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Ben Trigg

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About Ben

A consummate musician with a personable flair.
Pianist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Ben has played for functions at venues including the Waldorf Hotel and Hilton Canary Wharf in London, and Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells, for clients including AW Financial Management and Worldwide Business Research, and for various agencies, as well as private parties and wedding functions. A student of jazz piano under John Taylor and Jamil Sherriff while at the University of York, his sensitive touch and mature musicality bring a warmth to his performances. Ben is a deft touch with many of the standards from the great American songbook, turning them in his hands like a true craftsman to create something at once familiar and unique.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Swing, Gospel
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Audio engineer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain't No Sunshine
All Blues
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
As
Autumn Leaves
A Beautiful Friendship
Beautiful Love
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Blame It On My Youth
Blue Monk
Body And Soul
Corcovado
Darn That Dream
Days Of Wine And Roses
Desafinado
Dienda
Dolphin Dance
Don't Know Why
Embraceable You
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
Falling In Love With Love
Fields Of Gold
Fly Me To The Moon
A Foggy Day
For Jan
Girl From Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Here's That Rainy Day
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Got You Under My Skin
If I Were A Bell
Isn't She Lovely?
It Don't Mean A Thing
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Just The Two Of Us
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Let There Be Love
Like Someone In Love
Lullaby Of Birdland
The Man I Love
Misty
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
On Green Dolphin Street
Overjoyed
Skylark
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someone To Watch Over Me
Song For My Father
Stormy Weather
Summertime
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
To Make You Feel My Love
Waltz For Debby
Way You Look Tonight, The
What A Difference A Day Made
Yesterday
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
You've Got A Friend
Your Song Is To Me
Customer questions

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

I'm very happy to accommodate changes as I know it's important for you to get your event right. If there is any significant extra amount of playing required, I may require a top-up fee to account for this, but I'll always go for minimum hassle!

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

Absolutely. I can play music through my system either of a similar genre to what I play, or a mix of any other genres desired! And this doesn't cost any extra!

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally I need at least an hour to set up plus time to remove my cases to an appropriate space, and any time required to get 'out of the way' before event guests arrived, if that is necessary!

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

Absolutely, I have often worked this way – provided I have some verification from you or the venue that the piano is in tune and in good working order.

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

I'm very happy to consider accommodating any requests you may have for what I play. A typical list of the kinds of songs I play can be viewed on my profile here.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have Roland's flagship RD-2000 keyboard with a wealth of piano sounds from bright to mellow to suit every occasion.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Unless the song requested is in fact a movement from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto – yes, there's a good chance I could play a song requested in my style, with adequate (at least two weeks') notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I think they love the mature musicality I bring to bear on any situation – pitching the music just right for the occasion to entertain or simply provide ambience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hotel du Vin (Tunbridge Wells), the Waldorf Hotel in Canary Wharf, numerous private garden and house parties, Chislehurst golf club.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Bill Evans, John Taylor, Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, Aaron Parks, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller, Nikki Iles.

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

Probably a concert as part of a young musicians' festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in front of a panel of judges. That was an event to remember!

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£180
Up to 2 hours£225
Up to 3 hours£300

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Linda B, 3 years ago

We were delighted with Ben Trigg’s musical accompaniment to our wedding dinner. He is a superb pianist who created the perfect ambience with a range of sunny and uplifting Jazz classics. A real treat.

Charlotte N, 2 years ago

I just wanted to email you on behalf of both Nick and I to thank you again for your time on Saturday, it made the ambience exactly as I had wanted and the music was great! . . . Thanks again so much for making our day so special!

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