Retro, smooth, timeless. Sweet Something was created by vocalist and front-woman, Ariana Harbin, with the intention of bringing her favorite jazz tunes of yesteryear back to life. Expect to hear the great music of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Julie London and more during the band's performance. So whether you're hosting a speakeasy event, or just have a group of old-timey music-lovers, Sweet Something would be happy to make your event even more special!
Sweet Something performed for our staff winter party. They were wonderful. If you are looking for a classy band, don't go any further and book Sweet Setting for your event!
I hired Sweet Something to play my wedding this past Summer. They were amazing to work with - even learned a song that me and my sweetheart love ("Dream A Little Dream of Me")! All band members were on time and were friendly and professional. Their stage presence is flawless and captivating. I'm still getting compliments on how amazing they were. Hire Sweet Something for your wedding or public event - you won't regret it!
Response from Sweet Something:
Thank you very much, Alecks! It was a pleasure performing on your special day. We all wish you and Andy a most amazing happily ever after!
Price Range: $500 - $2500
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, French, Spanish
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What to Expect
We aim to provide tasteful music that is enjoyable to everyone! We are a group of friendly and professional musicians who love what we do, and we focus on creating a warm, laid-back atmosphere for our clients and their guests to ensure that everyone is happy and comfortable.
You're able to book our duo (vocals and keys), trio (vocals, keys, bass), or quartet (vocals, keys, bass, drums).
Sweet Something was created by vocalist and front-woman, Ariana Harbin, with the intention of bringing her favorite jazz tunes of yesteryear back to life. Expect to hear the great music of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Julie London and more during the band's performance. Sweet Something's sound is smooth and timeless, featuring a diverse and talented lineup: Ariana's vocal roots began in gospel choirs, pianist Quentin Walston is an immensely talented jazz performer, double bassist Ricardo Herrera is classically trained, and drummer Aaron Ivey is a young talent, local to DC. The group has provided entertainment for various events in the DMV area, including weddings, corporate events and cocktail hours, charity galas, retirement parties, and more, and has performed at venues like The Army Navy Club, The DC Botanic Gardens, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Watergate Hotel, and many more.
Sweet Something can perform with either a duo (vocals and keys), trio (vocals, keys, and bass) or quartet (vocals, keys, bass, and drums) depending on the event.
So whether you're hosting a speakeasy event, or just have a group of old-timey music-lovers, Sweet Something would be happy to make your event even more special!
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide a full PA system suitable for small to medium-sized events. All we need is an outlet!
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald (Am)
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan (Gm/Bb)
Out of Nowhere – Bing Crosby (D)
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You – Ella Fitzgerald (Eb)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller (G)
All of Me – Billie Holiday (F)
Cry Me a River – Julie London (Fm/Ab)
Sway – Dean Martin (Am)
Hernando’s Hideaway – Ella Fitzgerald (Dm)
Why Don’t You Do Right – Peggy Lee (Dm)
I Don’t Know Enough about You – Peggy Lee (C)
Fever – Peggy Lee (Am)
L.O.V.E. – Nat King Cole (C->D)
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra (Ab)
The Very Thought of You – Billie Holiday (Eb)
You Go to My Head – Billie Holiday (G)
He’s a Tramp – Peggy Lee (G)
Cheek to Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald (D)
Mood Indigo – Ella Fitzgerald (C)
Girl from Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim/Frank Sinatra (D)
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra (Fm/Ab)
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong (C)
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Doris Day (C)
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles (G)
Aged and Mellow – Esther Phillips (C)
At Last – Etta James (F)
Trouble then Satisfaction – Louis Jordan (F)
Unchain My Heart – Ray Charles (Cm)
Blues to End All Blues – Etta Jones (C)
Nothing Can Change this Love – Sam Cooke (Bb)
Dance Me to the End of Love – Leonard Cohen (Gm)
Everything Happens to Me – Chet Baker (E)
I Put a Spell on You – Nina Simone (Am)
Almost Like Being in Love – Nat King Cole (D)
Like Someone in Love – Ella Fitzgerald (G)
I Get a Kick Out of You – Frank Sinatra (Bb)
You Make Me Feel So Young – Frank Sinatra (F)
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis (C)
Hallelujah I Love Her So – Ray Charles (Bb)
Moonlight Serenade – Frank Sinatra (C)
Crazy – Patsy Cline (Bb)
That’s Life – Frank Sinatra (Bb)
Stormy Monday – BB King (Bb)
Stormy Weather – Etta James (Bb)
I’d Rather Go Blind – Etta James (A)
Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James
Yesterday – Beatles (Ab)
Sunny Side of the Street – Billie Holiday *
That Old Black Magic – Ella Fitzgerald (Bb)
Love Me or Leave Me – Peggy Lee
Bewitched – Ella Fitzgerald
I’ve Got a Crush on You – Ella Fitzgerald
Misty – Ella Fitzgerald
Prelude to a Kiss – Ella Fitzgerald
Stella by Starlight – Ella Fitzgerald
Moonlight in Vermont – Ella/Louis
|Ricardo Herrera||Double Bass|
Influences & Inspiration
Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Julie London.