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Modern Wedding Pianist and Organist available for hire in Yorkshire and beyond.
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Looking for a talented pianist to provide elegant and sophisticated music for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast? Look no further than Craig Sutcliffe. Craig is a highly experienced musician based in Yorkshire and he's available to play at weddings throughout the UK and beyond. With over 20 years of experience, he has the skills and expertise to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day. Whether you're looking for classical pieces or more contemporary songs, Craig has a vast repertoire of music to choose from. He can tailor his performance to suit your specific tastes and preferences, ensuring that your wedding is a truly memorable occasion. Craig's playing is sure to delight your guests, and his professionalism and friendly approach will put you at ease. He'll work closely with you to ensure that every aspect of his performance is tailored to your needs and preferences. So why not add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your wedding day with the beautiful music of Craig Sutcliffe? Contact him today to learn more about his services and to book him for your special day!

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Craig Sutcliffe: Wedding Pianist's Song list

A Day in the Life - The Beatles
A little respect - Erasure
A million dreams - Greatest Showman
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Africa - Toto
All of me - John Legend
All you need is love - Beatles
All you’re dreaming of - Liam Gallagher
Alone - Heart
Always - Bon Jovi
Always - remember us this way Lady Gaga
Amazed - Lonestar
Back for good - Take That
Because you loved me - Celine Dion
Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Bridge over troubled water - Paul Simon
Can I Be him - James Arthur
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Candlelight - Jack Savoretti
Carry you Home - Tiesto
China in your Hand - T’Pau
Clocks - Coldplay
Crazy for You - Madonna
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Don’t go breaking my heart - Elton John
Double Trouble - Will Ferrell & Molly Sanden
Endless Love - Diana Ross
Enola Gay - OMD
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Everlasting Love - Love Affair
Every Breath you take - Sting
Every little Kiss - Bruce Hornsby
Every time we touch - Cascada
Everybody’s talking - Harry Nilsson
Everything I do - Bryan Adams
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
F**kin - Perfect Pink
Faith - George Michael
Firework - Katy Perry
Fix You - Coldplay
For Once in my Life - Stevie Wonder
For the first time - Script
Friends for Life - Andrea Bocelli
From this moment on - Shania Twain
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually
Greatest Day - Take That
Groovy kind of love - Phil Collins
Grow old with you - Adam Sandler
Half the world away - Oasis
Hanging off your cloud - Courteeners
Have a nice day - Stereophonics
Heal the Pain - George Michael
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Heaven is a place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Help - Beatles
Here comes the sun - Beatles
Hero - Enrique
Hey Jude - Beatles
Home - Michael Buble
How deep is you love - Bee Gees
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Human - Killers
I'Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
I get to love you - Ruelle
I just can’t stop loving you - Michael Jackson
I say a little prayer for you - Aretha Franklin
I see the light - Mandy Moore (Tangled)
I swear - All 4 one
I won't give up - Jason Mraz
I won’t last a day without you - Carpenters
I’ll be there for you - Rembrandts
I’m a believer - Monkees
I’ve finally found someone - Barbara Striesand
I’ve had the time of my life - Bill Murray
In my life - Beatles
In the air tonight - Phil Collins
It must be love - Madness
Its all about you - McFly
It’s All Coming Back to Me - Celine Dion
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Let it be - Beatles
Life is a rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Live Forever - Oasis
Like my Father - Jax
Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Love changes everything - Michael Ball
Love is all Around - Wet Wet Wet
Love Is in the Air - John Paul Young
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Love you more - Celine Dion
Make you feel my love - Adele
Making your mind up - Bucks Fizz
Marry Me - Train
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mary’s Prayer - Danny Wilson
More than words - Extreme
My Girl - Temptations
Never let her slip away - Andrew Gold
No matter what - Boyzone
No Time to die - Billy Elish
Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon
Not Nineteen Forever - Courteeners
Nothings gonna stop us now - Starship
NYC (Sing it Loud) - Sherlocks
Oh what a night - Frankie Valli
Once - Liam Gallagher
One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston
One of Us - Joan Osborn
Pandora’s Box - OMD
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Portuguese Love Theme - Love Actually
Real Love - Tom Odell
Run Snow - Patrol
Runaway - Corrs
Sacrifice - Elton John
Save the best for last - Vanessa Williams
Save the last dance for me - The Drifters
Save your kisses for me - Brotherhood of Man
Secrets - One Republic
Shallow - Lady Gaga
She Elvis - Costello
She Loves - You Beatles
She's always a woman - Billy Joel
She’s Electric - Oasis
She’s the one - Robbie Williams
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
Show me heaven - Maria McKee
Sit Down - James
Skyfall - Adel
Some kind of wonderful - Carole King
Some might say - Oasis
Sometimes when we touch - Dan Hill
Somewhere in Time - John Barry
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Somewhere Out There - James Ingram
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Starlight - Muse
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Super Trouper - Abba
Superman (Its not easy) - Five for Fighting
Symphony - Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Take my breath aware - Berlin
Take my hand (The Wedding Song) - Emily Hackett
Take on Me - A-Ha
Thank you for the music - Abba
The Luckiest - Ben Folds
The Masterplan - Oasis
The Mixed Tape - Jack’s Mannequin
The Scientist - Coldplay
The Story of us - Josh Karmer
The way it is - Bruce Hornsby
The wonder of you - Elvis
There’s a kind of hush - Carpenters
Thinking Out Lout - Ed Sheeran
This Crazy little thing called love - Queen
This is what it feels like - Armin Van Buuren
This will Be (An everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
This Year’s Love - David Gray
Titanium - David Guetta
Together in Electric Dreams - Human League
Top of the world - Carpenters
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
Try - Pink
Under the broadwalk - The Drifters
Unintended - Muse
Up Where we Belong - Joe Cocker
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Vivir Mi ViDA - Marc Antony
We’ve only just belong - Carpenters
What a feeling - Flashdance
What can I do - Corrs
Whatever - Oasis
When you sat nothing at all - Ronan Keating
When you tell me that you love me - Diana Ross
Whole Again - Atomic Kitten
Will you still love me tomorrow - Shirelles
With a little help from my friends - Beatles
With or without you - U2
Without You - David Guetta feat Usher
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Words - Boyzone
Working my way back to you babe - Frankie Valli
Writings on the Wall - Sam Smith
You are not alone - Michael Jackson
You are the reason - Callum Scott
You can’t hurry love - Phil Collins
You to me are everything - Overtones
You’re beautiful - James Blunt
Your Song - Elton John
Zoom - Fat Larry’s Band
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love that I play from a wide range of genres and that I cater for everyone's musical tastes at their wedding and event. They like that I take time to listen to them about what type of music they want to have at their ceremony, drinks reception or breakfast.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

All Creatures Great and Small, Channel 5 TV Set, Bradford Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies, Newcastle Co Down, Crathorne Hall, Yarm Crow wood Hotel & Spa, Burnley Pepper Arden Hall Rudding Park Hotel Sun Pavilion, Harrogate Stirk House, Clitheroe The Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford Eaves Hall, Clitheroe And many more, including various Catholic and CoE Churches

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The artists that have influenced me the most are the artists who's music is full of passion and romance. I love the classical composers, Beethoven, Mozart & Puccini. Today, I really love the music of Oasis, Muse and The Courteeners.

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

Arriving on a film/TV set to play James Harriot's dad who is a professional pianist in the channel 5 TV show, All creatures great and small, that was an amazing experience. I had to learn a piece of piano music by Mendelssohn. I got to meet the actors and director, they were all superb.

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

I always try my 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 me know.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

I need 15 minutes set up time and just need a plug sockets for my keyboard and amp (if the amp is required.) All my equipment is PAT tested.

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. I can also play the Pipe, Theatre and Electric Organ.

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

Yes, I encourage you to pick your favourite songs that I can play at your event. Please let me know a month in Advance.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I can bring my own Roland Digital Piano instrument to play acoustically. If needed, I can also bring my Roland amp.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This is what I love the most about playing at weddings, being asked to play songs or pieces of music that means so much to the happy couple.

Craig Sutcliffe: Wedding Pianist'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)£75
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding Breakfast Music
Music whilst the wedding breakfast takes place (up to 2 hours)
Wedding Ceremony Music
Including guests arrival, bridal party arrival, signing of register and exit as newlyweds
Drinks Reception
Music whilst the drinks reception takes place (up to 2 hours max)
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Craig Sutcliffe: Wedding Pianist's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Emily G
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Craig played beautifully.. especially my ceremony entrance song (the greatest showman - a million dreams) it was perfect! I would’ve liked it if he’d come outside for the reception drinks as we did have the nice weather for that part of the day and everyone was outside. Unfortunately I didn’t get chance to meet Craig as I was outside doing photos etc but Thankyou for playing at our wedding!

Kate O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Craig was easy to communicate with friendly and professional. Many of my guests commented on his beautiful playing, and i'm so glad we booked him!

Elena R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Craig was an excellent addition to our wedding day, playing a mix of music styles for us during our drinks reception and dinner. He's extremely talented, friendly and professional; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for any special occasion. Thank you, Craig!

Sophie M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Where to start! Craig has been simply fantastic from the initial enquiry to the actual big day, going above and beyond to help make our wedding ceremony perfect. Not only was he willing to take the time to learn our song choices, he sent samples to make sure the speed/sound was just what we wanted. All our guests complimented his playing and music choice, we simply couldn’t have found a more professional and talented musician!

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Eliza B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Wetherby LS22 4JA
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5 out of 5

We would highly recommend Craig. He playing for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception in December 2022. He is a very talented pianist and extremely accommodating with song requests. He was a pleasure to communicate with and very professional. Thank you soo much for providing the music for our special day.

Amber T
1 year ago, for a Wedding in York Gate Guiseley
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5 out of 5

Couldn’t recommend Craig more. He played at our recent wedding and was delightful. Perfect communication before the wedding and such beautiful songs on the day with not one single note missed. We had so many compliments on Craig on the day and after. He was such an amazing addition to making our day perfect. Thank you Craig!!

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