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Pianist/keys player, piano-vocalist, arranger, accompanist and piano tutor based in Manchester, graduate of the RNCM.
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Based in Manchester and a Classical Piano Performance graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Emily has developed a versatile knowledge of many styles of playing and singing- traditional classical solo piano, jazz and pop, as well as Big Band, Musical Theatre and various different types of ensembles and bands. Emily has been booked for performances by names such as Premier League Productions, John Lewis and Buxton International Festival. Years of experience performing as a background pianist (most recently at the Manchester and Sheffield Virgin Money Lounges and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation) have equipped her well to interact with customers and use initiative to select the most appropriate music for any given situation. While Emily is a very capable soloist due to the demands of her chosen study at the RNCM, she particularly enjoys working with other musicians and works with ensembles on a regular basis.

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Emily's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jamie S
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Emily was amazing! She played at my fiancé's 30th birthday dinner. The whole group loved her! She was really easy to deal with before, during and after the event. Thank you so much.

Danyaal C
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you making our birthday party special 😊

Mikey B
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Emily to play at our wedding in July 2019. Emily performed for us prior to the ceremony, during the ceremony, and throughout the drinks reception and meal. It was a pleasure having Emily play for us. We met almost a year before the wedding to share ideas on the kind of music we would like. Emily has a brilliant repertoire so it was great to have a mixture of classical piano as well as more modern/popular pieces (and musical theatre songs, of which we requested quite a few). Emily kept in regular contact leading up to the wedding to ensure we were happy with the set list and to offer suggestions of pieces that might be crowd pleasers. Emily plays absolutely beautifully. One of the first things I remember about arriving at the venue on the day of the wedding was hearing Emily on the piano, I’m sure it was a Chopin nocturne drifting through the corridors. It was wonderful hearing her play throughout the ceremony. All of the guests commented on how great Emily’s playing sounded. It was a great comfort during the day hearing someone play the music we love with such perfection. We would absolutely recommend Emily for anyone looking for a wedding (or any event) pianist. Emily can play a broad range of styles and is great at gauging the mood in the room, knowing what style of song would be best placed to be played. A massive thank you to Emily for your hard work on the day, and I’m sure, all the rehearsals leading up to our wedding. We couldn’t be happier, you were amazing!

Jane C
6 years ago
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5 out of 5

I was really pleased with my recent booking through Encore of Emily for Sat 17/6/17. Emily was punctual and very pleasant . Everyone enjoyed her lovely classical and popular music on her keyboard played at my mum and Dads 60th wedding celebration for 45 guests at the Bowden Hotel in Altrincham. I would recommend her to anyone. Jane Clarke

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Shalini S
5 months ago, for a Wedding in Manchester
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5 out of 5

Emily provided the music for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception at a historic venue. She created two custom arrangements one of which was not, erm a traditional wedding song but came out beautifully on the day. She was also very responsive via email and willingly answered all of our questions about the day. Highly recommend. Thanks Emily!

1 year ago, for a Wedding in Stockport Town Hall
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5 out of 5

Emily recently provided the music for our wedding in October 2022. Despite our original wedding being cancelled due to covid in 2020, Emily kindly honoured our deposit when we finally rebooked 2 years later, which we thought was extremely kind of her. Emily is really personable, reliable, professional with an eye for detail. She went out of her way to keep in touch with us throughout the planning process and contacted the venue herself ahead of time to ensure everything was setup correctly for her on the day. On the day, the music Emily provided was absolutely beautiful and created the most magical atmosphere during our ceremony, with many people commenting how fantastic she was. We can't thank you enough Emily - you really are super talented!

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Emily's Song list

Pop Music
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
Another Love - Tom Odell
Anyone For You - George Ezra
As It Was - Harry Styles
Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Beneath Your Beautiful - Emili Sande, Labrinth
Blackbird – The Beatles
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon and Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Close To You - Carpenters
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Creep - Radiohead
Cry Me a River – Michael Bublé
Drivers License - Olivia Rodrigo
Easy - Lionel Richie
Easy On Me - Adele
Elastic Heart - Sia
Everything – Michael Bublé
Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Firefly – Ed Sheeran
Fireflies – Owl City
Fix You – Coldplay
Footprints In The Sand - Leona Lewis
Golden Slumbers – The Beatles
Green Green Grass - George Ezra
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyoncé
Hello - Adele
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Home – Michael Buble
Hotel California – The Eagles
House of the Rising Sun – The Animals
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Imagine – John Lennon
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Last Request – Paolo Nutini
Latch – Sam Smith
Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let it Be – The Beatles
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Magic – Coldplay
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
Moon River – Andy Williams
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) – Celine Dion
Nirvana – Sam Smith
No Surprises - Radiohead
No Time To Die - Billie Eilish
Ordinary People – John Legend
Patience – Take That
People Get Ready - Eva Cassidy
Read All About It - Emili Sande
Real Love – Tom Odell
Rule The World – Take That
Run - Leona Lewis
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) - Kate Bush
The Scientist – Coldplay
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Sandcastles - Beyoncé
Shallow - Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
Skinny Love - Bon Iver/Birdy
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane/Lily Allen
Starman - David Bowie
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium – Sia
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – The Beatles
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Your Song – Elton John
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What Was I Made For - Billie Eilish
Ain't Misbehaving
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Body And Soul
Feeling Good
Fly Me To The Moon
Georgia On My Mind
I Got You Under My Skin
I Put A Spell On You
One For My Baby
Over The Rainbow
What A Wonderful World
Show Tunes and Film
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Defying Gravity
I Dreamed A Dream
Castle on a Cloud
If I Were A Bell
I've Never Been In Love Before
Music Of The Night
Think Of Me
On My Own
Beauty and the Beast
All I Ask Of You
Married Life (from Up)
Once Upon A Dream
A Whole New World
Love Changes Everything
The Man I Love - Gershwin
Lara's Theme (from Dr Zhivago)
A Whole New World
Somewhere (from West Side Story)
City of Stars
Mia and Sebastian's Theme
Promise of The World (from Howl's Moving Castle)
Merry Go Round of Life (from Howl's Moving Castle)
One Summer Day (from Spirited Away)
Classical Music
Chopin - Nocturne in Eb
Chopin - Nocturne in F minor
Chopin - Nocturne in Db
Chopin - Prelude in E minor
Chopin - Prelude in B minor
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata 1st mvmt
Gerhswin - A Foggy Day In London Town
Chopin - 'Cello' etude in C# minor

Emily'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)£212.50
Up to 1 hour£212.50
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£412.50
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- 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. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

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

Please keep me updated with any changes in the lead up to your event and I will be as flexible as I can. Some clients need to increase the length of their booking as plans change, and I am normally able to accommodate this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive and set up around 1 hour before the performance time if bringing my own equipment, or 45 minutes if there is a piano at your venue.

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

Yes, of course - as long as it is in good working order and in tune.

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

Absolutely! Choose as many songs as you want from my set list, plus up to five that aren't already on the list. You can choose the full list or leave it to me to fill out the rest.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes - I have state of the art equipment and bring it for no additional cost.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, as long as I have at least four weeks' notice - I will learn up to five songs for you.
Light music, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Soul, Folk rock, Folk, Blues, Ragtime, Jazz fusion, Swing, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret, Classic rock, Rock, Indie, Pop rock, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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