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Joe Revell

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About Joe

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Edinburgh
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Joe is a Keyboardist/Vocalist and Musical Director. He also plays guitar and is a proficient arranger and songwriter.

Joe started playing piano at the age of 16, he passed grade 8 classical piano with merit at the age of 18 and has since then started exploring a variety of contemporary styles, from Jazz and Blues to Musical Theatre and Pop. Joe has performed across the UK as part of The Alleycats contemporary A Cappella group, both in national and international competitions, and at a multitude of private functions. He also toured the eastern United States with them as a tenor and their musical director in 2015. He has been musical director for productions of RENT and Hedwig and the Angry Inch in St Andrews and played keyboards on both occasions. As a Piano-Vocalist and Keyboard player, he has played a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 with a Billy Joel tribute show, and performs regularly in various function bands and as a solo performer.

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 while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
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, Country, Barbershop, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Top 40, Tribute, R&B, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Disco, Soul, Rock, Classic rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock
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Instruments:
Piano, Singer (tenor), Keyboard, Musical Director
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Orchestrator, Audio engineer, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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Song list

22 - Taylor swift
American boy - Estelle
Angels - Robbie Williams
All of me - John Legend
Angel - Jack Johnson
Attention - Charlie Puth
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Back for good - Take That
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Beautiful Disaster - Kelly Clarkson
Believe - Cher
Best thing I never had - Beyoncé
Blame it on me - George Ezra
Hooked on a feeling - Blue Suede
Breakeven - The Script
Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel 
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Chills in the evening - McFly
Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
Constant Craving - K. D. Lang
Dancing in my own - Robyn
Death of a bachelor - Panic! at the Disco
Desperado - The Eagles
Eight days a week - The Beatles 
Overflow - Coldplay
Fire away - Chris Stapleton
Forever Love - Gary Barlow
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Gravity - John Mayer
Greatest day - Take That
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hard times - Paramore
Heart Don’t Stand a Chance - Anderson Paak
Hometown Glory - Adele
How come you don't call me - Prince
Honesty - Billy Joel
I don't need no doctor - John Mayer
I guess that's why they call it the blues - Elton John
I just called to say I love you - Stevie Wonder
I will always love you - Whitney Houston
I wish - Stevie Wonder
If you don't wanna love me - James Morrison
If you're not the one - Daniel Beddingfield
I'm gunna find another you - John Mayer
I’ll cover you (reprise) - RENT
Jealous - Nick Jonas
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Lady - Modjo
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Layla - Eric Clapton
Learn to fly - Foo Fighters
Let me love you - Mario
Let's dance - David Bowie
Let's stay together - Al Green
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Love never felt so good - Michael Jackson
Love on the brain - Rihanna
Love on the weekend - John Mayer
Love on top - Beyoncé
Man in the mirror - Michael Jackson
Mandy - Barry Manilow
Movin Out - Billy Joel
Not a bad thing - Justin Timberlake
Norwegian wood - The Beatles
Not alone - Mcfly
Ordinary People - John Legend
Other side of the world - KT Tunstall
Otherside - Red Hot chilli peppers
Patience - Take That
Pillow talk - Zayn
Pray - Take That
Purple Rain - Prince
Pusher Love Girl - Justin Timberlake
Red - Taylor Swift
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock with you - Michael Jackson
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
September Song - JP Cooper
She used to be mine - Sarah Bareilles
She will be loved - Maroon 5
She's got a way - Billy Joel
Slow dancing in a burning room - John Mayer
So sick - Ne-Yo
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stay - Rihanna
Still into you - Paramore
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it easy - The Eagles
Tennessee Whisky - Chris Stapleton
Tequila sunrise - The Eagles
The winner takes it all - Abba
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
This love - Maroon 5
This is Gospel - Panic! at the disco
Thnks fr th mmrs - fall out boy
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Trouble - ray Lamontagne 
Under the bridge - the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Us against the world - Coldplay
Use somebody - kings of Leon
Versace on the floor - Bruno Mars
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
What do I know - Ed Sheeran
What you don't do - Leanne la havas
When I was your man - Bruno mars
Where dreams go to die - John Grant
Who's loving you - The Jackson 5
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow - Coldplay
You are the best thing - Ray Lamontagne
Customer questions

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

I will always do my best to accommodate changes in timings/schedules, as I understand when panning events the unforeseen can happen. As long as you let me know I don't anticipate any issues with slight changes to schedule.

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

I have a connector for my amplification system for this exact purpose. I don't set my own playlists, but am happy to plug in any device you have your favourite tunes on. It plays right out of the headphone jack, it couldn't be simpler.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can have everything unloaded and set-up in under half an hour, it's very portable being usually only me.

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

Of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then that totally satisfies my requirements. I would advise that if i'm singing as well that perhaps a better sound comes from my amp and keyboard set-up, but aesthetically a real Piano is always preferable for solo piano.

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

I group my setlist by genre and style to ensure you can do this as easily as possible. I'm also happy to choose what to play to fit the mood, or a combination of the two.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I bring my own set-up as standard, this includes an amplifier, microphone and keyboard.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Included in any booking is the option to request a few specific songs I don't already know. This works especially well for walking down the aisle for example. I also play my own arrangement of happy birthday if that's required.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients always comment on the quality of sound and the variety of music, both of which i'm very proud of. As a singer as well as pianist, I am just as at home paying instrumental classical music as I am with up-beat pop.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed at many venues around Scotland, from Inverness to the Boarders, as well as to nearby to my hometown of Stafford in the midlands. I've also done 5 years at the Edinburgh fringe in venues all over the centre of the city.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Always a tricky one, but as a singer, David Bowie and Prince. And as a Pianist/Keyboardist, Chopin and Herbie Hancock As a combination of the two, Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I've performed in the National A Cappella championships multiple times with my university group.

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300

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Emma S, 1 year ago

We loved having Joe play for us on our wedding day at Balbirnie house. He was so easy to work with and had excellent communication with us running up to the event. We really wanted a live pianist for when I walked down the aisle and some chilled out background music for our drinks reception. We received lovely comments on our ceremony song of tiny dancer which sounded incredible on the piano. Joe made planning songs and playlists so easy and sent us over a great sample of songs that he already knew and was so accommodating to learn any new songs that we really wanted. When you have so many thing to plan for a wedding this was probably the easiest one to organise. I would definitely recommend joe and encore.

From other customers:

The S, 3 years ago

Joe Revell (Musical Director) must be commended on this strong vocal work

The S, 3 years ago

Watching the group perform Joe Revell's re-written rap for 'Fancy' left the audience screaming with laughter

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