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Corey Gerrard

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Highly in-demand musician, wedding pianist based in North West.
Pianist
Wigan
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Corey Gerrard is a highly in-demand musician across Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. He has recently relocated back to the North West after three years living and working as a musician in York and the surrounding areas. Corey graduated with a B.A., Hons music degree and has a wealth of experience as a musician, from working as an instrumental tutor in the Wigan borough, playing at multiple churches across the North West and Yorkshire, playing keyboard in wedding and function bands, playing and directing choirs, regularly playing and musically directing musical theatre performances. Having played for his first wedding in 2012, Corey has played at multiple venues across the North West and Greater Manchester, including Castle Howard, Carlton Towers House, St Michael le Belfrey, National Railway Museum, The De Grey Rooms, The National Centre for Early Music and many more both indoors and outdoors. Corey is able to create the perfect ambience for the most important part of your day, his repertoire includes contemporary, pop, rock, jazz standards, well know show tunes and classical piano music. He will play music tailored to your specific requirements, adding a personal touch to your wedding. He is happy to arrange any requested music for your wedding. Even if it's not a piano song, Corey is capable of making an elegant piano arrangement for your wedding ceremony. Corey is also happy to collaborate with singers and instrumentalist upon request and even accompany family and friends at your special day. Corey has a professional black stage piano and portable speaker system which can be used both inside and outside. He is also happy to play on a piano already located at the venue or hire a grand piano for your special day. A microphone is available upon request for solo singers, speeches and announcements.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Ambient pop, Motown, Top 40, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Classical, Opera, Traditional church music, Light music, Easy listening, Pop rock, Britpop, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Covers, Marching
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist, Transcription, Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Orchestrator, Accompanist
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Song list

Just You and I
Hold Me While You Wait
You are the Reason
A Million Dreams
Rewrite The Stars
A Thousand Years
Your Song
Chasing Cars
Shallow
Marry You
Symphony
How Long will I love You
All of Me
Say You Won’t Let Go
Perfect
Photograph
Thinking Out Loud
If I Ain’t Got You
Angels
Fields of Gold
Stay with me
How Deep is Your Love
A Million Love Songs
When we collide
You give me something
Little Things
Somewhere only we know
I have nothing
Love Me Like You Do
Just the way you are
Over the rainbow
Sky full of Stars
Marry Me
Real Love
She’s Always a Woman
Bridge over Troubled Water
I guess that’s why they call it the blues-
Candle in The Wind
Moon River
The Power Of Love
Hallelujah
God Only Knows
Candle in The Wind
Let Her Go
Fix You
Paradise
Titanium
Don’t look back in anger
Wonderwall
Chasing cars
One day like this
Hold back the River
Can you feel the love tonight
Beauty and The Beast
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Variety of music to suit the event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Castle Howard, Carlton Towers House, St Michael le Belfrey, National Railway Museum, The De Grey Rooms, The National Centre for Early Music and many more both indoors and outdoors.

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

G4 Christmas Tour at Hull City Hall

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

We always try our 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 us know

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. Please note this is will not be a DJ service, it will be simply a playlist of music played through the PA system.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 45 mins to 1 hour before your guest arrive.

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?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and speaker system.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes of course! I am happy to create custom arrangments to make your day special.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£380

Reviews

From customers:

Http://sjr.ac.uk/news/2016-17/standish_music_festival2016.asp, 2023 years ago

'I would also like to give credit to Corey Gerrard who conducted the SJR Concert Band for the first time. He showed confidence, professionalism and led the band very well. So well done Corey, keep it up!'

Http://unknownmag.co.uk/theatre/review-chms-presents-sister-act/, 4 years ago

'The orchestra are a pleasure to listen to from start to finish and must be commended for their quality of performance.'