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Antoine

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Overview

  • Very versatile solo performer
  • Instrumental pianist
  • Cocktail style Pianist/singer
  • Uptempo live vocal entertainment (piano & guitar)
  • Requests encouraged
  • Can be booked as duo with guitarist
  • Very diverse and extensive repertoire

Location

Antoine is based in Hull, but tends to accept work in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire areas, though he is quite prepared to travel further for higher paid and particularly prestigious bookings as long as travel costs/time are covered.

Standard Set Times

  • Very flexible, to suit the requirements of the event or venue. Pub bookings tend to be 2 or 3 hours from around 9pm (with a 15-30 min break), social clubs usually 2 or 3 40 minute sets, weddings/functions as required.

About this Act

Antoine is a versatile, highly accomplished and experienced pianist and self-accompanied singer, with an extensive and diverse repertoire of completely memorised cover songs and piano instrumentals from several eras and genres.

He can be booked in one of three main ways:

1. as a background instrumental pianist for wedding ceremonies/receptions, restaurants and cocktail bars,

2. as a background singer/pianist in the same environment.

3. As an upfront self-accompanied singer/entertainer particularly in pubs, or for wedding/corporate evening events, student events, and parties.

In this third capacity, Antoine is self-accompanied using both acoustic guitar and stage piano, which he freely alternates between. This keeps the music far more varied, and provides an interesting change of texture and style,. It makes it possible to cover a much wider range of material as some songs (particularly the livelier ones) are much better suited to guitar than piano.

As an evening entertainer, Antoine very much involves the audience right from the start, handing out his full repertoire lists and encouraging requests, along with witty and friendly banter. This approach is quite unique and seems to go down extremely well!

For weddings and ceremonies, there are packages available to reduce costs, by booking Antoine to perform in various ways rather than paying two different artists: i.e. background piano through the ceremony and/or reception, then live guitar/piano vocal entertainment for the evening event later on. This is certainly great value for money and saves a lot of unnecessary complication.

If a suitable piano is available for the background playing, this is the ideal option and will keep the cost down, but Antoine is more than happy to provide a digital piano if necessary, and also PA equipment for evening events, though not lighting.

What Antoine does not do is use any form of backing tracks, but that is one of many reasons why his performance stands apart from the typical solo performer or duo as it is always completely live.

Antoine can perform for several hours at a time if necessary and is very adaptable to the requirements of the event, venue or couple.

If you want to book something very different and very memorable, you will not be disappointed with what Antoine will bring to your special event.

As a pianist/singer, Antoine has played at many hotels and venues across the country, including: Lairgate Hotel, Lazaats, Cave Castle, Portland Hotel and Royal Hotel (Hull/E. Yorks area), Priest House Hotel (Castle Donington), The Lowry (Manchester), Cotswolds Water Park Hotel, The Mansion (Leeds), Sheffield Bar & Grill, Lincoln Events Centre, Ashford Manor Golf club (Middlesex) plus many others.

As a pub singer/entertainer, Antoine performs regularly public gigs at various pubs across East and North Yorkshire. Pubs he has played at include: the Victoria (Hornsea), Duke of York (Skirlaugh), The Sun (Beverley), The Sun (Pickering), Bay Horse (Stamford Bridge, York), Rose & Crown (Driffield), The Ship (Flamborough), Royal British Legion (S. Milford) to name a few.

Set List

All at sea - Jamie Cullum
Always on my mind - Elvis
Annie's song - John Denver
Another day in paradise - Phil Collins
Any dream will do - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Autumn leaves - Jazz
Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
Closest thing to crazy - Katie Mellua
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Dancing queen - Abba
Danny boy - Unknown
Desperado - Eagles
Dirty old town - Ewan McColl
Don't stop believing - Journey
Dream a little dream - Jazz
Everybody's talking - Nilsson
Everything I do I do it for you - Bryan Adams
Fiddlers Green - John Connolly
Fields of Athenry - Traditional
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy/Sting
Fix you - Coldplay
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Girl from ipanema - Jazz
Goodbye my lover - James Blunt
Greatest love of all - Whitney Houston
Groovy kind of love - Phil Collins
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyonce
Hello - Lionel Richie
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hotel California - The Eagles
I can't help falling in love with you - Elvis
I don't wanna talk about it - Rod Stewart
I had a dream - Abba
I know him so well - Elaine Paige/Barbara Dickson
If I fell - The Beatles
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
Irish Rover - Irish traditional
It had to be you - Frank Sinatra
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Killing me softly - Aretha Franklin
Knocking on Heaven's door - Eric Clapton
Lady in red - Chris De Burgh
Lazing on a sunny afternoon - Kinks
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Let it be - The Beatles
Long and winding road - The Beatles
Love is all around - The Troggs
Love letters straight from the heart - Ketty Lester
Make you feel my love - Adele
Man who can't be moved - The Script
Memories - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Michelle - The Beatles
Moondance - Van Morrison
Music of the night - Andrew Lloyd Webber
New York state of mind - Billy Joel
No true love ways - Buddy Holly
No woman no cry - Bob Marley
Nothing ever happens - Del Amitri
Perfect day - Lou Reed
Piano man - Billy Joel
Promise me - Beverley Craven
Raining in my heart - Buddy Holly
Rainy days and Mondays - The Carpenters
Ring of fire - Johnny Cash
Rocket man (Elton John) - Elton John
Run - Snow Patrol
Saving all my love for you - Whitney Houston
Say a little prayer - Dion Warrick
Sittin' on the dock of a bay - Otis Redding
Sittin, Waiting , Wishing - Jack Johnson
Someone like you - Adele
Something in the way - The Beatles
Somewhere over the rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Stand by me - Ben E King
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Suspicious minds - Elvis
Sweet child of mine - Guns and Roses
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
Thank you for the music - Abba
Titanic theme - Mariah Carey
Trouble - Coldplay
True colours - Cyndi Lauper
Unchained melody - Righteous Brothers
Weather with you - Crowded House
When I need you - Leo Sayer
While my guitar gently weeps - George Harrison
Wild Rover - Irish traditional
Wind beneath my wings - Bette Midler
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yesterday - The Beatles
You do something to me - Paul Weller
You needed me - Cilla Black

Lineup

  • For larger events or venues, Antoine can be booked as a duo with Dave on lead electric guitar. Dave is highly accomplished, experienced and imaginative lead guitarist, and will add a very exciting element to the performance.

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