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Ben Gladwin

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About Ben

Pianist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Romantic, chilled piano for any and every occasion. Pop / Jazz / Classical

I've been playing music since I was about six years old (even before that, I was stretching up high to reach the piano keys). Having graduated from Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2015, music has taken me to many new and interesting places, with wonderful people and settings, and new depths of art and communication. Currently, playing all around London, in venues of all shapes and sizes is fulfilling my voyage. I've played in many places, to many friendly faces. Music is a wonderful thing

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, R&B, Vintage, Classical, Film / TV music, Rock, Britpop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Transcription, Producer, Fluent improviser
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Song list

~ Pop & Disney ~
A Thousand Years from Twilight - Christina Perry
A Whole New World from Aladdin - Lea Salonga & Brad Kane
Africa - Toto
Ain't Nobody - Chakka Kahn
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
American Boy - Estelle
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Better Together - Jack Johnson
California - Phantom Planet
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Know Why - Nora Jones
Don’t Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell
God Put A Smile - Coldplay
Half the World Away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Handbags & Gladrags from The Office - Rod Stewart
Happy - Pharrell
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Hotel California - The Eagles
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Mad World from Donnie Darko - Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
My Heart Will Go On from The Titanic - Celine Dion
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Ordinary People - John Legend
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Rango - Vulfpeck
Rather Be - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynn
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
She's So Lovely - Scouting for Girls
Somebody I Used to Know - Gotye & Kimbra
Somebody to Love - Queen
Something to Talk About from About A Boy - Badly Drawn Boy
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Wait for the Moment - Vulfpeck
When She Loved Me from Toy Story 2 - Sarah McLachlan
Whistle Stop from Robin Hood - Roger Miller
Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
Valerie - Amy Winehouse versionViva La Vida - Coldplay
~ Jazz & Classical ~
A Child is Born - Thad Jones
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Baby I’m Yours - Barbara Lewis
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Bye Bye Blues - Les Paul and Mary Ford
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Flower Duet from Lakmé - Léo Delibes
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles
Girl from Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing - Tony Bennett
I Like Life in Paddy’s Pub - Charlie Day
The Light at the End from Halo 3 - Michael Salvatori
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music - Julie Andrews
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Postcards from Far Away - Coldplay
Stella By Starlight - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Customer questions

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

I'm a flexible guy, and I'm happy to help - if timings change in the run-up to the event, just let me know and I'll accommodate as well as I can.

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

Yeah absolutely. I'm a master spotify DJ (it's a very easy job).

How much time do you need to set up?

10 minutes

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

Absolutely!

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

I tend to play to a room, pulling from a large wealth of experience playing to many different audiences, but I'm absolutely happy to chat and work out what works best for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yeah, of course! If there end up being a few new songs I need to learn, or particularly tricky requests, I may ask for a small extra fee. We can discuss!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My energy and my emotion. Playing to the room, vibing off the crowd - sliding into the background when needed and entertaining at the forefront when needed.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Arts Club, Mayfair, London Hilton Hotel, Mayfair, London Hurlingham Club, Fullham, London Boisdale of Bishopsgate, London

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

Cliche answer - Glastonbury Festival. It wasn't the pyramid stage though, haha

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)£70
Up to 1 hour£140
Up to 2 hours£170
Up to 3 hours£200

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Amy L, 9 months ago

So impressed when I heard him play at the arts club. Brought a great vibe to the night

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Kris G, 10 months ago

Ben's playing was so passionate and heartfelt. Felt like he was really feeling the emotion of each piece.

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