Services From Luka Watabe in Leeds
Elegnat & Vintage Style 'Luka Jazz' Trio
Luka Watabe Solo Singer Performing Vintage Style Music
Elegant & Vintage Style 'Luka Vintage Jazz Band'
Beauty & elegance, a sophisticated jazz singer with a memory-making selection of songs to guarantee a perfect atmosphere for your event!
Luka was born and raised in Japan and is currently settled in North Yorkshire. Her passions are music, art, and history and she especially finds beauty in the glamorous world of vintage culture and jazz.
Her unique singing background started in Nagauta (traditional Japanese music which accompanies the Kabuki theatre). Later, Luka joined a jazz band in Japan. She fell in love not only with jazz songs but also the style: gorgeous dresses, perfect hair, make-up and charismatic personalities such as her idols Julie London and Peggy Lee.
Performing alongside professional jazz musicians, Luka’s rich, warm voice carries elegance with feelings. Featuring jazz standards with up-lifting swings, beautiful ballads, relaxing bossa nova and Latin pieces, Luka’s live sets are perfectly suited to hotel residencies, drinks receptions, and private parties. Luka has performed in London's best 5 star hotels such as The Savoy Hotel, The Londoner Hotel.
Creative to her core, Luka has created a look and sound that brings glamour to every stage. Having worked as a professional make-up artist for 10 years, Luka styles her own hair and makeup for every performance. Much of her wardrobe is bespoke too, sewing many of her stunning dresses herself.
Add elegance to your occasion, Luka and her professional musicians will provide a truly special performance with a memory-making selection of songs.
Lawrence Hayes• May 27, 2023
Luka is a professional in all aspects,
Very good singer and very well presented.
A very good choice for our event.
Robina Sabourin• July 30, 2022
Luka and her accompanist Rod were delightful to have with us. They arrived punctually, were very friendly and obliging, Luka looked wonderful in her own handmade dress. Her voice was deep and attractive and her song list of cool jazz extensive. Rod’s guitar accompaniment was fitting. The two created a party atmosphere at our sit-down marquee dinner. Their charm was infectious and guests gave them a big applause after their ten minute spot at a higher volume.
Although they had been willing to invite people to dance at the end of the evening, this didn’t happen but they didn’t force the issue while people were deep in conversation..
My husband and I heartily recommend Luka Watabe for her pre-party administrative efficiency and her musicianship.
Pia Pelkonen• June 17, 2023
We booked Luka to perform at our wedding and we are so happy we did! She was an absolute pleasure to work with - she is incredibly organised and professional and made the whole process completely stress free. Her performance was stunning and all our guests loved her. We love that she asked us for our wedding theme colours and matched her dress (which she made herself) to our colours. We would absolutely wholeheartedly recommend her and would definitely book her again if we throw another party in the future.
Catherine Jackson• March 11, 2023
Luka was booked with very late notice to replace an artist and although she didn't have previous experience of the event was thorough with planning, flexible with our set up, incredibly easy to communicate with and a pleasure to welcome on to the team. With a small guide to the aesthetic of the event, Luka tailored her image to what we required and was absolutely perfect, presenting herself immaculately throughout. The song choice was discussed beforehand and she brought her own equipment which was ideal for our space. I have no hesitation in booking Luka again, and in fact, have done due to her attitude and talent. I look forward to working with her again when possible, she's a valuable asset to the success of events and adds glamour, a beautiful voice and is a team player.
Holly Parton• Nov. 5, 2022
Luka was an absolute delight at our wedding, she made sure she took the time to meet with us before hand to get to know us. Her set was elegant and her voice is incredible she set the tone for such an amazing day. All the guests were saying how amazing she was. She even went out of her way to match her outfit with our wedding colour, truly beautiful with a fantastic voice and very professional. We could not recommend highly enough. One of the highlights of our day thank you Luka you were incredible!
Whitchurch Silk Mill• June 3, 2022
We booked Luka to perform at our Fifties Fete to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee at Whitchurch Silk Mill. She was a wonderful addition and really brought the vintage vibes to life with both her outfit and her sultry voice. She chose a perfect setlist for the theme of our event and her communications and organisation before hand was better than you could ask for. Thank you, Luka!