Naturally talented and passionate for jazz music, Will Ham is an exceptional piano vocalist specialising in jazz and swing.
Naturally talented and passionate for jazz music, Will Ham is an exceptional piano vocalist specialising in jazz and swing. He is fully covered by Public Liability Insurance and a member of the Musicians' Union. From the early age of 8, Will was fascinated by the music from films such as Casablanca and High Society not forgetting the irreplaceable talent of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. His love and natural ear for music was recognised by St John's College Choir, Cambridge who offered Will a place to study as a young chorister. This renowned musical training led to worldwide appearances on sell out tours with the choir to Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain (under the baton of George Guest) as well as frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and appearances at venues such as the Sydney Opera House. Following his success at St John's College, he later studied at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester forming collaborations with renowned pianist Gwilym Simcock, vibraphone player Jim Hart, and saxophonist with Duran Duran, Simon Willescroft. Will then gained a place at Rotterdam Conservatoire where he studied jazz vocals and piano. He enjoyed his time studying abroad and soon became the resident piano vocalist onboard the MV Regatta for Oceania Cruises cruising the Mediterranean and Baltic for six months. After which he took up a piano residency in snowy Luosto, Finland for four consecutive years. Will's lifetime of travels awoke his further thirst for adventure which led him to join the Royal Navy where he spent several demanding years in the underwater world of Mine Clearance Diving. This unusual profession has only added to the wealth of experiences that contribute to the substance of his music. Will loves to share his enjoyment for jazz with his audience in his performances. Professional, mature and original, his reputation continues to grow through playing at various events, weddings and live music venues. Bestival 2015, Beaulieu Palace House and Montague on the Gardens Hotel in London are all venues that he has played at recently. Will is currently working on his own compositions and is looking forward to releasing an album showcasing his musical talent.
Repertoire is constantly changing, updating etc, but the following is an indication of some songs that could be included during a booking. ---------Pop-------------- All In Love Is Fair, Stevie Wonder Angels, Robert Peter Williams Billionaire, Travie McCoy Chasing Cars, Snowpatrol / Gary Lightbody Clocks, Coldplay Close To You, Burt Bacharach Cry Me Out, Pixie Lott Desperado, The Eagles / Henley Don't Know Why, Norah Jones / Jesse Harris Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Schwandt / Andree Empire State Of Mind, Alicia Keys Fifty-Ninth Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), Paul Simon For Once In My Life, Orlando Murden Greatest Day, Take That / Barlow Heaven, Bryan Adams I'm All Over It, Jamie Cullum Kiss From A Rose, Seal Lately, Stevie Wonder Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan Michelle, Lennon / McCartney More Than Words, Bettencourt & Cheroke My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder Over The Rainbow, Harold Arlen Revelry, Kings of Leon She's Always A Women, Billy Joel She's Got A Way, Billy Joel She's The One, Karl Wallinger Slow, Rumer / Sarah Joyce Smoke and Mirrors, Paloma Faith Tears In Heaven, Eric Clapton The Greatest Love of All, Michael Masser The Rose, Amanda McBroom Up Where We Belong, Jack Nitzsche Valerie, The Zutons / McCable When You Say Nothing At All, Paul Overstreet Yellow, Coldplay Yesterday, Lennon / McCartney You and I, Stevie Wonder You Are Always On My Mind, Wayne Thompson You Are So Beautiful, Billy Preston -----Golden Oldies----- All The Things You Are, Jerome Kern Begin The Beguine, Cole Porter Cheek to Cheek, Irving Berlin Count Your Blessings, Irving Berlin Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye, Cole Porter I Get A Kick Out Of You, Cole Porter In The Still Of The Night, Cole Porter Isn't This A Lovely Day, Irving Berlin I've Got My Love To Keep My Warm, Irving Berlin I've Got You Under My Skin, Cole Porter Just One Of Those Things, Cole Porter Let's Do It, Cole Porter Let's Face The Music and Dance, Irving Berlin Love For Sale, Cole Porter Night And Day, Cole Porter No Strings, Irving Berlin Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Irving Berlin True Love, Cole Porter We Saw The Sea, Irving Berlin What Is This Thing Called Love, Cole Porter You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Cole Porter -----------Jazz Standards--------------- A Child Is Born, Thad Jones A Sleepin' Bee, Harold Arlen All My Tomorrows, Cahn/ Van Heusen All Or Nothing At All, Arthur Altman Almost Like Being In Love, Frederick Lowe Alone Together, Dietz / Schwartz Angel Eyes, Matt Day April In Paris, Vernan Duke As Time Goes By, Herman Hupfeld Autumn In New York, Vernan Duke Autumn Leaves, Joseph Kosma Basin Street Blues, Spencer Williams Beautiful Love, V. Young Bewitched, Rodgers / Hart Beyond The Sea, Lawrence / Trenet Black Orpheus, Louis Bonfi Blame It On My Youth, Oscar Levant Blue Moon, Rodgers / Hart Body and Soul, Johnny Green But Beautiful, Van Heusen Come Rain Or Come Shine, Mercer / Arlen Darn That Dream, Van Heusen Day Dream, Ellington / Strayhorn Days Of Wine and Roses, Mancini Dindi, Carlos Jobim Don't Be That Way, Benny Goodman Don't Blame Me, Jimmy McHugh Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Ellington Don't Go To Strangers, Arthur Kent Easy Living, Robin / Rainger Everything Happens To Me, Matt Dennis Fly Me To The Moon, Bart Howard For All We Know, J. Fred Coots For Heaven's Sake, Meyer / Bretton / Edward Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You, Don Redman Gentle Rain, Luiz Bonfa Georgia, Hoagy Carmichael Ghost Of A Chance, Victor Young Girl From Ipanema, Carlos Jobim God Bless The Child, Billie Holiday Good Morning Heartache, Dan Fisher Here's That Rainy Day, Van Heusen How High The Moon, Morgan Lewis How Insensitive, Carlos Jobim I Can't Get Started, Vernon Duke I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Rodgers / Hart I Fall In Love Too Easily, Jule Styne I Hear A Rhapsody, George Fragos I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Tony Bennett I Let A Song, Ellington I Love You, Cole Porter I Thought About You, Van Heusen If I Were A Bell, Frank Loesser I'll Remember April, Raye I'll Take Romance, Ben Oakland I'm Beginning To See The Light, Ellington I'm Getting Sentimental Over You, George Bassman I'm Old Fashioned, Jerome Kern I'm Through With Love, Matt Malneck Imagination, Van Heusen In A Mellow Tone, Ellington In A Sentimental Mood, Ellington Isle Of Capri, Will Grosz It Don't Mean A Thing, Ellington Joy Spring, Clifford Brown Just Squeeze Me, Ellington Lady Bird, Tadd Damerton Lady's A Tramp, Rodgers / Hart Laura, David Raksin Let's Fall In Love, Koehler / Arlen Like Someone In Love, Van Heusen Long Ago And Far Away, Jerome Kern Love Came On Stealthy Fingers, Bob Dorough Love For Sale, Cole Porter Lullaby In Rhythm, Benny Goodman Lullaby Of Birdland, George Shearing Mean To Me, Turk / Ahlert Misty, Erroll Garner Mood Indigo, Ellington Moonglow, Will Hudson Moonlight In Vermont, Karl Suessdorf Moonlight Serenade, Glenn Miller My Favourite Things, Rodgers / Hart My Foolish Heart, Washington / Young My Funny Valentine, Rodgers / Hart My One And Only Love, Wood / Mellin My Romance, Rodgers / Hart My Ship, Weill / Gershwin My Way, Jacques Revaux Nature Boy, Eden Ahbez Nice 'n' Easy, Lew Spence Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gershwin On A Clear Day, Burton Lane One For My Baby, Harold Arlen One Note Samba, Carlos Jobim Our Love Is Here To Stay, Gershwin Out of Nowwhere, Green / Heyman Over The Rainbow, Harold Arlen Polkadots & Moonbeams, Van Heusen Prelude To A Kiss, Ellington Round Midnight, Thelonius Monk Satin Doll, Ellington / Strayhorn Second Time Around, Van Heusen Serenata, Leroy Anderson Skylark, Hoagy Carmichael Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Hammerstein Solitude, Ellington Someday My Prince Will Come, Frank Churchill Speak Low, Kurt Weil Spring Is Here, Rodgers / Hart Stars Fell On Alabama, Frank Perkins Stella By Starlight, Victor Young Stormy Weather, Harold Arlen Summertime, Gershwin Take Five, Paul Desmond Tangerine, Mercer / Schertzinger Teach Me Tonight, Gene DePaul That Old Feeling, Lew Brown The Masquerade Is Over, Allie Wrubel The More I See You, Warren / Gordon The Shadow Of Your Smile, Johnny Mandel The Song Is You, Jerome Kern The Way You Look Tonight, Jerome Kern There Is No Greater Love, Symes / Jones There Will Never Be Another You, Harry Warren These Foolish Things, Harry Link Triste, Carlos Jobim Watch What Happens, Michel Legrand We'll Be Together Again, Carl Fischer What A Wonderful World, George David Weiss What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life, Michel Legrand What Is This Thing Called Love, Cole Porter What's New?, Bob Haggard When I Fall In Love, Heyman / Young When I Look In Your Eyes, Leslie Bricusse When Sunny Gets Blue, Martin Fisher Where Is Love, Lionel Bart Who Can I Turn To, Leslie Bricusse Willow Weep For Me, Ann Ronell Witchcraft, Cy Coleman You Don't Know What Love Is, Raye / DePaul You Stepped Out Of A Dream, Gus Kahn You've Changed, Carl Fischer ----------Film / Shows--------------- Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King), Elton John Cavatina (Deer Hunter), Stanley Myers Close Every Door To Me, Andrew Lloyd Webber She (Notting Hill), Charles Aznavour Somewhere (West Side Story), Bernstein Take My Breath Away (Top Gun), Giorgio Morode
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