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Andrew Edmond

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Wedding and event pianist, available throughout central Scotland, covering all musical styles. Can provide own digital piano and PA system.
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Glasgow
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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, Zoom, 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 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.

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Andrew's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Rhiannon H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew was an absolute gem at our wedding! His piano skills were superb, and his communication and professionalism put us at complete ease before and during the day. Highly recommend him for any event! Thank you so much

Reply from Andrew
2 months ago

Hi Rhiannon - many thanks for your kind words, I really enjoyed playing for your wedding, it was a lovely day! Wishing you and Chris all the very best for the future, Andrew

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Carolyn C
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew was absolutely fantastic. He played at my recent birthday party and also accompanied some of the guests who sang two songs.He Communicated well and had two rehearsals in advance of the performances. His repertoire is extensive and he is an amazing pianist

Reply from Andrew
8 months ago

Thanks so much Carolyn! I loved playing for your birthday party, and it was really nice to be able to accompany you and some friends on some favourite songs.

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Stephanie C
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

If you are looking for a pianist for your wedding or any event I would highly recommend Andrew. From the moment we booked with him right up until our wedding he communicated well and had a short response time. Andrew also liaised with our venue directly which was a huge help. He has an eclectic repertoire and we requested a song for the professional which was not n his list however he advised he could play it. We got so many compliments from our guests too. Thank you again Andrew :)

Reply from Andrew
8 months ago

Hi Stephanie - many thanks for your kind words, I loved playing for your wedding! Wishing you and Andy all the very best for the future, Andrew

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Louise C
10 months ago
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4.3 out of 5

Andrew was great and played beautifully. Communication could have been slightly better with venue and celebrant on when I was walking down the aisle, the wrong song was played (I don't think he knew I was coming) but he switched to the correct song immediately. Andrew even learnt a song for us, thank you again Andrew!

Reply from Andrew
10 months ago

Hi Louise - thanks for your review, and your kind comments. It was an absolute pleasure to play for your wedding. Just to explain about the entrance music... there was full communication with your venue and celebrant beforehand. The understanding was that the venue would give the celebrant a signal when you were ready to come in. The celebrant would then get everyone standing up, and I would take my cue from that. This is what happened. However, for sure, there was a wee bit of misunderstanding between the venue and the celebrant, I'm not sure what happened there. I think the celebrant was expecting there to be a few minutes gap between finishing his pre-ceremony announcement, and your entrance, so he was a bit surprised to get the signal from the venue so soon. When he finished his announcement, and it was clear he wasn't moving straight on to getting everyone standing up, I just carried on with some more of the pre-ceremony music. After 10 or 20 seconds, he must have seen his signal, got everyone standing up, at which point I went straight into your entrance music. So, I'm not really sure what I could have done differently or better, but I'm sorry if the overall result wasn't quite as smooth as you'd hoped for, and hope my explanation makes sense. Many thanks for having me to play for your wedding, it was a lovely day, and I wish you and your new husband all the very best for the future! Best wishes, Andrew

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Vicki C
6 years ago, for a Playing for dinner guests, Loch Lomond Golf Club
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5 out of 5

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
6 years ago, for a Wedding, Autigny-la-Tour, France
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5 out of 5

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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Andrew's 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
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Bridge over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King) - Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
Daniel - Elton John
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Dreams - The Cranberries
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hallelujah - Cohen
Heaven - Bryan Adams / DJ Sammy
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Imagine - John Lennon
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Kingston Town - UB40
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Mad World - Tears for Fears
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan / Adele
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
New Year's Day - U2
New York, New York - Sinatra
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
November Rain - Guns N Roses
Paradise City - Guns N Roses
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Praise You - Fatboy Slim
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stars - Simply Red
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
Tender - Blur
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
This Year's Love - David Gray
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara
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
Anyone - Justin Bieber
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bird Set Free - Sia
Can't Help Falling in Love - Hailey Reinhart
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
Defying Gravity - Idina Menzel
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Everything - Michael Buble
Firework - Katy Perry
Greatest Day - Take That
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hoppipola - Sigur Ros
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
How to Save a Life - The Fray
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I See The Light - Tangled
Just You and I - Tom Walker
L'Amour Toujours - Gigi D'Agostino
Latch - Sam Smith / Disclosure
Let It Go - Idina Menzel
Life's a Happy Song - The Muppets
Love the Way You Lie / Giorni Dispari - Rihanna / Einaudi
Many of Horror (When we Collide) - Biffy Clyro
Marry Me - Train
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Re-arrange - Biffy Clyro
Rewrite The Stars - The Greatest Showman
Rule The World - Take That
Samskeyti - Sigur Ros
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Space - Biffy Clyro
Still Into You - Paramore
Symphony - Clean Bandit
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
The Middle - Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey
The One - Kodaline
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
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
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
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
Goldberg Variations (Aria) - Bach
Impromptu no 3, D899 - Schubert
Jupiter / I Vow To Thee My Country - Holst
La Fille au Cheveux de Lin - Debussy
Meditation from Thais - Massanet
Melody in F - Rubinstein
Moonlight Sonata, 1st movt - Beethoven
Nocturne in B flat - Field
Nocturne no 15 - Chopin
Nocturne no 2 - Chopin
Nocturne no 8 - Chopin
Nocturne no 9 - Chopin
Paganini Variation 18 - Rachmaninov
Pas des Fleurs - Delibes
Prelude no 1 - Bach
Prelude no 13 - Chopin
Prelude no 15 - Chopin
Prelude no 17 - 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
Valse Lente (from Coppelia) - Delibes
Waltz from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Waltz in A flat - Brahms
Waltz no 2 (from Jazz Suite) - Shostakovich
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL :
All I Ask Of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Amelie - Comptine d'un autre ete - Tiersen
Amelie - La Valse d'Amelie - Tiersen
Braveheart - Horner
Cavatina - Myers
Far Away, By Your Side - Edmond
Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone
Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
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
Jurassic Park theme - John Williams
Kiss the Rain - Yiruma
Le Onde - Einaudi
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - Ryuichi Sakamoto
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Stella del Mattino - Einaudi
Still Game theme tune - Edmond
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
Carolina Shout - James P Johnson
City of Stars - Hurwitz
Crazy Calypso - Mister D
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime - Dean Martin
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter / Frank Sinatra
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
Mia and Sebastian's Theme (La La Land) - Hurwitz
So This Is Love - Cinderella
Someone to Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Summertime Blue - Edmond
Take 5 - Brubeck
That's Life - Sinatra
The Man I Love - Gershwin
The Sound of Music - Rodgers and Hammerstein
We're Off To See the Wizard - Judy Garland
You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford / Michael Buble
Caledonia - Dougie McLean
Danny Boy
Loch Lomond
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose - Robert Burns
The Land O' The Leal

Andrew's 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

Add-ons

Travel time (per hour)
+£10
Provide PA system
+£22.50
Provide piano
+£45
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 aren't yet on my repertoire list, for a small additional fee of £20 per song, with at least a month's notice. For example, if you're booking for a wedding ceremony, you may wish to choose something special to you for the bridal entry, signing of the register, or exit music.
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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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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