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About Charlie

Professional and Award Winning Pianist and Musician. Performer at 500+ events nationwide, including live on BBC Television and Radio!
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London
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Charlie is a professional pianist based in London. He is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has won multiple awards, including an Ivor Novello. Despite being in his twenties, he has performed at hundreds of venues all over the UK and Europe - including live on BBC2, at the O2 Arena and the Royal Albert Hall. He specialises in jazz and pop music, but he can also play classical and a wide variety of musical genres.

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, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Blues, Ragtime, Jazz fusion, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Gospel, Cabaret, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk, Covers, Soul, Vintage, Christmas
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Virtual event, Recording session, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Producer, Composer, Audio engineer, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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Song list

Wedding Classics/Love Songs:
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Saving All My Love for You (Whitney Houston)
Make You Feel My Love (Dylan/Adele)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Arlen)
Thinking out loud (Sheeran)
At Last (Etta James)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Halo (Beyonce)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)
Love story (Taylor Swift)
A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
Vintage Jazz Covers (Popular songs in a roaring 1920's jazz style):
Seven Nation Army
Teenage Dirtbag
Can’t Get You Out of my Head
Teenage Kicks
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
All About The Bass
Happy
Wonderwall
Feeling good
Pop/Party songs:
Copacobana - Barry Manilow
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Love on top - Beyonce
Sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
It’s all about you - McFly
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Eye of the tiger - Survivor
Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
Can you feel the love tonight - Lion King
Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Wonderwall - Oasis
Happy - Pharell Williams
Havana - Cabello
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Of Me - John LegendNot the only one
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Bob Crewe
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
City Of Stars - La La Land
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Don't Stop The Music - Jamie Cullum
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Everything She Does Is Magic - Sting
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
Greatest Day - Take That
Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
Hello - Adele
Heroes - David Bowie
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
I Do, I Do, I Do - ABBA
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
I'll Never Love Again - Lady Gaga
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Latch - Sam Smith
Layla - Eric Clapton
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
No-one Knows Me Like The Piano - Sampha
New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
No Scrubs - TLC
Ordinary People - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey-Rae
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Read All About It - Emeli Sande
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
Save Room - John Legend
Save Tonight - Eagle Eyed Cherry
Shallow - Lady Gaga
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shiver - Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Take Me To Church - Hozier
The Book Of Love - Peter Gabriel
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Titanium - Rihanna
This Is Me - Greatest Showman
Toxic - Britney Spears
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yesterday - The Beatles
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Your Song - Elton John
Jazz, Cocktail Party Classics:
Fly me to the moon
You make me feel so young
Stormy weather
April in Paris
Come fly with me
My way
The way you look tonight
Summertime
My funny Valentine
Ain’t that a kick in the head
What a Wonderful World
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cheek to Cheek
Take the A train
Girl From Ipanema
I Thought About You
In A Sentimental Mood
Let There Be Love
Christmas:
All I want for Christmas is you
Let it snow
Silent Night
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Away In A Manger
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Merry Christmas Everyone
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Winter wonderland
Have yourself a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
Jingle bells
Frosty the snowman
Rudolph
Driving home for Christmas
Step into Christmas
And many many more!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The music always fits the atmosphere and adds the perfect touch of class to the event. I am friendly and easy to work with :)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list! Highlights include the O2 Arena and the Royal Albert Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans.

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

Live on BBC2, Live on BBC Radio.

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

I always try my 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 me know and I will see what I can do.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I can often actually offer this service for free - if I am using a keyboard and PA for your event. If you would like an additional DJ service once I have finished, this can be arranged but at an extra cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I am playing on a piano at the venue - 10 minutes. If I am playing on my electric piano - 30 minutes.

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

Absolutely! 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?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and I will do my best to accommodate your requests.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely. I do this very regularly. I will require parking within reasonable proximity to the venue. It will also need to be sheltered, flat and dry.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

The best thing to do is to ask me before the event, as I may already know it. If I don't know it, there may be an additional fee depending on how long it will take to learn.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£295
Up to 3 hours£395
Packages
Wedding Ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, for the aisle walk, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Includes one request (e.g. song for the aisle walk or signing of the registers)
£295
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music for the aisle walk, 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.
£795

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£75
Baby Grand Piano perspex shell
+£195

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Simon D, 4 years ago

On time and great play, Charlie played through a very noisy double birthday party perfectly.

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Darryll P, 4 years ago

Absolutely excellent - very adaptable & professional. Also truly wonderful musicians. Thoroughly recommend these guys

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Judith W, 2 years ago

I got in touch with StraightFIRE after a recommendation from a long-standing friend but didn't really know what we wanted to do in terms of entertainment for a large family gathering. Sam was so helpful on the phone, listened to all of my thoughts and put together the most perfect performance. They played all of my favorite Motown songs and also some new music that the children enjoyed - everyone thought they were amazing and danced the night away. Thank you so much - I will definitely be in touch again for any future family events.

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Ben G, 2 years ago

StraightFIRE made our wedding a night to never forget! They learned our first dance request and played all of our requests - even the Ska tunes. They were great at working with the DJ to make sure songs weren’t duplicated and coordinated brilliantly with the venue to make sure the evening went as smoothly as possible. Thank you so much.

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