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George Stokes

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Pianist
Stevenage
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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I am an accomplished pianist with many years of experience. Have a repertoire of over 500 songs from pop to jazz standards.

I have been playing the piano for over 40 years and have played in venues from pubs to casinos. Some of the more notable venues are Rendevouz Casino ,Old Park Lane , Berkeley Square Casino , Hanbury Manor , Downham Hall Hotel , Spurs Football Club and many more. Apart from playing solo I am happy to accompany vocalists. I work frequently with a female vocalist. As a member of the Musicians Union and have public liability insurance, also have DBS check. Cover photo was taken at corporate event for “House of Fraser” department store.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Swing, Pop, Soul, Classic rock, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

I have an extensive repertoire of over 650 songs. Let me know if you have any special requests. Able to offer classical / pop / latin / jazz standards and singalong.
With Christmas in mind I have great selection of carols available.
Just some of the many songs I can offer
As time goes by
All of me - John Legend
All you need is love
Angels - Robbie Williams
Autumn Leaves
Begin the Beguine
Bewitched
Blue Moon
Cabaret
Can you feel the love tonight
Careless Whisper
You make me feel so young
Your Song - Elton John
Sacrifice
Don’t let the sun go down
Candle in the wind
Can’t smile without you - Barry Manilow
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Hey Jude - Beatles
Let it be
And I love her
Fly me to the moon
Mood River
Last Waltz
Anniversary Waltz
Customer questions

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

Not a problem I will do my best to accommodate

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

I can provide interval music at no charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally take about an hour to set up and check sound.

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

Having worked as a demonstrator in music retail for many years I am able to adapt to the touch of acoustic and electronic pianos. Quite happy to play any piano that’s available.

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

I able to accept requests from my extensive repertoire. If you have a particular favourite would be good to know before event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I have a Korg Stage Piano plus Mackie powered speakers which can also provide a good P.A. I //can provide a Shure microphone for announcements.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Happy to play your special song or songs providing I have notice. No extra charge for this.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to mention. Hanbury Manor , Ware Down Hall Hotel , Bishops Stortford

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

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)£140
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Available services
Background Music
Free

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Phyllis H, 3 years ago

Thank George for playing piano for my daughters wedding. You accompanied my grandaughter without any rehearsal which was much appreciated by all. Karen and Rob particularly enjoyed your Elton John set. Thanks again for your help in creating the perfect day.

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Francisco L, 5 years ago

Hi George thank you very much for playing piano at our wedding . Your choice of material for the pre dinner drinks created a great atmosphere. Your performance during the ceremony was perfecto. I would have no hesitation in recommending you.

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