Singing pianist

Irving Music

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Fun and talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist! Anything from musical theatre to opera to singer songwriter and acoustic gigs.
Singing pianist
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Hey there! Lord Irving is a original and covers artist based in the South-West. My pub gigs are all about fun, sing alongs and childlike nostalgia! I love taking pop and rock covers and performing them with a completely new light. As a classically trained soloist (opera and piano) I am also able to easily play background music for restaurants or cafes / coffee shops etc and I also have lots of original material, should that be something you might be interested in. I'd love any feedback on my promotional package and please feel free to get in touch with questions about fees and arrangements for events! I hope you have a great day and please go to my media to check out my show reels! Irving Music (Carey)

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Irving's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sophia R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Carey was incredible, she added such a special touch to our wedding. Thank you so much for everything!

Annie-Mae C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Cez was so brilliant - such a talented performer, musician and singer! A few guests of our party asked for her contact details and repeatedly made a point to tell me how great she was! She played all the artists we said we liked which made us so happy. Worth every penny, couldn’t recommend more highly.

Jack M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Cez was outstanding, very talented and learnt two songs that were really important to us within a week. She made the whole process really simple and helped make an amazing day extra special.

From other customers:

Hannah P
2 years ago, for a Private event in Sturminster Newton DT10
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5 out of 5

We were so impressed with Cez, firstly she was lovely to deal with and communicated really clearly about our booking. Secondly, her music made our evening so special, so many guests commented on what a great voice she had and her song choices were perfect for the occasion. Thank you Cez for exceeding our expectations and sharing your musical talents with us, we would highly recommend you.

Irene D
5 years ago, for a Concert in Reid Concert Hall
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5 out of 5

Full recital by Cez was absolutely amazing, a wide variety of very well performed music. Would very highly recommend.

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Irving's Song list

1000 Years - Christina Perri
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ordinary Day - Vanessa Carlton
She Will be Loved - Maroon Five
Beautiful - James Blunt
Words Fail - Ben Platt
Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Don't wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Hello - Lionel Richie
Grow - Frances
Absolutely Smitten - Dodie
Turning Tables - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
When we were young - Adele
Make you Feel My Love - Adele Cover
Time after Time - Cyndi Lauper
Promise Me - Beverley Craven
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Dear No One - Tori Kelly
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Everyone's Waiting - Missy Higgins
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
Complicated - Avril Lavigne
When You're Gone - Avril Lavigne
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Cool Girl - Dodie
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Oh, Daddy - Fleetwood Mac
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Steer - Missy Higgins
Watering Hole - Missy Higgins
Let Light be Light - Lizzy McAlpine
Pancakes for Dinner - Lizzy McAlpine
Salvation - Gabrielle Alpin
Luka - Suzanne Vega
Some Journey - Suzanne Vega
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Fix You - Coldplay
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Grow as we Go - Ben Platt
I don't wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
Hello - Lionel Richie
Boston - Augustana
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Fuel up - Stornoway
Last Hope - Paramore
The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
Winter - Tori Amos
Hello - Adele
Turning Tables - Adele
Someone like you - Adele
Madison - Orla Gartland
God and Satan - Biffy Clyro
Friendly Fire - Holly Humberstone
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Flesh and Bone - Sammy Rae and the Friends
When I'm alone - Lissie
Falling - Jamie McDell
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Video killed the radio star - the Buggles
Creep - Radiohead
Ain't no sunshine - bill Withers
Wait for the moment - vulfpeck
All about tonight - pixie Lott
Woman to woman - Beverley craven
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney Houston
Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
Every time we touch - cascada
Running up that hill - Kate Bush
Babooshka - Kate Bush
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Love song - Sara Bareilles
Ain't nobody - Chaka Kahn
Titanium - Sia
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Bedshaped - Keane
This is the last time - Keane
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
Sewn - the feeling
All of me - John Legend
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Shine - Take That
Here comes the rain again - the Eurythmics
No more I love yous - Annie Lennox
Black and gold - Sam sparro
Mercy - Duffy
Valerie - Zutons
Blame it on the boogie - Jackson Five
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Suddenly I see - KT Tunstall
How will I know - Whitney Houston
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
Closer to fine - The Indigo Girls
Disney girls - beach boys
Elvis Ain't Dead - Scouting for Girls
She's so lovely - Scouting for Girls
Fame - Irene Cara
Goodbye Mr A - the Hoosiers
Half the world away - Oasis
Numb - Linkin Park
What I've done - Linkin Park
Valentines day - Linkin Park
Hands Held High - Linkin Park
Girls and Boys - Good Charlotte
Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
I can't make you love me - Bonnie Raitt
If I ain't got you - Alicia Keys
Empire state of mind - Alicia Keys
Killing me softly - Roberta Flack
When you were young - The Killers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Iris - the Googoo Dolls
No surprises - Radiohead
One day like this - Elbow
Piano Man - Billy Joel
She's always a woman - Billy Joel
Both sides now - Joni Mitchell
Rule the world - Take that
Scar - Missy Higgins
Everyone's waiting - Missy Higgins
Set me on fire - Missy Higgins
All for believing - Missy Higgins
Somebody to Love - Queen
Don't stop me now - Queen
Toms Diner - Suzanne Vega
Video Games - Lana Del Ray
Best - Theo Katzman
What did you mean (when you said love) - Theo Katzman
Wisemen - James Blunt
You're beautiful - James Blunt
Original material -
Half love lies - original
If I were a tree - original
Just not our time - original
Home is where the heart is - original
Citrine - original
flowers (Ramona) - original
Tired and Wired - original

Irving'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)£75
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£350
Funeral ceremony
Keyboard, vocal, PA set up, hymns and solo vocal included
Wedding ceremony
Keyboard and vocal for ceremony (hymns and entrance and exit music)
Wedding ceremony and Reception Drinks
Keyboard, guitar, vocal, PA set up, music from before the ceremony all the way up to the first dance


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The way that I communicate when I sing, I have a very emotional voice which makes for very moving and intimate performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Countless venues, from churches and cathedrals to cellar bars and wedding receptions.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Tori Kelly, Dodie, Tessa Violet, Vanessa Carlton, Tori Amos, Beverley Craven, Jacob Collier, Regina Spektor and Paramore

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

I have performed at the opening of the International Festival in Edinburgh in August 2018.

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

Will do anything I can to help and will help to find an appropriate replacement if I am no longer available.

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

I absolutely can and usually do! I have premium playlists put together for any occasion and am happy to take any requests as well! I am happy to put on a DJ playlist after my final set for an extra fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need 20 minutes - maximum - to set up all my equipment and be ready to go!

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

You can choose any music you think I would do well at your event, I am happy to learn anything and will take requests gladly.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I do. I bring my own keyboard and my own PA system.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, it is my specialty to provide the music that you really want for your event.
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert, Cruise
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