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The Lilacs


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The Lilacs play jazz music, bossa nova, and jazzified pop songs. They’re 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.

They were a fantastic, beautiful band to set the tone and feel of the evening! Kevin, Wedding, Surrey

Though The Lilacs can be booked as an instrumental 4-piece, the band are also popular 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 info

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

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add female vocals
Add £225
For lead vocals and a varied repertoire
Add keyboards
Add £225
Piano and synths for a bigger sound
Add trumpet
Add £225
For extra impact
Remove musician (trio)
Deduct £225
Ideal for small events or dinner music (guitar, bass and drums OR vocals, guitar and percussion OR guitar, sax and percussion)

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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
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
Moonlight In Vermont
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
Stella By Starlight
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)
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

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“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 in Surrey, March 2018

“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 in London, April 2018

“A pleasure to work with, always on time, incredibly creative, easy to get along with.”

Chris, Events Manager, London, August 2019

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