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Olly Murs Tribute Acts: Jamie Benkert

Jamie Benkert is a professional and authentic Olly Murs tribute act, he looks like him and he sounds very much like him too. Jamie has been in Tenerife performing his hugely successful ‘Olly All Wrapped Up’ tribute show to thousands of people who visit the island every year. The show is now back in the UK. Jamie is also a very talented singer songwriter and performs his original songs with a live band or as an acoustic set in a typically Olly Murs fashion.

Olly Murs Tribute Acts: Jamie Benkert

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Rod Stewart Tribute Acts: Dave Springfield

Rod Stewart tribute act (Dave Springfield) began his career as the lead vocalist in a band called Fahrenheit. They toured the UK and Europe extensively playing venues ranging from the tiny Marquee Club in London to the huge 30,000 outdoor Independance Festival in Tallinn, Estonia.

After recording a session for Radio 1, they were invited to perform at the prestigious London Music Show at Wembley, this was followed by a support slot to Status Quo at Sheffield Arena and TV appearances in Turkey, Austria and Russia.

After turning solo in 1993, Dave began touring the northern club circuit and in March 2000 appeared on ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’.

For the past 7 years his Rod Stewart tribute show ‘A Night On The Town’ has been seen by audiences from Bristol to Bahrain. Dave performs with the same energy and passion as Rod himself, from the moment he takes to the stage. The gravel voice, textbook Rod Stewart moves, costume changes and the hair is real. No wigs here folks!

The show comes complete with a top of the range sound system and stage lighting.

‘A Night On The Town’ is a must see for Rod Stewart fans and music lovers of all ages.

Clients Incude:
Dragon Resort – Bahrain
Dubai Marine Resort
The Rock Hotel – Gibraltar
Cameron House – Loch Lomond
Holiday Inn
Yorkshire Television
Stat Oil – Norway
The Aviation Club – Dubai
Aloha Club – Marbella
Airtours
Los Naranjos Golf Club – Marbella

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Michael Buble Tribute Acts: Kai McKenzie

Michael Buble tribute act (Kai McKenzie) is one of the top 3 Buble tribute acts in the UK today. Kai actually met Michael Buble backstage at the O2 arena in London. Here’s what the man himself said about him “I have watched all your video’s with my mum, it’s so cool!”. You can’t get any higher praise than that now can you. Kai has been performing since he was 10 years old and by the time he was 15 he was already beginning to make a name for himself, not only as a top session vocalist but as an award winning producer. He achieved a platinum disk award from Walt Disney Records.

Kai has a powerful silky smooth singing voice with an impressive vocal range. Although he is able to sing in many different styles, swing is by far his favourite and most natural.

The usual performance consists of 2×45 minute sets with a short break in between.

Kai has his own top of the range sound system and uses studio quality backing tracks. He even uses the same microphone as Buble for complete authenticity.

Songs performed include:
Hollywood
Haven’t Met You Yet
It’s A Beautiful Day
Hold On
Cry Me A River
Crazy Love
Feeling Good
That’s Life
Home
Everything
Under My Skin
Lost
Come Fly With Me
Try A Little Tenderness
For Once In My Life

Reviews:
“I have watched all your video’s with my mum, it’s so cool!” – Michael Buble

“You were absolutely amazing” – Jo Joyner (Eastenders)

“There is not a more authentic Buble tribute act out there. Exceptional attention to detail. He even wears the same suit!” – Jon Hawkins

” You look and sound so much like him, it’s Scary! – Hilton Hotels

“One of the best singers to come out of the UK in the last 10 years” – Simon Climie (Climie Fisher)

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Ray Charles Tribute Bands: A Ray Of Charles

Russell Christian, original member of the multi-platinum, No.1 selling soul band ‘The Christians’ brings you the ultimate tribute act, paying homage to Rhythm & Blues pioneer and originator of the Soul music genre, the late, great Ray Charles.

Russell’s ability to capture the iconic sound and energy of Ray Charles is second only to the man himself, with his soul soaked voice and impressive musical dexterity on the piano and saxophone.

Joining Russell on vocals we have ‘The RayLaa’s’, the breathtaking female harmony section, singing spine tingling harmonies and adding that touch of glamour.

The band behind the big sound of ‘A Ray Of Charles’ is a powerhouse of veteran instrumentalists from the Liverpool music scene who have played extensively amongst the regions most exciting and ground-breaking bands.

The band’s musicians have an immense catalogue of experience, having performed internationally in America, Asia and Europe, as well as recording and performing alongside such legends as Paul McCartney, James Brown and Barry White amongst many others.

A Ray Of Charles perform an impressive repertoire from the prolific career of Ray, as well as a selection of other classic songs from the genres of soul, stax, motown, rhythm & blues, funk, cult cinema and imaginative remakes of modern classics.

The band are available as either a 7 piece or a 10 piece. The full line up features Russell Christian on lead vocals, keyboards and saxophone, joined by 3 female vocalists, a 3-piece horn section, drums, double bass and guitar. The 7 piece has the same line up with just 2 female vocalists and 1 horn player.

Repertoire:
Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack Georgia On My Mind I Believe Lonely Avenue Tell the World About You What Kind of Man Are You Lets Go Get Stoned Unchain My Heart I Don’t Need No Doctor Don’t Set Me Free I Got A Woman What I’d Say Shake Your Tail Feather Blue Moon of Kentucky Loves Gonna Live Here Should’ve Been Me Night Time is the Right Time How Do You Feel All I Ever Need Is You In The Heat Of The Night Busted Baby Don’t You Cry You Are My Sunshine Moving On.

Other Covers:
Hold On I’m Coming – Sam and Dave
Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
Jungle Boogie – Kool and The Gang
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Mustang Sally – The Commitments (Wilson Pickett)
Use Me Up – Bill Withers
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Think – Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Come Together – The Beatles
Proud Mary – Ike and Tina Turner
Take Me To The River – Al Green
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Soul Man – Sam and Dave
Just My Imagination – The Temptations
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Diana Ross
Everybody – The Blues Brothers
Sunshine Of Your Love – Spanky Wilson
Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfiled
Stuck In The Middle With You – Steelers Wheel

Reviews:
“A Ray of Charles are a brilliant band, they’re performance on the Liverpool Bandstand drew a great crowd and had all ages up and dancing! It was a true celebration of Ray Charles’ wonderful music by talented performers. We look forward to having them perform again” – Charlotte (Open Culture)

“A Ray Of Charles were like a ray of sunshine as their performance included covers Hit The Road Jack and I Got A Woman. Singer and keyboard player Russell Christian bared an uncanny resemblance to Ray Charles in a black suit and bow tie and red shirt with black glasses. His strong vocals instantly took us back to the 50s and 60s. The two backing singers, Jodie Mellor and Sophie Christian were glamorous in their matching pink dresses and their vocals were classic, powerful and pure. They are definitely a tribute band to go and see; just make sure you have your dancing shoes on” – Becky Tavenor (Threshold Festival)

“Liverpool based ‘A Ray Of Charles’ prove to be much more than a run of the mill tribute band. Russell Christian, famed for Liverpool band The Christians, fronts the performance and embodies all the qualities of the late musician, whilst adding his own unique flair to the instantly recognisable songs. Supported by the brilliant backing band and ‘The Raylaahs,’ a tribute to Ray Charles’ original backing singers, this is a band you do not want to miss” – Purple Revolver

Ray Charles Tribute Bands: A Ray Of Charles

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UB40 Tribute Bands: Kingston Town

Kingston Town are one of the UK’s most popular UB40 tribute bands comprising of three outstanding lead vocalists and a very talented saxophone player. Each band member has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Stevie Wonder, Deacon Blue, The Specials, Curtis Mayfield, The Wailers and Desmond Dekker.

Remembering the early years of UB40 and performing live with tracks from the album ‘Signing Off’, ‘Food For Thought’ and ‘One In Ten’. Through to all the later reggae favourites, ‘Red Red Wine’ and of course ‘Kingston Town’.

If you’re a UB40 fan then you will absolutely love Kingston Town, watch the video and see for yourself.

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