Line up: Standard Line Up- Duo:
Vocals and Piano or Vocals and Guitar.
*Trio through to 6 piece also available (see booking options for more details).
* Classy Jazz vocalist
* A range of line ups from a duo to full 6 piece band available
* Specialises in easy listening and background Jazz
* Fantastic value for money
* Friendly and amiable
You’d think that with a name like Ella it would all just come naturally. Well this Ella has worked admirably hard towards making the name famous all over again with her album – ‘When You Love Someone’. In 2004 she won sponsorship for a UK tour as the youngest vocalist Jazz Services had ever taken on board to a reception of rave reviews.
Ella has been deeply affected by music right the start and fell in love with the American Songbook at an early age. Originally Ella is a country lass from a small pennine village in Saddleworth. Ella recalls one of her earliest childhood memories was with her father composing songs. Dad would write the lyrics and Ella would write the tunes.
In 2000 Ella formed her own quintet building up a large repertoire with fresh sounding arrangements and began to gig regularly on the northern Jazz scene. This included a residency at Pizza Express South King Street in Manchester. Influenced strongly by Ella Fitzgerald and Jane Monheit she went onto develop her style at Trinity College Of Music under the guidance and inspiration of Trudy Kerr with determined enthusiasm. Ella has performed with various Jazz artists including Jean Toussaint, Phil Robson and Russell Van De Berg.
In 2004 Ella recorded– ‘When You Love Someone’, which has recently been reviewed in Jazz UK Magazine, describing her as an impressive and extremely accomplished Jazz Singer. In September 2005 Ella was invited to sing with the Manchester Youth String Orchestra and rhythm section with Les Chisnall at The Blue Box Theatre, performing various arrangements of Cole Porter and including her title track – "When You Love Someone".
Available Line Ups
Ella Catherine is available in the following line ups (see booking options for more details):
Duo (Standard): Vocals and Piano or Vocals and Guitar.
Trio: Vocals, Piano or Guitar and Bass
Quartet 1: Vocals, Piano or Guitar, Bass and Drums
Quartet 2: Vocals, Piano, Guitar and Bass
Quintet: Vocals, Saxophone or Trumpet, Piano, Bass and Drums
Septet: Vocals, Saxophone, Trumpet, Piano or Guitar, Bass and Drums
Venues and Previous Clients:
National Beauty Awards 2007
National Chef of the year 2011
Edinburgh - Redford Army Barracks Christmas Party
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Isle Of Wight Jazz Festival
Southport Jazz Festival
Marlborough Jazz Festival
Beverley Jazz Festival
Henley regatta Festival
Leicester University Law students Annual Ball
Café De Paris (Leicester Square)
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick
Pizza On The Park, Hyde Park
North Wales Jazz Society
Olivers Jazz Club, Greenwich
Spice Of Life, Soho
Broadway Casino, Birmingham
Residency events held at;
Pizza Express, Loch Fyne, Harvey Nichols, Café Rouge
John Lewis Stores
Marks And Spencer Stores
Blackheath Halls, London
Albannach, Trafalgar Square, London
Cancer Research UK
Sam has been performing Jazz professionally since the age of 15 and a year later was a semi - finalist in the Young Jazz Musician Of The Year award. In 1998 he attended Leeds College Of Music, on their BA (hons) Jazz degree programme, which he completed in 2002. He was awarded the college Guitar prize and played in the LCM Big Band. He has gigged with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), recorded for BBC Radio 3 and studied with Howard Alden.
Born in Jersey, Channel Islands in 1987, Adam took up the alto saxophone at 9 years old. Through the exposure of different styles of music from his father he started playing electric bass guitar at 14 and before 15 was getting booked on gigs in and around the Channel Islands. Having had the opportunity to play within a wide variety of genres including Rock, Pop, and R&B he realised that it was Jazz that offered the greatest level of freedom and expression musically.
Adam studied Jazz Music at Middlesex University gaining First Class Honours. He took up double bass in the 2nd year of his studies and within 5 years has become one of the most in demand bassists on the UK scene. He has been asked to play with some of the most prolific musicians on the UK and international jazz scene including Peter King, Stan Tracey, Julian Joseph, Will Vinson, Joe Cohn, Gilad Atzmon, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes and Nigel Hitchcock amongst many others. He can often be seen playing at London's top Jazz establishments such as Ronnie Scott's, 606 Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Adam currently is based professionally in the UK and has toured much of Europe including Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany with domestic and international musicians. He is also just as comfortable in the studio as on stage having recorded for the likes of Warner Brothers, Universal and the BBC.
Rob's musical education started in his home city of Hull, England, where he studied from an early age. He played his first Jazz gigs in early teens, and worked with trumpet player Martin Jones and his free jazz project 'Trivial Pursuit.'
Rob has toured Germany, the USA and Italy with Big Bands.He has also appeared with soloists such as Kenny Baker, Mark Nightingale and Marti Webb. Recently he has held residencies at the Hilton Hotel on Regent Street, London and has toured Norway with a qurtet playing dates at the Moulde Jazz Festival.
What people have said:
"An Impressive and extremely accomplished Jazz Singer"
"A vocalist who sings proudly and is reminiscent of Anita Wardell"
"Ella has the magic of a great Jazz Singer. She swings effortlessly and delivers her
lyrics with finesse"
"A great selection of music and a versatile talent"
"It's great, there's tons of enthusiasm and a real 'feel good' factor about the whole CD. Loads of fresh ideas"
"... that Ella can sound so fresh and convincing on a vocal favourite like "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" is perhaps the biggest testament to her ability"