Here are some photos of some of the great musicians and performers I’ve been lucky to share a stage with:
This was fun: a Rat Pack tribute show with a bunch of killin’ Miami players and the Rat Pack likes of Sebastian Anzaldo, Andy DiMino and Lambus Dean. It was cool, pallie, real cool
It’s always exciting performing with the exceptional Beverly Durand and Curtis Collins, even while trying not to murder the Chopin
Musical power couple Laszlo and Claudia – still some of my favorite people to have worked with. I will always remember their professionalism, respect and encouragement
Everyone loves an Irish show, particularly with the phenomenal Ian Cooper and sweethearted Sarah Hayes in it
In a band with the great Ed Calle! And what a kind and humble guy he is
An “impromptu” performance of Nessun Dorma with Paul Potts
With Caitlin Smith, in all her style and effortless mastery, and the Auckland Jazz Orchestra, doing some Duke
Goofing around backstage with the amazing Filip Wojciechowski
Grooving hard on a main stage with a previous band of mine, ‘Rojak’, at the 2010 Mission Bay Jazz festival 2, held in Auckland, New Zealand
Jamming some Dixieland down in the atrium with the Crystal Symphony’s Galaxy Orchestra
I considered myself very blessed to land in such a killing band on my first ship contract. Here we are, Brian Bateman and the HALcats, ripping into some classic funk, rock and R&B
With local musical mover-and-shaker here in Auckland, Robin Kelly (also my oldest friend). We’re aboard the Holland-America Oosterdam, my very first ship.
Performing my own material as part of Auckland’s Short+Sweet Festival 2015. My ace backing band included the talents of Cameron McArthur on bass, Christ Townsend on drums, and Jocee Tuck on backing vocals (not pictured).
And some links to some others with very excellent websites:
Carter Calvert (http://www.cartercalvert.com)
Toni Warne (http://www.toniwarne.co.uk)
Gary Guthman (http://www.garyguthman.com)
Lazslo Papp (http://laszlopap.com/Welcome/The_Artist.html)
Gary Williams (http://garywilliams.co.uk)
Christine Andreas (http://www.christineandreas.com)
Annette Wardell (http://www.annettewardell.com)…and many more.