Beth’s Boogie Woogie

This commission was a challenge! I’ve never attempted to play Boogie Woogie before, let alone compose a song in this style. Not to be beaten by a challenge, I duly worked my way through a few Youtube tutorials before attempting my own take on the genre. I really enjoyed the process, but it’s an incredibly difficult playing style. I hope Beth likes the piece, and thank you for your kind donation to Cancer Research UK, Mike Taylor!

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Upbeat Soul

This piece is a birthday gift for Clare Proctor, as a result of a kind donation to Cancer Research UK by her parents, Val and Mark Barnes. Clare likes a variety of popular singers and bands, and I’ve tried to crystallise them into a piano piece. Quite tricky without lyrics and without copying someone else’s music! This is my best attempt at being cool and hip!

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Smiling Through the Rain

My friend Jo commissioned this piece for her sister, who sadly passed away on 21st March 2020 with cancer. Jo’s commission fee has gone straight to Cancer Research UK. Although I only met Karen a few times when she was a teenager, I know that she remained incredibly brave and positive during her illness, hence the title. And through the emotion of the music there is hopefully a feeling of positivity. Please click here if you’d like to make a donation to Cancer Research UK.

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