A Lady & Her Tramps
Location: Melbourne
Country: Australia

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The 'Lady' of A Lady & Her Tramps, is one Helen Catanchin, a richly expressive and gifted jazz singer with ten years performing and recording experience. With a warm and velvety tone, Helen's voice invites listeners to share in the story of each and every song.  Performing regularly around Melbourne in various groups and venues, Helen also leads three other bands, and has featured as lead singer of her jazz group at premier festivals and venues the likes of Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Eltham Town Jazz & Blues Festival, Bennetts Lane and Paris Cat Jazz Club. 

Helen's “Tramps” are some of the most renowned and sought after instrumentalists on the Melbourne jazz scene, and are available in a range of formats, from duo to quintet. Performing styles from Trad and Swing to Bossa Nova, and including songs in Portuguese, Spanish and French as well as select covers, A Lady & Her Tramps cater to the unique requirements of each event with ease and style.  Whether it be a gentle accompaniment to dinner, an intimate ballad to move your wedding guests, or a swinging dance set, a Lady & Her Tramps performance will add the perfect touch of elegance and sophistication to your function.

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  • After You've Gone
  • All of Me
  • All The Things You Are
  • Blue Skies
  • But Not For Me
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Fools Rush In
  • Get Happy
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • I Remember You
  • I've Never Been in Love Before
  • It Could Happen To You
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)
  • It's Always You
  • It's Only A Paper Moon
  • L-O-V-E
  • Let's Fall In Love
  • Let’s Get Lost
  • Like Someone In love
  • Look For The Silver Lining
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Moonglow
  • My Secret Love
  • Night and Day
  • On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Take the 'A' Train
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Time After Time
  • What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  • What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • Who Loves You
  • You Make Me Feel So Young

Latin/Bossa Nova

  • Agua De Beber
  • And I Love Her
  • Beautiful Love
  • Besame Mucho
  • Black Orpheus
  • Carinhoso
  • Chega De Saudade
  • Con Toda Palabra
  • Corcovado
  • Favela
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Homeward Bound
  • Insensatez
  • Julia
  • Little Sunflower
  • Moon River
  • Old Devil Moon
  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
  • Samba e Amor
  • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise


  • All of You
  • America
  • As Time Goes By
  • At Last
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Blame It On My Youth
  • Blue Monk
  • Body and Soul
  • Cry Me a River
  • Fields Of Gold
  • Gloomy Sunday
  • God Bless the Child
  • Good Morning
  • Heartache
  • I Fall In Love Too Easily
  • I'm Through With Love
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Lilac Wine
  • Make It Last
  • Misty
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Never Let Me Go
  • ‘Round Midnight
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Songbird
  • The Other Woman
  • These Foolish Things
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Where Can I Go Without You?
  • While My Lady Sleeps


  • Ain't No Sunshine
  • Angel Eyes
  • Blue Prelude
  • Crazy
  • Cry To Me
  • Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
  • Give Me One Reason
  • God Bless the Child
  • Heard it Through The Grapevine
  • Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)
  • I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • I Wish I Didn’t Miss You
  • Love Is A Losing Game
  • Loverman
  • Save Your Love For Me
  • Son of a Preacher Man
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summertime
  • These Arms of Mine
  • Waiting on the World to Change
  • What's Going On
  • You Don't Know What Love Is

PA system can be supplied - please inform at the time of booking if this is required.

An additional microphone can also be provided for speeches and announcements, but likewise please inform when making the booking.

Meals and refreshments are to be provided for each bandmember.

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Each performance and event is truly unique - please make an enquiry and I will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.  In order to allow an accurate and speedy quote, please include the following information:

1. What date and time is the event?

2. How long is the event (ie how long will music be required)?

*Please note that the band performs in 45-minute sets, with a minimum of 15 minutes break in between.

3. What is the venue address?

4. How many guests are expected?

5. What size band will you require? If you'd like advice on what would be best suited, I am happy to help.

6. What is the nature of the event? (eg birthday, wedding, corporate function, festival)

7. Will any special repertoire or song requests be required? (eg wedding dance, walking down the aisle, favourite songs)

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