OKIEM is a pianist & composer whose music is described as “cinematic classical”. He creates his signature sound by combining piano, orchestral instruments and synthesizers.
He has toured on keyboards for many of the biggest artists in the music industry from Leona Lewis, to Tinie Tempah to opening up for John Legend & Prince, to most recently touring with Grammy-Nominated DJ/Producer, Duke Dumont. Prior to that he toured with and wrote songs for Russian sensation Sergey Lazarev which involved relocating to Moscow for 3 years. This unique wealth of experience with top class artists helps to shape his unique sound, compositions, and astounding live performance that continues to captivate his audiences.
Okiem has been compared to composers such as Ludovico Einaudi & Olafur Arnalds. His contemporary take on the classical genre is expressed in the debut solo album XIRO which he recently launched and is now performing with his amazing string section at venues and events across the UK.
"I just wanted to write a little note to express a most heartfelt THANK YOU for sending us Okiem. He was just fantastic!! What a wonderful musician and such a lovely man too. The vibe and grandeur was perfect for the occasion. I would love to see him perform with his entire compliment of musicians. Wow!"
Sample Set List
CLASSICALREPERTOIRE Beethoven – Fur Elise Debussy – Clair de Lune Ludovico Einaudi – I Giorni Pachabel – Canon in D Schubert – Ave Maria
CONTEMPORARY REPERTOIRE Adele – Someone Like You A Green- Let’s Stay Together Amy Winehouse – Back to Black Bill Withers – Lean on Me Bruno Mars- Marry You Coolio – Gangsters Paradise Dr Dre – Still Dre Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud Elton John – Your Song Greatest Showman – This is Me Maroon 5 – This Love Sam Smith – Stay With Me The Beatles – Let It Be