Hella Fitzgerald - from bebop to hip-hop!! A deluxe party band based in Northern California, they specialize in vintage jazz and jive blues, classic soul, funk, R&B, 90's and contemporary songs.
Featuring some of the finest musicians in the Northern California area, Hella Fitzgerald transitions seamlessly throughout the different eras with style and grace, supporting events of any size, theme and budget. Incorporating songs by Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, James Brown, Bruno Mars, and of course Ella Fitzgerald. We also welcome requests.
What an amazing and talented ensemble!
We recently had the pleasure of having Hella Fitzgerald play at our wedding (5.12.18), and we are so incredibly happy that we did. Our band was led by Natalie and Tasche, who were both incredible musicians with loads of energy, enthusiasm, and charisma.
All of our guests RAVED about the band. They definitely set the perfect tone throughout the event: for the ceremony Tasche played lovely and well timed renditions of two classical pieces I requested, the cocktail hour and dinner featured a selection of their jazz, swing and blues cannon, and the reception was brought to life with their incredible soul, funk and contemporary selection. I requested they learn a new song for our first dance, and their rendition was so far and above the source material I had sent them. Both Natalie and Tasche have such beautiful and powerful voices, and with each song I was blown away. Their range was so fluid and impressive!
Lilan, the band leader, was the epitome of class and professionalism in her communications with me, and her correspondence was always prompt. She checked in with me multiple times before the event, and her planning shone through in the effortless flow that characterized the event. I made a few last minute requests for the break music, and she graciously accommodated them.
If you are considering a live band for your event or wedding, do yourself a favor go check them out live at one of their many regular engagements! We were already wedded (haha) to having some live music for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and their prices were extremely competitive compared to those of a short engagement band and typical DJ. Our reception was made SO SO SO much better with their live music and energy. Any wedding DJ can play the same top 40 hits for your reception, but none can compare to the enthusiasm, musical talent, and pure JOY that you will experience with Hella Fitzgerald at the helm.
We hired Hella Fitzgerald for our 20s themed company holiday party. The band was fantastic, their sound, their set list, their energy, everyone was blown away! Lilan was great to work with, very kind and professional. We will absolutely hire them again when we get the chance!
We booked Hella Fitzgerald for our winery wedding where we had ~100 guests in attendance. This was the best decision we could have ever made. Lilan's voice, and the band's skills are hands down phenomenal. They were able to include romantic, jazz, R&B, and pop music to take the wedding from a sop fest to an incredible dance party by the end of the night. We ended up asking the band to stay an extra hour because they were so good and no one wanted to stop dancing. We cannot wait to host another event, small or large, and have Hella Fitzgerald come play live again.
We had such a great time dancing to the sweet melodies of Hella Fitzgerald at our wedding reception. They covered background tunes for cocktail hour, dinner music, great dance tunes for all ages, and facilitated a dance off. They are very professional and super talented.
working with hella fitzgerald was super easy and fun. Lilian is wonderful as a band leader and singer. She's reliable, responsive and works with you to create the experience you want. She also has a kick ass voice. The medley of musicians were great and the music was awesome. Everybody kept telling us how great the band was! Definitely recommend.
It was such a pleasure working with Lilan and his team. We hosted a "speakeasy" themed event in San Francisco, and Hella Fitzgerald provided the music, creating the speakeasy, 20's ambiance we were hoping for. The band members were talented, sounded great, and looked the part. Lilan was very accommodating and easy to work with. Whether you're looking for background music or dance music, I highly recommend Hella Fitzgerald!
Rave reviews for Lilan and her accompaniment, James! Great vocals and a fun set set the mood at our intimate outdoor event. Highly recommended.
Besides being stunningly gorgeous, Lilan's ability to play incredible music is unsurpassed. I'm so glad our venue has her once a month as I have no concept as to how she's not booked every night of the year.
Her music can be timeless or contemporary and all of it is with a heart and a soul that makes the crowd fall in love with her. I'd highly recommend her for any event from an intimate bar to a huge stage with a giant crowd.
Lilan Kane is simply the best! If you are considering hiring a singer for an event, look no further than Lilan.
She is the complete package! Lilan is gifted with the voice of a "Soulful Angel". Her incredible inner beauty coupled with her breathtaking appearance and spectacular voice are all in synchronicity! You will truly be captivated by her! Her vocal range has no boundaries. She can sing it all. Lilan is like Etta James, Adelle and all the greats wrapped into one! Lilan is nothing but class and sophistication! Do yourself, your friends, your family, your co-workers, your guests, your customers a huge favor and contact Lilan Kane today! She is simply one of the best singers I have ever heard!
Lilan and her band are amazing! They definitely set the tone for our special evening. Our guests loved her voice and she helped to make our night magical!
Definitely a night that we will never forget!
I booked Lilan and her guitarist Andrew for a small dinner party for my husband's birthday. Lilan is a sweet and delightful (not to mention incredibly cool) woman who made the entire booking process easy. She and Andrew arrived on time, were lovely to me and my guests, and performed about a dozen songs in a mini-concert for my jazz/blues loving friends. Everyone was overwhelmed with how fabulous Lilan was and how equally fabulous Andrew was on the guitar. I can't underscore how amazing they were; they made our night (and my husband's birthday) truly memorable.
We heard Lilan at a club and hired her for a private party. She is a talented artist and a very professional performer. Her voice is fabulous, her music refined. She was an amazing addition to our party - she definitely has "it". We look forward to having her back and recommend her highly.
Lilan was great! On time, great attitude, attractive, and talented!
Lilan Kane and her band played by birthday party in the back yard. Not only is she classically trained, but she has the "it" factor as a performer. Her band is also not notch. If you want a great blues/soul/funk band and don't mind it your guests get up and dance, you can't go wrong with Lilan.
Lilan Kane is a fantastic talent and consummate professional. She and her band created just the right mix of music for listening and dancing so that everyone in the room was entertained. Her voice is incredible and the band was solid. Hers is a unique sound that is hard to pin down: sultry, bluesy and upbeat. We loved it! You can't go wrong with Lilan Kane.
"I hired Lilan for my holiday party. She provided great entertainment. My guest had such a fantastic time. She rocked the house and played my song requests with a personal touch. I will definitely be hiring her again."
What to Expect
Lilan Kane and her band are a one-stop shop. They provide a flowing soundtrack to your event from start to finish, transitioning seamlessly from an intimate ceremony and cocktail hour into a high-energy dance band that will keep the party grooving all night long. The band size can range anywhere from a duo up to a full band with horns depending on the type of event you are planning. Lilan also offers a Gatsby themed repertoire complete with 1920's classics and pop songs turned vintage! She and her band can dress the part. Most requests can be accommodated with enough notice.
All sound systems and lighting can be provided, as well as a wireless or lapel microphone for officiants and toasts. A custom iPod playlist is created, or if you have your own playlist, we can play it through our system during the breaks.
Hella Fitzgerald is fun, professional, and affordable! A full service event band available for weddings, corporate events, private parties, and other special events, they can customize our setlist, band size, and overall look to accommodate your musical tastes and event theme. They provide a flowing soundtrack to your event from start to finish, transitioning seamlessly from an intimate ceremony and cocktail hour into a high-energy dance band that will keep the party grooving all night long. The band size can range anywhere from a duo up to a full band with horns depending on the type of event you are planning. They also offer a Gatsby themed repertoire complete with 1920's classics and pop songs turned vintage and will dress the part. Most requests can be accommodated with enough notice.
Meet the Band Manager
Lilan Kane is an award-winning jazz and soul vocalist who has performed at Great American Music Hall, Yoshi's, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Sweetwater Music Hall, and recently opened for Hall & Oates, Morgan James, and Sharon Jones. Studying both Music Business and Vocal Studies at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Lilan brings professionalism, quality, and expertise to the table, as well as a diverse understanding of both the musical and event side of things. She will work with you to curate the perfect sound and aesthetic to make your event memorable, classy, and fun.
Additional Booking Notes
All sound systems and lighting can be provided, as well as a wireless or lapel microphone for officiants and toasts. Lilan is also experienced with traditional emcee duties including bridal party announcements, facilitating toasts and special dances. A custom iPod playlist is created, or if you have your own playlist, we can play it through our system during the breaks.
Past Booked Events
|June 03, 2017 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 09, 2016||Wedding Reception|
Song list includes but is not limited to the following songs. Most song requests can be accommodated.
For a complete song list, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7mqu-srIAwYMFFYZGs3SjkycGM/view
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
At Last - Etta James
My Funny Valentine
Mack the Knife
Beyond the Sea
Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
Day In, Day Out
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
How High The Moon
Night And Day
I've Got You Under My Skin
The Lady is a Tramp
Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You
Come Rain Or Come Shine
The Way You Look Tonight
The Nearness of You
Teach Me Tonight - Dinah Washington
Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
Pennies From Heaven - Louis Prima
That Old Black Magic - Louis Prima
September In The Rain
Dance Me To The End of Love
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Embraceable You - Ella Fitzgerald
Our Love is Here To Stay - Ella Fitzgerald
All of Me - Sarah Vaughan
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
Fever - Peggy Lee
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Straighten Up And Fly Right
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Sarah Vaughan
Bye Bye Blackbird
Orange Colored Sky - Natalie Cole
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Just Squeeze Me
Moondance - Michael Buble
Old Devil Moon
Body And Soul
More Than You Know - Jane Monheit
Lullabye of Birdland - Sarah Vaughan
It Don't Mean A Thing
Our Love Is Here To Stay
On The Sunny Side of the Street
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
Hallelujah, I Just Love Him So - Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James
I Just Wanna Make Love to You - Etta James
Just A Little Bit - Etta James
Brick House - The Commodores
Shining Star - Earth, Wind, and Fire
September - Earth, Wind, and Fire
Thank You - Sly and the Family Stone
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Dancing In The Streets - Martha & the Vandellas
Upright (Everything's Alright) - Stevie Wonder
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Inseparable - Natalie Cole
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan and Rufus
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
What's Goin On - Marvin Gaye
People Make the World Go Round - The Stylistics
Can't Help It - Michael Jackson
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Use Me - Bill Withers
Kissin My Love - Bill Withers
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Just The Two of Us - Bill Withers
What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
Love and Happiness - Al Green
Something's Gotta Hold On Me - Etta James
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Hold On, I'm Comin - Sam & Dave
Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Knock on Wood - Sam & Dave
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Feel Like Makin Love - D'Angelo
Cruisin - Smokey Robinson
SHOUT - Isley Brothers
I Feel Good - James Brown
Cold Sweat - James Brown
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Starboy - The Weeknd
One Dance - Drake
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Hold On - Drake
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Don't Stop Believin - Journey
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Lights - Journey
Kiss - Prince
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Come Together - The Beatles
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Forget You - Cee-Lo
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Next To Me - Emilie Sande
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Umbrella - Rihanna
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Wannabe - Spice Girls
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
No Diggity - Blackstreet
We Found Love - Rihanna
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist And Shout - Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
Hella Good - No Doubt
Rollin In The Deep - Adele
All My Lovin - Amy Winehouse version
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Love on Top - Beyonce
All of Me - John Legend
Counting Stars - One Republic
Love Runs Out - One Republic
Nobody Love - Tori Kelly
Mercy - Duffy
Problem - Ariana Grande
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys (Postmodern Jukebox version)
Latch - Disclosure feat. Sam Smith
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Happy - Pharell
Golden- Jill Scott
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Boom Clap - Charli XCX
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande
Right There - Ariana Grande
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
One and Only - Adele
|Lilan Kane||Bandleader/Lead Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Adele, James Brown, Bruno Mars, Chaka Khan, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, The Beatles, Natalie Cole, Amy Winehouse, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Anita O'Day, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye.
Electrical outlet within 15 feet.
Stage space needs can be discussed depending on the size of the band.
Adequate sun coverage if performance is outdoors.