performance . . .

Here is some information about the many different performance options that I can offer:


String Quartet

I am the cellist with The Bes Quartet (website coming soon).  We are an experienced and versatile group of string players with varied musical backgrounds, all based in the Yorkshire region.  Our repertoire covers a wide range, from light classical pieces and folk tunes to arrangements of standards by Gershwin and Porter.  We can add class to your wedding.

Jazz Piano

For jazz, my main project is with Pureland Jazz.  This is a jazz trio comprised of piano, bass, and vocals provided by Terry Gallager.  Terry and I sing together, and we include lush harmony arrangements of classic jazz standards in our set.  We can also offer this as a duo, minus bass.  You can click here for the Pureland Jazz website.


I also sing and play as a solo act, accompanying smooth Chet Baker-inspired vocals with a strongly blues-based jazz piano style.  I can sing any of the jazz standards listed on this site - I like requests!


Folk

Folk music has always been very important to me.  Folk cello is a little more unusual, but who could resist the warm, resonant tones of this instrument when applied to the beautiful folk music of the Celtic tradition?  I also team up with other folk musicians, and the lineup can be arranged to suit the occasion.


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