Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brad Moodie - Scottish Canadian Pianist/Singer

Brad Moodie is a Scottish Canadian musician based between Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Edinburgh, Scotland. Brad's musical training started at age 10 with five years of piano lessons. He played trumpet for ten years with Calgary’s Westwinds Musical Society, and he also played in a number of musical theatre productions, including Fiddler On The Roof, Man Of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury & HMS Pinafore.

In 2005 he started the musical group 'Round Midnight in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This was a jazz band playing easy listening jazz music for wedding cocktail receptions, restaurants and corporate events in Southern Alberta.

In December 2008 he moved to Costa Rica and started the musical group Los Mojitos, playing bass guitar for jazz, latin & bossa nova music in restaurants and for destination beach weddings.

Brad then had the opportunity to perform for a three-month hotel contract at Genting Highlands Resort in Malaysia in August 2013, where he contracted US jazz vocalist Sabrina Tutstone and her pianist & drummer. This contract included opening for the famous US singer/songwriter James Ingram.

Then in January 2014, Brad teamed up with vocalist Sofia Balogh from Budapest to form the duo Smooth & Swing, for a three-month contract at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jordan, in The Middle East. In July 2015 Brad and Sofia then received another contract to perform as a duo in Doha, Qatar for six months at The Radisson Blu Hotel.

Brad also has cruise ship experience. He performed as a solo cocktail pianist/vocalist on a European river cruise with Scenic Cruises in early 2016, followed by Mediterranean cruises on Thomson Spirit, Thomson Celebration and Thomson Dream. He has the STCW safety training certificates and an ENG1 medical certificate.

Brad plays piano, bass guitar, trumpet and sings too, specializing in lounge music including the genres of jazz, latin, bossa nova, pop and rock & roll. He has a Canadian passport and also a British passport, and is available for long term contracts in Asia and on cruise ships.

You can contact Brad at bradmoodie@gmail.com

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