me
Jo Stafford You'd be so nice to come home to

70's & 80's
George Benson/The Carpenters This masquerade
Manhattan Transfer Scotch n Soda
Sade Smooth operator
Bread Make it with You
Kirsty Mcall In these shoes
Cleo Laine He was beautiful
Simon & Garfunkel Feelin' Groovy
Captain & Tenille Love will keep us Together

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.)