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About John Geraghty

Experienced Jazz/Pop Pianist. Can accompany any would-be singer at your event!

I play Jazz and Pop styles. I use a backing track - which plays quieter than the piano - to enhance the performance for the upbeat tracks and also mix it up with some piano tracks without the backing. From Autumn Leaves to Come Fly with Me to Make You Feel My Love to Imagine. Sometimes I throw in some original material too! I've performed in posh hotels from Florence, Italy, to New York New York in Las Vegas! SMASHHARRY (Music producer | Songwriter) I'm also a songwriter and music producer. New single (Hold On) Saturday Night has just been released under the name SmashHarry. JOHN GERAGHTY (Author) I write instrumental music and write for Pianist Magazine. I have a 6-part jazz improvisation blog series and I'm currently writing a 'How to Play' series featuring different genres including Contemporary Classical, Blues, Gospel and Country to name a few. I have also written five books. My self-teaching comprehensive classical piano course (4 books, 3 CD's and over 2000+ online videos) sells worldwide as far a Australia and even Saudi Arabia! My other book Playing By Ear: A Songwriter's Way is currently selling on Amazon.

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John Geraghty's Reviews

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Linda M
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Pinner
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5 out of 5

I engaged John Geraghty to play piano at my husband’s birthday party recently. He performed some wonderful, improvised jazz pieces and other music which was so appropriate for our occasion. John played almost continuously for 3 hours and our guests were very impressed and commented on how good he was. John is a superb musician and pianist and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him!

Cameron G
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Richmond TW9
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5 out of 5

John played at our wedding in August and was absolutely fabulous! He played while the guests were coming in for a couple of hours during drinks and also during the ceremony which made our day even more special!

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John Geraghty's Song list

Autumn Leaves
Come fly with me
Cry me a river
I’ve got the world on a string
Bye Bye Blackbird
Rum and Samba
All Blues
Blue Monk
Making Whoopie
Blue Bossa
Girl from Ipanema
Black Coffee
All the things you are
Black Orpheus
I’m beginning to see the light
Lullaby of birdland
I wish I knew how it would feel to be free
I’ve never been in love before
A night in tunisia
Song for my father
Ain’t misbehavin’
Bags Groove
Beyond the sea
Blue moon
Body and soul
Stella by Starlight
Watermelon man
Pure imagination
You don't know what love is
Blue in Green
Cry me a river
My Funny Valentine
How High the moon
Don’t get around much anymore
Crystal Silence
Here’s that rainy Day
Is you is
Maiden voyage
My favourite things
My way
Nobody know you when you’re down and out
Take the a train
So what
Some day my prince will come
Tune up
All the Way
Im beginning to see the light
Is you is
Lover man
My funny valentine
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out
Road song
Salvadore Shore
There will never be another you
Satin Doll
So what
Stormy Weather
When you wish upon a star
A foggy day
As time goes by
Come rain or come shine
Dream a little dream of me
Every time we say goodbye
It don't mean a thing
The lady is a tramp
Let there be love
Mack the knife
My favorite things
Night and day
Nows the time
On the sunny side of the street
Paper doll
Smoke gets in your eyes
So nice
St thomas
Take five
That old feeling
Tune up
We will meet again
You make me feel so young
You're nobody till somebody loves you
You are the sunshine of my life
Your Song
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
On broadway
Make you feel my love
The Way we Were
Over the rainbow
Isn't she lovely
My cherie amour
Feel Like Making Love
Fields Of Gold
Hey Jude
Bridge Over Trouble Waters
Hello (Lionel Richie version)
Wonderful World
Natural Woman
Amazing Grace
Isn't she lovely
Hotel California
Wonderful World
Natural Woman
Oh When the Saints
Just the way you are (Bruno Mars + Billy Joel)
Danny Boy
Stuck on You
Ain’t no Sunshine
Blueberry Hill
Lets stay together
Your Song
You Raise Me Up
On broadway
Wake me up When September Ends
I Can't tell You Why
When I was your man
All Of Me
Can't Help Falling In Love
My Way
Sweet Caroline

John Geraghty'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)£80
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I play really well. The music creates a nice warm atmosphere.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Kew Gardens for a wedding reception. Private house functions and restaurants. I played at New York New York in Vegas one time for a UK vs USA piano playoff! Played in Tenerife in a late night bar/restaurant with the saxophonist from Gloria Estefan's Miami Sound Machine.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Otis Spann (blues pianist)

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

New York New York UK-USA playoff.

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

No problems. I'm versatile!

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

Yes. No problem. Let me the type of songs you want in between and I'll add them!

How much time do you need to set up?

If the piano is there, I tend to play with a soft backing track. This would take less than 5 minutes to set up. If you require me to bring my own electric piano I would have to bring along the PA to connect it through. This would take between 15-30 depending on where I've parked in order to bring in the equipment.

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

Yes please! As long as it's in tune!

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

Of course. If there's a special song that's not in the set list, please let me know and I'll be happy to learn it for you. This is a free service (1 song included). If you want any more songs the fee will be an extra £30 per song.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes. No problem at all.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. If it's not in the set list please let me know. This is included in the fees. Also, if you have any singers in your group of friends who would like to sing on the day, let me know so I can prepare it. This goes the same if you have someone who would like to have a 'jam' with me. Perhaps a guitarist..as long as they are proficient on their instrument.
Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Swing, Latin jazz, Pop
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session
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Other skills:
Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Audio engineer, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser
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