Xanaduduo are a cocktail bar/lounge duo who specialise in songs from what used to be called the ‘Popular jazz’ or ‘Swing band’ era, including numbers once performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Julie London, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and Al Bowlly - to name but a few.
They also perform numbers from a wide range of Broadway musicals and popular songs of the sixties as sung by Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Matt Munro, Barbra Streisand and others. Not content with that, we love to immerse ourselves from time to time in the soft, beautiful Brazilian bossa-novas and sambas of that same era.
Katrina is a versatile, talented singer who was raised on Karen Carpenter and Barbra Streisand, and Edward is an equally versatile pianist who can turn his hand to pretty much anything from Rachmaninov to Noël Coward. A song has to speak to us in a certain way for us to take it on; we most often find our songs in obscure musical films of the thirties, forties or fifties.