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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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With over 10 years’ experience performing at the highest level, pianist and musician Christian Smith has performed hundreds of shows at some of the most exclusive Venues in the UK. Weddings, Private Functions, Classical Recitals, Jazz Concerts, Film Screenings and more, throughout his career Christian has been no stranger to the world of the elite musician. His skill as a pianist and approachable personality has seen him work with many of London’s’ most in demand musicians, whilst as a soloist he has performed at VIP events throughout the UK and Europe, even playing for members of the Royal Family at an exclusive VIP private party. From private shows at Premier League Stadiums, to Luxury Hotels and Historic Locations, Christian is a pianist that guarantees experience, class, luxury, and approachability. The Corinthia, The Four Seasons, Coworth Park, Cliveden House, Leicester Square Rooftop Gardens, Harrow, Bishopgate Institute, Zedel Brasserie are but a few of the venues that he has performed at. With a repertoire that spans the best Jazz, Blues, Pop, Classical, Motown, and Funk pieces, booking Christian ensures that your clients or guests will have an incredible experience. 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 from one of his existing set-lists but are free to request special songs which Christian will learn at no extra cost. Currently Christian plays a Jazz Cocktail Set list which contains self-arranged jazz covers of some of the biggest tracks of the last 50 years, inspired by the legendary Post Modern Jukebox. In addition to this, he also has a standard Wedding Set list which contains over 150 love songs and is continually updated. 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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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
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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Christian's Song list

Jazz – Contemporary Covers
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Britney Spears – Toxic
Camilla Cabello – Havana
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Britney Spears - Hit Me Baby
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
The Police - Roxanne
Celo Green – Forget You
Louis Armstrong - Wanna Be Like You
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Nirvana – Come as You Are
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On
Chaka Khan – Aint Nobody
Estelle – American Boy
Justin Timerlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
TLC – No Scrubs
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own
The Animals - House Of The Rising Sun
Elvis - Cant Help Falling In Love With You
Carole King - Natural Woman
Mel Torme - Comin Home Babe
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
Pharrel - Happy
The Police - Message In A Bottle
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You -
Al Green - Lets Stay Together
Backstreet Boys - Everybody
The Beatles - Come Together
Bee Gees - Stayin Alive
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
Californi Dreamin - The Mamas and Papas
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Dexys Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Oasis - Wonderwall
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Jazz - Standards
Feeling Good
L.O.V.E
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Misty
Autumn Leaves
Ain't Misbehavin
You’re Just In Love
Beyond The Sea
My Favourite Things
At Last
I Can’t Escape From You
All Of You
I’ll Remember April
Oleo
What a Difference a Day Made
After you’ve gone
Just Friends
Alice In Wonderland
Almost Like Being In Love
All The Things You Are
Alone Together
Peace Piece
Waltz For Debby
Moanin
Minnie The Moocher
Charleston
Take Five
Take The A Train
Almost Like Being In Love
Satin Doll
Footprints
I've Found a New Baby
Blue Bossa
What a Wonderful World
All Blues
Blue In Green
Four
So What
My Way
My Baby Just Cares Piano
Autumn In New York
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
Mack The Knife
Moonlight In Vermont
Blue Moon
Have You Met Miss Jones
I Get A Kick Out Of You
Summertime
Blue Train
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Cantaloupe Island
Blue Skies
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Caravan
Cheek To Cheek
Fly Me To The Moon
I Love You
It Could Happen To You
Foggy Day
It Don't Mean a Thing
Lullaby Of Birdland
The Man I love
My Funny Valentine
Exactly Like You
Georgia
Girl From Ipanema
Honey Suckle Rose
How High The Moon
I Got Rhythm
Round Midnight
Moon River
Pop
Dancing Queen – ABBA
SOS – ABBA
Mamma Mia - ABBA
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
Someone Like You – Lewis Capaldi
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
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Celine Dion
Believer – Imagine Dragons
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
We Don’t Talk Anymore – Selena Gomez
7 Years – Lucas Graham
Sweet Child O Mine – Guns and Roses
Piano man - Billy Joel
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
One Kiss – Dua Lipa
Rocket Man - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Bennie and The Jets – Elton John
Million Dreams – Greatest Showman
Rewrite the Stars – Greatest Showman
Tightrope – Greatest Showman
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Music for a Sushi Restaurant – Harry Styles
Sign Of The Times – Harry Styles
Late Night Talking – Harry Styles
As It Was – Harry Styles
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
How Far Ill Go – Moana
Shiny - Moana
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Don’t Look Back In Anger –Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Counting Stars- One Republic
High Hopes – Panic at The Disco
Let Her Go - Passenger
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Where is My Mind – The Pixies
Somebody To Love – Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Killer Queen – Queen
Don’t Stop Me Know - Queen
Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeren
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
Shape of You – Ed Sheeren
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeren
Don’t Kill My Vibe - Sigrid
Bridge over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Sound Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
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
August – Taylor Swift
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Temptations
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin timberlake
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
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
Nuvole Bianche – Einaudi
Prima Vera - 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
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 !

Christian'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)£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
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Christian's Reviews

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Daniel H
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Christian brought a relaxed and jazzy vibe to a house birthday party. He was very accommodating to our needs and undemanding regarding his own. He played some lovely tunes too. I was very pleased with my booking!

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Amy T
8 months ago
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Christian played for my wedding ceremony and was absolutely wonderful. Christian played whatever we wanted no matter how unique, and did so beautifully. Christian was on time and punctual, and answered any questions I had promptly. Thank you ever so much! Amy

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Leah A
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Christian is genuinely such a nice guy! Super talented and the perfect choice for our wedding reception. All the guests loved listening to him. Christians professional, friendly communication throughout the booking process and leading up to the big day was great. Highly recommend booking Christian if you have an event that needs a talented pianist. I had no worries, super reliable. Thank you so much! Mr & Mrs Mountain :) 20-05-23

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Rebecca S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Christian was brilliant, right from the moment I made an enquiry. He is super accommodating and professional and really added something extra special to our day. We will definitely book Christian again for future events.

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Suzy W
4 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
5 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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