The Mira Lacey Ensemble
Wedding Band Waikato
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.
- Location Waikato
- Genre Easy Listening, Jazz, Latin
- Members 3
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!
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
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…