- Band: ROO POP SWING
- Genre: Party Band, Jazz & Swing
- Band size: trio to 5 pc
The sensational Roo is a London based Jazz and Soul vocalist and artist, whose live work includes that alongside artists such as Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars and Michelle Williams among others.
Roo and her band run a host of successful live nights across London and the UK, including a resident slot at the world famous ‘Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club’, where they can be found
performing a selection of Jazz, Soul and Funk classics, plus original music, to an
exceptionally high standard, alongside guests which have in the past included Robert
Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Dave Stewart and Guy Chambers.
Her band (which can go as anything from an acoustic duo, to a jazz quartet, to a full band
complete with horn section) are made up of some of the finest musicians in the country,
whose previous client list includes ; The Noisettes, Pixie Lott, Jessie J, Plan B, Westlife,
Craig David, Taio Cruz and many more. They have also played as ‘house band’ at showcase
nights and awards ceremonies for Maverick Sabre and Ed Sheeran to name but a few.
As a lead vocalist for the Urban Soul Orchestra for 3 years now, Roo has performed at
events such as The Wimbledon and Queens Ball, and at prestigious venues such as The
Troxy, The Mayfair, Claridges and The Savoy.
Roo’s distinctive vocals have her in high demand of studio work as well as live work. She
has also provided vocals for huge TV, Film and advertising campaigns including: Ford,
Mecca Bingo, Roberto Cavalli, Playboy, Weight Watchers, BBC 1’s ‘Luther’, Hollyoaks, and
Hollywood movie ‘A Little bit of heaven’, starring Kate Hudson.
With a huge repertoire of music dating from the 1920’s to today, there is a fine selection of
music to suit many occasions, all delivered as a slick and classy performance, with unique
arrangements of classic songs for a truly memorable show.
FromJazz standards and swing classics by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie
Holiday, to modern Jazz artists such as Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot and Norah Jones,
Roo has a huge repertoire of music dating from the 1920’s to today, to suit many occasions
from dinner or background music, to party sets far dancing! All delivered as a slick and
classy performance, with unique arrangements of classic songs, Roo and band put on a truly
My Funny valentine
There is no greater love
My Baby Just cares for me
Cry me a river
I’m beginning to see the light
That Ole Devil called love
Someone to watch over me
Fly me to the Moon
God bless the child
What a wonderful world
Love is a losing game
I put a spell on you
I’d rather go blind
Every time we say goodbye
If you fancy something a little more modern in the mix…..
Adele – Someone like you
Amy Winehouse – Back to black
Corinne Bailey Rae – Like a star
Norah Jones – Don’t know why
Melody Gardot – Baby I’m a fool
Duffy -Warwick Avenue
Adele – Make you feel my love
Amy Winehouse – Mr Magic
and many more original arrangements of modern classics
Roo and band offer a wide range of classic Jazz, Swing and Soul, as well as modern popular music
performed in a classy, stripped back approach. A full repertoire is available upon request, and special
song choices such as first dances etc, are welcomed in advance.
Different band line ups are available, but most popular are the variations of quartets, featuring vocals
plus any combination of Keys, Percussion, Bass, Saxaphone, Trumpet and Guitar.
Previous Clients and Artists Roo and her band have distinctively worked for include:
Mariah Carey The Dorchester Sam Sparro
Eva Longorio Charity Gala 2011 BBC Radio 1xtra The Pigalle Club
Dionne Broomfield SBTV Channel 4 Launch This Morning
Leona Lewis Wedding Idea’s award show The 100 Club
James Blunt The Park Plaza (resident band) The Savoy
Plan B Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club The Landmark
Bruno Mars Omar Claridges
Marcus Collins Julian Peretta Pixie Lott
The Wombats ITV Radio 1xtra
The Noisettes Radio 1 Live Lounge BBC 1’s ‘The Voice’
Ed Sheeran Channel 4 Kensington Roof Gardens
Roo and her band have worked as session musicians in the music industry for the last 5 years. They have
collectively recorded, performed and/ or toured extensively with the following artists:
Mariah Carey Emeli Sande
Alloe Blacc Cody Chesnut
Plan B James Arthur
Kimberly Walsh Lee Ryan
Maverick Sabre The Noisettes
Sam Sparrow Dappy
Becky Hill Joe McElderry
Chloe Howl Foxes
Leon Else Taz (Stereonation – major Indian Artist)
Bruno Mars Michelle Williams
Estelle Ed Sheeran
Tulisa The Wombats
Leah McFall Pixie Lott
Jason Durelo Ella Henderson
Alexa Goddard Russell Watson
James Blunt Lemar
Naughty Boy JLS !
Live Work Includes:
Radio 1 big weekend Royal Albert Hall
Ronnie Scotts Radio 1 Live Lounge
OK:TV This Morning
Wimbledon Ball Queens Ball
Earls Court Shepherds Bush Empire
Camden Roundhouse Reading and Leeds Festival
Isle of Wight festival Wireless
The Voice The X Factor
XFM CBBC Friday download
T4 Music MTV !
Studio Work and features:
As a sought after feature artist in the studio, Roo has worked with and featured on the following campaigns, and with the
Tower of Power Tony Christie Night Safari
Wiley Jax Jones Zalon Thompson
‘I give it a year’ (Hollywood Movie) ‘The Guilt Trip’ (Hollywood Movie)
‘A little piece of heaven’ (Hollywood Movie) Life of Betty Page documentary
Madmen Luther Hollyoaks
Inspector George Gently Lovechild Made in Chelsea
The Big C The Bachelor Come dine with me
very.co.uk Sainsburys Co-Op
NBA Sports Playboy Moto-Guzzi Bikes
Sky Thomas Cook Nestle
Dreyfuss and Co Discovery Channel Paris-Roubaix coverage 2014
Roberto Cavalli Mecca Bingo Weight Watchers !
Roo is also currently working as a head talent scout for BBC 1’s ‘The Voice’ for her 4th year
Why hire ROO POP SWING Band?
With may years of performance experience at Weddings, wedding receptions, festivals, launch events, funerals, ceremonies, anniversaries, parties, and many other special occasions. ROO POP SWING are an ideal act if you are looking for an affordable live band. Like all of our artists they are professional, have all the relevant insurances and are always happy to chat to you about song requests and even DJ options after the performance. Many acts can provide background music throughout a dinner or lunch as well as provide the evening up beat entertainment too.
Where can we book ROO POP SWING?
ROO POP SWING can be booked throughout the UK in most towns and counties within reason. Please contact us via the booking form below for further information.
If you have been put in charge of looking after the music and entertainment for your next event, here is a definitive guide from entertainment industry guru, Daniel Morris of the Morris Agency.
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