Singing pianist

Elliot Porter

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International singer, pianist and guitarist Elliot Porter re-arranges popular and more obscure songs in his own unique style.
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Saffron Walden
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Elliot is an experienced pianist and vocalist, having played at events for a number of years, as well as in other projects within the music industry. An accomplished performer and songwriter, he can provide musical accompaniment to any event in a professional and non-intrusive way. If you are getting married, having a party or any other kind of celebration and are looking for some music to accompany your event, then this could be just what you are looking for! Elliot has recently released his second EP, as well as having residencies at Pizza Express, Rigsby's Piano Cafe and Michelin Star Alimentum in Cambridge. For 3 years running he has been nominated for best Male Solo Artist at the NMG Awards in Cambridgeshire. In 2016 he received great praise and airplay from BBC Radio 2 - The legendary Bob Harris had this to say about Elliot's music: 'Confident, warm and very beautiful'. Bob Harris A sample of the music Elliot plays includes: The Beatles, George Ezra, James Bay, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol, Tom Petty, Oasis, The Killers, David Gray, Damien Rice, The Eagles, Elton John and many, many more. Requests can be taken (within reasonable notice!) and the set can be tailored to suit your particular event. Meetings with Elliot beforehand are recommended, just to make sure you are 100% happy with the music for your special occasion. Elliot can also add other musicians to the evening if required, and regularly gigs with the exceptional percussionist and vocalist Tom Dulieu from his original band 'The Missing Pieces' and Leah Ringer, an experienced female vocalist. Bookings taken from £275. Price will vary depending on the event and your individual needs. Contact Elliot for a full quote and to discuss today!

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Easy listening, Acoustic, Pop, Folk rock, Country, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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Elliot's Song list

Elliot Porter Set List
You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
You Make Me Feel So Young – Rat Pack
The Lady Is A Tramp – Rat Pack
I Gotta Woman – Ray Charles
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Let it Be Me - Everley Brothers
Hank To Hendrix – Neil Young
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Across The Universe - The Beatles
We Can Work It Out – The Beatles
Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
Ticket To Ride – The Beatles
I Will – The Beatles
Let It Be – The Beatles
For You Blue – The Beatles
Something – The Beatles
I’ve Just Seen a Face – The Beatles
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
If Not For You – Bob Dylan
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Forever Young – Bob Dylan
With a Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker/The Beatles
Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Honky Tonk Woman – The Rolling Stones
All or Nothing – The Small Faces
Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Desperado – The Eagles
Take It Easy – The Eagles
Daniel – Elton John
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Your Song – Elton John
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
Aint No Sunshine
Imagine – John Lennon
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Moondance - Van Morrison
Love – John Lennon
Jealous Guy – John Lennon
You’re The One That I Want – Grease
I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love With You – Tom Waits
Handbags and Gladrags – Rod Stewart
American Girl - Tom Petty
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Piano Man - Billy Joel
She’s Always A Woman - Billy Joel
Broken Stones – Paul Weller
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out – Eric Clapton
Running On Faith – Eric Clapton
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
Inbetween Days – The Cure
Pictures of You - The Cure
Dancing in The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
Tainted Love – Soft Cell
It Must Be Love - Madness
Somebody - Depeche Mode
Only You - Yazoo
There She Goes – The La’s
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Half The World Away – Oasis
Cast No Shadow - Oasis
Breakfast At Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
Time After Time – Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Fall At Your Feet – Crowded House
Weather With You – Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Come Here – Kath Bloom
Mr Jones – The Counting Crows
Sullivan Street – The Counting Crows
Breaking The Girl – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Patience – Guns n Roses
Sit Down - James
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Delicate – Damien Rice
Cannonball – Damien Rice
The Blowers Daughter – Damien Rice
Emily – Stephen Fretwell
First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
Yellow – Coldplay
In My Place – Coldplay
Trouble – Coldplay
Naïve – The Kooks
Read My Mind – The Killers
Human – The Killers
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Crazy – Paolo Nutini
Rewind – Paolo Nutini
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
These Streets – Paolo Nutini
This Years Love – David Gray
The World To Me – David Gray
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
Valerie – The Zutons
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Golden Touch – Razorlight
Dreaming Of You – The Coral
Dakota – The Stereophonics
The Last Time – Keane
Will You Still Love Me – Amy Winehouse
Dream Catch Me – Newton Faulkner
Music When The Lights Go Out – The Libertines
Times Like These – The Foo Fighters
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Somebody Like You – Kings of Leon
Love is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse (with female vocalist)
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Run – Snow Patrol
Come Pick Me Up – Ryan Adams
The Heart Of Life – John Mayer
Slow Dancing – John Mayer
Sing - Travis
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
How To Save A Life- The Fray
Coccon – Jack Johnson
Amazed - Lonestar
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Autumn - Paolo Nutini
Accidentally In Love - The Counting Crows
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Wake Me Up - Avici
Overjoyed – Bastille
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Budapest – George Ezra
I Don’t Want To Change You – Damien Rice
Miss Atomic Bomb – The Killers
New York City’s Killing Me – Ray Lamontagne
Never Stop Building That Old Space Rocket – Danny The Champion
Video Games – Lana Del Ray
Goodbye Kiss – Kasabian
We Found Love – Rihanna
Hard Enough – Brandon Flowers
If I Had A Gun – Noel Gallagher
AKA What a Life – Noel Gallagher
See Beneath Your Beautiful – Labyrinth
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Slow It Down – The Lumineers
Dead Sea – The Lumineers
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
Another Love – Tom Odell
The Last Time – Taylor Swift and Snow Patrol
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
A Song About Love – Jake Bugg
Arms – Christina Perri
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Riptide – Vance Joy
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Let It Go – James Bay
I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith
I Wasn’t Expecting that – Jamie Lawson
Overjoyed – Bastille
Get Lucky – Daft Punk/Pharrell
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Dancing On My Own - Robyn (Kings of Leon version)
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Too Shy - Shura
City Of Stars - La La Land
What About Us - Pink
Too Good at Goodbyes - Sam Smith
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Hold My Girl - George Ezra
Only Love - Ben Howard
Please Keep Loving Me - James TW
Pointless - Lewis Capaldi
Pretty Boy - Noel Gallagher
Love Will Get You There - Inhaler
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Proud Camden The Sebright Arms Ealing Comedy Festival Cambridge Corn Exchange Dingwalls, Camden Pizza Express, Holborn Notting Hill Arts Club The Horn, St Albans Green Meadows Festival for the BBC How The Light Gets In Festival

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention but mainly The Beatles, Damien Rice, David Gray and Neil Young/Bob Dylan.

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

Supporting Toploader and Alabama 3 in 2018.

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

If timings change, just let me know and I can adapt accordingly.

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

Yes absolutely. I can offer this for an additional fee if you would like it after the sets as well. You can choose the playlist.

How much time do you need to set up?

Roughly 45 minutes.

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

Yes of course. I love playing venues with a piano! As long as it is in working order and tuned then I am happy to play it.

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

Of course. I usually offer clients to pick up to twenty songs and then I will tailor the rest based on the crowd and the vibe of the event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes - I have a range of stage pianos I can bring. For an additional fee of £75 I can also bring a beautiful grand piano shell which looks amazing.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. I am happy to learn up to 3 songs for the set, and any additional songs are priced at £25 per song to take into account rehearsal time.

Elliot'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)£220
Up to 1 hour£285
Up to 2 hours£365
Up to 3 hours£450
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Party Set
2 x 45 minute sets
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding Breakfast
Music as guests sit down and throughout the wedding breakfast. Instrumental and/or with vocals
Pop-Up Piano during Wedding Breakfast
Music selected by the guests from our unique music menus throughout the meal!
Wedding ceremony + Drinks Reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast
2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. Songs of your choice


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Elliot's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Danielle P
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot played beautifully. It was a wonderful addition to our drinks reception.

Alexandria P
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot was amazing. He played beautifully for my wedding; both ceremony and part of my reception. A wonderful addition to my day and well worth every penny.

Reply from Elliot
6 months ago

Thank you Alexandria, it was a pleasure to work with you and I really enjoyed the song choices!

Jon G
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot was a great addition to our garden party. He read the party atmosphere brilliantly and pitched his performance to match. All of our guests were very complimentary of his voice, and musical ability. We will definitely use Elliot again for our next party. Many thanks.

Reply from Elliot
9 months ago

Thank you Jon - it was great to play for you and your guests :)

Mollie V
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Elliot was amazing, friendly and incredibly talented. Would 100% recommend.

Reply from Elliot
1 year ago

Thank you, Mollie, it was great fun to play at the Christmas Boat Party!

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From other customers:

James C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Marks Hall Ln
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5 out of 5

What can I say...Elliot was awesome! We had so many compliments from our guests, and even some wanting to join in! His playlist was perfect and he absolutely nailed our first dance. I can’t thank him enough. If you’re reading this, BOOK HIM! James Chatfield (Wedding) 10/10

Terry G
5 years ago, for a Wedding in High St
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5 out of 5

The icing on the cake... It was a great day getting married but I can honestly say having Elliot there made it as good as it was ,we were more than impressed with the way he conducted himself through the day he just got on and done he's stuff no hassle at all. All the guests said how impressed they were and what a great way/idea it was to have Elliot there in the background but bringing the day together with his songs and piano , let alone playing the bride down the aisle was a beautiful moment he carried it through the day, not only a piano player but he can sing too, of which he did for the first dance ,,we thanked Elliot on the night but we would like to take this opportunity to thank you again you really brought our day together. i was sceptical but i had no need to be whatsoever , you was truly the icing on the cake thanks again Terry and Sam TERRY GREEN (wedding ) 10/10

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