Female Singer(20 Reviews)
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Chalfont St Peter, South East
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Chess Taylor is a modern Classical Crossover act with a stunning mezzo soprano voice. She has mastered the technique of a truly effortless and beautiful sound with pure and even tone throughout her 4 octave range.
Chess will take audiences on a journey exploring some of the greatest performers that have lived. She is a true master of all genres and visits both the iconic sounds of Sarah Brightman and the legendary Aretha Franklin all in one stunning show. Chess captivates audiences with fresh and modern arrangements of all time classics and tells enticing stories of her own experience thro ... ughout. She features classical crossover favourites such as 'O Mio Babbino Caro', 'Nella Fantasia', and even delves into the world of sultry swing with Ella Fitzgerald classics, all combining to deliver the perfect cabaret show.
Chess Taylor also performs as a solo classical act. Focusing on spell binding classical melodies, Chess delves deep into the world of arias, operas and operettas. She performs all time favourites such as 'Ave Maria' and 'Pie Jesu', and explores further into more traditional music such as 'Alma Del Core'. Chess explores the world of operettas with Gilbert and Sullivan classics including The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. This show is perfect for wedding receptions or to add a touch of class to any event.
EXAMPLE SET LIST:
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Marilyn Monroe
Ave Maria - Schubert
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again - Phantom of the Opera
Close To You - the Carpenters
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Feed The Birds - Mary Poppins
If I Loved You - Carousel
My Baby Just Cares - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee (modern arrangement)
Someone Like You - Adele
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Time To Say Goodbye - Francesco Sartori
You Raise Me Up - Celtic Woman
I Could Have Danced All Night - My Fair Lady
Love Never Die ... s - Love Never Dies
Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue - Crystal Gale
Sway - Rosemary Clooney
Every time We Say Goodbye
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Housten
Nella Fantasia - Ennio Morricone
May it Be - Enya (modern arrangement)
Think of Me - Phantom of the Opera
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Carousel
Que Sera - Doris Day
Classical Set List:
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Nessun Dorma - Pavarotti
Jerusalem - Hymn
Amazing Grace - Hymn
May it Be - Enya
Love Never Dies - Love Never Dies
Somewhere - West Side Story
Danny Boy - Hymn
Someone To Watch Over Me - Crazy For You
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Bring Him Home - Les Miserables
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
At Last - Etta James
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Chess Taylor is from the beautiful home county of Buckinghamshire. She has been lucky enough to sing internationally on cruise ships as a headline act whilst also touring UK hotels with a classical quartet. Chess takes a lot of her inspiration from Sarah Brightman as there is a certain similarity in the vocal quality they both share. Another role model is of course Katherine Jenkins as she is a hugely successful mezzo soprano and shares the same passion for classical crossover which Chess incorporates in her show. Her showmanship is truly enchanting in the way she portrays the meaning of the s
... ong and accompanies each with a captivating story. Chess cares deeply about the audience and their involvement and enjoyment of her cabaret show, she always takes the time after a show to get to know audience members as a personal touch goes a long way.
Reviews (20 Reviews)
I have performed as a headline act on cruise ships, as show team on cruise ships, Warner Leisure Hotels headline act with a classical quartet, a UK theatre tour, singing waiters for weddings and smaller private functions.
Proud to have performed with Warner Leisure Hotels, Fred Olsen Cruises, Saga Cruise Lines, The Entertainers, and many more.
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