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Andrew Edmond

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Pianist available throughout central Scotland, covering all musical styles. Can provide own digital piano, piano-vocal duo also available.
Pianist
Glasgow
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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Andrew is a Glasgow-based pianist. He is available throughout central Scotland and beyond, for weddings, piano bars, corporate events, parties, etc. With over 20 years' professional experience, Andrew covers a wide variety of musical tastes and styles, and can tailor a programme of music to suit any occasion. He can provide his own digital piano and PA system, if required. While classically-trained, he is equally at home with pop, rock, jazz, musical theatre, film scores, and other styles. Andrew has been playing for weddings and other events for 20 years, and consistently scores 5-star ratings in his reviews. Andrew places great importance on good communication with his clients. He is happy to discuss anything and everything in advance, either by email, phone, Skype, whatever suits best. For weddings, he will always make sure to get in touch with your wedding co-ordinator beforehand, to check about practicalities, and ensure that everything runs smoothly on your special day. Andrew also forms one half of an exciting piano-vocal duo, which is also available for weddings, bars, etc : further details are available on request. Andrew has been playing piano since the age of 7, and passed his grade 8 Associated Board exam with Distinction. At the age of 17, he obtained an LTCL (Licentiate of the Trinity College of London) diploma in Piano Performance. From to 1996 to 2012, he accompanied ballet classes at the Studio school of dance, in Glasgow's West End, and became the Senior Pianist there. Andrew's music can be found on all major streaming/download platforms, such as Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Deezer, etc.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Medieval music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

20TH CENTURY POP :
Ain't no Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
As the World Falls Down - Bowie
Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi
Bridge over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Colourblind - Counting Crows
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Hallelujah - Cohen
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Mad World - Tears for Fears
New York, New York - Sinatra
Nightswimming - REM
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Stand By Me / Canon in D - Ben E King
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Your Song - Elton John
You're My Best Friend - Queen
21ST CENTURY POP :
7 Rings - Ariana Grande
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of Me - John Legend
Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
Baby Shark variations - Edmond / Pinkfong
Bird Set Free - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Firework - Katy Perry
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hoppipola - Sigur Ros
How to Save a Life - The Fray
I See The Light - Tangled
Laura - Bat for Lashes
Let It Go - Idina Menzel
Life in Technicolor - Coldplay
Love Is Only A Feeling - The Darkness
Love the Way You Lie / Giorni Dispari - Rihanna / Einaudi
Marry Me - Train
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Re-arrange - Biffy Clyro
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Still Into You - Paramore
Symphony - Clean Bandit
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
You and Me - Lifehouse
CHRISTMAS :
All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
In the Bleak Midwinter
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming To Town - Coots and Gillespie
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
We're Walking In The Air - Aled Jones
CLASSICAL :
Allemande, from French Suite in E flat - Bach
Arabesque no 1 - Debussy
Canon in D - Pachabel
Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Danza de la Moza Donosa - Ginastera
Impromptu no 3, D899 - Schubert
Impromptu no 4, D899 - Schubert
Jupiter / I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst
La Fille au Cheveux de Lin - Debussy
Melody in F - Rubinstein
Moonlight Sonata, 1st movt - Beethoven
Nocturne in B flat - Field
Nocturne no 15 - Chopin
Nocturne no 2 - Chopin
Nocturne no 9 - Chopin
Prelude no 1 - Bach
Prelude no 13 - Chopin
Prelude no 15 - Chopin
Prelude no 17 - Chopin
Prelude no 4 - Chopin
Prelude no 7 - Chopin
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
Sarabande, from French Suite in E flat - Bach
Sonata no 15 - Mozart
Sonata no 8, 2nd movt - Beethoven
Song of the Hebrew Slaves - Verdi
Song Without Words no 1 - Mendelssohn
Song Without Words no 6 - Mendelssohn
Standchen - Schubert
Tango - Albeniz
Waltz in A flat - Brahms
Waltz in C sharp minor - Chopin
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL :
Amelie - Comptine d'un autre ete - Tiersen
Amelie - La Valse d'Amelie - Tiersen
Blue Planet II - Hans Zimmer
Braveheart - Horner
Cavatina - Myers
Fallout 4 - Inon Zur
Far Away, By Your Side - Edmond
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
I Giorni - Einaudi
In un'altra vita - Einaudi
Interstellar - Hans Zimmer
Jamaican Rumba - Benjamin
James and the Giant Peach theme - Edmond
James and the Giant Peach, garden and caterpillars - Edmond
Kiss the Rain - Yiruma
Le Onde - Einaudi
Passion - Kyle Landry
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart / Fazil Say
Stella del Mattino - Einaudi
Still Game theme tune - Edmond
The Bridge on the Clyde - Edmond
The Piano - Big My Secret - Nyman
The Piano - The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Nyman
There's a Place for us - Bernstein
Tonight, tonight - Bernstein
Wallace and Gromit Theme - Nott
JAZZ, BLUES, TRADITIONAL, PRE-60's :
All That Jazz - John Kander
At Last - Etta James
Blues Before Sunrise - Eric Clapton
Caledonia - Dougie McLean
Carolina Shout - James P Johnson
City of Stars - Hurwitz
Crazy Calypso - Mister D
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - Dean Martin
I Wish I Knew how it would feel to be free - Billy Taylor
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter / Frank Sinatra
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
Melody - Molly Johnson
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Summertime Blue - Edmond
Take 5 - Brubeck
The Land O' The Leal
The Lonely Goatherd - Rodgers and Hammerstein
The Man I Love - Gershwin
The Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein
You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford / Michael Buble
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love the sheer quality and variety of music I can play, ranging from Mozart to Nirvana, and everything in between! I always achieve 5-star reviews, and clients often comment on my friendly, approachable nature, my professionalism and musical talent.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at countless venues across Scotland, including : the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, House for an Art Lover, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Glenbervie House Hotel, New Lanark, the Balmoral Hotel, Oran Mor, Turnberry, Mar Hall, Carlowrie Castle, Dunblane Hydro, Gambero Rosso, Barony Castle, Sorn Castle, and many, many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Kyle Landry, Constantino Carrara, and Francesco Parrino.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I performed for an audience of 2,000, in a "Peace Arts" multi-cultural event in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's generally no problem, as I am very flexible. Just let me know, and I'll do my very best to accommodate you. There may be a small additional charge, if the overall duration increases.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 mins if I am supplying my piano and PA system, or 15 mins if the venue is supplying the piano. I always aim to arrive early, so that I can finish setting up at least 30 mins before I am due to start playing.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes. I can provide you with a copy of my up-to-date repertoire list beforehand. Some of my clients like to pick every piece/song from my repertoire list, others like to pick a few favourites and leave me to choose the rest, and others just leave it all up to me to choose a nice mixture. I'm happy with any of these approaches.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I can bring my high-quality full-size digital piano, plus small PA system, which combine to make a lovely, authentic grand-piano sound.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I'm happy to learn up to 3 songs which are not currently on my repertoire list, at no extra charge. For weddings, my clients often use their 3 "free choices" for the bridal entry, signing of the register, and exit music. Please let me know your choices at least a month beforehand.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£240
Packages
Wedding ceremony
Includes : - arrive and be all setup 60 mins beforehand - music as guests arrive, typically starting playing 30 mins beforehand - bridal entry - signing of the register - exit music
£140
Drinks reception
Music for your drinks reception, based on a duration of 1 hour 30 mins.
£140
Wedding dinner
Music for your wedding dinner, based on a duration of 2 hours.
£160
Wedding ceremony + drinks reception
This includes : - arrive and be all setup 60 mins beforehand - music as guests arrive, typically starting playing 30 mins beforehand - bridal entry - signing of the register - exit music - more music for your drinks reception
£210
Available services
Travel time (per hour)
+£10
Provide PA system
+£22.50
Provide piano
+£45

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Lindsay D, 10 months ago

Andrew was an absolutely fantastic addition to our wedding day. Before the wedding day he was extremely friendly, helpful and always replied to my questions promptly. Andrew was also happy to learn new songs for our ceremony. He contracted our venue before hand and made his arrangements for set up etc which I was really impressed by as it gave us one less thing to worry about on the lead up to the big day. On the day, lots of guests commented on his amazing playing. He was flexible with music timings and fitted into the ceremony flawlessly. Andrew then kept everyone entertained during our drinks reception! Andrew is a real gem and my husband and I both couldn’t recommend him any more! He really does go that extra mile!

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Emma N, 10 months ago

Andrew was an absolute pleasure to interact with. He is incredibly talented and a joy to listen to. I wouldn’t hesitate to book Andrew again or highly recommend him.

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Katy G, 11 months ago

Andrew was great from start to finish and we booked him to play piano for our wedding ceremony and as background music during dinner. He took the time to visit our wedding venue before we actually booked him so he could provide a detailed plan for our day. He was also very accommodating in letting us hear some snippets of our specific song requests for our Big Day. His communication was great and he responded to our questions promptly and always put our mind at ease. The music was fantastic on our wedding day and we would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a pianist to play at their wedding.

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Nicola W, 1 year ago

Beautiful touch to our wedding day, Andrew was professional and a pleasure to deal with on the run up to our wedding and on the day, would 100% recommend him!

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Vicki C, 2 years ago

Andrew has played at Loch Lomond golf club on numerous occasions and exceeded all of our guests expectations- Professional, friendly , reliable and above all, a pleasure to listen to. Without hesitation, I would recommend highly. Thankyou Andrew for making our members experience exceptional.

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Catherine B, 2 years ago

We are very grateful for Andrew’s talent and skill. His sensitive piano playing enriched our daughter’s wedding ceremony. Great talent! Brilliant!

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