Singing pianist

Jonny Smith

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About Jonny

Singing pianist
Stevenage
Singer and Piano Player from Hertfordshire. Chorister at St Paul's Cathedral and graduated with BMus (Hons) at Trinity college of Music

From the young age of 7, Jonathan was appointed as a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral under the direction of John Scott. He was part of many cd recordings, television and radio broadcasts such as the Queen’s Jubilee, the Queen Mothers Memorial Service and The Proms in 2004; he also travelled to different parts of America on tour. After Leaving St Paul’s he gained a music scholarship to Haileybury College to study singing with Simon Berridge. He joined the Award winning Chamber choir and became head chorister of the Chapel Choir. As well as Classical and Choral Performance, Jonathan also sang a lot of Musical Theatre at school; singing lead roles in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oliver and My Fair Lady. Outside of School he was involved with Rare Productions Youth Theatre Group; singing lead roles in Les Miserables and Summer Holiday. He soon gained a Choral Scholarship to Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where he has just graduated with a 2:1, studying with Omar Ebrahim whilst singing in the naval college Chapel Choir under Ralph Allwood, where he was awarded a Dame Susan Morden Scholarship in 2012. He has been a Part of Rossini’s Cenerentola with Bury Court Opera and has been a soloist for Bach’s St John Passion and B minor mass. He later joined puzzle piece opera, playing Zuniga in Carmen, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso in Cosi fan Tutte and was awarded the Alan J Kirby prize for conducting in 2013. Jonathan also deps at St Paul’s Cathedral, Temple, Southwark Cathedral and St Bartholomew the great, Smithfield. Outside of his classical career, Jonathan has a passion for jazz and loves to write and arrange for himself, friends and small ensembles including a current project of 6 children’s jazz songs about world peace. Now graduated, Jonathan is a singing teacher, session keys player and music director for a youth drama group based all around Hertfordshire. He Was employed by the entertainment agency AP Productions in 2014 and performing regularly around London and Hertfordshire. More recently he has been session keys player for an up and coming band called Club Drive, touring the country and playing at festivals around the Uk

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Opera, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute
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Instruments:
Singing pianist, Tenor saxophone
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Singing teaching, Arranger
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Song list

A love that will Last (C)
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square (Eb)
Ain’t misbehaving (Eb)
Ain’t no sunshine (Am)
As time goes by (Eb)
Autumn leaves (Em)
All the way (Eb)
Body and soul (Db)
Black and gold (Em)
Black coffee
Blame it on my youth (Eb)
Blue Moon (Eb)
Can’t we be friends
Close to you (Eb)
Come Fly With Me (C)
Crazy love (G)
Cry me a river (Cm)
Don’t be that way (Db)
Don’t blame me (C)
Extraordinary (Cm)
Fly me to the moon (C)
Georgia on my mind (F)
Get Here (Bb)
Goin’ out of my head (C)
Hallelujah (I love her so) (F)
Have you met miss jones (F)
Hello (Am)
High and dry (Eb)
I got rhythm (Bb)
I get a kick out of you (Eb)
I’m glad there is you (F)
It’s only a paper moon (G)
I’ve got you under my skin (Eb)
I’ve grown accustomed to her face (Eb)
Just the two of us (Fm)
Just the way you are (D)
Let there be love (Eb)
Licence to Kill (F)
Light my fire (Gm)
Love never felt so good (F)
Lover come back to me (Eb)
Misty (Eb)
Moonlight serenade (F)
My one and only love (C)
Nobody Does it Better (C)
Oh Lady be Good (G)
Pure imagination (Eb)
Satin Doll (C)
Skylark (Eb)
Some enchanted evening (C)
Somewhere over the rainbow (Eb)
Speak low (Gm)
Stormy weather (G)
Summertime (Am)
‘S Wonderful (Eb)
Take the “A” train (C)
The girl from ipanema (F)
The lady is a tramp (C)
The way you look tonight (Eb)
They can’t take that away from me (Eb)
Unforgettable (G)
Water under bridges (Eb)
What a difference a day made (F)
What a wonderful world (F)
When you wish upon a star (C)
Witchcraft (F)