Influences: Florence And The Machine, Scissor Sisters, Led Zepplin, Early Genesis, Motown, Gustav Holst, Rachmaninov, Dave Grusin
I'm a classically trained pianist, (Grade 8 Honours,) VG sight reader and busker.
I play all styles of music and have played keyboards in numerous London based resident/original/function bands, with experience as MD for many acts and shows
For several years I played at 5 star hotels in the Middle East in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Oman and Syria in a Hi-tech duo, (lead vocalist/keyboards), and also a 7 month residency on the QE2. (Nightclub band/Jazz trio/Solo piano)
From 2003-2010 I was MD for London based Newpalm Productions, for their numerous theater shows.
Prior to that I was very busy as a music arranger under the name Essex Music Services.
Touring UK tribute shows include Wendy Robert's Carpenters, Reach Out, Sweet Home Chicago, The Commitments and Marc Robinson's Buddy Holly tribute band. I played Christine Perfect (keys/vocs) in Fleetwood Bac Tribute band and fronted my own Blondie Tribute as Debbie Harry in Blonde and Beyond.
TV appearances include "The Warehouse", "Amii Stewart Live in Concert" on European TV, "24 Hours" Ch 4.
Over the last 10 years I've been contracted as a solo pianist on Royal Caribbean and Saga cruise ships.
IN Dec 2015 I was MD for "Oh, Yes We Can!", a totally improvised panto based on "Whose Line Is It Anyway". (Palace Theatre, Westcliff).
The audience chose the panto, and various styles of music and acting genres, which change when the MC rings a bell, "and now in the style of" etc.. There were 8 show tunes made up on the spot with continual underscore, plus a random character thrown in to the plot.
2016/17 - I'm keyboards/bv's in the newly reformed SNAFU feat Bobby Harrison, original vocalist and co writer. Gigs at the 100 Club, Oxford St., Monsters of Rock fest, Skegness.
I enjoy harmony singing and occasionally organize a capella groups for fun.
Recent accompanist recording session https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqM2jNP5Bqohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zkCxTZeIds