Alan Nicholls

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About Alan Nicholls

Over 40+ years Experienced reading pianist Kbd player available for solo and group work and cabarets.theatres,weddings, anniversaries
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I Started playing electronic organ at the age of 8 years old, Then moved on to piano and keyboards/ synthesisers about 4 years after, on leaving school at 16 with Music O level and grade 5 general musicianship, I worked in music retail for 11 years during which time making contacts and gigging in solo and various bands at many venues, have played in a band residence for over 21 years playing all kinds of music and backing shows and working with many kinds of artistes. Also I have much experience working in bands and orchestras for theatre show productions. I also play for functions including weddings,including church organ if required and also for funerals or celebrations including birthdays or anniversaries I am able to work solo or with a band and can accompany singers, and love playing jazz, rock,and popular music from the 1920s to the present day, I have recently performed in 2 bands at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, one being a Meatloaf tribute band in front of over 3,000 people, and also with a funk/disco band on a separate occasion at the festival on the same stage, I have played at several jazz festivals here on the island over the past 8 or 9 years with various groups and including recently an 50th anniversary theatrical group concert performing with an orchestra which included music from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas right through to modern day musicals and shows. I am a very experienced reader, play by ear and memory

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Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Pop, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Disco, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Vintage, Ambient pop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Traditional church music, Film / TV music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop rock
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Theatre / Show, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert
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Alan Nicholls' Song list

Jazz Standards
A Beautiful Friendship
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Body And Soul
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Girl From Ipanema
Girl Talk
Here’s That Rainy Day
How High The Moon
I Can’t Get Started
I Got Rhythm
I’ll Remember April
I’m In The Mood For Love
Lady Is A Tramp
Lullaby of Birdland
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
Nature Boy
Night And Day
Night In Tunisia
Oh Lady Be Good
On A Clear Day
On Green Dolphin Street
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Secret Love
Shadow Of Your Smile
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Sweet Georgia Brown
Sweet Lorraine
Take 5
Take The A Train
Taking A Chance On Love
Tea For Two
There Will Never Be Another You
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Time After Time
Very Thought Of You
Watch What Happens
Watermelon Man
What Now My Love
You Are My Sunshine
Popular Music
All That My Heart Can Hold
Ballade Pour Adeline
Begin The Beguine
Call Me
Every Time We Say Goodbye
For All We Know
The Groove
Just The Way You Are
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
I Just Called To Say I Love You
It Might Be You
Let It Be
Morning Dance
My Cherie Amour
Norwegian Wood
Shadow Of Your Smile
Somewhere My Love
Song For Guy
We’ve Only Just Begun
Way We Were
Water Fountain

Alan Nicholls' Reviews

From customers:

Tim C
1 year ago

Dear Alan thanks very much for providing the music last night. We very much enjoyed your playing. Hope to see you at a future event Tim

Mark B
1 year ago

Hi Alan, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for joining us at the quay ! You were absolutely spot on with everything you played and it was a pleasure :) I hope to be able to offer you some gigs as and when they arrise ... If you are happy for me to drop you a message on here or if you want to pass your number on... Obviously I know you will be very busy, but when a gig comes in I send messages out and when there's enough to make it happen it's a goer.. I have a few clips of the gig which I hope to put on our Jukebox Jazz Band page over the next couple of days 😊 Best regards, Mark