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Bellissima

In Brief: 

5-piece to 7 piece, female lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.

About Bellissima

Stylish young party band Bellissima are cutting a swathe through London’s club and party scene revitalising the ‘dance shy’ and pumping energy into every function where they appear. Fronted by top session singer, professional dancer and songwriter Belle Erskine and backed by a four-piece band comprising drums, bass/vocals, keyboards/vocals and guitar/vocals they’re guaranteed to get your guests up and dancing with a mixture of classic hits from the jazz, soul, pop rock, funk, disco and rock ‘n’ roll genres.

Although young, Bellissima have an admirable track record supporting stars like Amy Winehouse and Jamiroquai at the Clapham festival and providing the live music entertainment for Elton John’s AIDS Foundation Ball in 2005 at The Kensington Roof Gardens. They have performed at venues including The Dorchester, The Grosvenor House, The Savoy, Claridges, The Hilton Park Lane, The Mandarin Oriental and The Lanesborough and their blue chip corporate clients have included the Disney Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Rothschilds, KPMG, J P Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Bellissima were also the resident band on E4’s School of Performing Arts series.

Singer Belle’s CV is packed with vocal credits on projects featuring a glittering array of stars including remixes of Shakira, Will Young, Arctic Monkeys, Kelly Clarkson, Dido, Talk Talk, Coldplay, The Killers and Joss Stone. Between them members of the band have appeared at prestigious venues including the Wembley and O2 arenas and have performed in the Middle East, USA, South Africa, Bali, Mexico and throughout Europe and the UK.

The band provide a high quality PA and lighting system, and can provide background music at no extra charge on iPod/CD player before their performance, during their breaks and after the performance has finished. Bellissima generally play two one-hour or three 40 minute sets, but times can be altered to suit the function.

Price from: £2,600

Travel and cost: 

Bellissima are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc

What People Say:

"They were just brilliant! Got everyone dancing, created a great atmosphere and had a brilliant set list. Couldn't have asked for more! Thanks x"
Emma Norman - wedding reception - Cambridgeshire

"Bellissima were absolutely fantastic, I really can't express in words how amazed we were by the band. The dancefloor was full from the second the first dance ended until the wedding finished all thanks to Bellissima! People of every age gave it their all (we have photographic evidence) and we have had so many compliments that the band were the best that anyone had ever seen at a wedding, and some of our guests have been to a lot of weddings! It was great to talk through what we wanted and agree arrangements with Richard in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself the whole band were professional, unbelieveably flexible (so sorry for the late start guys!) and above all absoluetly fantastic! They pitched their songs just right and I will never forget the entire party doing a dance off to Footloose - a one in a million day topped off by a one in a million band! Thank you so much!"
Emma and Dan Parmar - wedding reception

"Thank you so very much for a fantastic day, evening, night, you really did put the icing on the cake! We have had so many people comment on how brilliant the band were; not to mention the music during the reception and the meal – thanks also for the input during Steve’s speech – it was all just perfect. We continued to have fun until about 4.30, ending with a silent disco (just for the neighbours!!) until we marched Becky & James off the dance floor to a tipi erected (in secret) in the back garden of their new home. All in all it was a perfect day and I know you guys had a huge part to play in it, so a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from us all."
Sue, Steve, Becky & James - wedding reception

"Bellissima were fantastic, they played all th right things to keep the dance floor full and did a brilliant job of singing our first dance song. Thank you."
Victoria Knowles - wedding reception - Essex

"Bellissima performed at my daughter's wedding on … in London. Would you please forward them all our thanks. They were terrific and EVERYONE said how fantastic they were - no one wanted them to stop, apart from my sore feet!"
Nicki Makris - daughter’s wedding reception - London

"Fabulous, friendly, affable and professional band. Polite and bloody good at what they do."
Jason Ollivier - wedding reception - Buckinghamshire

"We have just got back from honeymoon and we wanted to thank you and the band for what was an absolutely awesome performance a couple of weeks ago at our wedding. Loads of guests have commented specifically on how great the band was and I think the dancefloor proved that! Thanks also for your flexibility beforehand and professionalism on the day – you added a huge amount to what was an awesome party."
Simon and Sarah Tunstill - wedding reception - Hertfordshire 

"Fantastic, thank you"
Kate Abbot - wedding receiption - Norfolk

"Richard and Belle, thank you, thank you, thank you… the band were AMAZING. The party totally rocked! Ant and Dec thought you were fantastic!! Nikki Clarke danced ALL night and Lucy Benjamin and Steve McFadden couldn’t stop raving about you…..it’s official…you ARE the celebs favourite band!!!!!"
Amanda and Neale Haynes - wedding reception - London

"Thank you for playing at Roman Abramovich’s birthday party. We knew we needed something really special for the entertainment and you guys really came through for us. The guests were extremely impressed."
Urban Caprice - birthday party

"Please thank the guys in the band, they were all absolutely brilliant, what a talented bunch. A lot of our friends are in the music industry and they all commented on how blown away they were…..please come back and play for us next year!!"
Emily and Richard Bailey - wedding reception - Surrey
 

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Songs List: 

90’s and 2000’s

Alright (Supergrass)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse) 
Mercy (duffy)
Don’t look back in anger (Oasis)
This love (Maroon 5)
Filthy gorgeous (Scissor sisters)
Super duper love (Joss Stone)
Fell in love with a boy (Joss Stone)
Don’t know why (Nora jones)
Sing it back (Moloko)
Girl put your records on (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Black and gold (Sam Sparrow)
American boy (Estelle)
Sex on fire (Kings of Leon)
I kissed a girl (Katy Perry)
California Gurls (Katy Perry)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
De ja vu (Beyonce)
Poker Face (Lady Gaga)
Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna)
Rude Boy (Rihanna)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
You’ve Got the Love (Florence And The Machine)
Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Domino (Jessie Jay)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepson)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Happy (Pharrell)
All About The Bass (Meghan Trainor)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Treasure (Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Shearan)
Sing (Ed Shearan)
Money On My Mind (Sam Smith)
I’m Not The Only One (Sam smith)
Sax (fleur East)
I Cant Feel My Face (The Weekend)


80’s

Don’t stop me now (Queen)
Holiday (Madonna)
Beat it (Michael Jackson) (Em)
Heart of glass (Blondie)
Call me (Blondie)
Lets dance (David Bowie)
Girls on film (Duran Duran)
Kiss (Prince)
Little Red Corvette (Prince)
Sweet Dreams (The Eurythmics)
Sledge hammer (Peter Gabriel)
The power of love (Huey Lewis)
Message in a bottle (The Police)
So lonely (The Police)
Walking on the moon (the police)
Roxanne (The police)
Good times (The Suger Hill Gang)
Upside down (Diana Ross)
Back to my roots (Odyssey)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter)
Tainted love (soft cell)
Relax (Frankie goes to Hollywood)
Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Junior)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Footloose
Highway to hell (ACDC)
Back In Black (ACDC)
Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (The Police)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey/ Glee)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)

70’s

Lady marmalade  (La Belle)
Somebody elses guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Long train running (The Doobie Brothers)
Just the two of us (Bill Withers)
Lovely day (Bill Withers)
Play that funky music (Wild Cherry)
We are family
Big yellow taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Sex machine (James Brown)
The joker (Steve Miller)
I wish (Stevie Wonder)
Le freak (Chic)
Another one bites the dust (Queen)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Blame it on the boogie (The Jackson 5)
I’m coming out (Dianna Ross)
Don’t leave me this way (Thelma Houston/The Communards)(Cm)
Working day and night (Michael Jackson)
Street life ( The crusaders)
Rock with you (Michael Jackson)
Last night a DJ saved my life (Indeep)
Carwash (Rose Royce)
Master blaster (Stevie Wonder)
Trippin’ out (Curtis Mayfield)
Whats going on (Marvyn Gaye)
All Right Now (Free)
Let’s Go Round Again (Average White Band)
The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)

50s and 60s
 
These boots are made for walking (Nancy Sinatra)
Honky tonk woman (Rolling Stones)
Blue suede shoes (Elvis)
Great balls of fire (Jerry Lewis)
Jonny b goode (Chuck Berry) 
I feel good  (James Brown)
Dock of the bay (Otis Reading)
Stand by me (Ben E King)
Heard it thru the grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Mustang sally (Wilson Pickett)
Saw her standing there  (The Beatles) (A)
Brown eyed girl (Van Morrison) (C)
Moondance (Van Morrison) (C)
Sweet Home Chicago (The Blues Brothers)
Signed Sealed Delivered  (Stevie Wonder)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Route 66 (Chuck Berry)
Higher And Higher (Higher And Higher)


Latin
Oyo Como Va (Santana)
Livin’ La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Smooth (Santana)


(Background Duo)

Moondance
Don't know why
Paper moon 
Don't get around much anymore
At last
The look of love
This can't be love
Make you feel my love
When I fall in love
Come fly with me
Let's stay together
Just the two of us
Let's fall in love
Is this love
Killing me softly
Lullaby of birdland
Bye bye blackbird
Misty
Summertime
Last request
Feel like making love
Lady is a tramp
Night and day
Ipenema
Fly me to the moon
Is this love
Crazy
Yesterday
Autumn leaves
Stormy weather
If I ain't got you
Our day will come
Wonderful world