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Lee Mathews

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Pianist for Weddings and Corporate Events & Parties. Resident Pianist at The Dorchester Hotel for over 10 years. Extremely vast repertoire!

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 The Dorchester Hotel in London. 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, Composer
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Song list

Pop/Songs through the decades
A Whole New World from Aladdin
All of Me by John Legend
At Last by Etta James
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Beautiful Day by U2
Beauty and the Beast
Bella lullaby
Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
California Girls by The Beach Boys
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis
Can’t Smile Without You
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Cheek to Cheek
Cheers Theme
Cinema Paradiso
Clocks, Coldplay
Close to You by Carpenters
Demons Imagine Dragons
Don’t Stop Believin by Journey
Every Breath You Take, Police
Feeling Good by Nina Simone
Fields of Gold Sting
Forgotten Dreams
Fragile, Sting
From This Moment On Shania Twain
Gabriel’s Oboe
Game of Thrones
God Only Knows by Beach Boys
Going to the Chapel
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Halo Beyonce
Happy Pharrell Williams
Happy Together, Turtles
Ho Hey Lumineers
Hello Goodbye Beatles
Here Comes the Sun The Beatles
Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros
Hotel California The Eagles
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
I Just Called to say I Love You
In My Life, Beatles
In My Leaving on a Jet Plane
Let it Be Beatles
Let it Go Frozen
Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Love Theme from The Godfather
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Maria from West Side Story
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Memory from Cats
Michelle Beatles
Misty
Moon River
Moonlight in Vermont
My Favorite Thing
My Heart Will Go On Love Theme from Titanic
Open Arms by Journey
Paradise Coldplay
Love Theme from Love Actually
The Prayer
Red Sails in the Sunset
A River Flows In You Bella’s Theme/Twilight
Rolling in the Deep, Adele
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme
The Rose
Scarborough Fair
Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Tchaikovsky
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Somebody Used to Know Gotye
Someone to Watch Over Me Gershwin
Somewhere Out There
Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
Starry, Starry Night
Suddenly
Sunrise Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses
Take me to Church by Hozier
Thousand Years, from Twilight
Till There Was You
Time of Your Life by Green Day
Tonight West Side Story
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Try to Remember
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Wake Me Up When September Ends, Green Day
We’ve Only Just Begun
When a Man Loves a Woman
When You Say Nothing At All
Wild Horses, Rolling Stones
The Wind Beneath My Wings
With A Little Help From My Friends
Wonderful Tonight
Wonderwall, Oasis
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Yellow Coldplay
Yesterday
You Raise Me Up
Your Song Elton John
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Jazz Standards/Vintage Songs
A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE
A TIME FOR US/THEME ROMEO & JULIET
A WHITER SHADE OF PALE
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN
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
BRIGHT 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
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
EDELWEISS
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 IPANEMA
GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME
HAPPY TOGETHER
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
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
ISN'T SHE LOVELY
IT HAD TO BE YOU
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR
IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON
I'VE 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 WHOOPEE
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
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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
SENTIMENTAL 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 SCHINDLER'S LIST
THEME TWIN PEAKS
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
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 DOWN THE WIND
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS
WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND
WITH ONE LOOK ‘SUNSET BOULEVARD’
WITHOUT YOU
WONDERFUL TONIGHT
WORDS
YESTERDAY – BEATLES
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE ‘CAROUSEL’
YOUNG AT HEART
YOUR SONG
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?

Rat pack hero's like Frank Sinatra, Elton John, modern pop hits from Ed Sheeran, Adele, Taylor swift and classics from Billy Joel

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)£225
Up to 1 hour£230
Up to 2 hours£245
Up to 3 hours£255
Packages
Wedding Ceremony & Drinks reception
For 3 X 45 min sets including 30 min pre ceremony music.
£280
Available services
Baby grand piano shell
+£50
Wedding breakfast music
+£225

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Paul J, 28 days ago

Lee made our Christmas celebration very memorable.

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Adam B, 2 months ago

Lee was great - he was incredibly flexible, moving between rooms as we finished the meal and moved into the bar. The baby grand piano really looks the part, and adds to the atmosphere. Would definitely have him back for another event.

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Gemma B, 2 months ago

We can't thank Lee enough for the amazing music he played at our wedding. Throughout the whole day it was absolutely beautiful. We had so many comments about how fabulous he sounded, so a massive thank you from both Jim and I...it was simply perfect!

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