Stuart Collingwood, Pianist
Stuart Collingwood has been playing Piano as a professional for over 20 years and has worked all over the World with many stars of the entertainment world . Some of the artists he has worked with include:- Bob Monkhouse, Gerard Kenny, Little and Large, Ken Dodd, The Nolans, Peter Grant, Brotherhood of man, Norman Wisdom, Stan Boardman, Chubby Brown, John Miles, Gary Wilmot, Claire Sweeney, Cheryl Tweedy (Cheryl Cole), Brian Johnson (ACDC) and Tim Healy among many others. Also regular engagements as a Musical Director with P&O and on Queen Mary 2. Stuart also from 2004 has worked as a Musical Director for Tony Christie, and has played on many TV shows including Top of the pops, GMTV, CDUK, Queenmania, Best Party songs ever (BBC) Des and Mel and BBC News with the hit single "Is This the Way to Amarillo" , also for the Variety Club of Great Britain at the Grosvenor House London in front of special guest Michael Caine and a performance at The Royal Albert Hall. Also with Tony Christie at many festivals, including T4 in the Park, Guidfest, Rimpellrock in Belgium and the V festival in front of 65,000 people! He has recently recorded albums with John Miles (writer of "Music" was my first love) called "Big Band John" also on an ITV special, with singer Jason Issacs on his album "Fever"( Winner of the Alan Titchmarch "Crooner " contest in March 2010) And Tony Christie amongst many others and appears on Tonys “Live at the V festival DVD” in 2005. In 2010 Stuart also appeared in comedian Bobby Pattinson,s DVD "Just Joking" as advertised on TV. Stuart also enjoys playing Solo Piano at many Weddings and Occasions across the United Kingdom.


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         Teaching
   Stuart is Resident Jazz Piano Tutor at Newcastle University. He is also available for Private tuition in Jazz Piano.

         Restaurant and Corporate Functions and House Parties!
   Stuart has worked as a Pianist in many of the countrys most famous hotels and restaurants including The Dorchester and Grosvenor House in Londons West End, The Belfry, Forest of Arden and Gleneagles and St Andrews in Scotland. Also most of the Norths leading venues like Wynyard Hall, Marriott Gosforth Park (Resident Pianist for 3 years) Royal County Hotel, Durham (Resident Pianist for 6 years)and De Vere Slaley Hall, Hexham where he played as resident Pianist and also booked the Christmas program of entertainment for 5 years, including supplying the Jazz trios and 6 piece Bands for the Hotel.
Stuart has his own Digital Piano and JBL P.A system and can set up easily in a house or Patio for a Birthday Party, Anniversary or Special occasion. Garden parties are also catered for if the weather is fine and the Piano can be set up outside, see TESTIMONIALS page
 As well as Solo Piano (Stuart also sings), any line up from a Duo with a Female Vocalist or Saxophone player or a Trio with Double Bass and Saxophone to a full Big Band can be booked.

         Below is a sample of some of Stuarts's recent and future functions and events
 

  June 2013
  Playing at Newcastle City Hall with John miles, and Brian Johnson (AC/DC)

  April 2013
  Newcastle City Hall with Crooner Jason Isaacs

  March 31 2013
  Solo piano at Browns restaurant, Grey St , Newcastle upon tyne 1-5pm

  March 28 2013
  Solo piano at Browns, Grey street , Newcastle 6-10pm

  April 1st 2013
  Cherry tree Jesmond with Girl Vocalist

  April 5 2013
  Saltburn Jazz club with Saxophonist Sue ferris

  7th February 2011
  at Billingham forum with " one night in Vegas"

  January 2011
  Playing Solo Piano at the new Virgin Money Headquarters for Richard Branson at the launch event in Gosforth

  23rd January 2012
  Cherry Tree, Jesmond with my trio & singer Tasha Seale

  January 2011
  I will be appearing withThe British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Customs house, South Shields on 14th with a Strauss gala

  November 20 2011
  with Singer Ruth Lambert in the Tivoli Restuarant, Fenwicks, Newcastle, playing for jazz brunch (Open to public)

  November 7th 2011
  Tasha Seale ( lead in Mamma Mia) with my Trio at the Cherry tree Jesmond

  October 29 2011
  with Gina Pontoni at Hartlepool Borough Hall

  AUGUST 22 2011
  Playing at Cherry tree , Jesmond with Mo Harold 8 till 10pm

  AUGUST 8th 2011
  Playing at Cherry tree with Ruth Lambert 8 till 10pm

  June 2011
  With Bobby Pattison, Whitley Bay Playhouse

  June 2011
  Celebrity Golf day, Carden Park ,Cheshire

  May 2011
  Miss Sunderland with Chameleon and Steve Walls

  April 30 2011
  Whitley Bay playhouse with Rat Pack show

  April 2011
  Playing at Bobby Robson Cancer Foundation charity at Rockliffe Hall with Alan Shearer and NUFC.

  March 2011
  Appearing with John Miles and Joe Mcelderry at Theatre Royal , Newcastle

  February 2011
  with Elvis (Lee memphis king) in Sunderland

  January 2011
  I will be appearing withThe British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Customs house, South Shields on 22nd with a Strauss gala

  November 22th and 24
  Fenwicks customer evenings with trio

  November 28 2010
  Gusto, Newcastle with Jazz Trio

  November 2010
  Elvis,,!! Lee memphis king, Stoke

  December 2010
  Jason Issacs, Newcastle city hall

  October 2010
  Motown show, Darlington civic

  October 2010
  "Westenders" at Alnwick playhouse

  Sept 2010
  Recording DVD "JUST JOKING" at Customs house with comic Bobby Pattison, available in HMV.

  April 2010
  Jason Issacs at Durham Gala Theatre

  March 5 -15 2010
  Tour of Holland with "The Westenders"

  March 2010
  27th at 1pm at the Sage International Jazz festival with Extreme Measures

  January 2010
  playing show with singer John Miles (Music was my first love) in Manchester

  January 2010
  Cherry Tree Jesmond 25th with singer Mo Harold,

  January 2009
  Recording sessions with Singer Steve Womack.

  February 2009
  Stuarts Trio played a Jazz night at the Side Cafe, Newcastle Quayside.

  March 2009
  Played at The Gateshead International Jazz Festival with Noel Dennis Quartet

  April 2009
  Appeared with International Vocalist Peter Grant at the New Tyne Theatre ,Newcastle

  May 2009
  With the London West End Singing Group The "Westenders" at the Buccleuch Theatre in Langholm, Scotland

  November 2009
  With the London West End Singing Group The "Westenders" at Twickenham Rugby ground