Timeless hits with glitz . . . and fun bits!

Also known as the fun and sparkly singing duo The Bling Crosbies, Alain and Ellie cast off their sequins at The Grapevine to perform laid-back jazz and swing. Expect Sinatra and Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse …plus a few surprises.

Alain Du Sel

“Smooth & sophisticated with a twinkle in his eye”

– Colleen Leatherdale, The Village Directory



Alain is a classically-trained singer who puts his own stamp on much-loved songs by musical greats including Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole and of course Bing Crosby. He adds a few surprises, such as a spot of Marlene Dietrich or Joe Cocker.

He performs with power and emotion – and cheeky charm. His infectious humour engages the audience whether he is performing his solo cabaret, or singing alongside his good friend and Bling Crosbies partner Ellie Laine.


Alain du Sel


Ellie Laine

“Lovely voice and bags of personality”

– Kevin Beale, Channel Radio

Ellie Laine


Ellie has a passion for jazz and blues and loves a song with a bit of ‘edge’. Described as a natural performer with a professional attitude, she’s equally at home with standards by Nina Simone, rocking to the likes of Doctor Feelgood or enjoying Lady Gaga’s take on a classic such as The Lady Is A Tramp.

With The Bling Crosbies, Ellie gets to let her hair down with fun duets which create a natural feelgood factor for the audience. She also sings with blues rock band The Black Sheep.


Ellie Laine at the Oakfest





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