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About Brett

Brett is a professional musician and very experienced performer, working in a wide array of styles and settings.
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Since leaving university Brett has had a very varied career in music, from cocktai pianist to keyboard player and choir leader to classroom teacher. He began working as a performer on cruise ships and holiday parks, either as a bar and restaurant pianist or keyboardist in the lounge band. Returning to dry land after a few years he turned his hand to teaching (instrumental tuition and classroom teacher) alongside his performing in rock, pop, soul and funk bands. Along the way he has added other skills to his resume - choir leader for children and adult singing groups, ballet and dance class accompanist, repetiteur for theatre schools, and an exam moderator for GCSE Music. All of which adds up to a varies and interesting working life!

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 own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Vintage, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Gospel, Cabaret, Ambient pop, Karaoke, Top 40, Britpop, Hard rock, Classic rock, Indie, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Pop rock, Synth rock, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Glam rock, Baroque, Latin jazz, Originals, Progressive rock, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Wedding
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Other skills:
Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Examiner, Community music worker, Accompanist, Arranger, Songwriter, Transcription
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Song list

Easy Listening / Popular
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
All My Tomorrows
All Of Me
All Of You
All Or Nothing At All
All The Things You Are
All The Way
Alright, Okay, You Win
And The Angels Sing
Angel
Angel Eyes
Angels
As Time Goes By
At Long Last Love
The Best Is Yet To Come
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
Black Coffee
Blue And Sentimental
Bluesette
Born To Be Blue
Bridge Over Troubled Water
But Not For Me
Call Me Irresponsible
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Candle In The Wind
Chances Are
Close To You
Come Fly With Me
Crazy He Calls Me
Day Dream
Days Of Wine And Roses
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Go To Strangers
Don’t Know Why
Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Drift Away
Easy
Easy To Love
Easy Street
Everything Happens To Me
Falling In Love With Love
A Foggy Day
Fields Of Gold
A Fine Romance
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Fly Me To The Mood
For Once In My Life
From Both Sides Now
Georgia On My Mind
Get Here
The Girl From Ipanema
Give Me The Simple Life
Glad To Be Unhappy
God Bless The Child
The Good Life
Have I Told You Lately
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Hello
Here There & Everywhere
Here’s That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
A House Is Not A Home
How Long Has This Been Going On?
I Ain’t Got Nobody
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
I Say A Little Prayer
I Won’t Dance
I’ll Be Around
I’m A Fool To Want You
I’m Beginning To See The Light
I’m Old Fashioned
I Got Rhythm
I May Be Wrong
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Will Wait For You
I’m A Fool To Want You
I’ve Got The World On A String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
If I Were A Bell
Imagination
In A Sentimental Mood
Indian Summer
It All Depends On You
It Could Happen To You
It Don’t Mean A Thing
It Had To Be You
It Might As Well Be Spring
It’s Too Late
Just The Two Of Us
Just The away You Are
Killing Me Softly With His Song
The Lady Is A Tramp
Lady Sings The Blues
Let There Be Love
Let There Be You
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
Let’s Stay Together
The Look Of Love
Losing My Mind
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Love Letters
Love, Look Away
Love Me Or Leave Me
Love Walked In
Lover Come Back To Me
Luck Be A Lady
Making’ Whoopee
The Man I Love
The Man That Got Away
Manhattan
Maybe This Time
Mean To Me
Mona Lisa
Moondance
Moon River
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
The More I See You
The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
My Cherie Amour
My Lucky Star
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On
My Romance
My Ship
My Way
The Nearness Of You
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nobody Else But Me
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Night And Day
The Night We Called It A Day
On A Clear Day
Once In Love With Amy
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Over The Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven
Perdido
People Will Say We’re In Love
Piano In The Dark
Prelude To A Kiss
Pure Imagination
Put On A Happy Face
Real Love
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Saving All My Love For You
Secret Love
Sentimental Me
Skylark
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Solitude
Somebody Loves You
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something’ Stupid
Something Wonderful
Son Of A Preacher Man
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
Spooky
Still Crazy After All These Years
Strangers In The Night
Stormy Weather
Stuck On You
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Sunny
Sunrise
Sway
Swinging On A Star
Takes The A Train
Teach Me Tonight
Tears In Heaven
The Tender Trap
That Old Black Magic
That Old Devil Called Love
That’s Amore
That’s What Friends Are For
There Is No Greater Love
These Foolish Things
They All Laughed
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Till There Was You
Time On My Hands
The Touch Of Your Hand
Too Close For Comfort
Too Marvellous For Words
Try A Little Tenderness
Unchained Melody
The Very Thought Of You
Violets For Your Furs
Walk On By
The Way You Look Tonight
Walk-in’ My Baby Back Home
Watch What Happens
Waterloo Sunset
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
What I Did For Love
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What The World Needs Now Is Love
When A Man Loves A Woman
Who Can I Turn To
Wild World
Wish You Were Here
Witchcraft
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Yesterday
You Are Beautiful
You Are My Sunshine
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Are Too Beautiful
You Do Something To Me
You Make Me Feel Brand New
You Make Me Feel So Young
Your Song
You’re Beautiful
You’re My Everything
You’ve Got A Friend
Younger Than Springtime
Classical
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Rondo a Cappriccio - Beethoven
Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1 - Chopin
Nocturne Op. 55, No. 1 - Chopin
Prelude Op. 28, No. 6 - Chopin
Mazurka in Bb - Chopin
Valse Op. 64, No. 1 - Chopin
Deux Arabesques - Debussy
Gypsy Rondo - Haydn
Sonata in D - Haydn
Elegie - Massenet
Alla Turca - Mozart
Sonata K 545 - Mozart
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Serenade - Schubert
The Happy Farmer - Schumann
Traumerei - Schumann
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Probably my versatility. As an accomplished pianist I’m at home playing classical, jazz, pop, or any other style! I’m able to provide just the right music for your event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve been fortunate to perform at quite a wide array of venues. These include The Savoy Hotel, The Bridewell Theatre, The Royal Lancaster Hotel, Evolution London, The Hurlingham Club, New College Oxford, The Royal Hotel Brighton, and Old Thorns Hotel Liphook. I have also performed at countless hotels around the UK for weddings and corporate events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There have been many musicians that have inspired me over the years, but the most influential (in no particular order) have been Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Glenn Gould, Ben Folds, Elton John, Yann Tiersen, Tim Minchin, Arthur Rubenstein.

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

This is quite tricky! There have been a few for very divers reasons. Musical Director for West Side Story at The Theatre Royal, Brighton. Accompanist for a prestigious charity concert at The Capital, Horsham. Pianist for a famous Irish songwriter gala evening. Keyboardist for several festival rock bands.

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

If timings need to change I’ll do my best to be as flexible as possible!

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

Yes! This is a popular request and comes free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up time is usually 30mins to 1 hour. Background music can begin once the PA is set up.

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

Yes, absolutely, as long as the piano is in tune and working I’m happy to play it.

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

I’m very happy to talk about songs from the set list to find which songs will work best for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I am able to provide a stage piano and small PA if needed.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have specific songs that you would like to be played for your event I’m happy to discuss this. There may be an additional fee depending on the difficulty of the music.

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, 2 years ago

Brett was an absolute star for our run of Cinderella in Lewes, very professional struck up a very good relationship with the producers and joined into the spirit of our family pantomime. would recommend 100% . Thank you Brett

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Norbz G, 5 years ago

Brett's is a professional Musician with a professional Attitude

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Martin P, 2 years ago

Really made my 1920s theme night go down well. Made a good atmosphere and I would recommend to anyone to book.

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Regina C, 2 years ago

Thank you Jazz With Us, it was very nice to meet you all yesterday! The event was great and people really enjoyed the music.

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