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Eric Lovat

Music

Overview

  • Solo pianist
  • All styles covered: jazz, classical, popular
  • Available for all types of events; corporate, weddings, hotels, receptions, private, seasonal, cruise ships, conventions

Location

Eric is based in Glasgow but will travel all over Scotland for events.

Standard Set Times

  • Any period up to three and a half hours approx. Can advise on request. A fifteen minute comfort break after each one and a half hour performance, typically.

About this Act

Eric is a talented pianist whose influences and playing style has evolved from listening to and performing classical piano, popular music, blues and jazz standards. His performances are easy on the ear and based on melodic lines and inventive chord voicings, ideal for background piano music at receptions, weddings, corporate dinners, hotels and seasonal events.

Eric was the bandleader of Atlantic Avenue (recently disbanded), a live band and one of Scotland’s top corporate and wedding acts. He has played at over 150 different venues throughout Central Scotland at prestigious corporate events and weddings over a 15-year period.

Eric created all of the musical arrangements from original covers. He has also worked with his own clients in the corporate and wedding sectors over this period. He has worked with various bands and musicians such as SAHB, Slik, Love and Money and Hue and Cry over a 30-year period.

Eric is based in Central Scotland, and has played at numerous venues including the Edinburgh Caledonian Hilton, Gleneagles Hotel, and Doubletree by Hilton at Dunblane Hydro, Òran Mór, Xscape, and Strathclyde University. Clients include; The Variety Club Scotland, Glasgow City Council and The Law School Tutors. Events include: Seasonal, weddings, retirement and corporate dinners and receptions.

Set List

Pop
Street life – The Crusaders
Affirmation – George Benson
'Round midnight – Thelonius Monk
Mornin' – Al Jarreau
Your song – Elton John
Don't let the sun go down on me – Elton John
Song for Guy – Elton John
Creepin' – Stevie Wonder
Higher ground – Stevie Wonder
Livin' in the city – Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Overjoyed – Stevie Wonder
Don't you worry 'bout a thing – Stevie Wonder
He's misstra know it all – Stevie Wonder
Too high – Stevie Wonder
Blame it on the sun – Stevie Wonder
Smile please – Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Knocks me off my feet – Stevie Wonder
Hard habit to break - Chicago
You're my inspiration - Chicago
Just the way you are – Billy Joel
In your eyes – George Benson
After the love has gone – Earth, Wind & Fire
Got to get you into my life - Earth, Wind & Fire
I think it’s going to rain today – Randy Newman
Film night (I wish I knew how it would feel to be free) – Billy Taylor
The Hulk theme (The lonely man) – Joe Harnell
The odd couple – Neal Hefti
Hill street blues – Mike Post
Let it be – Paul McCartney
Hey Jude - Lennon & McCartney
The long and winding road - Lennon & McCartney
Imagine – John Lennon
Yesterday – Paul McCartney
This masquerade – Leon Russell
Sailing - Sting
Fragile - Sting
Peg – Donald Fagen
Ruby baby – Donald Fagen
I can't make you love me - Mike Reid & Allen Shamblin
Love me still – Bruce Hornsby & Chaka Khan
Killing me softly – Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel

Standards
Summertime – George Gershwin
You make me feel so young – Josef Myrow
I got rhythm – George Gershwin
Body & soul – Johnny Green
Willow weep for me – Ann Ronell
Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael
Try a little tenderness – Harry Woods
My funny valentine – Richard Rodgers
Can't we be friends? – Kay Swift
You don't know what love is – Gene de Paul
A foggy day in London Town – George Gershwin
Fly me to the moon – Bart Howard
Autumn leaves – Joseph Kosma
Love for sale – Cole Porter
Witchcraft – Cy Coleman
Night and day – Cole Porter
I can't give you anything but love – Jimmy McHugh
The way you look tonight – Jerome Kern
Speak softly love – Nino Rota
Ain't she sweet - Milton Ager & Jack Yellen
Angel eyes – Matt Dennis
As time goes by – Herman Hupfield
Autumn in New York – Vernon Duke
Brother can you spare a dime – Jay Gornay
But not for me – George Gershwin
Can't we talk it over – Victor Young
I get a kick out of you – Cole Porter
It's only a paper moon – Harold Arlen
Jeepers creepers – Johnny Mercer
Just one of those things – Cole Porter
Lulu's back in town – Harry Warren
Misty – Errol Garner
Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael
Sweet Georgia Brown – Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey
Tea for two – Vincent Youmans
Time after time – Julie Styne
You make me feel so young – Josef Myrow
All of me - Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks
Cherokee – Ray Nobel
Here's that rainy day – Jimmy Van Heusen
These foolish things - Jack Strachey & Harry Link
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
It had to be you – Isham Jones
Who can I turn to - Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Tenderly – Walter Gross
Gee baby ain't I good to you - Andy Razaf & Don Redman
Moonlight in Vermont – Karl Suessdorf
Mean to me - Fred Ahlert & Roy Turk
Nobody knows you when you're down and out – Jimmie Cox
Basin street blues – Spencer Williams
Take the “A” Train – Billy Strayhorn
Body and Soul – Johnny Green

Rag
Maple leaf rag - Scott Joplin
The entertainer - Scott Joplin

Classical
Chopin
The Minute Waltz (Opus 64 Nr. 1)
The Revolutionary (Etude Opus 10 Nr.12)
Polonaise in Ab Major (Heroic Opus 53 Nr. 6)
Ballade in F minor (Opus 52 Nr. 4)
Rachmaninoff
Prelude in G minor (Opus 23 Nr.5)
Prelude in G# minor (Opus 32 Nr.12)
Mozart
Sonata in C K545
Bach
Prelude Nr 1
Prelude Nr. 2
C.P.E. Bach
Solfeggietto in C minor
Beethoven
Fur Elise
Moonlight Sonata (Opus 27 Nr.2)

Modern
The Piano - Michael Nyman

Lineup

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