I have worked as a professional musician in England since the age of 15, an organist/keyboard entertainer and lounge pianist in England, with residencies in many hotels, clubs, bars and restaurants. I moved to the United States in 2008. I am available for work as a pianist/lounge musician. Most of my repertoire is played 'by ear', a skill I was blessed with at an early age. My piano is a Roland RD-800 Stage piano, also I can provide my own p.a. equipment, (speakers, amp) if not supplied.
Price Range: $120 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Easy Listening background piano music. Lounge style, relaxing and uplifting. I also play requests. Songs are tailored around tempo i.e I usually play an up tempo song, then a ballad. I can work up to 4 hours with breaks.
I have a large repertoire of songs, including showtunes, ballads, chart hits and popular music. Example of Artists.. Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Coldplay, U2, Adele. I rarely use sheet music, all my performances are from memory and experience over the last 27 years. I have worked with professional singers, comedians and television personalities in the UK, including Les Dawson, Mick Miller, Stu Francis, Norman Collier. I began my career as resident musician at the Savoy Hotel, NW England. I went on to work in other hotels, clubs, and private events. I have also worked in duos, trios and a 5 piece rock band. Event experience includes Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, cocktail parties and other social gatherings. I own a Roland RD800 Stage piano, and can also provide sound equipment. I also write my own music, and do covers on my YouTube channel 'teamradfordtv'.
Stage or performance area needs to be minimum 8feet x 4 feet. Outlets must be provided also (at least 2)