I am equally happy playing for Wedding Services and Wedding Receptions as I am playing pub Sing-a-Longs and Live Karaoke (or Pianoke as I call it). Music can be with or without vocals, it's totally up to you. I can mix and match styles for your event. Maybe you want some gentle ballads and smooth jazz as background music at the start of your event. But later on you want a sing-a-long or even some Live Karaoke. As you can see and hear below, I can provide sophisticated jazz and blues or host an evening of great Live Karaoke with classic Rock and Pop.
Listen to Piano Man
Thanks for playing at our wedding. The selection of songs was perfect and created a lovely warm atmosphere as people chatted and guzzled the fizz!
Sally Edwards, wedding
We were so pleased we got you to play. It created the perfect atmosphere for the reception at our very special event and helped to make it really memorable.
Mike & Lisa Taylor, silver wedding anniversary
Thanks again. Your playing created the perfect atmosphere to get everyone relaxed and chatting – and even a bit of smooching too!.
Keith Connolly, birthday party
What is the price?Costs will vary according to distance travelled and the time required. However the following are guide to prices within an hour travel distance of Portsmouth and allowing one hour arrival/set up time. Playing one hour before and during Wedding Ceremony £150 - £200 Playing two hours at wedding reception £175-200 Combined ceremony and reception £275-350 Playing 2 hour evening event £175 - £250
What songs do you play?I am constantly learning new songs and changing set lists. All music and songs are performed from memory. I also design and alter my set lists as I play in order to respond to the mood. If it feels like the mood demands a livelier song, then I'll play one! Here is a guideline of songs I might play for different situations, however they are all interchangeable according to the mood. They are all in my head, so I don't need to spend a long time 'looking them up'! All songs can be performed with or without vocals. SMOOTH 'COCKTAIL' JAZZ It Had to be You: Come Fly with me; Love is Here to Stay; The Girl form Ipanema; Misty; Fly me to the Moon; I Get a Kick out of You; Sway: Beyond the Sea; Copacabana; New York State of Mind; Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head; Blue Eyes; Thank you for the Music; Yesterday; Michelle; All of Me. BLUES & SWING Can't Buy me Love; Lady Madonna; Hallelujah I Love her so; Billy Jean; Stuck In the Middle With You; Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Killer Queen; Wake Me Up Before you Go Go; Waterloo; Shine; Pina Colada Song. SHOW SONGS Memory; Music of the Night; Close Every Door; Any Dream Will Do; I Dreamed a Dream; Master of the House; Food Glorious Food; As Long as He Needs Me; Wouldn't it Be Lovely; If I Were a Bell; A Million Dreams; You Will be Found; Let it Go; Send in the Clowns; Seasons of Love. LIVELY & SING-A-LONG/LIVE KARAOKE Video Killed the Radio Star; Lola; Rolling in the Deep; Wonderwall; Hotel California; American Pie; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Killer Queen; We are the Champions; Mr Brightside; Weather with You; Let it Go; Life on Mars; Uptown Girl; New York State of Mind; Too Good to be True; Mamma Mia; Waterloo; Dancing Queen; Copacabana; Stuck in the Middle; Summer of 69; Don't Stop Believing; Message in a Bottle; Come on Eileen; Shine; 500 Miles; Oliver's Army; Born to Run; Pina Colada Song; Pinball Wizard; Sweet Caroline; Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow; Brown Eyed Girl; Jolene; Stand By Me; Wonderful World; Rehab; Dancing in the Dark; Angels: Billy Jean; I Wanna Dance with Somebody; I will survive; You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling WEDDING SONGS Falling in Love With You; Something; God only knows; Perfect; All of Me; We’ve Only Just Begun; To Make You Feel My Love; Too Good to be True; One Day Like This; Angels; Always a Woman; Your Song; Wonderful World; You are the Sunshine of My Life; Have I told You Lately; Fix You.
Where do you travel to?I am based between Portsmouth and Winchester. Travel times of up to an hour and half are quite standard but I'm happy to quote to travel anywhere.
Do we need to provide a piano for you?No. As you see from the film, I play an electric piano inside a wooden piano 'shell'. You would barely know however from a small distance, and it creates the impression of a lovely small baby grand piano. This means it can be easily transported to your venue and set up in a very small space. It also means that the sound can be put thought a fairly large PA system if required meaning that the music will be easily heard even in larger rooms.
Can we ask you to play our favourite songs and pieces of music?I'm very happy to learn and play some of your favourite songs. However if an extensive list of new songs and music is requested then an additional 'rehearsal' fee will need to be added.
How long will it take to set up?Assuming there is good access to the performance area, it should take a maximum of 30 minutes between arrival at the venue and performance. I would always plan to arrive at least one hour before I am required to play.
How loud will it be?As the sound it going through a PA system, the music can be as loud or as quiet as you require. Usually the music is for atmosphere whilst people are chatting and drinking, so it will not be adjusted accordingly.
Can you play recorded music for dancing later?Yes I can! The piano and vocals are going through a small but very powerful PA, which can be easily tucked out of sight. If you want a 'disco' later on, The PA is powerful enough for rooms of up to 300 people! You can give me your playlists if you want, or I can play the music through your own device (phone/laptop etc) I also have a range of lights and can bring these too to create great dance-floor atmosphere.