Rob Nield

 

With experience in almost every musical setting, Rob Nield has an appreciation of exactly what is required to make any show a success.

 
  Rob Nield - Musical Director RJO CHARTS

Rob Nield - Musical Director RJO CHARTS

From aged 8, songwriting, guitars and rock bands were the focus. Moving onto brass bands and orchestras during the teens offered the opportunity to learn all brass instruments finally settling on Bass Trombone. It was whilst working in these large ensemble settings that a fascination with orchestration began. “I’d spend my entire summer holidays scoring new pieces for brass bands - even making my own manuscript paper!”

Working as a musician (as a bass player) onboard the cruise ships highlighted the best (and worst) practices regarding the sheet music used by the guest entertainers. A cabaret artist and the house band can have very limited rehearsal time and so it’s of paramount importance that the charts are clear and easy to read.

  Professional playing days are over but the bass still gets an outing every now and then.

Professional playing days are over but the bass still gets an outing every now and then.

Services

From simple Piano/Vocal transcriptions to full orchestral adaptations,mixing & production, RJO CHARTS is ready to help.

Cruise Ship Cabaret Charts


Stage Production Shows


Click/Backing Tracks


Mixing/Production


 

Cruise Ship Cabaret Charts

 

Of prime consideration to all cruise ship cabaret artistes (or any artiste working with live musicians) is often a lack of adequate rehearsal time. With sometimes only 1 hour scheduled for your rehearsal with the house band, there is no room for error. Your charts need to be clearly written in order for the band to get it right first time.

RJO CHARTS has a proven track record of creating the highest quality arrangements that allow you, the performer, to take to the stage with full confidence that the music behind you will be exactly as you want.

These 'cabaret' charts are written in such a way that they account for the varying sizes of ensemble you will encounter on your travels. One night you may be performing with a simple trio backing. The next, you may be taking to the stage with a full 9 piece band behind you. RJO CHARTS create arrangements that will work in all situations.

Here is an example of the Multi Ensemble Format score

An audio demo of the score is also provided. This is used to ensure the client is totally satisfied with the arrangement before committing to purchase.

Example of audio demo

Prices for bespoke multi ensemble arrangements start at £250 (GBP)

Medleys are priced at £70 per minute of audio - 5 minute medley = £350 (GBP)

RJO CHARTS has an extensive library of existing arrangements that can be adapted to suit your exact requirements. These charts are priced at £60 (GBP). Advice & Pricing Guide with list of charts.

Limited editing (transposition, minor edits to form and alternate instrumentation) is included in the price. Where much editing is needed, a rate of £30 per hour is applied on top of the standard price.

For more information about these charts, contact RJO CHARTS

 

Click/Backing Tracks

 

Whether you need a ‘click only’ track to help keep the band in time, or you’re looking for a fully orchestrated track, RJO CHARTS is here to help.

 
  “If you need professional, live orchestral sounding backing tracks or clicks, Rob is your man. He is really easy to work with, polite and incredibly musically intuitive. He will go above and beyond to make your charts sing, and elevate your show to a new level due to the quality of his equipment and the sophistication of his set-up. His turnaround is remarkably fast and he is always on hand to provide advice or help with any questions you may have. Working with Rob has always been a pleasure and we would recommend his services to anyone”.    Bells & Baxter

“If you need professional, live orchestral sounding backing tracks or clicks, Rob is your man. He is really easy to work with, polite and incredibly musically intuitive. He will go above and beyond to make your charts sing, and elevate your show to a new level due to the quality of his equipment and the sophistication of his set-up. His turnaround is remarkably fast and he is always on hand to provide advice or help with any questions you may have. Working with Rob has always been a pleasure and we would recommend his services to anyone”.

Bells & Baxter

 
 

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Part of a ‘Strictly Ballroom’ set of arrangements for Carnival UK.

On The Street Where You Live - example of all live musicians 

Arrangement by RJO CHARTS. Recorded by Barry Robinson & Nick Pugh at Session Corner based in Bedfordshire, England.

 Stephen Clark - Chart and click track  Recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star Award, Stephen Clark is an internationally acclaimed performer and educator.  Stephen needed both click track and chart for his Disney Medley.

Stephen Clark - Chart and click track

Recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star Award, Stephen Clark is an internationally acclaimed performer and educator.

Stephen needed both click track and chart for his Disney Medley.

 

For more information on click or full backing tracks, contact RJO CHARTS

Stage Production Shows

 

RJO CHARTS creates scores for many production shows.

Working closely with the directors of the show, RJO CHARTS creates show scores to the exact brief and script.

Clients include Warner Leisure, P&O Cruises, Veritas, Viking Cruises, Carnival Cruises.

 
  Scores for stage production shows.

Scores for stage production shows.

Recent score created for Top Of The Billboards show.

Big Band/Orchestral

Adaptations, transcriptions and bespoke arrangements. No matter how big your ensemble, RJO CHARTS has a proven track record of delivering the highest standards.

In addition to accepting new commissions, RJO CHARTS has a list of big band scores available starting at £60(GBP).

   That Man - Caro Emerald      Arranged for big band & vocal by RJO CHARTS    Caro Emerald's hit 'That Man' with a full big band! Same form & key as the original but the extra horns give this chart a feel of the classic 'Sing, Sing, Sing’.  Here we have a demo of the score. A special ‘live’ version including a sax solo introduction before the original form of the song begins. Great for brining on your singer in style. This version is in G Minor. Transpositions no problem.  All saxes played by the great  Matt McKay

That Man - Caro Emerald

Arranged for big band & vocal by RJO CHARTS

Caro Emerald's hit 'That Man' with a full big band! Same form & key as the original but the extra horns give this chart a feel of the classic 'Sing, Sing, Sing’.

Here we have a demo of the score. A special ‘live’ version including a sax solo introduction before the original form of the song begins. Great for brining on your singer in style. This version is in G Minor. Transpositions no problem.

All saxes played by the great Matt McKay

Available upon request. £60 (GBP)

All scores are edited to suit your requirements. There is no ‘off the shelf’ service. Please contact us for more details.

 

More Big Band Charts Available

  • All About That Bass

  • A Foggy Day (Buble)

  • Call Me Irresponsible (Buble)

  • Early Autumn (Woody Herman)

  • I Know Where I’ve Been (Hairspray)

  • Liberty City (Jaco Pastorius)

  • Love You I Do (Dreamgirls)

  • Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)

  • Sidewinder (Woody Herman)

  • Tough Lover (Christina Aguilera)

And many more titles..

Mixing/Production

 

From mixing to full production services. RJO CHARTS meets all the clients needs.

 
 Jake Bourke  RJO CHARTS arranged & produced the demos for 13 of Jake’s songs.

Jake Bourke

RJO CHARTS arranged & produced the demos for 13 of Jake’s songs.

Delighted to announce that Jake Bourke has been offered a deal with The Animal Farm Artist Management. Nice one Jake!

 Tony Auton    Legendary Manchester based singer songwriter, Tony Auton.  RJO CHARTS wiped the dust off 20 year reel to reel tapes of the Tony Auton album “Fogerty’s Moon’ and remixed the whole thing. What great songs!

Tony Auton

Legendary Manchester based singer songwriter, Tony Auton.

RJO CHARTS wiped the dust off 20 year reel to reel tapes of the Tony Auton album “Fogerty’s Moon’ and remixed the whole thing. What great songs!

If you’re interested to learn what RJO CHARTS can do for you, just get in touch!