Piano/Accordian

Marcos Fernandez

Cocktail Pianist

Cocktail Pianist, background piano music for all events!

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Biography

Cocktail Pianist, background piano music for all events

Marcos is a specialist cocktail pianist who offers elegant and stylish performances from classical and easy listening to Jazz, Latin and film music. Perfect for cocktail parties, weddings, corporate meetings, high tea venues and all kind of venues requiring background music.

He has played and toured for many years at different venues around England, Scotland, Spain and Italy, including luxurious events. His work as a top London pianist has taken him to some of the most prestigious venues.

He completed a degree in piano at ESMUC (Barcelona) and a Masters at the Royal College of Music. During his career, he won international and national prizes and has performed as a classical concert pianist around Spain and UK.

Marcos has a good command of several styles, including jazz, opera, classical, film music, contemporary, musicals, Latin, classic popular, light music, pop, romantic, Spanish and Italian repertoire. He is also a talented improviser and has worked for different musicals and theatre productions.

His work includes regular performances at Thames Cruise – HQS Wellington, Le Cercle Restaurant Chelsea, John Lewis Brasserie, Proud Cabaret, Brittany Ferries, Longhirst Hall Hotel and corporate dinners for the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Spanish Embassy in London, as well as many private cocktail parties and weddings. He has also taken on residencies for Mare Nostrum Resort in Tenerife, Landmark Hotel in London and Le Ville Matte in Italy.

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Repertoire

The following are part of his repertoire:

Film
Moon River – H. Mancini
Once Upon a Time in West – E. Morricone
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head – B. Bacharach
Life is Beautiful – N. Piovani
The Piano – M. Nyman
Times Goes By (Casablanca) – H. Hupfeld
My Heart Will Go On – J. Horner
The Godfather – N. Rota

Jazz
Allelujah I Love her So – R. Charles
All Of Me – S. Simons/ G. Marks
Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
Back To Those Happy Days – H. Nicholls
Beguin The Beguine – C. Porter
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – C. Porter
From This Moment On – C. Porter
That’s What Friends Are For – B. Bacharach
Walk On By – B. Bacharach

Latin
Brazil – Ary Barroso
Blue Bossa – K. Dorham
Kiss me Much – C.Velazquez
Main que Nada – Sergio Mendes
Tico tico – Zequinha de Abreu
Too Much – M.Camilo

Musicals
I Got Rhythm – G. Gershwin
Memory – A. L. Webber
Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Summertime – G. Gershwin
The Saga Of Jenny – K. Weill
Friend for Life – A. L. Webber’s

Popular songs
All my Loving – Beatles
Arrivederci Roma – R. Rascel
Close to You – B. Bacharach
Hello Dolly – J. Herman
In The Still Of The Night – C. Porter
Over the Rainbow – J. Garland
Strangers in the Night – B. Kaempfert
The Entertainer – Scott Joplin
The Sound of Silence – P. Simon
You’ll Never Walk Alone – R. Rodgers

Contemporary songs

Can you Feel the Love Tonight? – E. John
Imagine – J. Lennon
I Say A Little Prayer – B. Bacharach
Let it Be – Beatles
Tears in heaven – E. Clapton
Yesterday – Beatles
With or Without you – U2

Classical/Opera
Bolero – M. Ravel
Brindis (Traviata) – G. Verdi
Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet
Celebre Aria – J. S. Bach
O Sole Mio – Traditional
For Elisa – Beethoven

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Testimonials

“I wanted to write a quick email to thank you for playing at our wedding reception. The atmosphere was precisely what we wanted and we greatly appreciated you flexibility on timings. Kelly and I both had a wonderful wedding day experience and we wanted to recognize your part in making the day so special for us. Once more, thank you Marcos.”
Mark and Kelly, London December 2011

“After a sensitive and elegant performance the audience wished for more.”
The Herald, Newcastle 2011

“ Huge thanks to you for being our Musical director. We were pleasantly surprised and honored on how you took it upon yourself to add your own special touch and bring a sense of elegance and sophistication to the whole production. Your performances were truly outstanding. You managed to create suitable background music which enhanced and added to the whole atmosphere. You were extremely professional and patient and a willingness to help ensure that all went well on the night. We all hope to work with you again in the future and would highly recommend you to anyone needing a pianist and so much more!”
Mel, Musical production, London December 2010

“Thank you for providing a wonderful musical environment during our cocktail party. Everybody enjoyed the atmosphere and I would definitely book you again!”
Gareth and Sam, Private cocktail party, Scotland, December 2008

“I would like to thank you for bringing your beautiful music to our Festival. You were very much enjoyed, bringing the Church alive with your music. It was a delight to welcome the high standard of your performance.”
Chairman, Harwich Festival of the Arts Trust Festival, July 2010

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