Testimonials & reviews

“Gavin performed at our corporate event at London Zoo. He was excellent, providing real stage presence and crowd engagement. He is a genuinely very talented performer and really got the crowd going with appropriate songs at the appropriate times. I was 100% pleased with the show. I will definitely book him again.” – Deloitte, London


“I was particularly impressed by his range and breath control over some of the longer phrases – Sinatra would have been proud.” – Dave Aylott, BBC Radio 2


“Our compere, Gavin, guided us through the sets with charm, charisma, style and suave sophistication.  Gavin also has THE most amazing vocal style and whether he sings Live & Let Die or What a Wonderful World – his range and tone is sublime!  Gavin knows the music inside out and also a thoroughly lovely guy.” – Sarah Pavey, Weston Super Mere


“Thank you for creating the nightclub I have been looking for ever since I saw my first 1940s film.”
– Nicky Johns, Bath 


“Went to a wedding in Liverpool, April 17. Gavin and the team played and wow what a night! Cannot say how blessed we felt as the night went on and the swing, singing and dancing just got better and better – blew us away! We need to see them again and will as soon as we can – they are just brilliant.”
– Tim Hossack, Liverpool


“I felt I just had to write and thank you and your trio for helping to make my day so special.  We all had a wonderful time and I have had many, many compliments on our choice of musicians. A  good time was had by all.  I am still walking 10ft off the ground.”
– Pam Rushton, Bath 


“Gavin’s Cabaret was the surprise treat of the Festive season. A heart-warming, delightful evening, full of great songs and great banter. Gavin is a smooth, amusing compere in the style of Jools Holland – and his team of singers and musicians are first-class.”
-Alexander Gifford, Artistic Director, The Gloucester Theatre Company


“In June 2010, I was asked to arrange a social event of a world-wide sales event. Colleagues were attending from all parts of the globe, so I arranged a tour and dinner aboard the SS Great Britain in Bristol, and hired Gavin to provide us with some wonderful jazz/swing, which went down a storm.
Gavin and his fellow artists are clearly passionate about their profession and I hope to be using them in the not too distant future!”
– Helen Wann (Pico Chip)


“Gavin recently came along to a family lunch and entertained us royally. He chose the music and songs to sing, but gauged his audience perfectly. He soon had us all tapping our feet and wanting to sing along. He has a very good voice and a wonderful talent and I would have no hesitation in recommening him to anyone who wanted a really versatile vocalist and excellent musician for any event.”
– Irene Greener


“Gavin Lazarus is a highly accomplished singer and entertainer. He has buckets of charisma and charm. He works well with a live band, is organised and punctual and reliable. If you were thinking of booking him, do it because he will not let you down.”
– Nicky Mitchell (professional singer/guitarist)


“He has a powerful voice, reminiscent of the early Tony Bennett and has a rare ability to phrase like a jazz musician. His repertoire is broad and he is able to fit comfortably with different combinations of musicians from big bands to trios.”
– Terry Veale (eminent jazz guitarist)


“We booked the full band with 2 male and 1 female singer and they were absolutely perfect for our wedding at Orchardleigh, they had all our guests up dancing even the really old ones and I share a very special moment dancing with my 2 young daughters as they belted out the Jungle book’s I wanna be like you. They transformed the place back to a late 1950’s crooner club and the band all seemed to really enjoy playing together which I think our guests could see and this created a great atmosphere, the whole act had a naturally organic feel and wasn’t overly staged although they where still very tight. I couldn’t recommend this band more, perfect for weddings and they even have a smart way of getting you out of the awkward first dance. If you budget can stretch to it book the full band with the 3 singers, you won’t regret it!
– Rory Hart


“This singer is superb, love him! I saw his show and had a lovely evening there with my daughters”
– 20th Century Foxes cabaret audience member


“Gavin sang at our wedding and provided the perfect entertainment, people were up dancing all night and he knew the right songs to keep people there. He was fantastic, helping with questions before the wedding, and even learnt our first dance for us. I would not think twice about recommending Gavin – a fantastic singer and entertainer!”
– Lucy Harlow, 2011


”Brilliant music last night! A huge thanks to you and the band… very tight, very jazzy and very swing!”
– Claire Miller


“A rather dishy male singer called Gavin Lazarus was very good. It helped that he was easy on the eye but let’s be honest, with a voice like his he could look like Anne Widdecombe and I would still love him!”
– Khandie Kisses (Burlesque performer)


“Having heard Gavin on multiple occasions in different venues, with different lineups and on all kinds of occasions – notably at his 20th Century Foxes cabaret and at the Green Park Brasserie – I am wowed not just by his great voice but also by his absolutely professional stage presence and his ability to turn any gig into a memorable night out.”
– Ruth Herrlinger, via This Is Bath


“Throughout our joyful jaunt, local jazz legend Gavin Lazarus crooned his way through a setlist of smooth jazz standards”
– Melissa Blease (Flavour magazine)


“20th Century Foxes is a most enjoyable evening – Gavin’s voice is ideal for the mood of the music and he is well supported by his band. Whatever the venue or occasion you know it will be a great evening.”
– Andrew Gordon


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


Just a quickie to say a big huge thank you to you and your band for Saturday night!  We all really enjoyed it and I have received many texts paying you many compliments!
– Tracey Grigson, Box


“The new EP from Gavin Lazarus is the essence of ‘cool’, which swings and grooves and makes you want to turn the volume up and open the windows so everyone else can hear it! Keep your ears open, it’s very, very slick!”
– Seb Pecchia, Riverside Studios


“Really enjoyed hearing the band at Beau Nash last Friday. It was my first time of listening to them. Gavin has got a great voice and the band were excellent”
-John Carter