Derek P

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About Derek P

Experienced pianist, worked in TV programme productions for over 10 years.
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Leighton Buzzard

Derek started his piano study at the age of 12, obtained ABRSM Grade 8 within two years, and graduated in Music at the City University, London. From 2005, Derek started his music career. He participated in prestige TV music programmes and invited as the band leader of various artists’ concerts. Apart from productions, he also performed at wedding banquet and annual dinner to enjoy live performance with band members. and, in the meantime, he obtained a distinction of Trinity Rock & Pop Grade 8 Keyboard and a piano diploma from ABRSM (DipABRSM).

Derek P's Reviews

From customers:

Ken T
2 years ago

I have invited Derek as a Band Leader for many times. He can provide 100% exactly match music score by his ears. He coaches his band very well and they play smoothly through his cleanly cues. Also, he can adapt and help every vocalist to draw into the mood of songs by his talented piano skill. His piano improvisations impress every guest too. Highly recommend Derek for every events. Reviewer: Ken Tam Services Provided: Band Leader and Pianist

Rita T
2 years ago

I was looking for the right pianist to play live music at my boss’ 60th birthday dinner. Derek is a top-notch performer. He played the songs so beautifully, it is as if I could see a story in his music. We even asked him to play songs which we did not mention before the event. All of us were amazed at how well he could play the songs from just his memory. Besides being a gifted pianist, he was extremely responsive to all our ideas/needs. He was also well organised and detailed, as he can be counted on to have all the logistics figured out in advance such as equipment set up and volume check. Derek’s talent, along with his genuine desire to deliver a perfect evening was absolutely wonderful! If you are looking for a professional to enhance your event with the delight and ambiance of live music, Derek is the one.

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Derek P's Song list

A Thousand Years
Autumn Leaves
A Whole New World
Blue Bossa
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Can't Help Falling in Love
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Cheek to Cheek
Close To You
Dancing Queen
Dream a Little Dream
First of May
Fly Me to The Moon
How Deep is Your Love
I'm Yours
Just The Way You Are
Lovin' you
Marry You
Moon River
More Than I Can Say
Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You
Only you
Quando, Quando, Quando
Rainbow Connection
Right Here Waiting
S Wonderful
Save The Last Dance For Me
Saving All My Love For You
Someone Like You
Sometimes When We Touch
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Top of the World
Uptown Funk
Way Back Into Love
What A Wonderful World
What Makes You Beautiful
When I Fall in Love
When You Say Nothing At Al
When You Wish Upon a Star
Wonderful Tonight
Yesterday Once More
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
You Make Me Feel So Young
You Needed Me
Your Song
Christmas songs

Derek P'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£230
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£350
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

TV studios, recording studios, wedding banquets

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

I will try my best to suit your schedule.

How much time do you need to set up?

As soon as your PA is set up, I need about 30-60 mins to make sure that music can be heard anywhere in the venue, and check the volume so that it is not too loud.

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

Yes, as long as the piano is in working order and in tune.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have a digital piano.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I can learn the songs if it is not too close to the event date. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.
Pop, Christmas, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative rock, Bossa nova, Asian music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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