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Thanks for looking. Tony and wife Sue retired from Live Entertainment in 2019 after a long career in Music and Magic. All well, hope you are too.
Welcome to Visitors from our Party URL, YouTube, Flickr, and of course, our hosts, Soundclick. The PIANO requires 100% input and this really is my purpose here; but I guess a few keyboard recordings help to ensure people keep coming back . . . ha-ha . . .
Band/artist history
About: Tony started playing Piano Professionally whilst still at school in Stockport near Manchester, England for an Aunt's excellent Stage School. At age 15 playing in a major 5000 seater venue for Children's Ballet Shows as part of the Annual British Railways National Carnival held in Manchester each year. Then went on to work Manchester 5 Star Hotels as a Pianist and with a popular Function Band. Also Clubs on Hammond Organ. Then as a Resident Pianist for Pontins Holidays which (unlike now) was a highly regarded Company employing 1000s of Musicians and Entertainers. Then it was "all change" alongside wife Sue into the world of Magic, touring Theatres, Holiday Company venues plus 1000s upon 1000s of private parties over decades. We were especially well known for our Cabaret of Marionettes. In Winter 2019 we retired after decades of steady employment - we had never, ever been out of work in our entire careers, missing enforced Covid-19 stoppage by a mere 4 months! We live in a rural Staffordshire Moorlands town with nearby cycleways, walking trails, Rudyard Lake, plus heritage steam railways, National Trust venues etc. We are parents and grandparents. (various pertinent search terms). #Mid 20th Century UK Popular Piano Pieces, #Yamaha Digital Pianos and Keyboards #Pianist Joan Bates Dancing School Stockport, #Pontins Holidays Pianist late 1970s, #Pontins Prestatyn Sands History, (check out my live tracks from 1979), #Pontins Prestatyn Sands Talent Shows, pianist organist, #Manchester Belle Vue Railway Carnival Events Children's Ballet Kings Hall, #Manchester Hotel Musicians, #Manchester Working Men's Clubs Organist, #Hammond Organist, #Piccadilly Hotel, #Grand Hotel, #Midland Hotel Manchester, #pianist #organist #Heaton Norris #Stockport. #Children's Party Entertainers Magicians Manchester #Children's Party Entertainers Magicians Cheshire #Tony and Sue I do have 1979 Gulbransen Organ and Piano Recordings HERE on this list at Pontins Prestatyn Sands, The Snowdonia Lounge, with people singing, me starting an evening off etc if you like listening to stuff from 41 years ago!. Be Kind to each other. PERSONAL e-mails only if you know me or can relate to any places, people etc I mention here, to tas@aceparties.co.uk - always great to hear from people. Sales E-Mails, DO NOT get replied to.
What equipment do you use?
Equipment? Two Hands, Two Feet, a Piano and a Computer. OK, I have a few keyboards as well . . .
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A.Borodin, Maidens/Prince Igor (Kismet Version)
Uploaded 1 day ago
A 2013 recording re-mastered.
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Laisse-moi le temps
A French gem from Romuald Figuier
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Misty
Today #2 in Jazz
Erroll Garner's well known piece. Solo Piano/background Strings.
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Paso Doble Espana (Marquina)
Today #3 in Acoustic
I once played this for a tap dancer! - yes, really.
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Dancing at the Hilton
Today #3 in Swing subgenre
Featuring Jazz Vibes effect / strings etc.
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