Pianoman

Pianoman

Real Name:
James Sammon
Profile:
James Sammon established his name and Pianoman brand during the early nineties House Music boom, where he self released a series of white labels under the alias of PCP. One of the tracks called "Whitney Tune" taken from Volume Two became and instant club anthem, due to its hands in the air piano breaks and big lush strings sound. Several other EP's followed as Sammon began to run his own label called Piano Choons via legendary UK/Italian House label Disco Magic UK. Over a period of two years tracks were produced and released, which are now anthems on what is called these days the Old School scene.

This included tracks such as Tribute To Asha, Cast A Spell, Revelation, Rock And Move, Pump This Party, Together and Day Dreaming.

In 1994 James produced and pressed up 300 copies of a bootleg track he made that he called "Blurred", on account of it containing a sample of Damon Albarn from the indie group Blur, by this time using the name Pianoman. The track "Blurred" was an overnight success and sold the first 300 units in less than twenty minutes after it was played on Kiss FM by Graham Gold and BBC 1 by John Peel and Pete Tong. Two years later the track was released on 3 Beat records via London/FFRR and went straight into the UK chart top ten at number 6, staying in the chart for a full four weeks. Appearances on Top Of The Pops and MTV followed, as well as featuring on the Radio One roadshow and the Smash Hits roadshow tour. In all Blurred sold 480,000 copies in the UK alone. Recently, with the revival of the 90's sound the track has seen new life and appealed to the next generation by appearing on compilation albums by Ministry Of Sound, EMI Music, AATW Records and Sony Europe. Because of his love for the Piano House sound, James has recently started making the style of tracks that made his name again, and been DJing and doing live performances at events and venues in the UK. (Bowlers, Life, Entourage, This Is Old School, Goodtimes, State Club, 051 Reunion and many more)
Teaming up with Shaun "Boy Raver" Lever and Nathan Shaw to produce a whole new set of Old School Anthems for the scene.

Between 2006-2008, Sammon concentrated on song writing and producing various forms of House Music from Bassline House to Electro. This saw him write several club smashes, such as So In Love, which was vocalled by up and coming singer Malisha Bleau. The track became a club smash, and several remixes saw it obtain a massive Youtube following, which ended up with the track being licenced to a Ministry Of Sound compilation album. Other tracks such as Missing You and Ain't Your Sweet Thing which featured the then unknown Birmingham based singer Jenny Jones also interested Ministry, and Missing You was signed as a single which lead to Sammon and his then co writing partner Hinto each getting publishing deals with 23rd Precinct Music publishing on account of a Euro Dance track called Eternity under the name of BPM being signed to AATW Records.

Always moving with the times, James now writes and produces Electro and EDM house tracks under the name of Low Pass. In similar geres to artists such as Zedd, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris. A DJ all the time he has produced, James can DJ across many dance genres with his DJ and producing partner Nathan Shaw.
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Pianoman Discography

Singles & EPs

Pianoman Rock And Move / Get Up Original Records (3) UK 1994 Sell This Version
The Pianoman* And Nils Booph The Pianoman* And Nils Booph - Revelation / Gift Of Love (Single) Steppin' Out Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
RS 03 Nil's Booph* And The Pianoman* / Red. Boy - W P* Nil's Booph* And The Pianoman* / Red. Boy - W P* - Nils Booph & The Pianoman Vol 3(12", W/Lbl, TP, Sta) Rude Season RS 03 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PCX 001 The Pianoman* Tribute To Asha(12", Promo) Disco Magic UK PCX 001 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Pianoman, Maximum Spell Pianoman, Maximum Spell - Cast A Spell (Single) Reach Records (3) UK 1995 Sell This Version
Pianoman Blurred (Single) tREACHerous Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
PIANO 02 Pianoman Rare And Unreleased(12") Not On Label (Pianoman Self-released) PIANO 02 UK 1995 Sell This Version
Pianoman Party People (Live Your Life Be Free) (Maxi) 3 Beat Music UK 1997 Sell This Version
PC 1 Pianoman & Rhythm Eternity Pianoman & Rhythm Eternity - Pink Champagne (97 Remix)(12", W/Lbl, Ora) Not On Label PC 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
30386-6 Pianoman, The* Untitled(12", TP) Not On Label 30386-6 France 1997 Sell This Version
SV 001 Pianoman Hungry Eyes (The Mixes)(12", Ltd, Promo) Solo Vinyl SV 001 UK 2004 Sell This Version
YCUK 004 Pianoman Yeah(12") Youth Club Records YCUK 004 UK 2004 Sell This Version
RB 001 Pianoman Record Box EP(12", W/Lbl) Record Box RB 001 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

GTR034 Pianoman Featuring Carla Donohue Pianoman Featuring Carla Donohue - So Addicted(6xFile, MP3, 320) Good Times Recordings GTR034 UK & Europe 2013
KT060 Pianoman Ft Alistair James (3) Pianoman Ft Alistair James (3) - My Love(File, MP3, 320) Kinky Trax (2) KT060 UK 2016

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