Matthew Bason

Singer, Pianist, Producer

Northampton, United Kingdom
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Selection from "Oklahoma"

Matthew Bason - Vocals

Physical Details

Height:
167 cm / 5ft 6in
Eye color:
Brown
Weight:
70 kg / 154 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits & experience

2016
  • Big Wok, Birmingham : On the team of resident pianists - contract ends June 2016
  • Hand and Spear, Weybridge : January to June - one of the resident pianists (Saturday nights)
  • Allen Organs UK : Concert artiste and demonstrator at UK music festivals (classical and theatre organs)
2015
  • Big Wok, Birmingham : On the team of resident pianists (Thursdays to Sundays) - up to June 2016
  • Allen Organs UK : Concert artiste and demonstrator at UK music festivals (classical and theatre organs)
2014
  • Allen Organs UK : Concert artiste and demonstrator at UK music festivals (classical and theatre organs)
2013
  • WW1 & WW2 Tribute show : with vocalist Pete Wayre - up to February 2016
  • Allen Organs UK : Concert artiste and demonstrator at UK music festivals (classical and theatre organs)
2012
  • Piano-Vocalist, Thoresby Hall, Ollerton : playing jazz, standards and light classics at Thoresby Hall, part of the Warners Leisure chain, Ollerton, UK - up to November 2012
2011
  • Piano-Vocalist, Thoresby Hall, Ollerton : Piano and Vocals, playing jazz, standards and light classics at Thoresby Hall, part of the Warners Leisure chain - up to November 2012
2009
  • Music and Comedy duo with Richard C. Parker : Formed duo with established comedian-vocalist Richard C. Parker - up to 2012
  • Radio Days Big Band : Pianist - Up to May 2011
  • USA Organ concert tour : CA, AZ, USA
  • Pianist, Althorp House, Northampton : Pianist in season and special christmas openings. Solo pianist for the afternoon/evening teas, brunches and lunches forming part of the house tour.
2008
  • USA Organ concert tour : CA, NV, AZ, USA
  • Pianist, Althorp House, Northampton : Pianist in season and special christmas openings. Solo pianist for the afternoon/evening teas, brunches and lunches forming part of the house tour.
2007
  • USA Organ concert tour : WI, USA
2006
  • Resident Pianist, Kettering Park Spa, Kettering, Northamptonshire : Resident Pianist; entertainment Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday lunchtimes in the lounge-bar area. Also regular “private functions” both as a soloist and with another instrumentalist or vocalist. From January 2006 to February 2008
2002
  • University of Reading : BA(Ed) Honours degree Music and Education
2000
  • Resident Musician & Musical Director, Ashorne Hall, Warwick : Pianist and Organist playing for solo concerts, vintage cinema shows, accompanying and directing cabaret acts throughout the year and for the Christmas shows, providing music for dances and performing a one-man musical variety show. June 2000 to May 2003
1997
  • Resident Pianist, The French Horn, Steppingly, Bedfordshire : Playing jazz/light classics for 4 hours each Saturday. 2 year contract
1996
  • Resident Team Pianist, Sopwell House, St. Albans, UK : Playing 4 hours per day Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. On the team from April 1996 to December 2004
1994
  • Began to take on freelance music work : Solo Pianist, Piano-Vocalist, pipe and electronic organ concerts, UK and Europe shows, accompanying, MD, teaching, duos, bands - ongoing

Music

Keyboard ability

Expert


Vocal ability

Lead singer


Vocal range

Baritone


Producer ability

Intermediate


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Influences: Anything And Everything

I am a freelance Pianist, Piano-Vocalist and Organist with over 20 years experience.

My experience encompasses concerts, private and corporate functions, theatre-pits, solo and choral accompanying and playing piano/keyboards in bands.

I also have a lot of experience with long-term residences (listed in the "Experience" section).

I have travelled all over the U.K. and surrounding isles to play solo concerts and shows, and continue to do so, with bookings being made up to 2 years in advance. I have also played solo concerts in the U.S.A. and mainland Europe.

I studied Music and Education at the University of Reading, graduating in 2002.

Current Work:
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*Pianist & Piano-Vocalist
*Pipe and Electronic Organ Concerts
*Freelance accompanist
*Church Organist for weddings, services and funerals
*The “Matthew Bason Music Show”
(a multi-instrumental and vocal 2 hour concert performed at venues in the UK and abroad)

I have a vast repertoire of music covering many styles.

I can read music, play by ear and improvise.

I am reliable, professional and well presented.

I have PAT tested equipment (including speakers, mixer, cable and radio microphones), public liability insurance and a full, clean UK driving licence.

I have a current passport and never been denied visas.

I have an enhanced CRB clearance check for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Willing and able to travel long distances.

To contact me, please email matthew@matthewbason.co.uk or call:
01933 420130
07743 134301

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