Jen Merchant

    Jen Merchant

    Jen Merchant 545 800 Darin Day Music

     About / Biography

    People often ask Jen when she started singing…the straight answer is, she can’t remember, but her mum tells her its from when she could talk!

    Jen has always been involved with music, singing and performing arts throughout her life. She studied for a degree in Creative and Performing Arts at The University of Portsmouth, graduating in 2010 and has gone on to gig professionally ever since.

    Whilst Jen has a very varied music taste, her real passion for singing is jazz/ swing and soul/ motown and this is what she performs most of in her sets (along with ‘doo wop’, rock n roll and classic and contemporary pop). She has a real love for vintage and retro styles but can also perform modern songs too. For the festive season, Jen has plenty of Christmas songs, it’s her favourite time of the year! Jen also has a specialist ‘Great Gatsby Show’ (see below for more details).

    Jen can either perform easy listening background music, perfect for wedding breakfasts, cocktail parties and black tie dinners etc. or songs to really get people on the dance floor and get the party going, or of course a mix of both.

    Jen’s experience as a singer includes performing at some notable prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, Guildford Cathedral, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey), Portsmouth Guildhall and many prestigious hotels amongst many more venues. She has developed a talent for performing which extends beyond her singing and never fails to delight and engage her audiences.

    Jen provides a PA system with all her gigs. Jen can also be booked as part of a discount, joint package with her other half, Sean, who is a DJ for the full party package.

    Jen can also book booked alongside a pianist and as part of a duo with a male or female vocalist (subject to availability).

    Please contact Jen for a full list of songs in her repertoire or let her know in advance if there is a special song that you would like performed at your event as Jen is forever adding to her set list!

    Jen also has a specialist ‘Great Gatsby’ show, which is 2 x 45 mins of themed songs and entertainment (with a 1920′ themed costume to match, of course). This includes music by Postmodern Jukebox (who do modern songs in a vintage style), Caro Emerald, Chicago The Musical, Gershwin, Irving Berlin and much more. Jen will even get your audience up and dancing by teaching them a little Charleston dance routine. 

    Jen is based on the Surrey/ Hampshire boarder but is happy to travel to all surrounding counties and areas (Berkshire, West Sussex, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Dorset etc and beyond: Travel expenses may apply for travelling further than 40 miles).