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Vela has extensive experience singing in different working bands and theatre productions in the genres of Jazz, Soul, Pop, Latin, Gospel and Hip Hop, as well as providing studio vocals both in Germany and the UK. Skilled as both lead and backing singer, she is able to hold, develop and perform harmonies effectively, can improvise and capture an audience. She is a true Soprano.

  • United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra- Performer –International Tour, 52 performances
  • “The Troll who tried to eat my Goldfish” by Dommy B– Ukulele & Vocals Performer-National Tour, 12 performances
  • “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by Dommy B- Multiinstrumentalist Loop Pedal Performer-National Tour, 21 performances
  • Collaborators with Julie Gordon (Happy Mondays), Myke Wilson (Lamb, Corinne Bailey Rae), John Ellis (Lilly Allen)


Jazz Standards :

  • Nature Boy
  • Cry me a River
  • Angel Eyes
  • Autumn Leaves
  • God bless the child
  • All of Me
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • How high the moon
  • Night in Tunisia
  • A train
  • Confirmation
  • Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
  • You go to my head
  • It was just one of those things
  • Lullaby of birdland
  • Foggy day
  • Teach me tonight
  • The night they called it a day
  • Night and Day

Soul/Motown :

  • I want you back
  • Superstition
  • Sir Duke
  • Sunny
  • Ain’t no sunshine
  • Just the two of us
  • Ain’t nobody
  • Heard it through the Grapevine
  • Lovin’ you is easy
  • A change is gonna come
  • Easy
  • Baby Love
  • Signed, sealed delivered
  • Sittin’ at the dock of the bay
  • Cruisin’
  • Cry to me
  • Many rivers to cross

Soul Backing Singing:

Julie Gordon's Band

This track is an edit from a live concert  of a soul band that Vela sang backing for- the Julie E.Gordon band project. Julie E. Gordon ,current singer for the Happy Mondays and the Caulbearers. She developed the harmonies you can hear and performed them live. The band included Myke Wilson (Lamb, Texas, Swing out Sisters), blues Musicians Paolo Fuschi, Dave Luvin, Paul Ashton (Dr. Truth) and Mary Ononokpono.

Latin Standards such as:

  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Desafinado
  • One Note Samba
  • Dindi
  • Samba E Amor
  • Manha da Carnaval/A day in the life of a fool
  • Mas que nad
  • Besame Mucho
  • Quizas, quizás,  Quizas
  • Dos Gardenias
  • Candela
  • El Cuarto de Tula
  • Amor Narcotico/Te Quiero Asi
  • Mi Tierra
  • Si Senor

You can check out some recordings from the Salsa Band Fiesta Latina that Vela sings in here




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