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

“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.

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

“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

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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.


David Bowie Tribute Bands: Aladdinsane

David Bowie tribute band (Aladdinsane) present the ultimate tribute to this international superstar. The lead singer (Paul Henderson) shot to fame after his highly acclaimed performance on ITV’s ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. After his appearance on national television, Paul quickly became acknowledged as one of Europe’s most credible Bowie tribute artistes. Aladdinsane was born. The band continue to entertain audiences across the UK with their authentic, high energy tribute to one of the music industries most iconic figures.

In the words of theatre goers everywhere, “Paul’s vocals and theatrical movements reflect Bowie’s with disturbing accuracy”. Whether portraying the 70’s era Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke or Bowie’s 80’s and 90’s songs in this totally live show, many who have seen this amazing tribute simply say it is “Spot on”. The meticulous attention to detail make it stand out from other Bowie tribute bands in the marketplace.

The band cover a vast repertoire of Bowie’s back catalogue including all of his biggest hits.

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Britney Spears Tribute Acts: Michaela Weeks

Michaela has been voted the UK’s No.1 Britney Spears tribute act and lookalike. She gained international recognition after she was featured on Britney’s official website. She was selected from hundreds of Britney fans and lookalikes to appear on an American Fuse television special.

Michaela has appeared across the globe, from Los Angeles to Dubai. She’s done countless television appearances including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. Articles have been written about her in magazines and newspapers (i.e. OK! and the Daily Mirror).

Michaela has the looks, the voice, the costumes and the dance moves off to a tee. The dance routines are exact to those performed by Britney herself in her music videos and live tours. You will hear all of Britney’s biggest hits flawlessy performed.

The show is flexible, anything from one song up to a 45 minute set. Michaela will even mix ‘n’ mingle with guests after the show so that they can have their photo taken with Britain’s number one Britney Spears tribute act.

Michaela is available for all kinds of events including; private parties, weddings, birthdays, corporate, photographic, television, company promotions, meet and greet, theatres, festivals, etc.

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