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Applause Duo is an exciting, sophisticated and versatile duo with a Latin twist.

Both lead female singer and vocalist, keyboardist and saxophonist Martin are consummate musicians and performers with years of experience. They can provide anything from smooth jazz and ballads to dynamic dance sets featuring a huge range of music (see Song Lists) from 50’s rock’n'roll through soul, funk, Motown, disco, 80’s, 90’s and the most recent pop hits. Add to this Martin’s experience living in Spain and his repertoire of Latin dance songs, sung in fluent Spanish and Portuguese and you have a fantastic array of music that will keep everyone happy. Ballroom dance aficianados will be especially in their element!

If your budget allows it can expand to a trio or quartet with another singer & percussionist who also give spine-tingling latin dance demonstrations.

Applause can also provide professional MC services, wedding reception and ceremony music, “Live Karaoke“, children’s and seniors’ entertainment and dance floor DJ.

The array of songs at their disposal is simply awesome and you can tailor your wedding/function entertainment around songs you love and think your friends/family will also enjoy. They have a full range of slower ballads and jazz standards for pre-dinner drinks and dinner sets and then, to really get the party rocking, a full array of dance floor classics from the 1950’s to now.

Then there are the Latin numbers which are extremely popular at the moment thanks in part to “Dancing with the Stars”. Most people find these great to dance to even if they’ve never seen the inside of a dance studio! For those who have, Applause can provide songs in all the popular dance styles such as salsa, merengue, samba, tango, cha cha, jive, hip hop, waltz, rhumba and many more.

Another feature of this talented duo is that Martin creates many of the backings live on his keyboard which provides amazing authenticity and versatility - especially if dancers are in the groove and just don’t want a song to end! Then he can switch to the saxophone to vary the sound for some Motown, blues or R&B. The backing tracks we use are top class professional tracks usually re-mixed and edited in Martin’s home studio.

What better act could you find for a wedding or other function of mixed ages?

Song Lists

Uptempo / Dance Songs

500 miles

Achy breaky heart

Africa

Age of reason

All I wanna do

All Star

All that she wants

American Pie

April sun in Cuba

Baby Love

Baby one more time

Bad bad LeroyBrown

Bad moon rising

Barbie Girl

Bedroom eyes

Been around the world

Big yellow taxi

Black velvet

Blame it on the boogie

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Bright side of the road

Brown eyed girl

Buses and trains

Bye bye love

Can’t buy me love

Can’t get enough of you baby

Carwash

Celebration

Chain of fools

Conga

Cornflake girl

Country Roads

Crazy little thing called lov

Crocodile rock

Dance with me

Dancing Queen

Daydream believer

Dock of the bay

Doctor Feelgood

Don’t call me Baby

Don’t cha Don’t speak

Down under

Dumb things

Eagle rock

Everlasting love

Everybody needs somebody Finally Flashdance (What a feeling) Follow me Forgiven Girls just want to have fun Give me one reason Grace Kelly Grease Grease medley Guilty Hallelujah I love her so A Hard Day’s night Hey Baby High Holy Grail Honky tonk woman Hotel California Hot stuff House that Jack built I can see clearly I feel the earth move If I can’t have you If you have my love I’ll be there for you I love rock and roll I love the nightlife I’m a believer I’m in chains I’m into something good I’m outta love I’m yours In the summer time Ironic I say a little prayer I saw her standing there Islands in the stream It’s raining men I want to hold your hand I will survive I wish I was a punk rocker Jumping Jack Flash Khe sahn Kiss Knock on wood Lady Marmalade La isla bonita Let’s get loud Light my fire Like a prayer Livin’ la vida loca Locomotion Long train running Losing my religion Love potion number 9 Macarena Mamma Mia Man I feel like a woman Mary Jane Me and Bobby McGee Mercedes Benz Message to my girl Midnight at the oasis Moving on up Mrs Robinson Murder on the dance floor Mustang Sally My girl Naughty girl No woman no cry Nutbush city limits Objection tango Old time rock & roll Play Play that funky music Proud Mary Reckless Red red wine Respect Riders on the storm Round round Shake your tail feather Smooth Stop in the name of love Suddenly I see Superstar Sway Sweet about me Sweet Caroline Sweet home Alabama Sweet Home Chicago Take me to the river Teardrops That’s the way The winner takes it all Ticket to ride Together again Toxic Twist and shout Two strong hearts Unchain my heart Viva la vida Vogue Walking on sunshine Walk like an Egyptian We are family Welcome to my life What’s up Whenever wherever Where is the love? Wonderwall Yellow Submarine You can’t hurry love Young hearts run free You’re the one that I want

50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll

Blue suede shoes Bye bye love Great balls of fire I saw her standing there I want to hold your hand Jailhouse rock Johnny B Goode Rock around the clock Roll over Beethoven That’ll be the day Twist and shout

Ballads - Medium Tempo

1000 miles All good things come to an end All I have to do is dream All my loving Angels Annie’s songs At last Beautiful Because of you Behind blue eyes Ben Bette Davis Eyes Big girls don’t cry Born to try Both sides now The Boxer California dreaming Candle in the wind Can’t fight the moonlight Can’t help falling in love Can you feel the love tonight Close to you Country roads Crazy The Day you went away Desperado Don’t dream it’s over Don’t know why Don’t speak Do you know where you’re going to? Dream a little dream of me Drops of Jupiter Eternal flame Everything Father and son Feel Fields of gold Fire and rain Foolish games From a distance From this moment The Gambler Georgy girl Good morning Baltimore Hallelujah Have I told you lately Heal the world Heaven Hero Hey Jude High Hopelessly devoted to you How do I live If I ain’t got you If it makes you happy If I were a boy If you see her say hello I’ll be there for you I’ll stand by you Imagine I’m going to Carolina In his eyes In the arms of the angel I still call Australia home Just the way you are Killing me softly Kiss me Knockin’ on heaven’s door Landslide Leaving on a jet plane Looking for the heart of Saturday night Moondance Mr Bojangles Mr Tambourine man My heart will go on Natural woman Operator Piano man Power of love Rain Reckless Runaway Scar Scarborough fair Shaddap you face! She’s always a woman Shine Simple twist of fate Smooth Operator So beautiful Stranger in Moscow Streets of London Suzanne Tears in heaven Thank you That’s amoré The Rose Throw your arms around me Time after time Time in a bottle There you’ll be To Sir with love Torn True Colours Unchained melody Under the milky way Wind beneath my wings White flag With a little help from my friends Who knew? Year of the cat Yellow You’re the voice Your song You’ve got a friend You were meant for me

Jazz and Show Songs

Ain’t misbehavin’ Ain’t no sunshine Ain’t no way All the things you are All of me Angel eyes Apologise As time goes by Autumn Leaves Bare Necessities Beauty and the beast Big Spender Blue moon Bonnie and Clyde Cabaret Can’t help lovin’ dat man of mine Chatanooga choo choo Cheek to cheek Chim chim cheree Choo choo ch’boogie Colours of the wind Comes love Consider yourself Diamonds are a girl’s best friend Don’t cry for me Argentina Don’t dream it’s over Don’t know why Edelweiss Endless love Fallin’ Fever Fly me to the moon Georgia Girl from Ipanema The Glory of love God bless the child Hallelujah I love her so Hello Dolly Honeysuckle Rose How high the moon How insensitive I can’t give you anything but love I could have danced all night I don’t know how to love him I dreamed a dream If I only had a brain If I were a bell I get a kick out of you I got plenty of nuttin’ I got rhythm I love Paris I’m beginning to see the light The Impossible dream It ain’t necessarily so It’s only a paper moon I’ve got you under my skin I wanna be like you I wish you love Let’s call the whole thing off The Look of love Lost and found L.O.V.E. Love is here to stay Mack the knife Memory Misty Mona Lisa Moon River My baby just cares for me My favourite things My funny Valentine Nature Boy New York New York Night and day A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square Nobody knows you Ol’ man river Orange coloured sky Over the rainbow Part of your world Pennies from heaven Quiet night of quiet stars River stay away from my door Send in the clowns Someone like you Somewhere Sound of music (The) Speak Low A Spoonful of sugar Stranger in paradise Stormy weather Straighten up and fly right Summertime Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Take that look off your face Tea for two Tell me on a Sunday They can’t take that away from me Time to say goodbye Tomorrow Touch of paradise Twisted What a wonderful world When I fall in love When you wish upon a star A Whole new world Winter Wouldn’t it be lovely You can always count on me

Latin / Spanish Songs

Adios muchachos (Tango) A felicidade (Bossa nova) Agapimu (Spanish pop) Alfonsina y el mar ((Rhumba) Bamboleo (Samba) Besame Mucho (Bolero / Rhumba) Blame it on the bossa nova Cantinero de cuba (Samba) Contigo aprendí (Bolero / Rhumba) Copacabana (Samba) Desafinado (Bossa nova) El dia que me quieres (Tango) El hombre del piano Eres tu Eternamente Yolanda (Rhumba) Gracias a la vida (Rhumba) Guantanamera (Son cubano) Hernando’s Hideaway (Tango) How insensitive (Bossa nova) La Bamba (Mambo / samba) La culpa fue del cha cha cha (Cha cha) Lambada (Lambada) La ultima noche (Cha cha) Mambo Italiano (Mambo) Manha de carnaval (Bossa nova) Mano a mano (Tango) Mas que nada (Samba) Melodia de Arrabal (Tango) Me voy pa’l pueblo (Bolero / Rhumba) Ojalá que llueva café en el campo (Merengue) Pedro Navaja (Salsa) Piensa en mi (Bolero / Rhumba) Que Sera Sera (Waltz) Samba de Orfeu (Samba) Sentado en el anden (Pop) Si tu me dices ven (Bolero / Rhumba) Te recuerdo Amanda (Folk) Quiet night of quiet stars (Bossa nova) Visa para un suéno (Merengue

International & Participation Songs

Bus Stop Chicken dance Day O (Banana boat song) Jamaica farewell La vie en rose L’Accordeoniste Lion sleeps tonight (The) Milord Non, je ne regrette rien Nutbush city limits Orne tchornyia O sole mio Sous le ciel de Paris Tarantella That’s amoré Volaré

Other songs available :

Large selection of Irish, Scottish, English and Australian folk songs Children's songs - Nursery Rhymes, TV theme songs, Wiggles, Hi 5 etc Large selection of Seniors' songs from the 1910's to 1940's with 60 song books Christmas songs