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Dave Marr

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Wedding Pianist in the North West. Very experienced professional musician. Willing to work with you before your event.
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Saint Helens
Public liability insurance of £1 million

With over 40 years of dedicated piano experience, I have cultivated a profound passion for bringing the essence of music to life's most cherished moments. My repertoire encompasses a diverse array of wedding music, skillfully spanning genres from the jazzy allure of Frank Sinatra to timeless classical pieces, enchanting show tunes, and beloved popular ballads. ​At the heart of my service is a high-quality, sonorous piano, elegantly housed within a stunning shell that mirrors the classic beauty of a baby grande. This sophisticated setup not only enhances the visual ambiance of your venue but also delivers the rich, immersive sound that every wedding deserves. For those who prefer a touch of authenticity, I am more than willing to perform on the venues own piano, provided it meets the necessary standards to ensure your day is as perfect as envisioned. From the age of 10, I found passion in the piano, embarking on a journey that would shape not just my career, but my very essence. With each note, I discovered the power of music to transcend, to evoke emotions buried deep within the soul, and to weave tales of love, joy, and longing. Decades of dedication and devotion have seen me evolve from a budding pianist into an accomplished musician, honing my craft with unwavering commitment and an insatiable thirst for musical perfection, breathing life into timeless classics, jazz standards, and contemporary hits alike, each performance a testament to the boundless depths of my passion. But my journey doesn't end at the piano bench; As a music producer I have run a professional recording studio for over 30 years. I play many instruments, including the guitar, bass guitar, trombone, organ, drums and percussion. Yet, amidst this symphony of sound, the piano remains my first love, the cornerstone of my musical identity. It's here, that I find my truest self, pouring heart and soul into every arrangement, every rendition, every performance. With meticulous attention to detail and a keen ear for harmony, I personally curate each piece of music, infusing it with depth, nuance, and a touch of magic that's uniquely my own. Whether it's the romantic strains of a classical sonata or the infectious energy of a jazz improvisation, each note is carefully crafted to resonate with the very essence of your special day. And as you stand on the threshold of a new chapter, surrounded by loved ones, I stand beside you, not just as a musician, but as a dedicated partner in crafting moments that will linger in your heart long after the final chord has faded away. So let us embark on this journey together, weaving a symphony of love, joy, and unforgettable memories, as we bring the essence of music to life's most cherished moments, one exquisite note at a time. I pride myself on being not just a musician, but a dedicated partner in making your special day unforgettable. My approach is one of flexibility, ease, and a deep-seated desire to contribute to the wonderful ambiance of your celebration, making it a memorable experience for you and your guests. ​

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Colette Y
2 months ago, for a Private event in Burscough L40
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5 out of 5

Very professional attitude and a great musician. Played all the songs we requested and a lot more besides. I would certainly recommend him. Colette Yuksel

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Derek D
3 months ago, for a Private event in Liverpool
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5 out of 5

A great choice for our event. Very professional from start to finish. Would definitely use Dave again

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Dave's Song list

A
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square Vera Lynn
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
All Kinds Of Everything Dana
All My Loving The Beatles
All Of Me Michael Buble
All Of Me John Legend
Almaz Randy Crawford
Alone Again Naturally Gilbert O Sullivan
Always And Forever Luther Vandross
And I Love Her The Beatles
Angels Robbie Williams
Annies Song John Denver
Answer Me Nat King Cole
Are You Lonesome Tonight Elvis Presley
Arrivederci Roma Seven Hills Of Rome
B
​​Beneath Your Beautiful Labrinth
Beyond The Sea Frank Sinatra
Blowin In The Wind Bob Dylan
(The) Boxer Simon And Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon And Garfunkel
By The Time I Get To Phoenix Glen Campbell
C
Call Me Blondie
Can't Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
Cavatina The Shadows
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White P Prado
Close To You The Carpenters
Crazy Patsy Cline
Cry Me A River Michael Buble
D
Dream A Little Dream Of Me Doris Day
Dream Dream Dream The Everly Brothers
E
Easy On Me Adele
Edelweiss Sound Of Music
Eternally Charls Chaplin
F
Falling In Love Again Marlene Dietrich
Feelings Barbra Streisand
Fernando ABBA
Fields Of Gold Sting
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack
Fly Me To The Moon Frank Sinatra
(The) Folks Who Live On The Hill Peggy Lee
Fools Rush In Ricky Nelson
For All We Know The Carpenters
For The Good Times Perry Como
From Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell
G
Gentle On My Mind Dean Martin
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
Glory Of Love Bette Midler
H
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Heart And Soul Frank Sinatra
Heaven Bryan Adams
Help Me Make It Through The Night Willie Nelson
Here, There And Everywhere The Beatles
House Of The Rising Sun The Animals
How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
I
I Can't Stop Loving You Leo Sayer
I Don't Wanna Talk About It Rod Stewart
I Just Called To Say I Love You Stevie Wonder
I Left My Heart In SanFrancisco Tony Bennett
I Started A Joke Bee Gees
I Walk The Line Johnny Cash
If You Don't Know Me By Now Simply Red
If You Leave Me Now Chicago
I'll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra
I'll Follow The Sun The Beatles
I'll Never Fall In Love Again Bobbie Gentry
I'm In The Mood For Love Julie London
Imagine John Lennon
In A Country Churchyard Chris De Burgh
It Was A Very Good Year Frank Sinatra
It's Impossible Perry Como
It's Only A Paper Moon Ella Fitzgerald
I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra
J
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel
(The) Joker And The Queen Ed Sheeran
K
Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
L
Lady In Red Chris De Burgh
(The) Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra
Lady Kenny Rogers
Leaving On A Jet Plane John Denver
Let It Be Me The Everly Brothers
Let Me Try Again Frank Sinatra
Lilli Marlene Marlene Dietrich
Long And Winding Road The Beatles
Love Is The Sweetest Thing Peter Skellern
Love Letters Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
Love me With All Of Your Heart E Humperdinck
Love Of My Life Queen
Love Yourself Justin Bieber
Loving You Elvis Presley
M
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Massachusetts Bee Gees
Memory Cats
Misty Errol Garner
Moon River Audrey Hepburn
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens
Morningtown Ride The Seekers
Mr Bojangles Sammy Davis Jr
My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
My Way Frank Sinatra
N
Nowhere Man The Beatles
O
Over The Rainbow Judy Garland
P
Paper Roses Marie Osmond
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Puff The Magic Dragon Peter Paul And Mary
R
Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
(The) Rose Bette Midler
Rule The World Take That
Run Snow Patrol
S
Save The Last Dance For Me The Drifters
Scarborough Fair Simon And Garfunkel
Sealed With A Kiss Bobby Vinton
Secret Love Doris Day
She Charles Aznavour
She's Always A Woman Billy Joel
Smile Charles Chaplin
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes The Platters
Snowbird Ann Murray
Someone Like You Adele
Something Stupid Frank Sinatra
Someone You Loved Lewis Capaldi
Something The Beatles
Songbird Fleetwood Mac
(The) Sound Of Music Julie Andrews
(The) Sound Of Silence Simon And Garfunkel
Spanish Eyes Engelbert Humperdinck
Stranger On The Shore Acker Bilk
Strangers In The Night Frank Sinatra
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Take My Breath Away Berlin
There Goes My Everything Engelbert Humperdinck
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
To Love Somebody Bee Gees
Try A Little Tenderness Joe Cocker
Try To Remember Perry Como
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Unbreak My Heart Toni Braxton
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Until It's Time For Me To Go Elvis Presley
V
(The) Very Thought Of You Nat King Cole
Vincent Don McLean
W
(The) Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters
What Now My Love Elvis Presley
When I Fall In Love Nat King Cole
When You Wish Upon A Star Disney
Where Do I Begin Love Story
White Cliffs Of Dover Vera Lynn
With You I'm Born Again Billy Preston
Woman In Love Barbra Streisand
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
(The) Wonder Of You Elvis Presley
Words Bee Gees
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Yesterday The Beatles
You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
You Take My Breath Away Queen
Your Song Elton John
You're Beautiful James Blunt
You're So Vain Carly Simon
You're Still The One Shania Twain
Classical
Abide With Me William Henry Monk
Adagio Beethoven
Air On The G String Bach
Ave Maria (Bach) Bach
Ave Maria (Schubert) Schubert
Bridal Chorus Richard Wagner
Cannon in D Jonann Pachelbel
Chi Mai Ennio Morricone
Clair De Lune Debussy
Dolores Waltz Emil Waldteufel
Etude Chopin
Fantaisie Impromptu Chopin
Fur Elise Beethoven
Greensleeves Traditional
I Vow To Thee My Country Gustav Holst
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring Bach
Largo Handel
Liebestraum Franz Liszt
Lullaby Brahms
Mattinata Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Melody In F Anton Rubinstein
Nocturne Chopin
O Sole Mio E Di Capua
Oh, My Beloved Father Gianni Schicchi
On Wings Of Song Felix Mendelssohn
Pathetique Tchaikovsky
Pilgrims March Richard Wagner
Plaisir D'Amour Paolo Martini
Poeme Zdenek Fibich
Polovtsian Dance (Stranger In Paradise) Borodin
Prelude Chopin
Romeo And Juliet Tchaikovsky
Santa Lucia Traditional
Songs My Mother Taught Me Dvorak
Spartacus (Onedin Line Theme) Khachaturian
Swan Lake Tchaikovsky
The Unfinished Symphony Schubert
Valse Lente Leo Delibes
Waltz Brahms

Dave's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£250
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£375

Add-ons

Baby Grand Piano perspex shell
+£62.50
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They seem to like that I put as many songs as possible into the set. I don't like dragging a song out for too long. I also write out all my own arrangements and do a lot of Ad Lib. I never really play the same song the same way twice. Also the fact that I genuinely love what I do. When I'm not gigging I'm usually playing the piano for myself at home.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've been a professional musician for over 30 years and have played all over the UK and lots of Europe including Euro Disney Paris. Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Malta etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Billy Joel. Liberace. The classical composers. Pianists who like to entertain a crowd.

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

Probably the Euro Disney Gigs

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

I aim to be as flexible as possible. If timings slightly change this shouldn't usually be a problem.

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

I can play background music in between sets if required. Please let me know beforehand though.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take around 20 minutes to set up although I prefer to be there in plenty of time so it's not rushed

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

Absolutely. Provided the piano is in tune and in good working order. I'll always bring my own piano as well though just in case.

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

I have a huge repertoire of songs and you can choose the entire set. I am always happy to help out with suitable suggestions as well.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I always bring my own piano and I can also bring a great looking piano shell as well if required.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song that you would like that isn't on my list there is a £30 fee for learning this. I will also need at least 2 weeks notice of what the song is. I can't always guarantee this as some songs don't naturally lend themselves to piano.
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Genres:
Covers, Easy listening, Christmas, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Swing, Light music, Pop, Vintage, Cabaret, Originals, Acoustic, World music, French music, Hawaiian music, Traditional church music, Early music, Medieval music, Folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, Sound technician, Lyricist, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Community music worker, Instrumental teaching
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