WHO I AM...
(in a nutshell)
I was born in raised in Australia on Queensland's Gold Coast, and have been touring and playing gigs around the world for the past 30 years. I've performed in 14 countries so far and currently my regular shows are in the Caribbean, Switzerland, Norway and the Netherlands.
WHAT I DO...
My favourite performance environment... intimate, in yer face, involving and a great entertainment concept all-round. At my shows, you can request your favourite songs, listen, sing along, dance, whatever you like (as long as it's legal). It's all about atmosphere and making EVERYONE feel good!
(And if you have a bar without a piano and sound system, no problem - I can organise that too)
Whether it's a corporate event, a private party, wedding or anywhwere else you'd like to have live entertainment, I've got the songs, the equipment and the energy you need to help make it an occasion to remember!
HOW I GO ABOUT DOING IT...
Over the years I’ve heard a lot of opinions on what it means to succeed as a piano entertainer and how it should (and shouldn’t) be done. Even now I never stop thinking about it, and how I can do it better.
For me, the main game has always been about being able to please as many different types of people as I can - regardless of age, musical taste and whatever mood they’re in. That means figuring out what people around my piano want, rather than merely what I’d like them to have.
I actually love playing requests. To that end, I’ve mustered a repertoire of more than 2000 songs from the mid-fifties right up to the present day - and that list is growing every week.
Just as I think having new material is essential, I also figure that people don’t request half a song with incorrect/unintelligible lyrics, ill-fitting rhythms and wrong chords, performed with all the passion of an undertaker, in a key that just doesn’t work, etc... so I won’t be doing any of that any time soon.
So - come to my gig and see what I mean. It’s going to be fun, you can dance, you can sing along (or cry into your drink, if that’s your thing) I’ll play a lot of different stuff, and there are going to be surprises.
And if we can get away with it, we gonna get loud.