Adam Chester is a singer-songwriter, piano player and composer who can make your party or event a stand out and unique experience with his personality, repertoire and extensive knowledge of most every music genre there is. He is a go-to favorite for private parties hosted by celebrities, such as Reese Witherspoon and Kate Hudson. He can also be seen playing several nights a week at the Sunset Marquis and Jeremy Hotels in West Hollywood.
Since 2005, Adam has been privileged to work with Sir Elton John and his band, who fondly refer to him as the “Surrogate Elton", having the distinct honor to sit in for Elton John at the piano, playing and singing Elton's parts for his band rehearsals. Adam has also composed and arranged choir and string parts for various live performances for Elton.
Adam performed with Elton John's band during the program “Elton John: I’m Still Standing - A Grammy Salute” at Madison Square Garden, which aired on CBS in April 2018. While Elton proudly watched from the audience, Adam played his parts on the piano, accompanied by major artists, including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Chris Martin, Marren Morris, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban. Click photos to scroll.
“Adam brings my holiday party to life. He is fantastic and we will use him every year!” – Reese Witherspoon
“Adam those tunes you played are still in my head! Oh, how we loved the music and your company!” – Jody Flowers, Flowers Hotel Group, Sunset Marquis
“Adam Chester is not just an amazing musician; he is also a whole lot of fun. I’ve only spent two evenings with him at the keyboard but they have been memorable events. His specialty is Elton John tunes and he really is the “Piano Man.” His repertoire is far-ranging – anything from the Beatles to Gershwin, rock and roll to old standards. People of all ages love to gather around his piano and sing along. He not only knows the tunes but also the lyrics and can transpose on the fly, very admirable, nimble musicianship! Best of all is his enthusiasm and charm. He’s very engaging and, let me say it again, fun!" – Sharon Wong, Film Editor
“Wayne and I have hired Adam for several holiday parties we’ve thrown over the years. I can’t think of one moment when there wasn’t a gathering of our guests planted around the piano joining in on the songs! Whether it’s Christmas music, standards, or Bohemian Rhapsody, Adam interprets each song as if he wrote every note himself…winning over everyone in the room. Without trying to be the center of attention, he becomes the center of attention. If you’re looking for good music, turn on the radio. If you’re looking for good entertainment, call Adam Chester.” – Patricia Whitcraft and Wayne Hughes