Specialising in easy listening, discreet and elegant background music for restaurants, hotels and also wedding receptions, parties and corporate functions, Michael's repertoire covers a wide range including songs from all the major shows, standards from the 1920's through to the contemporary classics of today. Michael has played for functions throughout East Anglia at venues such as Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Hengrave Hall, Newman's College Cambridge. He performs at private parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations for up to 200 people and for Christmas, New Years Eve and other special occasions. He was resident pianist at the Brudenell Hotel Aldeburgh Suffolk in 1998 and is currently resident pianist at Harriet’s Cafe Tearooms, Bury St Edmunds.
Michael has also played in France, Spain, Ireland and New Zealand - notably for a season at the Quayside Restaurant, Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, in the year 2000. He has made guest appearances at the Regency Hyatt La Manga Spain, The Sheraton Hotel Toronto Canada, and the Shelbourne Hotel Dublin. Most recently he has opened for double Grammy award winning American pianist, Floyd Domino, at The Heatherwilde Centre, Central Texas.
Whether for an intimate gathering or a large corporate event, Michael Lane-Sims can find the perfect balance between entertainment and expression. He has an instinctive way of touching the heart of any special occasion.