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Richard is a versatile keyboard player, pianist and vocalist with nearly 30 years' experience performing jazz, blues, pop and soul

Richard Valiant is a professional pianist, vocalist and composer based in Bromley, South East London. Richard has nearly 30 years’ experience as a professional musician and has played hundreds of gigs including weddings, birthdays, private and corporate functions, festivals as well as providing background music in restaurants, hotels and piano bars. Richard is available as a solo performer (as an instrumental pianist or singing pianist) in all of the scenarios listed above throughout the UK and overseas. His versatility means that he can provide the right ambience for every occasion, although his specialities are Jazz, Soul, easy listening and gentle pop tunes.. His influences as a pianist include Ray Charles, Bill Evans, Elton John, Bruce Hornsby and Little Richard. Richard’s vocals are frequently compared to a young Paul McCartney. Richard has performed in a variety of well known venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Birmingham and Manchester Town Halls and The Grosvenor House Hotel. He has played with and alongside iconic acts such as Coldplay, Geno Washington and Ruby Murray. Richard also regularly plays with a variety of other musical acts, including Shari & The Orchestra of Jazz & Soul (which does what it says on the tin) and the function band, Soul’d Up, which plays disco, Motown and funk classics.

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 with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Britpop
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

With a Little Help From My Friends The Beatles
Let It Be The Beatles
Lady Madonna The Beatles
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
Gold Spandau Ballet
Your Song Elton John
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me Elton John
‘Aint No Sunshine Bill Withers
All The Way Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me Frank Sinatra
Sittin’ on The Dock of The Bay Otis Redding
Hello Lionel Richie
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Stuck On You Lionel Richie
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge
Waterloo Abba
Anything Goes Jazz Standard
As Time Goes By Jazz Standard
Autumn Leaves Jazz Standard
Cry Me A River Jazz Standard
How Insensitive Jazz Standard
The Girl from Ipanema Jazz Standard
It Had To Be You Jazz Standard
Stormy Weather Jazz Standard
The Very Thought of You Jazz Standard
Dream A Little Dream Of Me Mamas and Papas
The Way You Look Tonight Jazz Standard
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
The Lady Is A Tramp Jazz Standard
When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
Strangers in the Night Frank Sinatra
Taking A Chance On Love Jazz Standard
Careless Whisper George Michael
Crying In The Chapel Elvis Presley
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
Hero Mariah Carey
The House of The Rising Sun The Animals
How Deep Is Your Love The Bee Gees
Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Unbreak My Heart Toni Braxton


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Justin R, 2 years ago

Very good, Richard arrived early to set up as arranged and played well throughout the evening. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment.

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Ian G, 1 year ago

Shari & The Orchestra Of Jazz & Soul are - Professional - 5 stars Communicative and Friendly - 5 stars Punctual - 5 stars

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Loraine B, 2 years ago

Such a full and rich sound for a duo - we had a wonderful evening of smooth jazz and lovely soul music.