The London Gospel Collective are an outstanding group of singers who love everything gospel and soul. As individuals and as a group they are highly in demand, working on adverts, TV, studio sessions, backing musical legends in different genres. Finalists in BBC Gospel Choir Of The Year 2015, they pride themselves in creative arrangements that that bring an up-to- date feel to amazing music from the last 5 decades, with a repertoire that spans classic and contemporary gospel tunes, to their own versions of pop songs and old hymns.
The members of the group have individually worked with incredible artists such as Stevie Wonder, Foals, Gorillaz, Candi Staton, Gareth Malone, Jocelyn Brown, Sting, Pharrell Williams and Keane among many others. Together they have performed for BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, Songs Of Praise, BBC London and more. They’ve also written and featured on adverts for Dr. Oetker, TK Maxx and Pilgrim’s Choice, For film trailers for Amazon Studios and The History Channel, sung at celebrity weddings, worked for countless corporate companies like Sainsbury’s and Amazon plus wonderful charities such as Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer UK.
Above all this, they love seeing their music touch people they love seeing their music touch people at the events throughout normal life and being part of those special moments.
Blue Star Showband are a one of a kind, world class party band that incorporates 3 live music options:
– A Female fronted high energy party band, their smallest band line up
– A super cool DJ with interactive live musicians. Perfect for a little something different.
– A slick 6-15 piece Showband with multiple lead singers and featuring some of the finest musicians in the UK. Oozing style and class, perfect for big celebrations with a touch of Luxe.
They have performed at thousands of weddings over the past 15 years and have fine tuned their live music packages to give you the ultimate in world class live entertainment, designed around your entire day.
Frances is an acclaimed singer & pianist with a unique voice and engaging stage presence that brings a world class touch to any event. With over 10 years experience performing in concert as well as for high-end corporate events and bespoke weddings, Frances will take you on a journey through classic swing, Latin pop and soulful blues showcasing her versatility and incredible voice. Her repertoire includes songs from artists such as Norah Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Al Green and more. Frances performs both as a solo act of voice & piano as well as with her band, which includes some of London’s finest jazz musicians on guitar, double bass, drums, tenor saxophone and trumpet.
Unnati’s first public performance was at the tender age of 4 years old in front of an audience of 3,000 people. Unnati grew up performing and training with her father, Indian Classical vocalist Nitai Dasgupta.
Unnati released her first album with sister Preeti in India. The album titled, “Vishwa – The Universe of Music” had a successful 6 City India tour of Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore & Coorg.
In 2005, Unnati was one of six semi-finalists of the Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes Jazz World heat and her track “Baarish Mein – In the Rain” released on “The Glastonbury Unsigned Artistes of 2005” compilation album.
Unnati has since performed at prestigious venues globally including; The Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, Cadogan Hall, Mexico’s Cervantino Festival, Boubou’s Music Festival in the Caribbean, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai and Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Some highlights for Unnati have been the Attenborough family inviting Unnati to perform at Westminster Abbey for Sir Richard Attenborough’s Memorial Service. Unnati sang “Raghupati Raaghav” one of Gandhi’s favourite bhajans (spiritual song) from the Film “Gandhi” directed by Sir Richard Attenborough. Ben Kingsley recited a poem at the altar and Unnati sang from the organ loft overlooking the crowd of 2000 celebrity guests singing the bhajan with her Tanpura acoustically.
Ahead of her solo album release, DJ Ravin choose “Teri Yaad Aati Hain” (from Unnati’s forthcoming album, Indigo Soul) to be featured on CD 1 of Buddha Bar’s 10 CD Compilation album “The Ultimate Experience”.
In Christmas 2017, Unnati’s voice featured in a sound installation at the V&A Museum until the new-year in London at the pillars leading into the South Asian Gallery.
Unnati’s music has an international crossover sound featuring elements of Indian Classical, Spiritual (sufianna & bhajan), Pop & Jazz reflecting Unnati’s versatile music background being raised in London.
British opera star Emily and award-winning pianist Marina infuse operatic pop, jazz standards, movie soundtracks, musical theatre with classical precision.
Emily graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with an Honours Degree. Her operatic roles include Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, Olga in Eugene Onegin as well as performances of Carmen, Clemenza di Tito and Die Fledermaus. Emily has performed at Wembley Stadium, opening FA Cup finals, the Royal Albert Hall, The Welsh National Eisteddfod and St Paul’s Cathedral. She has worked with pop singer-songwriter Conor Maynard, acclaimed Tenor Russell Watson on his ‘One Man Only’ Tour and toured with Bravo Amici.
Marina started playing piano aged four and was titled ‘Most Promising Young Pianist’ in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Marina won the First Federal Prize of Germany and the Steinway Piano Competition in Munich. Since completing her Masters Degree in Piano Performance in Germany, Marina moved to London to work on her album together with UK’s leading classical-crossover producer John Haywood combining classical greats by Bach, Rachmaninoff and Elgar with sumptuous symphonic versions of modern classics like U2, Madonna and Coldplay. Most recently Marina coached Dame Maggie Smith for her film role as a pianist in ‘The Lady in the Van’.
Marina and Emily are available for all kinds of events and concerts or recitals.