Singing pianist

Annette Walker a.k.a. Troisnyx

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The best musician you've never heard! Repeatedly played on BBC Radio!
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Singing pianist

I am, among other things, a pianist, drummer, organist, mezzo soprano, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, highly regarded in the Preston music scene -- so much so that numerous choirs have wished for me to join, but I'm unable to commit to so many! Fun fact, I've drummed with Aziz Ibrahim of Simply Red fame! Twice!

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Easy listening, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, French music, Traditional Irish folk, Ceilidh
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Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch
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Annette's Song list

Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)
Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (Crash Test Dummies)
Umbrella (Rihanna)
Stand By Me (Florence & The Machine)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Hello (Lionel Richie)
Say You, Say Me (Lionel Richie)
Looks Like We Made It (Barry Manilow)
Mandy (Barry Manilow)
Somebody That I Used To Know (Gotye)
Fast Car (Tracy Chapman)
Close To You (The Carpenters)
There's A Kind Of Hush (The Carpenters)
Penny Lane (The Beatles)
Blackbird (The Beatles)
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Let It Be (The Beatles)
Help (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Simon & Garfunkel)
Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel)
Eleanor Rigby (Simon & Garfunkel)
She's Always A Woman To Me (Billy Joel)
Vienna (Billy Joel)
Piano Man (Billy Joel)
The Ballad of Billy the Kid (Billy Joel)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
Sacrifice (Elton John)
Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
Rocketman (Elton John)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues (Elton John)
Wild World (Yusuf / Cat Stevens)
Moon Shadow (Yusuf / Cat Stevens)
Morning Has Broken (Yusuf / Cat Stevens)
The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston)
I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
Waterloo (ABBA)
Knowing Me, Knowing You (ABBA)
Our Last Summer (ABBA)
I Have A Dream (ABBA)
Kiss From A Rose (Seal)
Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
House of Fun (Madness)
Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)
You're Still The One (Shania Twain)
From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Who Painted The Moon Black (Hayley Westenra)
Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
From A Distance (Julie Gold / Bette Midler)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Drivers Licence (Olivia Rodrigo)
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) (Scott McKenzie)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procul Harum)
Scarborough Fair
Moon River (Audrey Hepburn)
My Way (Frank Sinatra)
In The Ghetto (Elvis Presley)
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell)
Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)
You Fill Up My Senses (John Denver)
When You Wish Upon A Star (Cliff Edwards)
Where Have All The Flowers Gone? (Pete Seeger)
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Walking In Memphis (Marc Cohn)
Come Together (The Beatles)
I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles)
The Show Must Go On (Queen)
Don't Stop Me Now (Queen)
The Downeaster "Alexa" (Billy Joel)
Say Goodbye To Hollywood (Billy Joel)
The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
I'm Gonna Be / 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something)
Horse With No Name (America)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Love Is All Around (The Troggs)
Three Little Birds (Bob Marley)
Heartbreak Hotel (Elvis Presley)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Don't Cry Sister (J.J Cale)
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Empire State of Mind (Alicia Keys)
Fallin' (Alicia Keys)
House of the Rising Sun
Chariots of Fire (Vangelis)
To Zanarkand (Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy X)
Oui Are Al Bhed / Rikku's Theme (Final Fantasy X)
Braska's Daughter / Yuna's Theme (Final Fantasy X)
Calm Before the Storm (Final Fantasy X)
Via Purifico (Final Fantasy X)
Yuna's Decision (Final Fantasy X)
Eternity ~ Memory of Light Waves (Final Fantasy X-2)
Aerith's Theme (Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy VII)
Tifa's Theme (Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children)
Dearly Beloved (Kaoru Wada, Kingdom Hearts II)
Kairi's Theme (Yoko Shimomura, Kingdom Hearts)
Super Mario Bros. Theme (Koji Kondo)
Super Mario Bros. Underwater Theme (Koji Kondo)
Zelda's Theme (Koji Kondo, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
Destin (Celine Dion)
Rever (Mylene Farmer)
Sans contrefacon (Mylene Farmer)
Rodeo (Zazie)
Lui ou toi (Alizee)
A cause de l'automne (Alizee)
Loin d'ici (Zoe)
Prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier (J.S. Bach)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Arabesque (J.F. Burgmuller)
Moonlight Sonata, first movt. (Beethoven)
Prelude in E minor (Chopin)
Prelude in C minor (Chopin)
you to me are like stars in the night sky
Street Lights
Une Nouvelle Chance
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They've often said how magical it feels!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Layton Institute Blackpool, St Wilfrid's Church, St Walburge's Church, St Maria Goretti's Church, Blessed Sacrament Parish (all Preston), St Michael's Church Grimsargh, Preston City Stage, Vinyl Tap Preston, The Prince of Wales Chorley, Shepherds Hall Ale House Chorley, The Wheatsheaf Preston, The Angel Preston, The Pear Tree Penwortham, and virtual events!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Enya, Kokia, Mylène Farmer, Akiko Shikata, Elton John.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Not keys — my biggest gig saw me drumming for Aziz Ibrahim of Simply Red fame at a jazz festival!

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

I endeavour to work with your timings; please let me know at least two weeks in advance if the timings change slightly.

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

Long as it's working and in tune, absolutely!

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

Absolutely! If they're on the list, no problem! Please let me know in advance, however, as I'll need to practise every now and then.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes; I own an Alesis Recital keyboard and I am happy to bring it to your venue to play acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you're requesting songs not in my set list, please contact me, ideally with a link to your desired song, and I might be able to learn it up ahead of the gig, depending on difficulty and the kind of piece it is. I charge an additional £30 for more difficult songs, or if the request is given to me within a week of the gig.
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Annette's Reviews

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Zack H
1 year ago, for a Virtual event in PR26TA
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5 out of 5

Troisnyx is an incredible musician and her performances are just incredible. Her concerts are enchanting and her glowing personality is a welcome sight. She can not only perform music from memory, but she can also write her own music and preform it live with an envyable confidence. Seeing her preform is truly a gift.

Zack S
1 year ago, for a Virtual event in PR26TA
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5 out of 5

I've always found Troisnyx's work to be beautiful and emotional, and this concert is no exception. Her voice conveys the depth of the lyrics she sings very well, whether a cover or an original, and the piano accompaniment compliments it very well. Performance-wise, it felt like she was really into the music she was playing, whether a soft musical number (i.e. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow") or an upbeat song ("Come Together") it showed she put her full emotion in it. The set was excellent, as well. I was caught by surprise by each song and I was looking forward to the next one after each finished. Overall, this was a great concert. I left looking forward to hearing more.

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