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David Hayes

Rat Pack Swing Tribute based in London

Price from £295

David is a professional Jazz singer performing worldwide for over 20 years. He performs in the style of your classic favorites such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole and Bobby Darrin. His act is hip and fun and contempory with the inclusion of some cool pop songs, and material by Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and Harry Coninck Jr.

5 stars - David Hayes are Highly Recommended 15 Customer Reviews

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Cheek to cheek
Come fly with me
Fly Me To The Moon
For once in my life
I could have danced all night
I get a kick out of you
Lady is a tramp
Love & marriage
My way
New York ,New York
One for my baby
That’s life
The summer wind
The way you look tonight
They can't take that away from me
Under my skin
You make me feel so young

Sammy Davis Jr
Mr Bojangles

Michael Buble
A foggy day
All of me
Cry me a river
Me & Mrs Jones
The best is yet to come
Call Me Irresponsible

Jamie Cullum
Singin' in the rain
These are the days
High and Dry

Nat King Cole
Let there be love
Let’s face the music & dance
Orange coloured sky
Route 66
When I fall in love

Harry Connick Jr.
It had to be you
I Could Write A Book
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
We Are In Love
Recipie For Love
It’s Alright by me

Paul Anka
The way you make me feel (swing version)
Walking in Memphis (swing version)
Wonderful tonight
Wonderwall (swing version)

Robbie Williams
Ain't that a kick in the head
Have You Met Miss Jones

Bobby Darrin
Beyond the sea
Mack the knife
As Long As I'm Living

Tony Bennett
I left my heart in San Francisco
There'll Be Some Changes
A Foggy Day

All the things you are
Almost like being in love
Alright OK you win
Always on my mind
As time goes by
At last
Autumn leaves
Blue Moon
Can’t take my eyes off you
Dream a little dream
Georgia On My Mind
Get here
Girl from Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
Is you is, or is you ain't my baby
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love
Mr Bojangles
My baby just cares for me
My Funny Valentine
Secret Love
Somewhere over the rainbow
Steppin' out with my baby
Strangers in the night
SummertimeTry a little tenderness
What a wonderful world
World on a string
You are the sunshine of my life

  • Highly experienced & critically acclaimed singer, The Times describes David as recreating The spirit of Sinatra!
  • Performs all styles from Count Basie to Bill Withers
  • His debut album was 'CD of the Week' in The Guardian.
  • Larger line-ups also available (please see booking options).
  • Requests accepted free of charge for first dance / special occasion.

Line up:

Default lineup: 1 performer

Solo Singer plus top high quality backing tracks.

*Larger line-ups also available, from Duo to Quintet (please see booking options).
Duo - Add Piano or Guitar.
Trio - Add Piano or Guitar and Double Bass.
Quartet - Add Piano or Guitar, Double Bass and Drums.
Quintet - Add Piano or Guitar, Double Bass, Drums and Saxophone or Trumpet

* Highly experienced & critically acclaimed singer, described as "The spirit of Sinatra" (The Times)!
* Performs all styles from Tony Bennett to Michael Buble
* His debut album was 'CD of the Week' in The Guardian.
* Larger line-ups also available (please see booking options).
* Requests accepted free of charge for first dance / special occasion.
* Background music provided in between breaks to your individual requirements.
* Can provide DJ music if required.

"The epitome of cool" Dave Gelly - The Guardian

"The Spirit of Sinatra" Clive Davis - The Times

"One of the best in the business" Brian Blain - Musician Magazine

David has vocally wowed audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing integrated into live performances with his trio makes him stand head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries.

David's incredible swinging style has been compared in the Jazz press to Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, he is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun.

From the grandeur of venues such as the RTE Concert Ortchestra's home in Dublin's famous National Concert hall and to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London David loves playfully connecting with audiences and delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises and delights the listener.

“With Frank Sinatra’s phrasing and a delivery all his own” - All About Jazz

His debut jazz album, ”Just In Time” was “CD of the week” in The Guardian and his follow up album, with the Jim Mullen organ trio, was described by The Times jazz critic as “The spirit of Sinatra”. David’s albums have been favourably reviewed in The Times, The Guardian, Jazzwise, Jazz Journal, Jazz UK, Crescendo & Jazz Magazine, Musician Magazine, Jazz Rag, The Belfast Telegraph in the UK and in All About Jazz (USA & Worldwide).

"David doesn't seem to be following in anyone's footsteps. It's rare to find originality of that kind in a singer at the beginning of their career and it points to an interesting future."  - Dave Gelley - The Guardian

David has been singing Jazz professionally for over 20 years. Since training at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, he continues to sing with some of the stars of the Jazz world today at some of the most exclusive venues, Jazz clubs and festivals worldwide such as: 

Ronnie Scotts Jazz club, The National Concert Hall Dublin, The Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar, The Royal Opera House London, The Kuala Lumpur Jazz Festival, Bristol Old Vic Theatre, 59E 59th St Theatre New York, The Waldorf Hotel, Grosvenor House, The Dorchester, The Royal Garden Hotel, The Grand Hotel Brighton, The Soho Theatre, The 606, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho.

David also sings alongside big bands such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (UK), the Skelton Skinner Allstar Big Band (UK), the RTE concert orchestra (Ireland) and Grammy award nominee John Wilson and his Orchestra (UK), famous for its contribution to Kevin Spacey’s film “Beyond The Sea” about the life of singer Bobby Darin.

David was interviewed on the Russell Davies Show on BBC Radio 2, as well as receiving airplay on the Jonathan Ross show and on various BBC Radio stations from the likes of Humphrey Lyttleton, Jacqui Dankworth, Clare Martin, David Jacobs, Desmond Carrington, Helen Mayhew, Walter Love, and Campbell Burnap.

"The listener realises this is a singer who has learned the art of the popular song and is creating his own palette with colourful shades of the past." - The Belfast Telegraph


Please note: Lighting is not provided.


Choose any of the following booking options when you hire David Hayes from Alive Network

  • Duo Add £235

    Vocals & Guitar or Piano.

  • Trio Add £474

    Vocals, Bass & Piano or Guitar.

  • Quartet Add £714

    Vocals, Bass, Guitar or Piano, & Drums or Saxophone.

  • Quintet Add £954

    Vocals, Bass, Drums & saxophone/Trumpet/Clarinet & Guitar or Piano.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire David Hayes from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45mins £0