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Highly proficient keyboard player, singer, and music producer with considerable live and studio experience. Music teacher since 2007.
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2016 - present Session musician and music producer - London • Session keyboard player with several bands in London • Music producer with own studio 2015 - present Cantina House Studio - Music production studio - Rome • Music producer and session keyboard player with various artists (George Clinton, Chaka Khan and more) 2015 Dado - Italian comedian - Rome • Music arrangements • Recordings for web and TV • Keyboard player for live shows 2013 - 2015 Maurizio Battista- Italian comedian - Italian tour • Band manager and keyboard player • Responsible for arrangements, band transcriptions and music production 2008 - 2015 Il Molo e il Volo - Music school - Rome • Workshops and rehearsal director • Piano, keyboard and Music Theory teacher 2010 - 2014 Suonare Suonare - Music school - Rome • Piano and keyboard teacher 2007 - 2010 L’isola della musica - Music school - Rome • Piano and keyboard teacher 2008-2015 Teatro di Roma - Progetto “Piero Gabrielli” - Rome • Theatre workshops in primary and secondary schools with SEN children • Keyboard player and music producer for workshops and final shows 2002-2015 Stefano Fabrizi - TV writer and theatre director - Rome • Composer, songwriter and music producer for many theatre shows and TV documentaries. 2013 M.A.S. Music, Arts & Shows - Music academy and show productions - Milan • Keyboard player in “Priscilla, la regina del deserto” musical show performed in Teatro Brancaccio (Rome). 2011 - 2013 Andrea Perroni - Italian comedian - Italian tour • Band manager, keyboard player and music producer for live shows 2003 - 2010 Jalisse - Italian songwriters - Sanremo 1997 winners - Italian tour • Music producer and arranger for studio works • Band manager and keyboard player for live shows 1996 - 2011 Performances with various artists such as: O.R.O. (Italian songwriters of “Vivo per lei” performed by Andrea Bocelli) - Keyboard player in live shows. Serena Autieri (Italian singer and actress, dubber of Frozen’s Elsa) - Piano player in live show performed at Manhattan Center (New York). Tasha Rodriguez (Angolan Singer) - Keyboard player for Italian and international shows. Max Giusti (Italian comedian) - Keyboard player in TV show (Rai). 1991 - present Keyboard player in various bands, playing all kinds of music. Self-employed music producer, worked with many artists and companies in song creations, commercials and soundtracks.

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
4th Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Musicianship
Genres:
1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, R&B, Motown, Karaoke, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Italian music, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Samba
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Producer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

’30s
All of me (Billie Holiday)
As time goes by (Herman Hupfeld)
Cheek to cheek (Ella Fitzgerald)
I got Rhythm (George Gershwin)
My Funny Valentine (Chet Baker)
Night and day (Cole Porter)
Over the Rainbow (July Garland)
Putting on the Ritz (Ella Fitzgerald)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Sweet Home Chicago
The lady is a tramp (Rodgers/Hart)
’40s
Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin)
Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez)
C’est Si Bon (Yves Montand)
In the mood (The Andrews Sisters)
La vie en rose (Edit Piaf)
Moonlight Serenade (Gleen Miller)
Quizas Quizas - Perhaps perhaps (Osvaldo Farres)
Why don’t you do right (Peggy Lee)
’50s
Autumn leaves (Edith Piaf)
Blues suede shoes (Elvis Presley)
Cry me a river (July London)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Fly me to the Moon (Bart Howard)
Great balls of fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
I’ve got you under my skin (Sinatra)
Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
My baby just cares for me (Nina Simone)
Smile (Nat King Cole)
Sway (Dean Martin)
That’s Amore (Dean Martin)
’60s
At Last (Etta James)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Can’t Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Can't take my eyes off of you (Frankie Valli)
Come Together (Beatles)
(The) Dock of the Bay (Otis Reddings)
Dream a Little Dream (Mama Cass)
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles)
Repertoire Fabio
Feelin' Good (Nina Simone)
Garota de Ipanema (Joao Gilberto)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
Help (Beatles)
Have you ever see the Rain (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Hit the Road Jack (Ray Charles)
How Insensitive (Jobim)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Got You Under My Skin (Sinatra)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Burt Bacharach)
I’m a Believer (The Monkees)
It’s Now or Never (Elvis Presley)
I Say a Little Prayer For You (Dionne Warwick)
Let it be (Beatles)
L.O.V.E. (Nat King Cole)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
Michelle (Beatles)
Moon River (Andy Williams)
My Girl (The Temptations)
My way (Sinatra)
Penny Lane (Beatles)
People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Raindrops keep falling on my Head (Burt Bacharach)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Strawberry Fields (Beatles)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
The Look of Love (Burt Bacharach)
Twist And Shout (Beatles)
What a wonderful world (Louis Armstrong)
Yesterday (Beatles)
’70s
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
Close to You (The Carpenters)
Daniel (Elton John)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Don’t let me be misunderstood (Santa Esmeralda)
Easy (The Commodores)
Feelings (Albert Morris)
Georgy Porgy (Toto)
Gimme some (Jimmy Bo Horne)
Good times (Chic)
Grease (Frankie Valli)
Honesty (Billy Joel)
Hotel California (Eagles)
I can’t tell you why (Eagles)
I can’t stand the Rain (Ann Peebles)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Is This Love (Bob Marley)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Knock on Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Knocking on heaven’s door (Bob Dylan)
Le Freak (Chic)
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
Love Is In The Air (John Paul Young)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Message in a Bottle (Police)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Night Fever (Bee Gees)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
New York, New York (Sinatra)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Rocket man (Elton John)
September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Staying Alive (Bee Gees)
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word (Elton John)
Stuck in the Middle (Stealers Wheel)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Venus (Shocking Blue)
Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
Wish you Were Here (Pink Floyd)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
You should be Dancing (Bee Gees)
Your song (Elton John)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Woman (John Lennon)
YMCA (Village People)
’80s
Africa (Toto)
Against all odds (Phil Collins)
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
Another Day in Paradise (Phil Collins)
Baby Can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman)
Born to be alive (Patrick Hernandez)
Billy Jean (Michael Jackson)
Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Don’t Leave Me This Way (The Communards)
Englishman in New York (Sting)
Every breath you take (Police)
Eye In The Sky (Alan Parsons Project)
Get down on it (Kool and the Gang)
Gold (Spandau Ballet)
Holding Back the Years (Simply Red)
I Heard It through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I just called to say I love you (Stevie Wonder)
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for (U2)
Isn’t she Lovely (Stevie Wonder) Josephine (Chris Rea)
Karma Chameleon (Culture Club) Kiss (Prince)
Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Man in The Mirror (Michael Jackson)
Message in a Bottle (Police)
Nikita (Elton John)
Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)
Part-time lovers (Stevie Wonder)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Reggae night (Jimmy Cliff)
Ride like the Wind (Christopher Cross)
Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits)
Rosanna (Toto)
Roxanne (Police)
Save a Prayer (Duran Duran)
Say you, say me (Lionel Ritchie)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
State of the nation (Industry)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Time After Time (Cindy Lauper)
Through the barricades (Spandau Ballet)
That’s what friend are for (Burt Bacharach)
That’s the Way I Like It (KC & The Sunshine Band)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)
With or without you (U2)
’90s
Agua (Jarabe de Palo)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Change the world (Eric Clapton)
Crazy (Seal)
Don’t look back in Anger (Oasis)
Englishman in New York (Sting)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Lady (Modjo)
Lemon Tree (Fool’s Garden)
Losing my Religion (R.E.M.)
More Than Words (Extreme)
One (U2)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
Truly madly deeply (Savage Garden)
What’s Up (4 Non-Blondes)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
’00s
Advertising Space (Robbie Williams)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Everybody’s Changing (Keane)
Everything (Michael Bublè)
Feel (Robbie Williams)
Free as a bird (Beatles)
Home (Michael Bublè)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Maybe tomorrow (Stereophonics)
Seasons of love (Rent cast)
Something beautiful (Robbie Williams)
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Supreme (Robbie Williams)
Time is running out (Muse)
This love (Maroon 5)
Trouble (Coldplay)
2010 - Today
All of me (John Legend)
Chandelier (Sia)
Counting Stars (One Republic)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Locked out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Need you now (Lady Antebellum)
Rolling in the deep (Adele)
Pricetag (Jessie J)
Thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Italian Songs
Acqua e Sale (Mina & Celentano)
Ah Che Sarà (Fossati)
Alba Chiara (Vasco)
Almeno Tu Nell’Universo (Loredana Bertè)
(In) Alto Mare (Loredana Bertè)
Amore Disperato (Nada)
Ancora Ancora Ancora - Mina
Azzurro - Celentano
Baila Morena (Zucchero)
Balla (Umberto Balsamo)
Buonotte Fiorellino - De Gregori
Caruso - Lucio Dalla
Con il nastro rosa (Lucio Battisti)
Che Cosa C’è - Giuliano Palma
Cu mmè - Roberto Murolo
Destinazione Paradiso - Gianluca Grignani
Diamante - Zucchero
Domenica Bestiale - Concato
Dieci Ragazze - Battisti
Donne - Zucchero
E Penso a Te - Battisti
E Se Domani - Mina
Figli delle stelle (Alan Sorrenti)
Gloria - Umberto Tozzi
Grande Grande - Mina
Il Cielo in una Stanza - Gino Paoli
Il Tempo di Morire - Lucio Battisti
Io Che Amo Solo Te - Luigi Tenco
La Mia Banda Suona il Rock - Ivano Fossati
Ma il Cielo è Sempre Più Blu - Rino Gaetano
Malafemmena - Totò
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu - Domenico Modugno
Parole Parole - Mina
Quando Quando
Quello che le donne non dicono - Fiorella Mannoia
Roma Non Fa la Stupida Stasera (Rugantino)
Sapore Di Sale - Gino Paoli
Se Mi Vuoi - Pino Daniele
Senza Fine - Gino Paoli
Senza Una Donna - Zucchero
Se Stasera Sono Qui - Giuliano De Palma
Si è Spento il Sole
Ti Ricordo Ancora - Fabio Concato
Tu Si Na Cosa Grande
Un’Estate Fa
Vecchio Frack - Domenico Modugno
Via Con Me - Paolo Conte
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know.

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 my PA after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance!

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

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

The set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I'm happy to do this for you. If you'd like me to prepare more than one song, there is an additional fee to be considered which has to be agreed.

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Lance G, 3 years ago

Completely brilliant! Did his homework, showed up on time, fitted right in, and was a total pleasure to work with. Many thanks and we will not hesitate to use him again

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Harry W, 1 year ago

Dear John, On behalf of the Bentley Drivers Club, thank you and your colleagues of the Covered Band for what can only be described as an outstanding performance at The Grand Bentley Centenary Ball on Saturday. The fact that so many people came on to the dance floor combined with the enthusiasm and superb musicianship was was all that anyone could have hoped for.

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David H, 2 years ago

Booked to play at a joint 60th party for me and my twin sister. John was a pleasure to work with during the booking and planning stage. The band are very professional and John and Sara were great lead singers with so much energy and passion backed by a fantastic band. Great interaction with the audience who were up on their feet from the first song to the last. We didn’t want it to end. Many of my friends wondered where I’d found you guys and said what a brilliant band you were. I’d recommend The Covered without hesitation and will also keep an eye out for where they are playing as I’d certainly be interested in seeing them live again or will book them for the next family celebration. Thank you so much for a memorable evening. David

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