Emilie McDade

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Hallo! I am a pianist/singer/songwriter, from Gloucester, UK. With a classical background training (achieving ABRSM grade 8 singing/piano distinctions at the age of 14), I also enjoyed studying popular music vocals with Joshua Alamu (Little Mix/Fleur East). As a soloist/session musician, I have performed on stages such as BBC Introducing, Ronnie Scott's, Guildhall, Sofar Sounds, Thekla, The Bedford, and many others, headlining the Acoustic Stage of Dot to Dot Festival, as well as supporting artists such as JP Cooper, Mike Dignam, Tom Crouch, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, and performed alongside artists such as Jasmine Thompson. After receiving extensive radio play throughout the UK, Australia, and America (as well as regular play on BBC and BBC Introducing), and BBC Radio 2, I sold out my first headline shows, and became a featured artist on Noel Edmund's new radio 'Positively Talented', do regular function performances, and have also enjoyed teaching piano/vocals for the past 3 years. I'd be thrilled to learn and perform your favourite songs, and work with you to make your special day that extra bit special :)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I own a PA system
Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Soul, Vintage
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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
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Can't Help Falling In Love
Make You Feel My Love
The Power Of Love
Trouble Maker
You've Got The Love
Billie Jean
Somewhere Only We Know
But For Now
Big Spender
Counting Stars
Don't Stop The Music
Don't You Remember
Fields Of Gold
Fix You
For Once In My Life
He's A Tramp
Hit The Road Jack
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I'm Yours
It Don't Mean A Thing
La La La
These Foolish Things
Learnin' The Blues
Ordinary People
Son Of A Preacher Man
You and I
Ave Maria
Beneath Your Beautiful
Just The Way You Are
I'm A Believer
At Last
How Long Will I Love You
All Of Me
Book Of Love
You Are The Best Thing
Hold My Girl
Marry You
Just The Way You Are
Pachelbel’s Canon
The Power Of Love
Thinking Out Loud
Dance With Somebody
I Won't Give Up
A Thousand Years
Stay With Me
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Rather Be
Ain't No Sunshine
Blank Space
Customer questions

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

With plenty of advance notice, I shall try my very best to accommodate a change of timing!

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

Absolutely! :)

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need arounds 30 minutes to set up :) as soon as I'm set up, I'd be happy to provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere for your event!

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

Of course! :)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

With plenty of notice, I'd be happy to learn your favourite songs :)


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400