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About C.

Working as a performer and educator in the fields of musical theatre, cabaret, and jazz.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Available for the following: - Singer - Pop (60s to present day), Swing/Jazz/Rat Pack, Soul/Motown, Musical Theatre Pianist - background music for hotels, restaurants, receptions, dinners, corporate events; jazz, easy listening, musical theatre Singer/pianist - background music for hotels, restaurants, receptions, dinners, corporate events; jazz, easy listening Musical director - Musical Theatre, Jazz, Cabaret Organist - Weddings, Funerals Singing teacher - Musical Theatre Repertoire coach - Musical Theatre

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
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Cabaret, Christmas, Musical theatre, Film / TV 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, Jazz, Dixieland, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Disco, Covers, Motown, Soul
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Repetiteur, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Another Rock And Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire - Nat King Cole
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Roy Wood/Wizzard
Jingle Bell Rock - Various
Jingle Bells - Various
Let It Snow - Various
Man With The Bag - Kay Starr
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year - Andy Williams
Please Come Home For Christmas - Eagles
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Run Run Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Various
Sleigh Ride - Various
This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
Warm This Winter - Connie Francis
What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder
When You Come Back To Me - Jason Donovan
White Christmas - Various
Winter Wonderland - Various
Rescue Me
All Night Long
I Say A Little Prayer
Do You Love Me
You To Me Are Everything
Love Train
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Let's Stay Together
Sir Duke
I Want You Back
Proud Mary
Shake A Tailfeather
Dock Of The Bay
I Feel Good
Drifters Medley
Earth, Wind & Fire Medley
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Dancing In The Street
Heard It Through The Grapevine
I'll Be There
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Living For The City
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
My Guy
Reach Out I'll Be There
I Can't Help Myself
Rockin' Robin
Signed Sealed Delivered
You Can't Hurry Love
Sweet Soul Music
Land Of 1000 Dances
Soul Man
Try A Little Tenderness
In The Midnight Hour
Your Song
Power Of Love
Wonderful Tonight
All Of Me
I Want To Wake Up With You
In Your Eyes
Unchained Melody
Just The Way You Are
Longest Time
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
I Have Nothing
Everything I Do
I Say A Little Prayer
My Girl
How Deep Is Your Love
You To Me Are Everything
Love Is In The Air
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Sweet Love
Sunshine Of My Life
Lady In Red
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I'll Be There
On The Wings Of Love
Love Is All Around
When You Say Nothing At All
Almost Like Being In Love
Around The World
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Come Fly With Me
Don't Rain On My Parade
For Once In My Life
I Am What I Am
I've Got You Under My Skin
Johnny One Note
Lady Is A Tramp
Let There Be Love
Maybe This Time
Minnie The Moocher
Music To Watch Girls Go By
My Funny Valentine
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Pennies From Heaven
Portrait Of My Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Where Do You Start
As Time Goes By
Beyond The Sea
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Cry Me A River
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
Get Me To The Church On Time
Just One Of Those Things
Let's Face The Music And Dance
On A Wonderful Day Like Today
Love Me Or Leave Me
Mack The Knife
Mambo Italiano
New York New York
On The Street Where You Live
The Way You Look Tonight
When I Fall In Love
Where Or When
You Made Me Love You
You Make Me Feel So Young
Over The Rainbow
Lullaby Of Broadway
It's My Life
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Get Here
Have You Met Miss Jones
Mr Bojangles
That's Amore
Hello Young Lovers
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Blue Moon
Cheek To Cheek
All Of Me
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Can't Help Falling In Love
Examples of artists covered (with tracks); sample setlists are available on request...
60s - Chris Montez, Beatles, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley,
70s - Drifters, Candi Staton, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Beegees, ABBA, Earth Wind & Fire, John Paul Young, Barry White, McFadden & Whitehead, Elton John, Queen
80s - Erasure, George Michael, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Bonnie Tyler, The Nolans, The Kinks, ELO, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Communards, Madonna, George Benson
90s - Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Leann Rimes, Cher, Oasis, Mariah Carey, Ricky Martin
21st Century - Cee Lo Green, Olly Murs, Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias, James Morrison, S Club 7, The Killers
Musical Theatre - Showstoppers from the West End, Broadway, and the Silver Screen
Customer questions

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

Drop me a line as soon as you can, so I can confirm any alterations.

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

I am happy to provide background music before the performance, and during any breaks.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a typical show, I will arrive between 90 and 60mins prior to showtime.

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

I am happy to consider any requests you may have.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If none is supplied on site, then yes.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am happy to consider any requests you may have; if they are not in my repertoire, these may incur a fee.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My versatility.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pubs/clubs Restaurants Hotels Holiday resorts Theatres Stadiums Concert Halls Festivals Pride events Jazz festivals

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My influences are predominantly drawn from pop, musical theatre, jazz, and classical.

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

Backing vocals for Rod Stewart at St. James's Park, Newcastle


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Michelle E, 3 years ago

Fantastic afternoon of entertainment with C.J everyone had a great time

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V P, 2 years ago

A brilliant musician and singer, who put on an excellent show and entertained a mixed audience with a varied and very enjoyable selection of songs. We will certainly book him again.

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P K, 2 years ago

We have been entertained by CJ many times over the last ten years. Always professional in every way, with top quality content and performance. His excellent PA equipment enhances the experience too.

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