Uptown Events provides only the very best close-up and cabaret magicians, mindreaders, pickpockets and illusionists to entertain at private and corporate events.
André Brown’s soulful tone and love of melody stand out in a world of college-learnt skronking ‘n’ honking. His uplifting sax voice is richly affiliated to gospel music and aspires to the sound of R&B greats like Cannonball Adderly.
From the age of 5 Andre was already playing music by ear on his recorder. Age ten he progressed on to the Alto Sax. By fifteen he had completed his formal music exams, passed Grade 8 with distinction, and joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
The ‘SaxMan’ can also be spotted delivering his charismatic vibe and startling performances in some of Londons top Mayfair clubs with a live band or pitting his skills against the DJ. Appearances include Cafe de Paris, China White, Capisce, Pangaea, Aura, Umbuba, Play Rooms(10rooms), Yatra and Smollenskys on the Strand
Andre is sharing the sounds of uplifting, soul moving, music with people from every walk of life.
Andre can be booked on his own or as part of a group. Why not try him with fantastic female vocalist Courtney?
Cuttie Williams is no stranger to the world of live entertainment. He is a true commando in the field of performing arts, a charismatic performer, with a dynamic range and taste in vocal and musical ability. Cuttie has been enchanting audiences (including royalty & heads of states) globally for more than two decades. Gracing the international platform with a variety of music genres including Soul, R&B, Reggae, Calypso, Latin and Jazz, he has been likened to soul legend Marvin Gaye, with the majestic presence of Bob Marley. A gifted artist you can only experience for yourself.
Jazzy Soul Singer Fil’s velvety smooth sound has been compared to artists a bygone era: soulful and charismatic. His self coined “Jazzy Soul” blends elements of his life experiences. Fil is a London born, Caribbean rooted singer, who produces a sound that not only makes use of his four octaves range, but also fuses lyric to emotion with a riveting sensitivity. Known to his friends as a restless soul with many outlets, Fil always relates and returns to music, his first love for strength and expression.
Isaac Okoh is a talented singer and entertainer, who can sing everything from rap to opera! His speciality is jazz and soul music and loves motown too.
Although coming from a musical family with a gospel background, Isaac got the singing bug quite late in life. He didn’t start singing until around 24, and didn’t start singing professionally until he was almost 30. Well mannered, good looking and ready to get your party rocking – Isaac is a great addition to any party.
A rare talent born in The United States of America, Brett was classically trained in song, dance and acting at The Italia Conti Performing Arts school in London. By the tender age of 12 he was already a huge success appearing on stage for one year with Brian Conley in the West End Musical Jolsen. He also appeared alongside Ben Kingsley and other world class stars in the film Joseph.
On leaving Italia Conti, can you believe writing a number 1 hit in Japan, Brett developed his singing career touring the country with the boy band 365.
His taste of the Top 40 singles chart also includes supporting some of the top singing stars performing at Wembley and other major venues as well as a regular spot on This Morning TV. His videos were shown on most of the main Music Channels and he has an army of young followers who recognise him wherever he goes.
Brett can now be found singing at private functions and corporate events at all the top UK and European venues, and guests with top Bands such as Gilev, Musica and Strong Sensations.
Brett is a rare talent with a strong mature voice far beyond his years. Close your eyes and let him take you to where the music is magical and glamour was the name of the game.
Check out Brett in action here
Desi Castro is a uniquely dynamic and versatile singer/songwriter with a wealth of experience who presents the very best in vocal entertainment.
Worldwide he can be seen performing in the most prestigious hotels in one of his in demand shows. Desi continues to travel the world performing as a solo artist and is available for all different types of events.
In his extensive career Desi has had the pleasure of working with Paul Weller, Errol Brown and Aretha Franklin to name a few.
Starting with small gigs in pubs and clubs, Uche has built up a reputation as a very soulful performer regularly requested to perform at casinos, weddings, shows and corporate functions both in the UK and internationally.
He has sung lead for Hot Chocolate, Ray Lewis, The New Drifters and recently worked with Jeffrey Daniels from Shalamar. Also the lead singer for The Strayhorns he has performed regularly as a Solo artist, one notable performance being Peter Andre and Katie Price’s (Jordan) wedding in 2005.
Listen to a clip of Uche singing Click Here
Yuval Havkin is a singer and a keyboard player. He has been performing for the Jewish community since 2001 and has built himself a name as one of the best acts for Jewish events. He sings while accompanying himself on the keyboard and will easily get you, and all of your guests, on the dance floor to all of your favorite simcha music.
Yuval can also play as a pianist and singer during reception and dinner. Apart from Jewish and Israeli music he is also able to play and sing Jazz and current English pop music.
To see some clips of Yuval in action on YouTube, click on the links below:
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