Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brad the piano guy - Scottish Canadian Piano Vocal Entertainer

Brad performing solo piano on Saga Sapphire cruise ship

Brad Moodie is a Scottish Canadian piano vocalist entertainer, based between Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Edinburgh, Scotland. Brad's musical training started at age 10 with private piano lessons. He played trumpet for ten years with Calgary’s Westwinds Musical Society, and he also played in a number of musical theatre productions, including Fiddler On The Roof, Man Of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Oliver, and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury & HMS Pinafore.
Brad performing solo piano on Saga Sapphire cruise ship

In 2005 he started the musical group 'Round Midnight in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This was a seven-piece band playing easy listening jazz music for wedding cocktail receptions, restaurants and corporate events in Southern Alberta.
'Round Midnight in Calgary, Alberta cerca 2007

In December 2008 he moved to Costa Rica and started the musical group Los Mojitos, playing bass guitar for jazz, latin & bossa nova music in restaurants and for destination beach weddings.
Los Mojitos in Costa Rica

Brad then had the opportunity to perform for a three-month hotel contract at Genting Highlands Resort in Malaysia in August 2013, with US jazz vocalist Sabrina Tutstone. This contract included an opening set for the famous US singer/songwriter 
James Ingram and his band.
The Sabrina Tutstone Quartet with James Ingram

Then in January 2014, Brad teamed up with vocalist Sofia Balogh from Budapest to form the duo Smooth & Swing, for a three-month contract at The Crown Plaza Hotel in Jordan, in The Middle East. In July 2015 Brad and Sofia then received another contract to perform as a duo in Doha, Qatar for six months at The Radisson Blu Hotel.
Smooth & Swing Duo with Sofia Balogh

Brad now mostly performs on cruise ships as a solo pianist/vocalist. His first ship was on a European river cruise with Scenic Cruises in March 2016, followed by four Mediterranean cruise contracts onboard the Thomson Spirit, Thomson Celebration and Thomson Dream cruise ships (now called Marella). Then Brad performed multiple contracts with Saga on the Saga Sapphire, Saga Pearl II and Spirit Of Discovery cruise ships between 2017 and early 2020.

Brad has completed his STCW Safety Training and has current ENG1 Medical and Yellow Fever certificates, and a British Seaman’s Book. 

Best suited for elegant bars and lounges, Brad specializes in classic pop songs from the 1950s to 1980s, ballroom dance music, jazz standards, and when required, can play easy-listening instrumentals for background music. Sing-alongs and name-that-tune quizzes are also very popular when he is performing, and with a repertoire of 1000 songs, Brad enjoys taking requests. 

He has a Canadian passport and also a British passport, and is available for long term contracts in hotels in Asia and on cruise ships.

Sing-along fun in the piano bar

Solo piano instrumentals

Party music for dancing

'60s sing-along

Sing-along fun with guest opera singers

Easy-listening piano & vocals

Solo piano instrumentals

Piano & vocals acoustic-style

You can contact Brad at bradmoodie@gmail.com