Darell Piano

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Daryl is a versatile, young pianist and singer, based operating in London.
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Darell is a London-based pianist specialising in jazz, classical, gospel and pop styles. He has performed at a variety of prestigious venues as a solo musician, including the Royal Festival Hall and Banqueting House. His music is perfect for creating an atmosphere that adapts to whatever the event or client may require. He is able to perform pianist and/or a vocalist and with or without backing tracks

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4.9 out of 5
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Darell's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Graham P
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Having him at my wife’s birthday bash helped complement the event; one with class and love.

Mike R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Darell was amazing! He complimented our Wedding breakfast seamlessly, despite the day running slightly behind. His performance was superior and very professional. Perfect for our event and exactly what we wanted. We would highly recommend him and definitely use his services again for another event

Daniela D
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Darell was absolutely perfect! I’m so glad we booked him for our wedding, he made the booking process very easy and stress free. On the wedding day he was extremely professional and punctual!

10 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

Darrell was good at communicating and polite His music was perfect for the start of the wedding We hoped he could play after the speeches for 30 minutes but they ran late so he needed to go which was understandable we were happy with Darrell and his music was beautiful

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From other customers:

Stuart G
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Eastington Park
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5 out of 5

‘We’d like to say a huge thank you to Daryl, who played at our wedding on the 19th August at Eastington Park. Darrell is an extremely talented pianist and played beautifully on our big day. Thanks again for everything, it means a lot!

Matt B
2 years ago, for a Recording session in Brighton
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5 out of 5

Darell is an exceptional performer who really made our day. Everyone at the event was blown away by his playing and the emotion he put into his music. From first contact Darell was personable, accommodating and flexible around our needs. With a repertoire spanning multiple genres and some bespoke improv thrown in for good measure he was really able to match what we were looking for. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Darell to anyone looking for a superb piano/keys player for their special event. (10 / 10)

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Darell's Song list

Repertoire List (requests are welcome with 3 weeks notice minimum)
Fly Me To The Moon
East of the Sun
Let’s Fall In Love
Blue Skies
Lullaby of Birdland
There Is No Greater Love
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Let’s Face The Music and Dance
Girl From Ipanema
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Lady is the Tramp
Check to Cheek
Hello Dolly
Cry Me A River
It Don’t Mean A Thing
Blue Moon
God Bless The Girl
Ain’t Nobody’s Business
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Over the Rainbow
My Favourite Things
That’s Life
Moon River
Cheek To Cheek
Body and Soul
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Someone to Watch Over Me
Moon River
My Girl-The Temptations
I Can’t Help Myself- The Four Tops
I Heard It Through The Grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding
Where Did Our Love Go? – The Supremes
Someday We’ll Be Together- The Supremes
You Can’t Hurry Love- The Supremes
Baby Love- The Supremes
I Want You Back-The Jackson 5
Come See About Me-The Supremes
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough-Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Respect-Aretha Franklin
Chain of Fools-Aretha Franklin
Say A Little Prayer- Aretha Franklin
Sweet Inspiration-The Sweet Inspirations
Good Times-Sam Cooke
Dancing In The Street -Martha and The Vandellas
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
Who’s Lovin You?-Smokey Robinson
Here Comes The Sun- The Beatles
Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon And Garfunkel
Imagine-John Lennon
You’ve Got a Friend in Me-Carole King
Signed, Sealed,? Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Superstitious-Stevie Wonder
Masterblaster-Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground-Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely-Stevie Wonder
How Deep Is Your Love? – The Bee Gees
Proud Mary-Tina Turner Version
Dancing Queen-Abba
Mamma Mia-Abba
Ain’t No Sunshine-Bill Withers
I’m Every Woman-Chaka Khan
Ain’t Nobody-Chaka Khan
Got To Be Real- Cheryl Lynn
This Will Be-Natalie Cole
The Best of my Love- The Emotions
Blame it on the Boogie- Jackson 5
Lovely Day-Bill Withers
You Should Be Dancing- The Bee Gees
Night Fever – The Bee Gees
Don’t Stop Me Now-Queen
I Wanna Be Your Lover-Prince
Don’t Stop-Fleetwood Mac
September-Earth,Wind and Fire
A Case of You-Joni Mitchell
Let’s Stay Together-Al Green
Upside Down-Diana Ross
Never Too Much-Luther Vandross
Rock with You-Michael Jackson
Billie Jean-Michael Jackson
I Want To Break Free-Queen
What’s Love Got To Do With It?-Tina Turner
Get Down On It-Kool and the Gang
Celebration-Kool and the Gang
Forget Me Nots-Patrice Rushen
How Will I Know-Whitney Houston
I Wanna Dance With Somebody-Whitney Houston
Before I Let Go -Maze
Cameo – Candy
Sexual Healing-Marvin Gaye
Teardrops-Womack and Womack
Faith-George Michael
Express Yourself-Madonna
Like A Virgin-Madonna
Back 2 Life-Soul 2 Soul
Patience-Take That
I Want It That Way-The Backstreet Boys
Wannabe-Spice Girls
Say You’ll Be There-Spice Girls
Always Be My Baby-Mariah Carey
Hero-Mariah Carey
We Belong Together- Mariah Carey
Emotions- Mariah Carey
One Sweet Day- Mariah Carey
Simply The Best-Tina Turner
Man In The Mirror- Michael Jackson
Toxic-Britney Spears
Hey Ya- Outlast
Beautiful Girl-Sean Kingston
Rehab-Amy Winehouse
Valerie-Amy Winehouse
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Bleeding Love- Leona Lewis
Firework-Katy Perry
Titanium-David Guetta
When Love Takes Over- David Guetta
Fix You-Coldplay
Viva La Vida-Coldplay
She Will Be Loved-Maroon 5
This Love- Maroon 5
Angel of Mine-Monica
Killing Me Softly- The Fugees
End of The Road – Boyz 2 Men
Survivor-Destiny’s Child
Cry Me A River- Justin Timberlake
No Scrubs-TLC
Say My Name-Destiny’s Child
Bills, Bills, Bills- Destiny’s Child
Doo-Wop- Lauryn Hill
Ex-Factor- Lauryn Hill
Ordinary People-John Legend
Crazy in Love-Beyonce
You Remind Me- Usher
7 Days- Craig David
Mario- Let Me Love You
H.E.R and Daniel Caesar- Best Part
All My Life-K-Ci and Jojo
One in a Million- Aaliyah
Fallin- Alicia Keys
If I Ain’t Got You- Alicia Keys
No One- Alicia Keys
Havana-Camila Cabello
Don’t Start Now-Dua Lipa
Levitating-Dua Lipa
Shape of You- Ed Sheeran
Castle on the Hill- Ed Sheeran
First Time-Ed Sheeran
Blinding Lights-The Weeknd
I Can’t Feel My Face-The Weeknd
Earned It-The Weeknd
Shoutout to my Ex-Little Mix
Black Magic-Little Mix
Sorry- Justin Bieber
Peaches-Justin Bieber
We Found Love-Rihanna
Raise your Glass-Pink
We Are Young-Fun
Cheap Thrills-Sia
Rolling In The Deep-Adele
Into You-Ariana Grande
7 Rings- Ariana Grande
Thank U, Next- Ariana Grande
One Last Time- Ariana Grande
Break Free-Ariana Grande
Into You- Ariana Grande
New Rules-Dua Lipa
Domino- Jessie J
Bang Bang-Jessie J
Flashlight-Jessie J
Driver’s License-Olivia Rodrigo
Hold My Hand- Jess Glynne
I’ll Be There- Jess Glynne
Telephone-Lady Gaga
Poker Face-Lady Gaga
Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
Shallow-Lady Gaga
Rain on Me- Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Anyone-Justin Bieber
A Team- Ed Sheeran
Photograph- Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill- Ed Sheeran
Earned It-The Weeknd
I Can’t Feel My Face- The Weeknd
Grenade-Bruno Mars
Treasure-Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
Leave The Door Open-Bruno Mars
Happy-Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky-Daft Punk
We Found Love-Rihanna
Take A Bow-Rihanna
Next To Me-Emeli Sande
Read All About It-Emeli Sande
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
Shotgun-George Ezra
One Kiss-Calvin Harris
Promises-Calvin Harris
Sugar- Maroon 5
Girls Like You- Maroon 5
Say So-Doja Cat
Kiss Me More-Doja Cat
House/Dance/UK Garage
Show Me Love- Robin S
So Good To Me-Chris Malinchak
Finally- Cece Peniston
Fill Me In-Craig David
Rewind-Craig David
Movin Too Fast-Artful Dodger
Flowers-Sweet Female Attitude
Gotta Get Thru This- Daniel Beddingfield
Runnin-Naughty Boy
La La La-Naughty Boy
Wedding Songs/Ballads
Your Song-Elton John
Someone Like You-Adele
When We Were Young-Adele
Make You Feel My Love-Bob Dylan
All of Me- John Legend
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You- Elvis Precisely
Thinking Out Loud-Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years-Christina Perri
You Are The Reason-Calum Scott
At Last-Etta James
Rewrite The Stars-Zendaya and Zac Efron
Everything- Michael Buble
H.E.R and Daniel Caesar- Best Part
This Christmas-Donny Hathaway
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
Away in a Manger
The Christmas Song
O Holy Night
Winter Wonderland
Christmas Time is Here
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Let It Snow
Feliz Navidad
Mary’s Boy Child
Sleigh Ride
Jingle Bell Rock
Once In Royal David’s City
War Is Over
The Fairytale of New York
Santa Baby
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Ave Maria
Good King Wenceslas
Wonderful Christastime
Last Christmas
The First Noel
Joy To The World
O Christmas Tree
All I Want For Christmas Is You
The Christmas Song
Auld Lang Syne
Amazing Grace
As The Deer
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Nearer My God To Thee
Great is thy Faithfulness
How Great Thou Art
Abide With Me
Above All
How Great Is Our God
I Know My Redeemer Lives
Because of Who You Are
Total Praise
Our God Is An Awesome God
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
In Christ Alone
O Happy Day
Ode To Joy

Darell'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The quiet and yet ambient environment provided by my music and playing

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at Royal Festival Hall, Banqueting House, Waddesdon Manor and countless other country houses

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I'm most inspired by pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Diana Krall. I also have inspirations from modern musicians such as Frank Ocean and Michael Buble

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

I performed at the London Film Festival on two occasions with guests present such as Robert DeNiro, Viola Davis and Daniel Kaluuya

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

I always try to be flexible in order to create the best possible performance day. Just try to communicate and give as much notice as possible if there are any changes

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

I can offer this upon request. There is a Bluetooth function built into my PA which is a firm favourite of guests.

How much time do you need to set up?

I take round about 15 minutes to set up usually. I try to arrive at least an hour before the performance time

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Of course. Sometimes that is easier to do

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

Absolutely! I do, however, acknowledge it might be quite overwhelming to do this alone, so I'm more than happy to work work together with you to create a unique set list for your event. I also take reasonable requests if certain songs are favourites of yours and not on my list.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes. I am able to bring my on keyboard and PA system. All my equipment is PAT tested and I have PLI. This can be included at an extra cost if this is a derived you would like

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I am able to learn requests, however these are subject to an additional fee per song which can be discussed depending on the difficulty level and the time taken to learn the song
Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Acoustic, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Vintage, Pop rock, Blues, Covers, Motown, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ambient pop, Disco, Tribute, World music, Latin, Caribbean music, Bossa nova, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Electronic, Ambient, Garage, Ibiza club, House, EDM, Contemporary classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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