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Christian Smith

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A stunningly versatile Pianist, specialising in Jazz & Classical Covers. Performing Nationwide with signature Baby Grand Piano Shell!
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Chichester
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With over 10 years of experience as a Pianist and Musician, Christian has performed hundreds of shows, including Weddings, Private Functions, Classical Recitals, Jazz nights, Film Screenings and much more! He has performed at VIP events, Football Stadiums, some of the UK's most Luxury Hotels, as well as National monuments including the historically significant Harrow. With a repertoire that spans Jazz, Blues, Pop, Classical, Motown, and Funk, there is something for everyone in Christian’s set-list. Christian’s goal with each booking, from Weddings through to Corporate Functions, is for the music to reflect the individuality of each event. When booking, Christian’s Clients have the option to curate their own set-list which he will learn, or alternately, they can chose from one of his existing set-lists. Currently Christian plays a Jazz Cocktail Set list which contains self composed jazz arrangements of some of the biggest tracks of the last 50 years. In addition to this, he also has a standard Wedding Set list which contains over 150 love songs. Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries , Corporate events; no two events are alike, so why should the music be the same? Whether you’re looking to add a touch of class to a drinks reception / private dinner, or give a wedding ceremony the grandeur it deserves, then hiring a pianist is the perfect way to bring your event to life. Christian provides his own PA and Electric Piano – The Nord Stage 2, alongside Baby Grand Piano shell (see pictures) for added class! He is happy to provide this industry leading instrument, if your venue does not have a tuned piano.

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Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Covers, Karaoke, Top 40, Motown, Tribute, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Blues, Ragtime, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop rock, Indie, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Baroque, Renaissance, Classical crossover, Garage, House, Swing, Acoustic, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser, Lyricist, Producer, Orchestrator
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Song list

Jazz – Lounge & Cocktail Set Covers
1. "Amy Winehouse - Valerie"
2. "Amy Winehouse - Rehab"
3. "Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are"
4. "Britney Spears - Toxic"
5. "Camilla Cabello - Havana"
6. "Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
7. "Justin Bieber - Love Yourself"
8. "Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit"
9. "Outkast - Hey Ya!"
10. "Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack"
11. "Soft Cell - Tainted Love"
12. "Taylor Swift - Shake It Off"
13. "Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby"
14. "Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams"
15. "White Stripes - 7 Nation Army"
16. "Gnarls Barkley - Crazy"
17. "The Police - Roxanne"
18. "Celo Green - Forget_You"
19. "Louis Armstrong - Wanna Be Like You"
20. "Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk"
21. "Drake - Hotline Swing"
22. "Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On"
23. "Ben E King - Stand By Me"
24. "Michael Jackson - Beat It"
25. "Wham - Careless Whisper"
26. "Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own"
27. "The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun"
28. "Cant Help Falling In Love With You"
29. "Carole King - Natural Woman"
30. "Comin Home Babe"
31. "Dancing In The Street VMP"
32. "Daft Punk - Get Lucky"
33. "Etta James - At Last"
34. "Jungle Book - Bare Necesseities"
35. "Norah Jones - Come Away With Me"
36. "Norah Jones - Dont Know Why"
37. "Pharrel - Happy"
38. "The Police - Message In A Bottle"
39. "Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight"
40. "Pumped_up_kicks_Piano"
41. "La La Land - Mia & Sebastian's Theme"
42. "Monk - Japanese Folk Song"
43. "Stuck In The Middle With You - VMP"
44. "Al Green - Lets Stay Together"
45. "Arianna Grande - Dangerous Woman"
46. "Backstreet Boys - Everybody"
47. "The Beatles - Come Together"
48. "Bee Gees - Stayin Alive"
49. "Bill Withers - Aint No Sunshine"
50. "Californi Dreamin - The Mamas And Papas"
51. "Careless Whisper Clarinet"
52. "Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen"
53. "Dolly Parton - Jolene"
54. "Dusty Springfield - Look Of Love"
55. "Dusty Springfield - Spooky"
56. "The Eagles - Hotel California"
57. "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"
58. "Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder"
59. "Lionel Richie - Easy Like Sunday Morning"
60. "Michael Buble - Everything"
61. "My Baby Just Cares for Me"
62. "Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E"
63. "Nina Simone - Sinnerman"
64. "Oasis - Wonderwall"
65. "Passenger - Let Her Go"
66. "The Pixies - Where Is My Mind"
67. "Rag N Bone Man - Human"
68. "Son Of Preacher Man"
69. "Stevie Wonder - Superstition"
70. "Valerie"
71. "You Really Got Me"
Jazz - Lounge & Cocktail Standards
1. Feeling Good
2. L.O.V.E
3. I Fall In Love Too Easily
4. Misty
5. Autumn Leaves
6. Ain't Misbehavin
7. You’re Just In Love
8. Beyond The Sea
9. My Favourite Things
10. Afternoon In Paris
11. I'll Be Seeing You
12. The Very Thought Of You
13. Etta James - At Last
14. I Can’t Escape From You
15. All Of You
16. I’ll Remember April
17. Oleo
18. What a Difference a Day Made
19. After you’ve gone
20. Ain’t She Sweet
21. Alfie’s Theme
22. Airegin
23. Alice In Wonderland
24. Almost Like Being In Love
25. All The Things You Are
26. Alone Together
27. Along Came Betty
28. Always
29. Are You Real
30. April In Paris
31. Au Privave
32. Anything Goes
33. Beautiful Friendship
34. The Best Thing For You
35. Beautiful Love
36. Peace Piece
37. Periscope
38. Waltz For Debby
39. Moanin
40. Minnie The Moocher
41. Charleston
42. In Your Own Sweet Way
43. Take Five
44. Take The A Train
45. Footprints
46. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
47. I'll See You in My Dreams
48. I've Found a New Baby
49. Giant Steps
50. Blue Bossa
51. What a Wonderful World
52. All Blues
53. Blue In Green
54. Four
55. So What
56. Solar
57. My Way
58. My Baby Just Cares Piano
59. Sinnerman
60. Come Away With Me
61. Don't Know Why
62. Someone To Watch Over Me
63. St Louis Blues
64. Autumn In New York
65. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
66. Can’t we Be Friends
67. Don’t Be That Way
68. Mack The Knife
69. Moonlight In Vermont
70. In A Sentimental
71. Blue Moon
72. Have You Met Miss Jones
73. I Get A Kick Out Of You
74. Summertime
75. Blue Train
76. My-Little-Brown-Book
77. My Foolish Heart
78. I Fall In Love Too Easily
79. Blue Train
80. Cantaloupe Island
81. Japanese Folk Song
82. Blues March
83. All Of Me
84. And I Love Her
85. Blue Skies
86. Blues For Alice
87. But Not For Me
88. Bye Bye Blackbird
89. Cant Help Falling In Love With You
90. Caravan
91. Cheek To Cheek
92. Foggy Day
93. I Got The World On A String
94. It Don't Mean a Thing
95. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
96. Lullaby Of Birdland
97. The Man I love
98. My Funny Valentine
99. One For My Baby
100. S’ Wonderful
101. Stardust
102. Agua De Beber
103. Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
104. All I Do Is Dream of You
105. As Time Goes By
106. Avalon
107. Bernie’s tune
108. Bear Necessities
109. Begin The Beguine
110. Bei mir bist du schoen
111. Besame Mucho
112. Black Coffee
113. Blue Bossa
114. Blueberry Hill
115. Body And Soul
116. C’est Si Bon
117. C'est Magnifique
118. Cantina Band
119. Chega De Saudade
120. Crazy Rhythm
121. Cry Me A River
122. Easy Living
123. Embraceable You
124. Everybody Wants To Be A Cat
125. Exactly Like You
126. Georgia
127. Gee Baby I Ain’t Good To You
128. Girl From Ipanema
129. Honey Suckle Rose
130. How High The Moon
131. I Got Rhythm
132. Minnie the moocher
133. RoundMidnight
134. Moon River
Pop – Wedding Setlist
 Make You Feel My Love – Adele
 Hello – Adele
 Someone Like You – Adele
 Wake Me Up – Avicii
 Pompeii – Bastille
 Hold Back The River – James Bay
 God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
 Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
 Across the Universe – The Beatles
 Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
 Let it Be - The Beatles
 Hey Jude - The Beatles
 Something – The Beatles
 Yesterday - The Beatles
 Halo – Beyonce
 If I Were A Boy – Beyonce
 Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
 What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
 You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
 Blowing In The Wind – Bob Dylan
 Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
 I Threw It All Away - Bob Dylan
 Living on A Prayer – Bon Jovi
 Life on Mars - David Bowie
 Changes - David Bowie
 Space Oddity – David Bowie
 Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
 Never Fall In Love Again - Burt Bacharach
 Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
 A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
 Many of Horror – Biffy Clyro
 Rather Be – Clean Bandit
 Symphony – Clean Bandit
 Adventure of a Liftime - Coldplay
 Clocks – Coldplay
 Everglow - Coldplay
 Yellow - Coldplay
 Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
 Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
 In-between Days – The Cure
 Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Celine Dion
 Believer – Imagine Dragons
 Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
 Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
 The Diary of Horris Wimp – ELO
 Insomnia - Faithless
 Sewn – The Feeling
 Strange – The Feeling
 Rose – The Feeling
 Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
 Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
 We Don’t Talk Anymore – Selena Gomez
 7 Years – Lucas Graham
 Sweet Child O Mine – Guns and Roses
 He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies
 Wicked Games – Chris Isaak
 Piano man - Billy Joel
 She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
 Rocket Man - Elton John
 Your Song - Elton John
 Crocodile Rock – Elton John
 Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
 Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
 Give It Up – KC and The Sunshine Band
 Mr Brightside – The Killers
 Use Somebody – The Kings of Leon
 Imagine - John Lennon
 Instant Karma - John Lennon
 Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
 Mr. Brightside – The Killers
 It Must Be Love - Madness
 Children – Robert Miles
 From Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
 Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
 Daydream Believer – The Monkees
 I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
 Don’t Look Back In Anger –Oasis
 Wonderwall – Oasis
 Let Her Go - Passenger
 Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
 Where is My Mind – The Pixies
 Somebody To Love - Queen
 Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
 Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeren
 Shape of You – Ed Sheeren
 Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeren
 Don’t Kill My Vibe - Sigrid
 America – Simon and Garfunkel
 Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
 Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
 Skin – Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
 Stay With Me – Sam Smith
 There is a Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
 Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
 Bad Day – Daniel Powter
 Golden Brown - The Stranglers
 I Can't Get No Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
 Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
 Once in A Lifetime – Talking Heads
 Mad World – Tears for Fears
 Build Me Up Buttercup – The Temptations
 Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin timberlake
 The Sweetest Thing – U2
 One – U2
 With Or Without You – U2
 Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
 Faded – Alan Walker
 Starboy – The Weekend
 Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Andy Williams
 Angels - Robbie Williams
 She's The One - Robbie Williams
 All Time Love – Will Young
 Classical
 Prelude in C – Bach
 Fur Elise - Beethoven
 Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
 Carmen - Bizet
 Nocturne in E Flat - Chopin
 Clair De Lune - Debussy
 Deux Arabesques - Debussy
 I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
 Fantasy in D Minor - Mozart
 The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
 La Boheme - Puccini
 Gymnopedie 1 - Erik Satie
 Trois Gossiennes - Erik Satie
 The Beautiful Blue Danube - Strauss
 Morning Mood – Vivaldi
 River Flows in You - Yiruma
 Film & Shows
 A Whole New World - Aladdin
 Goldfinger - John Barry
 Do You Want To Build A Snowman - Frozen
 Let it Go – Frozen
 Titanic - James Horner
 I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserable
 How Far I’ll Go - Moana
 Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise
 The America Beauty - Thomas Newman
 The Heart asks For Pleasure - Michael Nyman
 Lord of The Rings - Howard Shore
 Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
 Never Enough – The Greatest Showman
 Jurassic Park - John Williams
 Star Wars Theme – John Williams
Customer questions

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

That's completely fine. So long as I have notice, I can change my arrangements to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

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

Of course, a lot of people ask for this service. Just let me know if it is something you're interested in.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes me between 30-45 minutes to set up. If I'm set up early I can provide a free playlist service to create the right atmosphere pre show.

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?

Of course, I like to work with every booker to create the best playlist for their event! I have hundreds of songs in my setlist, but I am always happy to add special requests!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course, providing I get a week's notice then I will be able to learn your requests with no trouble at all!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love the jazz spin I put on piano covers. In my standard set you can expect to hear everything from Taylor Swift, to Nirvana jazzed up in a fun modern style. It's a real talking point for guests, and gets everyone involved, particularly when I take requests!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Queens Hotel Portsmouth St Mary's Stadium Old Thorns Country Club and Hotel Victorious Festival Goodwood Revival Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire Marriot Hotel Portsmouth Town Hall Hotel Shoreditch Norfolk Hotel Arundel Knepp Castle Estate Horsham Harrow School and many more...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

As a piano player I love the music of Scott Bradlee - his work with Post Modern Jukebox has been hugely inspiring for me.

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

When I was younger I was in an originals band. We toured the UK quite often, however the most high profile gig we did was a tour of Germany and France. Personally as a soloist I have played at Premier League Stadiums, and have played at VIP private parties, however I can't disclose their name publicly !

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£99.99
Up to 1 hour£179.99
Up to 2 hours£249.99
Up to 3 hours£329.99
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£250
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.
£350

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Melissa E
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

When we saw our wedding venue had a piano, we just knew we had to make the most of it. We really liked Christian's style and creativity from his videos! And we are so glad we chose him. He gave us the most wonderful experience at our wedding and we are so thankful! He was friendly and helpful from start to finish, always communicative and took all of our requests to perfectly tailor the music and sets throughout the day. Couldn't ask for more. Guests absolutely loved it and I will never ever forget walking down the aisle to Pride & Prejudice on the piano. Fairytale day. Thank you Christian and we wish you well in future!

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Sally H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Christian for playing at our vow renewal, you made the evening even more special & it was a pleasure to listen to your music, Sally & Wayne

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5 months ago

Thanks Sally!

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Tyler A
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Christian for our wedding after seeing his videos online. Honestly they do not do him justice. He did a mix of songs all in his own jazz style. The guest all loved him and made many comments. We couldn't be happier. From start to finish he was very quick to respond and nothing was too much trouble. Perfect for anything from a wedding to as intimate as a dinner date (we are already considering this idea!) Thank you so much Christian!

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Sally P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent all round. Christian is a very talented musician & an absolute delight to deal with. He learned & performed a special request too. We would definitely recommend him.

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Suzy W
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 13 St Pancras
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5 out of 5

Christian now has a regular spot in our restaurant Woodies. He delivers piano perfection with cool jazz vibes, complimenting the atmosphere of the restaurant beautifully. I strongly recommend taking time to check him out. I’m pretty sure he‘d be a hit with all types of audiences. On top of his piano talent Christian is also an extremely nice guy. Would highly recommend.

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Ash B
4 years ago, for a Christmas party in Colerne
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5 out of 5

Great performance at our Christmas Ball. He played a great mixture of current and classic songs and received several rounds of applause during dinner. Would definitely recommend him.

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