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Jamie Wilson

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Jamie is a versatile pianist/accompanist based in Edinburgh. Available for any performance, recording jobs throughout Scotland.
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Edinburgh
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Graduating from Perth UHI with a BA hons in Music Performance in 2014 I have since been active performing as a solo pianist and accompanist with residencies at various venues including The Stratearn Restaurant at Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh, 18 Restaurant - Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews, The Bothy Restaurant in Perth. As well as teaching piano, I am an experienced accompanist featuring in shows such as Gilbert and Sullivan's classic, The Mikado with Cat-Like- Tread and the brand new musical by Victor Cameron, A Gentleman's Game which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Summer of 2016. Furthermore, I regularly act as accompanist for the Edinburgh Sick Kids choir.

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25 gigs
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Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Ambient pop, Ceillidh
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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Jamie's Song list

Classical/ Contemporary
Canon in D - Johann Pachalbel
Reverie - Debussy
Claire De Lune - Debussy
Arabesque 1 - Debussy
Nocturne No20 C Sharp Minor (posthumous) - Chopin
Nocturne in Bbm Op9 no1 - Chopin
Nocturne in Eb Op9 no2 - Chopin
Prelude in Db Major (Raindrop) - Chopin
Waltz in Ab Op 64 no2 - Chopin
Waltz in C Sharp Minor Op 64 no2 - Chopin
Waltz in Ab - Brahms
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Ave Maria - Schubert
Impromptu in Ab - Schubert
To a Wild Rose - Edward Macdowell
Je Te Veux - Erik Satie
Gymnopodies 1,2,3 -Erik Satie
Gnossiene 1,2,3 - Erik Satie
Arietta - Edvard Grieg
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Sonata Pathetique 2nd Movement - Beethoven
The Swan - Camille Saint Saens
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Le Onde - Ludovico Einaudi
I Giorne - Ludovico Einaudi
Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
Nefeli - Ludovico Einaudi
Valse de Amelie - Yann Tiersen
Porz Gorzet - Yann Tiersen
Comptine D'un Autre Été - Yann Tiersen
Dreamland - Alexis Ffrench
Films/ Shows
Ashoka Farewell - Ungar
You'll Be in My Heart - Tarzan
A Whole New World - Aladdin
You Got A Friend in Me - Toy Story
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Lion King
Summer (Spirited Away) - Joe Hisaishi
Ashitaka San (Princess Mononoke) - Joe Hisaishi
Merry Go Round of Life (Howl's Moving Castle) - Joe Hisaishi
Skyfall - Adele - Skyfall
Do You Want to Build a Snowman - Frozen
May It Be - Lord of the Rings
Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone
Gabriels Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
Portuguese Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
Jurassic Park Main Theme - John Williams
The Heart Asks for Pleasure First - Michael Nyman
Consider Yourself - Oliver
I'd do Anything - Oliver
Being Alive - Stephen Sondheim
Goodbye Moon Men - Rick and Morty
Winnie The Pooh Theme
Rock/Pop
Someone Like you - Adele
Dancing Queen - Abba
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Wouldn't it Be Nice - Beach Boys
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
At Last - Etta James
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Hotel California - The Eagles
Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby Mcferrin
No Matter What - Peter Ham (Badfinger)
Your Song - Elton John
Rocket Man - Elton John
Guess Thats Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Song For Guy - Elton John
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre/ Madness
Learn to Fly - Foo Fighters
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Time of Your Life - Greenday
My Life - Billy Joel
She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
My Life - Billy Joel
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
I Write The Songs - Bruce Johnston
Human - The Killers
Mr Brightside - The Killers
If I Aint Got you - Alicia Keys
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Father & Son - Cat Stevens
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Jealous Guys - John Lennon
Imagine - John Lennon
Mountains - Biffy Clyro
Bubbles - Biffy Clyro
Thnks Fr The Mmrs - Fallout Boy
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Sun King - The Beatles
Something - The Beatles
Here Some The Sun - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Life on Mars? - David Bowie
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Starman - David Bowie
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Logical Song - Supertramp
At Last - Aretha Franklin
Clown - Emeli Sande
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You've Got A Friend in Me - Randy Newman
Amarillo - Neil Sedaka
You've Got a Friend - Carole King/ James Taylor
Africa - Toto
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
Natural Woman - Carole King
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amor - Stevie Wonder
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Easy - The Commodores
Couldn't Love You More - John Martyn
Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You - Frankie Valli
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) - Frankie Valli
Jazz/ Standards
All Blues - Miles Davis
Aint Misbehavin - Fats Waller
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfield
All The Things you Are - Ella Fitzgerald
Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis
Black Coffee - P.F Webster
A Nightingale in Berkeley Square - Nat King Cole
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
King For a Day - Dave Brubeck
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Strange Meadowlark - Dave Brubeck
Heres That Rainy Day - J. Van Heusen
Emily - Johnny Mercer
Laura - Johnny Mercer
My Foolish Heart
Autumn Leaves
My Funny Valentine
In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - George Shearing
Blue Moon
Misty
Moonglow
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Fly Me To The Moon - Sinatra
Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
My Way - Sinatra
New York, New York - Sinatra
All The Way - Sinatra
Nearness Of You - Hogy Carmichael
I Left My Heart in San Fransisco
Your Nobody till' Somebody Love You
Lover Man - Billie Holiday
Lush Life - Billy Strayhorn
Summertime Gershwin
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Embraceable You - Gershwin
Cant Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
St James Infirmary Blues
The Entertainer - Joplin
Weeping Willow - Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Canteloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
I Wish I Knew How It Felt To Be Free - Billy Taylor
Folk/ Traditional
Wild Mountain Thyme (Will you Go Lassie, Go) - The Corries
Caledonia - Don Maclean
Auld Lang Syne - Burns
Loch Lomond
The Dark Island
My Ain Folk
My Love is Like A Red Rose - Burns
Green Grow the Rashes - Burns
Leezie Lyndsay
Will Ye No Come Back Again
Danny Boy
The Wild Rover
Christmas
Pop/ Rock/ Easy Listening
All I want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Fairytale of New York - Shane MacGowan
Last Christmas - George Michael
It Cold Outside - Ray Charles
Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Walking in The Air (The Snowman) Howard Blake
I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day - Ron Wood
Step Into Christmas - Elton John
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Frosty The Snowman
Mistletoe & Wine
God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Mary's Boy Child
Winter Wonderland
Classical
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
Traditional
Auld Lang Syne
Angels From the Realms of Glory
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merry on High
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Silent Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Customer questions

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

I will always try my best to be flexible to help ensure the event runs smoothly. If timings change slightly I will be happy to accommodate, just let me know.

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

I can provide music from my iPod through my PA system if you require it.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually like to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the event to set up my equipment.

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

I am more than happy to perform on the piano at your venue! As long as the piano is in good working order and in tune.

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

The set list provided is a very small sample of the songs I perform to which I am adding new ones all the time. Feel free to enquire further if you would like a song/s that may not be on this list.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I can provide my own quality digital piano and PA system free of charge.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song is included in my repertoire there may be a chance I still know it. If not I am more than happy to learn new material. I can do this free of charge for up to 2 new songs.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I like to pass on my enjoyment of perfoming piano to my listeners and create the right energy an event requires.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Caledonian Hotel A Waldorf Astoria - Edinburgh Hendersons Cafe - Edinburgh The Bothy Restaurant - Perth Cafe Tabou - Perth Browns - Edinburgh

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Chopin, Faure, Yann Tiersen, Nils Frahm, Brian Eno

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

As a solo pianist probably the Caledonian Waldorf Astoria resident position which I had for three years.

Jamie'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)£187.50
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Background Piano Entertainment
A 2 hour set of background piano entertainment for you event, covering genres of your choice. I am happy to take requests and learn up to 2 songs if they are not already a part of my repertoire. Digital piano and PA system provided if necessary.
£300
Wedding Ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Choose any songs from my song list and I can learn up to 2 new songs as part of package.
£300
Ceremony and Reception
Music performed as guests arrive, during ceremony and exit. Any songs from my song list plus 2 new songs as part of the package. (1 hour) A set of background piano music as your guests mingle during the reception covering genres of you choice. (1 hour 30 minutes)
£475
Jamie
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Jamie's Reviews

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Rick E
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

A small family dinner, with great music from the wondeful Jamie Wilson. I highly recommend Jamie for you revent!

Reply from Jamie
3 months ago

Thank you Rick! It was a pleasure playing for your family and friends enjoy the rest of your time in Scotland :)

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Fiona-Jean H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful chap. Played beautiful music for the wedding reception. Was able to play bespoke music that was requested by the groom including adaptations of Blink 182. A highly skilled pianist and a lovely person to deal with. Highly recommended.

Reply from Jamie
3 months ago

Thank you so much Fiona-Jean! It was a pleasure playing for you and I had fun playing the Blink -182 requests :)

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Benjamin S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had Jamie play at our ceremony at Winton Castle, honestly everything was perfect. We had a list of songs and hymns that we wanted to play and there were no issues whatsoever. Jamie is a great piano player and we got numerous compliments on how good the music was during the ceremony. Would recommend him to anyone !

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Roger W
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

he was brilliant. highly recommend Jamie

Reply from Jamie
4 months ago

Thanks Roger! Hope you and the family enjoyed the rest of your weekend.

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Francesca W
3 months ago, for a Wedding in A71
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5 out of 5

We booked Jamie to play at our wedding a couple of weeks ago. He sent us a long list of songs to choose from which covered a wide variety of music styles and we were also able to add our own choices which Jamie accommodated. Jamie played for two hours between our ceremony and dinner and was great, a really good alternative to recorded background music. We had so many comments from our guests about how good he was. I would totally recommend him for your wedding!

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Paula W
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Dunkeld Rd
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5 out of 5

I just want to thank you so much for accompanying me on my song for Rosie & Grahams wedding😊 your playing was really beautiful on the song and during the wedding also. I wish I'd had more time to just sit and appreciate your wonderful music more! Maybe next time we visit we'll be lucky & you'll be there. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and things look up for you & all musicians in 2020!😊🤞🙏Regards Paula.

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