Phasma

Highlights

  • 5-9 piece Soul/R&B band.
  • Over 8 years’ collective experience performing at events (private/corporate), venues and festivals nationally and internationally.
  • Covering a diverse range of styles ranging from classic Motown, Funk & Soul to contemporary R&B, Acid Jazz and pop.
  • 100+ strong repertoire of songs.
  • Based in London but travelling nationally and internationally if enquired far enough in advance.
  • Boasting critical acclaim having performed nationally and internationally.
  • Offering a flexible range of lineups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements of the occasion.
  • Female vocals, Lead & Backing vocals.
  • Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion: Rory, 529, disco DJ/dance tuition and/or guest artists.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Fluent improvisers and readers.
  • Special request songs learned.
  • Versatile for events ranging from parties of 200+ people to medium-sized events and offering a smaller band “529” either as a support or as a headline for smaller events.
  • Providing its own P.A., sound engineers, instruments and backline plus lighting if required.
  • Starring some of the London’s finest musicians from the best bands around, and featuring a variety of guest artists.

Biography

From the creators of Diáspora, we present: PHASMA. Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and a life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but nevertheless dazzling, passionate, and eternal form. Phasma is a contemporary and versatile soul, funk and R&B band, creating dazzling live entertainment for venues, festivals, weddings, parties, private and corporate events and special occasions around the UK. Phasma brings together a group of musicians from all over the UK. Its members are all top notch musicians who have played with some of the UK’s top artists across the jazz and funk circuits appearing nationally and internationally and touring venues, festivals, theatres, hotels and cruise liners around the world. Phasma is an ancient Latin word meaning “soul”, “spectre”, “spirit”. A band delving deep into the Great American musical subconscious, Phasma brings out the best of soul, funk, rhythm and blues. ​Its nine-piece lineup (lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, bass, drums, percussion, saxophones, flute and trumpet) lends itself to a slick, sophisticated sound coloured by the unique concept of soul that arose out of the African experience in America. A transmutation of gospel, rhythm and blues into a funky testament now widespread throughout the modern world. Combining sultry layered vocals, jazz-tinged harmonies and danceable polyrhythms. Drawing on their collective experiences of groove, harmony and lyricism, their mission is to celebrate the myriad of styles that arose out of the jazz, blues and gospel traditions which have become significant musical movements from the early twentieth century right through to the present day. Phasma is a universal word. It’s all about music as a fundamentally human form of expression, and the power of music being able to reach out and touch people on a personal level. A person’s soul can be their essence, that part of their being that can soar to the stratosphere. Phasma’s sound pulls from the grass roots of blues and gospel, the musical manifestations of that essence, galvanises itself in the mettles of jazz and funk and sings from its guts, echoing a cry of euphoria that is felt the world over.

Reviews

“We were very happy to have Phasma in our wedding. The band played lovely music, with excellent spirit and charm. They clearly showed they are professional musicians…. they knew what they were doing!” – Ericka Rasoon, Wedding, Oxford, July, 2017

“The band was a real success, they created a great atmosphere and made for an enjoyable evening for all who attended. We 100% recommend and would certainly use them again.” – Pete Baker, Music Students For Hire, Corporate, London (City), May, 2017

“The band got everyone dancing and gave a fun, lively performance. Sounded and were very professional as well as being flexible, easygoing and keen to do what we asked.” – Wendy Klein, Wedding, Welwyn Garden City, February, 2017

“Phasma are an energetic and truly outstanding group of musicians who created a lively atmosphere at our corporate event.” – Sally Cook, Band on the Wall

“Good choice of familiar songs. It feels like 1970s soul dance music. The musicianship is very good.” – Geli Berg, Lingua Franca World Music

Repertoire

Soul, Funk & RnB

  • Al Jarreau – Breakin’ Away
  • Al Jarreau – Let’s Stay Together
  • Al Jarreau – Moonlighting
  • Al Jarreau – Mornin’
  • Al Jarreau – Murphy’s Law
  • Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
  • Alicia Keys – Unbreakable
  • Anita Baker – Giving You The Best That I’ve Got
  • Anita Baker – I Apologise
  • Anita Baker – Sweet Love
  • Aretha Franklin – Natural Woman
  • Aretha Franklin – Say A Little Prayer
  • Arrested Development – Everyday People
  • Basement Jaxx – Do Your Thing
  • Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
  • Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  • Brand New Heavies – Midnight At The Oasis
  • Brand New Heavies – Never Stop
  • Brand New Heavies – Sometimes
  • Brand New Heavies – Stay This Way
  • Brand New Heavies – You Are The Universe
  • Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
  • Brenda Russell – So Good, So Right
  • Brenda Russell – Way Back When
  • Brownstone – I Can’t Tell You Why
  • Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Chaka Khan – And The Melody Still Lingers On (Night In Tunisia)
  • Chaka Khan – Every Little Thing
  • Chaka Khan – Love Me Still
  • Chaka Khan – Make It Last
  • Chaka Khan – Through The Fire
  • Chaka Khan – What Cha Gonna Do For Me
  • Chaka Khan – Your Love Is All I Know
  • Des’ree – Kissing You
  • Des’ree – Life
  • Des’ree – You Gotta Be
  • Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain
  • Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  • Diana Ross – Upside Down
  • Diana Ross – You Are So Beautiful
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Has Gone
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  • Emelie Sande – ​Read All About It
  • Etta James – At Last
  • Floetry – If I Was A Bird
  • George Benson – Masquerade
  • India Arie – Back To The Middle
  • India Arie – Can I Walk With You
  • India Arie – Little Things
  • India Arie – Timeless
  • India Arie – Video
  • Isley Brothers – Between The Sheets
  • Isley Brothers – For The Love Of You
  • Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World
  • James Ingram – Baby, Come to Me
  • James Ingram – One Hundred Ways
  • Jamiroquai – Beatbox
  • Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
  • Jamiroquai – Love Foolosophy
  • Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
  • Jamiroquai – Starchild
  • Jamiroquai – Stillness In Time
  • Jamiroquai – Too Young To Die
  • Janet Jackson – It’s All For You
  • Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
  • Jools Holland – The Informer
  • Junior – My Mama Used To Say
  • Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It
  • Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out
  • Lionel Ritchie – Can’t Slow Down
  • Lionel Ritchie – Love Will Find A Way
  • Marvin Gaye – Sunny
  • Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?
  • Michael Jackson – Another Part Of Me
  • Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
  • Michael Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
  • Michael Jackson – Will You Be There
  • Michael McDonald – I Just Can’t Let Go
  • Michael McDonald – Takin’ It To The Streets
  • Michael McDonald – What A Fool Believes
  • Minnie Riperton – Inside My Love
  • Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You
  • Natalie Cole – Good To Be Back
  • Nina Simone – Feeling Good
  • Oleta Adams – Get Here
  • Omar – There’s Nothing Like This
  • Randy Crawford – Street Life
  • Shalamar – A Night To Remember
  • Shola Ama – You Might Need Somebody
  • Sounds Of Blackness – Optimistic
  • Stephen Bishop – It Might Be You
  • Stevie Wonder – As (I’ll Be Loving You)
  • Stevie Wonder – I Can’t Help It
  • Stevie Wonder – I Wish
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  • Stevie Wonder – It’s You
  • Stevie Wonder – Lately
  • Stevie Wonder – Moments Aren’t Moments
  • Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour
  • Stevie Wonder – Overjoyed
  • Stevie Wonder – Summer Soft
  • Stevie Wonder – Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
  • Stevie Wonder – Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
  • Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
  • Swing Out Sister – Break Out
  • The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
  • Womack & Womack – ​Teardrops

 

Jazz, Pop & Art House

  • Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Losing Game
  • Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own
  • Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Billy Joel – Always A Woman
  • Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
  • Billy Joel – New York State Of Mind
  • Cee Lo – ​Forget You
  • Elton John – Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
  • Emma Bunton – Maybe
  • Estelle – American Boy
  • Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
  • Leann Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight
  • Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
  • Maroon 5 – Sunday Morning
  • Maroon 5 – ​This Love
  • Michael Buble – Everything
  • Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet
  • Pharrel Williams – Get Lucky
  • Pharrel Williams – Happy
  • Phil Collins – True Colours
  • Sarah Bareilles – Love Song
  • Sting – Every Breath You Take
  • Vanessa Carlton – ​A Thousand Miles

Lineups

09-piece

[1 x Vocals]

[1 x Piano]

[1 x Bass]

[2 x Percussion]

[2 x Brass (Trumpet, Saxophones)]

[1 x Backing Vocals]

[1 x Backing Vocals OR Guitar]

 

08-piece

[1 x Vocals]

[1 x Piano]

[1 x Bass]

[2 x Percussion]

[2 x Brass (Trumpet, Saxophones)]

[1 x Backing Vocals OR Guitar]

 

07-piece

[1 x Vocals]

[1 x Piano]

[1 x Bass]

[2 x Percussion]

[2 x Brass (Trumpet, Saxophones)]

 

06-piece

[1 x Vocals]

[1 x Piano]

[1 x Bass]

[2 x Percussion]

[1 x Brass (Saxophones)]

 

05-piece

[1 x Vocals]

[1 x Piano]

[1 x Bass]

[1 x Percussion]

[1 x Brass (Saxophones)]

How to book

For more information, or to book this artist, contact Rory Duffy