A Spectacular Evening of Piano Fireworks!
One-handed, two-handed, three-handed, four...
Upside down, back to front and so much more!
Expect the unexpected as two outstanding pianists, composers and musical mavericks –
Andrew D. Brewis and Gareth Giles – team up for an evening of pianoforte pyrotechnics.
The piano is perhaps the most versatile instrument we have, and has been used to make us
laugh, cry and ponder by artists as diverse as Paganini, Victor Borge and Elton John.
Now, Andrew and Gareth marry their experience and virtuosity to take you on a magical
musical tour of all the greats, ancient and modern. So whether you’re longing to hear Grieg’s
Piano Concerto played the way it should be, Chopin as it really shouldn’t, or you just want to
rock out to Jerry Lee Lewis or turkey-trot with Winifred Atwell, this is the night out for you.
From Mozart to Motown, from Rachmaninov to Rock ’n’ Roll, prepare to celebrate the kings
(and unsung queens) of the piano keyboard with two of its undisputed masters.
Andrew D. Brewis is one of Britain’s most experienced jazz pianists. In a career of more than
30 years, he’s played for events at The Ivy, The Savoy, The Café Royal and The Ritz,
performed in cabaret in London, New York and Cape Town, and served as resident pianist at
the prestigious Wentworth Club for 14 years. As a singer-songwriter he draws particular
inspiration from the likes of Cole Porter, Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hart; at
the moment he is working on material for two musical theatre productions and his sixth
album of Christian music. When not fooling around on the piano with Gareth, he also plays
pianist William Blezard in a national tour of Choice Grenfell with his theatre company, Kick In
The Head Productions.
Gareth Giles is a classically trained pianist and organist who studied at the Royal College of
Music. Like Andrew, he’s entertained celebrities as a function pianist, including Henry
Mancini, Johnny Mathis and Tony Curtis. As an expert accompanist, he’s worked with John
Rutter, Sir David Willcocks and Sir Richard Stilgoe in some of London’s biggest concert halls,
and he’s played the organ in 17 different UK cathedrals. He’s also a composer, with seven
children’s cantatas and over 40 other works – including carols, sacred and secular music and
orchestral pieces – to his name. Gareth has also been a music teacher and is passionate
about the role of music in the education of children and young adults with special needs.