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Tim Russell

Rat Pack Swing Tribute based in London

Price from £472
With previous experience performing at the Monaco Grand Prix, Beijing Olympics VIP area, The London Press Club Ball and the FA Cup Final VIP area, Tim Russell is an award winning vocalist who is no stranger to prestigious events. Since studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Tim recreates the sound of the Rat Pack era in his own unique style, as well as covering classic hits from the 60's to present day to entertain later in the evening.
5 stars - Tim Russell are Highly Recommended 37 Customer Reviews

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Tim's solo to backing tracks repertoire- Rat Pack/jazz
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
All of Me
Bare Necessities
Beyond the Sea
Come Fly with Me
Cry me a River
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Fly me to the Moon (Jazz Version)
Fly me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Funny Valentine
Georgia on my Mind
Girl from Ipenema
Give me the Night
How Insensitive
I only have Eyes for You
I'm in the Mood for Love
In the Wee Small Hours
It had to be You
I've got a Crush on You
Lady is a Tramp
Luck be a Lady
Mac the Knife
Mr. Bojangles
Moon River
Nature Boy
New York New York
Night and Day
One More for my Baby
Saturday Night
Sunny Side of the Street
Strangers in the Night
Tender Trap
That's Amore
The Coffee Song
The Summerwind
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can't Take that Away from Me
Under My Skin
What id this thing Called Love?
When Somebody Loves You
Wonderful World
World on a String
You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You

Repertoire for Tim's Function wedding Band
Brown eyed girl
Ain’t no stopping us now
Hard to handle
Knock on wood
Soul man
Long train running
Play that funky music
Sex machine
Hey ya
Lovely day
I’m a believer
Disco inferno
Le freak
Mustang Sally
Midnight hour
Gimme some loving
I feel good
Little less conversation
All shook up
Blue Suede Shoes
We are family
Wonderful world
Dock of the bay
Crazy (Gnarls Barclay)
Should l stay or should i go
Great ball of fire

NEW! Christmas Repertoire!
Let It Snow
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
and more!

  • An award winning vocalist who studied at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • Previous clients include British Airways, Selfridges, British Gas, Virgin plus many more.
  • Previously performed at the Beijing Olympics VIP Area, FA Cup Final VIP Area, United Arab Emirates Awards, The London Press Club Ball & more.
  • Available with flexible line-ups from a duo up to a full orchestra!

Line up:

Default lineup: 1 performer

Standard Line Up: Solo with high quality backing tracks.

Also available as a Duo, Trio, Quartet, Mini Big Band or Full Orchestra. 
Duo - Tim with piano 
Trio - Tim with piano and stand up bass
Quartet - Tim with piano, stand up bass and drums.
Mini Big Band up to a Full Orchestra (please speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details).

Recent Performances include:
Monaco Grand Prix 2016 
Belmond Le Manoir aux Quar'Saisons 2016
VW HQ in Germany
The Burj Khalifa, Dubai 2016
Beijing Olympics Vip Area
FA Cup Final Vip Area
Carling Cup Final Vip Area
United Arab Emirates Event Awards
The Council of Europe Ball
The London Press Club Ball
Porsche Cayenne Turbo Launch event in Amman, Jordan 2014

Award winning vocalist Tim Russell is a professional vocalist whose musical talent and interpretation has helped establish him as one of the UK's top singers. In fact, he is the only male vocalist to receive a special award at the Marion Montgomery Awards at the Vetnor Jazz Festival.

What sets Tim apart, is his ability to be flexible with not only band line ups, but also in his musical style. With a diverse repertoire, you could start your evening's entertainment with Rat Pack era songs and finish with more contemporary tunes; including everybody's favourite 60s, 70s, Disco, 80s hits.

Having studied Opera and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Tim developed careers not only as a performer but also as a session singer and recording artist in his own right. Perfomances throughout Europe for private and corporate events have helped to establish his growing popluarity.

Previous clients have included:
British Airways
British Gas
Lloyds TSB
& many more, incluing celebrity events for book launches, film premiers, private parties and, of course, countless weddings, product launches and university balls.

Tim can perform Rat Pack hits with quality backing tracks as a solo performance or with a Jazz Trio, Quartet or Quintet of experienced musicians who have performed with many of the Rat Pack stars. If you want the ultimate 'Wow Factor', Tim can also perform with a Mini Big Band and Full orchestra. Please speak to your agent for more details.

Reviews of CDs:
A fantastic British jazz singer! 
Robert Elms - BBC London

Unlike so many of his Stateside contemporaries, Tim Russell refuses to stick to unwritten rules, avoiding paint-by-numbers renditions of songs that have been covered a million times, often in the same fashion. Russell's version of That's Amore virtually ignores the Las Vegas schmaltz of the Dean Martin original that became the blueprint for countless young jazz vocalists, karaoke singers, and overweight wedding crooners. Tim gives it a modicum of swagger and an abundance of calm self- confidence; it's as if James Bond were handed a microphone and was ordered to seduce a girl at a party, his deep British accent heightening the track's ripe sensuality.”
R Sutton - All about Jazz (USA)

Excellent album ! 
Helen Mayhew - Jazz FM

Various reviews have praised Tom's performance:
'Tim's smooth voice gave the whole evening a touch of glamour. As soon as he started singing we were all itching to start dancing' - Celia Walden Editor of Spy Daily Telegraph

'Tim Russell's Rendition of Rat Pack era tunes was just perfect for a ball attended by the Rat Pack of Fleet Street. His performance was much appreciated on a night which raised a lot of money for the Newspaper Press Fund' - Charles Garside Managing Editor Daily Mail

'Tim Russell has a voice of great character with subtlety to make swing sings really swing and enough edge to save ballads from blandness' - Dave Gelley Jazz Critic for the Observer

'You did a great job!' - Peter Gabriel

'Vocals are smooth but expressive in the same way as Jon Lucien's.  What more could you ask for?' - ab Music Week

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Tim Russell from Alive Network

  • FREE First Dance or 'Learn a Song' request for every wedding booking! Free
  • After midnight finish (solo performances), per hour Add £109

    Cost per hour for after midnight finishes, for solo performances.

  • Quartet Add £840

    Vocals, Stand Up Bass, Drums and Piano/Keyboard

  • Quintet Add £1170

    Vocals, Stand Up Bass, Drums, Piano/Keys and Saxophone

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Tim Russell from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45 minutes £0
  • 3 x 45 minutes £0