After Eight Minx

Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £576.00
12 reviews
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £576.00
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After Eight Minx is a fantastic group whose music is a blend of classic and contemporary Jazz. The Minx can appear dressed in authentic retro vintage atire if the event calls for it! Throw some Blues, Soul and Rock into the mix if you choose to do so and get ready for a pure talent explosion!

The Minx is an award winning vocalist (Perrier Jazz Singer of the year award Finalist) and has a very powerful voice and charismatic stage presence. Having started out as an actress with The National Youth Theatre working along side Matt lucas (Little Britiain), she has  gone on to open for Will Young, The Sugababes and McFly. She has also entertained the likes of Van Morrison The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and even the French President and his wife Cala Bruni, flying over to Paris especially!

*Book After Eight Minx today for your Wedding, Party or Corporate Event... you won’t be disappointed*

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After Eight Minx comprise Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums. A Saxophone may also be added if desired. Sets can be tailor made to incorporate as much or as little of any style of music from their repertoire to suit each individual taste.

In  June 2007 Sophie was the first ever artist to perform on the main stage at London’s O2 Arena (beating Bon Jovi to the stage by one week!) where she supported The Sugababes and McFly. She has also opened for Will Young and entertained the likes of Van Morrison, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and even flew out to Paris to sing for the French President and his wife, actress Carla Bruni!

Sophie has appeared on many radio and TV programmes both in the UK and Europe and was commissioned to write and perform the music in a short film 'Lipstick' starring actor Jack Shepherd. Sophie also played the part of the cabaret singer in the film. She has released 4 albums to date and was the finalist in the Perrier Jazz Vocalist award competition.

She has a voice that she can turn to any style of music and is equally comfortable whether she is singing a rock anthem or laid back jazz standard due to her solid vocal technique.  Sophie draws her influences from many different genres of music.

The rest of the band collectively have performed with: Danni Minogue,  Mica Paris, Shirley Bassey, The Pet Shop Boys, Lisa Stansfield, Lulu, Dave Stewart,  Eartha Kitt, Gloria Gaynor, Marc Almond, and the late great Nina Simone and many others at prestigious venues such the main stage at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert Hall and The O2 Arena.

Solo up to - 6 piece – Female Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Saxophone

** Please Note: fees quoted are for the standard trio line up

Jazz / Blues / Swing / Jive

  • I Put A Spell On You
  • Fever
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Moondance
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Me And Mrs Jones
  • Let There Be Love
  • Don't Know Why
  • I Got You Under My Skin
  • Just The Way You Look Tonight
  • Feelin Good
  • World On A String
  • A Foggy Day
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • The Look Of Love
  • It Had To Be You
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • Night And Day
  • Nature Boy
  • California Dreaming
  • Body And Soul
  • Route 66
  • I Wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers)
  • House Of Bamboo
  • Chatanooga Choo Choo
  • Take The A Train
  • Stomping At The Savoy
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Summertime
  • Perdido
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blue Moon
  • Cry Me A River
  • Easy Living
  • Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • How Deep Is The Ocean
  • My Romance
  • Nature Boy
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Save Your Love For Me
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Tenderly
  • The Gentle Rain
  • This Masquerade
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Love Letters
  • Lover Man
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Angel Eyes
  • Black Coffee
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  • Georgia
  • Unchain my heart
  • Aint No Sunshine
  • Summertime

Pop into jazz

  • Rehab
  • Mercy
  • Valerie
  • What A Wonderful World This Could Be
  • Hard Day's Night
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Tainted Love

Soul / Motown

  • Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
  • Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • Blame It On The Boogie- The Jacksons
  • Billie Jean -Michael Jackson
  • Dancing In The Street - Matha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Get Ready- The Temptations
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Car Wash
  • Disco Inferno
  • We Are Family
  • Celebration - Kool And The Gang
  • Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
  • What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
  • Get Here - Oleta Adam
  • Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Mustang Sally - Wison Pickett
  • Feel Like Makin Love - Roberta Flack
  • Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  • Take Me To The River - Al Green
  • What A Wonderful World This Could Be - Sam Cooke
  • Stand By Me - Ben.E King
  • What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
  • Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Get Here - Oleta Adams
  • Sweet Love - Anita Baker
  • Hallelujah I Love Him So - Ray Charles
  • Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • Lady Marmalade
  • Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • Street Life - The Crusaders
  • On Broadway - George Benson
  • Feeling Good -Dinah Washington
  • I Put A Spell On You -Nina Simone
  • I'm Feeling Good-Nina Simone

Modern / Indie

  • I Kissed A Girl - Katie Perry
  • I Got A Feeling-Black Eyed Peas
  • Umbrella-Rhianna
  • Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
  • Pokerface -Lady Gaga
  • Make You Feel My Love -Adele
  • You Got The Love-Florence And The Machine
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Grace Kelly -Mica
  • Crazy -Gnarls Barkley
  • Shine-Take That
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
  • Somebody Told Me- The Killers
  • Good On The Dance Floor - Arctic Monkeys
  • This Love - Maroon 5
  • New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
  • Rehab - Amy Winehouse
  • Valerie - Amy Winehouse
  • Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • Warwick Avenue-Duffy
  • Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
  • Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Virtual Insanity-Jamiroquai
  • Hey Ya- Outkast
  • Let Me Entertain You -Robbie Williams

70s / 80s

  • Tainted Love - Soft Cell
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • Teenage Kicks-The Undertones
  • Love Is A Drug- Roxy Music
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Sweet Dreams -Eurythmics
  • Walking On Sunshine -Katrina And The Waves
  • Hot Stuff-Donna Summer
  • Moondance -Van Morrison

60s

  • Alright Now - Free
  • Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
  • Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix
  • All Day And All Of The Night - Kinks/ The Stranglers
  • Keep On Running - Spencer Davis Group
  • Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
  • Things We Said Today -Beatles
  • Back In The Ussr -Beatles
  • White Room - Cream
  • It’s Not Unusual - Tom Jones
  • Ticket To Ride -Beatles
  • Hard Days Night -Beatles
  • From Me To You -Beatles
  • I Saw Her Standing There -Beatles
  • Light My Fire - The Doors
  • California Dreaming - Mamas And Papas
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
  • Mercedes Benz -Janis Joplin

World War II Themed Set

  • White Cliffs Of Dover
  • Well Meet Again
  • Blue Skies
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Sunny Side Of The St
  • Lambeth Walk
  • A Foggy Day
  • Bless Em All
  • The Washing On The Siegfried Line
  • Let's Face The Music And Dance
  • Night And Day
  • Watch The Birdie
  • Good Night Sweetheart
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Stars Fell On Alabama
  • As Time Goes By
  • Falling In Love Again
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Yours
  • I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time
  • Sentimental Journey
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Sq
  • Take The A Train
  • Chatanooga Choo Choo
  • Stepping Out With My Baby
, Wedding, Buckinghamshire
5/5

You guys were amazing and had my new wife in tears with the first song. All the kids seemed to really love you and you did a fab job of keeping them fully entertained through our drinks reception which is no easy task. Would highly recommend and will hopefully work with you again in the future. Regards Adam & Zoe.


, Birthday Party, West Yorkshire
5/5

Sophie was an absolute delight, a brilliant singer and her band were all fabulous musicians! The six piece line up was really stunning and professional in every sense. Wow! Lots of people asking about how I found them! Thanks so much for making our party a memorable one! Highly recommended!


, Wedding, Latimer Place, Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire
5/5

Sophie and After Eight Minx were absolutely outstanding. From the minute we spoke to them ahead of our wedding, they were able to come up with a series of songs and performances that were absolutely perfectly suited to our evening entertainment. The vocals and instruments were sublime and Sophie is an incredible performer! She made our evening guests get up and dance and we had so many comments after the wedding about how fantastic it made the evening atmosphere. One of the best things is that between sets, backing music is played so it helps retain some ambience and then everyone comes up and gets excited for the main set. I wouldn't have a moment's hesitation in recommending her to anyone with an upcoming wedding who is undecided on what band to choose.


, Birthday Party, Lincolnshire
5/5

The singer and her crew were AMAZING! We absolutely loved her. All of the guests commented on what a fantastic singer AND entertainer she was and all said they would love her to entertain at one of their events. She was chatty and so lovely too. My mum was at ease from the moment she met her and just loved her voice. Well done to you all for making my mum's 89th birthday something to remember. x


, Corporate, Park Royal, Cheshire, Cheshire
5/5

We thought After Eight Minx was amazing, we couldn't have selected anyone better. She was so friendly and we "clicked" from the start. I certainly wouldn't hesitate in recommending Sophie for any event.


, Birthday Party, Boxes Farm, Northamptonshire
5/5

Sophie and her band were utterly brilliant and made the party a complete and memorable success. Her Jazz numbers during cocktails were a wonderful mood enhancer as guests came in, and her dance songs during the second set later in the made every single person from young to old, get up and dance. I simply cannot recommend After Eight Minx highly enough for their perfect blend of professionalism, excellent varied and fun music and good old fashioned niceness...


, Birthday Party, Kent
5/5

After Eight Minx made our party the ultimate success. She has a great singing voice and a fantastic personality. She interacted so well with all my guests and even turned hairdresser to produce some very authentic 1940's victory rolls!!!! Everyone left the party saying how good she was and asked how I found her. People will be talking about the party and Sophie for a long time to come. I would highly recommend her for any event!


, Birthday Party, Nottinghamshire
5/5

Absolutely brilliant!


, Wedding, North Yorkshire
5/5

Exactly what we wanted - they were more popular than the DJ it seemed as more people were dancing when they were performing. A pleasure to deal with, we would recommend After Eight Minx to anyone.


, Wedding, Somerset
5/5

Sophie of After Eight Minx was Fantastic! She was a joy from start to finish. She and the band had everyone up and dancing all night long & made the wedding great fun. We have had lots of people telling us how much they enjoyed the whole wedding and that they loved the music. Sophie was lovely to talk to before the big day & I will be writing to her personally to thank her for being so wonderful!


, Birthday Party, Surrey
5/5

Absolutely brilliant. The band set up quickly and without fuss. Sophie was so approachable and accommodating. The songs were incredible. All our friends were asking for their details! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.


, Wedding, Avon
5/5

After Eight Minx and the band were absolutely perfect - their set list was superb; starting off with the first set of more Jazz numbers, and moving into more party music later on in the evening, giving something for everyone. No mean feat since our wedding guests ages ranged from 2 to 80! The band learned our first dance especially for us - Don't want to miss a thing (Aerosmith) - and their performance went above and beyond what we could have hoped for. I can't recommend the group highly enough for any event - they were superbly professional, and really brought the life into our wedding reception. Thank you so much!


  • O2 Arena
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Sony
  • The Bank of England
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • BP
  • Earls Court
  • Experian
  • Earnst & Young
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Edinburgh Jazz Festival
  • The Imperial War Museum
  • Vauxhall
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Glaxo
  • Gamcon
  • The Science Museum
  • Gratzia Magazine
  • RIBA
  • HMS Invincible
  • Stewart Milne
  • The Lanesborough Hotel
  • The Grosvenor House Hotel
  • The Park Lane Hotel
  • The Dorchester Hotel
  • The Mandarin Hotel
  • Bovey Castle
  • Wadhurst Castle
  • Pizza Express, Dean St
  • The Bodlian Library, Oxford
  • Isle of Wight Jazz Festival
  • Derry Jazz Festival
  • The Grove (Chandlers Cross)
  • Open Works LTD
  • The Queens House, Greenwich
  • The Silver Sturgeon

After Eight Minx is a versatile group which may perform as a solo or duo artist (Vocals and Keyboard / Piano) right up to an exciting 6 piece, consisting of Minx, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Saxophone! Please note: The fees quoted are based on the standard trio for mid-week bookings Monday to Thursday. For different line up options and weekend bookings please speak to a Warble agent.

After Eight Minx is able to tailor the band size and music to suit the event. For example, Solo Piano for the wedding followed by a Jazz Duo/ Trio option for Dinner, pre Wedding drinks, background music, etc. and ending with the full band playing in the evening!

Q: Do we need to provide you with food?
A: Yes this is a standard part of all contracts. You will need to arrange either a hot meal or buffet and unlimited soft drinks for the band plus one crew member.

Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Yes we have full Public Liability Insurance, and all equipment is P.A.T tested.

Q: We have a mixed range of guests for our event and don't know what music to choose?
A: This is something that frequently happens. The huge list of songs covering all genres of music can be mixed and matched to cater for all age groups thus keeping everyone happy. We can help you choose what will be appropriate from our experience with many varied events.

Q: I have a special song that is not in your repertoire. Can you perform it?
A: We offer this service, as a one off for free. We will learn and perform a special song providing it is suitable for the band. Any further songs are charged at £50 per song to cover purchase of sheet music etc. plus rehearsal time.

  • 3 x 40 Minute Sets
  • 2 x 60 Minute Sets

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

North East

Durham £780.00 Northumberland £780.00 North Yorkshire £780.00 South Yorkshire £720.00 Tyne and Wear £780.00 West Yorkshire £720.00 Yorkshire £720.00

North West

Cheshire £720.00 Cumbria £840.00 Manchester £720.00 Lancashire £720.00 Merseyside £720.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £720.00 Leicestershire £624.00 Lincolnshire £720.00 Northamptonshire £576.00 Nottinghamshire £720.00 Rutland £720.00

East

Cambridgeshire £624.00 Norfolk £720.00 Suffolk £720.00

Wales

Anglesey £840.00 Caernarvonshire £780.00 Denbigh £780.00 Flint £780.00 Cardigan £720.00 Brecon £720.00 Carmarthen £720.00 Glamorgan £720.00 Monmouth £720.00 Pembroke £720.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £624.00 Herefordshire £720.00 Shropshire £720.00 Staffordshire £624.00 Warwickshire £624.00 Worcestershire £720.00

South East

Bedfordshire £576.00 Berkshire £624.00 Buckinghamshire £576.00 East Sussex £720.00 Essex £720.00 Hampshire £708.00 Hertfordshire £576.00 Isle of Wight £840.00 Kent £720.00 Oxfordshire £588.00 Surrey £708.00 Sussex £720.00 West Sussex £720.00 London £624.00 Middlesex £624.00

South West

Cornwall £900.00 Devon £840.00 Dorset £780.00 Somerset £780.00 Wiltshire £624.00
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