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About Cerys Reading

Professional Cumbria based pianist, graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Musical Theatre specialist.
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I am a 28 year old musician with a love for piano playing, teaching, and a burning passion for Musical Theatre. I am an accomplished piano player, and I have been drawn to all things musical for as long as I can remember. I am grateful everyday for the music I am able to create. After studying for three years at the University of Southampton, and after gaining a Masters Degree at the Guildford School of Acting, I decided to move to Glasgow to gain a Professional Graduate Diploma in Musical Direction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where I specialised in piano playing. I am now based in Cumbria, when I’m not off working on cruise ships!

Cerys Reading's Reviews

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David (
4 years ago

Cerys is not only very competent at her craft but also a very kind, patient, and generous person, which are all qualities that make her a wonderful musician. She has great knowledge and skill and passion and also a wealth of experience already. She's qualified and able and an asset to any event.

Sofía M
3 years ago

Cerys has such a kind and positive attitude, and playing with her is always a real pleasure!! She's so responsible and reliable too, I'm so glad to have worked with her.

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Cerys Reading's Song list

Adore You - Harry Styles
All I Ask Of You - from Phantom of the Opera
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
And So It Goes - Billy Joel
Angels - Robbie Williams
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
At Last - Etta James
A Whole New World - from Aladdin
Bad Habit - Ben Platt
Beauty And The Beast - from Beauty And The Beast
Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
Bella Notte - from Lady and the Tramp
Blackbird - The Beatles
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - from The Lion King
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Colours Of The Wind - from Pocahontas
Come What May - from Moulin Rouge
Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Ease My Mind - Ben Platt
Evermore - from Beauty And The Beast
Every Breath You Take - The Police
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Falling Slowly - from Once
Feather Theme - from Forrest Gump
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Fix You - Coldplay
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Glasgow Love Theme - from Love Actually
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
He Lives In You - from The Lion King 2
Hello - Adele
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
High Hopes - Kodaline
Home - Michael Bublé
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
If I Were A Boy - Beyonce
I Giorni - Einaudi
I'll Be There - The Jackson 5
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Need My Girl - The National
I See The Light - from Tangled
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine Dion
I Only Have Eyes For You
(I've Had) The Time Of My Life
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Won't Give Up
Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
Jealous - Labrinth
Jurassic Park Theme - from Jurassic Park
Just Around The Riverbend - from Pocahontas
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Kiss The Girl - from The Little Mermaid
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
La Vie En Rose
Love Actually Theme - from Love Actually
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Memory - from Cats
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
My Funny Valentine
my future - Billie Eilish
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Nothing Compares - Pixie Lott
Nuvole Bianche - Einaudi
One Day I'll Fly Away
One Day Like This - Elbow
Over The Rainbow - from The Wizard of Oz
Part Of Your World - from The Little Mermaid
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Purple Rain - Prince
Pure Imagination - from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Rewrite The Stars - from The Greatest Showman
River - Joni Mitchell
Say Something - A Great Big World
Send In The Clowns
Set Fire To The Rain - Adele
She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
Skinny Love - Birdy
Some Day My Prince Will Come - from Snow White
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Somethin' Stupid - Frank Sinatra
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Speechless - from Aladdin
Stay Awake - from Mary Poppins
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
The Flower Duet - Lakme
The Power Of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
The River Flows In You - Yiruma
The Rose
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Think Of Me - from Phantom of the Opera
This Is Me - from The Greatest Showman
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Turning Tables - Adele
Unchained Melody
Up Theme - from Up
Vienna - Billy Joel
Wedding March
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
When She Loved Me - from Toy Story 2
When We Were Young - Adele
When You Wish Upon A Star - from Pinocchio
With Or Without You - U2
With You - from Ghost
You Are My Sunshine
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You Are The Music In Me - from High School Musical 2
You'll Be In My Heart - from Tarzan
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Your Song - Elton John

Cerys Reading'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I am a very empathetic player with a clear, warm tone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Billy Joel, Tim Minchin

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

Playing in Jersey Boys aboard the Norwegian Bliss!

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

I always try my absolute best to be flexible in order to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know. If timings change on the day (i.e. I am asked to stay longer) I would have to consider charging overtime.

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

Absolutely, I am able to hook up my phone to my amp so can provide pre-agreed and tailored Spotify playlists on request, as well as take requests from guests. I am, however, first and foremost a pianist - I only attempt to DJ if I have to!

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 30 minutes/an hour before the performance time. As soon as my keyboard is set up I can provide quiet background music to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the ceremony!

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!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I can most definitely add songs/requests to my setlist in advance - I'm always on the hunt for new music suggestions!
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Event types:
Wedding, Theatre / Show, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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