Singing pianist

Anita Hale

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Anita is an amazing pianist/singer who performs throughout the UK. She plays hundreds of pop songs from all eras plus all the Jazz classics.
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Anita trained as a Classical and Jazz musician at the Guildhall school of music and drama. Since graduating she has performed popular/Jazz and classical music all over the UK at hundreds of events. She is a full-time musician and plays/sings weekly for the Dorchester hotel. Her performances have a wonderful energy and she always engages with her audience. She can tailor her set list to whatever is required for that event...either as background music or getting everybody up and dancing! She continues to love entertaining all sorts of people and would be the perfect choice for your event as her repertoire is so extensive. She is more than happy to add any new songs that might be special to you.

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Classical, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Music therapy, Accompanist
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Anita's Song list

Anita Hale Set list
The 2010’s
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Shotgun - George Ezra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Lay me down – Sam Smith
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
That Man – Caro Emerald
A Night Like this – Caro Emerald
Liquid Lunch – Caro Emerald
Budapest – George Ezra
A Thousand years – Christina Perri
Never seen anything quite like you – The Script
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
How long will I love you? – Ellie Goulding (The Waterboys)
Little things – One Direction
Turning tables – Adele
Someone like you – Adele
Rolling in the deep – Adele
To make you feel my love – Adele
Price tag – Jessie J
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Stuck – Caro Emerald
New York – Paloma Faith
Our day will come – Amy Winehouse
Will you still love me tomorrow– Amy Winehouse
Clown – Emeli Sande
Somebody that I used to know – Gotye
Banana pancakes – Jack Johnson
Jar of hearts – Christina Perri
It’ll rain – Bruno Mars
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Just give me a reason – Pink
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
All of me – John Legend
Let it go – Frozen
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
Can't fight the moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
The 2000’s
Greatest Day – Take that
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Chasing pavements – Adele
Use somebody – Kings of Leon
This love – Maroon 5
Empire state of mind – Alicia Keys
If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys
Do you want the truth or something beautiful? – Paloma Faith
Like a star – Corrine Bailey Ray
Put your records on – Corrine Bailey Ray
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
Somewhere only we know – Keane
Valerie – Amy Winehouse/The Zutons
Lucky – Jason Mraz
Better together – Jack Johnson
Ordinary people – John Legend
I’m your’s – Jason Mraz
Chasing cars – Snow patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
The closest thing to crazy – Katie Melua
Sunrise – Norah Jones
Don’t know why – Norah Jones
Smile – Lily Allen
Everything – Michael Buble
Just haven’t met you yet – Michael Buble
Feeling good – Michael Buble
Sway – Michael Buble
Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
Pencil full of lead – Paulo Nutini
Pack up your troubles – Eliza Dolittle
Suddenly I see – KT Tunstell
Nine million bicycles – Katie Melua
Rule the world – Take that
Handbags and gladrags – Stereophonics
Have a nice day – Stereophonics
Wherever you will go – The Calling
Set the fire to the third bar – Snow Patrol
A thousand miles – Vanessa Carlton
Human – The Killers
The outdoor type – Lemonheads
Mad world – Gary Joules/Tears for fears
Candy – Paolo Nutini
Patience – Take That
All about you – McFly
Reach for the stars – S Club 7
Everything I do - Bryan Adams
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
The 90’s
Angels – Robbie Williams
She’s the one – Robbie Williams
Waterfall – The Stone roses
High and Dry – Radiohead
Nothing Compares – Sinead O’Connor
Weather with you – Crowded House
Save tonight – Eagle eye cherry
Promise me – Beverly craven
Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
She – Elvis Costello
I dreamed a dream – Les Miserables
You’ve got a friend in me – Toy story
Beauty and the Beast – Disney
Wonderwall – Oasis
Can you feel the love tonight? – Elton John
Angels – Sarah McLachlan
Good Riddance – Green Day
Time of your life
Days of our lives – Queen
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Up Where we Belong - Jo Cocker/Jennifer Warnes
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
The 80’s
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Don’t stop believin’ – Journey
Don’t worry, be happy – Bobby McFerrin
True colours – Cyndie Lauper
Time after time – Cyndie Lauper
Eternal flame – The Bangles
Careless whisper – Wham
Sweet child of mine – Guns n Roses
Saving all my love – Whitney Houston
The wind beneath my wings – Bette Midler
Have I told you lately? – Van Morrison
Lady in Red – Chris De Burgh
I’m still standing – Elton John
Arthur’s theme – Christopher Cross
There she goes – The La’s
Tracy Chapman – Baby can I hold you?
It Must be Love – Madness
Walking on sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Here you come again - Dolly Parton
Country Roads - John Denver
Big yellow taxi - Joni Mitchell
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Life on Mars - David Bowie
The 70’s
Nobody does it better – Carly Simon
The look of love – Burt Bacharach
Killing me softly – Roberta Flack
You’ve got a friend – Carole King
I feel the earth move – Carole King
Baker St – Gerry Rafferty
Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
Just the two of us – Bill Withers
Lean on me – Bill Withers
Isn’t she lovely? – Stevie Wonder
You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
Let’s stay together – Rev Al Green
Wishing on a star – Rose Royce
Always a woman – Billy Joel
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Moondance – Van Morrison
Hotel California – The Eagles
More than a woman – The Bee Gees
How deep is your love? – The Bee Gees
Your song – Elton John
Goodbye yellow brick Rd – Elton John
Song for Guy – Elton John
New Amsterdam – Elvis Costello
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue? – Crystal Gayle
Yesterday once more – The Carpenters
Rainy days and Mondays – The Carpenters
Top of the world – The Carpenters
Close to you – The Carpenters
American Pie – Don McClean
The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jnr
Annie’s song – John Denver
Imagine – John Lennon
The long and winding Rd – Lennon
Dancing Queen – Abba
Knowing me knowing you – Abba
Mamma Mia – Abba
Gimme gimme gimme – Abba
Waterloo – Abba
Killer Queen – Queen
Don’t stop me now – Queen
We are the champions – Queen
Crazy little thing called love – Queen
You’re my best friend – Queen
Perfect day – Lou Reed
She’s not there – Santana
Signed, sealed, delivered –Stevie Wonder
Maggie May – Rod Stewart
The way we were - Barbara Streisand
With a little help from my friends - The Beatles
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Can't help falling in love - Elvis Presley
The 60’s
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
My Cherie amour – Stevie Wonder
Walk on by – Burt Bacharach
Stand by me – Ben E King
Say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin
Son of a preacher man – Dusty Springfield
Daydream believer – The Monkees
I’m a believer – The Monkees
My Guy – Mary Wells
Sealed with a kiss – Ricky Valance
Under the boardwalk – The Drifters
Downtown – Petula Clarke
Moonriver – Andy Williams
The girl from Ipanema – Diana Krall
Music to watch girls by – Andy Williams
The streets of London – Ralph McTell
Ain’t that a kick in the head? – Dean Martin
Fly me to the moon – Sinatra
New York, New York – Sinatra
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
My favourite things – Sound of music
L-O-V-E – Sinatra
I wish I knew how it would feel… – Billy Taylor
Georgia on my mind – Ray Charles
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Beatles Medley – The Beatles
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Michelle – The Beatles
Yesterday – The Beatles
Here, there and everywhere – The Beatles
Let it be – The Beatles
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Vallie
You never can tell – Chuck Berry
Georgy Girl – The Seekers
Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding
The 50’s
My baby just cares for me – Nina Simone
Raining in my heart – Buddy Holly
Beyond the sea – Bobby Darin
It had to be you – Sinatra
Come fly with me – Sinatra
Lullaby of birdland – George Sheering
Blue suede shoes – Elvis
Jailhouse rock – Elvis
Love me tender – Elvis
Misty – Erroll Garner
The 40’s
Just squeeze me – Duke Ellington
Don’t get around much anymore – Duke Ellington
Autumn leaves – Nat King Cole
All the things you are – Charlie Parker
The 30’s
I get a kick out of you – Cole Porter
Let there be love – Nat King Cole
Blue moon – Rogers and Hart
They can’t take that away – Ella Fitzgerald
Love is here to stay – Gershwin
I won’t dance – Sinatra
This can’t be love – Rogers and Hart
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
On the sunny side of the street – Louis Armstrong
Cheek to cheek – Irving Berlin
Summertime – Gershwin
The nearness of you – Hoagy Carmichael
The way you look tonight – Fred Astaire
Over the rainbow – Judy Garland
Dream a little dream – Gus Kahn
The 20’s
Tea for two – Sinatra
Sweet Georgia brown – Louis Armstrong
Ain’t misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
Honeysuckle rose – Fats Waller
You do something to me – Cole Porter

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
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Anita's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sue T
1 year ago
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2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Anita! Such a wonderful surprise, yes you made the bride shed a tear..... We loved your style and variety of music, the Disney songs were an added bonus. A lovely way to begin the wedding party celebrations. Thank you for your great communication and promote arrival, everything went perfectly and the sunshine turned up too! We would highly recommend Anita. Many thanks. The Murray Family

Jenna R
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Anita was simply fantastic! From the moment she arrived, she was so positive and friendly. Anita was very efficient setting up and doing her sound check. We were decorating the room for the party in the evening so were around during this time. Anita asked the room if anyone had any suggestions and somebody shouted out ‘baby shark’ as we had our toddlers around at this time. Even though Anita didn’t know it (well, who would!) she looked it up to play and sing it. It made a two, three and five year olds day; they danced around whist Anita sang. I realise performing babyshark will not be in the top of most people’s list but this just shows but it is just an example of how fun loving and kind Anita is. In the evening Anita was very prompt and wowed the group immediately with her incredible piano playing, playing some beautiful classical music as well as pop classics. Anita was fundamental in creating the perfect ambience for the 40th birthday party we were hosting. Every guest commented on what a talented pianist she is and a beautiful singer. I could not recommend Anita more highly. She is the epitome of professional, has a huge and varied repertoire and is just a truly likeable person. Book her now, you will not be disappointed.

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Carol M
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Sheep St
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5 out of 5

You really made dads party a night to remember. I loved the way you adapted yourself to the guests be young or old and played a very good selection of songs that had them up dancing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends for a similar event. Thanks very much Carol

Sue H
5 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in 10 Overslade Cl
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5) I loved hearing you play at my Mum’s funeral last December. I was over the moon when I learned from the funeral director that you were free to play for the family. You really made that day special for me in the way you played ‘Morning has Broken’ just the way Rick Wakeman played it for Cat Stevens! This was my Mum’s favourite hymn and you did her proud! Thank you! Sue Hannah

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