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Scottish violinist, singer and pianist available for weddings, functions and session work. Experienced Scottish Ceilidh dance caller.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music, Pop, Disco, Easy listening, Covers, Acoustic, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Contemporary classical, Light music, Tribute, Opera, Jazz, Blues, Alternative rock
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Transcription, Musical comedy, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, MC, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Aria from Xerxes (Handel)
Largo from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Finale, Organ Concerto in C (Saint-Saens)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
'S Wonderful (Gershwin)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Caro mio ben (Giordani)
CEILIDH/TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS
Dashing White Sergeant
Military Two Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip the Willow
Orcadian Strip the Willow
St. Bernard's Waltz
Pride of Erin Waltz
Cumberland Square Eight/Basket Dance
Auld Lang Syne (Burns)
Loch Lomond (trad.)
Ae Fond Kiss (Burns)
My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose (Burns)
Comin' Thru' The Rye (Burns)
Ye Banks and Braes (Burns)
Aye Waulkin-O (Burns)
A Man's A Man For A' That (Burns)
Touch the Sky (Mandel/Andrews)
Into the Open Air (Mandel/Andrews)
Bonnie Charlie (Will ye no come back again?) (Nairn)
Do you have different line-up options?
I can come as a pianist/violinist/singer or as a singing pianist. Playing all three at once may be a struggle!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Just let me know if plans change. I know these things happen.
How much time do you need to set up?
20-60 min depending on the set up.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Absolutely. I can also do requests with enough notice!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I can bring a piano/violin but require a PA system for larger spaces
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
With at least 48 h notice I can oblige. There may be a surcharge depending on the nature of the piece.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The diligence I take in preparing what they ask for.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Royal Albert Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Armadillo Arena, Edinburgh Usher Hall, various hotels in and around Scotland
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Nicola Benedette, Sara Bareilles, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, Pasek and Paul, Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
London 2012 Olympics
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