2Smooth - Piano & Vocal Duo

2Smooth - Piano & Vocal Duo

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Audiences of all ages love the relaxed and intimate ambience Steve & Karen create with their mix of smooth jazz and contemporary ballads. Exquisite piano and crystal clear vocals make this duo a must for any function or venue that aims for a classy laid back atmosphere.

Biography

The talents of Steve Johns and Karen Hanna combined around 2 ½ years ago in an exceptional musical partnership that is evident in their smooth performance, obvious enjoyment of their craft and their extensive repertoire of popular songs from the 1940’s through to current hits.

Steve Johns has over 30 years experience in the music industry as a musician, composer/songwriter and teacher. His vast experience includes piano, trumpet and percussion with the Royal Australian Navy, jazz & piano studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, performance in an extensive range of genres, recording and session work on jingles & albums, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Contemporary Music) from Southern Cross University.

Like most accomplished vocalists Karen Hanna simply loves to sing & was influenced from an early age by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Steisand, Dione Warwick and Carole King. Her experience ranges from duos & pub bands to harmony choruses & a capella choirs.

Discography

2Smooth's Demo CD of some favourite covers and selected orginals has received airplay on our local community radio station and in selected retail outlets.

2Smooth are currently focusing on recording original works by both Karen Hanna & Steve Johns as individuals and as a collaborative musical partnership.

Set List

2Smooth's set list ranges from all time favourite covers of the jazz standards, through the retro pop sounds of Carole King, Burt Bacharach, the Mama's & the Pappa's, The Carpenters, Elton John & Billy Joel, and on to current hits by Nora Jones, The Corrs, Delta Goodrem and Missy Higgins.
With a repertoire of over 100 songs, 2Smooth will delight your audiences with music that resonates with listeners of all ages.