Arthur West - Pianist / Singer | Manchester, North West England(4 Reviews)
Based In: Manchester, North West England
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My name is Arthur West, and my credentials are: that I have been playing music for a long time, and loving music for a long time.
I perform as a solo pianist/vocalist as well as an arranger/band leader. This encompasses a range of styles catered to suit your venue.
Depending on your requirements, my act can open with dazzling boogie woogie, rock & roll moving to heartfelt ballads and singalongs, and even showy stride piano.
For a more laid back evening, I can provide solo piano, covering a multitude jazz standards and other sophisticated cocktail sounds.
I aim to become one of the co ... untries' finest pianists.
Please get in touch for full PDF or WORD.doc copies of my repertoire. Please see a summary below.
(20+ Jazz standards and swing tunes: Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Count Basie)
(20+ solo and vocal blues songs: Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Dr John, Ray Charles and more)
(20+ traditional jazz tunes: Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and more)
Rock & Roll/Boogie Woogie
(20+ boogie songs with and without vocals: Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Elvis, Big Joe Turner)
(10+ Stride arrangements ... ) Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, etc)
(70+ pop covers spanning the past 5 decades: Stevie Wonder, Beatles, Coldplay, 10CC, Killers, Clean Bandit, Kool and the Gang & many more)
*If a song is not in my repertoire, It's possible I can work it out on the fly; with access to my Ipad lyrics and chords.
Taking up the piano merely as a hobby, self taught. Within 3 years I was offered a solo piano night to play 3 sets of 45 minutes improvised background music. Following this I was offered to play weddings, pubs, piano bars and hotels, leading to my career in music.
In 2012 I lived a personal dream, playing the piano for my musical hero Jools Holland backstage at Sheffield City Hall.
I've recently studied some of The USA's leading jazz and blues pianists in Chicago and New Orleans to add more sounds to my repertoire.
Currently, I play private & public gigs across the UK, in a variety ... of venues. When not playing solo, I play as a session pianist for various UK acts.
I derive great joy from entertaining at the piano, and love the daily challenge of a new audience.
Reviews (4 Reviews)
My experience includes regular work at the following event types:
Wedding (playing while walking down the aisle)
Local Music Festivals
Church meet up groups
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Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment.
Insured for Public Liability (Includes up to 5 additional band members)
Equipment can be provided if necessary: Roland 300NX Stage Piano, StagePAS400w PA.
Can be hired for Solo Piano, or Piano with vocals
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