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Corporate Entertainment Agency Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire | Hire Music

SOLO SINGER/ ACOUSTIC DUO/ PARTY BAND/ JAZZ BAND/ DJ
An exceptionally talented singer with a stunning voice, Singer MARIA has been wowing audiences across the globe, performing at hundreds of Weddings, Corporate Events, Parties and more with many clients referring to her as being better than the real thing.
Maria has performed at some of the UK's biggest events, including The Wella Trend Vision Awards, Key103's Annual Jingle Ball, performances on TV and Radio and graced the stages of many prestigious venues including London’s Roundhouse Theatre, The City Of Manchester Stadium, Manchester United, The Lowry Theatre and many more alongside The Script, James Morrison and Paloma Faith and even Presidents.

Maria’s huge repertoire covers a vast amount of songs including current chart hits, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, soul, motown, indie, rock, country, jazz and blues and even themed songs such as Christmas Music or James Bond songs meaning that her set can be tailored to suit your exact requirements.

For her popular PARTY POP/ROCK set Maria covers everything from today’s hits from Adele, Emeli Sande, Jess Glynne, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia to the classic dance floor hits from Whitney Houston, Madonna and Chaka Chan, Soul, Motown and Disco classics.
Alternatively MARIA performs a stunning JAZZ/BLUES set, which is ideal for creating a wonderful laid-back atmosphere, covering classics from Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Louis Armstrong and Norah Jones.

You can also book MARIA with her JAZZ BAND ‘The Beggars Jazz’ or her PARTY BAND ‘The Beggars Banquet’ who perform a vast range of dance floor hits from current chart superstars Lady Gaga, Adele and Amy Winehouse to Soul, Funk, Disco, Indie and Rock and hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
If you are looking for something a little more laid back, MARIA can be booked as an ACOUSTIC DUO with the accompaniment of either guitar or piano.
A professional DJ service with additional lighting can be booked as an optional extra for any of the live music options.
Her musicians consist of an incredible line up of professional touring musicians who have performed at many of the biggest international festivals and tours with Craig David, Sandi Thom, Hurts, Elvis Costello and more.

Weather it is a Wedding, Party or Corporate event, MARIA delivers an exceptional quality performance every time and is sure to exceed your every expectation.

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Previous customers include:
¥ The Roundhouse 
¥ The President of Lebanon
¥ Armarni
¥ The Trafford Centre 
¥ Wella 
¥ Proctor & Gamble
¥ BBC 
¥ The Sunday Times 
¥ Key103 
¥ Rock FM 
¥ Hilti
¥ The AA
¥ Hilton Hotels 
¥ Nightingales Night Club 
¥ Manchester Evening News 
¥ Manchester United 
¥ Lowry Theatre 
¥ The Lowry Hotel 
¥ Fiat Europe

SET LISTS
Maria Johnson SOLO Party Set List:
90’s to Current Chart:
Adele-Rolling In The Deep
Adele-Set Fire To The Rain/
Adele-To Make You Feel My Love
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars- Locked Out Of Heaven
Clean Bandit- Rather Be
Daft Punk- Get Luck
Pharrell Williams- Happy
Jessie J – Price Tag/
Jessie J-Domino
Emile Sande- Next To Me/
Emile Sande-Heaven
Ella Henderson- Ghost
Kelly Rowland- When Love Takes Over
Alicia Keys- Empire State Of Mind
Corrine Bailey Rae- Records On
Duffy- Mercy
Duffy- Warwick Ave
Amy Winehouse- Valerie
Amy Winehouse- Back To Black
Florence and The Machine- You Got The Love
Shania Twain- That Don’t Impress Me
Shania Twain- Man I Feel Like A Woman
Pink- Who Knew
Pink- So What
Katy Perry- Hot n Cold
Katy Perry- Waking Up In Vegas
Katy Perry- California Gurlz
Kings Of Leon- Sex On Fire
Killers- Mr Brightside
The Corrs- Breathless
The Corrs- What can I Do
The Corrs- Dreams
The Corrs- Runaway
Allanah Myles- Black Velvet
Jason Mraz- I’m Yours
Madonna- Celebration
Natalie Imbruglia- Torn
Paramore- The Only Exception
No Doubt- Don’t Speak
Sixpence Non The Richer- Kiss Me
Coldplay- Yellow
Ellie Goulding-Your Song
Lady Gaga- Poker Face
Lady gaga- Just Dance
Leona Lewis- Run
Leona Lewis- Bleeding Love
Swedish House Mafia- Don’t You Worry

70’s/ 80’s
Whitney Houston- I Wanna Dance With Someone
Madonna- Holiday/ Vogue/Material World
Chaka Chan- Aint Nobody
Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
Blondie- Heart Of Glass
Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way
Candi Statton- Young Hearts
Dolly Parton- 9to5
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Pretenders- Don’t Get Me Wrong
Tina Turner- Simply The Best
Eurythmics- Sweet Dreams
Cher- If I Could Turn Back Time

Soul/Motown:

Diana Ross- Upside Down
Supremes- Baby Love/Can’t Hurry Love
Jackson 5- Blame It On The Boogie
Stevie Wonder- Signed Sealed Delivered
Donna Summer- Bad Girls
Sister Sledge- Lost In Music
Sister Sledge- We Are Family
Weather Girls- Raining Men
Emotions- Best Of My Love
Dion Warwick- Walk On By

Country
Alanah Myles Black Velvet
Alison Kraus- When You Say Nothing At All
The Band Perry- If I Die Young
Carrie Underwood- Before He Cheats
Dixie Chicks- Landslide
Dixie Chicks-
Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton- 9 to 5
Faith Hill- This Kiss
Faith Hill- There You’ll Be
Jennifer Page- Crush
Leann Rimes- Can’t Fight The Moonlight
Leann Rimes- Life Goes On
Leanne Rimes- How Do I Live
Taylor Swift- Love Story
Taylor Swift- We Are Never Getting Back Together
Taylor Swift/Colbie Callait- Breathe
Shania Twain – Man I Feel Like A Woman
Shania Twain – That Don’t Impress Me
Shania Twain- From This Moment

007/James Bond:
Licence to Kill
You Know My Name
Diamonds Are Forever
Skyfall
You Only Live Twice
Live And Let Die
Goldeneye

Christmas Music Set
Brenda Lee- Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Darlene Love- Christmas (from home alone 2)
The Eagles- Please Come Home For Christmas
Elton John- Step Into Christmas
Ertha Kit- Santa Baby
Jackson 5- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Mariah Carey- All I Want For Christmas
Oh Holy Night
Winter Wonderland
Sleigh Ride
Jingle Bell Rock
White Christmas
Wham- Last Christmas
Jazz/Blues:
Etta James-At Last
Louis Armstrong-What A Wonderful World
Peggy Lee-Fever
Norah Jones-Sunrise
Duffy-Warwick Ave
Duffy-Records On
Nat King Cole-Let there Be Love
Katie Melua--Closest thing To Crazy
Norah Jones-Don’t Know Why
Sarah McLoughlin-Angels
Mammas and Pappas-Dream A Little Dream
Astrud Gilberto-The Girl From Ipanema
Jamie Cullum-Everlasting love
Aretha Franklin-Say A Little Prayer For You
Nina Simone-My Baby Just Cares For Me
Ella Fitzgerald-Summertime
Amy Winehouse-Back to Black
Dinah Washington-What A Difference A Day Makes
Dusty Springfield-The Look of Love
Ben E King-Stand By me
Dion Warwick-Walk On By
Eva Cassidy-True Colours
Duffy-Mercy
Amy Winehouse-Valerie
Alison Krauss-When You Say Nothing At All
Fly Me To The Moon- Frank Sinatra
Every Time We Say Goodbye- Ella Fitzgerald
Georgia On My Mind- Ray Charles
I get A Kick Out Of You- Frank Sinatra
I Got You Under My Skin- Frank Sinatra
Hit The Road Jack- Ray Charles
Mack The Knife- Frank Sinatra
All Of Me- Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp- Ella Fitzgerald
Moon dance- Van Morrison
Let there Be Love- Nat King Cole
Nina Simone- Feeling Good
Lets Face The Music And Dance- Nat King Cole
Come Fly With Me- Frank Sinatra
Beyond The Sea- Bobby Darrin
In The Mood- Glen Millar (instrumental)
Blue Moon-
New York New York- Frank Sinatra

Ballads/First Dances

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Shearan
All Of Me- John Legend
A Thousand Miles- Christina Perri
Feels Like Home- Chantal Kravaziuk
Stand By Me- Ben E King
When You Say Nothing At All- Ronan Keating
Ho Hey- Lumineers
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You- Andy Williams
At Last- Etta James
Wings- Birdie
You Make Loving Fun- Fleetwood Mac

 

Client Testamonials:

Key103 Jingle Ball-
Maria is a superstar in the making and we are so proud to have her perform at our jingle ball and cash for kids events each year. We get no end of fabulous comments from clients year after year.

BBC-
One to watch!

Trevor-Golf Club
Wow! What a show, this young lady is destined for bigger things.
Gay Pride 2012
The event was great and Maria was by far the highlight of our day! She has an absolutely fantastic voice and I don't think I've ever seen such a huge crowd before.
Alex-Sywel Aerodrome Air Expo
Maria was amazing!!!!!! We certainly want her back next year. Very kind, listened to exactly what you wanted and delivered a cracking performance. True Brilliance. All our customers had a great evening and really liked her range and choices of songs. Thanks Alex 
Jennifer- Key103

Having seen Maria perform a stunning set at our annual Jingle Ball, I recently hired Maria for a Key 103 listener party and the feedback from all guests was excellent. The selection of songs was spot on and the dance floor was packed, I wish I'd have asked for an extra 1/2 hour!!

Stephen- St Catherine's Hospice
Maria – you were superb and doubtless have a sparkling future. Many thanks for making the night go so very well. You and your group made all the difference.

Kenny and Jess Owen
At our wedding last week in Hathersage, Derbyshire, we hired Maria to play her Jazz/Blues sets in the afternoon followed by her Rock/Pop sets in the evening, accompanied by the DJ service as well. They were both absolutely fantastic and made our day so special. All of our guests have said how brilliant Maria was on the day, setting just the right mood for the pre-dinner drinks and canapés and then later after the meal for the Disco. The music / entertainment make or breaks the wedding for sure and I cannot thank you both enough for the thoroughly professional, yet friendly and accommodating service that you provided. We can’t wait to book you again in the future and would encourage anybody reading this to look no further in your search for the perfect performer for your event. All the best, Kenny and Jess Owen xxx

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Maria Johnson performing a SOLO PARTY SET at the KEY103 Jingle Ball on the same bill as James Morrison, The Script, JLS, Craig David and more.


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