Singing pianist

James Alexander

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Professional, reliable (and fun!) pianist / piano vocalist with over a decade of high-end experience performing worldwide.
Singing pianist
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Classically trained since age 5, James has built up years of experience playing in a diversity of venues, most prominently as a pianobar entertainer. Engagements include request-driven piano bars, duelling pianos, corporate events, weddings, parties, restaurants/pubs, cruises, private functions as well as session work and background music. With a large popular repertoire, James is always flexible to the needs of your event and eager to please. Available as a piano vocalist, solo pianist or for collaborative/band work.

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James' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rachel S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Another great performance from James! After performing at our wedding in 2021 we booked James for a 30th birthday house party and he totally made the night! Everyone loved the performance and there was music for every taste, James can play everything you and is such good fun. I 100% recommend James and would not hesitate to book him again, so pleased we found you, thank you.

Holly W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

James was great! Our audience loved him. He was very friendly, communicative and went above and beyond to make the gig work within our preferences. Would recommend!

David K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Hire James! He was magnificent and played a huge part in a successful wedding. Was very relaxed and straight forward ahead of the event, after a useful intro chat we trusted him that he knew the sort of thing we wanted and with just a few songs we put on a ‘black list’ we let him get on with choosing tunes that fitted the mood and taking requests from our guests. He learned one song specifically for us and was able to switch up from a quiet mood as he started , to our first dance then in to full blown party with everyone on the dance floor belting out tunes . He is also just a good bloke who was great to work with and genuinely seemed to enjoy the event himself which was great and further added to the positive mood he created . Hire James for your event- it will be a good decision !

Ian M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic!! 14 50 and 60 year olds singing and dancing in a medium sized drawing room at private house party. What a start to the evening. Well done James, you got it spot on.

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Rosie H
4 years ago, for a Wedding in South Kensington
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5 out of 5

We cannot begin to thank you enough for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Our guests absolutely LOVED the surprise, and so many came up to us to comment on how much fun it was. They were very intrigued as to where we had found you! It was great to have such a fun and friendly pianist at the wedding who mingled with guests too. Thank you for being so animated and enthusiastic-we really appreciated it.

Caroline P
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Finsbury Park
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5 out of 5

James recently played at my 40th birthday party and he made the evening! Prior to the event he was completely professional and organised, visiting the venue to assess what equipment was needed and setting up earlier the day so as not to disrupt the party. At the party itself he was fabulous - great songs, brilliantly sung, and with a friendly and welcoming way of talking between songs that made all my friends feel like they could join in, make requests, sing along and get involved. I had an absolutely fabulous time and plan to hire him for every major event in my life from now on!

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James' Song list

Sex Bomb
Your Song
She's Always a Woman to me
I'm Yours
Brown Eyed Girl
Breakfast At Tiffanys
Save Tonight
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jackie Wilson Said
Uptown Girl
Anything You Want
Up The Junction
Cool For Cats
Mustang Sally
Daydream Believer
500 Miles
Perfect Day
Englishman In New York
Ashes To Ashes
Dance The Night Away
Golden Brown
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These
Country House
I'm Still Standing
I Can Hear Music
Love Shine a Light
Walking On Sunshine
Let Me Entertain You
Tired Of Waiting
I've Got My Mind Set On You
Bright Side of the Road
Oliver's Army
I Can't Go For That
Mad World
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
You're The One That I Want
You'll Never Walk Alone
Waterloo Sunset
Watching The Detectives
Karma Chameleon
The Joker
Tequila Sunrise
Take Your Mama Out
Take a Chance on Me
Sunny Afternoon
Summer In The City
Stuck In The Middle With You
Shoop Shoop Song
Saw Her Standing There
Pretty Woman
Please Please Me
Oh What A Night
Nights in White Satin
Money Money Money
A Man Needs A Maid
Mamma Mia
Love is all Around Me
It's Over
I Only Wanna Be With You
I'm a Believer
If You're Going To San Fransisco
The Way You Look Tonight
Hey Jude
Hey Baby
Here Comes The Sun
Heart of Gold
Evil Woman
Do They Know It's Christmas
Devil Woman
Crocodile Rock
Californian Girls
California Dreaming
All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe
I Don't Like Mondays
It Must Be Love
Breakfast in America
Land Down Under
Don't You Want Me Baby
Wild World
Don't Stop Me Now
Wish You Were Here
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Ziggy Stardust
Love Cats
Boys And Girls
Tainted Love
Dance With Me Tonight
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Don't Look Back In Anger
Apartment Song
The Passenger
Live Forever
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Another One Bites The Dust
Won't Back Down
Baby When You're Gone
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Walk Of Life
Mr Blue Sky
I Want To Break Free
Sunshine of Your Love
House of the Rising Sun
Stairway To Heaven
Man Who Sold The World
School's Out
Need You Tonight
Listen to the Music
Another Brick In The Wall
Baby Please Don't Go
Since You've Been Gone
Start Me Up
Who'll Stop The Rain
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions
You Really Got Me
Twist And Shout
Three Lions
Sympathy For The Devil
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Child Of Mine
Smoke On The Water
Rocking All Over The World
Riders on the Storm
Put The Message In The Box
Pretty Fly For a White Guy
One Of These Nights
Miss You
Love Me Two Times
Losing My Religion
Long Train Runnin'
Living on a Prayer
Light My Fire
Jumpin Jack Flash
I Was Made For Loving
I Love Rock 'n' Roll
Honky Tonk Woman
Hotel California
Highway to Hell
Hey Joe
Dancing In The Dark
Brown Sugar
Born To Run
Born To Be Wild
Black Magic Woman
Because The Night
20th Century Boy
Comfortably Numb
Brain Damage
Sex On Fire
Summer of 69
Day We Caught The Train
Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Boys Are Back In Town
La Bamba
Rock n Roll/Boogie
Honky Tonk Man
Rock Around The Clock
Oh, Atlanta
Let's Twist Again
Johnny B Goode
Jailhouse Rock
Great Balls Of Fire
Blueberry Hill
Tutti Frutti
They Call Me The Breeze
And It Stoned Me
The Boxer
Whisky in the Jar
When The Saints Go Marching In
Ring Of Fire
Mrs Robinson
Like a Rolling Stone
Itchycoo Park
Cantique De Noel
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
After Midnight
Sooner Or Later (One Of Us Must Know)
Stand By Me
It's Alright
I Want You Back
Chocolate Salty Balls
Wonderful World
Who's That Lady
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Simply The Best
Shake Your Tail Feather
Proud Mary
Midnight Hour
Low Rider
Lovely Day
Lean On Me
In The Summertime
I Feel Good
Hold On, I'm Coming
Do You Love Me
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Hard To Handle
Dancing In The Street
Knock On Wood
Rivers of Babylon
Play That Funky Music
Lady Marmalade
I Will Survive
In The Navy
I'm So Excited
Go West
Get Down Tonight
Billie Jean
Shake Shake Shake
I'm Your Boogieman
That's the way I like it
Take It Easy
Country Roads
Cotton Fields
Cotton Eyed Joe
9 'till 5
The Gambler
Rappers Delight
Hey Ya!
Ghetto Supastar
Baggy Trousers
Our House
One Love
Red Red Wine
Mysterious Girl
No Woman No Cry
Easy Listening/Jazz
Lady is a Tramp
Have I Told You Lately
You've Got a Friend
New York New York
Music To Watch Girls By
In The Mood
Fly Me To The Moon
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Girl From Ipanema
Buona Sera
Take Five
My Baby Just Cares For Me
That's Amore
Blue Moon
Moon River
Windmills Of Your Mind
Who's Got The Last Laugh Now
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Perfect Day
Life On Mars
Memories Are Made Of This
Palace of Versailles
South Of The Border
Mack The Knife
Christmas, Contemporary classical, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Tribute, Vintage, Funk rock, Funk, Ambient pop, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Ska, Reggae
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Instrumental teaching
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