Singing pianist

Jacob Crabtree

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About Jacob Crabtree

You name it, I’ll sing it! I perform a wide range of genres with voice and piano for nearly any function and ensure top level entertainment.
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I have been a performer nearly all my life and have developed an experience in entertaining people through taking songs we all know and love from bands such as Oasis, Fleetwood mac, U2 and The Beatles and revamping them to suit my more acoustic aesthetic. I have been the front man for a few of my own bands performing at some small festivals as well as pubs and parties in the past but now mainly do solo gigs for weddings and private functions. I am also a keen songwriter and am always willing to show these off alongside my large and diverse cover repertoire. Choral music has always played a large role in my life having been a part of a Cathedral choir nearly all my life as well as running my own choirs at both high school and university where I have studied being a classically trained tenor alongside progressing and growing my more popular music style.

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Jacob Crabtree's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Michelle M
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jacob and Lucy were amazing. It was a very small gathering and they got people singing and dancing. Took requests. Sound was unbelievable. Will definitely recommend Jacob for any event big or small

Sarah H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jacob and Guitarist Sam were fab very professional, and even learnt Rick Astley and Take That for us to make the event even more special - Thank you :)

Gary D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jacob was excellent. From booking through to performance e he was a complete professional. Friendly, approachable and a great musicality, both vocally and instrumentally. Definitely book again. Thanks Jacob

Stefan C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jacob attend our wedding day and was absolutely brilliant. He was flexible in his approach and friendly. Supporting our needs. Even singing some our favourite songs. Which made the day even more special. All we can say is thank you, from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ You were amazing

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From other customers:

Andrea F
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Main St
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5 out of 5

Big thank you to Jacob and Sam for helping make my birthday celebrations all the more special!! Real crowd pleasers singing a wide range of songs to suit all tastes that had us dancing and singing all night!!

Natasha H
1 year ago, for a Wedding anniversary in 1 Deansway
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5 out of 5

Jacob was brilliant! He played so many classic tunes and everyone loved it! He is very talented! We would definitely recommend him for any event!

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Jacob Crabtree's Song list

A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square – Frank Sinatra
A Horse with no name - America
Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
All of me - John Legend
All the way - Frank Sinatra
Always on my mind - Elvis Presley
Amazed - Lonestar
America - Razorlight
American Pie - Don McLean
And I love her - The Beatles
At last - Etta James
Autumn leaves - Nat King Cole
Baby I’m yours - Artic Monkeys
Better together – Jack Johnson
Blinded by the sun - The seahorses
Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Budapest – George Ezra
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Butterfly kisses – Bob Carlisle
Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Pavements- Adele
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Come together - The Beatles
Corduroy Dreams - Rex Orange County
Dancing in the Moonlight – King harvest/Toploader
Desperado - Eagles
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Don’t stop - Fleetwood mac
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Don’t you want me baby – The human league
Ebony and ivory- Paul Mccartney
Endless love – Lionel Richie
Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
Every breath you take - The Police
Everybody loves somebody - Dean Martin
Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears
Eyes of blue - Paul Carrack
Fix you - Coldplay
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
For Crying out loud - Meatloaf
Forever after all - Luke Combs
For the longest time - Billy Joel
Free Fallin - Tom Petty
Golden Slumbers - The Beatles
Goodbye Mr A - The Hoosiers
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy Together - The Turtles
Have I told you lately – Van Morrison
Have you ever seen the rain - Creedence clear water revival
Haven’t met you yet – Michael Bublé
He’s my brother - The Hollies
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
Hotel California - The Eagles
House of the rising sun - The Animals
How deep is your love - Bee Gees
I’m a believer - The Monkees
I’m all over it - Jamie Cullum
Imagine - John Lennon
Iron sky - Paolo Nutini
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
I’ve got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
Jar of hearts - Christina Perri
Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Last request - Paolo Nutini
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Let it be - The Beatles
Little lion man - Mumford & Sons
Love - Frank Sinatra
Love Grows (Rosemary) - Edison Lighthouse
Love is a losing game - Amy Winehouse
Mad World - Gary Jules
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mardy bum – Arctic Monkeys
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Maybe I’m amazed - Paul Mccartney
Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
Memories – Maroon 5
Moondance - Van Morrison
More than words - Extreme
Mr Brightside – The Killers
My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council
My way - Frank Sinatra
Naive - The Kooks
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Not 19 forever – The Courteneers
One - U2
Only ones who know - Arctic Monkeys
Only you – Yazoo
Ordinary People - John Legend
Paint it black - Rolling Stones
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piano man - Billy Joel
Put your head on my shoulder - Paul Anka
Rocket man - Elton John
Say you won’t let go - James Arthur
September song - JP Cooper
Sex is on fire – Kings of Leon
Shallow - A star is born
She - Elvis Costello
She’s always a woman – Billy Joel
She’s so lovely – Scouting for girls
She will be loved - Maroon 5
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Smile – Nat King Cole
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Something - The Beatles
Something stupid – Frank Sinatra
Somewhere in my heart - Aztec Camera
Somewhere only we know – Keane
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Starman - David Bowie
Summertime - Gershwin
Sunday morning - Maroon 5
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Suspicious Minds - Elvis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Take me home country roads - John Denver
Take me to church - Hozier
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Teenage dirtbag – Weezer
That’s Amore - Dean Martin
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
That’s Life - Frank Sinatra
The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
This is gospel - Panic! At The Disco
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Traveller - Chris Stapleton
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers
Valerie – Amy Winehouse/Zutons
Vienna - Billy Joel
Walk of life - Dire Strates
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Watermelon sugar – Harry Styles
What a difference a day made - Jamie Cullum
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
When I was your man - Bruno Mars
Where the streets have no name - U2
Whiter shade of pale - Procol Harlem
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
With or without you - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your song - Elton John
You’ve got a friend in me - Randy Newton
500 Miles - The proclaimers

Jacob Crabtree'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
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?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like to use my iPod playlists via the PA after the final set until the venue closes, I provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually will arrive to set up around an hour before performance time. It will only take me around 15 minutes to set up so the rest of the time is there for me to sound check and get a feel for the acoustics of the area I’m performing, this means there will undoubtedly already be music before the the performance time actually starts.

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

Yes, of course - in fact I’d prefer it! As long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I’m definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.
Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera, House, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Country, Jazz, Blues, Barbershop, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Karaoke, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Church service, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Singing teaching
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