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Chris Morris - Wedding Pianist

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Celebrate in style with the North West's greatest Pianist! Featured in the National Press and on BBC2's 'Ultimate Wedding Planner'.
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Warrington
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Hi, I'm Chris, an Award-winning Pianist from Warrington serving weddings in Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire, and all across the North West of England. I'm different from other Pianists as I will take limitless requests to make sure that it is your story being told on your special day. It is my mission to show your personality and vision for the day through the soundtrack that we create together. All bookings also include my Grand Piano shell to add a touch of class to the occasion. From laid-back easy listening, to jazz, rock anthems, and pop hits, my repertoire spans a broad mix of popular genres. I'm also the winner of the Hitched Wedding Awards for the past two years running, and have also been featured in the national press and on BBC2's 'Ultimate Wedding Planner'. Services Offered: I primarily play ceremonies, drinks receptions, and wedding breakfasts, but can help create the perfect package with you as I work with other professional musicians. Whether you envisage solo piano in the background at your drinks reception, or a dynamic duo for the wedding breakfast, I can create a bespoke package that reflects your wishes. I pride myself on being able to tailor my music to every couple, and am happy to send demos of your favourite songs, mashups of several songs, whatever you wish! Ask for a demo with your enquiry and I’ll send it over :) From classical to rock, your wedding day can be filled with your own unique soundtrack. Get in touch for more information and to see how I can make your day extra-special!

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Chris' Reviews

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Anthony K
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked chris to play at our wedding last week and we could not have asked for more. From our very early interactions he was responsive and engaging and you could feel that it was important to him that we got what we wanted from the day. On the day, Chris arrived early to set up ahead of guests arriving for the ceremony and played through until the wedding breakfast was finished. He was the complete professional all day. Polite and courteous with guests and staff and nothing was too much trouble (including moving the full setup between 3 different rooms as the day progressed without a single complaint). His playing was beautiful, adding a subtle magic to the day, including a special request or two. And we had so many comments from guests. Ultimately we had the best day and Chris made a huge contribution. We could not recommend him highly enough.

Reply from Chris
5 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words Anthony! It was my pleasure to play for you both :)

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Megan K
1 month ago, for a Wedding in Chelford Ln
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5 out of 5

The BEST addition to our wedding! Chris was absolutely amazing from start to finish, from the first phone call, his helpfulness and flexibility really made him the easiest choice for us to have during our ceremony and drinks reception. He was always available to listen and the variety of music he played was brilliant (he can basically play anything). All of our guests loved him and he set the vibe for our day. 10/10 would recommend.

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James M
10 months ago, for a Wedding in Wheatsheaf Hill Farm
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5 out of 5

Made our day!! Chris was amazing! Chris played beautifully, just in that lull in the day where the photographers wanted the bride and groom and people are standing around after the welcome drinks were finished chris got the party started he was able to read the room and play to our guests exactly what they wanted to hear! We walked back into our wedding to guests singing, dancing and laughing!! (In not sure they even noticed us gone) This addition to our wedding day really was spectacular! Chris was professional, outgoing, eager to please, polite, funny everything that you could wish for from somebody joining our big day. I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough! So many thanks Chris love Jim and Gem ♥️

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Chris' Song list

Sample songs from my normal sets:
Modern / Rock & Pop
• ABBA - Mamma Mia
• ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
• Adele - Make You Feel My Love
• Adele - Someone Like You
• Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss A Thing
• Al Green - Let's Stay Together
• Avicii - Wake Me Up
• Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
• The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
• Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
• James Bay - Hold Back The River
• The Bangles - Eternal Flame
• Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
• The Beatles – In My Life
• The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
• The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
• The Beatles – Hey Jude
• The Beatles - Yesterday
• Beyonce - Halo
• Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
• The Cranberries - Linger
• The Cranberries - Dreams
• David Bowie - Life On Mars
• Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
• Bon Jovi - Always
• Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
• Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
• Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
• Coldplay - Clocks
• Coldplay - Yellow
• Coldplay - Viva La Vida
• Daft Punk - Get Lucky
• Des'ree - Kissing You
• Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
• Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
• Elvis Presley - You Were Always On My Mind
• Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
• Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
• Ed Sheeran - Perfect
• Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
• Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
• Elbow One - Day Like This
• Erasure - A Little Respect
• George Ezra - Budapest
• George Ezra - Blame It On Me
• Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child O'Mine
• Foo Fighters - Everlong
• Lady GaGa - Shallow
• Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
• Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
• David Gray - This Year's Love
• Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
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• Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
• Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
• John Legend - Ordinary People
• John Legend - All Of Me
• Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
• Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman
• Billy Joel - Piano Man
• Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind Part II
• Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
• Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
• Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
• Elton John - Rocket Man
• Elton John - Song For Guy
• Elton John - Your Song
• John Lennon - Imagine
• The La's - There She Goes
• The Lumineers - Hey Ho
• Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
• MeatLoaf - I'd Do Anything For Love
• Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
• Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
• Bruno Mars - Marry You
• Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
• Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
• Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
• Mumford & Sons - The Cave
• Oasis - Wonderwall
• Oleta Adams - Get Here
• OneRepublic - Counting Stars
• Katy Perry - Firework
• Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
• Queen - Somebody To Love
• Queen - We Are The Champions
• Queen - I Want To Break Free
• Queen - Radio Ga Ga
• Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
• Emeli Sande - Read All About It (Part III)
• Stereophonics - Dakota
• Sting - Fields Of Gold
• Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
• Lionel Richie - Three Times A Lady
• Lionel Richie - Easy
• Rod Stewart - Maggie May
• Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
• Spandau Ballet - True
• Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
• Snow Patrol - Run
• Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
• Tom Odell - Real Love
• Toto - Africa
• Taylor Swift - Love Story
• Taylor Swift - Blank Space
• Take That - Greatest Day
• Take That - Shine
• Take That - Back For Good
• Take That - Rule The World
• Tina Turner - The Best
• The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
• U2 - With Or Without You
• The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
• The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
• The Temptations - My Girl
• Dionne Warwick - I Say A Little Prayer
• Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
• Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher & Higher
• Robbie Williams - Angels
• Robbie Williams - She's The One
• WALK THE MOON -Shut Up And Dance With Me
Classical / Contemporary Classical
• J.S Bach Prelude No.1 in C Major
• L.V Beethoven Fur Elise
• udovico Einaudi I Giorni
• Ludovico Einaudi Nuvole Bianche
• Simon Jeffes Perpetuum Mobile
• W.A Mozart 'Rondo Alla Turca' – Piano Sonata No.11
• Erik Satie Gymnopedie No.1
• Johann Pachelbel Canon in D
• Yann Tiersen Comptine d'ete
• Yiruma River Flows In You
Traditional / Jazz / Blues / Easy Listening
• Harold Arlen - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
• Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
• Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
• George Gershwin - Summertime
• Kaempfert - Strangers In The Night
• Jerome Kern - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
• Frank Sinatra - My Way
• Frank Sinatra - Somethin' Stupid
• Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose
• Richard Rodgers - You'll Never Walk Alone
• Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
• Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
• Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love
• Nat King Cole – Unforgettable

Chris' 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)£200
Up to 1 hour£275
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£625
Packages
Ruby Package
Music for the duration of your wedding ceremony, including background music as guests arrive, entrance and exit music, and any hymns/special songs you would love in between.
£250
Sapphire Package
Music for the duration of the wedding ceremony, then approximately one hour of music at the drinks reception to entertain the guests as they wait.
£400
Diamond Package
Our most popular package! This covers all the music you will need up to the evening party, including music for the duration of the wedding ceremony, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast.
£550
Platinum Package
Add even more class to your event by entertaining your guests with a spectacular singer! This package will cover all your music for the day as above, but also add another element to the performance with a female singer for the wedding breakfast.
£750

Add-ons

Female Singer
+£250
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The fact that as well as setting a great mood whatever the occasion, I am happy to take requests both in advance and on the day and tailor every event to make it personal to the client and their guests

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

As well as hundreds of weddings and private performances, I have performed for lots of corporate clients including: 30 James Street Liverpool Glastonferry Music Festival Priory Inns Group

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am a Blues and Jazz player at heart, and often incorporate this style into my performance of pop songs too. Initially inspired by Jools Holland, I also love the work of Michel Camilo, Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock.

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

Glastonferry Music Festival (1000+ people)

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

No trouble! I'll always work with you to make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible :)

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

Yes, this can be provided at no extra cost upon request.

How much time do you need to set up?

I can be set up in an hour with the Grand Piano shell, or 10-15 minutes without, depending on the distance to the car park! As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

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?

Yes! It's your day and the music should tell your story. Feel free to request as many songs as you like :)

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, if the venue doesn't have a piano, I bring my own professional digital Piano and PA system. I also have the option of bringing a Grand Piano shell which houses the digital piano, but gives the appearance of a real Baby Grand to add a touch of class to your event!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. I am happy to learn requests, and will endeavor to learn your favourite song(s) in advance of the performance.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Classical, Contemporary classical, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Reggae
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching
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