'Isn't It A Lovely Day'- Duets we’ve heard

With Sara Dowling and Atila

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Last Show: Saturday 16 th June 2018

'Isn’t It a Lovely Day' is a brand new show brought to you by Atila & Sara, paying homage to the pinnacle of popular singing from the American Songbook with timeless hits cherry-picked especially for this delightful journey. They will be celebrating the greatest collaborations from the history of vocal jazz and the swing era when lyric and song could draw a smile, a feeling of contentment or even a melancholic lament. Their deep love and connection with the heritage of this music will transport you back to a time of swing and romance.
Join Atila & Sara because “As long as they can be with you, it’s a lovely day”.

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"[Sara's] voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers” - Guy Barker

"I was very impressed with [Atila's] singing. He has a real feel for the lyrics." Sir Michael Parkinson

The most memorable duet was ‘Louis & Ella’ who recorded for Decca in the 1940’s and Verve in the 50’s, this unforgettable partnership spanned over 20 years, leaving a legacy. However, Atila & Sara have an equal passion for old movies and have been greatly inspired to bring back lost songs from romantic scenes that will touch your hearts. Noteworthy collaborations that Atila & Sara will rekindle are Judy Garland with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly or Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Songs that were written for these movies had lyrics that could draw a smile, a feeling of contentment or even a melancholic lament. This show will transport you back to a time of swing and romance.


Sara is gifted with immensely emotional vocals, now one of the U.K’s established jazz vocalist, She is known for her interpretations of classic ballads leaving audiences spell bound as well as the energy and vigor with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book.

"The Jazz world has been waiting a long time for Sara Dowling to come along"
Nigel Price, Jazz guitarist




Atila is an established singer from the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, his interpretations of the American Songbook are internationally renowned, taking influence from early Frank Sinatra.

Atila started his professional career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with whom he performed with Benny Golson on the Norwegian Sun Jazz Cruise and was featured on the album ‘Something Old, Something New'. He has recorded many times since, Including ‘How do you keep the music playing’ in collaboration with Evan Jolly, ‘Hello Young Lovers’ produced by Rupert Christie, ‘Your’s Tonight’ EP produced by Tommy Laurence featuring some of Atilas lyrics, ‘King for a Day’, a tribute to the Nat Cole Trio, and most recently Atila's own single release I can't Believe we made it which has hit radio stations around the UK.

Atila has toured extensively with the legendary Buddy Greco, jointly appearing on BBC radio 2 with the John Wilson Big Band at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He has given sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, The Hippodrome Casino London and The PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, and was invited to America to sing ‘The Nelson Riddle Story’ by the Nelson Riddle Foundation. Atila has a busy and varied career in private events and commercial performances, including the 2014 Qatar Choice awards, Dermot O’Leary’s wedding party and the Turkish International Film Festival 2013. He has appeared on ‘The Alan Titchmarsh Show’ ITV, ‘Stepping Out’ ITV, london live tv, and sung for the 2012 Emirates television advertising campaign, amongst others.

"You are amazing. I'm completely blown away" 
Stanley Tucci


Sara Dowling (vocals)

Atila (vocals)

Gabriel Latchin (piano)

Dario Di Lecce (bass)

Steve Brown (drums)