Jacques Steyn  
Performances
• Music and multimedia productions in theatres - State theatre, arts festivals
• Intimate: soirées
• Special occassions: private functions, weddings, birthdays
• Rock festivals, blues festivals
Repertoire
• 300+ songs in different styles
Genres
• Cross-over classics
• folk, rock, blues, jazz, Latin, international pop
Execution
• Soloist, a capella, choir, cabaret, bands
Live
• Vocals, keyboards, keytar, guitar, virtual band, percussion
• English, French, Spanish, Italian

I have a repertoire of about 300 songs, most for which I have orchestrated background music to give it a bit of a diferent slant than the originals - my own touch.

I perform in the following genres

My playlist includes, among others, music made popular by

I play the following instruments and sing along...


Genres

  • Ligh pop classics (along the lines of Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli)
  • Pop Rock
  • Jazzy Rock
  • Blues (Texas Blues; Chicago Blues)
  • Music theater (musicals such as Mame, pantomime)
  • Cabaret (continental cabaret - social critique)

Voice

  • Natural harmonizer
  • A Capella
  • Ballad
  • Rock-n-Blues
  • Jazz - scatting
  • Classiek: romantic baritone
  • Choir

Instruments

  • Keys
    • Piano
    • Organ
    • Harsichord
    • Synthesizer (MIDI, as well as building own sounds)
  • Guitar
    • Finger picking, finger style (also arpeggio), picking, hybrid
    • Some lead playing - not on axe-man standard
  • Light percussion
    • Bongos
    • Cabasa
    • Guiro
    • Kalimba
    • Maracas
    • Tambourine
    • Wood block

Compositions, Arranging, Orchestration

  • Compositions in popular genres
  • Arrangement - e.g. jazzed up Beatle songs for production: Beatle Jam
  • Orchestration
    • E.g. rock-classic cross-over
    • MIDI orchestration - e.g. backtracks for cabarets
    • Soundtrack for stage productions

Programs

Apart from performing my own compositions, I perform well-known international hits in these different programs:

  • Up close and personal. A 2 hour journey through all-time favorites, and the stories behind them. Goes particularly well with wine...
  • Served chilled. Easy Listening - a mixture of genres ranging from folk, pop, ballads and cross-over light classics
  • Timeless. Light Classics and timeless ballads - crossover music
  • Golden Oldies - popular music of the past 100 years
  • Smooth Beatles with a Twist - famous and lesser known Beatles' songs
  • Just keys - lounge and piano bar

Testimonials

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