Kev Orkian is without question one the UK’s finest Entertainers, Motivational Speakers and Internationally acclaimed Award-Winning Comedy Pianist.
A highly skilled Pianist, Singer & Actor, Kev has honed his art to perfection over many years from his days as a classical concert pianist to performing Stand-up and supporting some of the biggest names in British comedy. Blending his off-beat humour with sensational performances on the piano he has been dubbed one of the world’s finest comedy pianists.
Supporting some of the UK’s biggest comedy names, Kev has shared critical acclaim and standing ovations with his own one-man show. As a consummate pianist he has toured with a variety of orchestras and appeared at many prestigious venues including the Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle & The Kodak Theatre in LA. He made his West End debut starring in Fame at the Victoria Palace Theatre. This foray into London’s theatre scene led to many other West End roles in musicals like Me & My Girl, Grease, Buddy Holly, Happy Days and Boogie Nights.
2009 saw Orkian’s leap onto the UK comedy circuit with performances at London’s Comedy Store, Jongleurs and Highlights chain of comedy clubs at which he regularly receives standing ovations and rave reviews for the originality of his act.
2011 Kev appeared in South Africa’s most prestigious Cape Town funny festival where he received the accolade for the most standing ovations for one entertainer, including an appearance for Archbishop Desmond TuTu. He is the only international entertainer to have been invited 6 years in a row to perform for the festival.
He has entertained audiences from all over the world, including private invitations from members of the royal family, including HRH Prince Philip’s 89th Birthday, HRH Prince Charles, Princess Margaret, Prince Andrew, and Numerous Royal families from Oman, Dubai, Saudi and Abu Dhabi.
A patron and avid supporter of the British Forces Foundation, Kev is constantly invited to entertain army bases around the UK, including numerous trips to Afghanistan, Bahrain, Cape Town and Cyprus, with fellow performer James Blunt. In 2014 Kev appeared in the lead role of David Baddiel’s “The Infidel Musical” receiving much accolade before moving on to play “Dudley Moore” in 2015 & 2019 in the production of Goodbye The Afterlife of Cook & Moore.
Kev is the founder & CEO of Howlin’ Entertainment Ltd, he is also the founder and CEO of British Pantomime Academy, JongleursGroup & Howlin’ Comedy Club…he is regularly seen touring the globe with his “Billionaire Talent” Motivational Talks inspiring Positivity through his stories and experiences
Kev now dedicates much time to his four businesses and the numerous charities he supports, whilst still flying around the world with his Piano Comedy Show and his Inspirational Talks.
“Everyday I dream big. Some days are good days, some days are not so good but everyday is a blessing” – Kev Orkian
SPEAKING TOPICS –
As an experienced and esteemed Entertainer, Musician, Public Speaker, Talent Mentor and Business owner, Kev Orkian aims to deliver Entertainment, Inspiration and Education, to a variety of audiences. He strives to make every event a memorable experience, placing a large emphasis on delivering inspirational content, unforgettable performances and 1-2-1 mentoring.
Kev Orkian’s motivational and inspirational topics include –
- The Bully & Me – Kev talks about the bullying and abuse he underwent in school and the impact it had on him and how playing the piano showed him a better world.
- Create Your Own Future
- How to Nurture Your Mindset
- Mental Health & Music – Kev talks about his mental health struggles and how music has helped him silence the demons.
- The Silent control – A Mothers Love
- The Comedy Mind
- Armenia & The Genocide
It is Kev’s belief that everyone has the ability to change their mind, think positively and create a better future for themselves.
As well as above Kev can be booked for musical cabaret or after dinner performances
Great coaching, I feel I can enjoy the sessions more, rather than half dread them thanks to your approach. Plus you opened my eyes to skills I had forgotten in presentation and stand up.
— Haig Armaghanian, Founder of Barret Investment
If there's anyone that can lift the moral of the forces its Kev Orkian, he is always my first port of call.
— Mark Cann, President of The British Forces Foundation
I only use the best in the business that's why I choose Kev Orkian every time.
— Bonnie Lythgoe, Producer, Director, Choreographer