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Gary Cunningham

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About Gary

Pianist
Basildon
Gary Cunningham is a 20 year old musician and composer. He is available for work as a session/wedding/event pianist and composer for media.

Gary Cunningham is a 20 year old Musician, M.D and Composer from Billericay, Essex. He has been playing Piano for 15 years, singing for 6 and composing for 4. Throughout his career, Gary has been a part of various bands as well as his solo performances. He started his musical career seriously when he became part of a band named Ten Point Too whom he was with for many years until his departure in 2011. After his departure from Ten Point Too, Gary began his solo career by becoming a restaurant pianist at The Ivory Rooms. He also started to take part in various open mic nights (notably Boombox Essex Live Lounge). In 2014 he found his way back into the band circuit, deciding to form a function band named "The 45's" whom he is still with today, they have various private party gigs coming up over the coming months. After completing his first UK Tour with The Signatures Northern Soul Band in 2017, Gary has now become a freelance session musician and entertainer currently working with Simon Densley, Richard O'Brien and Mabel Rogers.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Jazz, Modern jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Never too much - Luther Vandross
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Giorni - Ludivico Einaudio
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Feeling Good - Michael Buble
Home - Michael Buble
Improvised jazz
Improvised classical melody
All of me - John Legend
Ordinary People - John Legend
Imagine - John Lennon
Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
The Scientist - Coldplay
Let me entertain you - Robbie Williams
I’m all over it - Jamie Cullum
These are the days - Jamie Cullum
Don’t stop the music - Rhianna
Another brick in the wall - Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Jump - Van Halen
Don’t Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Forget you - Celo Green
Wicked Game - Chris Issac
Purple Rain - Prince
Great Balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Red - Daniel Merrywether
The first time - The script
Yellow - Coldplay
Fix You - Coldplay
Higher and higher - Jackie Wilson
Everything Changes - Keane
Pirates of the Caribbean theme - Zimmer
I am the doctor - Murray Gold
Customer questions

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

Just let me know as soon as possible and I will adjust my schedule accordingly.

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

Of Course! Just let me know what songs you'd like and I can create a playlist for you to keep the music going during my break.

How much time do you need to set up?

I am usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the event dependent on the need of a PA.

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

Certainly, if the Piano is in tune and works fine then I am more than happy to use it.

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

You are definitely welcome to discuss a set list with me and I am happy to tailor a list from the ones provided here.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely, I am able to provide my own electronic piano with built in speakers for your event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

My ability to play by ear makes the learning of songs easy. Providing I am given good notice and the song isn't a full on Mozart concerto, I am happy to learn a special song for you.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£350

Reviews

From customers:

Roxanne D, 4 years ago

Gary is a fantastic composer. He wrote a backing track for me and the music flowed perfectly with emotion and melody. I will certainly ask Gary to produce tracks for me in the future. Every piece of music that Gary composes sounds effortless with a certain air of grace and emotion that only he can hear. I wish him all the best in his future musical ventures.

Jay F, 4 years ago

Gary Produced a backing track for me to a song I adore. He went out of his way to add his own personal touch which makes it so much better. I highly recommend working with this young genius

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