Pianist

Brian Budden

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About Brian

Pianist
Southampton
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Brian is a versatile pianist/musician who is comfortable playing in various styles/genres to fit any occasion or situation as required.

Brian has been a dedicated, passionate and active musician nearly all his life, learning and playing the piano from an early age. He has been an accompanist. for choirs and instrumentalists at music festivals and in concerts. Brian has also been drawn into the world of theatre and dance (including ballet) and been a show pianist for dramatic groups for musicals, Old Time Music Hall and Pantomimes. He also now entertains/plays piano with some singing regularly in care homes and day centres across the South of England along with playing piano at a hotel in The New Forest and accompanying piano duties for 2 Male Voice Choirs and a Community Choir in Hampshire. He also plays piano for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and Christmas and Town Twinning Events and in 2018 provided live piano soundtrack music for a silent film event at a historic location in Romsey, Hampshire, to mark a hundred years since the end of the Great War. Brian also has a BA(Hons) Music Degree qualification as well as a P.G.C.E teaching qualification and in the past has taught music in secondary schools and taught keyboards in a Yamaha Music School in Huddersfield. The music experience that Brian has enables him to play piano in a range of different styles/ genres including classical, music theatre, ragtime, some mainstream pop and rock, jazz, and other types from most eras ancient to modern. He can also improvise if need be and sight read music quickly or learn and play musical numbers by ear. At different events Brian also can take requests from a wide repertoire.

Performance details
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Opera, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Vintage, Pop, Italian music, French music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser
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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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480

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Lorna J, 1 year ago

This is just an extra "thank you" from Val and Lorna for your non stop entertainment on Saturday.Everyone enjoyed your music and was happy with your choices therefore didn`t call out

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John H, 1 year ago

Just a short note to say a really big thank you for entertaining us so brilliantly on Saturday night. I've had such great feedback from people, and having you there added something very special to the party