Shoo Shoo Baby
Shoo Shoo Baby, sexy, stylish, and funny musical double act. Terrific voices, glamorous costumes, witty repartee. Ideal after dinner cabaret for corporate events.
Vocally, they are fantastic and funny.Musical Stages
Shoo Shoo Baby is the effortlessly funny musical double act of Anna Braithwaite and Tanya Holt who have earned themselves a reputation for excellent singing and witty repartee.
Shoo Shoo Baby is a seriously fun and fabulously costumed musical double-act with an established reputation for excellent singing, amusing repartee and retro glamour. No show tune, jazz standard or classic pop song is safe from their tongue-in-cheek treatment.
The Shoo Shoos look fabulous, sound sensational and know how to add sparkle to your event. They have put smiles on the faces of guests at weddings, parties, award ceremonies, conferences and launches. Their clients include Polo Ralph Lauren (Geneva), Page & Moy, Volvo, Shell, Ernst & Young, Enskilda, KPMG Consulting, Centrica, Arab Bank, Landrover, Royal College of Surgeons, The Mercers Company, The Goodwood Festival, The National Theatre, Freshfields, Sodexo, Stonewall, Channel Four News and The French Embassy.
Shoo Shoo Baby know how to keep guests entertained with their after dinner cabaret, musical meet & mingle or themed entertainment (see below for details). They always work closely with their clients, creating perfect bespoke entertainment packages to ensure their event is memorable and successful and many of their shows started as original commissions.
MEET & MINGLE
ShooShoo Baby’s ‘Musical Meet & Mingle’ is witty, charming and guaranteed to raise a smile from even the most jaded of partygoers! They will greet and mingle with the delighted audience while singing jazz, swing and seasonal classics to their specially recorded backing tracks. Lasting up to an hour, ‘Musical Meet & Mingle’ is a fabulous way to get your party started!
AFTER DINNER CABARET
Shoo Shoo Baby, have worked with world-class musicians and directors to produce a series of ‘Pocket-Sized Broadway Musicals’ that can be presented absolutely anywhere. Perfect for after dinner cabaret they can be themed to fit your event exactly. The Shoo Shoos love to tease their audience and will make sure the right people get plenty of mentions! These shows are performed with an excellent jazz band who will happily serenade your guests over dinner. Show choices include:
Beijing Olympic Celebration – a wonderful mix of retro comedy songs about the orient by Cole Porter and sporty numbers culminating with Shoo Shoo Babys’ own Olympic Anthem. Songs include: Let’s Get Physical, Wind Beneath My Wings and Anything Goes.
From Berlin to Broadway – recreates the smoky mood of the notorious Kit Kat Klub. The show features songs from the hit musical Cabaret and numbers made famous by Marlene Dietrich such as Mack the Knife and Falling in Love Again. From Berlin to Broadway climaxes with a tap-dancing chorus from the audience and Shoo Shoo Baby’s hilarious multi-lingual rendition of New York, New York.
Winter Wonderland – a truly, unashamedly sparkly Christmas celebration. This show includes old favourites such as Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Jingle Bells and a sizzling rendition of Santa Baby as well as gorgeous unknown gems from the 1940’s. A festive sing-a-long completes this musical treat and lets the audience share in the giving!
Flappers & Vamps – brings the roaring 20s to life with songs that include Happy Feet, Black Bottom, Fascinating Rhythm, The Charleston, 42nd Street and Puttin’ on The Ritz.
Aladdin – A Pocket Pantomime . If you are looking for a really fun way to entertain the guests at your Christmas party, why not book this 25 minute extravaganza? Featuring a multi-talented cast of four, expect fabulous costumes, great singing, innuendo, audience participation, flying carpets, girls dressed as boys, boys dressed as dames, dames dressed as ghosts and not a celebrity in sight. Songs include: Kung Fu Fighting, Nine Million Bicycles In Beijing, Get Happy, Dames and Love Is In The Air.
Shoo Shoo Baby also have two full length shows available for theatres and festivals. Both are presented in two halves of approximately 50 minutes each and have a total of three performers including a pianist. Shows are suitable for ages nine upwards.
The Entire History Of Cabaret
The Shoo Shoos whirl the audience breathlessly past the spectres haunting Cabaret’s past. The journey begins in the Belle Époque Paris where famed raconteur Alphonse Allais’ chilling story of Dr. Snowdrop is transformed into an operetta worthy of Le Chat Noir. As we rattle through the gloomily decadent Weimar Republic, Marlene Dietrich’s timeless torch songs illuminate the darkness. The ride then hurtles across the Atlantic through the Cotton Club, where Duke Ellington’s subversive jazz innovations are given an unexpectedly modern twist. The Shoo Shoos epic quest to resolve the modern cabaret performer’s dilemma – ‘art’ versus ‘entertainment’ is satisfied with their macabre opera parody Benjamin Britten’s Got Talent.
Christmas Shoo Shoos
Even Scrooge might raise a smile at this show! This is an unashamedly sparkly Christmas celebration and features fresh new arrangements of well-known songs such as Jingle Bells, A Winter Wonderland and a tongue in cheek rendition of Santa Baby. There are also gorgeous unknown gems from the 1940’s such as Angie The Christmas Tree Angel. The audience gets plenty of opportunity to participate in the “giving”, but for those who just can’t take too much Christmas, there’s plenty of festive-free material to keep them happy. Songs include: There’s No Business Like Snow Business, Favourite Things, I Want You For Christmas, Walk Like An Egyptian, Caravan, Rivers of Babylon, A Cigarette & A Silhouette, Sabre Dance.
“I just wanted to let you know that Shoo Shoo Baby were the talk of the party having truly entertained a very varied audience. Most people had never experienced such an act before and the way you integrated the audience was exceptional. ”
Neil Hibbert Director De Vere Venues – 50th Birthday party, September 09
“Thank you so much for a wonderful performance. We thoroughly enjoyed it and had great feedback from our clients.”
Saskia van de Wetering de Rooy, Planit Events Limited
“Many, many thanks to you and the band for making our evening so special. Everyone thought you were both wonderful, so different, and the band played the right mix to please everyone.”
Jane Burnand, Cornwell Management Consultants plc
“Shoo Shoo Baby made the night a total triumph”
Clive Thomas, Prestige Promotions
“You were a delight to work with (at the Landrover 60th birthday celebrations) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We will certainly contact you again should the opportunity arise and will have no hesitation in recommending you to our colleagues.”
Elaine Pieris – PPM (Page & Moy)
“Thank you so much for a wonderful, fun filled performance which had our guests enchanted the whole time.”
Noelyn Tunstall, Mid Coast Safety Solutions Pty Ltd
“This is a tight, clever and totally enjoyable show… What sets Shoo Shoo Baby apart is their musical wit and superb harmony” Scotsman