Price Band: £1000 - £1395
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Current rating for The Mocking Birds: 5 out of 5 (2 votes).
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The Mocking Birds
With killer heels, killer curves and killer harmonies, this velvety vocal trio have been called to the musical frontline to lift the spirits of ladies and gentlemen all over the world.
Combining stunning close harmony vocals with bespoke big band arrangements, cute choreography and
topto toe pin up couture, these sassy songstresses serve up a perfectly nostalgic mix of toetapping tunes from swing-time songbirds and red hot rockabilly groups, right through to modern day pop which they beat intosubmission with their retro sticks!
Founded in 2009 by singer and actress Sarah Lindsey, The Mocking Birds quickly became a firm favourite with
high-end corporate and commercial brands including Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Tiffanys, Twitter
, British Airways, Neff, Cath Kidston and Nespresso, performing at a host of renowned banqueting suites and tophotels including The Savoy, The Ritz, The Grosvenor, The Hilton and The Dorchester to name but a few. With regular shows at famous retro joints The Pigalle (now Electric Cafe),Troxy and Cafe De Paris, The Mocking Birds are also highly regarded on the vintage cabaret circuit and were awarded at The National Vintage Awards in the Best Vintage Style Musical Performer Categoryin 2012. They are regular features,both on stage and in the press, at major sporting events such as Epsom Ladies Day,Royal
Ascot and The Grand National and have performed
at Wembley for the 2012 FA Cup Final and Allianz Park for TheSaracens Season Open Launch 2013.
The Mocking Birds were the first repeated act in the 20 year history of the 'Battle Proms' picnic proms concerts, where for five consecutive years they performed to thousands of people a week at stunning stately home locations such as Blenheim Palace and Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey.
To date, their largestaudience was at the official Queen's Diamond Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park where they thrilled over100,000 people with the
ir bespoke Jubilee dresses and Union Jack pill box hats, closely followed by theirthrilling performance to 7,000 singers at Birmingham’s NEC for the 10th anniversary of national phenomenon Rock Choir.
With a jingle campaign for mobile phone giant Orange,
Television featuresalongside Frank Skinner and Suzi Klein ('What Performance' BBC4) and forTim Minchin, Dawn French, Ruth Jones and Michael Sheen ('Ruth
Jones Easter Treat' BBC4), a live performance for Jonathan Ross on his Radio 2 Arts Show, theatre billingsthroughout the UK with their sell-out shows Sirens of Swing and As Time Goes By, plus foreign engagements in Europe, Asia and America,The Mocking Birds have certainly been there, done that and worn the pencil skirt!!!
3 vocalists with bespoke backing track arrangements - or additional live musicians including 3 pt brass section (sax, trumpet & trombone) with MD on keys, right through to 14pc big band!
Our very flexible act is perfect for all types of events and within that, all parts of a typical event whether it be the drinks reception, during/after dinner cabaret or end of evening dancing. We can also offer an additional jazz set earlier on or a party set (60s-now) for later for a minimal extra fee.
Various PA options available from 300w to 2k rigs, depending on size and scale of venue/event. Stage lighting also provided on request and dancefloor lighting at hire rates can also be arranged.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West.
JD Sports, St Edmundsbury Council, Teenage Cancer Trust, Woolston Manor, Cadbury's, The Metropolitan Police, The Nags Head in Malvern, St Luke's Church, Andy Mawbey ('A Fabulous Vegas Event theatre production), Britanny Ferries, Ham Polo Club, Finger In The Pie, Christopher Place Shopping Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Letchworth Arts Centre, The Hilton in Cambridge, Swing Jive Dances, No Name Jive .... and countless private and corporate clients
THE most amazing band ever! We had them at our wedding and they were just brilliant! Professional, beautiful and fun! Can't recommend them enough! WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Just a quick line to say thank you so much to all three of you for Sunday.
The music and your performance was great and everyone absolutely loved it. You delivered exactly what I had hoped for.
The people at Crown River also really liked your act (even the Captain Jack said to me afterwards how good he thought you were for the boat) and Jenny now has your details so I do hope you might get some more work out of it!
�I am writing to let you know how much we all enjoyed your performance at the country club last week. Despite the fact that none of our party was around at the time of the Andrews Sisters, the act is so evocative of the era it instantly recreates the atmosphere of the old Hollywood films we have all seen and all love.The styling and costumes were spot on and the intricate close vocal harmonies were a foot tapping joy, even to the more modern and younger ears!
The set delivered a perfect and popular contrast to the rest of the music on that night, and I am sure we will be seeing you again very soon. Congratulations�
-M McCarthy, private party (30/10/09)
�Thank you so much for all your efforts last night! Your singing was wonderful and the act brilliant. Very cheering on what was a hideous night weather-wise! It would be just wonderful if you could sing for us at future events, you are such crowd pullers! Thanks again for your generous contribution to the Teenage Cancer Trust.�
-Kate and Helen, TCT Volunteers (2/12/09)
�Thanks so much for the fab performance The Rockabellas gave to our fundraising night. You guys were totally awesome and we have had so much great feedback about you. We managed to raise �2618 which was an amazing amount of money and you guys added so much to the success of the night. I was very impressed with the slickness of your performance and the sound was unbelievable. Thanks so much.�
-G Bourdillan Constable, fundraising event (8/11/09)
�Meant to email you to say thank you so much for last night. We thought that the Rockabellas were great and would certainly recommend them to anybody having an event.�
-H Twyman, Christopher Place (9/12/09)
�Sorry to have missed your full performance yesterday. I did however see the last 5 minutes and I thought it was superb, I have given a quote to the East Anglian today as they asked for my highlights and I mentioned your group. You were extremely professional and worked very hard with the crowds. We look forward to seeing you later in the year for our Armed Forces Event�
-S Fairweather, Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre (28/11/09)
�You girls stole the show, and that�s saying something when you are meant to be the star of it yourself! Looking forward to featuring you again in the autumn.�
-A Mawbey, 'Andy Mawbey�s Fabulous Vegas Event� theatre production (15/03/10)
Line-up options include an 'a capella' walkabout/mingle set
A tailor-made repertoire and choice of costume(s) to ensure the entertainment matches the venue
Additional dinner jazz or party sets available at a minimal extra - same girls, different era!
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.)