Vodka Martinis

In Brief: 

5-piece with male and female vocals. 2½ hours playing over 2 or 3 sets. Recorded music in breaks.

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About Vodka Martinis

Full Description: 

Comprising some of the finest musicians in the UK The Vodka Martinis whisk you back in time which spanned the world’s first transatlantic jet service right through to Mary Quant’s revolutionary mini-skirt. Starting with some Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald swing and moving seamlessly through Latin dance, kitsch lounge and rock 'n' roll, this band can go onto to finish the night with some of the funkiest tunes on the planet! Double fronted by a fantastic female singer and male lead vocalist/guitarist, and backed by drums, bass and piano the band can expand to a six or seven-piece by adding saxophone and trumpet. The band can also provide an excellent instrumental trio of vibes, double bass and guitar or any other small combination from solo piano upwards for the earlier part of a reception.

Individually band members have performed at many major film premieres, celebrity parties and charity events as well as weddings, corporate launches and festivals for clients including The Royal Family, The Jordanian Royal Family, The King Of Thailand, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Tina Turner, Van Morrison, Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Kylie Minogue, ABC, Vanessa Mae, Morcheeba, Jocelyn Brown, Bryan Adams, Claire Martin and The Tarantinos. Between them they have also appeared with Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball, Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Michael Crawford, Human League, Alison Moyet, West Life, Charlotte Church, Pet Shop Boys, Katherine Jenkins, Vince Hill, National Youth Orchestra and The Rat Pack at venues including Wembley Arena, The London Palladium, Ronnie Scotts and Brixton Academy.

The band normally plays for around two-and-a-half hours divided into two or three sets, and can provide background through their PA system during their breaks.

Songs List: 


Jazz and Swing
Agua De Beber (Astrd Gilberto)
At Last (Etta James)
All Of Me( Sarah Vaughan)
As Time Goes By (Ella)
Baby Just Cares (Nina Simone)
Blue Skies (Sarah Vaughan)
Blue Moon
Brazil (Frank Sinatra)
Body And Soul (Sarah Vaughan)
Can't Help Lovin That Man (Barbara Streisand)
Can't Take That Away From Me (Natalie Cole)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Close To You (The Carpenters)
Cry Me A River (Julie London)
Corcovado (Astrid Gilberto)
Don't Get Around Anymore (Harry Connick Junior)
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor)
Don't Mean A Thing (Ella)
Everytime We Say Goodbye (Billie Holiday)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
Georgia (Ray Charles)
Girl From Ipanema
How High The Moon (Sarah Vaughan)
Honeysuckle Rose (Sarah Vaughan)
I've Got The World On A String (Frank Sinatra)
I Got You Under My Skin (Frank Sinatra)
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Ella)
It Had To Be You (Ray Charles)
I've Got Rhythm (Ella)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Like Someone In Love (Ella)
Look Of Love (Dusty Springfield)
Mack The Knife (Frank Sinatra)
Misty (Ella)
Moody’s Mood For Love
Moon Dance (Van Morrison)
My Romance
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love (Billy Holiday)
New York New York (Frank Sinatra)
Night And Day (Ella)
Night In Tunisia (Chaka Khan)
Old Devil Called Love (Billy Holiday)
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay (Frank Sinatra)
Paper Moon (Nat King Cole)
Pick Yourself Up (Nat King Cole)
Spring Can Really Hang You Up (Rikkie Lee Jones)
Stormy Weather (Etta James)
Stormy Monday (Etta James)
Summertime
Teach Me Tonight (Sarah Vaughan)
There Is No Greater Love (Dinah Washington)
The More I See You
The Island
The Very Thought Of You
This Masquerade (George Benson)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
Wave
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Ella)
What A Difference A Day Makes (Dinah Washington)
You Send Me (Dinah Washington)
You Hit The Spot (Sarah Vaughan)

Latin
Oye Como Va (Buena Vista)
Sway
Mas Que Nada
Mambo Italiano

Reggae
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)

Ballads
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Angel (Aretha Franklin)
Been So Long (Anita Baker)
Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
First Time I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Get Here (Oleata Adams)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Lets Stay Together (Al Green)
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
Saving All My Love (Whitney Houston)
Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)

1960s
All Shook Up
Back In The USSR (Beatles)
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of you (Andy Williams)
Drive My Car (Beatles)
Dancing In The Streets (Martha & Vandellas)
Dock Of The Bay (Sam Cook)
Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Higher And Higher (Jackie Wilson)
I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)
It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King)
It’s Too Late (Carole King)
I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Jonny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
No Particular Place To Go (Chuck Berry)
Pretty Woman ( Roy Orbison)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Route 66 (The Stones)
Satisfaction (The Stones)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Twist And Shout (Beatles)
You Can't Hurry Love

1970s
Blame It On The Boogie (M Jackson)
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Brown Eyed Girl (van Morrison)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
Good Times (Chic)
He's The Greatest Dancer (Sister Sledge)
How Sweet It Is (James Taylor)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Knock On Wood (Ami Stewart)
Lady Marmalade (Labelle)
Ladies Night (Kool And The Gang)
Le Freak (Le Freak)
Lets Groove Tonight (Earth Wind And Fire)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Lost In Music (Sister Sledge)
Love Is In The Air (John Paul Young)
Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
Play That Funky Music (average white band)
Rockin All Over The World (Slade)
Sherry (Frankie Valli)
Stuck In The Middle (Steelers Wheel)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyard Skynyard)
Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Young Hearts (Candi Staton)

1980s
Alright Now (The Stones)
Copa Cabana (Barry Manilow)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Don't Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders)
Every Breath you Take (Police)
I Want To Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
Kiss (Prince)
Nine To Five (Dolly Parton)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Simply the Best (Tina Turner)
Stars (Simply Red)
Take me To The River
Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves)
Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)

1990s/2000s
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
American Boy (Estelle)
And The Beat Goes On (Whisperers)
Before You Accuse Me (Eric Clapton)
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don’t Get Me Wrong (Pretenders)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Faith (George Michael)
Feel Like Making Love (George Benson)
Footsteps On Dance Floor (Womack/Womack)
Forget You (Celo Green)
Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Spiller)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hard To Handle (Counting Crows)
I Keep Forgetting (Michael Macdonald)
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Justin Hawkins)
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie)
I Can't Help It (Michael Jackson)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Mercy (Duffy)
Mustang Sally
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
Only Girl In The World (Rihanna)
Rainy Night In Georgia (Randy Crawford)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Rock With You (Michael Jackson)
Set Them Free (Sting)
Sing It Back (Moloko)
Somebody Elses (Guy)
Streetlife (Randy Crawford)
Summer Of 69
Summertime
Super Duper (Joss Stone)
Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina And The Waves)
Warwick Avenue (Duffy)
 

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Price from: £1,875

Travel and cost: 

The Vodka Martinis are based in London. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

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