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Laura Watson

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Liverpool
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Experienced and Reliable Pianist/Singer, guaranteed to make your event special and easy to organise; a broad repertory of music available.

I've played the piano since I was 7 and started doing weddings about 6 years ago. I absolutely love performing at them and providing background music to make the day run smoothly. I am happy to learn specific songs to make the day extra special and personal and I always send a video of the requested songs to the client to check it is how they want it. I have my own piano that I can bring and can set up and move it unnoticed by guests. I am reliable and easy to communicate with I have a quick response time and will go the extra mile to make your day extra special.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, 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
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Instruments:
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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, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Dancer, Actor, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

- Ed Sheeran (Perfect)
- River Flows in You (Yiruma)
- All of Me (John Legend)
- Your song (Elton John)
- Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
- Ed Sheeran (Photograph)
- Pachabels Canon
- I’m yours (Jason Mraz)
- Fly Me to the Moon (Frank Sinatra)
- Nefeli (Einaudi)
- I giorni (Einaudi)
- Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
- Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
- Yellow (Coldplay)
- Kiss the Rain (Yiruma)
- How long will I love you (Ellie Goulding)
- Better Together (Jack Johnson)
- All the Stars (Ed Sheeran)
- Remedy (Adele)
- I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
- Primavera (Einaudi)
- Say you won’t let go (James Arthur)
- Perfect Strangers (Contemporary piano cover)
- Titanium (Madilyn Bailey)
- Flashlight (Jessie J)
- Divenire (Einaudi)
- City of Stars (La La Land)
- A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
- Just the Way you Are (Bruno Mars)
- I Won’t Give Up (Jason Mraz)
- La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)
- Maybe (Yiruma)
- The One (Kodaline)
- She's the One (Robbie Williams)
- Angels (Robbie Williams)
- Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran)
- Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
- Passagio (Einaudi)
- People help the People (Birdy)
- Always Remember Us This Way (Lady Gaga)
- Skinny Love (Birdy)
- Not About Angels (Birdy)
- When We Were Young (Adrian Webster)
- Butterfly Waltz (Brian Crain)
- Bella's Lullaby (Twilight)
- She's a Rainbow (Rolling Stones)
- Perfect ft Pachabel's Canon (Wedding Version)
- Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
- The Heart Asks Pleasure First (Michael Nyman)
- Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
- Last Request (Paolo Nutini)
- Into The Unknown (Frozen 2)
- Rule The World (Take That)
- Beautiful World (Take That)
- Reach Out (Take That)
- Patience (Take That)
- Everglow (Coldplay)
- Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
- Gravity (Alex & Sierra)
- How Will I Know (Sam Smith)
- Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)
- How To Save A Life (The Fray)
- Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
- 1973 (James Blunt)
- Half The World Away (Oasis)
- Wonderwall (Oasis)
- Carry You Home (James Blunt)
- Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (Pink)
- You Are The Reason (Calum Scott & Leona Lewis)
- This Is The Last Time (Keane)
- Everybody's Changing (Keane)
- Bedshaped (Keane)
- Make This Go On Forever (Snow Patrol)
- Constellations (Tom Odell)
- Another Love (Tom Odell)
- Scared To Be Lonely (Dua Lipa)
- Don't Start Now (Dua Lipa)
- Lovely (Billie Eilish)
- Give Me Love (Ed Sheeran)
- Happy (Leona Lewis)
- I Got You (Leona Lewis)
- I've Been Waiting For You (Mammia Mia 2)
- Secret Love Song (Little Mix)
- Read All About It (Emeli Sandé)
- Clown (Emeli Sandé)
- Ivy (Mabel)
- Take Me Home (Jess Glynne)
- Bad Day (Daniel Powter)
- Love In The Dark (Adele)
- Don't You Remember (Adele)
- Proud (JLS)
- Lost Without You (Freya Ridings)
- Too Good At Goodbyes (Sam Smith)
- Fire On Fire (Sam Smith)
- Take A Chance On Me (JLS)
- You Mean The World To Me (Freya Ridings)
- Be Alright (Dean Lewis)
- Need You Now (Dean Lewis)
- Waves (Dean Lewis)
- When The Party's Over (Billie Eilish)
- Broken Strings (James Morrison)
- Beautiful Trauma (Pink)
- Just Give Me A Reason (Pink)
- What About Us (Pink)
- Walk Me Home (Pink)
- Big Girls Cry (Sia)
- Bird Set Free (Sia)
- Unstoppable (Sia)
- Blessings (Tom Walker)
- Angels (Tom Walker)
- Not Giving In (Tom Walker)
- Just You And I (Tom Walker)
- Delilah (Tom Jones)
- Blue Piccadilly (The Feeling)
- Born Again (Kodaline)
- Brother (Kodaline)
- Bruises (Lewis Capaldi)
- Grace (Lewis Capaldi)
- Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
- Hold Me While You Wait (Lewis Capaldi)
- Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi)
- Better Half Of Me (Tom Walker)
- California King Bed (Rihanna)
- Technicolour Beat (Oh Wonder)
- Follow Your Fire (Kodaline)
- Hide And Seek (Kodaline)
- Angel (Kodaline)
- Worth It (Kodaline)
- Shed A Tear (Kodaline)
- Head Held High (Kodaline)
- I Wouldn't Be (Kodaline)
- Don't Come Around (Kodaline)
- Hell Froze Over (Kodaline)
- Temple Bar (Kodaline)
- Set Fire To The Rain (Adele)
- Fade (Lewis Capaldi)
- Mercy (Lewis Capaldi)
- Lost On You (Lewis Capaldi)
- Leave A Light On (Tom Walker)
- How Can You Sleep At Night (Tom Walker)
- Now You're Gone (Tom Walker)
- My Way (Tom Walker)
- Cry Out (Tom Walker)
- Dominoes (Tom Walker)
- Fade Away (Tom Walker)
- The Show (Tom Walker)
- Walk Alone (Tom Walker)
- Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
- September (Earth Wind & Fire)
- Relight My Fire (Take That)
- Greatest Day (Take That)
Customer questions

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

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

Yes of course. It is your special occasion and I'm here to make sure you have a great time and I can advise you on which songs are most appropriate based on my past experience.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I just need a plug for my piano :).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course as long as you let me know at least 2 weeks in advance so that I can ensure I've learnt it to a good standard. I love to learn new pieces so if there is a certain song that will make your day extra special than let me know!

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.

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)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£150
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£180
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.
£300

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Bill L, 4 months ago

The experience on the day was excellent all-round. Laura was punctual, professional and very pleasant to deal with. Her choice of music was exactly what was wanted and her playing was great to listen to. The nearest thing to a negative I can say is that I was constantly being approached by my guests to tell me how enjoyable Laura's playing was. Very grateful to her for making the event very much better than it would otherwise have been.

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Caroline B, 5 months ago

Laura was the pianist at our wedding. Her playing complimented the day brilliantly. Laura even learnt a song at request on top of her large playlist. Would highly recommend for any special occasions.

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Hope K, 8 months ago

Amazing young lady. Laura learned to play some special songs for me. Thank you for making our day unforgettable.

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Vicky T, 1 year ago

From start to finish Laura was proffessional, poilet, attentive the list could go on. Nothing was too much trouble. Laura learnt a couple of pieces I really wanted and also shared a piece with my 9 year old daughter, which was so special. Laura you are an absolute delight, Thank you so much we are so happy you were part of our special day.

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Macy T, 1 year ago

Laura played in my concert on the 12th of December to accompany my choir and she was a pleasure to work with. She managed the whole event very professionally and she is a very talented pianist with the ability to play a wide variety of styles and songs. I really appreciate the hard work she put in.

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Beth W, 2 years ago

I had the pleasure of being part of an 80th birthday celebration where Laura was the pianist. She has this amazing ability to play any type of music and she was excellent in both her performance skills and professionalism, proving to be extremely popular. She is a very talented lady who I can happily recommend for any celebrations.

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