Charlotte Jane

Charlotte Jane

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
BandJazzSoul

A smooth jazz, funk & soul band, ft. Charlotte Jane on vocals and violin, along with husband Shami on guitar and some of Sydney's finest on keys, bass & drums. Professional entertainment, smooth original grooves, classy funk and quirky arrangements of classic jazz. Music that moves you.

Biography

NZ-born Charlotte Jane (vocals, violin), leads the grooves of this smooth jazz, funk & soul band, with her husband Shami on guitar, and some of Sydney's finest on keys, bass & drums. The pair lead a dynamic band from Duo to 5-piece, and are in demand performing for corporate functions, weddings, concerts and festivals both locally and internationally.

Their experience includes entertaining crowds of up to 100,000 for Coca Cola's NZ Christmas in the Park, plus performing for major clients such as The Australian Screen Sound Guild, Sydney Cricket Ground Trust, Star City Casino and The Australian Women's Weekly.

Their performances feature reinventions of classic jazz, funk and soul, as well as their own new grooves and a sassy sense of humour. Jazz that grooves & music that moves you.

What they say:

"As a performer, Charlotte Jane has it all: charisma, true talent, discipline, openness and that elusive but all-important X-factor..." - Artistic Producer.

"I was blown away by your band..and the audience loved it too." - Corporate Client.

"You and your band are very talented and professional individuals..." - Audience member.

"Incredible jazz band & amazing voice. Ideal entertainment at an affordable price." Bride.

"You and your team were sensational last night, thank you so much for a great performance." Corporate Client.

Lyrics

Out of the Blue

Written By: Charlotte Jane & Shami Marandawela

When I looked into your eyes,
What I saw - what a surprise!
I thought you'd be angry at me,
Wounded, bruised, from our earlier scene.

You walked in and turned on the light,
(braced myself for a stormy night).
We had fought, as lovers do.
There's no sleeping without you.

Out of the blue - I saw love!
Out of the blue, you had love.

Love in your eyes,
Where did you buy that love in your eyes?
Money can't buy that love in your eyes.
Where did you buy that love in your eyes?
What a surprise.

You forgave as we're taught to
Before I even asked you to.
We were free to love again,
Saved by grace - just like the Master plan.

Oh it was uninvited, undeserved,
A reward I hadn't earned.
You had searched for higher ground,
Brought me back the jewel you found.

Out of the blue - I saw love!
Out of the blue, you had love.

Love in your eyes,
Where did you buy that love in your eyes?
Money can't buy that love in your eyes.
Where did you buy that love in your eyes?
What a surprise.

Discography

Demo tracks available on request. Debut EP 'Out of the Blue' (recorded at Linear Studios, NSW) will be available shortly.

Set List

Standard format of 3-4x 45 minute sets, with a combination originals and fresh cover arrangements.

Sample Repertoire:

Jazz

Agua De Beber
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Besame Mucho
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man
Cheek to Cheek
Cry Me A River
Flower
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia
God Bless the Child
Hallelujah I Just Love Him So
How Insensitive
I've Got A Crush On You
L.O.V.E.
Lullaby in Birdland
Mas Que Nada
Misty
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Funny Valentine
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night and Day
Out of the Blue
Summertime
The Girl From Ipanema
The Look of Love
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight
Wave
What A Difference A Day Made
What Is This Thing Called Love
Yardbird Suite

Pop/RnB

Ain't No Sunshine
Angel Of Mine
Beautiful Surprise
Better
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Don't Know Why
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing
Fields of Gold
Food Of Love
For Once In My Life
Got