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Nigel Stewart’s talent as a musician is probably best summed up by international producer Quincy Jones who remarked after hearing him perform - ‘one of the best pianists I’ve ever heard - incredibly versatile’.

He took up piano at the age of six and went on to gain music scholarships into Stowe Public School and the Royal Academy of Music studying piano and organ.

His particular flair and interest is improvisation, which led him to explore far beyond his classical training after leaving college. He took a direction that allowed the freedom to be creative in both live performance and studio work in a wide range of situations.

He is equally at home playing at high profile corporate events and fashionable parties, as he is playing at any special occasion.

Nigel Stewart

‘fantastic evening’

Stella McCartney



‘They were queuing

at the door’

Time Out



‘One of the best pianists I’ve ever heard
- incredibly versatile’.

Quincy Jones

 

Corporate

Events & Functions

Product Launches

Hotels

Restaurants

Cabaret

Piano Bar

Every business knows how vital it is to employ the right person for the job and when it comes to entertainment things are certainly no different. All companies, whether multi-nationals, hotel chains or small bars need to ensure that they provide the most professional service available.

Nigel Stewart is an experienced pianist who has performed at many corporate events and functions for leading brands.

From product launches that hinge on imparting the right brand identity to company events aiming to impress clients, both blue chip and lifestyle companies need to be guaranteed success.

He also has vast experience playing at respected hotels and restaurants, making him the perfect choice in prestigious environments.

As well as working solo, he also has access to a number of singers, drummers and bass players delivering anything from jazzy blues to rock and pop or cabaret when a larger show is required.

Clients

BBC Panorama

Nokia

Britain’s Next Top Model

Stella McCartney

2005 Turner Prize Winners Party

H&M

Kino-Design (2012 Olympic Logo Designers)

i-D Magazine

Hendrix Gin - Paris

Quaglino’s

Pont de la Tour

The Dorchester

The Groucho Club

The Bathhouse

20/40 The Gherkin

Harry’s Piano Bar, Porto Banus

Hospital Club

Bistrotheque

Studio

Song writing and Composing

Midi programming and recording

Musical Director

Session Musician

As well as being an accomplished live performer, Nigel Stewart has a wealth of experience in composition, arranging, and song-writing.

He is fully competent in a studio environment and has composed for various TV and film companies providing soundtracks and incidental music. His styles range from contemporary classical to dance music.

As a session musician he has also contributed to other people’s work playing piano, organ and midi programming. His enthusiastic and reliable approach makes him an asset to any project.

As part of the Warboy duo he has been responsible for creating many electronic dance tracks. He is involved in both the songwriting development and the production.

Over the years Nigel has gained experience working as a Musical Director on a number of original and existing shows preparing arrangements, scoring parts, fixing musicians, and giving overall musical direction.

Private

Weddings & Parties

Receptions

Dinner

Background

Birthdays

Special Occasions

Private parties require a sensitivity and understanding of how important these occasions are for people. They are often parties to celebrate significant dates that want to be remembered forever. Everything should be perfect - including the entertainment.

Weddings are one of the biggest days of a person’s life and take a lot of hard work and effort to guarantee that everything goes to plan. Nigel Stewart has played at many weddings - for the fanfare entrance; providing background music to the dinner; and music to dance to as the festivities carry on. Drawing on his experience helps to guarantee this day is memorable.

Birthdays and anniversaries require a versatile pianist to cater for the variety of guests. Recognising that a 21st birthday may require a different approach to that of a Golden Anniversary, Nigel is able to shape and provide suitable music and entertainment.

As well as working solo, he also has access to a number of singers, drummers and bass players delivering anything from jazzy blues to rock and pop or cabaret when a larger show is required.

Demos

© Nigel Stewart 2013

Solo Repertoire

Rock and Pop

Jazz, Blues, and Boogie Woogie

Standards - ‘20s to present day

Country

Show Tunes

Classical Favourites

Old Time Music Hall

Cockney Sing-a-long

International: Irish; Scottish; Welsh; French; Italian

Nostalgia and Novelty

St Cecila’s Tea Party

St Cecilia’s Tea Party is an experimental DJ act suitable for background music, chillout, art  openings, and situations where something refined but unusual is required.

The intricate sets weave a musical mixture of:

Classical

World

Avant Garde

Retro Pop and Rock

Jazz

Children’s Songs

Contemporary

Ambient

Bishi is an engaging musician and performer. She is already established as one of the most talented and glamorous acts of her generation and has a reputation for delivering work that pushes boundaries in all directions.

As a solo artist, she has appeared on BBC’s The Jonathan Ross Show singing and playing Sitar. In 2008 she toured with former Moloko singer Roisin Murphy. She also performed as part of Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown series at The Royal Festival Hall.

EXTRACT FROM SAMPLE SONG LIST

The song lists vary dependent on the featured vocalist and client needs.

50s & 60s

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

People are Strange

Moon River

Fever

Sha La La La Lee

You Really Got Me


70s & 80s

Ghost Town

Don’t You Want Me

Sweet Dreams

Walk on the Wild Side

Tainted Love

Golden Brown

Big Yellow Taxi

You’re So Vain

Easy


Jazz and Blues

Fly Me to the Moon

Girl from Ipanema

My Baby Just Cares For Me

Black Coffee

Summertime

Cry Me a River

Blue Skies

Ain’t Misbehavin’


Marilyn Monroe

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Happy Birthday Mr President


Abba

Money, Money, Money

SOS

The Winner Takes It All


Epic

Bohemian Rhapsody

This Town Ain’t Big Enough


Contemporary

Take Me Out

Strict Machine

Last Night

Take Your Mama

Don’t Look Back in Anger


Cabaret

Willkommen/ Cabaret

If You Could See Her

Mein Herr


Bond…James Bond

Goldfinger

You Only Live Twice

Nobody Does It Better


The Human Jukebox

This distinctive act draws on the piano bar tradition but has a contemporary twist. It requires the audience to make selections from the broad-ranging jukebox song list, anything from Bette Midler to Misfits, Ella to Goldfrapp. The dedicated requests are then performed by the pianist Nigel Stewart and a Human Jukebox vocalist.

Bishi

The Nigel Stewart Jazz Group has been performing for many years playing traditional to contemporary jazz. The line up changes and often features a singer.


The following track “Man Wanted” with piano, bass, drums and sax features the vocals of Rebecca Wheatley.

Jazz Band

Natalie Monroe

Natalie Monroe’s charismatic presence and sensual screen-siren looks are unmistakable. She’s like a warm crumpet dripping with melted butter – destined to leave you sticky but too tempting to resist.


Her warm and seductive vocals suit many types of situations, from larger scale corporate events to intimate private parties and restaurants.