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Tony William
Tony William from Staffordshire, United Kingdom whitepiano@protonmail.com
Paso Doble Espana (Marquina)
Today #3 in Acoustic
I once played this for a tap dancer! - yes, really.
In Paradise (Borodin/Forrest/Wright)
Today #1 in Classical
Freehand version of music from Kismet / Prince Igor.
Today #2 in Jazz
Erroll Garner's well known piece. Solo Piano/background Strings.
Tango - Sunday Afternoon
Today #1 in Latin
Domingo por la tarde / tarde de domingo. Tango por Piano.
Le printemps reviendra a Paris
Today #5 in World
Spring will come again in Paris
The PIANO requires 100% input and this really is my purpose here - but you'll find other keyboard recordings here too, even going back to 1979. #WhiteNotesMatter #BlackNotesMatter #WhitePianosMatter #BlackPianosMatter
Band/artist history
I started playing Piano Semi 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 Professionally in 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 November 2019 we retired after decades of steady employment - we had never, ever been out of work in our entire careers, beating enforced Covid-19 stoppage by a mere 3 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. Search Engine History Tags: #St Annes RC School, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, #Pianist Joan Bates Dancing School Stockport, #Pontins Holidays Pianist late 1970s, #Pontins Prestatyn Sands History, (check out my live tracks from 1979), #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 Contact: (don't expect replies to junk mail) whitepiano@protonmail.com
Have you performed in front of an audience?
My entire working life performing in front of live audiences.
Your musical influences
I don't stand on the shoulders of giants as suggested by Soundclick. I stand on the shoulders of a few ordinary people in my life who gave me a "leg up" and who I'll never forget as long as I live.