Get your jazz hands ready and welcome our multi-talented (not to mention stylish) songbird to our roster, Elise Roth! Often mistaken for Judy Garland, this vocal time traveller from the Roaring 20s all the way to the Golden Age 50s, Elise will surely take you back to the era where you’ll shimmy and jive!
London-born ( back in London and now UK based ) vocalist Elise Margaret Roth grew up in Boston USA listening to recordings of the Andrews Sisters, Artie Shaw, and Glen Miller.
Elise did not envisage she’d ever become the “poster girl” for the vintage music and dance scene in New England USA. Owing to her timeless look and lithesome vocals, she sets the bar amongst the performers of Big Band and swing music
Doing her jazz forbears proud, Ms. Roth trained in the classical tradition and received her Masters in Music from New England Conservatory. This versatile vocalist who takes great delight in performing art, song, and opera, it is truly in jazz where Elise has found the intersection and soul for music, living history, and performance.
As in Ms. Roth’s classical career, she revels in seeking out obscure tunes and reviving them for today’s listeners. Audiences who have seen her perform will tell you every detail is pitch-perfect, and her classic presentation is second only to her repertoire of music ranging from the 1920s Jazz Age through the 1950s.
Elise is often vocally compared to the likes of Helen Forrest, Rosemary Clooney, and most especially Judy Garland.
Most recently, she has been proud to debut her own band, Elise Roth & Her Harvard Squares at several dance events and vintage parties, notably at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Elise also stars in a trio called the Shout Sisters who will equally astonish with their vintage classics. Not to mention as diverse as she is, Elise can perform alongside exceptional pianists and guitarists, in duo format or in various larger line ups depending on client specific wants or needs.
Elise is also the featured vocalist with Dan Gabel & The Abletones, an 18-piece Authentic Big Band specialising in the music of the Swing era, and with the 1920s style High Society Orchestra. In addition featuring with several dance bands on the Boston scene, notably Rocco and the Stompers, Phil McGowan, and the Easy Winners.
In addition, Elise has had the pleasure of performing with Christopher Calloway Brooks, the Four Freshmen, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, and David Ostwald at Birdland in New York, and with Richard Halpern and the Blue Serenaders in Los Angeles. Ms. Roth has sung for two Massachusetts Governors, for events at WGBH,
WICN, and ArtWeek Boston. Elise continues to delight audiences at vintage events
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Elise Roth Promo for Apostrophe Music
Elise Roth in various line ups show reel
"Hasten to Church" - Medieval/Bardcore Cover of Hozier's "Take Me To Church" w/ Beedle the Bardcore
Hummin' to Myself
Hummin' to Myself · Elise Roth Checking Out! ℗ 2018 Elise Roth Released on: 2018-08-20
Elise also work as a voice actor / TV Extra and studio session singer. As well as all this Elise has an interest in comedy performance ..... below we assembled some of Elise's video's highlighting her parody and comic work
WAP - Well-Armed Peasants
Ev'rything I've Got Belongs To You - A Sock Puppet Duet - As performed by Betty Garrett and Milton Berle,
Eminem except I'm a 1940s race caller
"Why Are You So Late?" - At Last but it's very badly translated
I picked a few American Songbook standards, ran the lyrics through Google Translate through several languages then back to English.... this is the result. All songs performed with pianist Jacob Hiser. "At Last" by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, except now it's "Why Are You So Late?"