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Play It Again Sam – Pianist & Singer | UK

Sam has over 17 years of performance and industry experience. She has trained with top vocal coaches and pianists. A versatile musician who can offer classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock n roll, soul and folk. She tailors her music to suit the clients requirements and can either be upfront and entertaining or simply in the background if required. Sam also offers corporate team building music workshops and gospel choir singing workshops.

Clients have the opportunity to sing like a star at their event and train with Sam as she is also a professional vocal coach with 10 years of experience. Pupils have gone onto signing record deals, 1 with Sony, Music College and all pass their exams.

If you have a special request Sam can learn your favourite song before the event on request. She can also arrange to bring lyrics of various songs to your party so you and your guests can sing along with her.

Options Available Include:

– solo blues/jazz piano and voice
– solo pop/ soul piano and voice
– singer / original piano and voice
– duo, trio or band with various top session musicians – Sax, double bass or electric bass, acoustic or electric guitar, harmonica

Costumes Available Include:

Cocktail dresses, black or blue
Jazz/ Blues fitted trouser suit and trilby hat

Technical Requirements: Electric sockets need to be near to the stage and as the piano is heavy, ground level venues are favoured. Please provide parking for a small van near to where the keyboard is to be lifted into the venue and please provide at least one strong porter to help lift the keyboard. Sam requires a room to change in.

Repertoire Includes:

Pop

You’re Beautiful As You Feel, Carole King
Will you still love me tomorrow, Carole King
Too hard to handle,Black Crow’s
Don’t worry be happy, Bobby McFesrrin
Little Wing, Jimi-Hendrix
You do something, Paul Weller
Gasoline Alley, Rod Stewart
Sunny Afternoon, The Kinks
Blue, Joni Mitchell
River, Joni Mitchell
For Free, Joni Mitchell
Sunday Morning, Maroon 5
Money Don’t Matter, Prince
Purple Rain, Prince
Fields Of Gold, Eva Cassidy
It don’t matter anymore, Eva Cassidy
Don’t think twice, Bob Dylan
Blowin’ in the wind, Bob Dylan
Like a rolling stone, Bob Dylan
Serve somebody, Bob Dylan
Knocking On Heavens Door, Bob Dylan
Where is your love, Scissor Sisters
No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley
Redemption Songs, Bob Marley
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
Get Back, Beatles
Help from my friends, Beatles
Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Why Didn’t You Call Me, Macy Gray
I Try, Macy Gray
Nothing Compares To You, Sinead O’Connor
Every Breath You Take, Sting
Hero, Mariah Carey
Perfect Day, Lou Reed
Yesterday, Beatles
Ticket To Ride, Beatles
Hey Jude, Beatles
Across The Universe, Beatles
Let It Be, Beatles
Come Together, Beatles
Get By With A Little Help From My Friends, Beatles
We can work it out, Beatles
Que Sera Sera, Sly Stone
If You Want Me To Stay, Sly Stone, Fine Cannibals
Baker Street, Gerry Raferty
May You Never, John Martyn, Eric Clapton
Free Bird, Leonard Skynard
Sweet Home Alabama, Leonard Synard
Can’t get you outta my head, Kylie Minogue
Perfect, Eddie Reader
Close Your Eyes, James Taylor
You Got A Friend, James Taylor
Real Woman, Alicia Keys
Falling, Alicia Keys
Beautiful, Christina Aguillera
Save Me From Myself, Christina Aguillera
Sorry, Tracy Chapman ( Take That)
Talkin’ ‘bout a Revolution, Tracy Chapman
Imagine, John Lennon
Oh my love, John Lennon
Under The Bridge, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Breaking The Girl, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Everybody’s Talking At Me, Harry Nilsson
Candle In The Wind, Elton John
Closest Thing To Crazy, Katie Melua
9 million Bicycles, Katie Melua
Part of the Process, Morcheeba
Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd
Killing Me Softly, Fuggee’s
Complicated, Avril Lavigne
Bad Moon On The Rise, Clearwater Revival
Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett
Good Golly Miss Molly, Little Richard
Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
Lucky Ole Sun, Jerry Lee Lewis
Eternal Flame, Bangles
Home, Sheryl Crow
All I wanna do, Sheryl Crow
Angels, Robbie Williams
Goodbye My Lover, James Blunt
Beautiful, James Blunt
All that you dream, Lowell George
Sweet Child Of Mine, Guns n Roses
Ordinary People, John Legend
Cocoon, Jack Johnson
Times Like These, Jack Johnson
Thunder, Fleetwood Mac
Songbird, Fleetwood Mac
Oh Daddy, Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way, Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere, Fleetwood Mac
Feel Like Makin‘ Love, Bad Company
Queen and the soldier, Suzanne Vega
It must be love, Madnes
Respect, Aretha Franklyn
Say A Little Prayer, Aretha Franklyn
The House That Jack Built, Aretha Franklyn
Train Coming, Aretha Franklin
Soul Serenade, Aretha Franklyn
Natural Woman, Carole King
Son Of A Preacher Man, Dusty Springfield
Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner
Take you higher, Ike and Tina Turner
Work out fine, Ike and Tina Turner
Nutbush City Limits, Tina Turner
Inner City Blues, Curtis Mayfield
Lets Stay Together, Al Green
Take Me To The River, Al Green
Dark End Of the Street, The Commitments
Change Is Gonna Come, Otis Redding
Angel, Simply Red
Lifting Me Higher, Sam Cooke
Grapevine, Marvin Gaye
Lean On Me, Bill Withers
Dock of The Bay, Otis Redding
I just wanna make love to you, Etta James
Rather Go Blind, Etta James
Take A Piece of My Heart, Janis Joplin
Mercedez Benz, Janis Joplin
Drown In My Own Tears, Stevie Wonder
Kansas City, Memphis Slim
Fever,Peggy Lee
Hey Joe, Jimi Hendrix
Hallelujah I love him so, Ray Charles
If love was a train, Michelle Shocked
Down and Out, Bessie Smith
Boom Boom, John Lee Hooker
On the Road Again, Canned Heat
Guilty, Randy Newman
Lamp Down Low, Sam Payne
I’m in ecstacy. Sam Payne
Falling back in love with you, Lonnie Mack
St Louis Blues
Pinetop’s Boogie, Pinetop Perkin’s
5,10,15 Hours, Ruth Brown
Falling Back In Love With You, Lonnie Mack
Can’t Get Satisfied, Muddy Waters
Rambling, Robert Johnson
Midnight Hours, Scrapper Blackwell
Bumble Bea, Big Mamma Thornton
Black Rat, Big Mamma Thornton
Life Goes On, Big Mamma Thornton
Guide Me Home, Big Mamma Thornton
I’m so glad, Skip James
Good Times Roll, B.B.King
Everybody Needs Somebody, Blues Brothers
Shake A Tail Feather, Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago, Blues Brothers
Yard Dog
Let Me Love You
Georgia On My Mind, Ray Charles
All Blues, Miles Davis
Trouble in mind
Don’t know why, Nora Jones
Come Away With Me, Nora Jones
New Orlean’s Nightfall, trad
Sweet Boogie, Sam Payne
Moondance, Van Morrisson
My Baby Just Cares For Me, Nina Simone
Feeling Good, Nina Simone
Sugar In My Bowl, Nina Simone
Hold On, J.J.Cale
Trains, J.J.Cale
Cryin Mercy, Mose Allison
Don’t Explain, Billie Holiday
All Blues, Miles Davis
Trouble In Mind, Big Bill Broonzy
St Jame’s Infirmary Blues, standard
Aint Nobody’s Business, standard
You Had Me, Joss Stone
Digging On Me, Joss Stone
Choking Kind, Joss Stone
Fell In Love with a boy, Joss Stone
Some Kind of Wonderful, Joss Stone
Suddenly I see, KT Tunstall
Other Side, KT Tunstall
I wish, Stevie Wonder
Signed,sealed,delivered, Stevie Wonder
Living for the city, Stevie Wonder
So What the fuss, Stevie Wonder
Earth Move, Carole King
As Time Goes By, from Casablanca

Folk Music

Sam can also play Low D Irish Pipes which gives a different edge.

The Island, Paul Brady
Whiskey in the jar
Wild Rover
Maid of Coolmoore
Spencer the rover
The Kesh Jig
Crowley’s Reels
Hewlett
The Strayaway Child
Spencer The Rover
Only Our Rivers Run Free
The Hornpipe
Danny Boy
Factory Girl
Lakes of Ponchetrain
Planxty Irwin

Classical

Allegretto in C Minor, Beethoven
Fur Elise, Beethoven
Sonata in G Minor, Op49 No 1, Beethoven
Sonata in G Major, Beethoven
Traumerei, Schumann
Kinderszenen, Schumann
Sonata in C, Mozart
Dream, Bloch
Gigue in G Minor, Handel
Landscapes, Sibelius
The Blacksmith

Testimonials:

“Sam is the ultimate professional, who played fantastic sets at my wedding which took place in august 2007.she took the time to find out what we really wanted to make our day complete, and i would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone.she is talented and a wonderfully warm lady whom it was an absolute pleasure to deal with. My husband and i regularly eat at the living room in leeds on sundays and always enjoy sams varied sets, infact this was where we first heard her play.”
- Private Client

“A young talent whose music is soaked in sophistication yet hot enough to fire all emotions.”
- Daily Mail

“The cool jazzy music has a harder undercurrent, mirroring sam’s slinky voice. Real talent doesn’t come along often but Sam is the goods”.
- French Radio

“Her music stretches from blues and rock through to salsa, African rhythms and hip-hop. She invites you to dream, creating a sound like a velvet carpet”.
- Reinsche Post, Germany

“I have organised over 30 international blues festivals in the uk and europe., including the national burnley blues festival and the great british rhythm & blues festival since the late 1980’s. i have known sam payne as a performer since she was about 15 yrs old. she is without doubt one of the best female piano based blues influenced, performers in the uk. her own material is excellent, she is one of the musician’s who could have made it to the top of the music scene aka katy melua but she just has not made the right business connections so far . i have no hesitation in recommending the quality of her performances.”
- Private Client

"Sam was great, we had a couple of singers in our party, so it worked really well having the spare mic...so that was fantastic. Thanks as always"
- Dock Gate Events (via Contraband)

Previous Clients Include:

BBC Radio 2
Ronnie Scott’s, Birmingham
The Living Room Group
The Radisson Hotel Group
Limavady Jazz n Blues Festival
Lord Haughey
Chiswick House
Temple Hall
The British Pharmaceutical Society
Metmann Jazz n Blues Festival

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