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The Jessica & The Rabbits band is the epitome of 1950s glamour with the attitude and flamboyance of the twenty-first century. This sassy, UK-based jazz band from Nottingham is made up of four very talented musicians featuring all that was great about 1950s music.
Jessica and her band can offer background music for guest arrival or during dinner as well as more up-tempo numbers to get everyone moving on the dance floor! This band is available as either a full band including vocals, double bass, drums and piano or as a duo vocals and piano.
Jessica aka Kate Cox is not only a great entertainer but has a wonderfully, authentic voice which lends itself to the genre perfectly and her unique, quirky 50s style will add glamour and class to any wedding or party. Her repertoire includes all of the greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Doris Day.
Accompanying Jessica are 3 talented and professional jazz musicians with wealth of experience between them. Individually they have worked with the likes of Vic Damone, The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra and The English National Ballet.
It’s A Good Day – Peggy Lee
My Baby Just Cares – Nina Simone
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll – Ella Fitzgerald
Too Darn Hot – Ella Fitzgerald
I Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
Get Happy – Judy Garland
I Wanna Be Loved By You – Marilyn Monroe
Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat King Cole
Summertime –Nina Simone
Taking A Chance On Love – Ella Fitzgerald
The Boy From Ipanema – Julie London
I’m Feeling Good – Nina Simone
How Do You Like Your Eggs – Dean Martin
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps – Doris Day
Sway – Julie London
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Ella Fitzgerald
You Must Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo – Alma Cogan
World On A String – Peggy Lee
Anything Goes – Ella Fitzgerald
Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend – Marilyn Monroe
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
These Boots – Nancy Sinatra
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me To The Moon - Doris Day
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Why Don’t You Do Right – Jessica Rabbits
Dream A Little Dream – Dorris Day
Funny Valentine – Ella Fitzgerald
At Last – Etta James
Desafinado – Julie London
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Ella Fitzgerald
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
Call Me Irresponsible – Dianah Washington
Embraceable You – Ella Fitzgerald
That Ole Devil Called Love – Billie Holiday
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Mack The Knife - Ella Fitzgerald
Paul - Piano
Paul has toured Europe and the UK extensively. With influences from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock, he is a constantly inventive arranger andcomposer making him a much sought after player, performer and collaborator.
Simon - Bass
Has performed on main stages at Glastonbury, Top Of The Pops, The Marquee, The Heavenly Social, Rock City, The Blue Note, Rescue Rooms, Dingwalls, Jazz Steps at Bonnington Theatre, Djanogly Recital Hall, Newark Jazz Festival, and many festivals and gigs throughout Europe. He was also picked out by Humphrey Littleton as part of the trio to win ‘Jazz Buskers of the Year’ in 1992.
Record releases on Warners, London Records, Arista, Breastfed, Dope on Plastic/Beats By Dope Demand, Tru Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Tummy Touch, Peace Feast, Kool Groove, Nuphonic, DiY, Glasgow Underground, Neon Heights, Deft, and with artists as diverse as Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, amillionsons & ‘Crazy P’. As if this wasn't enought he's also undertaken compositions for MTV, Central ITV, TCM, GEL, A-Bomb and The Cartoon Network.
Jon - Drums
Jon Richmond grew up in Vancouver, Canada. After completing his musical studies, he began a career as a freelance musician, which included several years working on-board cruise ships. He now resides with his family in Lincolnshire, and plays regularly with jazz, pop and orchestral groups nationally.
Kate - Vocals
Kate, aka Jessica, has a fantastic ability to both entertain and sing. Her fabulous personality and authentic 50s vocals and style lends itself perfectly to this band. Her influences are as varied as her ability, ranging from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Doris Day to Florence Welch and Beyoncé Knowles.
I just wanted to get in touch after my party on 16th September where Jessica and the Rabbits played. They were absolutely fantastic, they looked great, and their jazz/swing sound as a four piece was genuine and gorgeous. They really made the evening and have been a talking point since. They got lots of folk on the dance floor on the second set - I only wish we'd booked them for a third!
Stephanie Walker - Party - 16 Sep 2017
I just wanted to say thank you so much to the band they were absolutely perfect and made the evening so special we honestly can't thank them enough. We loved every minute, and their extra effort at the end of the night was so nice we really appreciate it!
Rupert & Hannah - Wedding - 4 Aug 2017
...We were absolutely delighted with the Jessica Rabbit duo.
These are two very professional people who performed to an exceptional standard. Kate has a fabulous voice and looked absolutely gorgeous. I would have no hesitation in recommending this band. They did us proud and I can't thank them enough for the huge contribution they made to our special evening. We really enjoyed the music, and there has been lavish praise from all our guests as, also, there is lavish praise from us.
I would be very grateful if you'd pass our comments onto the band with a big warm, heartfelt praise and thank you. I hope they have many, many more bookings so that people can enjoy the experience. Unmissable!!
Krystyna Dabrowski - Private Party - 2 Nov 2011
Wow! Thanks to you guys for making our wedding so special. All of our guests commented on how fab you all were and Jessica was tremendous. I will be using you again for sure. Thanks so much!
Kerry & Ray - Saracen's Head, Southwell - 1 Jun 2010
Name: Jessica & The Rabbits
Main Category: Jazz Bands
Other Categories: Bands, Jazz Musicians, Jazz Singers, Live Music, Musicians, Party Bands, Piano with Vocals, Singers, Wedding Bands, Wedding Music
4 Piece Band (default): Female Vocals, Piano, Double-Bass, Drums
3 Piece Band: Vocals, Bass & Piano
Duo: Female Vocals, Piano
Standard Set Times: 2 x 50 minute sets over a 3 hour period
Space Required (w x d):
4 Piece Band (default): 4.0m x 3.0m
3 Piece Band: 4.0m x 3.0m
Duo: 3.0m x 1.5m
Sound & Lighting:
PA suitable for: Up to 500 people
Stage Lighting: No
Dance Floor Lighting: No
Free use of PA via iPod: Yes
DJ included: No
Hospitality/Artist Rider: Food and drink to be provided for all band members before or during break of performance.
Parking required for 3 vehicles.
2 x 50 minute sets over a 3 hour period
Band arrival from 6pm to set by 7pm. 2 x 50 minutes sets and use of the PA to play music between 7pm and 12.00am.
Location: This Artist is based in Nottinghamshire View Other Jazz Bands in Nottinghamshire
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