Piano and Voice Duo - Auckland

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Artist Bio

  • Artist Type Bands
  • Location Auckland
  • Genre Easy Listening, Jazz, R'n'B
  • Members 2
  • Price Mid-range

Offering a refined blend of Jazz, classic ballads, soft R&B and contemporary Pop, Candelabra is a piano & vocal duo with extensive experience in New Zealand corporate entertainment.  With performances at the exclusive 5–star Hotel New Akao (Japan), Queenstown Winter Festivals, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park, Rotorua Lakeside concerts and the Tauranga Jazz Festival, an aspect of our signature sound is our Jazz treatment of songs more commonly thought of as Pop or RnB.

Sharon Emirali is a singer songwriter who has been performing since the age of 8yrs. Sharon began singing in Country music then moved into the world of Pop music, and in 1992 scored a Top 10 hit. In more recent years Sharon has performed in concert tours with Tom Jones, Charlie Pride, Rikki Morris (opening for UK stars Paul Young and Tony Hadley) and toured with legendary vocal group The Jordinaires (who appear on Elvis Presley’s early hits) and Elvis’ drummer DJ Fontana, in support of world-renowned Elvis impersonator Mike Albert.

Sharon has also performed international cabaret shows alongside the fabulous Tina Cross, corporate shows throughout Asia and Europe and this year onboard the More FM summer Winery Tour with the Opshop super band. Sharon has recently returned home to NZ after a 6 week tour of festivals and concerts around Europe. 

Pianist Stephen Small has performed with many of New Zealand’s most renowned artistes, including Grant Bridger, Tina Cross, Tim Beveridge, Suzanne Lynch, Annie Crummer, Betty-Anne Monga, Russell Harrison, Jackie Clarke, Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Malvina Major and a great many more.

He has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Pops Orchestra,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand String Quartet and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He has also recorded and appeared on stage with such pop and rock luminaries as Opshop, Midnight Youth, Autozamm, Verlaines, Anna Mac, Jamie McDell, Rikki Morris, Hello Sailor, Hammond Gamble, Shona Laing and Debbie Harwood.


I had the pleasure of working with Sharon & Stephen recently, the event was a VIP dinner based around a vehicle launch, the theme was "A Beautiful Thing"... a premium 'high end' environment was created and the guests were treated to an evening of fine food, fine wine and fine entertainment. Sharon’s vocals combined with Stephen’s piano fitted the bill perfectly and created a luxurious sonic backdrop to the night. I would highly recommend this combination / duo to anybody looking to treat their guests to something a bit special. Reece Jensen - The Reece Jensen experience Reece Jensen - Kia Motors - 18 April 2012

We recently had the pleasure of having Stephen & Sharon perform at our residence for a private dinner party celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Stephen is a superb pianist and musical director and together with Sharon they complimented one another with a wide knowledge of music between them. The Marvelly Family. The Marvelly Family - 19 November 2011

Sharon and Stephen from Candelabra entertained the Volvo Dealer of the year welcome party with us aboard the charter Superyacht Pacific Mermaid and were very professional, great musicians, job well done!  Cheers. John Winter " John Winter - Pacific Mermaid - 15 March 2012

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Audio Samples

Cheek To Cheek

Under My Skin

When I Fall In Love

The Best Thing For You

Song List

Sample list:
Night & Day - Various Artists
My baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
At Last - Etta James
Cheek to cheek - Various Artists
My Funny valentine - Various Artists
Night And Day - Ella Fitzgerald
Under my skin - Various Artists
The very thought of you - Natalie Cole
Orange coloured sky - Natalie Cole
New York - Alicia Keys
Best thing for you would be me - Diana Krall
Good enough - Anita Baker
All I do - Wayne Brady version
Don’t Know why - Norah Jones
Ordinary People - John Legend
Holding Back The Years - Gretchen Parlato
Heaven - Candelabra version
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Lullaby of birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
I Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
When I fall in love - Various Artists
I’ll never fall in love again - Dionne Warwick
Old Devil called love - Various Artists
Time after Time - Various Artists
What the world needs now - Burt Bacharach
Our Love is here to stay - Ella Fitzgerald
Wives And Lovers - Nancy Wilson
and many more….....