Piano Extravaganza

with Harry the Piano, James Pearson, Joe Stilgoe and Ben Waters

Piano Extravaganza





Sunday 22 July, 2018

St Mary's Church, Petworth GU28 0AD

7.30pm (Ends approximately 9.45pm)

Adults £26, £16, £7.50 | 18 and under £5 or free in adult £7.50 seats


One of the great celebratory events of the 40th anniversary festival, we welcome the combined talents of four remarkable and versatile pianists. All firm Petworth favourites, Ben Waters, Harry the Piano, James Pearson and Joe Stilgoe - together with two fine Steinway instruments - come together to create everything from pure musical joy to the nearest any Petworth concert will ever come to mayhem. Jazz, classical, requests, duets, trios, quartets, solos... anything that can be played will be. Genuinely for one night only!

Ben Waters - one of the UK’s supreme boogie piano players who has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis.... in fact it’s a very long list!

Harry the Piano – Harry’s extraordinary talent and breath-taking creativity have earned him a reputation as one of the most gifted improvising pianists in the world.

James Pearson - Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard – not to mention a wicked sense of fun.

Joe Stilgoe - a mixture of virtuosic musicianship, seasoned theatricality and witty interaction with the audience, combining on the spot improvisation and the quickest of wits.

Generously sponsored by Hiscox, Andrew & Judy Howard, Nicholas & Pat Moore and Tudor Rose Antiques.

Clockwise from top left: Joe Stilgoe (photo: Carl Hyde), Harry the Piano, James Pearson and Ben Waters