Olly is a sensitive, versatile and imaginative accompanist, intensely musical, with a special flair when it comes to jazz. As a singer it is rare to find an accompanist who really listens and responds; Olly uses his smart and subtle musical dexterity to complement your sound. He has an excellent musical ear, which has meant he’s not only quick to learn new material, but is able to improvise in a way that many musicians who favour sight reading are afraid to do.
Olly is a truly virtuosic pianist and an extraordinary personality. Having spent several years working with him, Olly has proven himself to be reliable, dependable and inspiring. His extensive musicality makes him an accompanist that needs no direction from the soloist and also makes him a remarkable soloist in his own right, with the ability to dazzle and evoke powerful emotions from an audience. Olly has extensive experience in all fields of pianism from classical to jazz to his own compositions, so from Chopin to Ravel, from Oscar Peterson to Bill Evans, he is the man.
Olly is an absolutely phenomenal musician, and one I have worked with on several occasions. It is extremely rare to find one with such talent and whole-heartedness and so it has always been a pleasure to collaborate with him! It is sometimes difficult to translate exactly what I feel would work within a song, and yet that is a difficulty that Olly masters and overcomes with ease. A wonderful accompanist and spectacular pianist.
Whenever Olly has performed at our Rotary functions everyone has been bowled over by his professionalism and enthusiasm. This is the reason he is always invited back. When planning events we are always being asked if Olly will be playing and we know that he will be asked many times for encores!
Olly was our regular restaurant pianist for two years and gained a number of fans over that time, with some customers visiting especially just to hear him play! I hope that in the future more and more people can get the chance to listen to him and appreciate what truly great and natural talent Olly has.
The very talented Olly Muxworthy provided the perfect beginning to my fabulous 40th birthday party, playing some beautiful piano pieces at the party reception. He provided an elegant backdrop as guests mingled, sipping champagne on a perfect summer’s evening. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.