Singing pianist

Carl Williams

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Singing pianist
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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.

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!

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
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
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
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Instruments:
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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, Perfect pitch
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Song list

I can play pretty much anything requested. Here's a few...
500 Miles
All night long
Alright now
American Pie
Angels
Robbie Williams
Another one bites the dust
Babylon
Beat it
Billie Jean
Blueberry Hill
Bohemian Rhapsody
Boombastic
Brown eyed girl
Californication
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Celebration
Country Roads
Dancing Queen
Daydream believer
Don't let the sun go down on me
Don't stop believing
Don't stop me now
Easy like Sunday morning
Everybody need somebody
Folsom prison blues
Have I told you lately
Hello
Hey Jude
Hold the line
Honky tonk woman
Jailhouse Rock
Jammin'
Jump
Land down under
Lately
Layla
Let me entertain you
Let's stay together
Little wing
Living on a prayer
Long train running
Money for nothing
Money money money
Moondance
My way
No woman no cry
Romeo and Juliet
Saw her standing there
September
Sex on fire
Shake a tail feather
Single ladies
Somethings got me started
Stand by me
Sultans of swing
Summer of 69
Superstition
Sweat, a la la la la long
Sweet Caroline
Sweet child o' mine
Sweet Home Alababma
Sweet home Chicago
Tiny Dancer
Twist and shout
Unchain my heart
Use somebody
Walk this way
Wasn't me
We will rock you
Customer questions

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?

Absolutely, I will happily provide music for the breaks free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Roughly 20 minutes, could be longer if the access is difficult.

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 (and 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. PS I have a huge repertoire of over 2000 songs.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I bring a piano keyboard (included in the price). I also have a portable white baby grand piano the can be hired for events for an additional £200.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If I don't already know the song then I am happy to learn a special song for you at no additional cost. If you want any additional songs learnt then it would be £30 per song to take into account rehearsal times etc.

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..

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.

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)£400
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£875
Available services
DJ set
+£125
Drummer
+£250
Portable Baby Grand Piano
+£250

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Jane D, 6 months ago

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

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Zoe S, 7 months ago

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, 6 months ago

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.

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Dave B, 7 months ago

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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