Max Purdie plays piano / keyboard. He currently performs regularly on the Auckland Restaurant scene and for private functions either as solo piano / part of a Jazz Duo – “ Chicane” or part of a Trio – “ Anything Goes”

With over 50 years in the music business starting off with playing in the early days with Sonny Day and the Sundowners, recording 28 singles and then touring NZ with Clarence Frogman Henry ( But I Do )

He went on to play for many years in various bands in hotels and restaurants. He has also played cocktail piano in Perth at the Parmelia Hilton and in many of Auckland’s 5 star hotels – Stamford Plaza, Sky City International Grand, Pan Pacific etc as well as all the major restaurants through the 80s and 90s – Bonapartes, Boulevard, Sardi’s etc. He performed as a duo at the well known live music venue Alhambra for 15 years followed by 5 years at Iguacu as a duo with world renowned Jazz and Blues singer Ronnie Taylor.

In the past few years he has added to his accomplishments and now has a varied solo piano repertoire which he performs at Retirement Villages for Happy Hours / Special functions and he recently completed 5 years playing solo piano at Westfield 277 in Newmarket. He has a popular Christmas Repertoire which includes all the old favourites – a real crowd pleaser.

Max was the co-founder of the Mission Bay Jazz festival. Max is dynamic on the keys and a legend in the Jazz scene. He is able to suit any occasion, whether it be smooth jazz to create background ambiance, variety shows including sing-a-longs, setting the right tone for a private function or providing music for Shopping Malls.

Max has an extensive Christmas repertoire

Ideal for: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding, retirement village Christmas event

Max Purdie Solo Piano Repertoire

After The Lovin
A Hard Day’s Night
Ain’t Misbehavin
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
All I Have To Do Is Dream
All My Lovin
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
All The Way
A Man & A Woman
Am I Blue
And I Love You So
Angel Eyes
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Around the World
Arthur’s Theme
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn Leaves
A White Sports Coat

Basin Sreet Blues
Begin The Beguine
Besame Mucho
Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered
Blackboard Of My Heart
Black N’ White Rag
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon
Blue Skies
Blue Smoke
Body & Soul
Boogie In C
But I Do
Bye Bye Love
Bye Bye Blackbird

Cab Driver
Canadian Sunset
Can’t Help Fallin in Love
Can’t Help Lovin That Man
Careless Love
Chattanoooga Choo Choo
Cheek To Cheek
Classical Piece
Close To You
Cold Cold Heart
Come Away With Me
Come Fly With Me
Crazy Love

Days Of Wine & Roses
Deep Purple
Don’t Fence Me In
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Know Why
Dream A Little Dream

Embraceable You
E Poi
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
Every body’s Talkin’
Everyday I Have The Blues
Everything I Do For You

Feelin’ Good
Fields Of Gold
Fly Me To The Moon
Fools Rush In
For Once In My Life
For Sentimental Reasons
Frim Fram Sauce

Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
God Bless The Child
Good Mornin’ Heartache
Goody Goody
Green Dolfin Street

Hallelujah (Cohen)
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Van Morrison)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Michale Bubble)
Hello Dolly
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Hey There
Honeysuckle Rose

I Almost Lost My Mind
I Cant Stop Lovin’ You
I Could Have Danced All Night
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Love Paris
I’ll Be Seeing You
I’ll See You In My Dreams
I’ll String Along With You
I’ll Take Manhatten
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Right Myself A Letter
In A Sentimental Mod
I Only Wanna Be With You
I Remember You
I Sing The Blues
It Had To Be You
It’s Almost Like Being In Love
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
It’s Only A Paper Moon
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I Wish You Love

Just The Way You Are

Killin’ Me Softly With His Song

La Vie En Rose
Let It Be Me
Love For Sale
Love Is A Many Splendid Thing
Love Is Here To Stay
Love Is In The Air
Love letters
Love Story
Lover’s Concerto
Lucky Ole’ Sun
Lullaby Of Birdland

Mack The Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Mambo Italiano
Mona Lisa
Moon Indigo
Moon Light In Vermont
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
My Mother’s Eyes
My Way

New York New York
New York State Of Mind
Night & Day
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down & out

On A Clear Day
Our Day Will Come
Over The Rainbow

People Get Ready
Pokarekare Ana
Precious Love

Que Sera Sera
Quando Quando

Rainy Night In Georga
Return To Me
Red Sails In The Sunset (Young Holt Chords)
Route 66

Saint Louis Blues
Satin Doll
Save The Last Dance For me
Secret Love
September Song
Sheik Of Araby
Side Saddle
Singing The Blues
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone To Watch Over You
Something You Got
Somewhere My Love
Spanish Harlem
Stormy Weather Straighten Up & Fly Right
Sranger On The Shore
Strangers In The Night
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Georga Brown

Take These Chains
That Ole’ Devil Called Love
That’s Amore
That’s What Friends Are For
The Entertainer
The Honnydripper
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Last Waltz
The Look Of Love
The Man I Love
The Nearness Of You
The Rose
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Summer Wind
The Sunny Side Of The Street
The Very Thought Of You
The Way We Were
The Way you Look Tonight
These Foolish Things
They Can’t take That Away From Me
This Masquerade
This Guys In Love
To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before
To Sir With Love
True Love
Tulips From Amsterdam
Twilight Time
Two For Tea

Up The Lazy River
Up Where We Belong


We’ll Meet Again
We’ve Only Just Begun
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
When A Man Loves a Woman
When I Fall In Love
When I Grow Too Old To Dream
Wind Beneath My Wings

You Are So Beautiful
You Got A Friend
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You Will Never Grow Old

Repertoire - Suitable for Wedding Receptions:

A kiss to build a dream on
A man and a woman
All my loving
All the things you are
At Last

Beseme mucho
Blue Moon
Bright side of the road
But I do

Cant help lovin that man
Cheek to cheek
Come away with me
Come fly with me
Crazy Love
Cant take my eyes off you

Don’t know why
Don’t get around much anymore
Don’t fence me in
Everything I do for you
Endless love

Fly me to the moon
Feeling good
Girl from Ipanema

Have I told you lately
Hawaiian Wedding Song
Hallelujah I just love him so

I wish you love
In a sentimental mood
I cant help falling in love with you
I cant stop loving you
I’ll string along with you
I love you because
I only want to be with you
It had to be you
Its almost like being In love
Its only a paper moon
I’ve got you under my skin

Just the way you are

Killing me softly

Love is here to stay
Love me tender
Lady is a tramp
Love is a many splendoured thing
Love is in the air
Love Boat
Let it be me
Lullaby of Birdland
Love for sale
Love and Marriage
Love letters

My funny Valentine

Night and Day

Over the rainbow
Only You
Once in my life

Someone like you
Stuck on you
Smoke gets in your eyes
September Song
She wears my ring

The look of love
That’s what friends are for
True Love
The man I love
The nearness of you
The Rose
The very thought of you
The way you look tonight
The wonder of you
This guy’s in love

Unchained Melody

We’ve only just begun
When a man loves a woman
What a wonderful world
Wind beneath my wings
When I fall in love
Will you still love me tomorrow
What a difference a day makes

You don’t know me
You are the sunshine of my life
You are so beautiful
Your song

Christmas Repertoire

Away in a Manger
Blue Christmas
Deck The Halls
Felice Navidad
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy To The World
Mary’s Little Boy Child
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Silent Night
Silver Bells
The Christmas Song
The First Nowell
The Twelve Days of Christmas
We Three Kings Of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

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