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Topic: Pub Pianist of the Year competition  (Read 1636 times)

Offline richardlucas

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Pub Pianist of the Year competition
on: April 03, 2016, 07:32:03 AM
I want to recreate the pub pianist tradition. they guy (or woman) who provides live entertainment, plays covers and requests in a pub, with the punters joining in.

I found that in Yorkshire UK they had a "pub pianist of the year" called Clive Conlon

The best way to re start such a tradition is to find the pianists, and the best way to find pianists might be a competition.

I was thinking about the rules for a competition, because apart from Colin Sell style technical skills (vast memory of songs embedded in your memory and excellent technical skills) there is also the issue of charisma. someone who can lead the singing along…

I'm ready to provide some funding, but cannot do this alone.

So here are the questions

If there are wannabe (or existing) pub pianists "out there" can they identify themselves? Maybe send me clips of themselves playing on Youtube? 

If you want to help me to organise a "pub pianist of the year" competition, get in touch, find me on Linkedin or Facebook by Googling Richard Lucas Krakow. 


Richard Lucas

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Re: Pub Pianist of the Year competition
Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 11:56:03 AM

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