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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)
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: Stoke on Trent Event Type: Funeral 3rd August 2022
Do not hesitate in booking Chess for your special occasion she is absolutely amazing I carnt rate her highly enough.
She sang the Ave Maria at my dads funeral wow her voice is incredible the voice of an Angel our family and friends haven’t stopped talking about her and how fantastic she was
Chess was also very professional in her communication in the run up to my dads funeral and went above and beyond the call of duty
Keep up the good work Chess !
Reviewed by:Rosetta Mullett
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: LondonEvent Type: Birthday Party20th March 2022
Chess helped make my wife's 40th surprise birthday party very special. Chess is such a great singer and performer. The night couldn't have gone any better. All my guests were really impressed with How great she sang. If you want a singer for your party or event. I would highly recommend Chess.
Reviewed by:David E.
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: LondonEvent Type: Birthday Party13th November 2021
Chess was utterly perfect! Great communication in advance of the gig to really understand what I wanted for my party and it felt like she was genuinely invested in helping me make it the best it could be! Chess is incredibly friendly and easy to work with and I'm so glad I booked her! Of course, it goes without saying that her singing talents are incredible which was why I chose her in the first place! I would highly recommend Chess for any singing gig!
Reviewed by:LC N.
Chess Taylor - Classical Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: ManchesterEvent Type: Corporate Event20th March 2022
Chess performed two half hour sets at an Italian Night staged by Royds Masonic Lodge No 816 at Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough. She was fantastic and had her audience of around seventy eating out of her proverbial hand. The choice of music, operatic arias, songs from the shows and standards was pitch perfect, as, indeed, was Chess herself. The feedback I have received over the weekend has universally praised an excellent meal and, most particularly the choice of Chess Taylor as our entertainer...
Reviewed by:Peter S.
Chess Taylor - Classical Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: EssexEvent Type: Music Festival17th March 2022
a very pleasant talented young lady who fitted into our programme perfectly.
Reviewed by:Neil H
Chess Taylor - Wedding Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: BurnhamEvent Type: Wedding Ceremony31st October 2021
My husband and I booked Chess to sing at our church wedding ceremony two weeks ago. Her performance was stunning and she made our ceremony unique and very special indeed. Her pure voice is absolutely beautiful and a joy to listen to. She sang several songs for us, both classical and more modern and she switched between the two effortlessly. All of our guests commented afterwards on just how excellent she was and how much they had enjoyed listening to her.
Reviewed by:Katherine B
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: KentEvent Type: Surprise 60th birthday lunch 5th September 2021
It is my pleasure to say Thank you to Chess who made my partner's surprise 60th birthday party a truely magical event. Chess has the most beautiful mezzo soprano singing voice. Chess was professional from start to finish, friendly and approachable putting together a great set to entertain our guests and their mixed tastes. You really did add a touch of class and have made wonderful memories for us all. Just stunning. Thank you. Kaye
Reviewed by:Kaye Beautridge
Chess Taylor - Wedding Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: SurreyEvent Type: Wedding Ceremony14th August 2021
Chess was our singer at our wedding ceremony. She sung 2 songs for us and our guests during the service and she really has the voice of an Angel. Not only did she sound fantastic, she was also extremely communicative, arrived an hour before the service to practice with the pianist who she had never worked with before and put me totally at ease. She’s also just a really lovely girl. I couldn’t recommend her and her stunning voice more highly
Reviewed by:Kate D.
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: DerbyEvent Type: Wedding8th June 2021
We had fantastic sunny weather, at a great wedding venue yesterday, and it was topped off by Chess's performance. We will always have memories of a complete and stunning set of songs. From the outset she was positive and friendly. We believed we'd made the right choice even before we met her. Chess responded positively to requests for songs which were new to her and worked the surprise we'd planned for Luke and Hannah, the bride and groom, supremely well. She has a lovely voice and guests continued to compliment her from the moment she started to sing and then throughout the day. We are still hearing those compliments today.
Reviewed by:David P
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: WarwickEvent Type: Wedding 29th May 2021
Thank you so much for your surprise performance. They were really, really surprised and loved every moment. Everyone loved it and were talking about it all evening and we are still receiving lovely messages today...
We had a perfect day and you contributed to it’s perfection.... Again, thank you so much.
Reviewed by:Linda P
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: UKEvent Type: Zoom event18th May 2021
Chess has been wonderful to work with from start to finish and her performance was amazing! I would highly recommend Chess to others and hope to work with her again in the future. The zoom audience loved her show, thank you Chess!
Reviewed by:E Mizon
Chess Taylor - Wedding Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: WindsorEvent Type: Wedding12th May 2021
Chess was absolutely amazing for our church wedding ceremony. She was really great at communicating with us and understanding what would make our ceremony special and went out of her way to learn some of the songs we wanted. Can't thank her enough!
Reviewed by:Candice E.
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: WindsorEvent Type: Wedding23rd April 2021
We just wanted to say thank you. Honestly you were amazing!! We had so many family/friends message us that you were so great and brought so much emotion to the ceremony
Reviewed by:Candice N
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: Cruise ShipEvent Type: Classical Show - Cruise Ship18th March 2020
The cabaret Classical Crossover was the best I have witnessed. Everyone was on their feet and the standing ovation was thoroughly deserved.
Reviewed by:David B.
Chess Taylor - Female Singer - Chalfont St Peter, South EastEvent Location: Cruise ShipEvent Type: Headline Act Show11th March 2020
Featuring an exceptional mix of well known classical songs and some of her personal favourites, this was one of the best additions to the Entertainment programme I could have asked for and I know the feedback was phenomenal from our guests. Chess’ personality really shone through with her smooth, natural transitions between songs and both performances I saw, received full lounge standing ovations.
Reviewed by:Taylor M.
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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