Lynne sends her best wishes to all in this crazy Pandemic time, and looks forward to entertaining you again with music and laughter, when the situation allows.
Please phone Lynne on M: 0434 508 805 to leave a detailed message and she will call you back or send Lynne an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pianowoman Lynne Newman’s concerts are entitled “Bringing Back Memories with Melodies”. They last for one hour and include a short Singalong at the end, for which Lynne supplies lyric sheets.
In true ‘Piano Bar’ entertainment style, Pianowoman Lynne Newman plays piano, sings and chats, performing a variety of Jazz Standards and Easy Listening hits from decades past and present, sharing personal anecdotes, song histories and a couple of her award-winning original songs, if the audience would like to hear them.
Each concert is tailor-made to suit audiences. With her many years of experience, Lynne is very skilled in matching songs to suit audiences and occasions. She also takes requests. As they say, ‘the proof is in the pudding’, so please take a listen to the below excerpts for a musical preview:
Lynne has shown talents both vocally and instrumentally. Her performance is not only singing and playing but she engages the audience with her variety of song choices, her bubbly personality and radiant smile. Our residents were absolutely delighted and stated how privileged they felt having Lynne perform in their home singing and playing songs from past and present. We would gladly invite Lynne back to our home to perform and I strongly recommend her to anyone wishing to hire her.”Michelle at Concord, January 2016
I had the pleasure in booking Lynne Newman for a one hour concert. Lynne is very vivacious and obviously enjoys what she does, it is in her blood to entertain and she has many stories to tell. Lynne sung many songs from Burt Bacharach, Billy Joel, Carole King and others, and ended iwth a much loved sing-a-long. Enjoyed by all.”Sue at Belrose, July 2016
About Lynne Newman
Sydney’s own Pianowoman is Lynne Newman, B.A., M.Litt. Lynne’s motto is ‘Music is Magical‘ and her aim is to bring the piano bar experience to the people. As well as giving these very special concerts, Lynne teaches music http://www.musiclessons4u.com.au and writes professionally.
Lynne is classically trained, studied Jazz Vocals and Arranging at the NSW Conservatorium of Music and has literally decades of experience performing in Sydney’s leading piano bars including Sydney’s Menzies (Four Seasons) Hotel, Sydney’s America’s Cup Bar in The Hilton Hotel, Sydney’s Hotel Intercontinental, Manly Pacific Park Royal Hotel, Sunnybrook Travelodge, Taylor’s Square’s Taxi Club, Balmain Leagues Club, Hotel Conobolin in Regional NSW’s Orange, to name just a few.
Lynne is also an award-winning songwriter and has a separate website for her original music http://www.musicality.com.au. Her originals band Watercolour performed at many prominent venues including Sydney Opera House Forecourt, The Basement, Darling Harbour Ampitheatre, Martin Place Ampitheatre, The Rocks Markets, Harbourside Brasserie, Kinsellas, various universities and festivals, etc.
Lynne comes from a ‘Show Biz’ family. Both parents appear separately in their own right in the National Library of Australia’s Trove, for their contributions to Australian Entertainment.
Her father was Logie winning baritone Bill Newman from Bobby Limb’s ‘Sound Of Music’ TV Show which was very popular in the ’60s and ’70s.
Her mother was actress, singer, and artist Eunice Bevege who was one of the first female television presenters on Channel 9.
Audiences often derive real and palpable pleasure from this connection.
Lynne’s Pianowoman repertoire has a focus on the popular songs of yesteryear and includes jazz standards such as Lullaby of Birdland, Like Someone In Love, Fly Me To The Moon, The Man I Love, I’m Beginning To See The Light, As Time Goes By, Cry Me A River, Can’t Take That Away From Me, Blue Moon, My Funny Valentine, Night and Day, Tenderly and many more.
Lynne also plays a mixture of easy listening songs such as Burt Bacharach’s Walk On By, George Benson’s This Masquerade, Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman, Billy Joel’s Just the Way You Are, Carole King’s It’s Too Late, and many more.
After decades of playing professionally, Lynne has a vast repertoire of covers and can always play an award-winning original or two if the audience wants to hear something new.
Lynne takes bookings on a ‘first in first served’ basis, so give her a call to book in your Pianowoman Concert. Lynne is a professional. You will find her easy to talk to, just give her a call and leave a detailed message. She will phone you right back and it will be her pleasure to answer any questions you may have.
As many bookings are made far in advance, Lynne follows best practice protocol and phones in on the day before the performance so that she can check on things and confirm all details. She brings lyric sheets with her and so needs to confirm expected audience numbers.
Lynne will arrive at the venue at least half an hour before the performance so that she has time to carry in and set up her equipment.
Lynne can be totally self-sufficient and bring all of her own equipment, requiring only access to power and somewhere to park her car for the duration.
Alternatively, she is happy to use your own in-house equipment, just as long as the piano is in tune.
Another option is that she can use the in-house piano and bring her own PA system.
Lynne is happy to set up anywhere, as long as it is under cover from the weather. All she needs is a powerpoint. She is equally comfortable on a big stage or in a corner of a room. It is important for her to set up in an area that is not a walk through area so that electrical cords do not form a trip hazard.
Lynne has an ABN and will provide a Tax Invoice. She does not charge GST.
Lynne has a Police Check Clearance, Public Liability Insurance and will email these important details upon receiving the booking.
Lynne has been immunised with a flu vaccination.
Fees vary depending on the date. Special days such as Public Holidays like Melbourne Cup Day, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day etc, attract a higher fee.
A tax invoice is provided. No GST is charged. Payment can be made by Direct Debit, Cheque or Cash.
Lynne is a professional and so must ask for her fee, but she is very aware of budgetary constraints and therefore is happy to negotiate her fee with you on a case by case basis.