Singing pianist

Adam Kharita

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Singing pianist
London
New to Encore but by no means amateur! Fresh enquiries will receive 10% OFF the quote. Take a look around and see for yourself!

Adam is an internationally acclaimed performer with wide and varied experience both on-stage and with clients. For the last 5 years, he has been running and performing in Australia's premier wedding and corporate outfit, Redtie Band. After coordinating and playing hundreds of events, he has now landed in London in search of rain and cooler weather and is open for business! Specialising in Piano & Vocals or Guitar & Vocals, his sound is Jazz, Soul, Contemporary and a real treat for the ears. He is the perfect performance for dinner music, canapés , wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and anything where you'd want someone to set a real tone for the event. With a broad repertoire and original adaptations of your favourite songs, he is sure to add the perfect touch to your event. Check out links to his video and SoundCloud on his Encore profile to see an example of the calibre of service you'll receive.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Ska, Reggae, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Adam Kharita
- Set List -
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Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Amy Winehouse – Valerie
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
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Ben E King – Stand By Me
Ben Harper - Steal My Kisses
Beyonce – Love On Top
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel – New York State of Mind
Billy Joel – The Longest Time
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Bobby Caldwell – What You Won’t Do For Love
Bobby Darrin - Dream Lover
Britney Spears – Toxic
Bruno Major - Easily
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven Gm
Bruno Mars - Treasure A
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk Cm
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Cee Lo Green - Forget You G
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky
Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun E
Coldplay - Magic
Coldplay – The Scientists
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Commitments - Mustang Sally A
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary Bb
Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon A
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David Bowie – Life On Mars
Destiny’s Child - Say My Name
Drake - Hold On We’re Going Home
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Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight Am
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagles - Take It Easy
Earth Wind & Fire - September
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Elton John – Daniel
Elton John – Rocket Man
Elton John – Your Song
Elvis - Cant Help Falling In Love
Estelle - American Boy E
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Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You
Frankie Valli - Cant Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli – Oh What A Night E
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George Ezra – Budapest
George Michael - Careless Whisper Am
George Michael – Faith A
Ginuine - Pony
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy Em
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Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
J
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Bay - Let It Go
James Brown - I Feel Good G
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
James Taylor - How Sweet It Is
Jason Mraz - Im Yours
Jessie J - Price Tag A
John Legend - All Of Me
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Mayer - I Don’t Trust Myself
John Mayer - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
John Mayer - Waiting On The World A
John Mayer – Gravity
John Mayer – I’m Gonna Find Another You
Jon Cleary – When You Get Back
Justin Timberlake - Love Stoned
Justin Timberlake - Senorita
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling A
K
Katrina & the Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody G
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Lior – This Old Love
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Lumineers - Ho Hey
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Mario - Let Me Love You
Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Maroon 5 - This Love
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger Fm
Marvin Gaye - Aint No Mountain
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Matchbox 20 - 3am
MGMT - Pumped Up Kicks
Michael Bublé - Feeling Good Cm
Michael Bublé – Everything
Michael Bublé - Home
Michael Jackson - Black Or White
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel A
Michael Jackson -Blame It On The Boogie G
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean Dm
Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
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Naughty Boy - La La La
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
O
Oasis - Wonderwall
OneRepublic - Counting Stars G
Ottis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Outcast - Hey Ya G
P
Paper Kites - Bloom
Peter Gabriel - Book Of Love
Pharrell Williams – Happy Cm
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Proclaimers – 500 Miles C
Q
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love C
R
Radiohead - Creep
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack Dm
Ray Charles – Shake Your Tail Feather G
S
Sam Smaith - Latch
Sam Smith - Not The Only One
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sam Sparro - Black & Gold Gm
Santana – Smooth
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mamma
Sneaky Sound System – UFO
Stevie Wonder - Isnt She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered A
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
Stevie Wonder – Superstition Cm
T
Taylor Swift – Classic
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Temptations - My Girl A
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy E
The Four Tops - Sugar Pie Honeybunch
The Bee Gees - How Deep is your Love
The Killers – Mr Brightside
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight C
Tracy Chapman - Gimme One Reason
Train - Hey Soul Sister
Train – Marry Me
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Van Morrison – Crazy Love
Van Morrison – Moondance
Vance Joy – Riptide A
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Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance Bb
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody A
Jazz Standards
- All Of Me
- At Last
- Autumn Leaves
- Come Fly With Me
- Fever
- Fly Me To The Moon
- Girl From Ipanema
- Have You Met Miss Jones
- It Could Happen To You
- Like Someone In Love
- Route 66
- Summertime
- Sway
- The Way You Look Tonight
- What A Difference A Day Made
Ask if there’s a song you’d like to know about; even if it’s not on the list, iI might know it!
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

When you're organising an event, things change, times are different and it's bound to happen! I have played so many events where that's been the case even just before walking on stage! All I ask is that you let me know as soon as you can and we will make it work :)

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

In between sets, before I go on stage and while I'm packing away, I can provide music to suit.

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on how much stuff I'll be bringing along but most of the time, 30 minutes will be ample. If you're unsure, lets chat and I can give you a better idea.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Oh yes. It's always a pleasure... as long as it's in tune!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

The set list on my profile is a great indicator of what I can play and is by no means my entire repertoire. After I speak to you about the kind of music you want at all parts of your occasion, I'll choose the best songs I can to suit. And yes, you can choose as many of your favourites as you want, I just can't guarantee that I'll get to each one!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I come fully equipped with my own piano which will sound just lovely.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. Even if a song doesn't appear on my list, I may already know it. If it's something I need to go away and rehearse, there may be a £20 fee depending on the request.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Nothing brings me joy like being heard and being enjoyed. I always have poured my heart into music and I know that you'll hear that too. But it's not all serious, I can be quite charming on the microphone when I really put my mind to it! I'll always do my best to play what I think the crowd will REALLY enjoy. Reading the room is all part of the job :)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I'm new to London but for the last 5 years I've been playing 3+ times a week with my band for weddings, corporate and private events all over Australia. Our reputation has taken us all around Asia, New Zealand & Hawaii too,.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jamie Cullum had a very big impact on me when I was starting out. I respect anyone who can write and play from the heart, reach a crowd and bring people in. And a few more?... Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mayer, Tom Misch, Emily King and of course, Stevie Wonder too!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Music has taken me far and wide from playing to 2000+ at convention centres to a quant canapés hour at tiny wedding ceremonies. All have had their thrills but I'd say that my 6pce band at a 6 star resort for New Years Eve 2018-2019 in Phuket, Thailand was a night I'll never forget.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£90
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300

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Adrianna D, 2 months ago

Simple Awesome!! Adam helped to create a superb playlist and really worked with us to understand our audience and atmosphere we wanted to create- only ish I had more events so I could work with Adam again. Book him ASAP

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Nell F, 10 months ago

Adam has been putting on fantastic shows at 2 of my venues for over 2 years. He can do anything from easy listening background music in a romantic bar to capturing an audience at one of Brisbane's best live music venues. I always get great feedback from the event guests and bar staff after his shows and he is a pleasure to deal with. He is a professional performer with a great deal of talent and always brings a following to his shows. Adam has a great way with the crowd and has an impressive song list and can diversify his set to suit the environment. I'm sure it won't take long for Adam to generate regular interest after a few gigs in London!

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Joey C, 1 year ago

I have worked with Adam for several years on many occasions to have him and the band perform at business gala dinners and corporate events. From solo, jazz duos to 5-piece bands, he’s able to take and respond to briefs diligently. He also has ample experience in sourcing other talent on request. Needless to say, Adam is gifted on stage and connects with the audience well both with his music and personality. Adam presents professionally both on and off-stage, is reliable and responsive. Most importantly, he is humble and down to earth. He is a pleasure to work with and definitely looking forward to the next one!

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