Jane Cuva

Quick reference:

Where are you based?  Leafy Worplesdon , near Guildford in Surrey
Facebook: The Mezzosoprano
Favourite Bijou Venue: Botleys Mansion as so far it’s the only one I’ve seen but looking forward to seeing the others as they all have special qualities.
How many weddings do you do a year? I sing at approximately 100 – 125 events a year and they are a mixture of weddings/ black tie events/ funeral services/ charity fundraising events
Average price/cost: £245 for Surrey Weddings; £285 for Home Counties Weddings (service/ champagne reception)

Tell us a little about yourself? 
At the age of 17 years old I had private singing tuition from a teacher at the Royal College of Music and soon after went onto win Best Newcomer at The Woking Music Festival. I studied languages at University and had 2 lead roles with the Gilbert & Sullivan society and toured Germany with one of the productions. I was asked to play the lead role in The Gondoliers with The Wimbledon Light Opera Society in London. In my twenties I worked as Creative Project Manager at Marie Claire Magazine but was often found at weekends singing at Weddings in London. I now live in Worplesdon, Surrey with my husband and 2 children and sing full time at events ranging from weddings to charity events such as the Members Annual Dinner Dance at Wentworth Golf Club and have been asked to sing at many funeral services and care homes which is very rewarding. I really enjoy being able to make a difference to an important occasion and love singing many genres of music from classical to theatre and pop. 

How would you describe your style and what makes you unique?  
Clear, strong and has rich low tones and a mezzo (medium high) range of high notes. My voice sits equally well in theatre/ pop as it does in classical and have been told it has a very emotional / healing quality to it. 

Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you? 
Absolutely – I would encourage that

Do you take requests? 
Yes – provided I can get hold of the music and it suits my voice type

Do you have a dress code?
Fifties swing dress or formal long cocktail dress (will try to accommodate any other requests)

How long is your set? 
Mostly an hour

What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
I think people increasingly want a more bespoke event where their own personalities and tastes are reflected.

If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment? 
When I got married I sang at the reception whilst the band played behind me- all arranged in secret - so there’s your answer!

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