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Ollie Kaiper-Leach

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About Ollie

The quintessential Piano-Man! Whether you want sumptuous background jazz, or funky, fun and lively covers, I’m the guy for you!
Pianist
London

Ollie is an actor, songwriter and award-nominated musical director from South Yorkshire. Having obtained a BA(Hons) in Music and Drama from the University of Manchester, Ollie went on to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with a Distinction from the MA Music Theatre programme. Most recently, Ollie appeared in the internationally acclaimed hit show The Choir of Man as the ‘Pianoman’ (whilst also acting as Music Captain), and his work as a Musical Director earned him a nomination in the 2019 Great British Pantomime Awards for ‘Musical Achievement’, for his work on Sevenoaks Panto Ltd.’s Dick Whittington. As a singer, Ollie has sung with some of the country’s most revered choirs (inc. NYCC, CBSO Male Chorus, Cambridge’s St John’s Voices), singing at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, and as far afield as Cathedrals in Hong Kong and Singapore. His reputation as a jazz pianist earned him a place in big bands and function bands across Manchester, and his compositions have been performed by ensembles across the country. Ollie is currently working on his debut EP, 'Avalon', set for release later this year.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Indie
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Event types:
Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Originals:
All It Takes (Christmas Song)
Barely Living
Fight Or Flight
Telescopic Girl
Wait My Turn
When You Worry
World Stands Still
Covers:
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon)
A-Team (Ed Sheeran)
Afro Blue
Ain’t Misbehaving
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Alice in Wonderland
All At Sea (Jamie Cullum)
All In Love Is Fair (Stevie Wonder)
All Of Me (Jazz Standard)
All Of Me (John Legend)
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Angel Of Small Death (Hozier)
Anything Goes
As (Stevie Wonder)
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Black Coffee
Blame It On My Youth (Jamie Cullum)
Blue Bossa
Blue In Green
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
But For Now (Jamie Cullum)
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Cantaloupe Island
Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke)
Colder Weather (Zac Brown)
Come Fly With Me
Come Together (The Beatles)
Count On Me
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Cry Me A River
Danny Boy
Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi)
Devil May Care
Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me
Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)
Don't Stop The Music (Rihanna/Jamie Cullum)
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
Donna Lee
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Embraceable You
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) (Rupert Holmes)
Fascinating Rhythm
Feelin' Good
Fly Me To The Moon
Freddie Freeloader
From This Moment On
Georgia On My Mind
The Girl From Ipanema
Glitter In The Air (P!nk)
Good Morning Heartache
Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hello (Adele)
How High The Moon
How Long Will I Love You?
I Can’t Get Started
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm (from 'American In Paris')
I'm All Over It (Jamie Cullum)
I’m Glad There Is You
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
If I Loved You (from 'Carousel')
If I Ruled The World
If I Were A Bell (from 'Guys and Dolls')
Impossible Dream (from 'Man Of La Mancha')
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
It Ain’t Necessarily So
It Don't Matter (Jacob Collier)
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I Think, I Love (Jamie Cullum)
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got The World On A String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Just Friends
Just One Of Those Things
Kiss Me (Sixpence None The Richer)
L-O-V-E
La Vie En Rose
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
The Lady Is A Tramp
Last Request (Paolo Nutini)
Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love)
Love Ain't Gonna Let You Down
Love For Sale
Lovely Day
Lousiana (Randy Newman)
Lullaby (Newton Faulkner)
Mac The Knife
Make Someone Happy
Minnie The Moocher
Misty
Moon River
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
New Shoes (Paolo Nutini)
Night And Day
Not While I'm Around (from 'Sweeney Todd')
Old Devil Moon
One Note Samba
Over The Rainbow
Pure Imagination (Jamie Cullum)
Save Tonight (Eagle-Eyed Cherry)
Send In The Clowns (from 'A Little Night Music')
Shallow (Lady Gaga/Mark Ronson)
Side Winder
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Smile (Nat King Cole)
Someday My Prince Will Come
Stardust
Straight No Chaser
Stuck On You (Lionel Ritchie)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck)
Take Me To Church (Hozier)
Take The ‘A’ Train (Duke Ellington)
Tears Dry On Their Own
Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
Tenesse Whisky
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
Turn On The Lights (Jamie Cullum) (Christmas)
Under The Bridge (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson)
Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Waltz For Debby (Bill Evans)
We'll Gather Lilacs
What A Difference A Day Made (Jamie Cullum)
When I Fall In Love
When I Get Famous (Jamie Cullum)
White Christmas
Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix/Jamie Cullum)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
You and I (Stevie Wonder)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Love (Stevie Wonder)
You Know I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse)
You're The Voice (John Farnham)
You've Got A Friend (Randy Newman)
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm known for my engaging performances! From high energy piano-based covers, to relaxing and intimate love songs, I pride myself on connecting with my audiences and inviting them to contribute as much to the atmosphere of the room as I do.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in a huge variety of venues, from the Royal Albert Hall to the Singapore Cathedral. During my time in Manchester, I performed in the Bridgewater Hall several times, which is one of my favourite venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My biggest influences are Jamie Cullum, Cory Wong, Stevie Wonder, Jacob Collier, Hayley Williams and Dodie.

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

I sang at the BBC Proms, with the CBSO Men's Chorus under the baton of Marin Alsop at the Royal Albert Hall!

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

I am always happy to stay flexible as far as I can. I understand very well how things can change, but just ask that you give me as much notice as you can.

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

Absolutely, I can offer the perfect playlist for you for free. If you'd like to use my equipment after the final set until the venue closes, I can provide this for an additional £125.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would usually ask for at least 1 to 1.5 hours of time to set up before a set. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere ahead of my first set!

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

Of course - provided the piano is in tune and in good condition!

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

I'm always happy to take requests into consideration, but do prefer to craft my set lists ahead of time, based on my experience of what works best. However, I am always happy to discuss with you in order to find something that fits exactly what you're looking for!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely, I have several keyboards which I can bring, depending on what's appropriate for the set.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there's a song you'd like which isn't in my set list, there's a good chance I already know it, so do ask! If there's something you'd really like which I don't know, I am more than happy to learn something new, for which there is a small fee of £30 to cover the time it would take to learn and arrange the new song.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£360
Up to 3 hours£500
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Add-ons

Backing Track (Pre-Recorded)
+£6.25
Backing Track (New)
+£12.50
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£90

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Kyle M, 10 months ago

I needed a quick backing track and notebash for a song and Ollie got it all done in such a short time and with such a great quality that I definitely would recommend him if you need any tracks done. Not only was it done exactly to my needs, but it just sounds amazing (not one of those tinny or simple backing tracks you can get from other sources). So if you need something you could use for a professional standard, then Ollie definitely is a great option!

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Jared L, 10 months ago

Thank you so much for the backing tracks! They were of such good quality considering I gave you no time at all and they are perfect to the cuts I gave! Jared Leathwood

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