Soho Cool are a slick & professional jazz trio made up of some of London’s finest jazz musicians. With a reputation that is second to none, Soho Cool provides unrivalled sophistication, versatility, reliability & a touch of quality to every event! Prices: From £605 +
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"Pleasure to work with great management and looked after themselves! 10/10"
Trio: Saxophone, Guitar and Double Bass. *Larger and smaller ensembles are also available (please see booking options for more details).
Highlights * Ideal background music for your event * Hugely experienced in performing at corporate events, weddings and parties * Extremely versatile size of band to suit every clients needs * Soho Cool is made up of some of London's finest musicians * Large and varied repertoire list with special requests welcomed * Christmas repertoire available * Great value for money
If you are searching for that “classic” Jazz sound from the golden Swing era of the 1930s through to the cool blue note grooves of 1960’s New York, then Soho Cool is the band for you!
Featuring music by the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins plus many more, Soho Cool recreates those sublimely cool sounds with an unrivalled degree of accuracy and sense of style.
Soho Cool is a purely instrumental band with a play list that can be as lively or as relaxed as you like. This makes the band ideal as background music at sophisticated wedding receptions, drinks parties, dinners or corporate events.
If you like those cool laid back west coast sounds of Stan Getz that is what you’ll get; if you adore the songs of Frank Sinatra (well who doesn’t?!) they will play those for you of course; or if you love it all that’s great as they do too!
Soho Cool is one of the busiest professional function bands active in UK and they often have the privilege to perform at some of the country’s most prestigious events. The jazz band has an unrivalled reputation amongst event organisers, wedding planners, venues and music agencies due to the high standard of their performances, excellent levels of customer service and yet surprisingly affordable prices.
Previous Clients/Venues Soho Cool has a wealth of experience in performing at corporate functions, weddings and private parties and this has allowed them the opportunity to play in some fantastic venues such as the Savoy Hotel, the top of “the Gherkin”, and the British Museum, to name just three.
Clients of the band are as diverse as CNN for the Royal Wedding, BP’s Christmas Party at the Tate Modern, and the opening of House of Fraser’s new store at Westfield London. In fact Soho Cool's performances are so sort after that they are even featured in the Hollywood film “Penelope” staring the wonderful James McAvoy and Christina Ricci.
Line Up Options Soho Cool are available in the following line ups for the ultimate in flexibility and client choice (see booking options for more details).
• Jazz Trio 1: - Saxophone, Guitar and Double Bass (Standard Option) • Jazz Trio 2: - Saxophone, Piano (Keyboard) and Double Bass • Jazz Quartet 1: - Saxophone, Guitar, Double Bass and Drums • Jazz Quartet 2: - Saxophone, Piano (Keyboard), Double Bass and Drums • Jazz Duo 1: - Saxophone and Guitar • Jazz Duo 2: - Saxophone and Piano (Keyboard) • Solo Saxophonist with Backing Tracks (PA Speaker Provided)
Previous Clients include: - BP British Dental Association British Medical Association The British Library The British Museum Cancer Research UK CNN Ernst & Young Evolve Events & Venues The Financial Times The Honourable Artillery Company House of Fraser HSBC Imperial College London Jaeger Company Ltd. Lloyds Banking Group London Borough of Camden Council London Fire Brigade McDougall’s Fine Art Auctions Quadrant Chambers The Royal College of Music The Royal Geographical Society Shell Society of Construction Law The Tourism Authority of Thailand Universal Events Universal Music Ventas Grupos Weston Partnership
Previous Venues include: - The British Museum The British Library The Cavalry and Guards Club Cheltenham Racecourse The Dorchester Hotel Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire Eltham Palace ExCel London Grosvenor House Hotel Haberdasher’s Hall Hampton Court Palace HMS Belfast HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Kensington Palace Kent House Kew Gardens London Stock Exchange Madame Tussauds Museum of London The Music Rooms Mayfair The National Gallery The National Portrait Gallery The National Theatre The Natural History Museum The Orangery, Holland Park The Royal Geographical Society Royal Horseguards The Savoy Hotel St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge Tate Britain Tate Modern Tower Bridge Walkways Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner Little College Gardens, Westminster Abbey
References: - "This was the second event that we hired Soho Cool for. Both events were quite different and each time they knew exactly what to deliver. I look forward to working with the band again in the future." - Mrs. J. Cullinane (Licensing Project Officer), London Borough of Camden Council
"...we found you to be flexible and professional. We would definitely book yourselves again and would recommend your music…your music was perfect for our corporate launch event. Kind regards." - Ms. N. Ellingham (Event Organiser), Clydesdale Bank
"Thanks again for your performance at The Landmark Hotel. You guys were amazing!" - Ms. S. Thianthong (Events Manager), The Tourism Authority of Thailand "It was a pleasure to meet you all. We thoroughly enjoyed last night's performance and would definitely recommend your services to my colleagues. We only organise a couple of London events a year but will keep you in mind for next year's event. All the best!" - Ms. W. Lam (Events Manager), CWC Group Ltd. "We just wanted to write and thank you and your band for your efforts last Saturday. Everyone thought you were excellent. Having live Jazz music on a balmy June evening was just magical and really added that something extra to our wedding day. Thank you." - Mr. & Mrs. Person (Wedding Reception), London
"Your performance was amazing and one of the highlights of the day. All our guests were so pleased to hear you play and have commented on how wonderful you sounded. From the bottom of our hearts thank you." - Mr. & Mrs. Russell (Wedding Reception), London
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and the band for such great music on Saturday night. It was really well appreciated and everyone was buzzing with how good you were. You managed to get exactly the right level of music for the audience which, given the diversity of ages, was no mean feat. Thank you so much for such a great job." - Mrs. R. Carter (40th Birthday Party), Suffolk
Soho Cool's Set List / Repertoire
Jazz Standards (Great American Songbook) All Of Me - Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks All Of You - Cole Porter All Or Nothing At All - Arthur Altman All The Things You Are - Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern Almost Like Being In Love - Frederick Loewe Anything Goes - Cole Porter As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld Autumn In New York - Vernon Duke Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma and Johnny Mercer Beautiful Love - Victor Young Bewitched – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Body And Soul - John Green and Edward Heyman But Beautiful - Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke But Not For Me - George Gershwin Bye Bye Blackbird - Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn Darn That Dream - Jimmy Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange Days Of Wine And Roses - Henry Mancini Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington East Of The Sun - Brooks Bowman Embraceable You - George Gershwin A Foggy Day - George Gershwin Gone With The Wind - Allie Wrubel Here’s That Rainy Day - Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke Honeysuckle Rose - Thomas “Fats” Waller and Andy Razaf If I Were A Bell - Frank Loesser I Could Write A Book - Richard Rodger and Lorenz Hart I Hear A Rhapsody - George Fragos I Remember You - Johnny Mercer I Should Care - Sammy Cahn and Axel Stordahl I Thought About You – Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer I Wish I Knew - Harry Warren and Mack Gordon I’ll Take Romance - Ben Oakland and Oscar Hammerstein I’ll Remember April - Don Raye and Gene De Paul Just Friends - Jerome Kern Let’s Fall In Love - Harold Arlen Like Someone In Love - Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke Love For Sale - Cole Porter Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) – Jimmy Davis and Robert Ramirez Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing Misty - Erroll Garner and Johnny Burke Moon River - Henry Mancini Moonlight In Vermont - Karl Suessdorf My Foolish Heart - Victor Young My Funny Valentine – Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin and Eric Maschwitz Polkadots And Moonbeams - Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke Satin Doll - Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn September In The Rain - Harry Warren and Al Dubin Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill and Larry Morey The Song Is You - Jerome Kern Speak Low - Kurt Weil Star Eyes - Don Raye and Gene De Paul Summertime - George Gershwin S’Wonderful - George Gershwin Take The “A” Train - Billy Strayhorn Tea For Two – Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren These Foolish Things - Jack Strachey and Harry Link Time After Time - Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn Weaver of Dreams - Victor Young What’s New? - Bob Haggard Yesterdays - Jerome Kern You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To - Cole Porter You’re My Everything - Mort Dixon and Joe Young Latin Jazz Agua De Beber - Antonio Carlos Jobim Black Orpheus - Louis Bonfi Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - Antonio Carlos Jobim Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim Dindi - Antonio Carlos Jobim Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim Groovy Samba - Julian “Cannonball” Adderley How Insensitive - Antonio Carlos Jobim Little Sunflower - Freddie Hubbard Meditation - Antonio Carlos Jobim Minha Saudade - Sergio Mendes My Little Suede Shoes - Charlie Parker O Amor En Paz (Once I Loved) - Antonio Carlos Jobim Recorda-Me - Joe Henderson So Danco Samba – Antonio Carlos Jobim Song For My Father - Horace Silver Summer Samba (So Nice) - Marcos Valle and Sergio Valle St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins Triste - Antonio Carlos Jobim Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
“Rat Pack” Standards Come Fly With Me - Jimmy Van Heusen Come Rain Or Come Shine - Johnny Mercer Day In, Day Out - Rube Bloom and Johnny Mercer Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard Have You Met Miss Jones - Rodgers and Hart I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter I Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter Night And Day - Cole Porter Pennies From Heaven - Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston They All Laughed - George Gershwin They Can’t Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin The Lady Is a Tramp - Rodgers and Hart The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern Witchcraft - Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Blues All Blues - Miles Davis Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis and Earl Brent Billie’s Bounce - Charlie Parker Buzzy - Charlie Parker Blues For Alice - Charlie Parker Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk Blue Trane - John Coltrane Equinox - John Coltrane Georgia - Hoagy Carmichael Now’s The Time - Charlie Parker Sandu - Clifford Brown Stormy Weather - Harold Arlen Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk Sugar - Stanley Turrentine When Sunny Gets Blue - Jack Segal and Marvin Fisher Willow Weep For Me - Ann Ronell Work Song - Nat Adderley
Contemporary Jazz & Bebop A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie Afternoon In Paris - John Lewis Anthropology - Charlie Parker Black Narcissus - Joe Henderson Blue In Green - Bill Evans Bouncin’ With Bud - Bud Powell Eighty One - Miles Davis and Ron Carter Footprints - Wayne Shorter Four - Miles Davis Good Bait - Tadd Dameron Groovin’ High - Dizzy Gillespie I Mean you - Thelonious Monk In Walked Bud - Thelonious Monk Lady Bird - Tadd Dameron Oleo - Sonny Rollins ‘Round Midnight - Thelonius Monk Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker Solar - Miles Davis So What - Miles Davis Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter Take Five - Paul Desmond Time Remembered - Bill Evans Tune Up - Miles Davis Very Early - Bill Evans Virgo - Wayne Shorter Waltz For Debby - Bill Evans Well You Needn’t - Thelonious Monk Wildflower - Wayne Shorter Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker
Jazz Funk & ”Blue Note” Groove Tunes Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock Chameleon - Herbie Hancock I Wish I New (How It Would Feel To Be Free) - Billy Taylor (a.k.a Film 2012 Theme) Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - Josef Zawinul Mo’ Better Blues - The Marsalis Brothers Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard Road Song - Wes Montgomery Sunny - Bobby Hebb The Jody Grind - Horace Silver The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan This Masquerade - Leon Russell Walk Tall - Joseph “Cannonball” Adderley Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
NEW!! Classic & Contemporary Pop/Rock Repertoire List American Boy - Estelle Baker Street – Gerry Raferty Beat It – Michael Jackson Billie Jean – Michael Jackson Careless Whisper – George Michael Easy Lover – Phil Collins Fields of Gold - Sting Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles/George Harrison Hotel California – The Eagles I Feel Fine – The Beatles I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin In My Place – Coldplay Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack Layla – Eric Clapton Lean On Me – Bill Withers The Long And Winding Road – The Beatles Losing My Religion – R.E.M Lovely Day – Bill Withers Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele Man On The Moon – R.E.M My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder My Girl – Temptations Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna Set Fire To The Rain - Adele Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon She – Elvis Costello She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5 Shiny Happy People – R.E.M Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks This Love – Maroon 5 Use Somebody – Kings of Leon Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton Wonderwall - Oasis Yellow - Coldplay You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder Your Latest Trick – Dire Straits
NEW!Christmas Repertoire! Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus I'll Be Home For Christmas Jingle Bell Rock Let It Snow! Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Sleigh Ride Silent Night We Three Kings Of Orient Are Winter Wonderland (Auld Lang Syne)
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Customer reviews for Soho Cool
1 to 10 of 14 customer reviews for Soho Cool in date order
June 29, 2015
Pleasure to work with great management and looked after themselves! 10/10
29/06/2015 Soho Cool
"Pleasure to work with great management and looked after themselves! 10/10"
Customer review by Will Haywood
Andrew Dorrington and Caroline
June 27, 2015
Everyone loved them and some even wanted contact details! Great people, excellent sound, they made the evening part of our wedding special!
27/06/2015 Soho Cool
"Everyone loved them and some even wanted contact details! Great people, excellent sound, they made the evening part of our wedding special!"
Customer review by Andrew Dorrington and Caroline
Sally Doherty and Gareth Rudduck
June 20, 2015
Soho Cool were brilliant. They were the perfect balance between background music whilst being entertaining at the same time which was just what we wanted. The quality of their playing was superb and the volume just right. They played all the songs we requested and were even happy to add a couple of songs not listed on their already extensive playlist. We would definitely hire them again/recommend to a friend.
20/06/2015 Soho Cool
"Soho Cool were brilliant. They were the perfect balance between background music whilst being entertaining at the same time which was just what we wanted. The quality of their playing was superb and the volume just right. They played all the songs we requested and were even happy to add a couple of songs not listed on their already extensive playlist. We would definitely hire them again/recommend to a friend."
Customer review by Sally Doherty and Gareth Rudduck
March 27, 2015
Soho Cool were great. They really made the party. They sounded great, knew their stuff and came across as very professional. I would not hesitate in booking them for future events or recommending them to friends and colleagues.
27/03/2015 Soho Cool
"Soho Cool were great. They really made the party. They sounded great, knew their stuff and came across as very professional. I would not hesitate in booking them for future events or recommending them to friends and colleagues."
Customer review by Zoe McCaslin
March 10, 2015
If you are after suave jazz, cool musicians and a snazzy, broad repertoire ... Soho cool is THE band for you.
10/03/2015 Soho Cool
"If you are after suave jazz, cool musicians and a snazzy, broad repertoire ... Soho cool is THE band for you."
Customer review by Helen Abrams
December 8, 2014
reat act for starting the party! Brilliant music and very stylishly delivered 10/10
08/12/2014 Soho Cool
"reat act for starting the party! Brilliant music and very stylishly delivered 10/10"
Customer review by Beth Allingham
August 31, 2014
I would just like to let you know that we were absolutely delighted with Soho Cool. They arrived punctually and were really lovely guys. They more than lived up to our expectations and their music was really excellent. Thank you for arranging it all so efficiently and quickly. We had a wonderful afternoon and they even brought sunshine!
31/08/2014 Soho Cool
"I would just like to let you know that we were absolutely delighted with Soho Cool. They arrived punctually and were really lovely guys. They more than lived up to our expectations and their music was really excellent. Thank you for arranging it all so efficiently and quickly. We had a wonderful afternoon and they even brought sunshine!"
Customer review by Penny Debenham
August 30, 2014
Everything went brilliantly - thank you. Soho Cool were superb. They played acoustically and it was a well-judged decision on their part. The volume level was such that those who wanted to listen could sit or stand nearby and still have a conversation. The quality of the performance was excellent - one of Nicola's cousins who is a professional musician and composer (and who has composed music which has been performed at the Proms) made several compliments and I don't think he would do so lightly. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and Soho Cool were a perfect accompaniment to it. As well as performing brilliantly they were well presented, polite and punctual. The communication before the event from both Alive Network and Soho Cool was also fine. We would recommend them to others and would use them again ourselves. 10/10 for everything.
30/08/2014 Soho Cool
"Everything went brilliantly - thank you. Soho Cool were superb. They played acoustically and it was a well-judged decision on their part. The volume level was such that those who wanted to listen could sit or stand nearby and still have a conversation. The quality of the performance was excellent - one of Nicola's cousins who is a professional musician and composer (and who has composed music which has been performed at the Proms) made several compliments and I don't think he would do so lightly. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and Soho Cool were a perfect accompaniment to it. As well as performing brilliantly they were well presented, polite and punctual. The communication before the event from both Alive Network and Soho Cool was also fine. We would recommend them to others and would use them again ourselves. 10/10 for everything."
Customer review by Simon Fox
July 3, 2014
I just want to say last night’s band were utterly amazing. I don’t think we’ve had such a professional group as these before.
03/07/2014 Soho Cool
"I just want to say last night’s band were utterly amazing. I don’t think we’ve had such a professional group as these before."
Customer review by Lorna Dunn
June 5, 2014
Soho Cool were fabulous. Also they were a group of really nice guys who were very professional.
05/06/2014 Soho Cool
"Soho Cool were fabulous. Also they were a group of really nice guys who were very professional."
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