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Archie Combe

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London
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Pianist, Singer, Composer

Archie Combe is a London based pianist, singer and composer. Classically trained and inspired by jazz pianist Bill Evans/ Herbie Hancock, Archie has performed at the National Theatre, Savoy Hotel and performed with Bill Laurance as part of his 2018 UK tour. With a vast experience in performance, Archie will provide the perfect atmosphere for your occasion. Where required, he can work with you to make sure the set list contains specific music. Alongside his busy performing life, Archie is also an experienced ABRSM accompanist and teacher. Archie also has a passion for musical theatre and has played in various pit bands, as well as being AMD for the YMT production of 'Barrack Room Ballads'. Archie can also provide a jazz duo, trio or quartet for your event. Please enquire for more information.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, 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:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

On Green Dolphin Street
Waltz for Debby
Someday My Prince Will Come
Fly Me to the Moon
C Jam Blues
All Blues
All the Things You Are
I've Got Rhythm
Summertime
Beautiful Love
All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
The Girl from Ipanema
Blame It On My Youth
My Romance
Romeo and Juliet Theme Tune
Beauty and the Beast
Take the A Train
Satin Doll
Black Orpheus
There Will Be Another You
There Is No Greater Love
Misty
John Williams Medley
Night and Day
But Not For Me
Day of Wines and Roses
How High the Moon
Customer questions

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

“Yes, absolutely! I bring my own fully weighted keyboard to play acoustically.”

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ahmad Jamal, Brad Mehldau, Ravel, Debussy, Rufus Wainwright, Radiohead

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

Performed at the Oliver Theatre at the National Theatre for the Peter Hall Memorial service.

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£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£400

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Anja B, 2 years ago

Archie was a real pleasure to have - he arrived with plenty of time to spare to set up and sound check. He played old-style classics and modern songs and sounded fabulous! He clearly has a love and passion for playing the piano that shone through all night! I will definitely recommend him to my friends!

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Tom G, 1 year ago

Archie was recently hired to play at our wedding reception, held at Devizes Town Hall.  In the lead-up, he was informative, relaxed and incredibly professional when it came to music choices, contracts and invoicing. On the day, he arrived early to prepare and liaised directly with the organisers, who he'd clearly made an effort to get to know.  The set lastest three hours to cover the drinks reception and wedding breakfast and I have to say really contributed to the atmosphere.  Classics from the likes of Debussy were combined well with more modern improvised classical pieces and at no point was the piano overbearing.

Tom C, 4 years ago

Archie was a fantastic part of our wedding day, very talented and flexible with what we wanted. He was able to play pieces from the ballet as we had our reception drinks, classical music throughout the meal and later in the evening he sang as well as played recent pop hits that everyone knew and really enjoyed, he was also happy to take requests which was excellent. We would strongly recommend him to add another dimension to any wedding day!

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