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Solo vocalist and piano (with bass and drums on backing tracks if required) OR Solo pianist with no vocals.
* Solo pianist with a wealth of experience
* Vast repertoire including music from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and more!
* Available in the South, Midlands, North and Wales
Oliver was the resident pianist and vocalist at the Ritz Hotel London for seven years up until 2003. He has entertained many celebrities stars and royalty there since 1995. Although only in his mid thirties he has gained vast experience performing at nearly 5000 private and public events.
His feather-like touch on the keyboard and soulful voice are a trademark of his art and have entertained and been admired by thousands over the years. Bringing with him his own electric piano and PA system Oliver is a self-contained package for your event.
A vast repetiore include the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald right through the spectrum to more contemporary artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
Oliver's ability to work an audience is magical. His colossal musical gift and friendly personality coupled with an uncanny knack of knowing instinctivly what people want to hear (even before they do sometimes!) ensures that wherever he plays the party always goes with a swing. His voice (with it's three octave range) has been likened to Chet Baker and Billy Joel but with a style that is uniquely Oliver. As one New York music fan put it "He out-Manilows Manilow!"
Oliver creates all his own arrangements that are instantly recognisable for their pianistic dexterity as well as their vocal individualism.
Fees are for Friday and Saturday evenings. For daytime or mid-week events please call for quotations.
Oliver is all you need to ensure your ceremony is a memorable, musical occasion. He plays music for your entrance, signing the register and exit plus any incidental music required. He provides all neccessary equipment and sets up discreetly in your venue/church. All you have to do is choose the music. Popular pieces include Mendelsshon's "Wedding March", Pachelbels "Cannon" and Nat Cole's "Unforgettable" Oliver reckons he knows most tunes and any he doesn't know can be picked up in a matter of moments.
With ages of wedding guests ranging from 1 - 100 Oliver's repertoire is deep enough to cater for everyone. Names like Sinatra, Cole, Gershwin, Elton John, Billy Joel and Robbie Williams spring to mind. Many brides & grooms have been delighted with the warm, exciting, buzzing atmosphere created at their reception by Oliver's mix of easy-listening / well known, light jazz / good pop tunes.