Stella Bass is a classically-trained singer and pianist, whose versatile repertoire crosses over classical, jazz and popular music. She has performed in theatres and venues all over Ireland, as well as in the UK, France, Austria, Greece and the Middle East, and has TV/radio credits including The Late Late Show, Ireland AM, Open House, Let Me Entertain You, The Pat Kenny Radio Show and Theatre Nights. A graduate of University College Dublin, she has also completed both her music diploma and singing exams in the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
One of the rising stars of jazz in Ireland, she has performed in the Cork Jazz Festival on several occasions, most recently with with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, who earlier this year played on the Late Late Show with jazz legend Buddy Greco. She regularly sings with the HotHouse Bigband in the Mercantile Hotel on Dame Street, who were just recently also featured on RTE's flagship show, and has a long-standing Sunday residency with her jazz trio in Dublin's cosmopolitan Cafe en Seine for their jazz brunch from 2-4pm. Amongst the other events at which Stella has been invited to perform include the RBS Six Nations, the Ryder Cup at the K Club and the Heineken Cup.
Stella is the preferred supplier of jazz music for two of Ireland's top luxury 5* hotels; The Merrion Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton, Enniskerry.
Having played for the winter '08/'09 season in Austria, Stella also travelled to Muscat, Oman to perform at the annual St Patrick's Day Ball 2010 in the prestigious Barr Al Jissah Resort. Her performances on "Today with Pat Kenny" on RTE Radio 1 can be heard on the Audio/Video page.
- Stella is currently recording her debut studio album, which is due for release later this year.
- Stella is also delighted to have co-produced and performed in the Irish premiere of the off-Broadway hit musical comedy revue "Shout! - The Mod Musical", which has just finished a sellout run at the Powerscourt Theatre. Further details on www.shoutmusicalireland.com.
- Stella is performing in Malahide Castle on May 26th with the wonderful HotHouse Big Band as part of Uberfest.
With hundreds of church and civil ceremonies under her belt - as well as recently performing at her first civil partnership - Stella brings a wealth of experience to your big day. In addition, if you're looking for an excellent wedding band, check out Rewind at www.rewind-theband.com with whom Stella is the lead vocalist.
Stella can provide:
- Church Music
- Drinks Reception Music
- Evening Entertainment with Stella Bass Swing Band OR Rewind Covers Band
Special package prices arranged - please enquire for details
Stella also completed a sell-out tour of her own one-woman show "Smoke & Sound", which paid tribute to the music and cabaret of the inter-war Berlin period, featuring the music and songs of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, Marlene Dietrich and Friedrich Hollaender.
The CD of "Smoke & Sound", Live at the Cobalt Café" is now available from iTunes or click on the image below to purchase: