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Jamie Wilson

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Jamie is an versatile pianist/accompanist based in Edinburgh. Available for any performance, recording jobs throughout Scotland and UK.
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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 Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh, 18 Restaurant - Rusacks Hotel in St Andrews, The Bothy Restaurant in Perth and The Cafe Tabou 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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Musicianship
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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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
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
Rock/Pop
Someone Like you - Adele
Dancing Queen - Abba
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
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.

Prices

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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£380
Jamie
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4.9 out of 5
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4.8
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Reviews

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Clare H
28 days ago
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3.5 out of 5

We were disappointed as we sent through the version of the song 'The Lord is my Shepherd' that was being sung as a hymn in the Church. Jamie played the wrong version despite this being sent through to him which meant that the first hymn was a disaster and people couldn't get the words to fit the music. The second song was fine. We were happy witth the rest of the music but the first hymn was a bit of a disappointment. Many thanks Clare

Reply from Jamie
28 days ago

Hi Clare, thank you for your review. My sincere apologies regarding the hymn 'Lord is My Shepherd'. I was playing from the CH4 hymnary were there at least 5 versions of that particular hymn. I ended up preparing all of them from CH4. Not being religious myself, I was unaware there were even more versions of the song and thought I had covered all bases. In the end, the minister asked me to play the Crimond version 1 from CH4 as that is the most well known. Before the ceremony began, she announced to everyone that this would be the case. So although being far from ideal, I do hope some people were still able to sing along if they were familiar with the hymn. I am glad you were happy with the rest of the music on the day and I wish you all the best in your future together.

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Matt C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent was brilliant

Reply from Jamie
28 days ago

Thank you Matt. Was a joy playing for you all in the beautiful setting! All the best to you both :)

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Annabel R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

lovely guy, lovely playing not issues, thank you very much Jamie

Reply from Jamie
28 days ago

Thank you Annabel. I enjoyed playing on you lovey upright piano :)

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Iain H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jamie was amazing and really added to the atmosphere at our wedding. He was such a lovely person and played beautifully. Thank you

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Paula W
11 months 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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Sophie W
1 year ago, for a Private event in Edinburgh EH1
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5 out of 5

Jamie, I would just like to say a huge thank you for playing the piano at Simpson Loan at the party for my late Mum. Your playing was so beautiful throughout the night and really added the perfect touch to the night I truly could not recommend you more.

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