The Lilacs

  • from £895 in London Help
  • from £915 in South East
  • from £915 in East of England
  • from £965 in South West
  • from £965 in East Midlands
  • from £985 in West Midlands
  • from £1025 in Wales
  • from £1055 in Yorkshire & Humberside

High calibre, London-based, acoustic instrumental jazz quartet, with the option to add superb female vocals, playing a tasteful mix of pop, Latin and jazz classics. Extra musicians available.

Special offer! Up to 15% off for Sunday to Thursday events (excl Bank Holidays) and for Fridays and Saturdays from October to April.

There's a warmth and chemistry to The Lilacs which comes across when they play. Performing popular tunes with their own artistic spin, they are a fully-acoustic band, and consumate professionals, making them a great choice for drinks receptions, private parties and functions, including outdoor events.

Band members have played with a great number of well known jazz, soul and pop artists, including: Antonio Forcione, Billy Cobham, Carmen Souza, Five Guys Named Moe, Gerard Presencer, Gwyneth Herbert, Heidi Vogel, Josh Ritter, Julia Biel, McFly, Oriole, Red Snapper, Roland Gift and Seckou Keita.

Though they can be booked as an instrumental 4-piece, the band are also popluar as a five-piece, adding superb female vocals. Other line-ups, from 3-piece to 7-piece are also available. The 3-piece options are especially versatile, offering the following combinations: vocals, guitar and percussion; guitar, bass and drums; guitar, sax and percussion.

Performance information

Line-up Saxophone OR female lead vocals; acoustic guitar; double bass; drums OR light percussion
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 4 x 3 metres; power supply; rider

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One free request (if suitable)
Add female vocals Add £225
Add keys Add £225
Add trumpet Add £225
Trio: vocals, guitar and percussion Deduct £225
Trio: guitar, bass and drums Deduct £225
Trio: guitar, sax and percussion Deduct £225

What people say Help

  • I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I really liked it and we got great feedback from our guests and many commented on the singer's fantastic voice. So well done and many thanks again.

    Jane, Private Event, London, April 2017
  • I had The Lilacs perform at my wedding and they were a fantastic, beautiful band to set the tone and feel of the evening! Our guests loved them, thank you very much

    Kevin, Wedding, Surrey, March 2017
  • A pleasure to work with, always on time, incredibly creative, easy to get along with.

    Chris, Events Manager, London, August 2016

Repertoire Help

  • Pop
  • All Along The Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  • Angel – Sarah Mclachlan
  • Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Bongo Bong – Manu Chao
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • By Your Side – Sade
  • Clap Your Hands – Sia
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Dirt In The Ground – Tom Waits
  • Fields Of Gold – Sting
  • Fix You – Coldplay
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Halo – Beyonce
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  • Jezebel – Sade
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer
  • Life Is Beautiful That Way – Noa
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan
  • Nobody’s Perfect – Jessie J
  • Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
  • Redemption Song – Bob Marley
  • Revolution – Tracy Chapman
  • Rise Up – Eddie Vedder
  • Royals – Lorde
  • Rumour Has It – Adele
  • Smile – Lily Allen
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
  • Teardrops – Womack & Womack
  • The Sweetest Gift – Sade
  • This Must Be The Place – David Byrne
  • Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Jazz classics
  • A Night In Tunisia
  • All Of Me
  • At Last
  • Autumn In New York
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Black Coffee
  • But Not For Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Easy Living
  • Embraceable You
  • Feeling Good
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • He Needs Me
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • I’ll Remember April
  • Like Someone In Love
  • Lover Man
  • Mack The Knife
  • Misty
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Nature Boy
  • Stella By Starlight
  • Summertime
  • The Man I Love
  • Time After Time
  • Wonderful World
  • You Go To My Head
  • Latin classics
  • Acqua De Beber
  • Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
  • Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
  • Desafinado
  • Dindi
  • Estate
  • Garota De Ipanema
  • Insensatez (How Insensative)
  • Les Feuilles Mortes (The Autumn Leaves)
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Vou Te Contar (Wave)
  • Latin pop
  • Boa Sorte – Vanessa Da Mata & Ben Harper
  • Clandestino – Manu Chao
  • Cosi Celeste – Zucchero
  • L’appuntamento – Ornella Vanoni
  • Instrumental jazz
  • A massive range of swing, Latin, pop and easy listening tunes - too many to list


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