These two glamorous girls are each highly respected singers in their own right and have a wealth of experience playing in a wide and varied range of venues from intimate gigs to large scale concerts.
When you book Victoria and Carla, as Allure, you can relax in the knowledge that their live performance will be entertaining, professional and tailored to your requirements.
Established in 2001, this is a polished, classy cabaret act and the girls’ close friendship is obvious in their rapport on stage.
You can always guarantee a fun, but sophisticated evening’s entertainment from Gemini, complete with costume changes, well-rehearsed choreography and impressive vocal harmonies, using up to date digital media.
As Allure, Victoria & Carla perform the music of people such as Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Dusty Springfield, through to Shania Twain, Whitney Houston, ABBA, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Seal, Bryan Adams, Gloria Estefan, Kylie, Jessie J, Donna Summer and Shakira! Plus, of course, all the classic favourites from the 60’s to now!!
Allure Duo – The ultimate Duo for your party, event, function or wedding, comprising of two versatile and extremely talented female vocalists.
Carla comes from a large family who are no strangers to the world of performing arts. Carla was offered a residency at Centre Parcs in Thetford at the young age of 15, performing two nights a week; she also became a lead vocalist in a five-piece Latino pop band – ‘Volante’. Carla was offered a second contract with Centre Parcs but decided to pursue something new and more challenging.
She became a lead vocalist in a female duo, ‘Gemini’, after a number of recording contract offers; Gemini released a dance remix of Caribbean Affair with Tony Byron.
In 2006 Carla became the star attraction at Preston’s Showcall Showcase put together by ‘The Stage’ where she received a standing ovation. Following her outstanding performance, Carla was given the perfect write up in ‘The Stage’ newspaper; “Carla Gray lit up the stage from the moment she stepped onto it.”
“Young, stunning looks, shapely and sexy, she is a singer who deserves to rise above standard cabaret work. Her deep, powerful voice has quite a range and she knows how to sell a song” “She is as much at home with funky material as with contemporary ballads,” says Peter Hepple from ‘The Stage’.
Carla has since gone on to record and release numerous tracks for London based Isobar Records, performing under various pseudonyms. Carla’s classical training is evident during her performances where she leaves her audiences astounded by her vocal ability, power and range. Carla Gray is a stunning professional vocalist based in Cambridge, where she is regarded as one of the most stylish and popular artiste’s in the South-East of England.
Victoria started singing, dancing and playing the piano from the age of 5! She undertook vocal training in her mid-teens and her first job was providing the female vocals for a touring Commitments tribute show. Victoria was soon spotted by the acclaimed BBC MD Cy Payne (Come Dancing, Torvill & Dean) who invited her to join his big-band as lead vocalist. Since then she has performed all over the world with a wide variety of artists, such as Patti Boulaye, Tom Robinson, Jethro, Jim Davidson and Paul Carrack.
Recent work includes the female lead in the ‘Magic Of The Musicals’ show at Hotel Intercontinental in Dubai, Latino stageshow ‘South American Way’, backing vocalist with a Stars In Their Eyes Elvis showband UK tour and a long residency at Centerparcs with a cocktail trio.
Victoria is regularly asked to sing at venues such as The Dorchester, Claridges and Sandringham House and at such events as the Tory Election Ball, Daimler Centennial Ball and golf tournaments at the Royal Westmoreland Golf Club in Barbados. Previous clients include Mickey Dolenz, Geoff Capes, Steve McGann and Peter Stringfellow.
Since 2000 Victoria has been touring the UK and beyond with the Andy Leek Band (Dexy’s Midnight Runners).
In 2001 Victoria and Carla began the amazing Gemini Duo, quickly becoming one of the most sought after duos in East Anglia.
Able to switch at ease from ballads to lively pop, Victoria sings with breathtaking intelligence and emotion and is undoubtedly one of the most captivating performers of today.
Below is a list of a selection of the songs that Allure may perform;
- All Tracks – Abba
- Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
- Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
- Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
- Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
- Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
- Burning Love – Elvis
- Clown – Emeli Sande
- Da Doo Ron Ron – The Crystals
- Dance With Me Tonight – Olly Murs
- Domino – Jessie J
- Footloose – Kenny Loggins
- Forget You – Cee Lo Green
- From This Moment On – Shania Twain
- Get Lucky – Daft Punk
- Give It Up – KC & The Sunshine Band
- Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
- I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
- I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
- It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
- Just Like Jessie James – Cher
- La Bamba – Los Lobos
- Lets Dance – Chris Montez
- Lets Hear It For The Boy – Deneice Williams
- Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
- Make You Feel My Love – Adele
- Mercy – Duffy
- Movin On Up – M People
- Oh What A Night – Four Seasons
- One Way Or Another – Blondie
- Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
- Respect – Aretha Franklin
- Rolling In The Deep – Adele
- Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
- Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
- Signed Sealed Delivered – Michael McDonald
- Single Ladies – Beyonce
- Slip – Stooche
- Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
- Stuck In The Middle With You – Louise
- Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
- Sway – Pussycat Dolls
- That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
- The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
- This Will Be – Natalie Cole
- These Boots Were Made For Walking – Nancy Sinatra
- Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
- Twist and Shout – The Isley Brothers
- Valerie – Amy Winehouse
- Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
- When You Believe – Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston
- Workin’ 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
- You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
- You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
Wedding & Party Programmes
We have a number of Wedding Packages available for your special day;
We can perform a maximum of three songs during your ceremony, one whilst the Bridal party walk down the aisle, one song during the signing of the Register and another song as the Bridal party leave – any songs you wish: romantic, religious, gospel – the choice is yours!
Champagne Reception/Pre-Dinner Drinks Set:
A careful selection of very quiet performances, ambient set – easy-listening jazz, standards, we aim to create the perfect ambience for your Champagne Reception or Pre-Dinner drinks.
90-minute Dinner Set:
To be performed during the meal, a selection of easy-listening, quiet, background music –
Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand
2 x 50 minute Party Sets:
To get the party started later in the evening, after the meal – a selection of well-known party songs to dance to and maybe even sing along with!
All styles ABBA, Shania Twain, Dusty Springfield, Candi Staton, Lady GaGa, Kylie, Pointer Sisters, Jessie J, Adele, Donna Summer, Nancy Sinatra to name but a few! All lighting equipment and interval disco music included – and don’t forget to let us know which song you want for that all important First Dance!