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About Laura

Experienced and reliable pianist/singer, guaranteed to make your event special and run smoothly; a broad repertory of music available.
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Liverpool
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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I've played the piano since I was 7 and started doing weddings about 6 years ago. I absolutely love performing and being able to contribute to someone's special day. I am happy to learn specific songs to make the day extra special and personal. I always send a video of any song requests to the client to check it is exactly how they want it. I have my own piano that I can bring to weddings. I usually arrive half an hour before the time I start playing and can set up quietly and unnoticed by guests. I am reliable and easy to communicate with. With a quick response time and willingness to go the extra mile to make your day extra special, I'm a great choice for your event.

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
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
3rd Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
Genres:
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)
- All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
- All of Me (John Legend)
- All of Me (Piano Guys)
- All the Stars (Ed Sheeran)
- Always Remember Us This Way (Lady Gaga)
- Angel (Kodaline)
- Angels (Robbie Williams)
- Angels (Tom Walker)
- Annie's Song (John Denver)
- Another Love (Tom Odell)
- A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
- 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)
- Big Girls Cry (Sia)
- Bird Set Free (Sia)
- Blessings (Tom Walker)
- Blue Piccadilly (The Feeling)
- Born Again (Kodaline)
- Broken Strings (James Morrison)
- Brother (Kodaline)
- Bruises (Lewis Capaldi)
- Butterfly Waltz (Brian Crain)
- California King Bed (Rihanna)
- Carry You Home (James Blunt)
- Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
- City of Stars (La La Land)
- Clown (Emeli Sandé)
- Comptine d'un Autre Ete (Yann Tiersen)
- Congratulations (Cliff Richard)
- Constellations (Tom Odell)
- Cry Out (Tom Walker)
- Dancing On The Ceiling (Lionel Richie)
- Delilah (Tom Jones)
- Demon - Libby Akerman
- Divenire (Einaudi)
- Dominoes (Tom Walker)
- Don't Come Around (Kodaline)
- Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
- Don't Start Now (Dua Lipa)
- Don't You Remember (Adele)
- Driver's License - Olivia Rodrigo
- Duniyaa (Akhil & Dhvani Bhanushali)
- Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
- Everglow (Coldplay)
- Everlong (Foo Fighters)
- Everybody's Changing (Keane)
- Fade Away (Tom Walker)
- Fade (Lewis Capaldi)
- Fallin' (Alicia Keys)
- Falling (Harry Styles)
- 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)
- Give Me Love (Ed Sheeran)
- Grace (Lewis Capaldi)
- Gravity (Alex & Sierra)
- Greatest Day (Take That)
- Grenade (Bruno Mars)
- Half The World Away (Oasis)
- Happy (Leona Lewis)
- Head Held High (Kodaline)
- Heal The World (Michael Jackson)
- Hell Froze Over (Kodaline)
- Hide And Seek (Kodaline)
- Hold Me While You Wait (Lewis Capaldi)
- 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)
- Humko Humise Chura Lo (Lata Mangeshkar)
- I Can't Make You Love Me (Bon Iver)
- I Giorni (Einaudi)
- I Got You (Leona Lewis)
- I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
- Into The Unknown (Frozen 2)
- Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
- I've Been Waiting For You (Mammia Mia 2)
- 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)
- Jeena Jeena (Atif Aslam)
- Just Give Me A Reason (Pink)
- Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
- Just You And I (Tom Walker)
- Kaun Tujhe (Palak Muchhal)
- 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's Stay Together (Al Green)
- Lost On You (Lewis Capaldi)
- Lost Without You (Freya Ridings)
- Love In The Dark (Adele)
- Lovely (Billie Eilish)
- Make This Go On Forever (Snow Patrol)
- Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
- Maybe (Yiruma)
- Mercy (Lewis Capaldi)
- My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
- My Way (Tom Walker)
- Need You Now (Dean Lewis)
- Nefeli (Einaudi)
- Not About Angels (Birdy)
- Not Giving In (Tom Walker)
- Now You're Gone (Tom Walker)
- Nuvole Bianche (Einaudi)
- 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 (Contemporary piano cover)
- Photograph (Photograph)
- Primavera (Einaudi)
- Proud (JLS)
- Reach Out (Take That)
- Read All About It (Emeli Sandé)
- Relight My Fire (Take That)
- Remedy (Adele)
- 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)
- Shed A Tear (Kodaline)
- Shallow (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
- She's a Rainbow (Rolling Stones)
- She's Electric (Oasis)
- She's the One (Robbie Williams)
- Skinny Love (Birdy)
- Sky Full Of Stars (Coldplay)
- Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi)
- Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
- Stand By Me (Ben King)
- Stay (Rihanna)
- Take A Chance On Me (JLS)
- Take Me Home (Jess Glynne)
- Technicolour Beat (Oh Wonder)
- Temple Bar (Kodaline)
- Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran)
- The End of Love (Florence and the Machine)
- The Heart Asks Pleasure First (Michael Nyman)
- The One (Kodaline)
- The Seal Lullaby (Eric Whitacre)
- The Show (Tom Walker)
- Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
- This Is The Last Time (Keane)
- Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
- Titanium (Madilyn Bailey)
- Too Good At Goodbyes (Sam Smith)
- Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
- Umbrella (Rihanna)
- Unstoppable (Sia)
- Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
- Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
- Walk Alone (Tom Walker)
- Walk Me Home (Pink)
- 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)
- 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)
- Wonderwall (Oasis)
- Worth It (Kodaline)
- Yellow (Coldplay)
- You Are The Reason (Calum Scott & Leona Lewis)
- You Mean The World To Me (Freya Ridings)
- Your song (Elton John)
- 1973 (James Blunt)
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!

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
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.
£15
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.
£10
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!
£30
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.
£16
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!
£60
Zoom bomb
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends and colleagues with a unique song! (Song requests welcomed!)
£12

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Lee B, 1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant! Had the whole wedding singing along even let the best man do a couple of songs couldn’t of asked for much more thanks again Laura from lee & Ali

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Gurvinder G, 1 month ago

Laura was Brilliant with great feedback from our guests. She was also great with communication before the event also. Thank you.

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Bill L, 2 years 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, 2 years 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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Razwana K, 2 months ago

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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Macy T, 2 years 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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