Are you looking for a ceilidh band, jazz pianist or wedding band?
I am an experienced musician and piano teacher based in Coldingham, near Eyemouth in the Borders. I've been gigging for many years, both in Scotland and England, as well as abroad. As well as the piano, I play the flute, melodeon (button accordeon) and piano accordeon.
If you're looking for live music for a wedding, birthday party or other events I have a range of bands and combinations of musicians to best meet your needs.
For functions such as parties and weddings I play solo jazz and blues piano, or bring in top sax player Nicky Parnell to make the duo The Little Shift.
For a ceilidh band or barn dance line-up I can offer The Mam Torists, who have the English and Celtic folk repertoire at their fingertips, as well as French and Breton dances. If needed, we can call on the services of an experienced and knowledgeable caller for organised dances.
I also have a six-piece band, The Blue Shift, available for larger functions and festivals. The Blue Shift play on the music festival circuit and have released two CDs, "Moving Towards You" and "Seven Days, Fourteen Nights".
You can see the line-ups and listen to tracks under the respective tabs.
I am a qualified teacher (I have an up-to-date DBS certificate) and holder of a master's degree from Nottingham University. I have many years’ experience teaching jazz, blues and classical piano. I've entered many students successfully for examinations, both in the classical tradition and in the jazz piano course grades run by the Royals Schools of Music.
For bookings and rates please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07763 932 176