Alex has been playing the piano for over 40 years. (Although not continuously.)
During that time, your pianist has played quietly in small hotels and restaurants, loudly on big stages, written music for theatre and TV, and recorded with a variety of bands. Today, he lives in the Dordogne in southwest France, where he performs in various lineups, and teaches privately.
Solo piano set list
Alex’s solo pianist set list includes modern classics by Norah Jones, Freddie Mercury, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra. Recent hits from John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Hozier, Snow Patrol and Keane. Plus beautiful film and TV themes, a sprinkling of Elton Johns and a dash of Seal – with some famous guitar pieces adapted for piano because they’re just too good.
These melodies are woven together with improvisation, exploring ideas and phrases drawn from Alex’s many years at the keyboard. You may hear some Keith Jarrett between Burt Bacharach and Louis Armstrong. Or you may find yourself listening to a song by one of the many songwriters Alex has worked with over the years.
Have keyboard, will travel
Alex travels with his own keyboard and amplification, so he can play wherever electricity is provided. Bookings over 40km home may incur additional charges – please give details of the venue when you contact Alex.
Jazz duo and rock/pop band also available
For party people looking for a full all-live rock/pop band, Alex is plays with Dordogne-based wedding and function band, SouthWest. With over three hours of dance-floor-filling hits on the set list, performed by some of the best musicians in Aquitaine, including a jaw-droppingly superb new vocalist, SouthWest is the band to book for 2016. For further details, visit south-west.fr today.
For details of prices and availability, including the option of a live-mixing DJ for later, just complete and return this form.