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Versatile pianist/accompanist - many genres, even more tunes, working in London, Home Counties & throughout the UK
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Vintage, Classic rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, French music, Latin, Polka, Scottish music
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Arranger, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist, Accompanist
If your choices aren’t below, let me know and I will learn/add them if at all possible!
Air On A G String (Bach)
Andante from Piano Concerto No 21 (Mozart)
An Die Musik
Arabesques Nos 1 and 2 (Debussy)
Beethoven Pathetique Sonata (Slow Movement)
Benedictus (Karl Jenkins)
Blue Danube (Strauss)
Concierto de Aranjuez (slow movement) Rodrigo
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Elgar Chanson d’Amour
Elgar Salut d’Amour
Emperor Waltz (Strauss)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Gymnopedie No 1 Erik Satie
Gymnopedie No 3 Erik Satie
If (David Gates/Bread)
Impromptu Op 90 No 3 (Schubert)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade)
Elgar Chanson d’Amour
Elgar Salut d’Amour
I Giorni (Einaudi)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
Libertano (Astor Piazolla)
Meditation (from Thais) Massenet
Moonlight Sonata (slow movement) Beethoven
Morning (Peer Gynt) Grieg
Nocturne in Eb, Op 9 No 2 (Chopin)
Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
18th Variation (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini) Rachmaninov
Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart)
Song To The Moon (Rusalka) Dvorak
Spring (Four Seasons) Vivaldi
Theme from Spartacus (Onedin Line theme) Khachaturian
Traumerei (Kinderscenen) Schumann
Waltz in A Minor Op34 No 2 (Chopin)
A Groovy Kind Of Love
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
All Of Me (John Legend)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Angie (Rolling Stones)
As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones)
At Last (Etta James)
Begin The Beguine (Cole Porter)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
California Dreamin' (Mamas & Papas)
Clouds (Joni Mitchell)
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Earthsong (Michael Jackson)
Feelin' Groovy (Simon & Garfunkel)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
God Only Knows (The Beach Boys)
Goodbye Blackberry Way (The Move)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
Got To Get You Into My Life (The Beatles)
Happy (Pharell Williams)
Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
Here There & Everywhere
Hotel California (The Eagles)
House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
I Believe In Angels (Abba)
Imagine (John Lennon)
In My Life (The Beatles)
I'ts A Sin (Pet Shop Boys)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
Life On Mars (Bowie)
Long Way Home (Supertramp)
Love Is All Around Me
Michelle (The Beatles)
Night & Day (Cole Porter)
Misty (Erroll Garner)
Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)
My Life (Billy Joel)
New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel)
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Nights In White Satin (Justin Heyward)
Promise Me (Beverley Craven)
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx)
Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
She's Always A Woman To Me (Billy Joel)
She Used To Be Mine (Sara Bareilles from The Waitress)
Someone Like You (Adele)
Somewhere Only We Know (Kean)
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
Tequila Sunrise (The Eagles)
The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies)
The Man I Love (Gershwin)
Time After Time
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
Uptown Girl (Billy Joel)
Urge For Going (Joni Mitchell)
Valerie (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)
We'll Meet Again
Whatever Happened To Saturday Night (The Eagles)
When I Need Love (Leo Sayer)
White Cliffs Of Dover
Wild West Hero (ELO)
Woman Of Mine (Dean Friedman)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
A Thousand Years (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Cristina Perri)
Amelie (Yann Tiersen)
Avatar (James Horner)
Beauty And The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
Cavatina (Theme From The Deerhunter)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
I See You (Avatar)
Ladies In Lavender
Les Miserables Medley
Let It Go (Frozen)
Music Of The Night (Phantom)
Losing My Mind (Stephen Sondheim)
Makin' Whoopee (Fabulous Baker Boys)
Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)
On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
Pride & Prejudice (Theme) Carl Davis
Rhythm Of Life (Sweet Charity/Cy Coleman)
Send In The Clowns
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song From A Secret Garden
Theme from Titanic
Think Of Me Only (Phantom)
Walking In The Air (The Snowman) Howard Blake
What I Did For Love (Marvin Hamlisch)
When You Wish Upon A Star
(N.B. Full church organ sound available if keyboard is being used)
Air On A G String
Angie (Rolling Stones)
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Flower Duet (Lakme)
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Schubert Ave Maria
Sheep May Safely Graze
Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
Wagner Wedding March
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Let me know as soon as you do, and I'll do my best to be flexible.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
No, but I'm happy for one to be fitted around me.
How much time do you need to set up?
Under half an hour to set up keyboard and amp, etc. If I'm playing on a piano that's at the venue, then about 15 minutes.
If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?
Yes indeed! - So long as it's in full working order, and regularly tuned and maintained, I'm more than happy to play on it.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
If you can't see your favourites, choices or ideas from my repertoire, I'm always happy to chat through what you'd like, and to learn anything that I can for the day.
Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?
Piano, er, no, but I have a Korg Kross synthesizer/workstation, which has full concert piano sound, and can supply strings, harpsichord, church organ and loads of other sounds you probably never knew existed.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If a song's not in my repertoire, ask me if I know it anyway. If I don't I'll always do my best to learn any new material. Always great to get new ideas!
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I play from the heart , I've got a huge repertoire of many styles, and I like my clients, congregation, audience to feel they're each being played to personally. I do my best to make sure that folk of all ages enjoy what I play - including babies and children!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Italian Consulate, Czech Embassy, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge. Lloyds Bank Canary Wharf, London.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Peter Skellern, Billy Joel, Chet Baker, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Markova House for the ballet class scenes featured in Diana The Last Days documentary on Channel 4 (2016).
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|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£75|
|Up to 1 hour||£190|
|Up to 2 hours||£375|
|Up to 3 hours||£470|
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