Professional piano/vocalist with a repertoire spanning 9 decades, 30 years experience, and I also do an Elton John tribute act. I’ve worked on cruise ships, riverboats, 4-5* hotels. Also been an accompanist to solo & ensemble singers, also in theatre bands, with click.
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My act as a main event piano/vocalist is very much geared around the audience I am entertaining (age,venue,context). I always engage with my audience in order to make them feel part of the experience. My ethos has always been that public performance is a 2 way thing. I adjust my material depending on audience response and try to mix it up as much as possible, with a combination of old and new, vocal and instrumental. If appropriate I will tell any story attached to the piece, so as to give it an extra layer of meaning. My playing style has been influenced by Elton John, which I sometimes expan
... d upon in the form of a tribute act.
As mentioned above, this is dependant on age range of the audience,venue, and context of the event. I have a repertoire spanning more than 70 years, including Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, Music Theatre, Folk, Country, and Light Classical, including vocal and instrumental, and artists ranging from Duke Ellington to John Legend and Ed Sheeran.
I have been a professional musician for over 20 years both in a solo and ensemble capacity. I have worked in venues ranging from cafes to 5 star hotels and cruise ships, and including corporate and private parties. I have experience in working as the focus of audience attention and as a background/ambience musician. I am equally happy in both capacities. I have worked with many musicians and ensembles ranging from classical soprano to rock band. I also have lots of experience as a studio and session musician.
Reviews (6 Reviews)
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: MS Marella Discovery Event Type: Cruise Ship Passenger30th December 2019
I have always found Guy to be nothing but professional. Always immaculately turned out, and courteous both on and off stage to guests. Both as a pianist and vocalist, he excels. I am sure he will be a success wherever he performs.
Reviewed by:Steve Walls
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: Marella Discovery Cruise Ship Event Type: Cruise Ship Piano Vocalist 15th August 2019
Would like to give Guy a big thank you for some great entertainment on the Marella Discovery cruise ship. We had a great time and was good to meet you also loved the legends stage show you and the band were awesome.
Reviewed by:Gary Keene
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: MS Marella Discovery Event Type: Cruise Ship Passenger 25th July 2019
We have had the pleasure of enjoying this wonderful artist Guy Stoker on the cruise ship Discovery, he has a fantastic voice and is a master on the piano. His alter ego Elton Guy is a wonderful tribute to Sir Elton John, and an experience not to be missed.
Guy always has time to come and sit with you and have a conversation in between his sessions, which was so enjoyable, and for which we always looked forward to. He has the ability to make you feel at ease in his company. Our cruises with Guy have been a pleasure, and in our opinion he is a really lovely talented man.
Reviewed by:Kathleen Jay
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: MS Marella Discovery Event Type: Cruise Ship Passenger 10th March 2019
We have seen Guy Stoker on a number of Marella Cruises. Not only is he a lovely person to talk to, he is a top notch entertainer, who you would be very lucky to have. We have been on many cruises on different cruise lines, and I cant reccomend him highly enough, he is definitely up there with the best we have seen. His Elton John tribute is amazing !
Reviewed by:Susan Ann Minton
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: Marella Discovery 2 Cruise Ship Event Type: Cruise Ship 21st April 2018
Guy is the best piano vocalist this ship has ever seen. His performance is exemplary, his interaction with passengers and crew alike is first class.
Reviewed by:Martyn Payne
Guy W. Stoker - Pianist / Keyboardist - Paris, FranceEvent Location: MS Marella Discovery 2, Montego Bay, Jamaica Event Type: Cruise Ship Passenger Review 15th March 2018
To whom it may concern,
I would like to give a reference on behalf of my Mother (77), and myself, (51), to Guy Stoker.
We have had the pleasure of enjoying this fantastic artist Guy Stoker on the cruise ship Marella Discovery 2 in 2018. He has a wonderful voice and is fantastic on the piano. His Elton Guy tribute to Sir Elton John was a fantastic experience which I would like to see more of.
Guy always makes time to walk around the venue and sit with most of the audience, and also take on board requests of songs that he doesn’t know, and he would say come back tomorrow night and I will sing this song, (he then learns this song ‘words & music notes’ and by the next night he will be playing it on the piano). Guy can also have multiple conversations with different groups of people in between his sessions yet still makes everyone feel they are part of his music session, which we always looked forward to.
He has the ability to make you feel at ease in his company and will as ...sist with any questions about ongoings on ship, yet still remaining professional and committed to his workplace
Our cruise with Guy was a pleasure, and in our opinion of 32 cruises to date he is still remembered as one of the best talented, professional and friendliest artist to date.
I would also like to add that my Mother is also musically talented and very critical with musicians, however when look at booking cruises now she always asks if Guy will be on board, which is a fantastic compliment to Guy.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Reviewed by:Elizabeth Easton Glackin
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