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About Alex

Experienced multi-instrumentalist: guitarist, pianist & flautist based in London, specialised in a vast range of genres.
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Cambridge
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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A skilled and experienced professional musician/multi-instrumentalist (guitarist, pianist and flautist) with professional skills including arranging orchestral music, world music and videography production, composing orchestral work for film score and TV commercials, etc. - Guitar I have been playing guitar for 17 years. I started with classical guitar at the age of 11, and switched to electric guitar and modern music two years later. I have had lessons with some great names. I'm a versatile guitarist who is familiar with many different modern genres i.e. pop, rock, blues, country, bossa nova, samba, jazz, funk, reggae and fusion, amongst many others. - Piano I am equally proficient on the piano as I am on the guitar. I started playing keyboard at the age of four with a local tutor for a few of years and have never stopped teaching myself and practising since then. Styles that I am most familiar with on piano include jazz, latin, and pop. I attended the Jazz degree course at Middlesex University to study jazz piano and have been taught by some of the UK's most demanded jazz musicians e.g. Nikki Iles, Stuart Hall, Chris Batchelor, and Gareth Williams to name a few. - Flute A woodwind instrument that I have been enjoying playing since the age of 12. My strongest point when I'm on the flute is jazz improvisation, latin style, world/ethno-fusion music and big band/ensemble performance. I have played with different jazz bands led by Nikki Iles (Royal Academy of Music), and Kate Williams (Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Gospel, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Blues, Swing, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Electronic, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Soul, Acoustic, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Tribute, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Brazilian music, World music, Bossa nova, Samba, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, Top 40, Vintage, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Synth rock, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Early music, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Baroque, Marching, Experimental, Cuban music, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Barbershop, Flamenco, Spanish music, Folk rock, Rockabilly
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Transcription, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Accompanist
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Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

Up to 15 mins

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

Yes, of course.

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

Yes, of course.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£290
Up to 3 hours£300

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Alison H, 11 months ago

Alex is a seriously good musician who made my party a real success! I will book him again in an instant

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Christine S, 1 year ago

We hired Alex for a business function in central London. His music was very well received and offered exactly the background music we were after as well as creating a lovely atmosphere. He's very talented. Alex was on time, easy to communicate with and very friendly. Very happy with how everything worked, thank you.

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Sara K, 1 year ago

It was absolutely fantastic having Alex around for our wedding, communication was smooth and he was super pro active in terms of learning the songs we asked for, every guest commented on the music. Thank you Alex for making the day extra special!

From other customers:

Stephen M, 3 years ago

A very versatile musician & true multi-instrumentalist with equal proficiency on all three instruments i.e. guitar, piano and flute.

Irene A, 4 years ago

A technically advanced and experienced pianist with a vast range of repertoire

From other musicians:

24th August 2016

I have known Alex for over 3 years now and he has continuously proven to be reliable and punctual.