Dino Baptiste

Dino Baptiste
Party Bands

Primarily Dino's show is as a duo or soloist for weddings and private parties - this can be increased to trio, quartet or quintet with sax, bass and guitar added at your discretion.

A regular at The Jam House music venues around the UK.

Dino Baptiste is a highly energetic pianist, vocalist and entertainer from London UK. Now residing in Birmingham, Dino has strong links to Blues, Boogie Woogie & Rock & Roll as well as performing mainstream classics & current cover songs. His influences revolve around three idols since a teenager - Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis & Ray Charles. Here, Dino has seen each one a legend, perform with such showmanship and charm that has reflected in his own performance. Demonstrating a wealth of professional experience covering a 25-year period since 1989, Dino currently showcases over 270 live shows per year including specialised Blues and Boogie Woogie concerts and residency gigs at various club, pub and restaurant venues throughout the UK and abroad. He performs with flexibility and diversity, offering high quality entertainment for every type of gig including private functions from weddings to birthday parties and corporate events.

Dino comes equipped with his own Roland digital stage piano, fully updated Yamaha sound system, lights and music playback via an iPod to ensure a professional production and performance of the highest standard. Dino can provide his own unique style of entertainment in various formats from soloist to duo, trio or a full 5-piece band.

Fully mobile, his popularity takes him all over the UK and worldwide where he is a regular performer at some of the most prestigious international music events. An extremely talented musician, Dino Baptiste continues to maintain a very original and dynamic level of entertainment, commanding a truly remarkable and enthusiastic connection with his audience, but with a serious element of “jamming - sealed with some downright tongue & cheek boldness."

DINO BAPTISTE – SONG/PLAY LIST – AS AT: SEPTEMBER 2011
 
BALLADS
 
Your Song – Elton John
Stand By Me – Ben E King
To Love Somebody – Bee Gees/Michael Bolton
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
Wonderful tonight – Eric Clapton
Fields of Gold – Sting
My Girl – Otis Redding
Dock on the bay – Otis Redding
Summertime – Gershwin
Driftaway – Dobie Grey
Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding
Georgia – Ray Charles
Only You – The Platters
I can’t stop loving you – Ray Charles
Something about the way you look tonight – Elton John
Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Imagine – John Lennon
What a difference a day makes – Jamie Cullam
I’ll be there – Michael Jackson
Hotel California – The Eagles
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? – Van Morrison
 
 
ROCK & ROLL, BLUES, FUNK
 
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
All Shook up – Elvis Presley
Everyday I have the blues – BB King
Stormy Monday Blues – BB King
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
I just wanna make love to you
I feelgood – James Brown
 
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
Ain’t Gotta Home - Clarence GateMouth Henry
Kansas City - Ray Charles
Sea Cruise - Fats Domino
Halleujhia I love her so - Ray Charles
Sex machine – James Brown
Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company Green – Andrew Sisters
Route 66 – Nat King Cole
Shake Rattle and Roll- Bill Haley
See you later Aligator – Bill Haley
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Plenty of Boogie Woogie piano performed by Dino – Jools Holland style
Mess around - Ray Charles
 
CLASSICS
 
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
I can see clearly now – Jimmy Cliff
Do you love me – The Contours
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Moondance – Van Morrison
Unchain my heart – Joe Cocker
Leave ya hat on – Joe Cocker
Crocadile Rock – Elton John
Runaway – Del Shannon
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Don’t stop me now – Queen
Sweet Home Alabamha – Lynard Skynard
Louis Louis – The Kingsmen
A Message to you Rudy – The Specials
Special Brew - Bad Manners
Minnie the Moocher - Cab Caloway - Ska verison
54 46 – Toots and The Mayhalls
Olivers Army – Elvis Costello
Fly me to the moon – Dean Martin
Mack the knife – Frank Sinatra
In the midnight hour – Wilson Pickett
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
Shake ya tail feather – Ray Charles
What I’d say - Ray Charles
Hit the road jack – Ray Charles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Let it be – The Beatles
Saw her standing there – The Beatles
Mess around – Ray Charles
I got a woman – Ray Charles
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Hotlegs – Rod Stewart
For once in my Life – Stevie Wonder
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Runaround Sue - Billy Joel
Do Wha Diddy Dum - Various Artists
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

“What else can I say! The evening was fantastic and you were absolutely fantastic. You certainly made it so special”  Fiona & Steve - 50th Birthday Party - September 2013

“Seeing the dance floor full of family and friends from the last chorus of our first dance until your final note, will be one of our lasting memories of what was a very special wedding day” Emily & Andy - Bride & Groom - September 2013

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