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About Finn Barnaby

Full Time Finn-esse.
Pianist
York
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Pianist of the People. Weddings, birthdays, dinner parties, shoot parties, anniversaries, I play for everyone and anyone. Full time piano man, performing for a number of estates, hotels, restaurants, wedding venues, cocktail bars (and more). **My USP** Let me loose and mingle with your guests! I'll chat, take 50-60 requests and play from for the following set! Popular hits from the decades, from the 1920s to 2020s. From Louis Armstrong to Lewis Capaldi, Etta James to Ed Sheeran. Stuck for inspiration? Relax, just tell me your 'vibe' and I'll do the rest; pick the songs and play them in a style that suits the occasion.

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Finn Barnaby's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jess W
24 days ago
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5 out of 5

Finn was absolutely brilliant we were let down the day before our wedding by the original booking but Finn was amazing he responded to the request very quickly and was so helpful. He took away any stress and just made everything so easy and was absolutely brilliant on our wedding day! Would highly recommend

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Adam C
28 days ago
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5 out of 5

Perfect from start to finish, a great surprise for the start of our day and it really felt like the effort was put in to cater to the pair of us. Only giving 5 stars as that's all to give, couldn't fault it at all. Perfect. Thank you Finn

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Simon R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Finn was truly excellent!. He played to a brilliantly all night and made the party special.

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Chloe D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Finn was absolutely amazing and would highly recommend

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DunstonHall
3 days ago, for a Wedding in Dunston Hall Estate
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5 out of 5

Finn is a very talented pianist. He was a delight to work with. It was great to have Finn with us and all went perfectly smooth. Finn is super professional and a very kind person. Our couple and their guests loved every second of Finn's performance. We are looking forward to seeing you more often here at Dunston Hall Estate

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C&B
10 days ago, for a Wedding in 74 Princess St
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5 out of 5

Finn was the pianist at our wedding in June 2024 for the ceremony and drinks reception and quite literally set the tone for the whole day! He guided us through the consultation with tips and advice for choosing the best songs to walk down the aisle to etc all of which helped to make for the most incredible day. Our guests loved Finn's style and we had so many compliments. We can't thank Finn enough for being such a big part of the day!

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Finn Barnaby's Song list

If its a popular hit from the past 100 years, chances are I can play it!
Below is a TINY example of the thousands of songs in my repertoire. All songs can be played in numerous styles depending on the atmosphere. I am known for chatting to guests/diners, collecting dozens of requests and playing them on the spot!
'Perfect' - Ed Sheeran
'Thinking Out Loud' - Ed Sheeran
'All Of Me' - John Legend
'Can't Help Falling In Love' - Elvis Presley
'A Thousand Years' - Christina Perri
'At Last' - Etta James
'River Flows in You' - Yiruma
'Nuvole Bianche' - Ludovico Einaudi
'Unchained Melody' - The Righteous Brothers
'Shallow' (from A Star Is Born) - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
'You Are The Reason' - Calum Scott
'What A Wonderful World' - Louis Armstrong
'I Will Always Love You' - Whitney Houston
'Fly Me To The Moon' - Frank Sinatra
'All You Need Is Love' - The Beatles
'Hallelujah' - Leonard Cohen
'Somewhere Only We Know' - Keane
'My Heart Will Go On' (Love Theme from Titanic) - Celine Dion
'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King
'Your Song' - Elton John
'Wonderful Tonight' - Eric Clapton
'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
'Unforgettable' - Nat King Cole
'Marry You' - Bruno Mars
'Chasing Cars' - Snow Patrol
'Time After Time' - Cyndi Lauper
'When I Fall In Love' - Nat King Cole
'L-O-V-E' - Nat King Cole
'Bubbly' - Colbie Caillat
'Make You Feel My Love' - Adele
'The Way You Look Tonight' - Frank Sinatra
'Moon River' - Andy Williams
'Iris' - Goo Goo Dolls
'Marry Me' - Train
'Ho Hey' - The Lumineers
'How Long Will I Love You' - Ellie Goulding
'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' - Aerosmith
'Can't Help Falling In Love' - UB40
'Say You Won't Let Go' - James Arthur
'Heaven' - Bryan Adams
'When You Say Nothing At All' - Alison Krauss & Union Station
'What A Difference A Day Made' - Jamie Cullum
'You're The One That I Want' - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
'A Whole New World' (from Aladdin) - Alan Menken & Tim Rice
'Kiss Me' - Sixpence None The Richer
'Amazed' - Lonestar
'Thank You' - Dido
'Just The Way You Are' - Bruno Mars
'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' - Roberta Flack
'I'm Yours' - Jason Mraz
'Higher Love' - Steve Winwood
'You've Got The Love' - Florence + The Machine
'What's Going On' - Marvin Gaye
'Can't Fight This Feeling' - REO Speedwagon
'Endless Love' - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
'She Will Be Loved' - Maroon 5
'Everything' - Michael Bublé
'Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
'I Got You Babe' - Sonny & Cher
'Lucky' - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
'Songbird' - Fleetwood Mac
'Bless The Broken Road' - Rascal Flatts
'Isn't She Lovely' - Stevie Wonder
'Make You Feel My Love' - Adele
'Your Song' - Elton John
'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King
'The Lady In Red' - Chris de Burgh
'Somewhere' (from West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein
'When I Fall In Love' - Nat King Cole
'Cry Me A River' - Julie London
'My Cherie Amour' - Stevie Wonder
'Let's Stay Together' - Al Green
'I'm Kissing You' - Des'ree
'All The Way' - Frank Sinatra
'Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
'It Must Be Love' - Madness
'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' - Andy Williams
'Your Song' - Elton John
'All You Need Is Love' - The Beatles
'Love Story' - Taylor Swift
'Time After Time' - Cyndi Lauper
'Amazed' - Lonestar
'Kiss Me' - Sixpence None The Richer
'Wonderful Tonight' - Eric Clapton
'Bless The Broken Road' - Rascal Flatts
'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King
'The Way You Look Tonight' - Frank Sinatra
'Moon River' - Andy Williams
'My Girl' - The Temptations
'Your Song' - Elton John
'Just The Way You Are' - Billy Joel
'Isn't She Lovely' - Stevie Wonder
'When A Man Loves A Woman' - Percy Sledge
'All You Need Is Love' - The Beatles
'Thinking Out Loud' - Ed Sheeran
'All Of Me' - John Legend
'Perfect' - Ed Sheeran
'How Long Will I Love You' - Ellie Goulding
'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' - Aerosmith
'Say You Won't Let Go' - James Arthur
'Heaven' - Bryan Adams
'Unchained Melody' - The Righteous Brothers
'L-O-V-E' - Nat King Cole
'Bubbly' - Colbie Caillat
'Make You Feel My Love' - Adele
'The Way You Look Tonight' - Frank Sinatra
'Moon River' - Andy Williams
'Iris' - Goo Goo Dolls
'Marry Me' - Train
'Ho Hey' - The Lumineers
'You're The One That I Want' - Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
'A Whole New World' (from Aladdin) - Alan Menken & Tim Rice
'Kiss Me' - Sixpence None The Richer
'Amazed' - Lonestar
'Thank You' - Dido
'Just The Way You Are' - Bruno Mars
'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' - Roberta Flack
'I'm Yours' - Jason Mraz
'Higher Love' - Steve Winwood
'You've Got The Love' - Florence + The Machine
'What's Going On' - Marvin Gaye
'Can't Fight This Feeling' - REO Speedwagon
'Endless Love' - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
'She Will Be Loved' - Maroon 5
'Everything' - Michael Bublé
'Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
'I Got You Babe' - Sonny & Cher
'Lucky' - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
'Songbird' - Fleetwood Mac
'Bless The Broken Road' - Rascal Flatts
'Isn't She Lovely' - Stevie Wonder
'Make You Feel My Love' - Adele
'Your Song' - Elton John
'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King
'The Lady In Red' - Chris de Burgh
'Somewhere' (from West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein
'When I Fall In Love' - Nat King Cole
'Cry Me A River' - Julie London
'My Cherie Amour' - Stevie Wonder
'Let's Stay Together' - Al Green
'I'm Kissing You' - Des'ree
'All The Way' - Frank Sinatra
'Eternal Flame' - The Bangles
'It Must Be Love' - Madness
'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' - Andy Williams
'Your Song' - Elton John
'All You Need Is Love' - The Beatles
'Love Story' - Taylor Swift
'Time After Time' - Cyndi Lauper
'Amazed' - Lonestar
'Kiss Me' - Sixpence None The Richer
'Wonderful Tonight' - Eric Clapton

Finn Barnaby'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)£95
Up to 1 hour£245
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£475
Packages
Wedding ceremony within Catchment
Included: - a video consultation at my piano to brainstorm ideas - 30 minutes of music before the ceremony - a personal piano adaptation of your desired songs for: 1. The aisle walk 2. The signings 3. The exit
£245
Drinks reception within Catchment
Included: - a video consultation at my piano to brainstorm ideas - 2x one hour sets of music to suit your vibe - the unforgettable Request Collection! This involves me mingling with guests, collecting dozens of requests and playing them for the following set (adapting for the atmosphere)
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
THE MOST POPULAR CHOICE The combination of the previous two options
£475

Add-ons

Skype Consultation
Free
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

**My USP!** Mingling with guests, collecting dozens of requests and playing them for the following set. I’ve a vast, eclectic repertoire and play freely depending on the atmosphere e.g. I can change the style/vibe/feel of a piece if there’s a shift in mood at the venue. I can sit and play for 2-3 hours, without a break and no gaps between each piece.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Venues for last year include... - The Grand Lodge, Oaklands - Allerton Castle - Ravenswick Hall - Birdsall House - Duncombe Park - Howsham Hall - Hazlewood Castle - The Priests House - Danby Castle - Carlton Towers - The Farrier (monthly) - Goldsborough Hall - Rossington Hall - Cave Castle - Riseborough Hall - Thirsk Lodge Barns - Lots of private dos!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Any and all - anyone making music reminds me how important creativity is for the soul

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

I play lots of private events for for high profile clients - but I'm not dropping any names!

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

Just keep me posted as best you can and I'll do my best to accommodate!

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

No

How much time do you need to set up?

About 15 Minutes. 25 mins if you chancy a chat!

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

As long as its in in good condition and in tune, of course!

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

Of course!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely. I bring a smart and compact electric piano with an inbuilt stand and felt cover. This also includes a PA system to project the sound.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! A wedding ceremony for example, its essential that specific songs are chosen for the aisle walk, signings and exit. I brainstorm these songs with couple via video call whilst sat at my piano! On other occasions, let me loose and mingle with the guests! I'll chat, take 50-60 requests and play from for the following set!
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz, Acoustic, Pop, Vintage, Classic rock, Pop rock, Top 40, Soul, Karaoke, Easy listening, Disco
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Burns night
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Other skills:
Composer, Songwriter, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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