Etta&James is a duo featuring the vocalist Antonietta (Etta) D’Elia and the guitar player James Darnell.
Etta&James can take your favorite tune and transform it in something unique, that you have never heard before! Covering a variety of different music styles from jazz to pop, from classic ballads to the last hits of the moment, this eclectic duo will surely surprise you with original covers of popular songs from all around the world and beautiful redemptions of standards jazz.
Etta’s multicultural background allow her to sing in five different languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian), she graduated in voice in Italy and has more than 20 years’ experience in the music field performing in several different Countries (Italy, France, Albania, Australia). She has performed many times at Crown Perth (ball room and Pearl Room) and in other prime Perth venues such as Ritz Carlton, Fraser’s Restaurant, Pan Pacific. Etta performed as a soloist in different TV shows like Telethon 7 and for the prime Italian TV Chanel RAI 1. She also was the soprano soloist at Perth Concert Hall.
James is a professional guitarist that has been playing since 1996. From a young age he showed talent and ability winning local and state music competitions playing blues guitar. By the age of 14 he was playing in cover bands in the Perth music scene and by age 17 was signed to a record label. James spent the next four years studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts completing a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) degree. In the years since completing his degree, James has performed in many situations including: solo, duo, trio, quartet, large ensemble, as a recording musician, session player, on radio and television, and as a musician for musical theatre shows.
Etta&James are available for corporate functions, live entertainment for music venues, weddings, corporate and private functions.