August 29, 2017

A touching accolade.

This is Michael and earlier in the year I played at the wake for his wife, Esther. The event was at St Nicholas Church Hall in Saltdean with lots of people there to celebrate the life and memories of Esther. I’d not met Michael before and I was curious to know how he came to book me for the wake. I was very touched when he told me that Esther had seen me play somewhere a few years back and had kept my card on the windowsill, then later near the time of her passing had put in her wishes for the wake ‘to get the mobile piano player if you can’. I thought that was really lovely.

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December 14, 2016

Care home & dementia work

I’m pleased to announce that I’m now working with a variety of care homes, senior groups and dementia organisations in Sussex and the South East, including the Blind Veterans Hospital; Barchester Homes; Dementia UK; The Shelley, Worthing and Smallbrooke, Horley, to name but a few.

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My music hall style of performance and the songs I play (a blend of the old pub tunes mixed with pops hits from the 40s – 80s, along with some boogie, blues and ragtime) are going down a treat, and it’s a real pleasure, indeed even an honour, to play to audiences that have direct experience of a time when the piano was at the heart of most social gatherings. As ever with my performances sing a long is encouraged, though never forced, and I’ll even get people dancing if I can. But regardless of whether people want to sing, dance or just listen, the main aim is always the same, to put a smile on people’s faces.

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I have space for more bookings in this area, either locally or further afield, and so if you’re reading this and thinking this would go down well at somewhere you know, then please do get in touch, I’ll be happy to discuss what I do in more detail. I know budgets in this sector are often very tight and so I do my best to offer a range of prices that works for both parties.

‘Mark, an absolute pleasure to have met you .. thank you so very much .. we all loved your entertainment’ – Kingsland, Shoreham

‘Look forward to seeing you next time. The residents and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance last week’ – Francis Court, Copthorne

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