Craig Nathan

Pianist / Keyboardist

(2 Reviews)5.0
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Central Milton Keynes, South East
Performs: Worldwide
From: £125
Having been playing for over 40 years Craig has a huge wealth of experience in all genres. Specialising now in cocktail piano Craig uses his "menu-card" of around 1000 songs. Resident 5 yrs at Browns MK; looking for cocktail lobby / restaurant playing - possibly London.
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Craig Nathan - Pianist / Keyboardist - Central Milton Keynes, South East Event Location: Browns Restaurant. Milton Keynes Event Type: Sunday lunch 30th April 2023
A remarkable player. We asked for some Queen and some Beatles and Craig played a selection - we were tasked to name the songs. Great fun - and no-one else in the restaurant knew the game we were playing.
Reviewed by: Judith Sheridan
Craig Nathan - Pianist / Keyboardist - Central Milton Keynes, South East Event Location: Milton Keynes Event Type: Lunch on Sunday 26th February 2023
Amazing repertoire and skill of Craig on the piano - he created such a nice atmosphere and came and spoke to us. We didn't have a particular song for him to play but it was really enjoyable.
Reviewed by: Leah Johnspn

Experience

Craig has a wealth of experience playing for all types of events; from corporate events, restaurant performing and jazz clubs; both as a soloists and as a band keyboard member. Specialising now more so in solo cocktail hotel lobby and restaurant performing.
Craig really enjoys sharing his playing and improvising around a given melody - he enjoys disguising the melody and harmony in the game of "guess that tune" where he often starts with a very disguised version, making the song increasingly clearer until the guesser is successful! Great fun!

Previous Clients

Previous long term residencies include a prestigious restaurant in Berkhamsted and presently Browns restaurant in Milton Keynes - where Craig has played and enjoys playing weekly, for around 5 years.
All are welcome to come along and listen - Sundays 11.00am- 3.00pm. The bar is open as well as the restaurant to all.

Suitable for

Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Birthday Party (Adult) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Funeral/Memorial Service Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event New Year's Eve Party Nursing / Care Home Event Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party Session Work Trade Show / Exhibitions Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Meet the Act

Craig is happy to bring a keyboard or two and play for a wedding ceremony and then for photographs and a breakfast, for a hotel lobby or restaurant - and again he can bring his own instrument(s).
Craig enjoys melting tunes together and matching the character of playing to the room - quiet moments / lively moments. He is able to perform most tunes in a variety of styles - usually improvising along the way.
A menu-booklet of just under 100 songs is useful for guests to "guess the song" from - and this stimulates enjoyable conversation. Craig is versed in wandering around tables, chatting to d ...


Virtual Services Offer

Consultation, performance and repertoire discussion prior to an event.

Craig is happy to meet on-line, particularly prior to a wedding to discuss chosen pieces for the Brides's entrance, the signing of the register and exit. Along with other songs to be played.

Audition / Discussion / Play live on-line via zoom.

Craig is happy to talk through and to play live on-line; to demonstrate his playing as a part of an interview. No problem.

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