Singing pianist

Jess Harvey

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About Jess Harvey

Jess is a piano-vocalist from the UK who creates unique versions of songs to make your milestone moments extra personal and memorable.
Singing pianist
Liverpool
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Jess is an accomplished pianist and vocalist based in the UK. Although classically trained from age seven, she plays a diverse range of styles and tailors set lists to her clients' preferred genres and artists. Her softer singing style combines vibrato and smoothness for the perfect ceremony vibe, yet she can deliver the powerful and playful vocals required for more upbeat performances. As a professional composer and arranger, Jess can also create unique versions of your favourite songs for those milestone moments (e.g. walking down the aisle or the first dance). Even if that means turning your most-loved dance track into a ballad, she's up for the challenge! Jess uses an industry-standard Nord keyboard and a high-quality QSC PA system.

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Jess Harvey's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Alex L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jess was OUTSTANDING! Amazing piano skills with a beautiful voice, she put us both as ease, she was personable, on time, she knew the right moment to end the song to fit the ceremony. A consummate professional with extraordinary talent. Thank you Jess for being part of our day.

Reply from Jess Harvey
1 year ago

Thank you SO much to Alex and Adam for having me. You could feel the vibe in the room was so friendly and warm as soon as you walked in. It was a privilege to be a part of your day. I also found three awesome new songs through your requests! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.

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Bev H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jess was amazing! Can’t recommend enough, our guests loved her and her great selection of songs. Thanks again Jess xx

Reply from Jess Harvey
1 year ago

It was a total pleasure to be there Bev! Thanks so much for having me and congratulations to you and Andrew x

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Laura E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jess was so amazing at our wedding on Saturday! Beautiful voice and sang such lovely songs. All our guests commented how much of a lovely atmosphere Jess brought with her music. Thank you Jess you’re amazing xxxx

Reply from Jess Harvey
1 year ago

Thank you so much Laura, that means the world! I had such a lovely time and your guests were so welcoming and kind with their words. Wishing you and Amy a lifetime of happiness xx

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Michael S
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Huddersfield
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5 out of 5

We booked Jess to play piano at our wedding after finding her online, and we are so glad we did! Jess played background music and played my now-wife down the aisle. She did an amazing job and was also a nice genuine person too.

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Michelle M
3 years ago, for a Private event in Watford
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"Jess played at our garden party in August. We had missed live music so much and Jess was great about socially distancing and really easy to work with. Her set list was really inventive and everyone was singing along"

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Jess Harvey's Song list

WEDDING FAVOURITES
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Adore You- Harry Styles
Ain't No Mountain High Enough- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't Nobody (Candlelit Version) - Chaka Khan
All Of Me- John Legend
Better Together- Jack Johnson
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Can't Help Falling In Love- Elvis Presley
Can't Stop The Feeling- Justin Timberlake
Come Away With Me- Norah Jones
Crazy In Love- Beyoncé
Crazy Little Thing Called Love- Queen
Everywhere (Candlelit Version)- Fleetwood Mac
Feel So Close (Candlelit Version)- Calvin Harris
Fields Of Gold- Sting
Free Fallin'- Tom Petty
Halo- Beyoncé
Higher and Higher- Jackie Wilson
Higher Love (Candlelit Version) - Whitney Houston & Kygo
How Long Will I Love You- Ellie Goulding
I Only Wanna Be With You- Dusty Springfield
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Candlelit Version)- Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You- Dolly Parton
If I Ain't Got You- Alicia Keys
I'm Kissing You- Des'ree
I'm Yours (Candlelit Version)- Jason Mraz
Iris- The GooGoo Dolls
Is This Love (Acoustic Version) – Bob Marley
Kiss From A Rose- Seal
Last Request- Paolo Nutini
Let's Stay Together- Al Green
Like A Star- Corinne Bailey Ray
L-O-V-E- Joss Stone
Love On Top- Beyoncé
Love Story- Taylor Swift
Lovely Day- Bill Withers
Lover- Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love- Bob Dylan/Adele
Marry You- Bruno Marz
Moon River- (from 'Breakfast at Tiffanys')
My Love Is Your Love- Whitney Houston
Natural Woman- Aretha Franklin
Never Too Much- Luther Vandross
Only You- Yazoo
Ordinary People- John Legend
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Runaway- The Corrs
Say You Won't Let Go- James Arthur
Señorita- Camilla Cabello & Sean Mendez
Shallow - (from 'A Star Is Born')
She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5
Show Me Love (Candlelit Version) - Robin S
Shut Up And Dance- Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Something- The Beatles
Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
Songbird- Fleetwood Mac
The Book Of Love- Peter Gabriel
The Way You Make Me Feel- Michael Jackson
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Treasure- Bruno Mars
Turn Me On- Norah Jones
Wherever You Will Go- The Calling
Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton
Yellow- Coldplay
You Make It Real- James Morrison
You Send Me- Sam Cooke
You To Me Are Everything- The Real Thing
Your Body Is A Wonderland- John Mayer
Your Song- Elton John
You're Still The One- Shania Twain
Yours- Ella Henderson
POP/SOUL/R&B
2002- Anne Marie
7 Days/Fill Me In- Craig David Medley
9 to 5- Dolly Parton
A Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton
All About That Bass- Meghan Trainor
All Night Long- Lionel Richie
American Boy- Estelle
Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
Breathless- The Corrs
Budapest- George Ezra
Cruel Summer- Taylor Swift
Dance Monkey- Tones & I
Dancing In The Moonlight- Toploader
Dancing Queen- Abba
Don’t Dream It’s Over- Crowded House
Don't Start Now/New Rules Medley- Dua Lipa
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Drivers License- Olivia Rodrigo
Englishman In New York- Sting
Flowers- Miley Cyrus
Dance The Night- Dua Lipa
Flowers- Sweet Female Attitude
Fly Away- Lenny Kravitz
Forget You- Cee Lo Green7
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Gimme Gimme Gimme- Abba
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Jude- The Beatles
Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
Hold Back The River- James Bay
Holiday- Little Mix
Human- Rag n Bone Man
I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
I Wish- Stevie Wonder
Independent Woman/Señorita Medley- Destiny's Child/Justin Timberlake
Jolene- Dolly Parton
Kiss-Prince
Lady Marmalade- Patti LaBelle/Moulin Rouge
Layla (Acoustic Version)- Eric Clapton
Let It Be- The Beatles
Livin’ On A Prayer (Acoustic Version)- Bon Jovi
Man! I Feel Like A Woman- Shania Twain
Mercy- Duffy
Murder On The Dancefloor- Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Mustang Sally- The Commitments
Naive- The Kooks
No Diggity- Blackstreet
No Scrubs- TLC
Norwegian Wood- The Beatles
Piano Man- Billy Joel
Piece Of My Heart- Dusty Springfield
PYT- Michael Jackson
Rather Be- Clean Bandit
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Rock With You- Michael Jackson
Rotterdam- The Beautiful South
Say My Name/Cry Me A River Medley- Destiny's Child/Justin Timberlake
Sex On Fire- Kings Of Leon
Shape Of You- Ed Sheeran
She’s The One- Robbie Williams
Shotgun- George Ezra
Side To Side/Ain't No Sunshine Medley- Ariana Grande/Bill Withers
Single Ladies/Wasn't Me Medley- Beyoncé /Shaggy
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
Smile- Lily Allen
Solsbury Hill- Peter Gabriel
Somebody to Love- Queen
Someone Like You-Adele
Stuck In The Middle With You- Stealers Wheel
Superstar- Jamelia
Superstition- Stevie Wonder
Tainted Love- Soft Cell
Take Your Mamma- Scissor Sisters
Tattoo- Loreen
Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus
That Don’t Impress Me Much- Shania Twain
The Middle- Zedd
Thinking Of You- Sister Sledge
This Love- Maroon 5
Tiny Dancer- Elton John
Torn- Natalie Imbruglia
Umbrella- Rihanna
Unwritten- Natasha Bedingfield
Upside Down- Diana Ross
Uptown Funk- Bruno Mars
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Vienna- Billy Joel
Waiting All Night/Dancing With A Stranger/Freed From Desire Medley- Ella Eyre/Sam Smith/Gala
Watermelon Sugar- Harry Styles
We Are Family- Sister Sledge
Yeah- Usher
You Can Call Me Al- Paul Simon
You Gotta Be- Des’ree
You Sexy Thing- Hot Chocolate
DISNEY FAVOURITES
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - 'Cinderella'
A Whole New World - 'Aladdin'
Can You Feel The Love Tonight?- ‘The Lion King’
Do You Want To Build A Snowman- 'Frozen'
Go The Distance- 'Hercules'
He Lives In You- ‘The Lion King’
How Far I'll Go- 'Moana'
I See The Light- 'Tangled'
I Won't Say I'm In Love- 'Hercules'
Part Of Your World - 'The Little Mermaid'
Reflection- 'Mulan'
Tale As Old As Time- 'Beauty & The Beast'
The Circle Of Life- 'The Lion King'
When She Loved Me- 'Toy Story'
When You Wish Upon A Star- 'Pinocchio'
You'll Be In My Heart- 'Tarzan'
You've Got A Friend In Me -'Toy Story'
JAZZ FAVOURITES
A Woman's Intuition- Beverley Kenney
Blue Moon- Billie Holiday
Cheek To Cheek- Ella Fitzgerlad & Louis Armstrong
Cry Me A River- Julie London
Fever- Peggy Lee
It's Only A Paper Moon- Ella Fitzgerald
Loverman (Oh Where Can You Be?) - Billie Holiday
Misty- Julie London
My Baby Just Cares For Me- Nina Simone
My Funny Valentine- Chet Baker
Orange Coloured Sky- Nat King Cole
That's All- Frank Sinatra
They Can't Take That Away From Me- Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald

Jess Harvey's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£312.50
Up to 1 hour£343.75
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- 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. This includes three special requests for your day
£750
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have been influenced by musicians from lots of different times and genres. Some include Tori Amos, The Corrs, The Beatles, Jason Mraz and Billy Joel.

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

Every gig is great fun, but some highlights have included two sold out performances at The Swan Theatre in High Wycombe (1000+ capacity per night) and a private gig for a very exciting celebrity client (unfortunately, it's a secret who!)

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

I appreciate timings can change and I will always do my utmost to accommodate this for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

My set up is simple and space-efficient, but I always want to ensure it is tidy, safe and sounding as great as possible! I therefore usually ask for 30-45 minutes set up time.

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

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!”

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

I am very happy to discuss your personal preferences for your event and make sure your favourites are included.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I perform using a Nord keyboard which is light, portable and very high quality. I am more than happy to bring this to your event. It also allows me to use a range of sounds, including rhodes and wurli (electric piano) in addition to the classic piano sound.
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1920s era music, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Motown, R&B, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Vintage
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Producer, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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