​Wayne C. Baddeley

​Professional Pianist

BIOGRAPHY

Wayne has entertained audiences worldwide for more than two decades. Hailing from Stoke on Trent, his performances have literally taken him all over the world, from cruise liners to TV shows.

Originally classically trained and once considered a child prodigy, Wayne was performing on stages throughout the north of England, supplying the music for ballroom dancing before he had even left school.

The next few years found him holding prestigious jobs such as opening the Alton Towers Theme Park Hotel as resident entertainer in its inaugural year, and also providing support on tour for orchestras such as the BBC Big Band and the Joe Loss Orchestra respectively.
Since then he has become one of a select few pianists in the county who is equally comfortable sitting behind a piano in the cocktail bar onboard a 5 star cruise ship, or entertaining his dazzling skills to a sell out live theatre concert crowd.

As a result of his extensive career Wayne has performed on daytime TV and regularly on BBC radio. He has also appeared live alongside comedians Bradley Walsh, Jasper Carrott and Jim Bowen as well as many famous 60’s bands including Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers and The Animals.
Wayne also has the honour of being the favourite pianist of infamous London gangsters The Kray Twins!

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​​Wayne & Jimmy Tarbuck
​at the Royal Variety Show 2008

​​Wayne with The Fortunes
Blackpool Winter Gardens 2014

​​Wayne & Jim Bowen
​together in 2010