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Lee Mathews

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About Lee

Pianist
London
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Pianist at The Dorchester, Claridges, Harrods, private events, weddings, receptions and gala dinners throughout London and the UK.

I have been playing the piano since I was 5 years old. I began my career on board Cruise ships at the age of 21, travelling and playing around the world for 5 years, working for Cunard, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises. I then moved back to land and started working in London's famous hotels and department stores where I gained residencies at The Lanesborough, Harrods and The Dorchester, where I've held a Pianist residency for over 10 years. I also specialise in wedding entertainment and I currently perform at over 100 weddings per year. I have my very own Baby Grand Piano Shell which has been specially designed to be fully portable to fit into any function room. It's also easily assembled within 30 minutes. I play all types of music from contemporary modern songs to jazz and rat pack music - check out my repertoire for the full list. My playing is never overbearing or too noisy. I have finely tuned my art after years of playing at High/Afternoon Tea events, where sensitivity and beauty in playing is the essence. Whatever your requirements are, I would be very happy to discuss how I can help make your special day even more memorable.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Rock 'n' Roll
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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:
Fluent improviser
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Song list

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
A Million Love Songs
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
A Time For Us/Theme Romeo & Juliet
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Aint Misbehavin
All I Ask Of You
All Of Me
All The Time In The World
Always On My Mind
Amazing Grace
Angels
Annies Song
Anything Goes
Are You Lonesome Tonight
As If We Never Said Goodbye
As Long As He Needs Me
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Ballade Pour Adeline
Beauty And The Beast
Begin The Beguine
Bewitched
Bight Eyes
Blue Skies
Blueberry Hill
Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bring Him Home
Brother Can You Spare A Dime?
Bumble Boogie
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cabaret
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can You Read My Mind
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man
Candle In The Wind
Canon In D
Chariots Of Fire
Cheek To Cheek
Chi Mai
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Close To You
Crazy
Cry
Cry Me A River
Daniel
Danny Boy
Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Do You Know Where You’re Going To?
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t Get Around Any More
Dream A Little Dream
Edelwiess
Embraceable You
Everytime We Say Goodbye
First Time I Saw Your Face
Fly Me To The Moon
For All We Know
For Sentimental Reasons
From A Distance
Georgia
Girl From Ipenema
Green Green Grass Of Home
Happy Together
Have I Told You Latley
Hello
Hey Jude – Beatles
How Deep Is The Ocean
How High The Moon
I Could Have Danced All Night
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
I Dreamed A Dream
I Fall To Pieces
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Have Dreamed
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Love Paris
I Love You
I Will Always Love You
I’ll Know ‘Guys And Dolls’
If I Loved You
If You Were The Only Girl
Ill Be Seeing You
Ill Be There
Im In The Mood For Love
Im Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
Imagine
In My Life – Beatles
In The Mood
Isnt She Lovley
It Had To Be You
It Was A Very Good Year
It’s Only A Paper Moon
Ive Got You Under My Skin
June Rose Lane
La Vie En Rose
Lady In Red
Lady Is A Tramp
Let It Be – Beatles
Liebestraum
Long And Winding Road – Beatles
Losing My Mind
Love Changes Everything
Love Letters
Love Me Tender
Love On The Rocks
Makin Whoopie
Maria ‘West Side Story’
Maybe
Maybe On A Sunday
Maybe This Time
Memory From Cats
Mister Sandman
Misty
Mona Lisa
Moon River
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonlight Serenade
More
Music Of The Night
Music To Watch Girls By
My Funny Valentine
My Way
Nature Boy
Nessun Dorma
New York State Of Mind
New York New York
Night And Day
Nights In White Satin
Nobody Does It Better
Nocturne – Billy Joel
O Sole Mio
Ol Man River
On My Own
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
One Moment In Time
Only You
Overjoyed
Pennies From Heaven
Piano Man
Pretend
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Rainy Days And Mondays
Red Roses For S Blue Lady
Red Sails In The Sunset
Release Me
Sailing
Satin Doll
Secret Love
Send In The Clowns
Sentimenmtal Journey
September Morn
September Song
She
Sit Down And Write Myself A Letter
Smile
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Some Enchanted Evening
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something – Beatles
Something Stupid
Somewhere
Somewhere My Love
Somewhere Out There
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song For Guy
Song From Mash
Sophisticated Lady
Spanish Eyes
Speak Softly Love
Stand By Me
Stormy Weather
Stranger On The Shore
Strangers In The Night
Streets Of London
Summertime
Tell Me Theres A Heaven
Tenderly
That’s Life
The Candy Man
The Entertainer
The Man I Love
The Sound Of Music
The Way You Look Tonight
Theme From 1492
Theme From A.I.
Theme From Arthur
Theme From Phantom
Theme From Tubular Bells
Theme From Willy Wonka
Theme Schindlers List
Theme Twin Peakes
There Are Worse Things I Could Do
This Guy's In Love With You
Till There Was You – Beatles
Titanic
Tomorrow
True Love
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Valentine Moon
Vincent
Weve Only Just Begun
Wedding March
What A Beautiful Morning; Oklahoma
What A Difference A Day Made
What A Wonderful World
What I Did For Love
What It Means/New Orleans
When I Fall In Love
When You Say Nothing At All
When You Tell Me That You Love Me
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where Do I Begin (Love Story)
Where Is Love
Whistle Dowh The Wind
Wind Beneath My Wings
Windmils Of Your Mind
With One Look ‘Sunset Boulevard’
Without You
Wonderful Tonight
Words
Yesturday – Beatles
You Are So Beautiful
You Light Up My Life
You’ll Never Walk Alone ‘Carousel’
Young At Heart
Your Song
Modern / Pop & Rock
Bryan Adams- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Adele- Make You Feel My Love
Adele- Someone Like You
Aerosmith- I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Christina Aguilera- Beautiful
Beyonce- Halo
James Blunt- You're Beautiful
Jerry Butler- Moon River
Mariah Carey- Hero
Mariah Carey - Ill Be There
Coldplay- Trouble
Coldplay- Clocks
Coldplay- Yellow
Coldplay- Speed Of Sound
Coldplay - Paradise
Phil Collins- Against All Odds
Lady Gaga- Paparazzi
David Gray- This Year's Love
Josh Groban- You Raise Me Up
The Hollies- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Michael Jackson- Man In The Mirror
Billy Joel- Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel- She's Always A Woman
Billy Joel- Piano Man
Alicia Keys- Empire State Of Mind Part Ii
John Lennon- Imagine
Lennon/Mccartney- Yesterday
Lennon/Mccartney- Hey Jude
Keane- Somewhere Only We Know
Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are
Richard Marx- Right Here Waiting
Katie Melua- Closest Thing To Crazy
One Republic- Apologize
Queen- Show Must Go On
Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You
Daniel Powter- Bad Day
Rihanna- Unfaithful
Rihanna- Umbrella
Seal- Kiss From A Rose
Lionel Richie- Three Times A Lady
Lionel Richie- Easy
Sigur Ros- Hopippolla
Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol- Run
Christina Perri- Jar Of Hearts
Take That- The Flood
Take That- Greatest Day
Take That- Back For Good
Take That- Rule The World
The Fray- How To Save A Life
The Righteous Brothers- Unchained Melody
Dionne Warwick- I Say A Little Prayer
Wet Wet Wet- Love Is All Around
Robbie Williams- Angels
Robbie Williams- She's The One
Bill Withers- Ain't No Sunshine
Radiohead - No Suprises
Radiohead - High And Dry
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Take That - Greatest Day
Take That - Want You Back
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Sarah Mclachlan - Angel
Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Songbird
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Abba - Winner Takes It All/Thank You For The Music/Chiquitita
Sting - Fields Of Gold
Olivia Newton John - Hopelessly Devoted To You
Norah Jones - Dont Know Why
Stereophonics - Handbags & Gladrags
Stevie Wonder - Isnt She Lovely/Gold/Lately/Sir Duke
Elton John - Your Song/Can You Feel The Love Tonight/Song For Guy
Phantom Of The Opera - Think Of Me/All I Ask/Music Of The Night
Le Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream/On My Own/Bring Him Home
Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Shania Twain - Looks Like We Made It
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
How To Save a Life - The Fray
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Mad World - Gary Jules
100 Years - Five For Fighting
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
A Whole New World - Alladin
Happy - Pharrell
Happy Together - The Turtles
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
I Feel Good - James Brown
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
I Can See Clearly Now - Jonny Nash
Up On The Roof - The Drifters
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyes Peas
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Just The Two Of Us - Marvin Gaye
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Easy - Lionel Richie
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
At Last - Eta James
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
There She Goes - The Las
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
We Found Love - Rihanna
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Greatest Day - Take That
I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
Classical Repertoire
Ave Maria (Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) (Wagner)
Can Can (Offenbach)
Canon in D(Pachelbel)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Hornpipe (From Water Music) (Handel)
Humoresque (Dvorïk)
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Londonderry Air
Lullaby (Brahms)
Meditation (From Thaïs) (Massenet)
Morning (Grieg)
O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi) (Puccini)
On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss)
Over The Waves (Rosas)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Swan Lake Theme (Tchaikovsky)
Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement Theme ('Ode To Joy') (Beethoven)
Toreador Song (From Carmen) (Bizet)
Triumphal March (From Aïada) (Verdi)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Waltz (From Swan Lake) (Tchaikovsky)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
The Swan (Saint-Saëns's)
O Sole Mio (Di Capua)
Adagio In G Minor (Albinoni)
Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (1st Movement)
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2, Third Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff Moonlight Sonata I - Beethoven
Meditation - Jules Massenet
Gabriels Oboeave Maria (Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) (Wagner)
Can Can (Offenbach)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Hornpipe (From Water Music) (Handel)
Humoresque (Dvorïk)
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Londonderry Air
Lullaby (Brahms)
Meditation (From Thaïs) (Massenet)
Morning (Grieg)
O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi) (Puccini)
On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss)
Over The Waves (Rosas)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Swan Lake Theme (Tchaikovsky)
Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement Theme ('Ode To Joy') (Beethoven)
Toreador Song (From Carmen) (Bizet)
Triumphal March (From Aïada) (Verdi)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Waltz (From Swan Lake) (Tchaikovsky)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
The Swan (Saint-Saëns's)
O Sole Mio (Di Capua)
Adagio In G Minor (Albinoni)
Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (1st Movement)
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2, Third Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Moonlight Sonata I - Beethoven
Meditation - Jules Massenet
Gabriels Oboe
New! Christmas Repertoire!
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jingle Bell Rock
The Christmas Song
Little Drummer Boy
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Do They Know It's Christmas
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Frosty The Snowman
Merry Christmas Darling
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Santa Baby
Do You Hear What I Hear
Blue Christmas
(Sleep In Heavenly Peace) Silent Night
Wonderful Christmastime
Step Into Christmas
White Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
Frosty The Snowman
Jingle Bells
Silver Bells
Merry Christmas All
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Sleigh Ride
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Winter Wonderland
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Last Christmas
Silent Night
White Christmas
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Sleigh Ride
Mistletoe And Holly
It's Christmas Once Again
'Twas The Night Before Christmas
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Santa Claus Is Coming To town
Customer questions

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

No problem. This happens and all you need to do is contact me and we can discuss your changes. I'm very flexible!

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

Yes I can provide music between sets from my iPad.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 30-60 mins.

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

I love using a real piano so yes please.

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

Yes I have a very varied and extensive repotoire and your very welcome to choose songs or ask me to learn any of your favourites.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I have an amazing portable baby grand piano shell and also a keyboard.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. Usually I don't charge for this. I have a large collection of sheet music.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I like to play songs people recognise and play accross the ages. something for everyone.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I was the resident Pianist at Harrods and the Dorchester hotel in London for over 10 years. I've also played at The lanesborough, Rubens, Claridges, Browns and weddings all accross the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Billy joel, Jools Holland, Elton John, Dr John, ed Sheeran,

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

I did a duet with Jools Holland and played for Stevie Wonder at Harrods.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£230
Packages
Ceremony &Drinks reception
For 3 X 45 min sets including 30 min pre ceremony music.
£200
Available services
Baby grand piano shell
+£50
Wedding breakfast music
+£180

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Oliver C, 3 months ago

We booked Lee after hearing him play during an open evening and instantly fell in love with the ambiance he created. Having him play in the background was perfect during the wedding breakfast. We received many compliments about the music and people were all trying to guess the songs he was playing as they were all recognisable covers beautifully played. Thanks Lee!

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Carolin C, 4 months ago

We very much enjoyed having Lee at our son's christening function. It was a wonderful performance. I would be happy to use your service again in the future.

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