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About Tony Rapson

The complete band line up in one person. Playing for any event that requires 50's, 60's and 70's music either live or live and DJ.
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Playing a piano from the age of 5. Becoming a member of the Royal Marines Band Service at age 15 and subsequently from 1972 playing both solo and for many band calls around the UK. My forte is playing small party gatherings, birthdays, functions, weddings, etc where all styles of music are required. I currently use a Yamaha Tyros 5 keyboard with a Voicelive 3 harmoniser all linked to a Behringer XR18 digital PA with two 1000 watt Mackie thump speakers and a Sub Woofer, all of which gives the best all round sound for any event. I also have DJ software on hand to play interval music where modern up tempo or any specific decade dance music is required. I have a huge music library and don't require an internet connection, so I can supply 40's onwards DJ music. So with me you get the best of both musical worlds - Live Music played for weddings and sit down meals and a DJ for later in the evening, all for the price of one person. To be fair, due to my age, i am best used at older family gatherings such as birthday party's or decade specific music requirements. I also supply digital sound to light mood lighting for any event that requires that special touch.

Country, Pop, Covers, Americana, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event
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Song list

Number Song Genre Style
1 Aint She Sweet Quick
2 King Of The Road Slow F
3 Return To Sender Slow Pop
4 Amazing Grace Slow
5 Its Now Or Never Latin Bossa
6 Blanket On The Ground Country
7 Kiss Me Honey Honey Latin
8 Athen Rye Slow
9 Lil Ol Wine Drinker Me Country
10 Achy Breaky Heart Pop
11 Fly Me To The Moon Latin Bossa
12 A Mess O Blues Slow Blues
13 Cant Help Falling In Love With You Slow
14 Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree Quick
15 Music Music Music Quick
16 Take Me Home Country Roads Country Fox
17 Under The Board Walk Latin Bossa
18 Mustang Sally Rock
19 Sloop John B Country Pop
20 Good Morning Blues Slow Blues
21 Lets Dance R n R
22 Lets Twist Again R n R Twist
23 Pit Stop Country
24 All Shook Up R n R
25 Gjambalaya Country
26 Imagine Slow
27 Wonderful Tonight Slow
28 Rockin All Over The World R n R
29 Dance The Night Away Latin
30 Doo Wah Diddy Pop
31 I Saw Her Standing There Pop
32 Proud Mary Pop
33 Ruby Country
34 Rock Around The Clock R n R Twist
35 Be My Guest Pop Shuffle
36 Beautiful Sunday Pop
37 I Love To Boogie Pop
38 I Shot The Sherrif Pop Regae
39 Delilah Pop Waltz
40 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Slow
41 Are You Lonesome Tonight Waltz
42 Its Four In The Morning Waltz
43 Georgia Slow
44 Red Roses For A Blue Lady Slow Barn Dance
45 Slow Boat To China Slow Barn Dance
46 On M<other Kerllys Doorstep Slow Barn Dance
47 Well Meet Aghain Slow Barn Dance
48 Side By Side Slow Barn Dance
49 What A Wonderful World Slow
50 Words Slow
51 Crazy Slow Crazy
52 Every day Pop
53 Angelo Pop
54 Sugar Sugar Pop
55 Get Back Pop
56 Till There Was You Slow
57 Raining In My Heart Latin Bossa
58 Spanish Flea Latin
59 Never On A Sunday Latin Cha Cha
60 Tijuana Taxi Quick
61 It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Aint Quick Jazzy
62 Spanish Eyes Latin Bossa
63 A Hard Days Night Pop
64 You Are My Sunshine Quick Country Fox
65 Quando Quando Latin
66 How Do You Do What you Do To Me Pop
67 I Like It Pop
68 Cant Buy Me Love Pop
69 Baby Love Pop
70 Spinning Wheel Pop
71 Cabaret Pop
72 When Im Sixty Four Pop
73 Top Of The World Pop
74 Chanson D Amour Slow
75 Green Green Grass Of Home Slow
76 For All Wec Know Slow
77 Yesterday Slow
78 The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde Slow Pop
79 I'll Never Fall In Love Again Slow
80 Lullaby Of Birdland Slow
81 My Way Slow
82 You'll Never Walk Alone Slow
83 I Left My heart In San Francisco Slow
84 Release Me Slow
85 Love Me Tender Slow
86 Hey Jude Slow
87 I believe Slow
88 Are You Lonesome Tonight Waltz
89 All Kinds Of Everything Waltz
90 There Goes My Everything Waltz
91 Its Four In The Morning Waltz
92 Apple Blossom Time Waltz
93 Tulips From Amsterdam Waltz
94 Anniversary Waltz Waltz
95 When I grow Too Old To Dream Waltz
96 Oh How We Danced Waltz
97 Carolina Moon Waltz
98 I Wanna Be Like You Quick
99 Congratulations Quick
100 Pennies From Heaven Quick
101 Bring Me Sunshine Quick
102 A Your Adorable Quick
103 Satin Doll Quick
104 Putting On The Style/ Chewing Gum Quick
105 My Old Mans A Dustman Quick
106 Five Foot Two/Bye Bye Black Bird/Tramp Quick
107 Walk Of Life Country
108 Apache Pop
109 Riders In The Sky Pop
110 Cavatina Pop
111 Don’t Cry For Me Argentina Pop
112 Dance On Pop
113 Ferry 'Cross The Mersey Pop
114 Frosty The Snowman Xmas
115 Jingle Bells Xmas
116 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Xmas
117 A Walk In The Black Forest Quick
118 Colonel Bogey March
119 I'm In The Mood For Love Slow
120 Goodnight Sweetheart Slow
121 Chatanooga Choo Choo Quick
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

Yes. As a solo artist it is just me.

Do you have different line-up options?

No. My line up is Me on Keys, Me on Vocals - Me on Sound Engineering - Me, just Me.

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

I am happy to work with you to ensure you're event runs smoothly. We can always discuss costs for any extra time before agreeing the contract.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I always have interval music and if you require anything special let me know before hand so that i can ensure it is in the computer prior to the event. If you require a DJ to use my equipment then there is an extra charge of £100 plus of course the DJ's fee who will be supplied by you.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually i need at least an hour to an hour and a half - more if possible.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

My set list works at most venues but if you have something special you need let me know and i will try to include it for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

My PA and lighting is included in my quote. I have enough equipment to make either a little or a lot of noise depending upon the event in question.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

As long as it is something that i can actually do then i will be happy to offer this service


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350


From customers:

Margaret B, 15 years ago

As price was a contributing factor to booking him, we wondered if Tony on his own would be able to get everyone up dancing but our fears were unfounded as he took charge of the evening from the very beginning. He played everything from old time music for the older generation, through to up tempo rock n roll. Everyone had a most enjoyable evening and best of all he didn't cost a fortune.

Sandra, 3 years ago

We booked Tony for our mum and dads wedding anniversay party. We had a great evening with Tony catering for the vast age range present - 112 guests. We can certainly reccommend him and will definitely book him again for future parties.