Jayne Darling

1940’s  Swing – Jazz – Vintage Act

Professional, experienced & authentic, Jayne Darling is a well respected and established 1940s vocalist popular with the public and re-enactors.

Having performed at some of the biggest events across the UK and Europe she is known for her beautiful and passionate voice with a spirit that personifies the era.

With a wide selection of shows and music Jayne also has a variety of stage sets, props and equipment to cater for small to large events including evening dances.

Jayne loves to interact with her audience, works well with other entertainers and live musicians and has a broad understanding of the music and history of WWII.

Often likened to a younger Vera Lynn Jayne sings those songs made famous by some of the biggest musical stars of the day including the Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Anne Shelton plus many more with a variety of shows and music.

Jayne is available as a solo act or with her band.

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With a huge repertoire of songs from the 1920’s through to the 1950’s Jayne’s versatility means she is able to sing a wide range of music from jazz standards through to classical and music theatre.

Jayne is in demand as an artist at several of the 1940s re-enactment events across the UK and Europe bring the music of the 1940s and wartime to life.

Jayne is always happy to liaise with you to ensure that her set meets your exact requirements with your audience in mind

As a trained singer Jayne is a professional addition to any event or function.

Jayne performs regularly at public events across the UK and Europe.

Polished and Professional
As a full time professional singer and entertainer Jayne is a member of the Actors’ Union Equity with £10 million public liability insurance

White Christmas Show Available

Jayne Darling’s Christmas shows get well booked up in advance so please don’t leave it too long before booking!  A great mix of all the great Christmas songs from the past we’ll have you Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree in no time.  An absolutely brilliant show to get your residents celebrating.
Twinwood Festival Avon Valley Railway Barry at War Blaenavon Railway 1940’s Weekend Chesterfield 1940’s Weekend (Event Plan) Crich Tramway Village Dad’s Army Museum – Thetford Dig for Victory Bristol Four Ashes Wolverhampton Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway Great Central Railway Wartime Weekend Haworth 1940’s Weekend Hughenden Manor Kelham Island Industrial Museum Leyburn 1940’s Weekend National Emergency Services 1940’s Weekend Nottingham 1940s Knee’s Up Pickering – Various pubs, restaurants plus the showground RAF Defford Rufford on the Home Front Ramsey 1940s Weekend Selsey D-Day Celebration Swindon & Cricklade Railway Tutbury Castle Wimpole at War Woodhall Spa 1940’s Festival Yanks are Back in Saddleworth
“Jayne, Thanks for your comments and for the brilliant entertainment . Mum absolutely loved it !!! I have added a comment on google for you (Lots of stars)…….Best wishes for the future.” Winifred, Paul & Brenda. “You have such an amazing voice. When I watched your video on Facebook singing ‘Requiem for a Soldier’ I wept. You really touched my heart with it.” Marc de Bolster “You made my dad’s birthday. And I’ve had some lovely comments of people. So thank you very much”. “Thank you so much for the show you did for our dad’s 90th birthday. He and the other residents thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. We’re grateful that you did your best to accommodate Mike’s song requests at such short notice.” C Shuter “Dad is still talking about you, always with a smile – he has very fond memories of the afternoon and couldn’t have wished for a better birthday present. Thanks again, Jayne.” “I have to thank you (Jayne Darling), and your band for a fantastic performance which made the night so memorable. The comments and feedback from the guests and Mayor are nothing short of brilliant and we will be writing to you shortly.” Gedling Borough Council “I would like to thank you for your fantastic performance on the 30th September at Lombardy Lodge. All the tenants loved it.” Broxtowe Council “Dear Jayne, we both wanted to say a big THANK-YOU for your amazing performance at our wedding. It was a perfect day and you both made it so special, both during the ceremony and afterwards. We can’t thank you enough. We had so many lovely comments about your performance and it will forever hold special memories for us”. C & G Watson “It was lovely to see you today at Batley Vintage Day – Batley just loved you !” J. Weston-Wright “Hi Jayne, just like to say at the care home in Shirebrook you looked and sounded lovely, thank you as well because I’ve not seen my granddad in a long time until yesterday and you put a smile on his face when he was having a little dance. You were amazing.” T. Clay “Hi Jayne you were amazing at the Hospice Choir Competition tonight, thank you for all you do for us.” Notts Hospice “We had the pleasure of listening to you at Rufford 1940s, amazing, trying to find you on you tube! X” T. Burton “Hi Jayne, just to thank-you for making our mom and dads anniversary so special. We all thoroughly enjoyed your performance and also for involving the children. I shall certainly recommend you.” Joanne “Hi Jayne, thanks for giving us a great evening’s entertainment. We hope to see you again in the future.” C. Tompkins “We were privileged to see you perform at Wimpole Hall’s 1940 weekend and would like to thank you for inviting our daughter, Maisie, onto the stage to sing “Let it go” with you. She absolutely loved it and I’m so glad I recorded it on my phone for her to watch back. Thank you again for making a little girl very happy and her parents very proud” S. Prigg “Thank you so much for attending the Saturday Night Dance as part of the Leyburn 1940s weekend – I thought you were great and certainly went down very well with the people attending the dance.” Leyburn 1940’s Weekend “I just wanted to thank you for Friday. I can’t find the words to express just how wonderful I thought you guys were. You treated everybody with such respect and dignity and you can guess that most of those guys have suffered such discrimination in their lives. I thought the atmosphere you created was absolutely wonderful and folk just couldn’t get over how wonderful the evening was.” Framework Nottingham “Thank-you so much for visiting us in Broadmayne, everyone thought you were wonderful!” Broadmayne D5 Event 2014 “I just wanted to say how much all the residents, family , friends and visitors enjoyed your show last Friday.” Fairway View Care Home “Jayne kindly offered to sing at our WW1 commemoration event at The Treetops Hospice Shop on Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. She has a lovely voice and everyone thought she was fantastic… she really was every ones Darling. Everyone wants to know when she’s coming back!” Polly – Treetops Hospice “ I would like to say a huge thank you to Jayne Darling for the fantastic time you have brought to my family and all my extended family in the care home.” Adam Hind “Hi Jayne, A very big thank you for putting on such wonderful entertainment this afternoon. You sang so beautifully and everyone was delighted to listen to your amazing repertoire of songs. It brought back many happy memories for Joyce and even the younger ones there were singing along as if they had known the songs for years. You made the day very special. Hope to hear you sing again soon! Love and best wishes. Peter and Jacky” “I just wanted to say such a huge thankyou for your brilliant performance in Painswick on Saturday evening! Marion (my Gran) had a lovely evening, really memorable- and I know for a fact that everyone enjoyed it- you set the tone perfectly- so thank you.” Louise S “We first asked Jayne to be part of our week of entertainment during Older People’s Week 2013. We were very pleased with her performance; so we decided to book Jayne again for our Valentine’s Dance in February 2014, at Westbourne Court in Bramcote. Jayne Darling really encompassed the look of the 1940s with her vintage style, and her melodic voice transported the residents at both Scalby Close and Westbourne Court back in time. She consistently engaged with the residents throughout the show. One resident at Westbourne Court said: “we had a great time at the event for Valentine’s Day. The 1940s look was fantastic and Jayne had a lovely voice. More events like this in the future, please!” Broxtowe Borough Council wouldn’t hesitate in asking Jayne back for future events.” Broxtowe Borough Council “Miss Jayne Darling performed for us recently at one of our Business Network Social events, with over one hundred business professionals present at the Galleries of Justice Museum, Jayne’s music welcomed guests upon arrival and from start to finish was a flawless and extremely entertaining set, Jayne is very professional and really does look the part in her vintage outfits and styling, I would highly recommend her and cannot wait to hear her again!” Fiona Duncan, RSViP “Jayne Darling recently sang at a vintage fair which was organised by a local charity. Her voice was beautiful, her style was perfect for the occasion and her smile was infectious. She entertained the crowds for the majority of the day with a wide range of material. Versatile and vivacious, Jayne was one of the highlights of the day”. Harrogate Spring Vintage Fair “Jayne sang at a vintage burlesque event that I organised. She was a fantastic success. All the guests I spoke to raved about her beautiful voice. She was a pleasure to work with. Professional, enthusiastic and excellent value for money she added some extra class and sparkle to the event.” Harriet B “We regularly feature performances by local Choirs and musical groups at Christmas, much to the great enjoyment of our Customers at Brookfields Garden Centre. It was a real pleasure to welcome Jayne Darling who performed for us one busy Saturday in December. A really friendly manner and willingness to sing those songs our customers would enjoy made having her with us a real pleasure. It is not often we receive feedback from customers but many commented how lovely it was to hear a fresh and lively performance of well loved songs; the choirs are wonderful but Jayne added another dimension to our festivities. Most importantly she has a terrific voice and we will be so very happy to welcome her back to Brookfields for any major events during the course of the year and certainly want her back for Christmas! I would recommend Jayneto any organisation or individual wanting entertainment of such a professional standard with a friendly enthusiastic approach.” “Many thanks for your stunning performance. You make a huge difference to the kind of day patients have and the positive impact of what you do goes beyond that because you remind people that life is joyful.” Nottinghamshire Hospice “I have heard Jayne sing on many occasions and as always have been bowled over by her enchanting voice. Jayne is a born entertainer, what with her bubbly personality and attractive looks, she would be a great asset to any gathering” Private Client Mr B. Dennis “Songstress extraordinaire Jayne Darling provided wonderful entertainment for us at Nottinghamshire Hospice early this year. Jayne came in every morning for a week to sing well-known favourites from the 1940’s era with a modern twist. Jayne looked the part too, with a wardrobe of gorgeous vintage dresses and accessories she charmed all of us. Our patients loved the entertainment and Jayne’s lovely approach to meeting people added to this. A huge thank you to Jayne, and if you have the chance to see her perform, do not miss out! Nottinghamshire Hospice “Jayne Darling has a voice like honey” Sarah B “Jayne came and entertained patients, staff and volunteers over the Christmas period at Nottinghamshire Hospice. Dressed to kill, Jayne delighted our audience with a variety of well-chosen and well known seasonal songs, adding a 1940’s twist to her performance. After inviting us to sing along, Jayne succeeded in lifting everyone’s spirits ready for the festive season.” Nottinghamshire Hospice “Jayne has sung at both my evening events and is absolutely amazing we have now become friends and she has a lovely personality and she makes me laugh and her daughters are so cute x” Helen S Come dance With Tea, Nottingham

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