The Lazarus Band

Elegant stylings from the Great American Songbook and beyond…

The Lazarus Band has a unique sound and diverse range interpreting classic songs from the swing era with a few surprises.

The Lazarus Band features Gavin Lazarus on vocals and guitar and Susanna Downes on piano together with guests on a variety of instruments.

Our repertoire incorporates work from major composers while weaving in some lesser-known gems. Among the classics and favourites we introduce listeners to songs they may not have heard before. Whether you want conversation level or get-up-and-dance, we provide a relaxing, fun experience.

Whether you want a soloist or a full band, we can provide what you need from our wide bank of musicians. Just get in touch to discuss your requirements!




“Gavin thanks so much for a fabulous evening last night with First time I had heard you and the band – really brilliant, well done.” - Alice Ellis


Featuring songs from

Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Duke Ellington, Lerner and Loewe, George Gershwin, Louis Jordan, Johnny Mercer, Ray Noble, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, Harry Connick Jnr, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmicheal, Irving Berlin, Harry Warren, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen and more


“The message of a song is very important to me, so I choose material that I feel I can really deliver in my own style. I like to cover anything from the humorous to the achingly poignant”
- Gavin





“As a pianist, I enjoy the freedom from creativity which this music brings. These legendary composers wrote some amazing melodies, with beautiful harmonies which keep me wanting to play them time and time again”
- Susanna





Sample song list

  • If Ever I Would Leave You
  • Come By Me
  • Bueno Sera
  • Dance Me To The End Of Love
  • Let The Good Times Roll
  • Falling In Love With Love
  • All Of Me
  • Autumn Leaves
  • The Touch Of Your Lips
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Fools Rush In
  • They Didn’t Believe Me
  • Where Or When
  • Red Sails In The Sunset
  • All The Things You Are
  • Just In Time
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • One Morning In May
  • Recipe For Love

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