Singing pianist

Jess Harvey

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About Jess Harvey

Professional pianist/vocalist based in North West England, with over fifteen years of experience performing at special occasions worldwide.
Singing pianist
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Jess Harvey is a full-time musician who specialises in occasions and events. Originally classically trained, she now performs an extensive repertoire spanning pop, soul, jazz, post-modern jukebox and motown. Jess uses her creative flare as a multi-instrumentalist and musical arranger to generate unique set lists, putting her spin on songs by favourite artists such as Michael Jackson, Dua Lipa, Fleetwood Mac and Beyoncé . Whether you're looking to create a laid back 'live lounge' feel or want to get some toes tapping before the DJ comes on, Jess will consult with you to make sure the musical choices, performance style and atmosphere is exactly what you've dreamed of for your special day. Having worked in musical hospitality for over fifteen years, Jess understands how important a tidy set up, excellent sound quality and a professional attitude is. Using top-of the-range musical equipment which is highly space-efficient, Jess' act is self-contained and simple, so you have nothing to worry about except enjoying the music. She is also covered by PAT testing and Public Liability insurance for everything she brings to gigs. Jess' love affair with music has been life-long. Wanting to spend most of her childhood writing and performing music, she was working professionally as a solo act from age fourteen. Her performances have led to airplay on BBC radio, sold-out shows at The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, multiple performances in the USA and recommendations from artists such as Tom Robinson and Howard Jones. Above all, Jess appreciates the role music plays in bringing happiness into our lives, marking special moments and creating priceless memories, which is why performing isn't just a job, but a joy.

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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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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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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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Song list

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


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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
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
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From Encore customers:

Bev H
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

Laura E
4 months 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
4 months 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

From other customers:

Michael S
1 year 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.

Michelle M
2 years ago, for a Private event in Watford
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5 out of 5

"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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