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Atila is a world-renowned jazz, swing and Rat Pack singer from the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, Atila has a rare authenticity of artistry within this classic genre, taking influence from early Frank Sinatra. Having been mentored by none other than Buddy Greco himself, Atila's interpretations of the American Songbook effortlessly transport the listener to that glittering era, and his caramel smooth velvet voice never fails to have audiences dancing, swinging and swooning with appreciation. 

 

Atila is a firm favourite for private events looking for a touch of vintage class, packing out dancefloors with lineups from a compact 5-piece (Atila plus keyboard, bass, drums and saxophone) right up to big band lineups including a dazzling 3-piece, 6-piece or 9-piece horn section, and with the option to add a female vocalist to expand the set still further. His duo through 4-piece lineups work beautifully for a toe-tapping reception or dinner set.

 

Since his youth singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Atila has been at ease in front of a big band. Hi star continued to rise when he met Buddy Greco in 2006 - Buddy invited Atila to tour with him, and then to sing at his own club ‘Buddy Grecos’. Whilst there Buddy told him “No matter what happens just keep going, someone’s gotta take over when I’m gone. You’re gonna be a star kid”. Buddy and Atila toured again in 2008, highlights of which was an appearance with the BBC Big Band at the 30th Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Big Band Special and four nights at Ronnie Scott’s in London. In 2013 Atila was invited to perform with Buddy Greco for his 70th Anniversary Celebration. Recently Atila has released music centred around the early musical career of Nat King Cole. His album ‘King for a day’ came out of Atila’s long running residency at the Park Plaza hotel and the Arts Club Dover Street, and supports his current touring show of the same name. 

‚Äč“I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about.”  - Buddy Greco