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Robert Baker

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About Robert

Pianist
Doncaster
Robert is a professional musician, Musical Director, playing piano, keyboards and organ, playing either as a solo artist or with bands.

Robert has been working in the music industry for over 30 years gaining his Graduate Diploma in Light Music at Leeds College of Music. Since then, he has worked with stars such as Darren Day, Frankie Howard, Bernie Flint, Jimmy Cricket and Frankie Vaughn... to name but a few. When Robert worked in pantomime with Davy Jones, star of "The Monkees" TV. show, it led to a call from Mr Jones asking him to be his personal Musical Director which took him on the QE2 to New York and to The Lakeside Country Club and a TV appearance on "Pebble Mill at One." Robert has worked in Great Yarmouth and Bridlington with the 'Black and White Minstrel Show, In Jersey with the 'Stuart Gillies Show’, and a tour with the legendary Band Leader and Drummer Eric Delaney. Nine years were spent as Musical Director with Jimmy Cricket touring up and down the country with his show and the last five years has been spent cruising many countries around the world with Royal Caribbean and P & O Cruises to places such as The Caribbean, Russia, the Mediterranean and South America. Recently Robert has been working as a duo with his wife performing for Masonic dances, birthday parties and wedding receptions. Regular recent work includes Brittania Hotel Leeds, Warners Thoresby Hall playing for dancing and the Holiday inn Stratford playing easy listening in the restaurant.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Motown, Soul
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Instruments:
Piano, Keyboard, organ, Musical Director
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, MC, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Tunes played from the following artistes
Bryan Adams
Bert Bacharach
Carpenters
Shirley Bassey
Bee Gees
Beetles
George Benson
Acker Bilk
Cilla Black
Elkie Brooks
Glenn Cambell
Chicago
Eric Clapton
Petula Clark
Nat King Cole
Phil Collins
Perry Como
Russ Conway
Rita Couledge
Neil diamond
Doris day
Chris de Burgh
Celine Dion
Dr Hook
Drifters
Everly Brothers
Roberta Flack
Connie Frances
Crystal Gayle
gloria Gaynor
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Stuart Gillies
guys and dolls
Hermans Hermets
Vince Hill
Hollies
Buddy Holly
Whitney Houston
Englebert Humperdink
Frank Ifield
Julio Iglesias
terry Jacks
Michael Jackson
Billy Joel
Elton John
Tammy Jones
Tom jones
R Kelly
gladys Knight
Frankie Laine
Laurel and Hardy
John lennon
Barry Manilow
Dean Martin
Al Martino
Dean Martin
Simon May
Bette midler
Kylie Minogue
The monkees
Matt Monroe
Alison Moyet
George Micheal
New Seekers
jeffrey Osbourne
The Osmonds
Gilbert o Sullivan
Gene Pitney
Platters
Elvis Presly
Jim Reeves
Cliff Richard
Lionel Ritchie
Righteous brothers
Leanne Rhymes
Diana Ross
Leo Sayer
Searchers
The Seekers
The shadows
Simon and Garfunkel
Frank Sinatra
David Soul
Rod stewart
Barbara Streisand
Supremes
take that
10 cc
Three degrees
Frankie Vali
Dione Warwick
Roger Whittaker
Andy Williams
Danny Williams
Stevie Wonder
Gershwin
James Bond
West Side Story
Les Miserables
my fair lady
Sound of music
South Pacific
Carousel
INSTRUMENTAL MEDLEYS

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Jean J, 6 months ago

Robert played a lovely selection of music - some of our choosing, some of his and some of the residents' requests. Most popular with the older people were his medley of war-time songs and some Frank Sinatra tunes whereas we marginally younger folk enjoyed the Beatles medley. The organ concert made a very pleasant occupation for a cold, early-winter afternoon. We would highly recommend Robert Baker for such a function and maybe next time we'll invite his wife along to come and sing with/for the residents, too.

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Kelvin P, 1 year ago

Robert is a jovial chap with a good sense of humour. He takes pride in his playing and his laid back style rubs off on other musicians working with him, creating a nice, relaxed atmosphere on & off stage.

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