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Alex Lamb

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About Alex

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Nottingham
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Midlands-based composer, arranger and pianist. Happy to take on any project, versatility is the word!

Alex is a Midlands-based pianist who had a keen musical ear from an early age. He first took piano lessons at the age of 7 and got his first accompanying job at the age of 16. He went on to complete a degree in Music at the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh, taking piano lessons from Karin Schistek. Whilst studying here, he enjoyed performing with a variety of soloists and ensembles alike. A specialist composer, he also has had a number of original pieces and arrangements performed across the country. Alex now performs with a wide variety of groups, including choirs and musical theatre companies. He owns all the necessary equipment to produce a professional standard performance and is happy to play for your show or concert.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Christmas, Baroque, Renaissance, Medieval music, Fanfare, Early music, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Light music, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Acoustic, Motown, Funk, Soul, Disco, Americana, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Synth rock, Pop rock, Ska, Tango, Traditional church music, Gospel, Covers, Alternative rock, Post rock, World music, Samba
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger, Transcription, Actor, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, MC, Musical comedy, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Example Wedding/Private Function Background Music:
Various pieces by Ludovico Einaudi including:
Nightbook, I Giorni, Monday, Nefeli, Andare
Improvisations on Microjazz Collections by Christopher Norton including:
Boogie, Shoehorn Blues
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Always On My Mind - B.J. Thomas
Summertime - George Gershwin
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Go With The Flow - Giovanni Allevi
Black Coffee - Ella Fitzgerald
When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney
Big Phat Solos by Gordon Goodwin including:
Backrow Politics, Settle Down, Everlasting, I Remember
In the Groove - Mike Cornick
Jazz Exercises by Oscar Peterson
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wouldn't It Be Nice - Beach Boys
Any requests welcome, just get in touch!
Customer questions

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

I can do my best to accommodate any schedule changes where possible if you get in touch with me at the earliest convenience. Please understand my work commitments may not be able to be changed.

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

I'm afraid not, this will have to be provided by yourselves if you would like this.

How much time do you need to set up?

If playing a keyboard part for a show, I usually require up to 30 minutes prior to the event to set up equipment. This may be shorter in practice, I only allow this long in case of technical or logistical errors. I always test my equipment before travelling to shows.

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

If anything from my set lists takes your fancy, please feel free to get in touch and request them specifically.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If playing a keyboard part in a show, I possess all equipment necessary to perform to the highest standard. If playing a piano, it would be preferable to play one already existing at a venue. If this is not possible however, I am able to bring my own keyboard equipment to play on.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! If you have any requests at all I can certainly do my best to work it into my repertoire for your event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have been praised for my excellent sight-reading and adaptability to direction change. I have strong sense of pulse which helps playing as part of an ensemble.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many theatres, both small and large. The majority of my concerts have taken place in churches, again ranging from village churches to large cathedrals.

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

The largest theatre I have performed in was the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. The largest church was Wells Cathedral.

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)£65
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Reviews

From customers:

Lorna, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for being a part of our day! You are so incredibly talented. You made our ceremony so special!

Robert, 1 year ago

An excellent and controlled pianist, a pleasure to have play for us