Joe Tong is a pianist, keyboard player, and piano tutor based in Bridgwater, Somerset. He performs regularly both as a soloist and with a diverse range of singer/songwriters, function bands, theatre companies, and touring acts in the UK.
You can book Joe for live gigs, remote recording, transcription/arrangement, private piano lessons, and more!
About Joe Tong
Joe began his musical journey at the age of six. Initially following the classical tradition, he completed his Grade 8 qualification before applying for higher education. Joe studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 2014 and 2016, under Mei Yi Foo. This period saw development in his command of the instrument and skills in accompaniment, solo, and chamber performance.
Forever drawn to a range of genres, an interest in jazz music naturally emerged. Joe joined the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire jazz programme in 2018, where he studied 1:1 with John Turville and Liam Noble. He also received band coaching from tutors such as John O’Gallagher and Percy Pursglove. These experiences helped to shape his approach to harmony, improvisation, and group playing. Joe continues to study and explore jazz theory in his own time.
In addition to his musical commitments, Joe runs Installed Events: a small business that supplies entertainment and AV hire for weddings, parties, and corporate events. He is also an experienced live sound engineer, having toured the UK and Republic of Ireland with artists such as Marty Wilde, Ultra 90s, Psychic Sally, Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck, Jethro, Bye Bye Baby, and The Wurzels.