Kirsty / Kir Royal
Robin has worked with Kirsty for many years and the pair work effortlessly together to combine their vocal talents. Kirsty’s rich and intoxicating voice compliments her wonderful selection of jazz standards for performances, approaching songs by classic jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone as well as modern performers such as Diana Krall.
There are many jazz duos on the music circuit but few can offer the warm vocal harmonies and onstage chemistry that these two performers bring, making them a perfect choice for any top class occasion.
Kirsty and Robin have performed together at many of London’s famous venues, including the Savoy, the Goring, the Waldorf and the 100 Club.
Kirsty also features as a female vocalist in Robin’s 7-piece swing group, Pinstripe Suit.
Rebecca is quite simply a star in the making. Stunningly beautiful but with an equally impressive voice. Whilst always paying tribute to the great songs from the classic female jazz artists, she has created a repertoire which is very much her own sassy style taking many songs in very new directions.
She has performed at Wembley, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the 606 Club, with world-famous artists including Simply Red, live on stage and on TV, and will shortly be supporting Jools Holland on tour, including the Royal Albert Hall.
Rebecca also features as a female vocalist in Robin’s 7-piece swing group, Pinstripe Suit.
Singer / songwriter / pianist Paola has been described as a ‘truly gifted improviser’ (Pete Churchill) and a ‘Jazz chick with hits’ (Richard Niles). She studied at Trinity College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music after receiving the Elton John Scholarship in London.
Like Robin, she is a committed jazz pianist as well as jazz vocalist and is always increasing her knowledge of the jazz idiom. She has amazing vocal control and depth and has a very unique voice.
In 2007 Paola was awarded a Yamaha Jazz Award for outstanding young Jazz musicians in association with Jazzwize magazine. She has performed with many greats of the British Jazz scene; including Tony Coe, Paul Booth, Jim Mullen, Henry Lowther, Pete Churchill. She has been a member of a number of different projects, including National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Pete Churchill’s London Vocal Project.
Paola also features as a female vocalist in Robin’s 7-piece swing group, Pinstripe Suit.
Stylish and elegant, Ruth is also a talented jazz pianist as well as vocalist, and has performed in many of the most prestigious venues around London and the UK, including The Ritz, The Lanesborough, The Waldorf Meridien, and The Lansdowne Club. Playing with a sophistication that never fails to delight audiences, Ruth’s rich vocals and sensitive piano-playing are reminiscent of great singer/pianists like Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and Diana Krall.
Ruth began her professional career after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she was able to work with notable musicians such as Pete Churchill, Lee Gibson, Tina May, Anita Wardell and Norma Winstone.