Sue Parish is an experienced and versatile jazz vocalist, working with some of the finest musicians in the northwest of England. She sings songs from the last century, particularly the 30s, 40s and 50s: bright and breezy swing, heartfelt ballads, sultry latin and all points in between.
Initially inspired by jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day and Blossom Dearie, Sue has developed her own distinctive and vivid approach to her craft. Her extensive repertoire includes many classics from the Great American Songbook, but also lesser known material, and pieces not normally performed in a jazz style. She is particularly fond of joyful songs that make you glad to be alive, but has been known to reduce strong men (and women!) to rubble with a poignantly delivered torch song.
Sue has sung at venues across the northwest, including engagements at Burnley Blues festival fringe, Lancaster Jazz Festival, Morecambe's Festival of Light and Water, Kendal Jazz Club, North Wales Jazz Society, Keswick Jazz Festival, restaurant residencies, and countless private functions, restaurant and club engagements.
She is as comfortable dealing with a concert audience as an intimate restaurant gig, and will provide a high calibre musical ensemble appropriate to the occasion. Options range from an intimate duo to a five piece band, and from discreet background music to out-loud, up-front swing. Sue also offers a solo piano/vocal act (including classic and contemporary pop material) for smaller venues and private parties.
Sue and her musicians are available to hire for celebrations or corporate functions, with a variety of live music packages to make your special occasion even more memorable. If you want a particular song for sentimental reasons, or even a tailor-made lyric to underline the uniqueness of your event, Sue can make it happen.
She also has compèring and PR skills, backed up by a friendly and flexible approach to assist you in making your event a polished, professional and entertaining affair.
To find out more, or to discuss your requirements without obligation, telephone her on 01524 843413.