Pianist in Adelaide, SA
- Travels Nationwide
- From $200 to $1,000
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The relaxing sound of the piano can help you create the perfect ambience for your event or venue.
Rich Batsford created Classically Chilled piano - choosing the finest piano music from a whole range of styles including Standards, Classical, TV and Film Themes, Jazz, Sixties and Classic Pop.
Uniquely, Rich also features a number of his beautiful and enjoyable original compositions combining years of classical training with an accessible contemporary flavor, they have been played on ABC Classic FM and have been streamed online 18 Million times.
Beautiful relaxing piano music in a variety of styles.
With regular bookings in venues such as Adelaide Convention Centre, Chateau Tanunda and Regattas Bistro, Rich Batsford performs across the state of South Australia and beyond, presenting music that’s relaxing, beautiful and very easy to enjoy.
• "the ultimate aid for relaxation" The Music Quarter
A very experienced musician, Rich has been performing solo piano professionally for over a decade as well as playing previously in charting pop bands and singing in the chorus of a major Symphony Orchestra.
For his corporate, events, weddings and functions performances, Rich has created Classically Chilled piano, artfully honed sets of up to four hours featuring carefully selected Standards, Classical, TV and Film Themes, Jazz, Sixties and Classic Pop.
Uniquely, Rich also features a number of his beautiful and enjoyable original compositions combining years of classical training with an accessible contemporary flavor, they have begun to enter the national consciousness following frequent airings on ABC Classic FM and have been streamed online 18 million times.
Please enjoy this sampler of Rich performing his wonderful original compositions, and here performing highlights of the music of the world’s most popular living piano composer, Ludovico Einaudi.
Key performances include the UK’s Big Chill and Gigbeth Festivals, the Edinburgh and Melbourne Fringes and a very successful run at the Adelaide Fringe (rated Outstanding Show by Fringe Review) with sell outs in the beautiful and iconic venue of Ayers House.
Don’t worry if your venue doesn't have a piano on site, Rich also plays a portable and independently powered Roland FP4 digital piano with a wonderful sound, and amplification.
• "A mix of well balanced energy and serenity" Kryztoff Magazine
“Rich is such a professional, and a pleasure to work with. Guests are always so appreciative of his skill and repertoire. He has the ability of making a dull room come to life, the music is always sensational”
Cassie Ferret, Chateau Tanaunda
“The music for our dinner was excellent and many commented on how fantastic he was. I would recommend Rich to anyone thinking of hiring a pianist.” Allison Tonks, Ego Pharmaceuticals
“Rich helped create a wonderful atmosphere for our guests with his warm, relaxing and very enjoyable music. We were so pleased with his service, we booked him again and are looking forward to having him return soon.”
Giovanna Toldi, Adelaide Convention Centre
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I prefer to play a piano (you can hire one from Brighton Pianos), but I do have a digital piano with amplification and battery power so I can be completely self contained if required. Please state whether you want me to provide my digital piano when you request a quote.
Younger than Springtime
I Talk to the Trees
Come Rain or Come Shine
Fly Me to the Moon
I Could Write a Book
I Get a Kick Out of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
My Funny Valentine
You Make Me Feel So Young
Without a Song
Bach Prelude 1
Beethoven Adagio from Pathetique Sonata
Delibes Flower Duet from ‘Lakme’
Schumann Traumerei (Dreaming)
Chopin Etude No 3 (theme from)
Chopin Raindrop Prelude (theme from)
Time to Say Goodbye (Bocelli, Brightman)
The Beatles (some in jazzy arrangements):
Long and Winding Road
Strawberry Fields Forever
Nowhere Man, All My Loving
Yesterday, Hey Jude
With a Little Help From My Friends
La Vie en Rose
Stairway to the Stars
In the Mood
As Time Goes By
It Ain’t Necessarily So
And the Angels Sing
By the Time I get to Phoenix
Whiter Shade of Pale
Try a Little Tenderness
Time of Your Life
Song for Guy (Elton John)
Just the Way You Are
God Only Knows
Ballad Pour Adeline (Richard Clayderman)
Nocturne (Billy Joel)
You Raise Me Up
All of Me (John Legend)
Film and TV Themes:
Angela (theme from ‘Taxi’)
Hill Street Blues Theme
Theme from M*A*S*H
Over the Rainbow
Sound of Music
Rose from Titanic
You Belong to Me (Shrek)
Danny Boy (Memphis Belle)
River Runs Through You (Twilight)
Can you Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
Ludovico Einaudi (contemporary piano):
Le Onde, Dolce Droga,
Dietro Casa La Nascita,
Berlin Song, Julia,
I Due Fiumi, Stella Del Mattino,
I Giorni, Come un Fiore
America, The Boxer
Bridge over Troubled Water
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)
I am a Rock, Still Crazy After All These Years
Beautiful and relaxing original compositions
as heard on ABC Classic FM.
Sets of up to Four Hours.
I have public liability insurance.