YOU CAN ALSO FIND AN AUTO-ENQUIRY/REPLY FORM ON PAGE 4 TO GET IN TOUCH!

A FEW RECENT TESTIMONIALS .......
2024 ... a [loud  and vocal] quote [with his enthusiastic permission] from Brian,  an senior resident at Allonsfield House Care Home, Campsea Ashe ... when, at the end of the entertainment the assembled residents were asked, by an entering member of staff,  'How was that?' ...  "BLOODY MARVELLOUS!"  [... a bit of an overstatement however ...!]
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2024 ... from a Wentworth Hotel resident ... following a dinner  ... 
 "Dear Nick, We so appreciate playing and your allowing me to join in with a couple of numbers [at The Wentworth Hotel, Aldeburgh 01728 452312] - Thank you so much. It adds a little something special for us both if I can sing,  and I do so enjoy singing to your playing. We got some lovely feedback at breakfast the next  morning and it opened the door for far more conversations and meeting of people - a real ice-breaker. See you next year!" R.T.
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2024 ... quote ... from a lovely Care Home resident with Alzheimer's in Campsea Ashe:-
"TODAY I FOUND MYSELF SINGING LOTS OF SONGS I'D FORGOTTEN I KNEW"
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2024 ... a comment by Sir Humphrey Burton CBE [music television presenter, broadcaster, director, producer, impresario, lecturer and biographer of musicians and more] at  a recent "Charity 1940's Tea Party"  at Theberton, Suffolk:-     "KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING, NICK ... DON'T CHANGE A THING!"
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I PROVIDE MY OWN DIGITAL PIANO!! 

...... some Private functions are  NOT listed by request ......
I prefer to  provide my own Digital Concert Piano ... that way I can be located anywhere at any  time [...indoors or outdoors...] and make a guaranteed, top-quality, full grand-piano sound.
I have long power leads [65m +] ... or access to a generator if really remote! ..... 

THIS WEBSITE IS UPDATED AFTER EVERY EVENT/BOOKING

.... with many bookings still to come for 2024 ... TBC=to be confirmed


                                      2024... DEC 2024 -JAN 2025 NOT FULLY SORTED YET

Apr 26th Fri/12noon     Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh 


May 3rd Fri/3pm   Teatime with Music     Cavell Manor Woodbridge

  
May 16th Thu/2.30pm Tea Party + piano   Grove Court  Woodbridge 

May 23rd Thu/6.30pm  Grand Garden Tour [Final PVT Dinner]    Wentworth Hotel

May 28th Tue/2.30pm   Cup-of-tea/Piano Allonsfield   Campsea Ashe


May 31st
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh


Jun 19th 
Wed/2.30pm  
Cup-of-Tea with Music Woodbridge L
odge W/b


Jun 25th Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe 


Jul 18th Thur/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


July 20th
Sat/3.30-5pm   [pvt] 90th Garden Tea Party   Southwold


Jul 23rd 
Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe


Jul 26th
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh 


Aug 22nd
 Thur/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


Aug 27th 
Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe


Aug 30th
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh


Sep 18th
 Wed/2.30pm    Cup-of-Tea + Music  at
 Woodbridge Lodge


Sep 19th 
Thur/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


Sep 17th 
Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe 


Sep 27th
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh 


Sep 30th Thu/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


Oct 22nd 
Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe


Oct 30th
 Thur/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


Oct 31st
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh


Nov 21st
 Thur/2.30pm   Tea Party + piano  Grove Court  Woodbridge


Nov 26th Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe


Nov 29th
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh 

December is not sorted at all!!






Dec 
Tue/2.30pm Tea, Cake and Music Allonsfield Ho. Campsea Ashe


Dec
 Fri/2.30pm     
Singalong/Tea    Garrett House, Aldeburgh 


                                            2025
Jan 1st Wed/from 6.30pm  New Year's Day Dinner   at The Wentworth Hotel

                          ... this is a 'special' for New Year Residents only ... Booking essential ...

       I AM SOMETIMES ABLE TO FIT IN 2 DIFFERENT EVENTS IN A DAY ... SO PLEASE ASK ...

      [IT DEPENDS ON TIMES & DISTANCES] EVEN IF IT LOOKS LIKE I'M ALREADY BOOKED
                                              ... up to 3.5hrs playing in a day ...

JUST FOUND ON FACEBOOK! [2024].... "Pianist, Nick Raison, is one of our most popular and regular entertainers at Garrett House since 2010. A highly experienced solo performer and accompanist, Nick's repertoire is mainly from 'The Great American Songbook' era from the 1920's but he also has a huge variety of tunes which can be played ... and two favourites that our residents often request and love to sing to are' Daisy Daisy' and 'Over The Rainbow".
Nick has a delightful rapport with our residents and when they see any chairs being moved, they immediately ask if it's to make room for the lovely Mr Raison's piano."

 

COCKTAIL  PIANIST...FOR... 

Wedding Receptions, Drinks Parties, Dinners, Banquets, Care Homes, Cocktail Parties, Birthdays, Residential Homes, Funerals/Wakes,  Conferences/ Business/Corporate Functions, Tea Parties, Public Functions, Private Parties, Private Hotel Parties/Meals ....... or just for the pleasure of soirées musicales/thés dansants and the music of a Golden Era for composers and lyricists.  

Perfect, too, for your sitting-room or dining room or ballroom perhaps? Recently I have performed in a passageway and a summer-house/posh-garden-shed and in various Livery Halls in the City and among the beach-huts at Southwold and on a lake island!

I HAVE A HIGH-QUALITY DIGITAL PIANO WITH A REAL CONCERT GRAND TONE. EXCELLENT FOR INDOORS, HALL, MARQUEE,OPEN-AIR, ETC.           POWERFUL OR quiet 

For more information, cost etc ...
Please email [info@nickraison.co.uk] & I will reply with a simple 'What-I-charge' document ... with no follow-up contact ... unless requested!
(It would be useful for you to first check my availability on this website):-
Email info@nickraison.co.uk 
or Google "nick raison" and follow various links.

RECOMMENDATIONS .... WITH WHOM I SOMETIMES WORK :-

http://www.thecrownatwoodbridge.co.uk

http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk

www.thorpeness.co.uk

www.thedrapers.co.uk

http://www.wentworth-aldeburgh.com

www.eastongrange.co.uk

www.skinnershall.com

www.butleypriory.co.uk

www.mrtimsaxophone

www.garretthouse.co.uk

www.efhl.co.uk/locations/suffolk-woodbridge

www.uffordpark.co.uk

www.hintleshamhall.co.uk

...AND MANY MORE LINKS BY GOOGLING "nick raison" (with the inverted commas) ....

.... and click on 'IMAGES' too!


... see 'Navigation' at top of this page

Every listing marked  ... "TBC"   ... means "To Be Confirmed" Many Residential Homes enjoy visitors during my performances but .....
contact the venue first, please!          

  http// WWW.NICKRAISON.CO.UK   NICK RAISON is a highly experienced solo performer and accompanist with a repertoire mainly from “The Great American Songbook” era from the 1920, 30's, 40's's ... and slowing down just BEFORE Rock 'n Roll/Skiffle etc. You are pretty unlikely to hear anything from today's Top 40! He has a wide-ranging repertoire (... repetitions by request only) playing for up to 5 hours at a time. His style is 'free and easy' with a hint of "Charlie Kunz", "Hutch" [without the voice!] and "Carroll Gibbons". For Cocktail Piano Music and Ambient Music he plays  working around a song-list of about 750+ song titles. The total repertoire extends well beyond this.  If specific songs are requested for special occasions (eg bride's entrance, birthdays, wakes etc) these can often be included … with enough warning .  He plays at about 100+ widely varied 'gigs' per year.  www.nickraison.co.uk 

TUXEDO JAZZ     

  http://www.nickraison.co.uk

CLICK THE LINK HERE  V  FOR A 1m 10s 
AUDIO/VIDEO CLIP!                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBTXQZMjUgU

and EASTON GRANGE      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS1Xdl6gSlw

A Garden Wedding  ... pianist in the distance!
Miranda Raison ... at a rehearsal
Photograph above .... actress daughter Miranda Raison at Buckingham Palace
.... just after a Garden Wedding ceremony ... with OUTDOOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT [see Right/distant corner for outdoor pianist!]

               Photo:-  www.winstonsanders.co.uk

 
  NICK RAISON ... at the Piano

to be found ...  on-stage + gardens + tents + churches
   + fields + roof-tops + boudoirs + hallways + clubs + dining-rooms + gardens + trailers +
marquees +  concert halls + sitting-rooms + pubs
+ passages + streets + cellars + riverboats + front parlours + balconies + town squares + hotels + galleries etc + beaches etc
[.... these are all genuine locations where I have played ...]

 

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