Laura Watson

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The top female wedding pianist in the North West! Guaranteed to wow your guests!
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I started learning the piano when I was 7, and love that I was able to turn my hobby into a career. I've been performing at events for over 10 years, and understand the importance of live music in making someone's event extra personal and special. I love being able to contribute through music. If you have a particular song that means a lot to you, I'm more than happy to learn any requests! I have my own portable piano and sound equipment, which is all PAT tested and insured, so all you need to worry about is having a great time! I usually arrive half an hour before the start time so I can set up quietly and unnoticed by guests. I am reliable and easy to communicate with, and I genuinely want to go the extra mile to make your event run perfectly.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Contemporary classical, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Top 40, World music, French music, German music, Italian music, Rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Indie
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Dancer, Actor, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist, Singing teaching
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Song list

- Adore You (Harry Styles)
- Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
- A Little Respect (Erasure)
- All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
- All of Me (John Legend)
- All of Me (Piano Guys)
- All the Stars (Ed Sheeran)
- All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
- Angel (Kodaline)
- Angels (Robbie Williams)
- Angels (Tom Walker)
- Annie's Song (John Denver)
- Another Love (Tom Odell)
- A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton)
- A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
- Autumn Leaves (Nat King Cole)
- Bad Day (Daniel Powter)
- Be Alright (Dean Lewis)
- Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston)
- Beautiful Trauma (Pink)
- Beautiful World (Take That)
- Bedshaped (Keane)
- Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi)
- Bella's Lullaby (Twilight)
- Better Half Of Me (Tom Walker)
- Better Together (Jack Johnson)
- Beyond The Sea (Bobby Darin)
- Big Girls Cry (Sia)
- Bird Set Free (Sia)
- Blessings (Tom Walker)
- Blinding Lights (The Weeknd)
- Blue Piccadilly (The Feeling)
- Born Again (Kodaline)
- Break My Heart (Dua Lipa)
- Broken Strings (James Morrison)
- Brother (Kodaline)
- Bruises (Lewis Capaldi)
- Budapest (George Ezra)
- Butterfly Fly Away (Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus)
- Butterfly Waltz (Brian Crain)
- California King Bed (Rihanna)
- Can I Get It (Adele)
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
- Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
- Carry You Home (James Blunt)
- Ceilings (Lizzy McAlpine)
- Chandelier (Sia)
- Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
- Claire De Lune (Claude Debussy)
- Clocks (Coldplay)
- Close To You (JLS)
- Clown (Emeli Sandé)
- Come Fly With Me (Frank Sinatra)
- Comptine d'un Autre Ete (Yann Tiersen)
- Congratulations (Cliff Richard)
- Constellations (Tom Odell)
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
- Cry Out (Tom Walker)
- Dancing In The Moonlight (Top Loader)
- Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
- Delilah (Tom Jones)
- Demon - Libby Akerman
- Diamonds (Rihanna)
- Divenire (Einaudi)
- Dominoes (Tom Walker)
- Don't Come Around (Kodaline)
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John)
- Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
- Don't Start Now (Dua Lipa)
- Don't You Remember (Adele)
- Driver's License (Olivia Rodrigo)
- Drops Of Jupiter (Train)
- Easy On Me (Adele)
- Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
- Everglow (Coldplay)
- Everlong (Foo Fighters)
- Everybody's Changing (Keane)
- Everybody In Love (JLS)
- Every Breath You Take (The Police)
- Eyes Shut (Years & Years)
- Fade Away (Tom Walker)
- Fade (Lewis Capaldi)
- Fallin' (Alicia Keys)
- Falling (Harry Styles)
- Falling Asleep At The Wheel (Holly Humberstone)
- Falling Like The Stars (James Arthur)
- Feeling Good (Michael Buble)
- Fire On Fire (Sam Smith)
- Flashlight (Jessie J)
- Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
- Follow Your Fire (Kodaline)
- Forever After All (Luke Combs)
- From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
- Give Me Love (Ed Sheeran)
- Good Without (Mimi Webb)
- Good 4 u (Olivia Rodrigo)
- Grace (Lewis Capaldi)
- Gravity (Alex & Sierra)
- Greatest Day (Take That)
- Grenade (Bruno Mars)
- Hakuna Matata (The Lion King)
- Half The World Away (Oasis)
- Handbags And Gladrags (Stereophonics)
- Happy (Leona Lewis)
- Happy Days Are Here Again (Barbara Streisand)
- Havana (Camila Cabello)
- Head Held High (Kodaline)
- Heal The World (Michael Jackson)
- Heartbeats (Jose Gonzalez)
- Heaven Is A Place On Earth (Belinda Carlisle)
- Hell Froze Over (Kodaline)
- Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong)
- Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
- Here With Me (Dido)
- He Won't Go (Adele)
- Hey Jude (The Beatles)
- Hide And Seek (Kodaline)
- Ho Hey (The Lumineers)
- Hold Me While You Wait (Lewis Capaldi)
- Holocene (Bon Iver)
- Hometown Glory (Adele)
- How Can You Sleep At Night (Tom Walker)
- How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
- How To Save A Life (The Fray)
- How Will I Know (Sam Smith)
- I Can't Make You Love Me (Bon Iver)
- I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith)
- I Drink Wine (Adele)
- If You're Over Me (Years & Years)
- I Get A Kick Out Of You (Frank Sinatra)
- I Get To Love You (Ruelle)
- I Giorni (Einaudi)
- I Got You (Leona Lewis)
- I Guess I'm In Love (Clinton Kane)
- I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
- Iris (Goo Goo Dolls)
- Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
- Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
- I've Got You Under My Skin (Cole Porter)
- I've Had The Time Of My Life (Billy Medley, Jennifer Warnes)
- Ivy (Mabel)
- I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
- I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
- I Wouldn't Be (Kodaline)
- Just Give Me A Reason (Pink)
- Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
- Just You And I (Tom Walker)
- Kiss the Rain (Yiruma)
- Last Request (Paolo Nutini)
- La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf)
- Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)
- Leave A Light On (Tom Walker)
- Leave The Door Open (Anderson .Paak)
- Let It Be (The Beatles)
- Let There Be Love (Nat King Cole)
- Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
- Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
- London Is Lonely (Holly Humberstone)
- Lost On You (Lewis Capaldi)
- Lost Without You (Freya Ridings)
- L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
- Love In The Dark (Adele)
- Lovely (Billie Eilish)
- Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
- Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
- Love Story (Taylor Swift)
- Love Yourself (Justin Bieber)
- Make This Go On Forever (Snow Patrol)
- Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
- Marry Me (Train)
- Marry You (Bruno Mars)
- Maybe (Yiruma)
- Mercy (Duffy)
- Mercy (Lewis Capaldi)
- Moon River (Henry Mancini)
- My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
- My Way (Frank Sinatra)
- My Way (Tom Walker)
- Need You Now (Dean Lewis)
- Nefeli (Einaudi)
- Never Seen Anything Quite Like You (The Script)
- Not About Angels (Birdy)
- Not Giving In (Tom Walker)
- Now You're Gone (Tom Walker)
- Nuvole Bianche (Einaudi)
- Oh My God (Adele)
- One And Only (Adele)
- One Day Like This (Elbow)
- Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
- Pachabel's Canon (Johann Pachelbel)
- Passagio (Einaudi)
- Patience (Take That)
- People help the People (Birdy)
- Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
- Perfect ft Pachabel's Canon (Wedding Version)
- Perfect Strangers (Jonas Blue)
- Photograph (Photograph)
- Primavera (Einaudi)
- Proud (JLS)
- Reach Out (Take That)
- Read All About It (Emeli Sandé)
- Real Love (Tom Odell)
- Relight My Fire (Take That)
- Remedy (Adele)
- Remember (Becky Hill)
- River Flows in You (Yiruma)
- Rocketman (Elton John)
- Rule The World (Take That)
- Say My Name (Destiny's Child)
- Say You Won’t Let Go (James Arthur)
- Scared To Be Lonely (Dua Lipa)
- Secret Love Song (Little Mix)
- September (Earth Wind & Fire)
- Set Fire To The Rain (Adele)
- Seventeen Going Under (Sam Fender)
- Shed A Tear (Kodaline)
- Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)
- She's a Rainbow (Rolling Stones)
- She's Electric (Oasis)
- She Moves In Her Own Way (The Kooks)
- She's the One (Robbie Williams)
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
- Skinny Love (Birdy)
- Sky Full Of Stars (Coldplay)
- Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
- Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
- Songbird (Oasis)
- Sorry (Justin Bieber)
- Stand By Me (Ben King)
- Stay (Rihanna)
- Strangers In The Night (Frank Sinatra)
- Summer of 69 (Bryan Adams)
- Summer 78 (Yann Tiersen)
- Sunshine (Gabrielle)
- Sweet Child of Mine (Guns & Roses)
- Take A Chance On Me (JLS)
- Take Me Home (Jess Glynne)
- Technicolour Beat (Oh Wonder)
- Tell Him (Barbara Streisand & Celine Dion)
- Temple Bar (Kodaline)
- Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran)
- That's Life (Frank Sinatra)
- The End of Love (Florence and the Machine)
- The Heart Asks Pleasure First (Michael Nyman)
- The One (Kodaline)
- The Pina Colada Song (Rupert Holmes)
- The Scientist (Coldplay)
- The Seal Lullaby (Eric Whitacre)
- The Show (Tom Walker)
- The Walls Are Way Too Thin (Holly Humberstone)
- The Way We Were (Barbara Streisand)
- The Way You Make Me Feel (Michael Jackson)
- Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
- This Is The Last Time (Keane)
- Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
- Titanium (Madilyn Bailey)
- Together In Electric Dreams (The Human League)
- Too Good At Goodbyes (Sam Smith)
- Too Lost In You (Sugababes)
- Turning Tables (Adele)
- Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
- Umbrella (Rihanna)
- Unstoppable (Sia)
- Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
- Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
- Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
- Walk Alone (Tom Walker)
- Walk Me Home (Pink)
- Warwick Avenue (Duffy)
- Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles)
- Water Under Bridges (Gregory Porter)
- Waves (Dean Lewis)
- What About Us (Pink)
- What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
- We Belong Together (Mariah Carey)
- We Found Love (Rihanna)
- When The Party's Over (Billie Eilish)
- When We Were Young (Adele)
- When We Were Young (Adrian Webster)
- Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
- Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (Pink)
- Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift)
- Will We Talk (Sam Fender)
- Woman In Love (Barbara Streisand)
- Wonderwall (Oasis)
- Worth It (Kodaline)
- Yellow (Coldplay)
- Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)
- You And Me (Lifehouse)
- You Are The Reason (Calum Scott & Leona Lewis)
- You Make Me Feel So Young (Frank Sinatra)
- You Mean The World To Me (Freya Ridings)
- You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
- Your song (Elton John)
- 1973 (James Blunt)
Musical Theatre:
- All I Ask Of You (Phantom Of The Opera)
- A Lovely Night (La La Land)
- Always Remember Us This Way (Lady Gaga)
- A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
- Another Day of Sun (La La Land)
- Beauty & The Beast (Beauty & The Beast)
- City of Stars (La La Land)
- Do Re Mi (The Sound of Music)
- Do You Hear The People Sing (Les Misérables)
- Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
- I Dreamed A Dream (Les Misérables)
- Into The Unknown (Frozen 2)
- I've Been Waiting For You (Mammia Mia 2)
- Memory (Cats)
- Music Of The Night (Phantom Of The Opera)
- My Favourite Things (The Sound of Music)
- Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
- On My Own (Les Misérables)
- Rewrite The Stars (The Greatest Showman)
- Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
- Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
- Someone In The Crowd (La La Land)
- The Lion King (The Lion King)
- Think Of Me (Phantom Of The Opera)
- This Is Me (The Greatest Showman)
- Til There Was You (Music Man)
- Tomorrow (Annie)
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom Of The
- Dil Diyan Gallan (Atif Aslam)
- Duniyaa (Akhil & Dhvani Bhanushali)
- Humko Humise Chura Lo (Lata Mangeshkar)
- Jeena Jeena (Atif Aslam)
- Kaun Tujhe (Amaal Malik & Palak Muchhal)
- Main Tenu Samjhawan (Jawad Ahmed)
- Neeyum Nanum Anbe (Imaikka Nodigal)
- Pagal Iravai Maraigirai(Pranav Das)
- Raatan Lambiyan (Tanishk Bagchi)
- Tum Hi Ho (Kavita Seth & Neeraj Shridhar)
- A Winter's Tale (David Essex)
- Baby It's Cold Outside (Idina Menzel)
- Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea)
- Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Celine Dion)
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Michael Buble)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (Gene Autry)
- Holly Jolly Christmas (Michael Buble)
- It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (Michael Buble)
- Its The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (Michael Buble)
- Jingle Bells (Michael Buble)
- Last Christmas (Wham!)
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Dean Martin)
- Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade)
- Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)
- Real Love (Tom Odell)
- Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Brenda Lee)
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry)
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Michael Buble)
- Silent Night (Franz Gruber)
- The Christmas Song
- The Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)
- The First Noel (Josh Groban)
- Walking In The Air (Peter Auty)
- Warm This Winter (Gabriella Climi)
- When A Child Is Born (Johnny Mathis)
- White Christmas (Michael Bolton)
- Winter Wonderland (Michael Buble)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I think my clients love the fact that I'm passionate about my job. I genuinely love to perform at events and I will do everything I can to ensure that the music runs smoothly, I understand that it is an important influence over the event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at multiple weddings across the country in beautiful churches, barns and village halls. I also play in restaurants such as Rope and Twines in Liverpool City Centre and have played on stage at Victoria Hall. I've provided background music for open and presentation events in primary and high schools and sixth forms. I take every opportunity.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My contemporary style has been influenced by Ludovic Einaudi, I adore his music - it is perfect for any event. I'm also influenced by popular artists who do acoustic songs as Jasmine Thompson and Lewis Capaldi.

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

I performed as part of a band at Victoria Hall in 2017 for a showcase performance. This was held in Stoke City Centre and was a lot of fun.

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

As long as you let me know in advance I try my best to be flexible to help your event to run smoothly. I can rearrange things to fit around you. I won't usually change my price unless the timings change drastically and I'm needed for more than an extra 45 minutes.

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

Unforntunately this is not something that I can provide myself however I can recommend some good DJ's for you to get in touch with.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up 30 minutes before the performance time. As soon as everything is set up I will begin to play to provide background music to help to set the atmosphere for your guests.

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 tune and working well than I'm happy to perform on that.

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

Yes, I have around 180 songs on my setlist so I'm happy for you to choose which songs you would prefer to hear at your event. I'm happy to advise you based on my experience too as to which songs work well depending on the event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I have all of my own equipment that is insured and PAT tested so I can bring a keyboard and an amp with me.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my setlist I'm happy to learn it for no extra cost, as long as you give me enough notice so that I can learn it to a good enough standard!


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)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- 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. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Half an Hour Piano Lesson
£10.00 for half an hour one to one lesson, tailored to suit the needs of the individual whether complete beginner or advanced level. Happy to teach technical exercises, music theory, help to learn new pieces or give feedback on pieces. Can teach sight-reading, scales and aural skills and offer grades on the ABRSM Syllabus.
Bespoke music video
I'll produce a unique music video with professional recording equipment. I can customise the video with your own branding and lyrics!
Hour Piano Lesson
£16.00 for an hour one to one lesson, tailored to suit the needs of the individual whether complete beginner or advanced level. Happy to teach technical exercises, music theory, help to learn new pieces or give feedback on pieces. Can teach sight-reading, scales and aural skills and offer grades on the ABRSM syllabus.
Digital music party
I'll host an hour's entertainment for your virtual party. Includes a 'guess that tune' quiz, personalised songs for your team and other interactive music games! Guaranteed belly laughs!
Zoom bomb
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends and colleagues with a unique song! (Song requests welcomed!)
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From Encore customers:

2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura added a touch of classy ambience to our wedding for walking down the aisle, signing of the register, leaving together and throughout our drinks reception. Nothing was too much trouble regardless of the number of questions I asked and they were all answered promptly. Thank you Laura for making our day special x

Mehzabin A
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura played beautifully for our bridal store launch evening. Would definitely recommend

Keely H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura was fantastic! Stepped in at 24 hours notice! Played beautifully and was very friendly made the evening before our daughters wedding for us. Thanks Encore for saving the day!

Charlotte H
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Laura played for our wedding in the church on 10/02/22. She was incredible and the contact beforehand was amazing. Thank you alot! X

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From other customers:

Laura L
11 months ago, for a Wedding in Codsall
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5 out of 5

Both my husband and I would like to thank Laura for her incredible performance at our wedding. Laura stepped in with ten days to go and nothing really was too much for her. She took on our set list and literally just as happy to play our important songs which meant the world to us. Laura was nothing but professional but on top of that she really made so much effort to make sure everything was right for us even with the very short notice. Our guests could do nothing but tell us how amazing Laura so I would just like to say if you are looking for an incredible pianist for a wedding or any event then please look no further, Laura is amazing.

Razwana K
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Wolverhampton WV10 0BF
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5 out of 5

We booked Laura for our special day and she was absolutely wonderful. Laura was very punctual, very professional with a friendly touch. We made a request for Laura to play a specific song and she rehearsed and learnt it within a day or two and sent us an example. Our guests loved her playing the piano and it gave that special touch we wanted to the day. We would definitely recommend Laura she was an absolute pleasure to have at the wedding. Thank you!!!!! 😊😊

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