Urban Myth

Rock & Pop, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Swing, Soul, Disco & Funk, R&B1
Price from £2,070
Location: Essex

Sir Paul McCartney among our many high profile clients. He personally chose us to provide the entertainment for his music publishing company's Christmas party – and liked us so much that he jumped on stage and sang 3 Beatles classics with us!

Biography


Urban Myth perform jazz standards, soul music and pop classics as a flexible 2-6 piece band and are available for any event.


We are privileged to count Sir Paul McCartney among our many high profile clients. He personally chose us to provide the entertainment for his music publishing company's Christmas party – and liked us so much that he jumped on stage and sang 3 Beatles classics with us!


“Thanks guys, you were terrific. Really enjoyed jamming with you, it was fun!"
- Sir Paul McCartney MBE


We've also featured in the recent film “Brideshead Revisited" (starring Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon), played at the Sports Industry Awards (attended by the likes of David & Victoria Beckham), and for three years running we've flown out to Hong Kong to perform at the world famous 5* Intercontinental Hotel's New Year's Eve celebrations.


We've played for clients such as Coca-Cola, McLaren, ITV, BBC, BP, Clinique, Nokia, Miramax Films, Reuters, Premier Oil, Mercedez Benz, Accenture, Portsmouth FC and Harvey Nichols and at venues including Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Wembley Stadium, Claridges, The Ritz, The Dorchester, Lords, Saatchi Gallery, Grosvenor House and The House of Commons.


We can do it all!

From background jazz with or without vocals to a funky six-piece band featuring soul and pop classics, Urban Truth can create a sophisticated atmosphere for your function or really get the party started on the dance floor – and we can do it all in the same evening!


Not sure what kind of band you need? Just get in touch and we'll happily advise on a suitable line-up for your occasion and budget.


Our experienced and enthusiastic musicians are the perfect choice for wedding receptions, corporate functions, private parties and similar -


Whenever quality music and high-class performance is required, Urban Truth will deliver every time.


Our musicians

Talented and in demand, Urban Truth musicians have played with artists including
Adele,Dizzee Rascal,Take That,Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Jamie Cullum,Michael Bublé,Tom Jones,Jools Holland, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling, Corrine Bailey Rae, Alison Moet, Vanessa Mae, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Sugababes, Charlotte Church, Phil Collins, Level 42, The Brand New Heavies and Katie Melua.




THE MUSIC


Urban Myth have a large repertoire of songs and styles, and can tailor the set list to suit your event.


On a typical evening our singer might open with a jazz set including such favourites as Fly Me To The Moon, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Come Fly With Me, It Had To Be You, Girl From Ipanema and Summertime.


Once we've got you in the mood we'll shift up a gear and get the party going with dance floor fillers like Mustang Sally, Brown Eyed Girl, Play That Funky Music, Billie Jean, Superstition and songs from Beyonce, the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Queen, Chaka Khan and James Brown. All your favourite pop and soul party tunes, given the Urban Truth flavour – a fat groove, soulful vocals and infectious energy.


From jazz and swing, to soul and funk, rock and roll to contemporary chart pop Urban Truth can do it all, and we'll emphasise the styles and songs that work best for you and your guests.


Background Music

For a laid back sophisticated mood to accompany dinner or drinks, the Urban Truth vocal repertoire includes jazz and bossa nova standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as the easy listening songs of artists such as Norah Jones.


If you don't require a singer, our instrumental groups play jazz standards, smooth jazz grooves, latin music and classic ballads to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. You can request a duo, trio or quartet led by the saxophone or piano. We also provide solo cocktail piano.


And if you can't decide whether you want background music or party music – you can have both! A jazz quartet during cocktails or dinner, followed by the full band plus singer to get the dance floor packed in the evening – no problem.



Set List

Jazz/Swing

Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
It Don't Mean A Thing - If It Ain't Got That Swing
Moondance - Van Morrison
Making Whoopee - Ella Fitzgerald
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Mack The Knife - Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
King of the Swingers - Jungle Book
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Fever - Peggy Lee
Sway - Dean Martin
Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Night and Day - Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
Lets Do It (Lets Fall In Love) - Ella Fitgerald
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
Have You Met Miss Jones? - Frank Sinatra
Mas Que Nada - Sergio Mendes
But Not For Me - Frank Sinatra
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Makin' Whoopee - Ella Fitzgerald
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
A Foggy Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Dream A Little Dream - Mamas and Papas
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
I Get a Kick - Frank Sinatra
Love for Sale - Billie Holliday
My Funny Valentine - Ella Fitzgerald
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Ella Fitzgerald
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Angel Eyes - Ella Fitzgerald
Take The "A" Train - Ella Fitzgerald
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You - Diana Krall
Alright, Okay, You Win - Peggy Lee
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Nat King Cole
Summertime - Sarah Vaughan
Georgia on my Mind - Ella Fitzgerald
Autumn Leaves - Frank Sinatra
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Ella Fitzgerald
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Ella Fitzgerald
All Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Gentle Rain - Diana Krall
This Masquerade - George Benson

Modern Rock

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside - The Killers

Classic Rock

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison)
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Jump - Van Halen
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
All Right Now - Free
Don't Stop Believing - Foreigner
Wonderwall - Oasis

Rock 'n' Roll

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry/Beatles
Saw Her Standing There - Beatles

Suggested First Dances

At Last - Etta James
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Close To You - Carpenters
Dream A Little Dream - Mamas and Papas
Everything - Michael Buble
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Stand By Me - Ben E King
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
We Have All The Time In The World - Louis Armstrong
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Your Song - Elton John
You've Got A Friend

Modern Pop

Single Ladies - Put A Ring On It) (Beyonce
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Pokerface - Lady Gaga
Like I Love You - Justin Timberlake
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Crazy - Gnarls Berkley
California Girls - Katy Perry
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Mercy - Duffy
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Treasure - Bruno Mars
You Got The Love - Florence and the Machine
Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Soul & Funk

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good - James Brown
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Rescue Me - Aretha Franklin
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack/Fugees
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Knock On Wood - Wilson Pickett
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Midnight at the Oasis - Brand New Heavies
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sex Machine - James Brown
We Are Family - Sister Sledge

Classic Pop

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blame it On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Kiss - Tom Jones/Prince
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I've Had The Time Of My Life - Dirty Dancing
Africa - Toto
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Good Times - Chic
The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Easy - Lionel Richie
Hey Jude - Beatles
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
We Can Work It Out - Chaka Khan
Take On Me - A-Ha
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Mellow Moods

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Songbird - Eva Cassidy

Midtempo Grooves

American Boy - Estelle
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
Fallin' - Alicia Keys
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just The Two Of Us - Billy Joel
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Ordinary People - John Legend
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Still Haven't Found - U2
You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Pavements - Adele
You Might Need Somebody - Randy Crawford

Christmas

All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Last Christmas - Wham
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Winter Wonderland

Jewish

Hava Nagila
Siman Tov
Bashana Haba'a
Hevenu Shalom Alechem
Ose Shalom
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