Singing pianist

Ciara Haidar

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About Ciara Haidar

Stylish pianist and singer based in London. Whether it's pop, rock and roll, blues or soul Ciara Haidar's skills are guaranteed to impress!
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Ciara Haidar is a London based pianist and singer. Ciara's stylish jazz infused performances of the standards, rock and roll and pop music captivate whichever room she's in. Whether solo at the piano or with the Ciara Haidar trio, she continues to hold residencies and perform at exclusive venues and events throughout London including The Ned, London Fashion Week, The Club at The Ivy, Nomad London, Agent Provocateur, Soho House, The Groucho Club and Jazz Cafe. Ciara can play anything and her repertoire spans contemporary pop and rock to classic jazz standards, blues and soul. Whether you're looking for a sultry torch singer, a power ballads or someone to get your party started, her powerhouse of a voice and exceptional piano skills have you covered. From Adele to Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles to Radiohead, Etta James to Ella Fitzgerald, Ciara Haidar will have your event under her spell.

Soul, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Karaoke, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Britpop, Christmas
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Transcription, Lyricist, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Singing teaching
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Song list

Blues and Soul:
Anyone Who Knows What Love Is- Irma Thomas
Baby I Love You- Aretha Franklin
Baby Love- The Supremes
Chain of Fools- Aretha Franklin
Cupid- Sam Cooke
Dark End of the Street- James Carr
Don't Do It- Marvin Gaye
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing- Stevie Wonder
Hard to Handle- Otis Redding
Heard it Through The Grapevine
Georgia On My Mind- Ray Charles
Grandma's Hands- Marvin Gaye
Little Piece of My Heart- Janis Joplin
I Only Have Eyes For You- Patsy Cline
I Put A Spell on You- Nina Simone
I'd Rather Go Blind- Etta James
Jealous Guy- Donny Hathaway
Lately- Stevie Wonder
Love the One You're With
Midnight Train to Georgia
Rescue Me- Aretha Franklin
Respect- Aretha Franklin
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
Son of a Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
Spooky- Dusty Springfield
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love- The Supremes
Tell It Like It Is- Aaron Neville
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out- Bruce Springsteen
Think- Aretha Franklin
Try a Little Tenderness- Otis Redding
Twenty Five Miles- Edwin Starr
Wade in the Water- Big Mama Thornton
What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman- Aretha Franklin
At Last- Etta James
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered- Ella Fitzgerald
Bye Bye Blackbird- Frank Sinatra
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man- Billie Holiday
Crazy- Patsy Cline
Cry Me a River- Julie London
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Feeling Good- Nina Simone
Georgia on My Mind- Ray Charles
I Loves You Porgy- Billie Holiday
La Vie en Rose- Edith Piaf
Moon River- Billie Holiday
My Baby Just Cares For Me- Ella Fitzgerald
My Funny Valentine- Frank Sinatra
Someone to Watch Over Me- Ella Fitzgerlad
Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland
Summertime- Billie Holiday
Stormy Weather- Etta James
The Other Woman- Nina Simone
The Way You Look Tonight - Tony Bennett
They Can't Take That Away From Me- Ella Fitzgerald
Wild is the Wind- Nina Simone
When I Fall in Love- Frank Sinatra
Pop and Rock:
All of Me- John Legend
Always Remember Us This Way- Lady Gaga
Angels- Robbie Williams
Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Blackbird- The Beatles
Brown Sugar- The Rolling Stones
Can't Help Falling in Love- Elvis Presley
Chelsea Hotel- Leonard Cohen
Common People- Pulp
Crazy- Cee Lo Green
Creep- Radiohead
Dancing in the Dark- Bruce Springsteen
Dancing On My Own- Robyn
Dangerous Woman- Arianna Grande
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Easy On Me- Adele
Fast Car- Tracey Chapman
Fields of Gold- Eva Cassidy
Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones
God Only Knows- Beach Boys
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Halo- Beyonce
Heart of Glass- Blondie
Hello- Adele
Here Comes the Sun- The Beatles
Hey Jude- The Beatles
I Can't Make You Love Me- Bonnie Raitt
I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston
If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys
I'm Still Standing- Elton John
Imagine- John Lennon
It Ain't Me Babe- Bob Dylan
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Kissing You- Des'ree
Let It Be- The Beatles
Light My Fire- The Doors
Like A Prayer- Madonna
Life on Mars- David Bowie
Love is a Losing Game- Amy Winehouse
Love of My Life- Queen
Maggie May- Rod Stewart
Make You Feel My Love- Adele
No Surprises- Radiohead
Nothing Compares To You- Sinead O'Connor
Paint it Black-The Rolling Stones
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Perfect Day- Lou Reed
Rehab- Any Winehouse
Rocketman- Elton John
Rollin in the Deep- Adele
Set Fire to the Rain- Adele
Shallows- Lady Gaga
She's a Rainbow- The Rolling Stones
Something- The Beatles
Somebody To Love- Queen
Someone Like You- Adele
Something- The Beatles
Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
Supertrouper- ABBA
Sympathy for the Devil- The Rolling Stones
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
The Winner Takes it All- ABBA
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
This Must Be the Place- Talking Heads
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Too Late- Carole King
Toxic- Britney Spears
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Video Games- Lana Del Rey
When We Were Young- Adele
Wild Horses- The Rolling Stones
Wonderwall- Oasis
Wrecking Ball- Miley Cyrus
You Got The Love- Florence and the Machine
Your Song- Elton John
You're So Vain- Carli Simon
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Whatever the style or mood you'd like to create at your special event, I really can tailor what I do to suit. I can play anything and really give your guests an experience to remember.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Soho House, Nomad London, The Groucho Club, The Ned, The Parlour, Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Cafe London, The Blues Kitchen, 180 House, White City House, Shoreditch House, Moth Club, Home House, Quo Vadis, BBC Television Centre, Annabel's, The Shard, Kensington Palace, The Dorchester, Nomad (New York), Chateau Marmont (LA), Hotel Amour (Paris).

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, Billy Joel, Little Richard, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Adele, Rolling Stones, The Beatles.

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

Later With Jools Holland (BBC)

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

If I have availability I will always strive to be as flexible as I can so your event can run as smoothly as possible.

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

Unfortunately not.

How much time do you need to set up?

If a piano is in situ, set up takes only a few minutes. If I'm bringing my only keyboard set up time 15 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 I'm more than happy!

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

My set lists are simply guides to the kind of songs and I'll styles I perform, but I am very open to guidance and specific requests.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely, however there will be an additional charge for travel.

Can you learn song requests before the event?



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£300
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
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From customers:

Booker: N
1 year ago

As one of our resident musician's, Ciara Haidar never fails to capture the room (whether in larger or more intimate spaces). She's fantastic solo or with the Ciara Haidar Trio. She's been playing for us for a few years now and we're thrilled to call her one of our own.

Hotel L

Ciara Haidar captivated our guests and visitors and delivered us a spectacular New Year's Eve performance. Looking forward to welcoming her back soon!