A BIG VOICE - Live Music is accustomed to performing for:
*Pubs *Clubs *Parties and Private Functions *Military bases *Corporate Entertainment *Weddings *Community Events *Restaurant Entertainment and *Seasonal Celebrations
Maria Scobey works as a Professional Singer alongside teaching Singing, Entertaining at kids parties, running Singing Groups and Workshops. She has gained a wealth of experience having worked on cruise ships, in shows, performed in various bands and as part of a couple of Duo's as well as performing Solo. She predominantly works as a Solo Singer nowadays although occasionally forms part of a Duo with her Guitarist Husband who also regularly performs solo as they juggle childcare between them.
Maria's own voice is very flexible and easily adapts from singing funky/powerful Rocky covers, Motown and Pop to the softer ballads/slow dance/jazz melodies. She sings all genres of music her taste is rather eclectic, but she leans more towards Soul/Motown and Pop. As a studio artist she has recorded lead and backing vocals for various bands.
*Pop *Motown *Disco *Rock *Ballads *Soul *Rock n Roll *Classics *Jazz *R&B *Gospel *Country...Across the decades
Maria has an astonishingly versatile voice which covers A-Z of popular hits; Abba Anastacia, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Adele, ..B, C, D's through to the ....X,Y,Z artists such as the Zutons and Zeplin. Maria can perform songs from 1950's Rock n Roll through to Modern Day Pop and all the genres in between across the decades. Maria will keep you and everyone entertained whatever the occasion or mixed ages of your guests.
If you are a Venue looking for Musicians/Entertainment or if you're a Musician looking to perform at new venues simply click CONTACT US. Tell us what you need, when and where and for How long and let US help you organise your entertainment.
4. Wedding October 2016 Liz and Drew Williams
I couldn't have been happier on my wedding Day with Maria's performance. It was a beautiful moment that will I will remember for ever. Her version of One by U2 is stunning. In the lead up Maria was very supportive and reassuring with the booking process. On the day very professional and made me feel very at ease. The procession sung as i walked down the ailse with my Dad was beautifully sung sending goose pimples amongst our guests.
Cocktail Hour Singing
We book an acoustic set to entertain the guest. We had brilliantly varied list of songs to pick from. It was so difficult to narrow down which songs to have. They even agreed to learn new songs specially for us which meant we could make the event really personal. It created a great vibe invoke wonderful memories for us.
Evening Reception Music
Maria and Marks Band where booked to perform various rock music. It was amazing and so many guests commented on how great they where. I was so impressed and Maria even did a surprise set which I loved. I could stop dancing.
They are so talented and have such an impressive range I would 100% recommend them for a wedding or celebration as a group or as individual performers. Thanks guys.
3.Private 50th Party -
#PaulStewart What great party entertainment all for meeeeee! Finally got round to thanking this lovely lady for a fantastic performance for my birthday party. What a great night, great music, great choice of tunes and not too many inappropriate references to my advancing years. As you can tell by the amount of time it has taken to post this, the last few weeks have been full on - kicked off at the party and just coming back to earth now. Thanks, Maria - 5 star entertainment x
2.Pub Gig - The Aristocrat-Aylesbury
Publicans Val and Gary said: A Very enjoyable gig Sunday, got to say the BEST we've seen at our pub. A Big Voice-Maria's vocal performance-WOW, everyone loved it, I will be spreading the word and hoping to get more people in to see you next time! Well done Maria and Thank you. More dates to follow, maybe book you for a Friday or Saturday too. Regards
Val & Gary The Aristocrat Public House, Wendover Road, Aylesbury.
Tessa Clarfelt said: ‘A Big Voice provided excellent singing at Wilderness Festival, enjoyed by all, thanks Maria!’
I hope you’re very well. Best wishes Tessa Clarfelt
Senior Arts & Culture Programmer – Wilderness Festival
Maria's husband Mark Scobey is a professional guitarist and performer who sings and performs acoustic gigs regularly. He teaches full time in schools in and around Oxfordshire and also privately one-one.
COVER~UP Duo: Maria/Vocals & Percussion, Mark Guitar /Backing Vocals
'Covering' popular hits throughout the decades exploring a variety of genres;
>Rock n Roll-Soul/Funk, Blues, Motown, Jazz, Pop-Disco and Ballads 1950's-Present Day Hits. Having worked in various bands, in shows and on cruise ships they are accustomed to performing to big and smaller audiences. Available to perform at Weddings, Private Functions, Corporate gigs, Military Bases & Pubs & clubs. Gigs can be tailored to your requirements (i.e themed to 1980's music with artistes dressing up) !Music can be tailored to your occasion, Mixed or specific genre set lists to your tastes.
Private Function-Milton Keynes
Michelle Watson said: "We recently hired 'Cover Up' for my husbands 50th birthday party. We gave the band a strict brief of '80's only' music and even went through a list of songs prior to the evening that we would like them to perform. They certainly surpassed all of our expectations. Maria and Mark really entered into the spirit of the evening and came complete with 80's clothes and a Limahl mullet (we had to convince our guests that the hair/wig was not real). Their performance was excellent, fun and very professional. Fabulous sound and great voices. One guest commented that this was the best CD of the 80's they had ever heard. I don't think a live band could receive a higher compliment."
Michelle Watson - Recruitment Director.
Maria Scobey *BA Hons, *M.R.E.C has a wealth of combined skills offering various singing related services from Teaching & Entertaining, to Singing and uniting bands and artistes with suitable venues and events. Maria worked her way up from high street recruitment to international H&S recruitment, obtaining her M.R.E.C and working at management level before becoming a full-time, self-employed musician.
Being in the music industry full time, mixing with lots of different artistes / bands and performing at many venues across the UK for the past ten years her recruitment background enables her to introduce artists and venues to each other.
1.) Singer & Entertainer
2.) Vocal & Performance Coach
3.) Recruitment Specialist
*LISTEN (CLICK HERE)to Maria's studio recording of: 'You Oughta Know'-(Originally by Alanis Morrisette), recorded in 2004
*LISTEN (CLICK HERE)to Maria's studio recording of: 'I Will Call The Tune'-(King Click-Haddenham based originals band, Maria lead vocals) recorded in 2009