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Barney is a classical trained pianist and accordionist based in Leeds working as both a performer and tutor.
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Barney has been a musician all his life starting off as accordionist at the age of 6. He began by playing at folk venues in his home county of Somerset fore taking up the piano and moving into classical repertoire. At the age of eighteen he moved to Leeds to study classical music at Leeds college of music where he gained a BA in classical piano and a masters in music composition. Having completed his studies, Barney took up piano teaching and regular work as a solo performer on accordion and piano as well as working as an accompanist. He now performs for weddings, events events both as a solo performer and in multiple ensemble projects. His main ensemble project, Kibitz, have had a successful first two years since he helped create the band in 2016. In that time they have recorded an Ep, played at multiple festivals (including Lattitude), They were also featured in documentary about the Jewish community in Leeds, soon to be released on the BBC. He also plays in folk bands and various jazz, gypsy jazz and pop projects. Outside of performing work, Barney also composes and has written works for his band and solo piano and accordion pieces of a range of styles.

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Classical, Baroque, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Early music, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Jewish music, Klezmer, Russian music, Scottish music, Tango, Ska, Folk, Irish rock, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, World music, Italian music, Flamenco, Polish music, Polka, Afrobeat, African 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:
Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Composer, Accompanist
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Barnaby's Song list

Film music (piano and some of these on accordion as well)
Hedwig's theme- Harry potter (John Williams)
Cantina band - star wars (John Williams)
The shire theme- lotr (Howard shore)
Ecstasy of gold -the good the bad and the ugly (ennio Morricone)
He's a pirate - pirates of the Caribbean
Interstellar main theme- (Hans Zimmer)
Time- inception (Hans Zimmer)
Star wars main theme (John Williams)
Phantom of the opera main theme (Lloyd Webber)
Force theme star wars (John Williams)
Arrival of the birds (London metropolitan orchestra)
Misi lou -pulp fiction (dick dale / trad Greek)
I see the light - Tangled ( Mandy Moore and Zachery Levi)
Somewhere over the rainbow
Concerning hobbits- lord of the rings
Indiana Jones theme
Jurassic park theme
Beauty and the beast
A whole new world
E.t theme
My heart will go in
When you wish upon a star
Bella's lullaby (twilight)
Wild rover
Drowsy Maggie
Black velvet band
What shall we do with the drunken sailor
Fields of athenry
I'm a rover
Streams of whiskey
Whiskey in the jar
Amelie Theme tune
Under Paris skies
Padam padam
La foule
La Cumparsita
Godfather Theme tune
Misi lou
Hava Nagila
Jovana Jovanke
Boybriker nign
La Vie en Rose
Minor swing
Douce ambience
Port of Amsterdam
Padma padam
Manoir de recess
Dark eyes
I sole Mio
Popular classical-
Einaudi- le one
Einaudi- Earth prelude
Einaudi- I giorni
Einaudi- Doctor Zhivago
Yiruma - River flows through you
Yann Tierson - conptine d'un autre eye
Sugar Ros hoppipolla
Piano Classical-
Meditation -massanet
Tchaikovsky -Sleeping beauty waltz
Ninrod- Elgar
Chopin - prelude in a major
Saint saens- the swan
Elgar - chason de Nathan
Mozart - sonata in c
Liszt- lieberstraum
Mendelssohn- Venetian gondalas
Craig - butterfly waltz
Handel- arrival of the queen of Sheba
Macdowell- to a wild rose
Mozart - Ave verum corpus
Webber- pie Jesu
Vivaldi - spring
Schubert- ave Maria
Frank - panis angelicus
Boccherini - minuet
Bach Prelude in C major
Bach- air on the g string
Pachelbel- cannon in d
Largo from winter - Vivaldi
Jesu, joy of man's desiring -bach
Mozart- Eine Kline night music
Beethoven-Minuet in g
Chopin Raindrop Prelude
Chopin- nocturne op 9 no.2
Chopin -prelude a minor
Chopin Étude e major
Debussy-Arabesque no 1
Debussy -Arabesque no 2
Debussy -Clair de lune
Debussy- Reflections on the water
Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven- fur Elise
Satie -gymnopedies
Wedding March
Bridal chorus
Trumpet voluntary
Jazz Piano-
Autumn Leaves
Cheek to cheek
All of me
Gee baby Ain't I good to you
Honey-suckle Rose
It don't mean a thing
Cry me a river
My Favourite Things
Minor swing
Someday my prince will come
Maple leaf rag
Pop and Rock-
Can you feel the love tonight
All of me
A thousand years
Your song
Fly me to the moon
Can't help falling in love
River flows you
Gangsters paradise
It must be love
Here comes the sun
I don't wanna miss a thing
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Bittersweet symphony
Fly me to the moon
How long will I love you
I'm yours
Nothing else matters
In my life
Piano man
Lovely (Billie Eilish)
Life On Mars
Man who sold the world
Perfect Day
Sunny afternoon
I am also happy to take requests made prior to the date
Customer questions

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes I am very happy to do this. I charge £100 per hour for the DJ service. Lights and PA are included.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes-45

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

Yes as long as it is in tune and working

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

Yes although depending on how many this may effect the quote.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. I can usually do this for free, I just ask that the song be requested well in advance so I have time to learn it.

Barnaby'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£120
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250
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Barnaby's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Christopher C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Barnaby added some great fun to the evening and professionalism, playing both from a stage area and roaming around the pub. Everyone really enjoyed it.

Reply from Barnaby
3 months ago

Thankyou Christopher! I had great fun playing for your event!

Louis R
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Barnaby for our wedding reception, as coming from a French family, we wanted some accordion music in the Parisian style. It couldn't have been any better! Barnaby's playing added a wonderful sparkle to our reception and so many of our guests commented afterwards saying how much they enjoyed the music. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Barnaby!

Rebecca S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely wonderful! So talented, so seamless, amazing communication. He made our wedding ceremony and drinks reception perfect!

Andrew B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We were very happy having Barnaby play at our wedding. He was very easy to work with before the day and on the day, he did exactly as we asked without us needing to worry. Did a great job!

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From other customers:

Simon G
5 years ago, for a Recording session in 311 Stonegate Rd
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5 out of 5

It was a privilege to have Kibitz play on my recent BBC One Documentary ‘The Jews of Leeds’ Their live act is fun and full of energy, and inspired me to pick up a guitar and discover my own Eastern European roots through their music. We all need more Kibitz!