Singing pianist

Carl Williams

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With years of performances worldwide under his belt, Carl Williams has earned his place as one of the top Piano Entertainers in the world.
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#PIANOCARL Piano Entertainer Carl Williams has been entertaining audiences since 1993. His charismatic style and eagerness to please has drawn people in wherever he has performed. , Taking requests Carl performs songs covering all decades and genres. His musical ability is outstanding and combined with the powerful voice, energy and showmanship he exerts, you are in for one hell of a show!

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Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Alternative rock, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Motown, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Reggae, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Country, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser, Audio engineer
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Carl's Song list

I can play pretty much anything requested. Here's a few...
1999, Prince
500 Miles, The Proclaimers
A Little Respect, Erasure
A Lovely Day, Bill Withers
A million love songs, Take That
Africa, Toto
Ain’t that a shame, Fats Domino
All night long, Lionel Richie
All of me, John Legend
Alright now, Free
American Pie, Don Maclean
Angels, Robbie Williams
Another one bites the dust, Queen
Are you gonna go my way, Lenny Kravtiz
Are you ready for love, Elton John
Aurthurs theme, Christopher Cross
Babylon, David Gray
Bad Moon Rising, Creedance Clearwater Revival
Baggy trousers, Madness
Baker street, Gerry Rafferty
Baywatch (I’m always here), Jimi Jamison
Beat it, Michael Jackson
Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
Blueberry hill, Fats Domino
Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
Boombastic, Shaggy
Brick In The Wall, Pink Floyd
Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Budapest, George Ezra
Bump n’ grind, R Kelly
Californication, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Can’t help falling in love, Elvis Presley
Candle in the wind, Elton John
Careless whisper, George Michael
Celebration, Kool and the Gang
Cheerleader, OMI
Come on Eileen, Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Come Together, The Beatles
Country Roads, John Denver
Crocodile Rock, Elton John
Dancing Queen, Abba
Daydream believer, Monkees
Dead or alive, Bon Jovi
December 1963, The Four Seasons
Do they know it’s Christmas, Band Aid
Don't Look Back In Anger, Oasis
Don't Stop Me Now, Queen
Don’t let the sun go down on me, Elton John
Don’t look back in anger, Oasis
Don’t stop believing, Journey
Don’t you want me, Human League
Downeaster Alexa, Billy Joel
Drops of Jupiter, Train
Easy like Sunday morning, The Commodores
Everybody, Backstreet Boys
Everybody need somebody, Blues Brothers
Fairytale of New York, The Pogues
Faith, George Michael
Fly me to the moon, Sinatra
Folsom prison blues, Johnny Cash
Forget You, Cee Lo Green
Free Falling, Tom Petty
Freedom, Wham
Get Lucky, Daft Punk
Gimme Some Loving, Blue Brothers/SDG
Girls just wanna have fun, Cyndi Lauper
Gold, Spandeau Ballet
Great Balls Of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis
"Hard To Handle""", Otis Redding
Have I told you lately, Van Morrison
Hello, Lionel Richie
Here I go again, Whitesnake
Hey Jude, The Beatles
Higher ground, Stevie Wonder
Hold the line, Toto
Honky tonk woman, Rolling Stones
Hot stuff, Donna Summer
I Don't Want Your Freedom, Wham
I don’t like Mondays, Boomtown Rats
I Feel Good, James Brown
I gotta feeling, Black eyed Peas
I Saw Her Standing There, The Beatles
I Wanna Be Like You, Jungle Book
I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Whitney Houston
I want it that way, Backstreet boys
I want you back, Jackson 5
I will survive, Gloria Gaynor
I wish, Stevie Wonder
I'm A Believer, The Monkees
I'm Too Sexy, Right Said Fred
I’m so excited, Pointer Sisters
I’m still standing, Elton John
In the summertime, Mungo Jerry
It Must Be Love, Madness
It’s my life, Bon Jovi
Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley
Jammin', Bob Marley
Johnny B Goode, Chuck Berry
Jump, Van Halen
Jump in the line, Harry Belafonte
Just a Gigalo, Dave Lee roth
Just The Two Of Us, Bill Withers
Karma Chameleon, Culture Club
Kiss, Prince
Knock On Wood, Eddie Floyd
La Bamba, Richie Valens
Land down under, Men at Work
Last Christmas, Wham
Lately, Stevie Wonder
Layla, Eric Clapton
Layla (unplugged), Eric Clapton
Let it be, The Beatles
Let it snow, Various
Let me entertain you, Robbie Williams
Let's Dance, David Bowie
Let's stay together, Al Green
Little wing, Jimi Hendrix
Living la vida loca, Ricky Martin
Living on a prayer, Bon Jovi
Long Train Running, Doobie Brothers
Losing My Religion, REM
Maggie May, Rod Stewart
Make your move, New Found Glory
Mambo no 5, Lou Bega
Mamma mia, Abba
Man in the mirror, Michael Jackson
Marry you, Bruno Mars
Mary Jane, Click Five
Money for nothing, Dire Straits
Money money money, Abba
Moondance, Van Morrison
Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
Mr Brightside, Killers
Mustang Sally, The Commitments
My life, Billy Joel
My way, Frank Sinatra
Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
New York state of mind, Billy Joel
No Diggity, Black Street
No particular place to go, Chuck Berry
No woman no cry, Bob Marley
One Love, Bob Marley
Paradise City, Guns N Roses
Pianoman, Billy Joel
Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
Proud Mary, Tina Turner
Purple Rain, Prince
Rappers delight, Sugarhill gang
Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Relight my fire, Take That
Ring of fire, Johnny Cash
Rocking all over the world, Status Quo
Rocking around the Christmas tree, Mel and Kim
Romeo and Juliet, Dire Straits
Rude, Magic
Runaway, Del Shanon
Sad songs, Elton John
Saturday nights alright for fighting, Elton John
Saw her standing there, The Beatles
September, "Earth, Wind and Fire"
Sex On Fire, Kings Of Leon
Shake a tail feather, Ray Charles
Shotgun, George Ezra
Shut up and dance, Walk the moon
"Signed, sealed, delivered", Stevie Wonder
Simply the best, Tina Turner
Single ladies, Beyonce
Sit down, James
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Otis Redding
Somebody to love, Queen
Somethings got me started, Simply Red
Stand By Me, Benny King
Stuck In The Middle, Steelers Wheel
Stuck on you, Lionel Richie
Sultans of swing, Dire Straits
Summer loving, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Summer of 69, Bryan Adams
Superstition, Stevie Wonder
Sweat (A la la long), Inner Circle
Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O mine, Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alababma, Lynard Skynard
Sweet home Chicago, Blues Brothers
Tainted Love, Gloria Jones
The Christmas song, Nat King Cole
The way it is, Bruce Hornsby
Think, Aretha Franklin
Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Tiny Dancer, Elton John
Twist And Shout, The Beatles
Unchain my heart, Joe Cocker
Uptown Funk, Bruno Mars
Uptown girl, Billy Joel
Use Somebody, Kings Of Leon
Valerie, The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Wagon wheel, Old Crow Medicine Show
Wake me up, Avici
Walk this way, Run DMC
Wasn't me, Shaggy
We are the Champions, Queen
We will rock you, Queen
What is love, Haddaway
White Christmas, Michael Buble
Whole lotta Rosie, ACDC
Whole lotta shakin’, Jerry Lee Lewis
Wonderful world, Louis Armstrong
Wonderwall, Oasis
You can call me Al, Paul Simon
You shook me all night long, ACDC
You’ll never walk alone, Gerry and the Pacemakers
You’re the one that I want, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Your song, Elton John
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My Charisma, energy and voice.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hundreds! From Neckar Island for Richard Branson to Milton Keynes Arena, Festivals, pubs, clubs, weddings, birthdays.... America, Norway, Holland, Portugal, France and of course the UK!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, David Coverdale, Dire Straits, Bruno Mars, Michael McDonald, Queen, Rolling Stones....

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

Probably for Richard Branson and his family and friends on his Private Island in the Caribbean.

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

I 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?

If I am providing the sound system then I will happily provide music for the breaks free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 1 hour in total

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

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

I have years of experience in knowing which songs work to get a crowd going so probably best to leave that in my hands :) But of course I will play any requests you have. I bring requests slips and pens along. I have a huge repertoire of over 2000 songs.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I bring a white portable baby grand piano included in the price.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If I don't already know the song then I am happy to learn one special song for you at no additional cost.

Carl'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)£750
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£950
Up to 3 hours£1250


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Carl's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jane D
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Every one loved Carl, got very good feed back from everyone, and they want him back again

Zoe S
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Carl was absolutely fantastic his voice is awesome aswell as his keyboard skills He certainly knows how to get the crowd on there feet

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Hector W
4 years ago, for a Corporate event in Beaconsfield
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5 out of 5

Carl literally ROCKED THE HOUSE! Our guests together with our event team had an amazing night and everyone felt that the music was played with passion. I can wholeheartedly recommend Carl for any event.

Dave B
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Oxford
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5 out of 5

Carl played a set at my partner’s 40th Birthday party. The guests absolutely loved it and were soon making requests, of which pretty much all of them were played. Carl’s vocal range is amazing and he can turn his hand (and voice) to any genre you can think of. Some of the songs even came along with very good vocal impersonations of the original artists too - from Elton John to Prince, and from Dire Straits to Shaggy, nothing was refused. I’ve got to say my personal favourite was a version of Paul Simon’s “Call Me All, with other great tracks added to the medley and our partygoers agreed, dancing and singing the evening away. I would recommend Carl to anyone looking for some live music with character at their events. He’s an amazing pianist, a great singer and performer, and a really great guy to chat to as well.

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