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Tom Knowles

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Based in Greenwich London, I play a full range from Musical Theatre, to classical, to choral to jazz. Always enthusiastic to play.
Musical Director
London
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My name is Tom Knowles - I work around London as a freelance Musical Director and pianist, whilst continuing my studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. I'm well established in the North of the UK and in the South East of London as a pianist, musical director, composer and percussionist in musical theatre, classical, accompaniment, jazz and more contemporary music. Alongside MDing, composition has always been a passion of mine and I'm currently in the process of taking up every opportunity I can find to ensure I continue doing what I love most; music. I've directed shows and concerts in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Edinburgh Jazz Festival, as well as written music for adverts and chapel choirs. Having worked under Duncan Glenday at the RNCM for 4 years, piano is my main love, playing a variety of styles including jazz under Eileen Guppy's tuition. I now study under Deniz Gelenbe at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where I am doing what I love every day. Feel free to drop me a message if you'd like a copy of my CV.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Funk, Baroque, Film / TV music, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Originals, Experimental, Traditional church music, Funk rock, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Motown, R&B, Pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Punk rock, Progressive rock, Pop rock, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Britpop, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Post rock, Power rock, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Vintage
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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, 3 years ago

An extremely talented gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I sincerely hope to work with him again in future. I would recommend Tom to anyone!

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, 3 years ago

An extremely talented gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I sincerely hope to work with him again in future. I would recommend Tom to anyone!

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, 3 years ago

An extremely talented gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I sincerely hope to work with him again in future. I would recommend Tom to anyone!

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Ashleigh H, 3 years ago

An extremely talented gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I sincerely hope to work with him again in future. I would recommend Tom to anyone!

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From other customers:

Tony E, 3 years ago

The best musical theatre accompanist i know today

Deniz P, 4 years ago

His playing amazes me every time

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