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Renes BBWI

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About Renes

Solo jazz pianist or accompanied by sax player and more if required. I have a residency at The Ivy Brasserie, Winchester and Hilton Hotel.
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Southampton

Hello, I am a versatile professional musician able to play piano/keys, bass, and drums. My preferred styles are soul, funk, Motown, Latin, pop, reggae, Hip-hop. I regularly perform( on a weekly basis) solo, with bands across the country and Europe... I have a residency as a jazz pianist at the Ivy Brasserie in Winchester but have performed in the other branches in London. I have also worked for various companies, agencies and I have done a lot of private functions. I am fully insured and all my equipment has been PAT tested.

Performance details
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 with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Ambient, Electro-Swing, Breakbeat, Techno, Electronic, House, Deep house, Electronica, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, Garage, Triphop, Jungle, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Cumbia, French music, Latin, Merengue, Reggae, Samba, Salsa, Christmas, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Folk, Indie, Pop rock, Calypso
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Arranger, Dancer, Fluent improviser
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Song list

To this non exhaustive list, we can add most jazz standards.
Agua de Beber
All of Me
Alone Together
April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Ave Maria
Basin Street Blues
Bei Mir Bis Du Schon
Beggin
Bernie's Tune
Besame Mucho
Billie's Bounce
Blue and Sentimental
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Bluesiness
Bluesette
Broadway
Cantaloupe Island
Can't we Be Friends
Caravan
Careless whisper
Cheek to Cheek
C-Jam Blues
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Cry me a River
Desafinado
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Don't Know Why I Didn't Come
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Fly me to the Moon
Fragile
Georgia on my Mind
God Bless the Child
Hello Dolly
Hey Jude
Honeysuckle Rose
Hotel California
How Insensitive
I Just Can't Stop Loving You
I say a Little Prayer
I Wanna be like You
I Wish I Knew How it would Feel to be Free
I Wish you Love
I'm Beginning to See the Light
In a Sentimental Mood
Isn't She Lovely
It Ain't Necessarily So
It' Don't Mean a Thing
It Had to be You
Let's Get Lost
L-O-V-E
Lil' Darling
Lullaby of Birdland
Mac the Knife
Meditation
Misty
Moonlight in Vermont
My Baby Just Cares for Me
My Funny Valentine
My Way
Natural Woman (You make me Feel)
New York New York
Night and Day
Now's the Time
One Note Samba
Ordinary People
Perdido
Roxanne
Sating Doll
Sheik of Araby
Song for my Father
Stand by Me
Stardust
St Thomas
Summertime
Sunny
Take 5
Take the A Train
The Girl from Ipanema
There Will Be Another You
They Can't Take that Away From Me
Valery
Wave
What a Wonderful World
What Can I Say Dear
Whisper Not
Why Don't you do Right
Yesterday
You are the Sunshine of my Life
Christmas set:
O Holy Night
Silent Night
Away in a Manger
White Christmas
Let it Snow
In a Bleak Midwinter
Deck the Halls
First Noel
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Jingle Bells
Feliz Navidad
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The fact that I am dressed smartly, act in a professional way and look like I am having fun.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Ivy Brasserie restaurant (London, Winchester, Guildford) Hilton Hotel Incognito cocktail bar The William Walker Stable Chilworth Manor (Southampton) The Cove restaurant NST (Nuffield Theatre) Southampton University The Blue Keys The Steam Town Brew The Chalet (Eastleigh) Duc des Lombard (Paris) HaitiMed Festival (Dusseldorf) Tiki Grill Shack restaurant

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Harry Connick Junior Count Basie Duke Ellington Michel Camilo Mario Canonge

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

Glastonbury Festival Royal Ascot Chilli Festival (Chichester) HaitiMed festival (Dussedorf)

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know and we will try to find a compromise wherever possible.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100. Note that

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on whether you need a solo piano service, a duo, a trio or a quartet. Our set up takes about between 30 minutes to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our equipment is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play. if applicable, the rest of the band as well.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you (if is possible). There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times, etc...

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)£35
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375

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Rachel B, 11 months ago

That was an amazing performance. All the guests were complimenting on Renes's piano skills and choice of tunes. He was very professional in his presentation throughout the performance and was very helpful too. My sister even commented on how smartly dressed he was. Thank you so much for your service and good luck!

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Polly C, 2 years ago

Not only was the band absolutely amazing, seriously talented professional musicians and a really slick funky sound that will really get your party going, but also Grace and Ben honestly could not have been more helpful. They took the time to really understand what we wanted and talked us through all the options and their recommendations for our party and I have to say they were absolutely spot on. The evening was brilliant and we had so many comments about how good the band was. I would highly recommend them to anyone.