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Versatile, highly qualified musician with wide experience performing as pianist and piano vocalist in 5* hotels and venues.
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High Wycombe

Equally comfortable providing classical music for your trip down the aisle, light pop/jazz background music for drinks, singalong hits, jazz standards, rat-pack swing, or rock&roll and funky soul for dancing. Awarded a music scholarship leading to a degree in music/classical piano, diplomas in jazz piano and organ, plus a post-graduate qualification in digital audio, experienced in the whole music-making process, composing, performing, and production, with a portfolio encompassing many musical genres. Career highlights include touring the UK and Europe, performing at the Royal Albert Hall and Notre Dame Cathedral, for royalty including Princess Diana (playing her requested favourite tune “Lady In Red”), celebrities including a riotous evening with the cast of Eastenders, featuring on TV, accompanying a Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist!

Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Cuban music, French music, German music, Italian music, Latin, Salsa, Samba, Ska
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Musicologist
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Song list

Classical:
J S Bach - Air on the G String
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Chopin - Minute Waltz
Debussy - Clair De Lune
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Jazz/Swing:
Fly Me To The Moon
Take 5
Pink Panther Theme
In The Mood
L.O.V.E.
It Had To Be You
Latin:
The Girl From Ipanema
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
Despacito
La Bamba
Rock/Pop:
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling In Love
John Legend - All Of Me
Musicals:
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Memory (Cats)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
Rewrite the Stars (Greatest Showman)
Film/TV:
Bond Theme(s)
Eastenders Theme
Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Wide range of musical genres, appealing to different age-groups. Playing appropriately to the mood and setting, paying attention to this dynamically through the event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall Notre Dame Cathedral 606 Club Cliveden Country House Stoke Park and many more

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Sting/The Police Elton John Bill Evans Oscar Peterson Beethoven Debussy

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

Lady Diana Spencer

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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 working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

Absolutely, you can take as much or as little control of the set list as you wish. We're happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event in advance, and can even take requests on the day - we’re used to guests coming up with ideas!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I choose from my collection of keyboards whichever will suit the venue and event, sometimes bringing two if there are different areas for the music to be performed in, to minimise disruption in moving equipment.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

There are so many great songs, my lists on this site are just representative examples - as an experienced jazz/cocktail lounge pianist I am used to taking requests and playing by ear as requested. If you do know beforehand that there is a particular tune you would like however, then advance notice would be preferable, just in case I’ve not heard it before!

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£320
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200

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Edward S, 2 years ago

Thanks so much for playing for my wife’s birthday party - you set the mood just right. It was particularly kind of you to allow her to sing with you - she loved it! Several guests were also very complimentary, and asked us to pass on their thanks too.

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Danielle W, 7 years ago

Wonderful afternoon tea party with music from Louis and his trio! Such a versatile pianist, could play anything that we requested, something for all the different age groups of my guests. Really made my 40th a special and memorable occasion!