Ben Gladwin

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About Ben

Romantic, chilled piano - Pop / Jazz / Classical
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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 to a great mix of people and places. Music is a wonderful thing

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Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, R&B, Vintage, Classical, Film / TV music, Rock, Britpop
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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, Accompanist
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Ben's Song list

~ Pop & Disney ~
(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
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 Night Long - Lionel Richie
All of Me - John Legend
All Star - Smash Mouth
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
American Boy - Estelle
Angels - Robbie Williams
Attention - Charlie Puth
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Bonfire Heart - James Blunt
Budapest - George Ezra
C’est La Vie - B*Witched
California - Phantom Planet
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Clocks - Coldplay
Country Roads - John Denver
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Creep - Radiohead
December, 1963 (Oh What a Night!) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Destiny - Zero 7
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don’t Know Why - Nora Jones
Don’t Worry Baby - The Beach Boys
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Fix You - Coldplay
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk & Pharrell
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
God Put A Smile - Coldplay
Half the World Away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Handbags & Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Happy - Pharrell
Heartbeats - José González
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Heroes - David Bowie
Hey Ya - Outkast
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold Back the River - James Bay
Hotel California - The Eagles
How to Save a Life - The Fray
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Don’t Care - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Juice - Lizzo
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington Jr. & Bill Withers
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just You and I - Tom Walker
Latch - Sam Smith
Let Her Go - Passenger
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Love On Top - Beyoncé
Love Song - Sara Bareilles
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Mad World from Donnie Darko - Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
Magic - Coldplay
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On from The Titanic - Celine Dion
Naïve - The Kooks
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
One Day Like This - Elbow
Ordinary People - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Rango - Vulfpeck
Rather Be - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynn
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Rocket Man - Elton John
Seasons of Love from Rent - Jonathon Larson
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
She's So Lovely - Scouting for Girls
She’s The One - Robbie Williams
Shotgun - George Ezra
Somebody I Used to Know - Gotye & Kimbra
Somebody to Love - Queen
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Something to Talk About from About A Boy - Badly Drawn Boy
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Stand by Me - Otis Redding
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Greatest Show from The Greatest Showman - Ensemble
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
The Scientist - Coldplay
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse version
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wait for the Moment - Vulfpeck
Wannabe - The Spice Girls
When She Loved Me from Toy Story 2 - Sarah McLachlan
Whistle Stop from Robin Hood - Roger Miller
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
Yellow - Coldplay
You & Me Song - Wannadies
You Make My Dreams (Come True) - Daryl Hall & John Oates
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
You’ve Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
~ Jazz & Classical ~
A Child is Born - Thad Jones
Air on the G String - Johann Sebastian Bach
Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss
American Beauty Theme - Thomas Newman
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Baby I’m Yours - Barbara Lewis
Blue Moon - Billie Holiday
Bye Bye Blues - Les Paul and Mary Ford
Cannon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major - Johann Sebastian Bach
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Flower Duet from Lakmé - Léo Delibes
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Für Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles
I Like Life in Paddy’s Pub - Charlie Day
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing - Tony Bennett
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music - Julie Andrews
My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Postcards from Far Away - Coldplay
So What - Miles Davis
Stella By Starlight - Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Swan Lake - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss II
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
The Four Seasons: Spring - Antonio Vivaldi
The Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
The Light at the End from Halo 3 - Michael Salvatori
The Nutcracker - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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?


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?


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

Ben's Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£280
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Ben's Reviews

From customers:

Amy L
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 40 Dover St
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5 out of 5

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

Kris G
4 years ago, for a Private event in Orford Rd
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5 out of 5

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

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