Smooth singer/piano player, jazz, Latin, lounge, 60s. Solo - 8 piece. Started in Elton John's UK restaurant. Very experienced. Also actor, urbane presenter, English accent.
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Singer / pianist Lionel Robinson comes from London,
where he reckons to have played most of the music venues
from Ronnie Scott’s to the Hammersmith Odeon.
Since he began his professional career as the resident pianist
in Elton John’s restaurant, “Friends”,
Lionel has toured extensively in the UK & Europe
and even played for several members of the Royal Family.
He has a style of his own. The sound he describes as “a blend of
cocktail jazz and Latin lounge, definitely very sixties.”
Lionel combines original material with cool classics from the likes of Sinatra, Bacharach and Jobim.
Since coming to Australia sixteen years ago
his engaging style and easy rapport with audiences
have earned him residencies and return engagements at numerous venues including the Sheraton Mirage (Port Douglas),
Kingfisher Bay (Fraser Island), the Ritz-Carlton Osaka (Japan),
the Sheraton on the Park, the Park Hyatt,
the Basement, Star City, Café Sydney
and the Manly, Thredbo & Noosa Jazz Festivals.
Lionel’s latest album, “Polar Bears in the Snow”, is a collection of originals & covers dear to his heart, with a distinctly Latin flavour.
At a gig of Lionel’s last year, legendary composer Paul Williams complimented him on his songwriting, adding “If I had a voice like that I’d have had a recording career!”
“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”- Confucius
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