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The Gatsby Girl


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The Gatsby Girl is a songstress with a clear love of all things vintage. She specialises in the jazz, swing and big band era which spans from the 1910s to the 1960s. Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra are among her favourite artists to cover.

She also has a huge selection of popular wartime hits from WW1 and WW2 including songs made famous by The Andrews Sisters and Vera Lynn. Her stage set up - available with retro style microphone great sounding PA and her era-specific style of hair, make up and dress adds an authentic feel to her act.

What an amazing singer. I personally love old school classics and she blew me and all our guests away. Amazing, highly recommended!! Barry, Vintage themed Birthday & Anniversary Party, June 2018

The Gatsby Girl works with you to provide exactly what you want in terms of mood, type of set such as laid back or upbeat and even outfits/costumes (for themed events such as 1940s wartime or 1950s rock n roll or 1930s glamour). She is dedicated to providing a professional service and authentic experience.

1940’s style

Music was crucial to the war effort as it helped to boost morale and remind people that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. This means there is a wealth of songs to be covered from the era.

As a classically trained jazz and traditional pop singer, The Gatsby Girl has the perfect voice to sing this wide variety of songs as she has both the power needed to belt out the big band hits and the softer tones needed for those requiring a more emotive delivery. She can easily take an audience from a sentiment filled singalong of The White Cliffs of Dover into an upbeat big band classic like In The Mood.

She has put together an authentic 1940s tribute act covering songs popular during the wartime era.

This includes some of the more traditional British songs from Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields and George Formby, soldier songs that have become famous singalongs, and the more upbeat (and controversial) American big band and boogie woogie style made famous by Glenn Miller and The Andrews Sisters.

The Gatsby Girl's wartime tribute can be booked for public events, corporate events and private parties. Past bookings have included birthday parties, weddings, war weekends including Leyburn and Lytham which Claire Louise is confirmed to attend again in 2018, and public bookings to commemorate VE Day and Remembrance Day.

Gatsby style

The 'Roaring Twenties' was a great point in musical history, what with Ragtime influences from the early 1900s merging with jazz to give us the Charleston craze of the era, and music coming from America to bring the Jazz Age to the UK!

With recent films such as The Great Gatsby, and TV shows such as Peaky Blinders, celebrating the music of the era, there has been a surge in popularity for music of this kind at all types of events. It is great to dance to, with the syncopated jazz sounds, and guests can be encouraged to indulge in the glamour of the era, making it much more glitzy than the average party!

The Gatsby Girl combines a true vintage sound with songs from the 1920s-30s with modern pop and RnB that has been 'ragtimified' or given a jazz makeover to give an authentic sound and blend perfectly with the genuine hits of the era while being something familiar enough for your guests to recognise and sing along to.

This style of music is proving popular at corporate events, birthday parties, weddings and themed public events so to experience the glitz of the Gatsby era with the perfect soundtrack, ask Claire Louise to provide your entertainment.

Performance info

Line-up Solo female vocalist to backing tracks
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

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Vintage style jazz - sample

As Time Goes By – Natalie Cole
Careless Whisper – Postmodern Jukebox – !930s style version of the George Michael song
Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald
Fancy – modern pop given a 1920s twist by Postmodern Jukebox
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me to The Moon – Doris Day
Gangsta's Paradise – Postmodern Jukebox – 1920s style twist on the Coolio song
Get Happy – Judy Garland
In the Mood – The Andrews Sisters
Night and Day – Ella Fitzgerald
Orange Coloured Sky – Natalie Cole
That Man – Caro Emerald

Rock & pop - sample

9 til 5 – Dolly Parton
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga but in the style of the Caro Emerald cover (big band)
Big Spender – Shirley Bassey
Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
Don't Stop Me Now – Queen
Downtown – Petula Clark
I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Lipstick On Your Collar – Connie Francis
Love Machine – Girls Aloud
Mack The Knife – Frank Sinatra
Mercy – Duffy
Never Forget You – The Noisettes
Picking up the Pieces – Paloma Faith
Puttin' On The Ritz – Frank Sinatra
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
The Lady is a Tramp – Ella Fitzgerald
These Boots Are Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
Upside Down – Paloma Faith
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles

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 just wanted to say a massive thank you for singing at our wedding at Slaley Hall. You were amazing and all my guests commented on the good song choices and your vocals. Brilliant. We will definitely be recommending you to others.”

Rebecca & Dan, Themed Wedding at Slaley Hall, June 2019

“Had the wonderful Gatsby Girl sing at Joy’s birthday and our anniversary. What an amazing singer. I personally love old school classics and she blew me and all our guests away. Amazing, highly recommended!!”

Barry, Vintage themed Birthday & Anniversary Party, June 2018

“Just one word - FABULOUS! Claire wowed all the guests at our party to celebrate a special lady's 80th birthday. Guests, young and old were blown away by Claire's fab voice and flawless delivery of a range of eclectic songs throughout the decades. It was great to have everybody up dancing; singing along to timeless classics or tapping their feet to the catchy tunes. The applause,cries of 'one more song' and the number of people asking for Claire's details for forthcoming events are testament to her professionalism and talent”

Amanda, 80th Birthday Party, May 2018

“WHAT A VOICE!! Fabulous entertainment at our 1940’s birthday celebration night. Would highly recommend!”

Claire, 1940s Birthday Party in Saltburn, April 2018

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for singing beautifully at my birthday 1940s themed party. You looked and sounded amazing!! We all had a fantastic night and enjoyed you singing my choice of 1940s classic wartime songs.”

Sara, 40th Themed Birthday Party, February 2018

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