Don't Call Me Shirley

Don't Call Me Shirley
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £1,536.00
3 reviews
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £1,536.00
Read 3 reviews

Don't Call Me Shirley is a fantastic 5 piece group that pays homage to the late John Barry and many of the outstanding arangments and performances of his work in the soundtracks that have accompanied James Bond movies over the last 40 years! Featuring iconic songs such as Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, Licence to Kill and many others.

Don't Call Me Shirley are an exciting and dynamic band led by Sophie, with her infectious energy and lively stage presence. Sophie has been lucky enough to meet James Bond in the flesh, in a matter of speaking in a very surprising situation involving Roger Moore. The band comprises of all well established full time pro musicians and far from being your average function band.

These guys really know their way round their instruments! They are on of the most versatile set lists of any band, performing music from 1920’s jazz through to modern day pop and rock, plus covering everything in between. The possibilities are endless!

Don't Call Me Shirley

Number of Reviews and Counting... 3!

Don't Call Me Shirley comprises of Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums.  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.

Don't Call Me Shirley is a versatile group comprising Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards and Drums. A Saxophone may also be added for a fuller sound.

  • James Bond Theme (Instrumental)
  • Licence To Kill
  • Goldeneye
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Goldfinger
  • From Russia With Love
  • You Only Live Twice
  • Nobody Does It Better
  • Thunderball
  • The Man With The The Golden Gun
  • Live And Let Die
  • We Have All The Time In The World
  • You Know My Name
  • OHMS (Instrumental)
  • Moonraker
  • A View To A Kill
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • The World Is Not Enough
  • Tomorrow Never Dies

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

Jazz / Blues / Swing / Jive

  • That's Life
  • 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
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Just The Way You Look Tonight
  • Feelin Good
  • World On A String
  • Fever
  • 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
  • Everybody's Crying Mercy
  • Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
  • Georgia
  • Route 66
  • Aint No Sunshine
  • Summertime
  • Hard Day's Night
  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Tainted Love

Latin

  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Perdido
  • Till' There Was You
  • Where Or When
  • Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
  • Sway
  • Night And Day
  • Nature Boy

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
, Corporate, Gloucestershire
5/5

These guys were fabulous!! Sophie the lead singer is a lovely lady and a fabulous singer! We booked the band for a James Bond Casino themed Christmas party and couldn't have asked for a better band. Thank you.


, Corporate, Kent
5/5

WOW what a voice and performance! Sophie is fantastic singer and entertainer, l have received great feedback from many of the guests who attended our annual diiner and dance. The service yourself and Warble Entertainment have given me was extremely professional and our request was dealt with in a very good timely manner, all documents, terms and conditions were clearly presented and am sure we will use your company in the future.Thank you very very much. Lynsey Williams


, Private Party, London
5/5

Really great fun, great singing, great personality made it a fun event. Would recommend and use again.


  • 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

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.

Don't Call Me Shirley perform  2 x 40 minute sets of Bond themes.

In addition, the guys are able to off the Bond set plus either a Pop and Rock set, Soul and R 'n' B set, or,  even a Jazz set.

So, the music can be tailored specifically to your individual event. The possabilities are endless!

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 £2,160.00 Northumberland £2,160.00 North Yorkshire £2,160.00 South Yorkshire £2,160.00 Tyne and Wear £2,160.00 West Yorkshire £2,160.00 Yorkshire £2,160.00

North West

Cheshire £2,040.00 Cumbria £2,040.00 Manchester £2,040.00 Lancashire £2,040.00 Merseyside £2,040.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £2,040.00 Leicestershire £1,800.00 Lincolnshire £1,800.00 Northamptonshire £1,680.00 Nottinghamshire £1,920.00 Rutland £1,920.00

East

Cambridgeshire £1,680.00 Norfolk £1,800.00 Suffolk £1,800.00

Wales

Anglesey £2,160.00 Caernarvonshire £2,160.00 Denbigh £2,160.00 Flint £2,160.00 Cardigan £2,100.00 Brecon £2,040.00 Carmarthen £2,040.00 Glamorgan £2,040.00 Monmouth £2,040.00 Pembroke £2,040.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,920.00 Herefordshire £1,920.00 Shropshire £1,920.00 Staffordshire £1,920.00 Warwickshire £1,920.00 Worcestershire £1,920.00

South East

Bedfordshire £1,740.00 Berkshire £1,740.00 Buckinghamshire £1,740.00 East Sussex £1,536.00 Essex £1,536.00 Hampshire £1,680.00 Hertfordshire £1,680.00 Isle of Wight £2,760.00 Kent £1,680.00 Oxfordshire £1,680.00 Surrey £1,800.00 Sussex £2,040.00 West Sussex £2,040.00 London £2,160.00 Middlesex £1,680.00

South West

Cornwall £2,100.00 Devon £2,040.00 Dorset £2,040.00 Somerset £1,800.00 Wiltshire £1,680.00
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