Joshua Howard Abbott
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A versatile, professional freelance pianist that is suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Funerals and other private events.
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
My equipment is PAT tested
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Baroque, Contemporary classical, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Prelude in E Minor - Chopin
Largo from Xerxes - Handel
Morning - Greig
Sonata C Minor - Beethoven
Pie Jesu - Faure
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Puccini
Nocturne in Eb Major - Chopin
Canon in D - Pachabell
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - J.S.Bach
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Greig
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
More on request
The Deer Hunter
Lawrence of Arabia
Live and Let Die
Lord of the Rings
Romeo and Juliet
Many more including Disney throughout the Ages.
More on request
All I have to DO is Dream
Can't Help Falling in Love
Come Fly with Me - Sinatra
Do you Know the way to San Jose
Lets call the whole thing off
The Nearness of You
What the World Needs Now is Love
When I Fall in Love
and more on request.
Jazz and Blues
I Wish I Knew How it would feel to be Free
Georgia On My Mind
The Girl From Ipanema
My Baby Just Cares for Me
God Bless That Child
The Night We called it A Day
Gershwin Brothers, MGM, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more on request.
Beyond the Sea - Charles Trenet / Jack Lawrence
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Eternity - Robbie Williams
Fields of Gold - Sting
Have I Told you Lately - Van Morrison
Here, There and Everywhere - John Lennon & Paul McCartney
I Say a Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
Your Song - Elton John
Also; Norah Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, The Carpenters, Katie Melua, Keane, Stereophonics and many more.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Is you is or is you ain't my Baby - Five Guys named Moe
La La Land
Memory - Cats
I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Promises, Promises
The Sound of Music
The Phantom of the Opera
The Music Man
More on request.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I'm usually quite flexible and I'm keen to make any event run as smoothly as possible. I drive to all venues so I don't mind overrunning (within reason) and I'll never take more than one booking per day solely so that things don't get complicated.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I don't provide DJ services I'm afraid!
How much time do you need to set up?
If playing on a piano already in the venue - 5 minutes If setting up Keyboard with small Amp/ Duo/Trio work - 15 minutes
If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?
Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Every venue is different and so set lists do change as a solo pianist - I've noted a small batch of pieces I've done on my Profile so if you'd like them done in any particular order please do feel free to say!
Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?
I am happy to bring a keyboard though I usually charge a small porterage fee for the packing and unpacking of all the equipment.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Yes. I'm always happy to take requests. Do ask if you have anything in mind, chances are I've already played it at some point! If I haven't I'll just charge the cost of the music and £10 for the rehearsal time.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I'd like to think I bring a personable and friendly face to any gig, when on my breaks I'm more than happy to socialise with the guests.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I perform a large number of weddings around the UK. I also play shows in south Wales and South West England, and my accompanying has led me abroad to mainland Europe.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
I love performing the variety of music, from Coldplay to Debussy and Cole Porter to Movie themes.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I've performed at the Aalborg Musikkens Hus, the Motorpoint arena Cardiff, the WMC Cardiff. St. Pauls Cathedral and many other high-profile venues. I have additionally performed for some private events in Somerset that have hosted high-profile guests.
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