Bobbie duBois & the Shoeshine Boy
Available as : Duo
Fee: Depending on set requirements and duration
Set length: Any duration up to 2.5 hours.
Style: Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Indie,
Sounds like: Amy Winehouse, Shania Twain, Julie London, Harry Connick Jr, Alison Moyet, Nat 'King' Cole, Peggy Lee, Jamie Callum, Oleta Adams, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone
Comments: Mainly perform a cover set however they can do an original set or a combination of the two.
Bobbie duBois and The Shoeshine Boy are a jazz/swing covers duo based in the UK. Featuring the vocal talents of Hazelle Woodhurst as Bobbie duBois, this act delivers a range of jazz and swing numbers from the 50s sounds of Peggy Lee, Julie London up to modern classics from Harry Connick Jr and Amy Winehouse. The band can provide either piano and vocal versions, or full versions using piano, voice and quality produced studio backing tracks. Additional Shoeshine Boys and Girls can be added to the live act if needed to suit your event. The band members have over 20 years live experience,and have worked with artists in the UK and US.
Hazelle Woodhurst is the vocal talent of Bobbie duBois. A talented singer and songwriter in her own right, Hazelle started her professional career as an actress and she has appeared in many UK TV and film productions including “Shakespeare in Love”and “The Bill”. She is also the vocal powerhouse behind UK rock act ANEMO, signed to US record label City Canyons Records, and has released 2 albums and 3 singles, achieving chart success in the UK Music Week charts. Hazelle’s professional singing career has seen her perform at many venues across the UK, Europe and the US, and has appeared on national and local radio and TV.
Kingsley Sage isa keyboard player and music producer and is The Shoeshine Boy. Kingsley has written and co-produced many albums and tracks over the last 15 years for a wide range of UK and international artists and is also the keyboard player in the UK rock band ANEMO, as well as a well respected session keyboard player. Kingsley has over 20 years experience of live and studio performance and is a grade 8 standard classically trained pianist. Kingsley runs a recording studio in Brighton and has produced many different types of projects from orchestral scores and original theatre soundtracks, to indie bands (such as Icelandic band Bellatrix), world and new age acts (such as Peter Ulrich from international act Dead Can Dance) and new and emerging artists from across the UK.
Bobbie duBois and The Shoeshine Boy
The list below shows just some of the tracks that are currently performed. Be sure to let us know if you would like any specific tracks to appear in a set for your event.
- Ill Wind (Blowin’ No Good)
- Cry Me a River
- It’s That Ole’ Devil Called Love
- Back To Black
- Get Here
- When I Fall In Love
- Still The One
- Son of a Preacher Man
- Basin Street Blues
- Black Coffee
- Blue Moon (Swing version)
- Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
- I Wanna Be Like You
- Mad About the Boy
- One for My Baby
- Spell On You
- Them There Eyes
- Whisper Your Name
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