About Lincoln Noel, Pianist

He was born at the Barratt Maternity Hospital in Northampton on Christmas Eve Night in1965 and started playing the Piano with his late father at the age of three. Formal lessons began a year later with the late Mollie Tomalin on the same day he started his compulsory education at St James Infants School in Northampton. With the aid of a Northants Music School Scholarship, he studied at the age of 16 in London with the celebrated Broadcaster and Concert Pianist David Owen Norris; during this period he made his Concerto Debut performing 2 Piano Concertos by Dimitri Shostakovich and Richard Rodney Bennett in 7 days; whilst taking his 'A' level Examinations! He also studied the violin and was a member of the Northamptonshire Youth Orchestra under the late Malcolm Tyler. As a child, he attained a Grade 8 Distinction on both the Piano and Violin.

After his 'A' levels, Lincoln spent four years studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Narine Arutiunian and the late Alexander Kelly on Piano, and Jean Harvey and David Angel on Violin. Highlights included performances in the presence of HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edindurgh, Charles, the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Whilst still a student, Lincoln started Piano Teaching back at home in Duston and made his Professional debut at the Young Vic Theatre, London in 'Robeson-Song of Freedom'.

Since graduating, Lincoln has worked, on Tour, in Repertory Theatre and in London's West End, as Musical Director on numerous shows as diverse as on 'Ain't Misbehavin,' 'Robeson - Song of Freedom,' 'The Adventures of Mr Toad', 'Choo Choo Ch'Boogie', 'The Old Tyme Music Hall,' 'The Gingerbread Man,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' and 'Tappin' Harlem.'

Having also performed at Weddings since age 12, with his vast repertoire of music of many styles, Lincoln is in huge demand as an Event Specialist, whether as a soloist, accompanist or leading his Jazz trio. He has performed locally at virtually every major wedding venue in Northants and has also worked extensively at many venues throughout Britain. Since 1994, he has been the Wedding Co-ordinator for Civil Ceremonies at the Prestigious Whittlebury Park Complex in Northants. Additionally he has a very comprehensive Corporate Client list and is a member of the Northants Business Club and the Federation for Small Businesses.

For over 15 years, Lincoln has also been a principal concert performer for 'The Council For Music In Hospitals,' working nation-wide in Hospices, Residential Homes and Hospital wards with many of the country's leading Singers and Instrumentalists. As an ambassador for the organisation, he has appeared numerous times in the print and broadcast media. Additionally, he has performed for both Anne, The Princess Royal and the Duke of Gloucester. Lincoln is featuring in the current drama series of 'Hotel Babylon' on BBC Television (Carnival Films).

To celebrate 25 years in music performance, Lincoln has been giving numerous concerts with his trio and also as a soloist and accompanist. Highlights have so far included callaborations with the Northampton Male Voice Choir, the Northampton Philharmonic Choir and live broadcasts for both local and national radio.

Since the Summer of 1983, he has continued to enjoyed his role as Organist and later Director of Music at Victoria Road Congregational Church in Northampton.

Football-mad Lincoln is married with 3 daughters (one is in heaven).


Happy Clients

Lincoln is the perfect entertainer in every way. He lights up the room with his music, his bright smile & his personality. An occasion isn't complete without Lincoln's music. I have had the pleasure of listening to his Jazz band on a hot sultry afternoon & been moved by his piano playing at a drinks party in the middle of winter. Lincoln is a uniquely talented musician and gentleman.
Joanne Grant
Lincoln isn't called the 'Maestro' for nothing. He is the most chilled out, coolest guy you could meet. His musical knowledge is all encompassing and he can't do enough to make your event go right. Hire Lincoln and you are going to have an amazing event. For music, you can't do better.
Andy Gibney
Lincoln entertained our guests at our special 30th Wedding celebration party in April 2011. His music was excellent, sense of humour as usual great and personality oozed to keep our guests involved. l'd recommend his music entertainment skills any day.
Marianne Harris-Bridge
Lincoln worked closely with us prior to our wedding in 1999, ensuring that the service offered was exactly what we required, whilst always offering the all-important elements of humour and creative spark (throughout the planning process as well as on the day). Made the day! Now, 12 years on, Lincoln is teaching our daughter to play piano, and she is loving every minute of it. Thanks so much Lincoln.
Ian Blackwell
Professional Photographer & Director of Photo Processing Lab - First Light Photographic Lincoln is without a doubt one of the most talented musicians and entertainers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He is not only an amazing pianist and entertainer, but has the most uncanny ability to judge the mood of his audience exactly and respond accordingly. Not just a truely gifted professional, he is also a very genuine and all-round nice guy.
Dawn Branagan
Lincoln is truly a great performer on the keyboard and together with his jazz trio is extremely entertaining. i have used him on several occasions at Business Club events and the reaction from the audiences has always being of real enjoyment and admiration for his talent. His smiling personality is very infectious and if you are looking for a superb entertainer then go and hire Lincoln - you won't regret it!
Mike Willis
Noel was a great guy to have at our wedding, keeping things tight and proper in regard to timescales, positioning and process. But where he is truly outstanding is making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. The kids loved him, his piano playing is fantastic and his light hearted humor made the ceremony memorable for all the right reasons. I would imagine he would make a pretty good piano teacher too!
Oliver Bridle
Lincoln is brilliant! He's an amazing talent on the piano and puts together absolutely top notch musical outfits. But what really makes the difference is his charisma. If you want your event to really swing you need someone with confidence and presence to look after the maestro side of things. Lincoln has the wit and charm to put everyone at ease and kick-start the party.
Thomas Heath