The fabulous ~ MISS KERRI LAYTON! - Jazz Singer | Hackney, London
Based In: Hackney, London
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International singer, Kerri Layton presents us with her range of stylish bands an acts ready for booking, under the name of Dixiebird Records.
Her acts are inspired by the big band, the golden era of Hollywood and given a contemporary flavour, her arrangements are infused with bourbon whiskey blues, dazzled with jazz and swing and polished with a dazzling stagecraft.
As a solo act she can entertain audiences with her 'Vinyl' inspired 20's - 5o's jukebox show, self-contained and with a big sound, it's perfect for bookings looking for just a singer to set the tone of the event.
She can ... also come as a jazz duo or a trio and now has just launched her all singing, all dancing Speakeasy Swing band, a 5 piece party band!
Full repertoire available on request, over 200 songs from 1920's Jazz Standards to modern day, Postmodern Jukebox inspired songs.
Various set lists to suit a range of themed from Valentines and Weddings, to Halloween to Seasonal Shows, family friendly Hollywood Jazz Classics and a more cheeky 50's Burlesque Blues set, please tell me about your event and I can draft you a bespoke list!
Example classic jazz set list:
Dream A Little Dream
Why Don't You Do Right
Minnie The Moocher
Night and Day
Whatever Lola Wants
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
I'm Through With Love
What A Difference A Day Makes
‘A Rising Star in the Blues Heaven’
- (Max Haymes, Blues Historian & Author)
International singer and performance artist, Kerri Layton has had a successful career to date touring Europes 5 star ski and beach resorts, jazz clubs and recording with independent artists and working with some of the UK’s top end jazz musicians.
Playing Glastonbury festival twice, taking on residencies across London, playing Hackney Empire, Stage 3 Bar, headlining Alexandra Palace, singing for Bollinger Champagne, touring in France and Switzerland, playing 5 star beach and pool parties in ... Ibiza and signing to Champions amongst other agencies , she now shares the same rosta as Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Ian Browne, Jessie J, Katy Perry and many more.
Having recently launched her own label ‘Dixiebird Records’ which houses some of her other musical creations and live shows such as ‘Shoop Shack’ a live jazz dining experience and ‘Gold Frankincense and Purr’ Miss Kerri Layton’s next original project 'Jazz: Afterlife' is due for release in 2019.
Hailing from the North West, (UK), Kerri successfully established herself on the international entertainment circuit in 2014, with her alter ego ‘Lady Layton’. Her Retro Jazz Music Show earned her a reputation as an ‘enigmatic live performer’ and a ‘stunning live vocalist’ (BBC) before going on to found her live band featuring highly acclaimed jazz artists, training with Jonny Gee and producer Mick Foster at Big band School in the Lake District.
Currently based in London and quoted as ‘taking it by storm - London loves you’ (Cabaret of Gods) she recently shared a stage with Andy Mackay of Roxy Music, performing ‘an emotional and ethereal version of Love is the Drug’ (C Powered Ents) before headlining the very same concert to a sold out music hall.
Finalist in the 2018 Peter Whittingham Jazz awards 2018, Kerri Layton has multiple residences in London at restaurants, cocktail and jazz clubs, casinos and is currently planning a house concert tour of the UK in 2019 to promote her original work.
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From festival appearances to media interviews, private functions and casinos, lounge shows to headline acts!
The Savoy Hotel, The BBC, Glastonbury Festival, Bollinger Champagne, The Andaz Hotel, Jazz & Blues Festivals, Grosvenor Casinos, 5 Star Beach and ski resorts in Switzerland and Ibiza, Cotton Beach Club, Ibiza, Hackney Empire, Alexandra Palace, BBC Radio, Radio Soho,
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Festival / Outdoor Event Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions
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