Atila is a world-renowned jazz, swing and Rat Pack singer from the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, Atila has a rare authenticity of artistry within this classic genre, taking influence from early Frank Sinatra. Having been mentored by none other than Buddy Greco himself, Atila's interpretations of the Great American Songbook effortlessly transport the listener to that glittering era, and his caramel smooth velvet voice never fails to have audiences dancing, swinging and swooning with appreciation.
Atila is a firm favourite for private events looking for a touch of vintage class, packing out dancefloors with lineups from a compact 5-piece (Atila plus keyboard, bass, drums and saxophone) right up to big band lineups including a dazzling 3-piece, 6-piece or 9-piece horn section, and with the option to add a female vocalist to expand the set still further. His duo through 4-piece lineups work beautifully for a toe-tapping reception or dinner set.
Since his youth singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Atila has been at ease in front of a big band. His star continued to rise when he met Buddy Greco in 2006. After being invited both to tour with him and sing at his own club ‘Buddy Grecos’, Buddy told Atila: “No matter what happens, just keep going. Someone’s gotta take over when I’m gone –– you’re gonna be a star, kid.” Buddy and Atila toured again in 2008, highlights of which included an appearance with the BBC Big Band at the 30th Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Big Band Special) and four nights performing at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.