Laurie Holloway

Laurie Holloway has enjoyed playing and writing for Dame Cleo Laine, Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Anthony Newley, and had a long association with the late legendary jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli.

Laurie’s music has always been strongly jazz orientated. He has played with many of the legendary greats. Gerry Mulligan was a close friend. He made a television special (Jazz 625 for the BBC) as pianist for trumpeter Clark Terry and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. He was with John Dankworth’s band for several years. He was Dame Cleo Laine’s musical director when she first went solo “on the road”. He was the late Joe Williams’ pianist in the UK and has recorded an album with trombonist J J Johnson. His late wife, Marion Montgomery, was one of the world’s most distinctive jazz singers, and they often performed in concert.1999 Last Night of the Proms, in Hyde Park: appeared as featured soloist along with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Evelyn Glennie for BBC TV and Radio 2.He was musical director for Liza Minnelli on the Graham Norton television show. In February 2000 he was the surprise subject of “This is your Life” and is the proud owner of the “big red book”.Laurie is the featured pianist on Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s popular music albums and appeared with her in concert at the Albert Hall as both an accompanist and a solo performer.

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) awarded Laurie the Gold Badge of Merit in 1993 for his services to the music industry.

 

 

 

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Dreams Do Come True 2:00

Pretty flowing piano melody. A love song. A thank you to a lover for sharing all the good times and making all those perfect moments together. 145bpm

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Missing You 1:57

Rueful and nostalgic recollections. 1940s period movie. The anguish of an emotional final farewell after an all too brief romantic encounter. 114bpm

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Butterfly 1:22

Playful sparkling piano flourishes. Fluttering in the wind. Butterflies darting from flower to flower resting only briefly in the warm sunshine. 112bpm

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Blues For You 2:10

Mid tempo piano blues. Philosophical more than sad. Getting on with life rather than dwelling on the whys and wherefores of what happened. 92bpm

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Walk Hand In Hand 1:43

An enthusiastic and jubilant piano sonata. An ending. Running to the top of the hill together to shout out to the world the feelings of sheer elation. 125bpm

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Happy Endings 1:30

Positive and optimistic piano. Life is good. At the end of the day with all things considered everything has worked out pretty well. 120bpm

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A Teardrop Will Fall 1:52

Sad and heartfelt emotional piano. Anguish and sorrow. Sitting holding a half read letter that brought heartbreaking news and tears of pain. 66bpm

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Out To Play 1:22

Bright, slightly reserved pianoforte. Children playing nicely. An afternoon tea in the garden with the youngsters making daisy chains and chasing butterflies. 146bpm

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Abiding Memories 2:14

Impassioned and flamboyant piano theme. Dramatic background music to a vintage black and white movie with elegant dress and clipped accents. 127bpm

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Misty Morning 1:43

Passionate flowing piano melody. Mist on a river. Feelings of sadness and regret that things cannot be undone and will never be the same as they once were. 123bpm

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Hard Luck Blues 2:34

Smoky barroom blues piano. Easy laidback swing. Hard times, I've had a few, but then again not too few to mention - so sit back and have a listen. 76bpm

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A Kiss For You 2:09

Sentimental love ballad. Dramatically romantic piano. The story of a passionate love affair, but will circumstances conspire against it. 76bpm

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A Kiss For You V2 2:15

Nostalgic love ballad. Wistfully romantic piano. The story of a heart broken by a love affair that couldn't survive the obstacles in its way. 65bpm

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Just By Chance 2:06

Attractive, lightly dramatic piano waltz. Brief moments. An unexpected encounter between two strangers in a crowd sets hearts fluttering. 206bpm

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Cascade 1:50

Fluid piano runs developing into an intense melodic flourishes. Discovering a secret clearing with small waterfalls and beautiful tumbling flowers. 83bpm

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Cascade V2 0:38

Fast flowing water music. Dramatic tinkling piano. Finding a magical waterfall and gazing in awe at the rainbow dancing in its spray. 158bpm

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Cascade V3 0:45

Rising and falling piano soundscape. Waking up to a bright new morning with bluebirds in the sky and the sound of a rippling river. 140bpm

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Boxcar Boogie 1:23

Fast moving boogie woogie piano. Train time. Riding the railroad, listening to the rhythmic rattle of the rails, right on time to get back home. 165bpm

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Chopin And Me 1:31

Delicately played medium paced dance. Gavotte style piano. Classically influenced recital in the drawing room of  Austen era country home. 98bpm

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Chopin And Me V2 1:37

Slightly gentler and quieter version of a piano Gavotte. Classically influenced recital in the drawing room of  Austen era country home. 96bpm

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Spanish Mood 1:28

Dramatic rolling piano underscore. Intense emotions. Standing passionate and overwrought on a bleak windswept cliff looking out to sea. 160bpm

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Waltz With Me 1:47

Fast flowing piano waltz. Expressive and romantic. Pleasant times spent together remembered with affection and looking forward to future meetings. 240bpm

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A True Romance 1:06

Feelings of love and longing. A passionate piano etude. An outpouring of heartfelt emotions for a love that is almost too intense to bear. 168bpm

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Happy Memories 2:26

Flowing melodic piano. Expressing love but with longing and angst. Reflecting on happy times spent together but also wondering what might have been. 75bpm

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Flight Of Fancy 1:39

Rising and falling piano in lilting full flow. Autumn leaves being blown backwards and forwards by the wind and whisked up in the air by sudden flurries. 200bpm

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An Invitation 1:30

A pretty piano waltz that rises and falls in tempo and emotion. A final dance as the curtain falls on an enjoyable evening in the company of good friends. 140bpm

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Finale 0:43

Heavily played piano 'fanfare'. Dramatic finale. Fade to black as the final credits roll out of the screen and it's definitely the end. 77bpm

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It's Showtime 2:46

Easygoing and happy with a positive outlook. Theme tune for a television talk show. Walking through the park just enjoying being alive.

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A Night At The Movies 2:18

Medium paced thoughtful and considered piano led tune. TV review program discussing the Arts or new film releases. Accomplished after dinner jazz.

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Interlude 3:13

Relaxed and easy groove to pass the time by. Useful backdrop for reality TV, documentaries, shopping channels. Just hanging out passing the time.

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Window Shopping 2:41

Out and about fun with a slight European retro feel. Romantic comedy strolling on Fifth Avenue in New York. Debonair couple in a 60s film.

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Show Me The Stars 2:39

Easy and laid back piano and vibes cocktail lounge jazz. A stellar night of celebrities on tonight's show. A warm and friendly welcome to the guests.

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A Rendezvous With You 2:22

Moodily romantic piano tinged with sadness. Waiting by the side of the Seine in Paris for a lover with feelings of expectation but also apprehension.

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A List 2:25

Light and easy piano and vibes with a jaunty swing to it. Introducing the celebrities in the house tonight. A get together of a group of old friends with a few drinks.

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Stepping Out 1:48

Cheeky and cheerful 1920s swingdance feel. Light entertainment television break feature. Fun time being had by all at the Lindy Hop dance.

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What's Cooking 2:32

Welcoming easygoing melody with short vibes solo. Gentle backdrop for a cooking or lifestyle show. Relaxing at home with all the family.

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Peek A Boo 2:13

Bright and breezy with a cheeky playful side. An educational but fun program for children. Face painting, hide and seek and piggy backs.

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Coastline 3:06

Warm and soothing. A journey around the country. Theme for a documentary or travelogue TV show. A walk along the cliffs from your house by the sea.

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That's Entertainment 2:02

Smooth easy listening piano lounge with vibes solo. Celebrity walk down on daytime chat show. Starry eyed, carefree young couple in love.

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Autumn Leaves 1:54

Gently rolling piano melody bringing back fond memories. Photo collage of the beautiful multiple colours of Autumn. Peaceful reflections as the summer comes to an end.

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Hot Property 2:20

Bouncy, uplifting motif and alternating vibes and piano solos. House renovation, buying and selling, and showing off. Happily in love under your spell.

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VIP Lounge 2:06

Self assured sophisticated cocktail lounge jazz. On the sofa tonight our celebrity star guests are… Living the good life in the middle lane!

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Easy Living 2:12

Easygoing and carefree piano fronted quintet. Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Living the good life in a luxury home without a care in the world.

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Look At Life 2:40

Bright happy go lucky tune with instrumental retro breaks. Examining the lives of everyday people, with vox pops. Family sitcom set in the 1970s.

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It's Showtime 30 0:29

Easygoing and happy with a positive outlook. Theme tune for a television talk show. Walking through the park just enjoying being alive.

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A Night At The Movies 30 0:30

Medium paced thoughtful and considered piano led tune. TV review program discussing the Arts or new film releases. Accomplished after dinner jazz.

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Interlude 30 0:31

Relaxed and easy groove to pass the time by. Useful backdrop for reality TV, documentaries, shopping channels. Just hanging out passing the time.

Laurie Holloway
Window Shopping 30 0:30

Out and about fun with a slight European retro feel. Romantic comedy strolling on Fifth Avenue in New York. Debonair couple in a 60s film.

Laurie Holloway
Show Me The Stars 30 0:30

Easy and laid back piano and vibes cocktail lounge jazz. A stellar night of celebrities on tonight's show. A warm and friendly welcome to the guests.

Laurie Holloway
A Rendezvous With You 30 0:30

Moodily romantic piano tinged with sadness. Waiting by the side of the Seine in Paris for a lover with feelings of expectation but also apprehension.

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