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James Breckon is a freelance pianist, reed player, arranger, composer and musical director based in Liverpool.
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James Breckon is a freelance pianist, reed player, arranger, composer and musical director. Recent work includes UK, North America and Canadian Tour with China Crisis, Spanish tour with Julian Maeso, Music Producer for Ben Blaque (Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, West End’s “The Illusionists”), Musical Director for PolkaDot Pantomimes, with Kenny Thompson from ITV’s “The Voice” and “The Lion King”, Audition Pianist for Norwegian Cruise Lines; Pearson Castings and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. James also regularly plays cocktail piano and theatre shows up and down the country, for clients such as Everton FC and Harvey Nichols. He is graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) Music at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), where he majored in piano. James is proficient in all styles of music, from cocktail piano, playing musical theatre shows, big band jazz, and orchestras. James has achieved Grade 8 Distinction on Alto Saxophone and plays Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar and Bass Guitar all to a very high standard. James is available for hire as a pianist for any occasion, such as weddings, functions, dinners or shows, as part of a function band, part of the horn section ‘The Horn Supremacy’, arranger or composer for any project.

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Gemma H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked James to play piano as part of our wedding ceremony. He was friendly, professional and a very talented pianist with an wide range of song choices and even catered for our own requests for walking down the aisle and processional. Many of our guests commented how lovely it was to have James playing when they entered the venue to set the tone of the day. Would 100% recommend booking James for your wedding/events!

Reply from James
4 months ago

Thanks for having me for part of your big day! It was lovely to meet you both!

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Polka P
9 years ago

James Breckon developed a sound that exceeded our expectations. He is a very accomplished musician and I have no doubt that he will have a very successful career ahead of him. I would have no hesitation in employing him again and hope that we are able to work together in the near future.

Wedding C
9 years ago

I asked James to play piano at my wedding, he played two songs of our choice played in the church, which were brilliantly done. He then played a wide selection of music at the early evening do which was again stunning. To top it off he then joined a band and played guitar. Total musician couldn’t ask for more, he is a fantastic young man with bags of talent. Thanks again for making a wonderful day even more special. 10/10.

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£190
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£380
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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