“The Empress” believes that a touch of classy and a hint of sassy is the perfect combination to make you feel their passion and music running through your veins. They are Auckland’s unique soulful and jazzy cover band with some Latin heat. They love their crowds, so they enjoy taking their sets as slow or as fast as you want, to ensure they cater for your needs.

The band is composed by:
Ale A. Held on vocals
Ben Fernandez on keys
Lance Bentley on drums

All of their musicians have a wealth of experience playing together as a band (former Alle and Candela) as well as independently. They have had residencies in sought-after restaurants of Auckland, as well as played at numerous functions and corporate events; including NZME in 2018.
Comments received by them:
“You guys made our event an awesome one, even after the weekend, everyone in the office kept on talking of you guys”
“What you have is unique; you have presence, you made us feel the music”
“Can’t wait for our next event with you guys, that was superb”
“What a team! You made us dance, laugh and sing!”

The band's music is normally highly regarded for corporate functions, hotels and restaurants. However, they are very versatile so they can work around client’s needs and very flexible so they also welcome other types of venues. They can also provide a dance show in between sets, as Ale is a trained Latin dancer and teacher too.

The Empress can be used as Background (Jazz, Soul and Latin Jazz Standards), Dance (Latin and upbeat Jazz) or Show (Latin dance show or class between sets)

Ideal for: corporate function, private party, wedding, latin event, festival

Day in, Day Out
Ain’t Misbehaving
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Night And Day
Cry Me A River
Quiet Night (Corcovado)
Fly Me To The Moon
Sway (Quien Sera)
A Tisket-A Tasket
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Stronger Than Me
Hit The Road Jack
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Girl From Ipanema

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