Dynamic & Versatile! - as a solo Piano & Vocal Entertainer, Pieter Bos performs a vast range of genres from standard repertoire to light classics, broadway to westend; & popular songs all audiences enjoy. “Singalongs” are always on the menu, and requests welcomed, & accomodated nearly everytime!
A unique added dimension to Pieters Solo act is the occasional use of high quality “live instrument” background tracks - for a fuller sound. His speciality for Jazz enables this 1 man act to sounds like a “real” Jazz & Latin Vocal Quartet – performing the hits of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, & George Benson
Pieter’s voice (likened to Mose Allison, Nat King Cole and Chet Baker) - is just as crisp on upbeat contemporary material by artists such as Sting, Lennon & McCartney, Elton John & Billy Joel, - as it is with those “Golden Oldies & Standard Favorites” by Legrand, Bernstein, Lloyd-Webber, Bacharach, Mancini, Gershwin, Cole Porter, & Rodgers & Hammerstein.
Holding a degree in Jazz Piano performance, Dip ABRSM, & Music Teachers Diploma, from New Zealand, Pieter is highly versed in all styles of Piano - from “swingin” walkin bass; to flowing melodic lines. He equally enjoys performing contemporary popular repertoire leaving audiences delighted with his creative touch to often requested pop and rock tunes.
Popular, artists often requested, include Eagles, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, Cold Play, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Brian Adams, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Adele, Abba, Beach Boys, Oasis, Phil Collins, The Doors, Queen, Alan Parsons, Chicago - & so many more! (Please see ‘song list’)
You will not be disappointed at the variety and energy this Pianist & Vocal Entertainer offers!
Perfect for functions events, private parties, weddings, anniversaries or your home party!
CONTEMPORARY & POPULAR SONGS:
Nearly all hits performed by the following artists: Billy Joel; Elton John; The Beatles; Paul McCartney/John Lennon; Stevie Wonder; Police/Sting; The Eagles; Cold Play.
OTHER POPULAR ARTISTS INCLUDE:
Pink Floyd: (Us & Them , Hey You); Oasis: (Wonderwall); REM: (Losing My Religion); Shania Twain: (Nothing Compares to You); David Bowie: (Major Tom), Van Morrison; (Moondance, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Brown Eyed Girl); ABBA; Neil Diamond; The Carpenters; Cat Stevens; Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Brian Adams, Elvis Presley; George Michael; U2: (With or Without You, I Still Havnt Found); Chicago; Bruce Hornsby: (Just The Way It Is); Chris Cross: (Sailing, Arthur’s Theme); Eric Clapton: (Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven); Alan Parsons Project: (Eye In The Sky, Time, Old and Wise); Lionel Richie: (Hello, Lady, Three Times), Phil Collins, Paul Simon, (Scarborough Fair, Sound of Silence, Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Bright Eyes), Beach Boys, Brian Adams, Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah), Fleetwood Mac, Oasis, Adele, Maroon 5, Jason Mraz.
GOLDEN OLDIES & FAVORITES:
Danny Boy, The Nearness Of You, Misty, As Time Goes By, Georgia On My Mind, I Left My Heart In San Fransisco, If, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, When Your Smiling, Crazy, Blue Moon, Smile, What A Wonderful World, Beyond The Sea, Aint She Sweet, Mona Lisa, Crazy, Lady in Red, Unchained Melody, Unforgettable, Like Someone In Love, Tangerine, Wind Beneath My Wings, Titanic Theme, Somewhere Theres A Place For Us, Feelings, The Way We Were, Memories, Somewhere My Love (Dr Zhivago), Love Story (Where Do I Begin), Send In The Clowns, White Cliffs of Dover, I Know Him So Well, You’ve Got A Friend, Whiter Shade Of Pale, He Aint Heavy, Hes My Brother, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, On The Top Of The World, Somewhere In Time, Chariots Of Fire, La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf), Burt Bacharach: The Look of Love, Alfie, Close to You, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, What The World Needs Now, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head. Michel Legrand: Windmills Of Your Mind, You Must Believe In Spring, Watch What Happens, I Will Wait For You, Theme from Summer of 42, What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life, The God Father.
Most nostalgic songs from Broadway/Westend shows by Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen, George Gershwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Leonard Bernstein performed and include: Tonight, Maria, Music Of The Night, Sound Of Music, Memory, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Tomorrow (Annie) & Many More!
JAZZ & LATIN:
An extensive repertoire of Jazz Piano Standards is performed by Pieter. The occasional use of “live” backings creates an intimate Jazz Trio Sound. This includes tunes by famous Jazz artists such as: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Keith Jarrett, George Gershwin, Johnny Mandel, EST, – to name a few. Vocal Artists Include: Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, George Benson, Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Harry Connick Jr
JAZZ & LATIN VOCAL SONGS:
Fly me to the Moon, The Summer Wind, My Way, That’s Why The Lady is a Tramp, New York, New York, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, S’Wonderful, All Of Me, Witchcraft, Just friends, The Days of Wine and Roses, A Foggy Day, Summertime, My Funny Valentine, Bye Bye Blackbird, Come Rain or Come Shine, My Romance, Heres That Rainy Day, Just The Way You Look Tonight, Tenderly, When I Fall in Love, It Was A Very Good Year, Lover-man, Just The Two Of Us. This Masquerade, God Bless The Child, All The Way, You Don’t Know What Love Is, It Don’t Mean a Thing, It Had To Be You, I Loves You Porgy. Autumn In New York, What A Difference A Day Makes, Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered, My Funny Valentine, Body & Soul, Latin Songs Include: Desafinado, How Insensitive, Corcovado, Girl from Ipanema, Once I Loved, Triste, Sway, Besame Mucho, Sunny, East Of The Sun, Lover Man, Night & Day, Perhaps, When Sunny Gets Blue. Shadow Of Your Smile, Any jazz standard performed!
CLASSICAL: (PIANO ONLY)
Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, Ave Maria (Schubert), Swan Lake Theme, Nut Cracker Suite, Vivaldi Four Seasons, Chopins Polonaise, Music Box Dancer, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concert No 1, Chopin Waltz in B Minor, Polonaise Black and White Rag, Bach: Minuet in G and some Preludes, Pacobel, Some Mozart Sonatas, Green Sleeves, Toreador Song, Carmens Theme Blue Danube (Strauss), Flight of the Bumble Bee