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Versatile pianist with over 25 years experience performing at weddings and events with a varied repertoire of jazz and modern chart hits.
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As an experienced wedding pianist I fully appreciate how important your wedding day is and how the music at your wedding plays a big part in making that day so special. I can provide music for any part of your wedding day whether during the wedding ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

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Average response time under 2 hours
7th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Jazz, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party
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Ed's Song list

All Of Me – John Legend
A Whole New world – Disney
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme)
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Oper
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
Always Look On the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annies’ Song – John Denver
Arthur’s theme
As Time Goes By – Casablanca
At Last – Etta James
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
Back to Life – Giovanni Allievi
Ballade Pour Adeline – Richard Clademine
BBC Film TV Theme (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone)
Beauty and the Beast – Disney
Blue Moon
Babylon – David Gray
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – from The Lion King
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man – Gershwin
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (You’re Just Too Good To Be True)
Cheers TV theme
Clocks – Coldplay
Close To You – The Carpenters
Come Fly with Me – Frank Sinatra
Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow
Crazy – Katy Melua
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones
Empire State of Mind (New York) – Alicia Keys
Eternal Flame – Bangles
Everything – Michael Buble
Family Guy TV theme
Father Ted TV Theme
Fields of Gold – Sting/Eva Cassidy
Fly Me to the Moon
Firework – Katy Perry
Game Of Thrones theme
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Girl from Ipanema
The Godfather Love Theme
Greatest Day – Take That
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Heaven – Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy
Hello – Lionel Richie
Here Comes the Sun – George Harrison
Hill Street Blues TV Theme
Hope – Yiruma
Hoppipola – Sigur Ros
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
I Giorni – Einaudi
I Say A Little Prayer for You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
If It’s Magic – Stevie Wonder
Imagine – John Lennon
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You – Michael Jackson
It Had To Be You
It Must Be Love – Madness
I See the Light – Disney
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Kiss From a Rose -Seal
Killing Me Softly
Kissing You – Desree
La Vie En Rose
Lady Madonna – Beatles
Let It Go – Frozen
Let It Be – Beatles
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) – Cole Porter
Let’s Face the Music and Dance (There May Be Trouble Ahead) – Irvin Berlin
Live & Let Die – Paul McCartney/Wings
Life On Mars – David Bowie
Love Actually Theme
Love Changes Everything – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lullaby of Birdland – George Shearing
Mad World – Gary Jules
Married Life – Theme from Disney’s ‘Up’
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Makin’ Whoopee
Maria – West Side Story
Michelle – Beatles
Moonlight Serenade – Glen Miller
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
Night & Day – Cole Porter
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
Nessum Dorma
O Sole Mio
On The Street Where You Live
Part of Your World – from The Little Mermaid
Penny Lane – Beatles
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Doris Day
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Pure Imagination – from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
River Flows in You – Yiruma
Round Midnight – Thelonius Monk
Rule The World – Take That
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Tom Odell
Saving All My Love For You
Say a Little Prayer For Me
She – Notting Hill Soundtrack, Elvis Costello
She’s Always a Woman to Me – Billy Joel
Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane/Lily Allen
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Song For Guy – Elton John
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Summertime – Gershwin
Sway – Michael Buble
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Thank You for the Music – Abba
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
The Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush
The Look of Love
The Music of the Night – Phantom of the Opera
The Nearness of You
The Pink Panther Theme – Henry Mancini
The Very Thought of You
The Way We Were (Memories)
The Way You Look Tonight
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin
This Masquerade – George Benson/Carpenters
This Year’s Love – David Gray
Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Till There Was You
True Colours – Cyndi Lauper
Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
We Are the Champions – Queen
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
Wonderwall – Oasis
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
What the World Needs Now – Carpenters
When She Loved Me – Toy Story
When You Wish Upon A Star – from Pinocchio
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – Beatles
You Are the Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – from Toy Story
Your Song – Elton John
*If your favourite song or piece of music is not on the list, just let me know and I will endeavor to learn it for you 🙂
Customer questions

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

No problem, just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins

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

Yes, provided it is in tune

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

Yes, absolutely, I'm also happy to learn any special requests you may have in advance.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, a digital piano/keyboard or can supply a white baby grand piano for an additional charge.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I'm happy to learn any special requests you may have in advance.

Ed'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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300


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Ed's Reviews

From Encore customers:

David F
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful player, did an excellent job at our wedding

Reply from Ed
2 months ago

Thank you David and congratulations to you both!

Alice B
4 months ago
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3 out of 5

I wasn't personally at the event so I am only reporting what my colleagues have advised so it's second hand. Generally they were happy with Ed's performance and he's a skilled pianist. They commented that it was a bit loud (but then they admitted they didn't actually ask for the amp to be turned down). In hindsight they felt they could've positioned Ed better as well. They didn't feel it was really light easy listening jazz which is what I'd advised them they were getting but were not unhappy with the music selection. They also said that Ed sat in his car from about 2:20pm until 3pm and then packed up and left. I understood that Ed would do 1 x 50 minute set and 1 x 10 minute break in each of the 3 hours.

Reply from Ed
3 months ago

The guests arrived earlier than expected for the event so I started to play earlier and thought it best I play straight through with no break to 220pm as I was told quite early on that they wanted to put a Karaoke machine on to liven things up and also could I play along with the Karoake machine. I’ll always try to be flexible and adapt to suit the needs of the client on the day however I don’t play along with Karoake machines but perhaps I should have kept to the strict timetable.

Anna O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Ed played at our daughters christening and was absolutely fantastic we could not fault him. Everyone commented on how good he was and continued to talk about him the next day. The playlist was perfect. I would highly recommend.

Lubana A
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Ed was brilliant. He really has set the mood and atmosphere for our reception drinks and canapés. Thank you for being so accommodating and talented Ed. Lubana & Maj

From other customers:

Jackie S
4 years ago, for a Wedding in L18 7LD
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5 out of 5

I was fortunate to hear Ed play at a wedding I attended at the Palm House, Liverpool. On this occasion he was playing as guests arrived, throughout the ceremony and also right through the Reception. We thoroughly enjoyed his music, and his performance really enhanced the day. I would highly recommend him.

Arthur F
7 years ago

Thank you for entertaining us on Saturday at Rebecca & Luke’s wedding, it was just perfect accompaniment. Many guest mentioned how lovely it was to have the piano, it gave the reception a nice atmosphere.

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