Jacqui sings and Andy plays and together they create amazing music people love to hear! Jacqui is from London and has been singing all her life including at The Royal Albert Hall when just a schoolgirl. She lends a sophistication to the music with her 'posh' vocals. Andy is an experienced and popular jazz musician who is as comfortable on an electronic keyboard as he is on a grand piano. They have played together around the San Francisco Bay area including to a jam packed audience in the lobby of the new Hotel Petaluma on Valentine's Day.
What to Expect
Jacqui and Andy tailor their set list to their audience. That includes holidays too! So if you book them for St. Patrick's Day you'll get some Irish songs mixed in with some Great American Songbook, jazz standards and possibly some show tunes or Beatles.
They sing music that stirs memories across generations. Andy will take requests for instrumentals and if they have a vocal arrangement, Jacqui will sing requests. They have an extensive set list notebook of literally hundreds of songs for the customer who wants to choose the set list or they will ask questions about the audience to formulate their own set list.
Before most songs, Jacqui or Andy provide a ahort, interesting introduction about the song--usually something the audience didn't know--that sends an appreciative whisper through the crowd--they seem to like learning a little bit about the song.
Most sets last an hour which means about 20 songs to the set. One or two might be a sing along if appropriate.
Jacqui and Andy have been singing and playing around the San Francisco Bay Area separately for years. Then they met through a mutual friend and decided they sounded really great together so they recently formed Jacqui and Andy Music. Jacqui sings classic jazz and Great American Songbook standards along with everything from the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, add in a little Broadway and her very posh English accent and it's a different twist on old tunes. Andy is an accomplished musician on piano, bass, flute and sax--self taught--and his easy style is a true compliment to Jacqui's uniquely English touch.
Jacqui is from London where she grew up in a large Irish family -- singing all her life. Andy is from Chicago, he's a retired attorney and he teaches at Crossroads Music School in Marin County, California.
Recently they've played for senior residences, private parties and a wonderful Valentine's Day gig at the beautiful, classically restored Hotel Petaluma in Northern California where they packed the lobby singing love songs for over two hours. They've been asked back over and over again which is music to their ears!
Additional Booking Notes
Andy will bring his electronic keyboard if a tuned piano is not available. They only need outlets for the keyboard and a column speaker.
Past Booked Events
|April 19, 2018 • 3:45pm - 5:45pm||Brookdale Sonoma|
|April 07, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Brookdale Sonoma|
|March 16, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Brookdale Rohnert Park|
|February 14, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Hotel Petaluma|
|February 14, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:10pm||Brookdale Sonoma|
|February 11, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Aegis Corte Madera|
Taking a Chance on Love
Fly Me to the Moon
Time After Time
The Way You Look Tonight
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cry Me a River
The Glory of Love
It Had to Be You
Can't Help Falling in Love
When I Fall in Love
Influences & Inspiration
Jacqui's influences are Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Annie Lennox, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rod Stewart and the music of the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's.
Andy loves jazz standards from the 30's, 40's and swing music by the big bands of that era.