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Gary Grace

Email : enquiries@garygrace.co.uk
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Classy swing singer for weddings, private functions, corporate events and cruise liners

Forthcoming Appearances

Sep 9 – Oct 20…aboard the Cunard Queen Victoria cruise liner http://www.cunard.co.uk/cruise-search/book-a-cruise/cruises/qv/2401-v721-vce1-rom2/ Dec 1 & 2…Bowden Hall, Gloucs Performing for

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Marquee wedding
With the Giocoso saxophone quartet 
With the Giocoso saxophone quartet 
Photo courtesy of David Stares
Photo courtesy of David Stares
With the Vegas Showgirls at Christmas
With the Vegas Showgirls at Christmas
Getting the party going
Getting the party going
Dinner background music
Dinner background music
In cabaret at The Ramside Hall Hotel
In cabaret at The Ramside Hall Hotel
Filling the dance floor
Filling the dance floor
With the Vegas Showgirls
With the Vegas Showgirls
Photo courtesy of Russell Lewis
Photo courtesy of Russell Lewis
Mood music
Mood music

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Functions & Events

Private Functions

Rather like weddings, if you are planning a birthday or anniversary party you are likely to be inviting family members of all age groups. You will also find that it is an occasion that brings people together that might not have seen each other for a while and so it will be quite a ‘social’ occasion where people will want to converse and so you need to choose your entertainment with this in mind.

A classy swing singer or swing band is perfect for these occasions as it is inclusive to all age groups and tends not to rely on high volume which may alienate many of your guests. You have possibly been to many functions where guests have been unable to hear themselves talk and have left early because the music was too loud. ‘Disco’ music is perfectly acceptable towards the end of the evening after many of your guests, who may have a distance to travel, may have already left. Prior to that, music which appeals to all your guests will help to make everyone feel included in your event.

Unlike weddings which can occasionally last all day and evening with unpredictable timescales, a birthday party, Bar Mitsvah, wedding anniversary or other celebration will be easier to manage and tailor your entertainment needs accordingly.

For example, you may wish to start with a dinner during which I can arrange for some background music to be playing through my PA system, engage a cocktail pianist or indeed perform as a swing vocalist as background music to the meal to create a good atmosphere. Alternatively you may wish to start with a drinks reception as people arrive and then have some food later in the evening during my performance interval.

Whatever your preference I can help you to timetable your evening to ensure that the music flows naturally throughout and that your main entertainment is arranged for when all of your guests are able to enjoy it.

Corporate Events & Dinner Dances

Whether it be a party or an awards dinner for your employees or a drink reception / dinner for your clients, I can put together a music package that will complement your evening perfectly. Similar if you are a venue offering members of the public tickets to a dinner & dance event then I can help you to theme it accordingly with entertainment to match.

A classy swing vocalist is the perfect selection for a ‘Las Vegas’, ‘Rat Pack’, ‘Manhattan’ or ‘Hollywood’ themed event, where ‘dressing to impress’ is part of the attraction when people can look their best and feel that they are at a special and sophisticated function.

Playlist

Unless you require music as background to a dinner or a drinks receptions, the general theme of my party repertoire is to keep things cheerful, lively and up tempo, with just a few slow numbers thrown in for good measure.

Each function is different and I tend to select the songs on the day from the list below that I think will best suit the mood and atmosphere of your occasion. Some clips of the songs in gold lettering can be sampled on my Soundcloud channel by clicking on them.

Swing

Pop Music (if required)

  • Amarillo (Tony Christie)
  • Angels (Robbie Williams)
  • Brown eyed girl (Van Morrison)
  • Cracklin’ Rosie (Neil Diamond)
  • Crazy little thing called love (Queen)
  • Dance the night away (Mavericks)
  • Delilah (Tom Jones)
  • Gimme some lovin’ (Blues Brothers)
  • Glad all over (Dave Clark Five)
  • Halfway to paradise (Billy Fury)
  • Help Yourself (Tom Jones)
  • Higher and higher (Jackie Wilson)
  • Hi ho silver lining
  • I saw her standing there (Beatles)
  • It’s not unusual (Tom Jones)
  • Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Kingston Town (UB40)
  • La bamba (Los Lobos)
  • Let’s stick together (Bryan Ferry)
  • Let’s Twist Again
  • Love really hurts without you (Billy Ocean)
  • Mambo No.5
  • Midnight hour (Wilson Pickett)
  • Mustang Sally (Commitments)
  • No matter what (Boyzone)
  • Pretty woman (Roy Orbison)
  • Proud Mary (Elvis)
  • Rave on (Buddy Holly)
  • Rockin’ all over the world (Status Quo)
  • Sea cruise (Cliff Richard)
  • See you later alligator
  • Shake, rattle and roll (Bill Haley)
  • Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
  • The same old song (Four Tops)
  • Twisting the night away (Sam Cooke)
  • Under the moon of love (Showaddy Waddy)
  • Viva Las Vegas (Elvis)
  • Waterloo (Abba)
  • Wind beneath my wings (Bette Midler)
  • Wonder of you (Elvis)
  • *Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)
  • You can’t hurry love (Supremes)
  • You to me are everything (Real Thing)
  • You’ll never walk alone (Gerry & Pacemakers)
FAQs Testimonials 01

'Well-suited to the classic songbook'....BBC Radio 2, Desmond Carrington Show


Playlists Testimonials 01

'The next best thing to Tony Bennett'.....Mark Fox, International Tony Bennett Appreciation Society


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'An accomplished entertainer'......songwriter Tony Hatch


Weddings Testimonials

The best entertainment in town'....BBC TV's 'Don't Tell The Bride'


Meet Gary Testimonials 01

'First class'......Glenys Day, Sinatra Music Society


News Testimonials 02

'It is wonderful hearing Gary recording my dad's music'....Michele Monro (Matt's daughter)


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'A class act'....SKY TV's 'Cruising With The Stars'


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Gary Grace

The New King of Swing

Classy swing singer for weddngs, private functions, corporate events and cruise liners

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