Biography

The Emeralds are an eight piece Jazz & Swing and party band with three piece horn section, double (upright) and electric bass, piano, guitar, drums, and female vocals featuring musicians and vocals of the highest calibre. With Caitlen Bailey on lead vocals who has a sultry and powerful quality, has extensive experience as a vocalist performing many genres of music both in the UK and internationally. The musicians are all graduates of the Leeds College of Music and are all hugely experienced.

The Emeralds perform from an extensive repertoire and can perform a slick jazz swing style set and then team it up with a floor filling function band set to crank the party up to the next level. Also performing jazz standards, covering classics from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Nina Simone you can be sure of The Emeralds providing a show full of class and swing. The band can perform soul, motown,pop and modern songs with songs like ‘Happy’, ‘Get Lucky’ & ‘Bad Romance’. For something classy but also unique, The Emeralds are a great choice for any wedding or event. (The band also work as the official Caro Emerald tribute band with Caitlen herself being acknowledged by Caro on the BBC!!) so naturally there will always be some Caro Emerald incorporated into the set list!

There are many wedding packages available. The Emeralds can provide ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception entertainment. A DJ package can also be added to give you a full entertainment package. Caitlen can perform solo or alongside a single instrument at the ceremony along with acoustic style sets for drinks receptions. The band can perform instrumental jazz background music throughout the wedding breakfast then into full band swing for the evening reception. First dance requests can be learnt and performed live too! The Emeralds really do have all the bases covered!

The Emeralds take great care to present themselves in sleek outfits, with the guys in cool suits and Caitlen in 50’s inspired swing or wiggle dresses! Colours can be co-ordinated with any event themes upon request. This image along with the genre of music make the band an excellent choice for weddings and vintage themed events.
Guaranteed to bring your event to life with class and swing along with a fully professional high quality PA system with lights and able to perform across the UK and abroad. This band are highly recommended for venues, weddings, corporate events, private parties and festivals. If you are interested in The Caro Emerald Tribute Band then please view the profile for this.

Set List Examples:
At Last – Etta James
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Ella Fitzgerald
Hallelujah I love You So – Eva Cassidy
What A Wonderful World – Renee Olstead
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
Unforgettable – Nina Simone
That Man – Caro Emerald
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Michael Buble
Wonderwall – Paul Anka
Bad Romance – Caro Emerald
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Sing It Back – Moloko
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown funk – Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson
Play that funky music – Wild Cherry
We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes off – Jermaine Stewart
Place your hands – Reef
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Smooth – Santana
Signed sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Never too much – Luther Vandross
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Long train running – Doobie Brothers
I feel good – James Brown
Heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Ain’t nobody – Chaka Khan

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