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Stuart Collingwood

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About Stuart

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Stuart has worked as a professional pianist for many years, including TV, recording and sessions with many famous people. See my Bio below

Stuart Collingwood has been playing Piano as a professional for over 20 years and has worked all over the World with many stars of the entertainment world . Some of the artists he has worked with include:- Bob Monkhouse, Gerard Kenny, Little and Large, Ken Dodd, The Nolans, Peter Grant, Brotherhood of man, Norman Wisdom, Stan Boardman, Chubby Brown, John Miles, Gary Wilmot, Claire Sweeney, Cheryl Tweedy (Cheryl Cole), Brian Johnson (ACDC) and Tim Healy among many others. Also regular engagements as a Musical Director with P&O and on Queen Mary 2. Stuart also from 2004 has worked as a Musical Director for Tony Christie, and has played on many TV shows including Top of the pops, GMTV, CDUK, Queenmania, Best Party songs ever (BBC) Des and Mel and BBC News with the hit single "Is This the Way to Amarillo" , also for the Variety Club of Great Britain at the Grosvenor House London in front of special guest Michael Caine and a performance at The Royal Albert Hall. Also with Tony Christie at many festivals, including T4 in the Park, Guidfest, Rimpellrock in Belgium and the V festival in front of 65,000 people! He has recently recorded albums with John Miles (writer of "Music" was my first love) called "Big Band John" also on an ITV special, with singer Jason Issacs on his album "Fever"( Winner of the Alan Titchmarch "Crooner " contest in March 2010) And Tony Christie amongst many others and appears on Tonys “Live at the V festival DVD” in 2005. In 2010 Stuart also appeared in comedian Bobby Pattinson,s DVD "Just Joking" . Currently playing casual dates with Joe Longthorne and also various touring shows including, Back to Bacharach, Bye Bye Baby, Frankly Sinatra, Lee Memphis King (Elvis impersonator) Islands in the Stream, Bowie Starman tribute, Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond tribute) Ultimate Buble tribute (Mark Daniels) The Rat Pack is back featuring hit recording star Anita Harris, recently appeared in a new ITV series "Last laugh in Vegas". Also dates with Faye Tozer band (Strictly) 2019 started with some gigs with hit sax man Snake Davis (Take that, M people, James Brown, Ray Charles) Stuart also enjoys playing Solo Piano at many Weddings and Occasions across the United Kingdom.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, 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, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues, Latin jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Vintage, Bossa nova, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Reggae, Classical crossover, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Ambient, Folk, Folk rock, Modern jazz, Gospel, Funk, Tribute, Soul, Americana, Rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, French music, Italian music, Jewish music, Scottish music, Spanish music, Tango, Brazilian music
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Instruments:
Piano, Hammond organ
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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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

POPULAR WEDDING SONGS
Ain't no Sunshine
All I Ask of You
All of me
Almaz
And I Love Her
And I Love You So
As Time Goes By
Can't Smile Without You
Can't Take my Eyes off of You
Close to You
Cry me a River
Embraceable You
Evergreen (Streisand)
Every Breath you Take
Everything I Do
I Delieve I can Fly
I Don't Know How to Love Him
I Wish you Love
I'm in the Mood for Love
Isn't She Lovely
Lady in Red
Let There be Love
Love Changes Everything
Love is all Around
Love me Tender
Make it with You
Memory
Moondance
My Guy
No Matter What
Only Girl in the World
Only You
Our Love is Here to Stay
Perfect Year
Recipe for Love
Rest of your Life
Send in the Clowns
Stone in Love
The Man I Love
Theme from 'Ice Castles'
Theme from 'Love Story'
Wedding Song- Tracy Chapman
We've Only Just Begun
With you I'm Born Again
Words
You are the Sunshine of my Life
You Make it Real
You're Gorgeous
Your Song
STANDARDS
24 Hours from Tulsa
A Certain Smile
A Child is Born
A Nightingale Sang
Affirmation
Ain't Misbehavin’
All my Loving
All of Me
All the Things you Are
All the Way
Almost like Being in Love
Always
Always and Forever
Amapola
Amor
Annie's Song
Anniversary Waltz
Answer Me
Anything Goes
Around the World
As Time Goes by
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Bill Bailey
Blue Moon
Bright Eyes
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cabaret
Can't Smile Without You
Cavatina
Charade
Cherokee
Cherry Pink
Chicago
Close to You
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Dancing in the Dark
Day by Day
Days of Wine and Roses
Diamonds are Forever
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
East of the Sun
Edelweiss
Embraceable You
Emily
Everybody loves Somebody
Everybody's Talking
Feelings
Flamingo
Fly me to the Moon
Foggy Day
Georgia
Greatest Love of All
Honeysuckle Rose
House of the Rising Sun
How High the Moon
I Could have Danced all Night
I Got Rhythm
I Got the World on a String
I Got you Under my Skin
I Just Called to Say I Love you
I Know Him so Well
I Left my Heart in San Francisco
I Should Care
I Thought About You
I Wanna be Happy
I Wish you Love
I wont send roses
I'll see you Again
I'm in the Mood for Love
In the Mood
In your Eyes
It Don't Mean a Thing
It Had to be You
It's a Rainy Day
It's All in the Game
It's Impossible
The Lady is a Tramp
Lara's Theme
Laura
Liza
Love is the Sweetest Thing
Love Story
Lullaby of Birdland
Makin whoopee
Maple Leaf Rag
Misty
Mona Lisa
Moonglow
Moonlight Becomes You
Moonlight in Vermont
Morning Dance
My Funny Valentine
My Girl
My Life
Never on a Sunday
New York, New York
Nica's Dream
Nice and Easy
Night and Day
Nights in White Satin
On a Clear Day
On the Wings of Love
Once in a While
One Note Samba
Only You
Over the Rainbow
Paper Moon
Passing Strangers
Pennies from Heaven
People will Say We're in Love
Perdido
Pionciana
Quando Quando
Red Sails in the Sunset
Samba de orfeo
Satin Doll
Saving all my Love for You
Secret Love
Sentimental Journey
September in the Rain
September Song
Shakatak Medley
Silhouette
Smile
Smoke Gets in your Eyes
So Amazing
So What's New?
Some Day my Prince will Come
Something Stupid
Sophisticated Lady
St Thomas
Stardust
Stella by Starlight
Strangers in the Night
Summertime
Sunrise Sunset
Surrey with a Fringe
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take the A Train
Tangerine
Tea for Two
Teach me Tonight
Tenderly
The Boy next Door
The Entertainer
The Green Leaves of Summer
The Hustle
The Last Waltz
The More I See You
The Nearness of You
The Power of Love
The Way you Look Tonight
They can't Take That Away
Three Times a Lady
Tico Tico
Till There was You
To all the Girls I've Loved Before
Try a Little Tenderness
Tuxedo Junction
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Until its Time for You to Go
Walk on By
What the World Needs Now
When I Fall in Love
Who Can I Turn to
Wichita Lineman
Wind Beneath my Wings
Witchcraft
With you I'm Born Again
Without You
You and the Night and the Music
You are so Beautiful
You Belong to my Heart
You Make me Feel so Young
Zoom
MODERN HITS
Adele Medley
At Last- Beyonce Version
A Team - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand years - Christina Perri
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
All of me - John Legend
Bad Day- Daniel Powter
The Beatles
Beautiful- Christina Aguilera
Boogie Wonderland
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Don't Know Why- Norah Jones
Drops of Jupiter- Train
Fallin' Alicia Keys
Fireflies- Owl City
Fix You- Coldplay)
Grow Old with Me - Tom Odell
Hallelujah
Hero- Mariah Carey
Hot n' Cold- Katy Perry
Human- The Killers
I Kissed a Girl- Katy Perry
I'm Yours- Jason Mraz
I'm yours- The Script
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
Jamie Cullum Medley
Just the Way You Are- Bruno Mars
Lady Gaga Medley
Last Request- Paolo Nutini
Madonna Medley
Maroon Five Medley
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Michael Buble Medley
Nine Million Bicycles- Katie Melua
No One- Alicia Keys
Ordinary People - John Legend
Put Your Records On- Corinne Bailey Rae
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Robbie Williams Medley
Ruby- Kaiser Chiefs
Save Tonight- Eagle Eye Cherry
Someone Like You- James Morrison
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Strawberry Swing- Coldplay
Take That Medley
Talking to the Moon- Bruno Mars
When September Ends- Green Day
Wherever you will Go- The Calling
Yellow- Coldplay
You Give me Something- James Morrison
You Raise me Up- Josh Groban
CLASSICAL (POPULAR)
Prelude in C- J.S. Bach
Air on a G string- J.S. Bach
Arabesque- Debussy
Canon in D- Pachelbel
Clair de Lune- Debussy
Fur Elise- Beethoven
Girl with the Flaxen Hair- Debussy
Gnossiene- Satie
Gymnopedie- Satie
Hoppipolla- Sigur Ros
I Giorni- Ludovico Einaudi
Una Matin - Einaudi
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring- Bach
Le Onde- Einaudi
Moonlight Sonata- Beethoven
Nocturne No 1 Op.9- Chopin
Pavane pour infante Defunte- Ravel
Theme from 'The Piano'
Time to Say Goodbye- Sartori

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Heather L, 9 months ago

Stuart is a fantastic musician, he absolutely made our wedding day. Stuart played the songs we requested to perfection and everyone commented on what a lovely touch having him there was. Thank you Stuart for everything! Heather & James xxx

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Email, 1 year ago

I found Stuart online and was impressed with his reviews. I was especially pleased that he said he’d be able to learn virtually any piece of music if it wasn’t listed in his repertoire. He learnt a section of Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 for me and did not disappoint. He played extremely well during the reception and several of the guests commented on it. Despite Rachmaninov being exceedingly difficult to play, he played with ease and delivered a sparkling performance. He acted very professionally and was dressed smartly. I would highly recommend him and will be likely to book him again in future. He is a very talented musician.

Email, 3 years ago

Stuart thank you so much for making our Wedding day so very special with your music, we are extremely grateful and had an amazing day! Daniel & Danielle, May 2016, Jesmond Dene house.

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