Your pianist, Alex, has been playing for over 40 years. (Although not continuously.)
During that time, he has played quietly in small hotels and restaurants, loudly on big stages, written music for theatre and TV, recorded with various bands and met some famous people. Today, he lives in the Dordogne in southwest France, where he plays weddings and events as a soloist, in a range of duos, and in Dordogne party band, SouthWest.
Pianist for hire
You can book Alex as your pianist for the entire day. He will play for a few hours during the ceremony, during cocktails, during the meal – or any combination of these. He brings a small pa and has minimal electrical requirements.
The set list comprises instrumental versions of jazz standards, contemporary classics, film themes and improvisation. He is also happy to learn a special song for your Big Day. Duo and five-piece lineups are also available (see below), giving you a wide range of options to suit all ears. Early booking is recommended.
Piano & cello etc
This duo includes Alex with Phyllipa on cello, double bass, voice and more. Since leaving the Royal College of Music, Phyllipa has recorded and toured extensively, and was recently hailed as one of the top five wedding acts in France.
Piano & cello etc is enormously versatile, with a set list of classical piano and cello pieces that are perfect for wedding ceremonies. Plus a mixture of swinging jazz standards, modern classics, and crowdpleasers that provide an entertaining ambiance for cocktail parties of all sizes.
The Wedding Present
Singer, Katia, joins Alex in a duo with a distinctly French accent. The repertoire includes songs by the biggest names in music, on both sides of the Channel. For a cocktail party with a twist, you and your guests are invited to pick a theme, and decide which performer provides the most entertaining song choice. Sort of like Le X Factor just for you.
Here and now
Now a guitarist joins your pianist here to present instrumental arrangements of jazz standards like Take 5, All The Things You Are, Afro Blue and Nature Boy. French songs and poetry are also included, adding romance and sophistication to any cocktail party or drinks reception.
The only time you can book here and now is now. And the only place is here. Seize the moment and get in touch today.
Alex also plays with five-piece, all-live rock/pop covers band, SouthWest. With over three hours of carefully chosen hits on the set list, and the option to add a song of your choice, SouthWest is the band to book for 2018. For further details, visit south-west.fr today.