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Pianist and singer Pop covers, Soul/Motown, Jazz Standards, Showtunes
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SOLO SINGER 1) Pop covers - 1960s to present day 2) Soul/Motown - 60s/70s 3) Jazz/Swing/Rat Pack - from Sinatra to Buble 4) Showtunes - West End and Broadway 5) Christmas - festive favourites 6) Valentine - timeless love songs PIANIST/SINGER-PIANIST Over 300 jazz standards Smooth arrangements of pop covers (60s to present) Over 100 Christmas tunes, secular and religious Classic love songs for Valentine's Day PLEASE try to be specific when saying what music you’d like for your event. “Pop music” covers nearly 70 years and many different styles. It means you get performers applying who are more to your taste, so your time isn’t wasted, and performers don’t waste their time applying for gigs they’ll never get. Everyone’s happy!

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
Saved the day!
Musicianship
Genres:
Motown, 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, Soul
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Instruments:
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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

TOP TWENTY CHRISTMAS TRACKS
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
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
Let It Snow - Various
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
White Christmas - Various
Winter Wonderland - Various
TOP TWENTY MOTOWN/SOUL TRACKS
Dancing In The Street
Do You Love Me
Don't Leave Me This Way
Easy
For Once In My Life
I Can't Help Myself
I Get The Sweetest Feeling
I Feel Good
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Want You Back
In The Midnight Hour
Knock On Wood
Land Of 1000 Dances
Love Train
My Girl
Never Can Say Gooodbye
Reach Out, I'll Be There
Rescue Me
Rockin' Robin
You Can't Hurry Love
VALENTINE TRACKS INCLUDE...
Your Song
Power Of Love
Wonderful Tonight
All Of Me
I Want To Wake Up With You
In Your Eyes
Suddenly
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
Runaway
TOP 20 SWING/RAT PACK TRACKS
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Beyond The Sea
Come Fly With Me
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Cry Me A River
Fly Me To The Moon
For Once In My Life
Have You Met Miss Jones
I've Got You Under My Skin
Lady Is A Tramp
Let There Be Love
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Mack The Knife
Mambo Italiano
Moondance
Mr Bojangles
New York New York
That's Amore
The Way You Look Tonight
You Make Me Feel So Young
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TOP TEN SONGS FROM EACH DECADE...
1960s
Runaway - Del Shannon
Hello Mary Lou - Ricky Nelson
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
Help - Beatles
Venus - Shocking Blue
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles
I Only Wanna Be With You - Dusty Springfield
Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Do You Love Me - Contours
1970s
Blame It On The Boogie - Jacksons
Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
Oh What A Night - Four Seasons
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
There Goes My First Love - Drifters
Staying Alive - Beegees
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Waterloo - ABBA
1980s
Respect - Erasure
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Chain Reaction - Diana Ross
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I'm In The Mood For Dancing - Nolans
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler
Tell Her About It - Billy Joel
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1990s
Smooth - Santana
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
One For Sorrow - Steps
Wonderwall - Oasis
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
How Do I Live (Remix) - Leann Rimes
My Heart Will Go On (Remix) - Celine Dion
Hero (Remix) - Enrique Iglesias
2000s
Reach - S Club 7
Hey Baby (Remix) DJ Otzi
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Let's Get Loud - J-Lo
I'm Outta Love - Anastasia
Human - Killers
Put Your Records On - Corrine Bailey Rae
Million Dollar Bill - Whitney Houston
Shine - Take That
Obviously - McFly
2010s
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Can't Stop The Feeling
Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth
Titanium - David Guetta
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
TOP TWENTY MUSICALS
When You Believe - Prince Of Egypt
Somebody To Love - We Will Rock You
This Is The Moment - Jekyll & Hyde
Unexpected Song - Song And Dance
Till I Hear You Sing - Love Never Dies
Memory - Cats
Not While I'm Around - Sweeney Todd
Everybody Says Don't - Anyone Can Whistle
Tonight - West Side Story
Being Alive - Company
Medley - Miss Saigon
Medley - Sound Of Music
Hello Dolly - Hello Dolly
Secret Love - Calamity Jane
What I Did For Love - Chorus Line
Any Dream Will Do - Joseph
You'll Never Walk Alone - Carousel
As If We Never Said Goodbye - Sunset Boulevard
Somewhere - West Side Story
Luck Be A Lady - Guys & Dolls
Listen - Dreamgirls
I HAVE OVER 300 JAZZ STANDARDS IN MY REPERTOIRE!
CONTACT ME FOR MORE DETAILED REPERTOIRE OR SAMPLE SETLISTS!!!
Customer questions

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

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

Not a problem! Get in touch as soon as you can and we can work out a schedule that fits your event. Please do not ask for extra sets on the night of your event, as refusal may offend!

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. I do not offer a DJ service.

How much time do you need to set up?

For a typical show, I will arrive between 90 and 60mins prior to showtime. For certain events, I can set up before guests arrive, so long as there is a private area where I can wait.

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

In my experience, this usually doesn't work. Performers (and DJs) have experience in putting setlists together, and can "read" an audience, so they can quickly change tunes if required. You are more than welcome to tell me any favourites you have in my repertoire lists (available on request), and I'll include as many as I can.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Almost always. "Using the DJ's gear" never works well, since their equipment is rarely suitable for performers in terms of connecting and sound quality. Unless the quality of an on-site piano can be guaranteed, then I always bring my own.

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.

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Dawn C, 1 month ago

We had the most amazing evening, everybody was up dancing. CJ was great with his audience and a true professional. So many people messaged me the next day to say just how much they enjoyed themselves. I would highly recommend this extremely versatile musical artist. Bravo 👏 from us all. Thank you so much CJ. X I just wish I could upload some videos of the night.

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Michelle E, 4 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, 3 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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