With experience in almost every musical setting, Rob Nield has an appreciation of exactly what is required to make any show a success.
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.
From simple Piano/Vocal transcriptions to full orchestral adaptations,mixing & production, RJO CHARTS is ready to help.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Recent score created for Top Of The Billboards show.
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).
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..
From mixing to full production services. RJO CHARTS meets all the clients needs.
Delighted to announce that Jake Bourke has been offered a deal with The Animal Farm Artist Management. Nice one Jake!
If you’re interested to learn what RJO CHARTS can do for you, just get in touch!