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"With a voice as distinctive as Jamie Cullum's, but entirely his own." Dave Gelly - The Observer

"The epitome of cool" Dave Gelly

The Guardian

"The Spirit of Sinatra" Clive Davis

The Times

David has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar.

David's straight ahead singing style has been compared in national press to classic Jazz icons such as Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé and Chet Baker but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, he is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun.

His unique approach to the voice and also his innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing integrated into live performances with his trio makes him stand head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries.

From the grandeur of venues such as Dublin's National Concert hall and The Royal Opera House, to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London David loves playfully connecting with audiences and delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises and delights the listener.

David trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has performed in everything from Shakespeare plays to Actor / Musician musical comedies.

"One of the best in the business" Brian Blain

Musician Magazine

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I’m a professional jazz singer with 20 years of experience performing in great Jazz clubs, concert venues and hotels worldwide and I specialise in exclusive weddings and events nationwide. I am a regular act at the famous Ronnie’s Scott’s Jazz club in London and enjoy delivering the kind of high quality performance expected at the top Jazz clubs all over the world at your event.

Events are my speciality! I love performing at weddings and private functions. Often weddings are unique events that are a true expression of a couples love and I passionately engage in delivering their dream for the most important day of their lives, making it an unforgettable event for everyone. This also goes for all special celebrations, such as birthday parties, engagements, wedding anniversaries, and over the years I have grown to love performing for engaged and fun loving families and revellers all over the UK.

To give you more perspective on why I do here are some reviews from the UK press, and some testimonials from recent weddings and events I have performed at in the past.

"The epitome of cool" Dave Gelly

The Guardian

David has vocally wowed audiences worldwide from New York to London and from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

His unique approach to the voice and contemporary interpretations of classic Jazz songs makes David one of the most enjoyable and fascinating singers to listen to on the Jazz scene today.

David's straight ahead singing style has been compared in the Jazz press to Jazz icons such as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra and Mel Tormé, but his approach, while having one foot firmly in the traditions of the classic Jazz singer, he is constantly finding ways of exploring the classic songs and making them fresh, innovative and fun. His unique approach to the voice and innovative use of loops, vocal harmony and beat boxing integrated into live performances with his trio makes him stand head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries.

For special events such as weddings and exclusive parties, David can perform as a solo act accompanied with the finest Big Band arrangements by world class composers such as Nelson Riddle, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Harry Connick Jr. as sung by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martyn etc.. The Solo act also comprises the song style of contemporary favourites such as Michael Buble, and Jamie Cullum, however please note, David is NOT a tribute act.

He is the real McCoy.

“With Sinatra's phrasing and a delivery all his own” Jim Santella - All About Jazz

"One of the best in the business" Brian Blain Musician Magazine

From the grandeur of venues such as Dublin's National Concert hall and Vast Al Silla Ballroom of Doha's prestigious Grand Hyatt Hotel to the intimacy of the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz club in London David loves playfully connecting with audiences and delighting them with a spontaneous and innovative approach to Classic Jazz standards that always surprises and delights the listener.

"A cross between Mel Torme and Chet Baker" Musician Magazine

His debut album, Just In Time, was awarded “CD of the week” by the Observer music critic Dave Gelly. He Also described David’s follow up album Builders Brew - featuring the Jim Mullen Organ Trio as, “One of the most swinging and delightful combinations imaginable”

Clive Davis described him in The Times, described his live performance at London’s premier Soho jazz club Pizza Express as, “The spirit of Sinatra”

With line-ups from jazz duo to big band, David brings to life the classic songs from the Great American Songbook and beyond. If you are looking for the classic Jazz Singer for your jazz club, wedding or event then look no further. David has everything you're looking for to create a perfect swinging ambiance.

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Wedding vocalist
  • Frank sinatra
  • Big band
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Rat pack
  • Solo singer
  • Classic jazz
  • Swing band
  • Contemporary jazz
  • Swing
  • Jazz/swing
  • Jazz
  • Dean martin
  • Jazz/ pop covers
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I play these instruments:

  • Drums
  • Loop pedal
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Keys
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Engagement Party
  • Bar / Bat Mitzvah
  • Festival
  • Wedding
  • Birthday Party
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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 708
    Jazz singer
    Solo

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    A professional jazz singer for twenty years, David immaculately performs many of the favourite Classic jazz standards, in the style of the great Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, or Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick, Tony Bennett.

    30 of your favourite classic Jazz songs beautifully executed by top class jazz musicians who are absolutely professional and completely passionate about what they do. I can also supply music during the breaks and a DJ service to keep the party going!

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  • Price from £ 472
    Jazz Duo (Vocals & Piano or Guitar)
    Duo

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    David immaculately performs many of the favourite Classic jazz standards, in the style of the great Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, or Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick, Tony Bennett.

    30 of your favourite classic Jazz songs beautifully executed by top class jazz musicians who are absolutely professional and completely passionate about what they do. I can also supply music during the breaks and a DJ service to keep the party going!

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  • Price from £ 1,180
    Quartet
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • DJ Service
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    David immaculately performs many of the favourite Classic jazz standards, in the style of the great Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, or Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick, Tony Bennett.

    30 of your favourite classic Jazz songs beautifully executed by top class jazz musicians who are absolutely professional and completely passionate about what they do. I can also supply music during the breaks and a DJ service to keep the party going!

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  • Price from £ 2,596
    Quintet
    Band

    Includes:
    • Travel
    • PA
    • DJ Service
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    David immaculately performs many of the favourite Classic jazz standards, in the style of the great Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, or Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick, Tony Bennett.

    30 of your favourite classic Jazz songs beautifully executed by top class jazz musicians who are absolutely professional and completely passionate about what they do. I can also supply music during the breaks and a DJ service to keep the party going!

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Performance area needed is 3m by 2m for solo act, 5m by 3m for Quartet.

The equipment I bring is:

1000 watt Pa System

8 input Beringer mixer.

Neuman KSM Vocal Microphone

Sure Deluxe "Elvis" mic

Straight mic stand

Apple computer with the finest quality, hand crafted backing tracks.

DJ / Background music supplied.

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LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

1 Set List

Example Wedding Set
01
Nat King Cole
Let There Be Love
02
Michael Buble
All Of Me
03
Ray Charles
Let The Good Times Roll
04
L.O.V.E.
Nat King Cole
05
These Are The Days
Jamie Cullum
06
Frank Sinatra
Get Me To the Church On Time
07
Dean Martin
Sway
08
Harry Connick Jr.
Recipe For Love
09
Paul Anka (Rock Swings)
Wonderwall
10
Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life
11
Nat King Cole
Lets Face The Music and Dance
12
Frank Sinatra
I've Got you Under My Skin
13
Michael Buble
Wonderful Tonight
14
Bill Withers
Lovely Day
15
Frank Sinatra
New York New York

10 Tracks

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Booked David Tughan for a Wedding
5.0  

I wanted to thank David first this morning. what a singer! David has absolutely brilliant, he totally made the evening, his voice is fantastic but he also had the skill to read the room, our guests and tailor his performance so everyone loved it. I will never forget everyone dancing at the end to New York New York to David’s voice and our first dance was so special to Nat King Cole [url hidden]. If I could do it all again you and David would be the first people to book. I will highly recommend David to everyone! Thank you again to both.

Best wishes

Verity & Waynne (now Mr Mrs Linaker!)

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Booked David Tughan for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

We just wanted to say how fantastic you were performing at our wedding and how much we appreciated your professionalism and relaxed style. The day went like clockwork, was unforgettable and everything we had hoped for. You were brilliant!! The feedback we got from our guests was amazing. Everybody was blown away with your performance. You were a major highlight of the day! Some guests didn't realise you sang our exit song as they couldn't see you! They thought it was a CD! That's how good you were! We were delighted to be able to get to see and hear you after the official photos and the timing of being able to have our impromptu dance to L.O.V.E was perfect! You made the day extra special for us and our guests. Thank you so much. Would love to come and see you perform again when you are gigging. Once again, thank you.

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Booked David Tughan for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

"To have you perform at our wedding was a very big treat. You gave a wonderful day that extra special swing. Thank you from us both." K&M

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Summary

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5.0
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