Singer Jayne Darling is is a highly acclaimed and accomplished vocalist and entertainer based in Nottingham specialising in the sounds of the swing, jazz and big band era’s.
Jayne trained with renowned vocal coach Lynne Wayman and holds a Diploma in Music Theatre Performance from the London College of Music for which she gained a Distinction. She continues to develop her voice at the Lynne Wayman Voice Centre in Nottingham as well as training to be a vocal coach.
Jayne’s passion is in the music of the 1940s and 1950s and she can be regularly seen at many of the 1940s re-enactment events across the UK as well as private bookings and engagements for private parties, celebrations, weddings, restaurants and hotels.
Jayne will bring a wealth of experience and professionalism to any gathering or occasion whether that’s a small private party through to theatres and large events. Available as a self contained solo act or supported by live musicians.
Her ability to build rapport with an audience combined with her versatile vocals means that she is a hugely popular artist with credits spanning some of the biggest vintage events in the UK.
Jayne is a member of Equity and has Public Liability Insurance to £10m. A copy of her PLI can be sent on request.
Diploma of the London College of Music.
UWLQ Level 4 Dpiloma in Music Performance
Music Theatre Performance – DipLCM in Performance
Arts Council Wales
Bassetlaw District Council
Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate
Cedar Court Hotel Halifax
Erewash Borough Council
Galleries of Justice – Nottingham
Gedling Borough Council
Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre – Harrogate
Holiday Inn Lincoln
Hungry Horse Pub Chain
Leyburn Arts and Community Centre
Mansfield District Council
Market Bosworth Christmas Festival
Marquis of Granby
Nottingham City Council
Notts County Football Club
Oakleigh Lodge Social Club
Oakwood Junior School
South Kestevan Council
The Poppy & Pint West Bridgford
The Royal British Legion
The Platform Cafe at Greenacres
Welton Sports & Social Club
Woody’s Bar & Restaurant
Women’s Business Link
Wheel Gate Theme Park
White Post Farm
Avon Valley Railway
Barry at War
Blaenavon Railway 1940’s Weekend
Chesterfield 1940’s Weekend (Event Plan)
Crich Tramway Village
Dad’s Army Museum – Thetford
Dig for Victory Bristol
Four Ashes Wolverhampton
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Great Central Railway Wartime Weekend
Haworth 1940’s Weekend
Kelham Island Industrial Museum
Leyburn 1940’s Weekend
National Emergency Services 1940’s Weekend
Nottingham 1940s Knee’s Up
Pickering – Various pubs, restaurants plus the showground
Rufford on the Home Front
Ramsey 1940s Weekend
Selsey D-Day Celebration
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Wimpole at War
Woodhall Spa 1940’s Festival
Yanks are Back in Saddleworth
Now & Then Events including Lincoln Does Vintage and Nottingham Does Vintage
York Festival of Vintage
Carry on Vintage Burton
Batley Vintage Day
Mid Suffolk Vintage Festival
Summer of Vintage Festival
Harrogate Vintage Fair
The Vintage Community – Chesterfield
Come Dance with Tea
Dame Cleo Lane
Beeston Round Table
Blyth Women’s Institute
Carlton & District Branch Royal British Legion
Clarborough & District WI
Ladies Masonic Christmas Lunch
Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club
Nottingham Federation of WI’s
Sleaford & Kesteven Inner Wheel
Plus numerous weddings & private parties
You have such an amazing voice. When I watched your video on Facebook singing ‘Requiem for a Soldier’ I wept. You really touched my heart with it.
Thank you so much for the show you did for our dad’s 90th birthday. He and the other residents thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. We’re grateful that you did your best to accommodate Mike’s song requests at such short notice.
Dad is still talking about you, always with a smile – he has very fond memories of the afternoon and couldn’t have wished for a better birthday present. Thanks again, Jayne.
I have to thank you (Jayne Darling), and your band for a fantastic performance which made the night so memorable. The comments and feedback from the guests and Mayor are nothing short of brilliant and we will be writing to you shortly.
Dear Jayne, we both wanted to say a big THANK-YOU for your amazing performance at our wedding. It was a perfect day and you made it so special, both during the ceremony and afterwards. We can’t thank you enough. We had so many lovely comments about your performance and it will forever hold special memories for us.
It was lovely to see you today at Batley Vintage Day – Batley just loved you !.
Hi Jayne you were amazing at the Hospice Choir Competition tonight, thank you for all you do for us.
We had the pleasure of listening to you today at the Rufford 1940s event – amazing, trying to find you on you tube!
Hi Jayne, just to thank-you for making our mom and dads anniversary so special. We all thoroughly enjoyed your performance and also for involving the children. I shall certainly recommend you.
Hi Jayne, thanks for giving us a great evening’s entertainment. We hope to see you again in the future.
We were privileged to see you perform at Wimpole Hall’s 1940 weekend and would like to thank you for inviting our daughter, Maisie, onto the stage to sing “Let it go” with you. She absolutely loved it and I’m so glad I recorded it on my phone for her to watch back. Thank you again for making a little girl very happy and her parents very proud.
Thank you so much for attending the Saturday Night Dance as part of the Leyburn 1940s weekend – I thought you were great and certainly went down very well with the people attending the dance.
I just wanted to thank you for Friday. I can’t find the words to express just how wonderful I thought you were. You treated everybody with such respect and dignity and you can guess that most of those guys have suffered such discrimination in their lives. I thought the atmosphere you created was absolutely wonderful and folk just couldn’t get over how wonderful the evening was.
Thank-you so much for visiting us in Broadmayne, everyone thought you were wonderful!
Jayne kindly offered to sing at our WW1 commemoration event at The Treetops Hospice Shop on Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. She has a lovely voice and everyone thought she was fantastic… she really was every ones Darling .Everyone wants to know when she’s coming back!
Hi Jayne, A very big thank you for putting on such wonderful entertainment this afternoon. You sang so beautifully and everyone was delighted to listen to your amazing repertoire of songs. It brought back many happy memories for Joyce and even the younger ones there were singing along as if they had known the songs for years. You made the day very special. Hope to hear you sing again soon!Love and best wishes.
I just wanted to say such a huge thankyou for your brilliant performance in Painswick on Saturday evening! Marion (my Gran) had a lovely evening, really memorable- and I know for a fact that everyone enjoyed it- you set the tone perfectly- so thank you.
Broxtowe Borough Council wouldn’t hesitate in asking Jayne back for future events.
Miss Jayne Darling performed for us recently at one of our Business Network Social events, with over one hundred business professionals present at the Galleries of Justice Museum, Jayne’s music welcomed guests upon arrival and from start to finish was a flawless and extremely entertaining set, Jayne is very professional and really does look the part in her vintage outfits and styling, I would highly recommend her and cannot wait to hear her again!
Jayne Darling recently sang at a vintage fair which was organised by a local charity. Her voice was beautiful, her style was perfect for the occasion and her smile was infectious. She entertained the crowds for the majority of the day with a wide range of material. Versatile and vivacious, Jayne was one of the highlights of the day.
Jayne sang at a vintage burlesque event that I organised. She was a fantastic success. All the guests I spoke to raved about her beautiful voice. She was a pleasure to work with. Professional, enthusiastic and excellent value for money she added some extra class and sparkle to the event.