HIS glittering musical CV includes being technical musical adviser for the American mini-series, Ellis Island - the last film to star Richard Burton.

Welsh piano wizard Geoff Eales has appeared in concert halls, festivals and clubs around the world.

Geoff’s next port of call will be Southampton tonight where, as part of his UK tour, he will be showcasing his new album Transience.

Speaking about his new release he says: “Recorded seven months after my mother’s passing, my intense sense of loss has very much informed the emotional landscape of the music.

“Losing a loved one makes one realise just how precious, fragile and transient life is.

“Furthermore on the last year or so we have lost so many musical luminaries, none more brilliant than those two beacons of infinite light – Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor.”

The Geoff Eales Quartet will be headlining the latest Southampton Jazz Club gig at The Talking Heads.

Geoff has enjoyed an incredibly varied career in music. As well as his love of contemporary classical music, he is passionate about jazz.

As a member of the BBC Radio Big Band in the late 70's and early 80's, he was featured in well over 1000 broadcasts.

During this period, he formed the electric rock-fusion band, Electric Eales, which recorded extensively for the BBC.

Geoff left the BBC in 1983 to pursue a career as a studio pianist, arranger and composer.

He was musical associate / arranger for the Wayne Sleep / Bonnie Langford TV series, The Hot Shoe Show.

A top studio musician for over 15 years, Geoff worked alongside a host of household musical names, including Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

As an accompanist he was frequently featured with leading vocalists such as Shirley Bassey, Jose Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lesley Garrett and Michael Ball.

Geoff has performed at many of the world's leading concert halls, festivals and clubs including London's Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott's, The Blue Note Clubs of Japan, New York's Birdland, The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, Louisville's Jazz Factory and festivals in Belgrade, Zagreb, Edinburgh, Cork and Brecon.