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Shadowlanz

A High Tech duo with a passion for soul/pop and jazz using professional backing tracks featuring live vocals/keys/percussion/drums -Functions at top UK and London venues

About

Shadowlanz have over 400 songs in their repertoire consisting of Easy Listening, Disco, Reggae, Country, RnB, Motown, Soul, Pop, Latin and Jazz as well as acoustic sets.

They have an excellent PA system and reliable transport. In addition to supporting Sir Cliff Richard and Gloria Gaynor Nanette and Russ have worked together and independently for many celebrities such as Dana, Paul Henley, Cannon and Ball, Leo Sayer, Sacha Distel and Petula Clarke.

The duo have appeared on many TV programmes like Top of the Pops in the UK and other music shows in Holland, Ireland, Germany, Brazil and South Africa not to mention BBC radio 1 and 2 sessions and BBC Big Band Live radio sessions.

Shadowlanz have played at several London Park Lane hotels including the Hilton, Dorchester, Grosvenor and Sheraton. Other central London hotels include the Kensington Royal Garden hotel. Other achievements include a residency in Covent Garden and Bailey's plus gigs at the Cafe Royal, Palladium, Blackpool North Pier, St David's Hall , the NEC, Edinburgh and Isle of Wight Festival as well as private functions for Sport's celebrities and judges.

Other national hotels include English lakes namely The Midland and various Britannia hotels as well as Lake Windermere River Cruises, Butlins Minehead, Skegness, Bognor Regis and Pontins Prestatyn and Great Yarmouth Holiday Parks. As musicians Russ and Nanette have worked for The Ministry of Defense and at La Manga in Spain

For the last 6 years Shadowlanz have fulfilled long and short contracts for P&O, DFDS and Brittany ferries as well as many summer and winter seasons for Thomsons in mainland Spain, Ibiza, Cyprus and Mallorca.

B mus hons music graduate Nanette won BBC Radio's Jazz Soloist of the Year Award and is “Long acknowledged by industry insiders as one of the best singers in the UK” (Tony Cummings, Cross Rhythms). She was called “The next Randy Crawford” by Derek Jewell, Sunday Times.

Nanette, a professional singer since the age of sixteen, has traveled all over the world fulfilling professional engagements at venues including The Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scotts and The Royal Albert Hall.
She has sessioned at many state of the art studios like Abbey Road, Olympic and Whitfield Street and has supported and toured with household names, gaining a reputation as a vocal coach for Artistes in Poland, South Africa and The United States.

B mus hons music graduate Russ started his early career working as a drummer on the chart topping hits “Now is the time” and “I’ll go where the music takes me” with Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.
He has worked as a session musician in such studios as Real World, The Manor, The Hit Factory, The Town House, R.G.Jones and Top of the Pops with many of the finest producers in the business and now has a recording studio of his own.

Musical Influence include Billy Holiday •Michael Buble •Natalie Cole •Aretha Franklin •Stevie Wonder •EWF

Key Facts

In Business Since 2000
Will travel Internationally
Member of PRS - MCPS - MU
Awards BBC radio Jazz Soloist of the Year
Price Guide £300 - £450 per night dependant on travel - £700- £800 per week resident dependant on notice
Band Size Duo
Line-up Vocals Keyboards Drums and Percussion with high quality flexible backing tracks
Female Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting Yes
Repertoire Description 1940's to present day Pop/ Soul/ Jazz/ Reggae/Country/Latin/Motown/RnB
Previous Clients Thomsons - P&O - Brittany Ferries - MOD - Butlins - Pontins - The London Palladium - The Royal Albert Hall - English Lakes - The Hilton, Britannia and Grosvenor hotel chains
We offer One off functions 2x45 or 3x30- Residencies abroad 3 x 45 6 x days a week Cruises negotiable
Special Offer Where in house PA and lighting are at the venue, one off fee can be reduced

Area Served

Nationwide
International

“My wife and I have been have been travelling with Brittany Ferries for twenty years and you’re the best duo we’ve seen” Sylvia and Tom from St Malo “We’ve been coming to this hotel for ten years and we’re going to tell all our friends about you because it’s wonderful to come and enjoy a real singer” Henry and Ethel from Cyprus “Well done!Very good” Earnest and May from London-Bretagne “Thoroughly enjoyed it” Hayes couple from Bristol “Thank you very much” Scott from Glasgow-Pont Aven “Beautiful voice” Sandra an ex singer from Portsmouth-Pont Aven “Very good! A classy act” Ray from Newcastle Thompson’s Cypress “My Mother was a singer. We came in every night and you were pitch perfect. Really enjoyed it.” Gwyneth and Bryan from Cardiff “Different but in a good way. Unique” Maria Thompson’s Cypress “Nice set. Lovely music”. Len and Barbara from Cleethorpes “Loved it” Patrick from Barnsley “Fantastic!” Michl from Switzerland “You were brilliant!” Bob and Margaret from Manchester “Really enjoyed your singing” Martin from London “Very good drumming” Yan from Germany on holiday in Ireland

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