The Mira Lacey Ensemble

Wedding Band Waikato
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Band Bio

The Mira Lacey Ensemble features Mira’s exquisite alto voice backed by Waikato’s finest jazz musicians.  Her sophisticated style is reminiscent of jazz divas Diana Krall and Julie London, yet she is a totally unique artist, with a wealth of experience, depth and passion in her performance.  Mira’s reputation as a talented jazz vocalist is steadily growing through exposure at major events including “Jazz At The Rotunda” (Music In The Parks-Auckland), the Auckland Heritage Festival,  the Cooper’s Creek Vineyard “Summer Jazz Series”,  the Auckland Seafood Festival, the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival and the Pacific Rose Bowl Festival.  Mira also performs regularly at weddings, private functions and classy venues.

Mira received a Sarah Vaughn Jazzmaster’s Incentive Award and Professional Music Scholarship for study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the world’s leading institutions for jazz education.  She earned her Bachelor of Music Degree, with honours in Vocal Performance, in 1996.

Mira’s repertoire of more than one hundred songs is rich and varied, from lush romantic ballads to sultry blues, sensual bossa-novas to lively swing tunes.  She has been inspired by such outstanding artists as June Christy, Julie London, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Mavis Rivers, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Astrud Gilberto, Maxine Sullivan, Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn, Chris Conner, Nancy Wilson, Blossom Dearie, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Cassandra Wilson, Karrin Allyson, Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Melody Gardot.

Mira would love to help create a magical, unique and unforgettable atmosphere for your wedding or civil union!  Her group is flexible in size, from an intimate duo (voice and guitar or piano) or trio to a full band.  (Other instruments that may be added include bass and drums).  Please indicate which size group you would prefer when asking for a quote.  A high quality sound system, suitable for small to medium size venues, is provided at no extra cost.

Mira may also be available to perform in the Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua and regions.
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Band Details

  • Location Waikato
  • Genre Easy Listening, Jazz, Latin
  • Members 3
  • Price
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Reviews

  • Frank Cleave - Wedding 12 January 2007
    This letter is a personal recommendation for Mira Lacey and her Jazz Band, who played at my wedding on January 12th., 2007. My partner and I could not have asked for a jazz band that played more excellent music. Their performance was professional, and the band was punctual. If you are looking for a jazz band to make your occasion a memorable one, I have no hesitation in recommending Mira and her band!!
  • Kerryn & Paul Webster - Wedding 8 January 2011
    We wanted to thank you and the rest of The Mira Lacey Trio for performing at our wedding in January, 2011. We had a lovely, fun and relaxed day and appreciate your contribution to the day. Our guests really enjoyed the music and it really set the tone for a great day. Thanks again!!
  • Lance Kendrick - Wedding 4 March 2006
    We appreciated so much your singing for our wedding ceremony in March, 2006. Literally dozens of people commented on how much they enjoyed the jazz, and they were deeply moved by your singing. You and the band helped to make the ceremony special for us, too!
  • Olivia Milicich - Wedding 1 December 2007
    The Mira Lacey Duo was lovely and our day was great. Everybody had a lovely time and the music complimented the day perfectly. Thanks for the great service!
  • David & Jeanette Dimock - Wedding 2 February 2013
    Wow! Mira Lacey was fantastic! I just wish we had booked her duo for longer. They sounded awesome and the atmosphere they created out on the patio at Half Moon Bay marina was uplifting to say the least. Mira was beyond our expectations and I would recommend her to anybody that wants a class act to polish whatever event they may be planning. We were very happy!
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Song List

All Of Me                           Frank Sinatra

Alone Together                     Carly Simon

Besame Mucho (in Spanish)    Diana Krall

Bewitched                       Linda Ronstadt

Black Coffee                         Peggy Lee

Close Your Eyes               Ella Fitzgerald

Come Away With Me           Norah Jones

Comes Love                     Joni Mitchell

Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me   Diana Krall

East Of The Sun                   Diana Krall

Georgia On My Mind             Ray Charles

Goodnite                       Melody Gardot

I’ve Got A Crush On You       Carly Simon

I’ve Grown Accustomed To His Face
                              Cassandra Wilson
                     
It Could Happen To You           Doris Day

It’s A Lovely Day                 Amber Claire

Let’s Do It                     Louis Armstrong

Let’s Fall In Love                   Diana Krall

Lover Man                         Billie Holiday

Makin’ Whoopee!          Michelle Pfeiffer

Moondance                       Van Morrison

Moonlight Becomes You         Bing Crosby

My Foolish Heart                 Mavis Rivers

My Heart Stood Still             Chet Baker

My Romance                     Tuck & Patti

Nature Boy                       Frank Sinatra

Our Day Will Come           Julie London

Over The Rainbow         Judy Garland

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars       Blossom Dearie

Someone To Watch Over Me     Blossom Dearie

Something Cool                   June Christy

Summertime                 Sarah Vaughan

The Girl From Ipanema     Astrud Gilberto
                             
The Man I Love           Omara Portuondo

The Nearness Of You       Norah Jones

Them There Eyes             Billie Holiday

These Foolish Things           Billie Holiday

Too Marvellous For Words       Nat King Cole

What Is This Thing Called Love?    Lena Horne

Willow Weep For Me           June Christy

And many more…