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James Hendy

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About James

A unique multi-instrumentalist, able to cater for any scenario, eager to learn new styles and happy to share the joy of music.

James is a multi-instrumentalist musician and poet, currently in London, having been an Organ Scholar at Cambridge. He has played and conducted in orchestras and choirs in Cambridge and London, the Duruflé Requiem being a particular highlight. He is keen to explore as much of music as possible and to share this delight with as many people as possible/

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Contemporary Christian, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Covers, Military, Fanfare, Opera, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Acoustic, Rock, Classic rock, Italian music, Ambient, Electronic, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Originals
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Virtual event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Transcription, Actor, Fluent improviser, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

N.b. I am happy to learn whatever song/style you require.
Jazz Standards:
Someday My Prince Will Come
Blue Skies
Aint Misbehavin'
Feeling Good
It Don't Mean A Thing
The Man I Love
I Got Rhythm
Paper Moon
Pachelbel's Canon (piano and organ)
Bach Cello suites (for piano LH)
Elgar, Nimrod
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Abide with Me
Widor Toccata
Linden Lea
Ave Maria
Chopin, Nocturne in Eb, Op.9
Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
Debussy, Claire de Lune
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
God Only Knows
Don't Stop Believing
Billie Jean
Penny Lane
Hey Jude
Sweet Child of Mine
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
I Got a Woman
Don't Think Twice, it's Alright
N.b. Happy to arrange music for a specific instrument too, there will be a fee
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My ability to create the right atmosphere and to entertain

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Churches and bars

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The list is endless, everything from Bach to Bowie and Williams to Wonder.

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

I have yet to perform a truly high profile gig.

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

Just contact me and we can rearrange, the sooner, the more likely I am to be free.

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

Absolutely, this is included within the price. A DJ set would incur an additional £100 cost, however, depending on length, this price is open to negotiation.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approximately one hour before the performance time. It ultimately depends on what service you require.

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

Completely! Moreover, you can tell me specific pieces you would like and, if they are not on the set list (which is a brief example of my repertoire), I shall learn them.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring an electric keyboard, but general request the piano/organ to be at the venue (for obvious reasons)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Definitely – see above. This is done free of charge.


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)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£520
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.
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From customers:

Anna, 3 years ago

'You completely added to the event – thank you!'


'What a performer!'