Influences: Judy Garland, Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Bobby Daren, Shirley Bassey
Celebrity Cruise Lines
September 2003 - Present (10 years 1 month)
Headline Theater and cabaret shows with full big band orchestrations, incorporating singing, dancing, and "showbiz" acts. Piano bar and lounge entertainer incorporating great music, witty conversation, and comedy entertainment. Created a loyal fan base numbering in the thousands who cruise solely to see my stage shows and piano bar repertoire.
At the request of Celebrity Cruises' heads of entertainment Michael Thomas and Chris Jurassis, I signed a long term contract with Celebrity Cruises. Performed nine consecutive years on Celebrity Cruises' flagship "Celebrity Constellation" from 2003 to 2012. These years were filled with busy nights in "Michael's Club" piano lounge that were standing room only. During this time, a loyal fan base numbering in the thousands cruised year after year to be entertained by Perry Grant. Fans from Perry's Holland America and Princess Cruises days cruised exclusively on Perry's ship during this time. Performed headline entertainer stage shows with full band arrangements and cabaret shows (with onboard show band). In February 2013, Celebrity Cruises transferred Perry to the brand new "Celebrity Eclipse" cruise ship where he performed in the Sky Lounge. This massive venue was required to seat hundreds of fans simultaneously (Michael's Club was too small). Over 5,000 loyal fans booked cruises to be entertained by Perry Grant. This resulted in thousands of new fans and increased bookings for Celebrity Cruises. Perry Grant "Fan Club" reunion cruises regularly take place throughout the year where huge numbers of fans cruise together to have fun and great evenings of entertainment.
Holland America cruise line
October 1993 - August 2003
Headline Entertainer and Lounge Pianist for Holland America Cruise Line "Grand World Voyages" on the legendary old Rotterdam. A ten year career with HAL performing on five world cruises and grand voyages.
New Rotterdam (Four World Cruises)
Volendam (Grand Far East Cruise)
New Amsterdam (World Cruise)
Rotterdam (World Cruise)
September 1990 - August 1993
Princess Cruises approached me through Almhara Music to entertain on their brand new mega Liner "Star Princess." This was one of the first "next generation" cruise liners that began a new career for me. I performed in the ship's main theater, piano bar, cabaret, and nightclub.
Sept 1990 - June 1991 - Star Princess
Aug 1991 - Feb 1991 - Regal Princess Inaugural Cruise
April 1992 - Jan 1993 -Star Princess
Feb 1993 - Aug 1993 -Regal Princess
Geraldo Orchestras Ltd.
September 1980 - June 1990
Geraldo Orchestras was a prestigous London booking agency that supplied music to virtually all prestigious venues and luxury hotels in London. It was run by Manya Leigh, the former wife of well known Radio Orchestra and band leader "Geraldo."
Mrs. Leigh booked me from the age of 18. Under her tutelage, I began a career in London performing for numerous celebrities in London and was a featured entertainer at three prestigious residencies.
1980 - 1984, Jules Bar of Jermyn Street Piccadilly (renowned London cocktail bar, restaurant, and meeting place in business from the 1920's to 1995). Resident Entertainer, Pianist, and Singer
1984 - 1987, Park Lane Hotel Piccadilly; Resident Entertainer, Pianist, and Singer
1987 - 1990, London Intercontinental Hotel- Hyde Park; Le Soufle Bar & Restaurant. Resident Entertainer, Pianist, and Singer
From 1980 - 1990, I performed at hundreds of private parties with my own dance and cabaret band. Some of the most notable events include:
Malcolm Forbes (Forbes Magazine) annual party at his London residence "Old Battersea House" four consecutive years
The Royal Opening of Terminal Four at London Heathrow International Airport- Performed for Princess Diana and Prince Charles, among