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About Joe Tong

Pianist, keyboard player and piano teacher based in Somerset, UK.
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Joe Tong is a pianist, keyboard player and piano teacher based in Somerset, UK. Training first in classical piano performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama before joining the jazz piano programme at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Joe was able to learn directly from a host of formidable tutors, jump-starting his understanding and experience of harmony, improvisation, technique, accompaniment and performance. A particularly versatile musician, Joe has now been performing with a diverse range of groups from singer/songwriters to theatre companies, tribute acts, function bands and everything in-between across the UK for almost 10 years. He also works in a solo capacity as a lounge pianist and teaches piano online.

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
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Jazz, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Electro-Swing, EDM, Dubstep, Drum 'n' Bass, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Techno, Jungle, Industrial, Ibiza club, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Rockabilly, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Marching, Gospel, Barbershop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Christmas, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Australian music, Asian music, Armenian, Argentinian, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Choro, Caribbean music, Calypso, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, Indian music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, German music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Polka, Salsa, Skiffle, Ska, Russian music, Polish music, Merengue, Reggae, Scottish music, Tango, Spanish music, Samba, Polynesian music, Mariachi
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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:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Drum technician, Transcription, Producer, Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Lyricist, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

All Of Me
All The Things You Are
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Autumn Leaves
Bag’s Groove
Beautiful Love
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa
Blue Moon
Blue Monk
Body & Soul
Cantaloupe Island
C Jam Blues
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Embraceable You
Fly Me To The Moon
Giant Steps
Georgia On My Mind
Have You Met Miss Jones
How High The Moon
If I Were A Bell
I Thought About You
I Got Rhythm
I’ll Remember April
Isn’t She Lovely
It Had To Be You
Just Friends
Just The Way You Are
Like Someone In Love
Maiden Voyage
My Funny Valentine
My One And Only Love
My Romance
On Green Dolphin Street
Over The Rainbow

Round’ Midnight
Satin Doll
Song For My Father
Some Day My Prince Will Come
So What
Stella By Starlight
St. Thomas
Take Five
Take The A Train
The Girl From Ipanema
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
Watermelon Man
What Is This Thing Called Love
When I Fall In Love
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff St. David's Hall, Cardiff Chepstow Racecourse The Lighthouse, Poole Westlands, Yeovil Octagon Theatre, Yeovil MECA, Swindon Blake Hall, Bridgwater The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater Watson Hall, Tewkesbury Somerrock Festival Great Dorset Steam Fair Celtic Manor Resort Hilton Birmingham Metropole

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to list! Some keyboard players I have been particularly inspired by are Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Barry Harris, Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Barron, Thelonious Monk, Nat King Cole, Jacob Collier, J.S. Bach.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Absolutely, providing it is in working order and has been recently tuned.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes - if there is no piano at the venue I can supply a keyboard and amplifier.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, happy to learn a specific piece or pieces for your event. Just discuss with me as soon as possible beforehand to give me time to get it together!


From customers:

Joe M, 3 years ago

I have known and worked with Joe professionally in numerous musical circumstances. As a musician Joe is a consummate professional, prepared, reliable and a player of the highest standard. In addition to this he possesses many desirable qualities: affable, easy to work with, a good communicator and totally unflappable! Regardless of workload, Joe arrives prepared and can be relied upon to deliver a totally professional performance - enviable qualities in a modern musician, he manages to do this with an air of calm and competence. Over the past five years Joe has also worked on several productions with me and has taken on the role of Assistant MD for several of these. Joe has then progressed to being the MD for performances for entire runs, rehearsing and conducting small orchestras as part of this role. Joe is very proficient with music technology in sequencing and audio Digital Audio Workstations such as Apple’s Logic Pro. In addition Joe excels with sound systems and has been responsible for the entire audio system’ setting up and running of sound systems for professional acts touring nationally in theatres throughout the UK. This has involved considerable commitment and his professional attitude throughout this type of activity, at all hours of the day, attest to someone who I feel will succeed in today’s modern music world.

Sam B, 9 years ago

Great up-and-coming keyboard player/sound engineer/lighting guy etc etc. Honest and trustworthy and a conscientious worker.