What People are saying about Clemas Music

There is a selection of videos to watch and songs to listen to on the Clemas Music music page.

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Visit the clemas music gallery page to see more photos of live performances from the Jazz duo.

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Having you and James kick the night off so brilliantly both in the County and during dinner really put all 325 of our guests "in the mood" for the rest of a totally brilliant evening.
You and James are both always superb and so professional and our guests absolutely loved you, you really were absolutely excellent and we simply could not have begun our evening in a better way. We would always be delighted to recommend Jazz Lounge to anyone who wants a simply cracking duo that is appreciated by everyone.

Gill Freeman, Event Co-Ordinator for dream-a-way.org

"The sound of Rhodes always knocks me out. The most heavenly sound on the planet. And played well, I AM in heaven. The stereo effect is very cool! I feel I should thank you for this fabulous listening experience!!

Marc Roberge, Musician from California, USA

"Thank you both so much for a fantastic evening of entertainment at Woodbury Park. The standard of your vocals and keyboard were absolutely superb as always. You read your audience perfectly and I have honestly never felt such a great atmosphere in the Clubhouse. They all loved you to bits! We would be extremely happy to recommend you to any lucky event organiser!"

Gill Freeman, Event Co-Ordinator for dream-a-way.org

"Hilda and James are great fun to have around. Hilda has a great voice and a warm personality. Their music makes your feet tap and it won't be long before you're joining in with the songs."

John Govier, Presenter BBC Radio Devon

I did have a listen & think that it sounds great, love the clear & clean voice & piano. Well done.

Paul Mills, drummer (for Hue and Cry)

"Just listened twice through. I can't get enough of this Jazzrockfunk stuff. Stellar arrangement. Everything about it, from well placed tom hits to congas, the Rhodes sound, chromaticism on grand piano. The stops. "Night Birds", just knocked me out.The entire composition was the best. Beat, tempo. A killer tune. I could listen on a repeat loop for years and never get tired of hearing this."

Marc Roberge, Musician from California, America

"What a joy! It was a perfect evening for drinks overlooking the river as the sun set over the moors. The food was excellent & the music was the always terrific Exeter based "Jazz Lounge%quot;. We finished the evening by enjoying the rest of the music from the convenient bar area. Highly Recommended!"

from Exmouth People's Website

"Wow this is brilliant love it" - talking about our new release "If I Had You".

Dug Chant from Sound Fusion Radio

"Thanks for the plug and for the fabulous vocals and your husband James' wonderful piano playing."

Sidmouth Jazz Club

"We're really looking forward to the performance here of this well known jazz singer Hilda Clemas and her husband. Vibrant swing jazz, soul, blues and pop from this great local band. Don't miss it!"

Rendezvous Wine Bar, Exeter

"Like a favourite sofa or armchair, the Jazz Lounge are comfy, sumptuous and a joy to come home to. Jazz Lounge are a class act, oozing quality at every turn."

Many Thanks for the great performances at the Wig & Pen in Northampton & Stirrup Cup in Barton Seagrave. Great Appreciative audiences at both venues. We look forward to having you back. Possibly at additional venues in the future.

Buzz and Chris, Jazz Band Agents, Northants.

"Lead vocalist Hilda Clemas has a distinctive vocal and a wide dynamic range. Capable of great power, she also has a deft touch, imbuing standards such as "Desafinado" and "I"m Beginning to See The Light" with a silky-smooth, occasionally husky edge. And when the moment is right - such as the Jazz Lounge’s boisterous take on "Route 66" - she can really swing in style."

"Keyboardist James Clemas is the perfect foil for Hilda. Offering beautifully textured underpinning and sympathetic comping, he can also dig deep, producing powerful and imaginative solos that really hit home."

"Hilda and James Clemas will take you through an evening of outstanding jazz standards. Their influences range from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Cassandra Wilson. Their unique style, wit and beautiful music of will make your evening very special indeed!"

Lily's Restaurant, Exeter

A welcome debut to the Jazz Lounge featuring the King and Queen of Jazz and Swing Hilda & James Clemas

Cafe Brio, Olney, Northamptonshire

On behalf of Topsham Friends of Hospiscare I am emailing to say a very, very big thank you to you both for helping us to raise money for Hospiscare. We have had such wonderful comments from people about your music and singing and your presence added to the atmosphere and enjoyment of the afternoon (especially the dancing). You are a very big draw to our event. We are delighted to have raised [a substantial amount] all of this money going to hospicecare

Maureen & Peter Morris, Topsham Friends of Hospiscare