The Fabulations

With a repertoire ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin, The Fabulations are one of those rare bands who are equally at home performing jazz/swing classics from the 40s and 50s, soul and disco anthems, or recent chart hits. London Based

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Set List / Repertoire

A tisket A tasket - Ella Fitzgerald
Agua De Beber
Black berry winter - MJ
Boy from ipanema
Caravan - MJ
Dream a little dream - mamas & papas
East of the sun - MJ
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Frontin - Jamie Cullum
Green Dolphin Street - Ella Fitzgerald
I could write a book - Sarah Vaughn
It don't mean a thing
Kick out of you - Jamie Cullum
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Love me or leave me - Nina Simone
Lullaby a birdland
Mas que Nada - Sergio mendes
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Mood Indigo - Nina Simone
Mooglow - Sarah Vaughn
Moondance - MJ
My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
Night Time is the right time - Ray Charles
Old devil moon (Bossa) - MJ
Put Your Hand on your heart - Jose Gonzales
Smooth Sailing - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Sarah Vaughn
Sway (Bossa) - Dean Martin
The Nearness of you - Ella Fitzgerald
The Very Thought of you - Frank Sinatra
Under my skin - Frank Sinatra
Until I met you - Sarah Vaughn
You make me feel so young - Frank Sinatra

Boogie Oogie - Taste Like Honey
Celebration - Cool & Gang
Disco Inferno - Trammps
Good times - Chic
If I can't have you - Yvonne Ellison
Le Freak - Chic
Love that I'm giving - Gwen McCrea
Shake your Body - Michael Jackson
Thinking of you - Sister Sledge
Upside Down - Diana Ross
At Last - Etta James
Ain't nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't to proud to beg - Temptation
Baby I love you - Aretha Franklin
Betcha By gooly Wow - Stylistics
Blame it on the Boogie - Michael Jackson
Car Wash - Rolls Royce
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Crazy In love - Beyonce
Do I do - Stevie Wonder
Ex-factor - Lauryn Hill
Get up like a sex machine - James Brown
Heard it Through the grapevine - Marvin gaye
How Sweet it is to be loved by you - Marvin gaye
I feel Good - James Brown
I'd rather go blind - Etta James
If I ain't got you - Alicia Keys
Lady Marmalade - Christina A
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Love will keep us together - Captain & Tenniele
Midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
My cherie Amor - Stevie Wonder
Natural woman - Aretha Franklin
Never too Much - Luther Vandross
Off the wall - Michael Jackson
Papa's got a brand new bag - James Brown
Pick up the pieces - (instrumental)
Play that funky music - (white boy) - Wild Cherry
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somebody Else's Guy - Joycelin Brown
Son of a preacher man - Aretha Franklin
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
So Amazing - Luther Vandross
Stay with you - John Legend
Street Life - Randy Crawford
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
We are Family - Sister Sledge
We've Only just begun - The Carpenter
Work it out - Beyonce
Your Love is King - Sade
You're the best thing that ever happened - Gladys Knight

3 Little birds - Bob Marley
Is this Love - Bob Marley
54 46 was my number - Toot & Maytall
NO No No - Dawn Penn
Up town top ranking

Green Onions - (Instrumental)
Live Wire - (Instrumental)
Mercy Mercy - (Instrumental)
Put it where you want it - (Instrumental)
Sign of the Swinging Symbals - (Instrumental)
Soul limbo - (Instrumental)
La Bamba
Let’s Twist Again

Full Biography

* Talented and experienced musicians
* Best Rates in the South
* Varied setlist
* Excellent vocals
* Suitable for range of occasions and audiences

With a repertoire ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin, The Fabulations are one of those rare bands who are equally at home performing jazz/swing classics from the 40s and 50s soul and disco anthems or recent chart hits. How do they do it? Simply by being exceptionally talented musicians who have studied hard, practised hard and honed their skills by working with a feast of top names in the world of jazz and soul.

Fronting this six-piece band is vocalist Marion J whose voice can move effortlessly from sultry dinner jazz to floor-filling dance numbers. More than just a gifted vocalist Marion is also an exceptionally hard-working entertainer who can rapidly build a close rapport with the audience. The rest of this sparkling band consists of guitar/sax/vocals, keyboards, female backing vocalist (not in their photo), bass and drums. An additional saxophone and trumpet can also be added on request.

Members of the Fabulations have played with many leading Jazz musicians such as Alan Skidmore, George Shearing and Tony Coe and have been spotted recently playing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Scoop on London's South Bank as well as well known London Nightspots such as Sway in Covent Garden and the world famous Ronnie Scotts.

Leeds Castle, Kent
Highclere Castle, Newbury
Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane.
Sway Bar, Holborn
Café In The Crypt, Trafalgar Square.
The Scoop, London Bridge
Cain Manor, Surrey.The Lansdowne Club, Mayfair
Dartmouth House, Mayfair
2 Temple Place
Rose Farm, Dorset
Red Barn, Surrey
Stokes Place, Stokes Poges
Maunsel House, Taunton

Dave & Kelly Mcgaw - Harbour Lights Hotel, Bournemouth
Tim and Shelly Stemp - The Vineyard Hotel, Newbury
Jane Hannon & Rob Dumbrose – The Forum, Greenwich
The Royal Collection – The Banqueting Room, White Hall
Jason & Alex March - York House, Twickenham
Chris & Patricia Thomas – Stokes Poges

What people have said:

Band were superb - Marion was great - a real crowd turner! We had a lot of compliments about how good the band were and we hope they enjoyed themselves too!
Marigold Charles - wedding reception

Simply wonderful! Thanks.
Shukri Jama - wedding reception

The Fabulations were fantastic - they were loads above the other bands I had listened to during the selection process. Extremely professional and entertaining, everyone commented on how good they were, would recommened them highly!.
Gregory Pamel - wedding party

They were fantastic!
Liz Wright - post wedding party

We were looking for a band to play in the evening who would be good to listen to and also help create a good atmosphere and encourage people to dance.

I saw the Fabulations first with friends, playing a Jazz set at St Martins in the Fields and we were blown away by the skill of the musicians and Marion’s amazing voice. Seeing them later at Sway with my fiancé Rob, doing more of a funky disco type set really clinched it. Even after a hard day at work we couldn’t resist getting up to dance. As well as some great classics, songs they played included more recent hits and I would be surprised if many of the artists who recorded these could match Marion’s voice live. Also, Marion’s personality and ability to get the audience involved made it a very special night.

In preparation for the big day Marion and Chris took time to find out what we wanted, chatted on the phone and Marion even made a tape to play between sets.

On the big day itself, we couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone had a fantastic time and the band played with such energy, even skipping a break to finish on time. Even some of those people who will never be dragged onto the dance floor gave in and the warmth of the band fitted exactly with the kind of fun, friendly atmosphere we wanted to create.

We felt so privileged to have such talented people perform at our wedding and were touched that they did so without putting on any airs or graces, with genuine commitment to a good product and to making our day special.

Jane Hannon and Robert Domrose

Hi Marion,

Jason and I just checked out your website and listened to the tracks on there. It brought back some great memories.

As for testimonials, we would both heartily recommend you to anyone who wants to get the whole wedding party dancing from grannies to teens! We had such an amazing day and you all really rounded it out with your fantastic repertoire. The girl who sang our first dance (I'm sorry I forget her name) did such a lovely rendition of Dream a Little Dream that whenever we hear it now we always smile, and it takes us right back to the day. I understand that some friends of ours will also be using you for their wedding, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to a friend at any time in the future.

We really both wish you and the whole group every future success and hope to see you again at Sway for more boogieing!

Alex and Jason March


Default lineup: 6 members

6 Piece Band: 2 x Female Lead vocals; Keyboards/ backing vocals; Guitar / Sax/ backing vocals; Bass Guitar; Drums;

*Larger line-up available (please see booking options).

Please note that the band use a collection of vocalists and Marion who is pictured is not available for every gig- however all singers used are of a very high standard

Performance Times

2 x 60 minute sets

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57 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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I highly recommend the Fabulations, they're fantastic!

5 stars - The Fabulations are Highly Recommended
booked The Fabulations for their Wedding

“I highly recommend the Fabulations, they're fantastic. There were a handful of things at our wedding that I wanted to ensure we got right, the music being one of them, and we absolutely nailed with the band. The musicians, the singers and their choice of songs are all perfect to get everybody from your youngest guest to your oldest guest dancing. They really did get the party started and kept it going all night. Mark & Jess Nelson (London 2016)”

Most Awesome Band! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended.

5 stars - The Fabulations are Highly Recommended
booked The Fabulations for their Wedding

“I’d seen the Fabulations at a good friends’ wedding previously, so it was a no brainer when it came to booking a band for our wedding. They came all the way out to sunny Norfolk for our big day, and I hardly even noticed them setting up - in, sorted and ready to go in no time. They happily agreed to sing our first dance even though it wasn’t part of their normal repertoire. And then they just got even better and better and better throughout the evening. They dragged people onto the dance floor at the start to ensure everyone was there and ready to go before they got started. Then the dancing didn’t stop. They had EVERYBODY dancing. 5 year olds to 70 year olds. I ached all over the following morning. My husband never dances, but even he jumped around on the dance floor like a lunatic all night. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended. The only thing people remember at a wedding is the booze and the band. Well worth the money! thanks so much.”

The Fabulations topped off our already wonderful wedding day!!

5 stars - The Fabulations are Highly Recommended
booked The Fabulations for their Wedding

“The Fabulations topped off our already wonderful wedding day. With their great songs, fantastic voices and incredible energy, they kept us and our guests dancing all night. We can't imagine a band that would have done it better. Highly recommended! Nic and Juliet Cheeseman (Leatherhead 2016) ”


5 stars - The Fabulations are Highly Recommended
booked The Fabulations for their Wedding

“I am so glad we booked them for our wedding. Exceptional musicianship combined with powerful vocals and Marion's enthusiastic, engaging personality made the band a huge hit with our friends and family.. of all ages! Having seen The Fabulations play to the customers at The Crypt at St Martin's in the Fields in London we knew they could quickly turn a room full of seated diners into an actual 'hands in the air' party with the tables soon pushed aside to make space for dancing. It was quite a revelation and we knew there and then that we wanted them to play at our wedding. Of course we couldn't be sure they would bring that same vibe to our outdoor wedding in the woods but they most certainly did!  Starting with an absolutely beautifully played and sung 'first dance' (the Nat King Cole classic L.O.V.E) the band gave us a great mix of tunes based on chats we'd had about what music Jane and I really love but built into a set that worked for everyone. We danced, our guests danced,...”

What a fantastic band!

5 stars - The Fabulations are Highly Recommended
booked The Fabulations for their event at Hotel Café Royal in London

“The fabulous Fabulations played at our anniversary party at The Cafe Royal to 90 guests, and the atmosphere was amazing from the first number. First and foremost, this is a group of incredibly talented musicians, who are individually top notch, and play as a very tight band. Marion is a versatile and powerful lead singer with a fantastic voice, but also one of the most adept band leaders we have seen, carrying the audience along with her, and ensuring that the dance floor was packed from the start. She wins over everyone with her charisma, warmth and energy and her obvious joy in performing. The tempo rose as the evening went on, and by the end, our guests didn’t want her and the band to stop. A fantastic evening in every way, only problem was it went too quickly! Some of the many comments from our guests: ‘fantastic band, amazing evening’ ‘what a fabulous evening, we had so much fun with great music and dancing’ ‘what an elegant band - a great find...”

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