Raymond is based in Edinburgh but will travel for events.
Need somebody to get a party started? Or just some soothing background lounge melodies? Whatever style of performance you are seeking, this young talented multi-instrumentalist can provide, be it for a party, wedding, corporate event, regular bar, restaurant or any other event.
Raymond is an experienced, energetic young entertainer. Originally from Ireland, he is now one of the most in demand solo acts in Edinburgh. He is a professional pianist, singer & guitarist (and more instruments) who has become well versed in a wide variety of styles over the course of his career.
His strength lies in his ability to play strongly by ear on several instruments, enabling him to perform like a human-jukebox of sorts, performing requests at the drop of a hat and keeping all manners of audiences very happy. From Chuck Berry to The Pogues, Johnny Cash to Depeche Mode, Bob Marley to AC/DC...
Indeed, his ability to read a crowd has been the cornerstone of his success. His performances are highly interactive & are topped off with a witty, charming persona that only an Irishman could have.
He has been active on the international gigging circuit since the age of 15, involving himself in countless projects, both solo and in bands, and playing many instruments. He has held residencies in bars & hotels in Greece, Germany, North America & his homeland before securing regular work in the city centre in Edinburgh. Highlights have included a residency in Hamburg city centre during World Cup 2006, regular gigs for sporting events at Murrayfield Stadium, and a 64 gig stint throughout Edinburgh city during the 2012 Fringe festival.
Now available as a soloist, his style is very flexible depending on the project. He has played in projects of jazz, blues, folk, pop, rock, classical... his repertoire gets more eclectic by the day and he's looking forward to hearing from you!
Martha - Tom Waits
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Caledonia - Dougie McLean
Your Song - Elton John
Pair of Brown Eyes - Pogues
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Streets Have No Name - U2
Ticket to Ride - Beatles
Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
Dirty Old Town - Euan McColl
Wild Rover - Traditional
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Beeswing - Richard Thompson
7 Drunken Nights - Dubliners
No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
7 Nation Army - White Stripes
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
It Ain't Me Babe - Bob Dylan
Rocky Road to Dublin - Trad.
Don't You Want Me Baby - Human League
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Come Together - The Beatles
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
I Want to Break Free - Queen
Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler - Edith Piaf
Piece of my Heart - Janis Joplin
Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart