Accordionist

Shane Brogan

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Accordionist
Edinburgh
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High-Class Accordionist for ALL Occasions

High-Class Accordionist for ALL Occasions Would you like to have the sophisticated sounds of a live musician at your party, wedding, function, reception or special event? Shane can provide just that for: Weddings Receptions Parties Dinners Conferences Promotions Celebrations Balls Special Events Shane has worked at top venues and for every conceivable function throughout the U.K. and abroad for many years. Shane can play music in all styles, to suit all tastes: Songs from A to Z Accordion Instrumentals Film and TV Themes Jazz Show Tunes Dance Sing-along Classical Light Classical Requests So whatever the occasion, let him make it extra-special for you!

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 can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, 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:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Drum technician, Transcription, Producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Lyricist, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Animateur, Examiner, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist, Composition teaching
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Song list

Argentine Tango; Ceilidh; Classical, French, German, Italian & Jazz Standards; Klezmer; Popular and Traditional music, etc.
A Foggy Day (G. & I. Gershwin)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Waller, Razaf, Brooks)
All Blues (Miles Davis & Oscar Brown Jr.)
All of Me (Simons & Marks)
All of You (Cole Porter)
All the Things You Are (Kern & Hammerstein)
Alone Together (Dietz & Schwartz)
Angel Eyes (Dennis & Brent)
As Time Goes By (Hermann Hupfeld)
Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Mercer)
Basin Street Blues (Spencer Williams)
Beautiful Love (Young, Alstyne & Gillespie)
Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)
Body And Soul (Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton)
But Not For Me (George & Ira Gershwin)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Henderson & Dixon)
Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills)
Cherokee (Ray Noble)
Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen)
Darn That Dream (Van Heusen & DeLang)
Days Of Wine and Roses (Mancini & Mercer)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Ellington & Russell)
East of the Sun (Bowman)
Easy Living (Robin & Rainger)
Embraceable You (George & Ira Gershwin)
Everything Happens to Me (Dennis & Adair)
Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard)
Four (Miles Davis, Jon Hendricks)
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You (Redman & Razaf)
Georgia On My Mind (Arlen & Gorrell)
Girl From Ipanema (Jobim, DeMoraes, Gimbel)
God Bless The Child (Holiday & Herzog Jr.)
On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper & Washington)
Here’s That Rainy Day (Van Heusen & Burke)
Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller)
How Deep Is the Ocean (Irving Berlin)
How High the Moon (Hamilton & Lewis)
How Insensative (A. C. Jobim)
I Can’t Get Started (Vernon Duke)
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Fields & McHugh)
I Didn’t Know What Time it was (Rogers and Hart)
I Got Rhythm (George and Ira Gershwin)
I Thought About You (Van Heusen & Mercer)
I’m In the Mood for Love (McHugh & Fields)
I’m Old Fashioned (Kern & Mercer)
If I Should Lose You (Robin & Rainger)
Imagination (Van Heusen & Burke)
In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Mills, Kurtz)
Invitation (Kaper & Webster)
It Don’t Mean A Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing (Ellington, Mills)
It Had To Be You (Kahn & Jones)
It’s All Right With Me (Cole Porter)
It’s Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Rose, Harburg)
Just Friends (Lewis & Klenner)
Just One of Those Things (Cole Porter)
The Lady Is A Tramp (Rogers & Hart)
Oh, Lady Be Good (G. & I. Gershwin)
Like Someone In Love (Van Heusen & Burke)
Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)
Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Forrester)
Lush Life (Strayhorn)
Mean To Me (Ahlert & Turk)
Misty (Garner & Burke)
Mood Indigo (Ellington, Mills, Bigard)
More Than You Know (Youmans, Rose, Eliscu)
My Funny Valentine (Rogers and Hart)
My One and Only Love (Wood & Mellin)
My Romance (Rogers & Hart)
My Favorite Things (Richard Rogers)
Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)
Night And Day (Cole Porter)
Night In Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (McHugh & Fields)
One Note Samba (Jobim & Mendolina)
Our Love Is Here to Stay (George & Ira Gershwin)
Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (A.C. Jobim, Gene Lees)
Round Midnight (Monk, Williams, Hanighen)
Satin Doll (Ellington, Strayhorn, Mercer)
Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer)
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Sigmund Romberg)
Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parrish)
Speak Low (Kurt Weill, Ogden Nash)
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
Stella By Starlight (Young & Washington)
Stormy Weather (Arlen & Koehler)
Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin, & Heyward)
Take The “A” Train (Billy Strayhorn)
Teach Me Tonight (Cahn & DePaul)
Them There Eyes (Pinkard, Tracy, Tauber)
Tenderly (Gross & Lawrence)
There Is No Greater Love (Symes & Jones)
There’ll Never Be Another You (Warren & Gordon)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (George & Ira Gershwin)
Undecided (Robin & Shavers)
Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter)
What’s New? (Burke & Haggard)
You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye & DePaul)
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to (Cole Porter)
Customer questions

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

We always do 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.

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.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces 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.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces 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 us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Read my clients' reviews.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Festival, Hotels, Restaurants, Stage, Television & Radio.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Art Van Damme, Jack Emblow & Frank Marocco.

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

Stage, Television & Radio, including touring abroad to Europe, Canada, USA and South-East Asia.

Reviews

Booked 6 times through Encore!

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Tom C, 7 months ago

Can't recommend Shane highly enough. He is a highly skilled accordianist and can adapt to any genre. We were not sure what our guests would ask for and they were happy for Shane to play quiet background music. Everyone remarked about his playing skills. We would highly recommend him for any venue. Thank you Shane for contributing to a fabulous weekend. Tom & Fi.

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Ryan F, 11 months ago

Fantastic music and caller. Got everyone involved and having a great time. Feedback from all the guests was extremely positive!

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John R, 1 year ago

Shane was absolutely fantastic on the night we cant recommend his services enough a really lovely chap as well. He made the evening for us he really did. John Roberts, Catering Manager, York Golf Club..

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Whighams C, 5 years ago

Special mention must go to the accordionist, Shane Brogan, for some stellar 'box' wizardry last night - it was a brilliant interlude, listening to his wonderful playing...

Pierre V, 4 years ago

Shane is an amazing accordionist!