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Matt Davies - Wedings, parties, corporate functions and concerts; if it’s piano you need, I’m you’re man.
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I completed my training at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2004 and am now a freelance pianist living and working in Stourbridge and the West Midlands. I cover Stourbridge, Kinver, Dudley, Birmingham, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and play regularly for weddings at Hagley Hall. I also play further afield, so please feel free to make an enquiry as I have a car to get to you. My experience has encompassed playing the piano in almost every performance scenario imaginable including accompaniment, solo recitals, orchestral piano, chamber music, piano teaching, funerals and wakes, christenings and playing for weddings and engagement parties. I offer an extremely versatile, and professional service whether you require piano accompaniment for ABRSM exams and end of year recitals, or are seeking to complement your special day with the warm ambience of Jazz and the Rat Pack; I'm the person to call. In addition, I also have a full size electronic keyboard supplied at no extra charge should your chosen venue not have a piano. My service includes a free no obligations demonstration at my home which many past wedding couples have enjoyed and you will be sure to receive a warm welcome.

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Classical, Jazz, Pop, Baroque, Early music, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Opera, Renaissance, Easy listening, Originals
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Charity event, Theatre / Show, Burns night
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Other skills:
Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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Song list

Ain't Misbehavin'
An Evening with You
Angel Eyes
Don't Know Why.
Dream a Little Dream
Embraceable You
Fly me to the Moon.
Georgia on my mind.        
I Got Rhythm
I Love Paris
I've Got You Under My Skin
In a sentimental Mood.
It Had to be You
Let There be Love
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Lover Man.
Lullaby of Birdland.
Nat King Cole - When I Fall in Love
New York, New York
Rhapsody in Blue (Excerpts).
Satin Doll.
Someone to Watch over Me
Sophisticated Lady
The Final Curtain
The Girl from Ipanema.
The Man I Love
The Very Thought of You
These Foolish Things
The Nearness of You
All I ask of You.
Any Dream will Do.
As Long as He Needs Me
Music of the Night.
Some Enchanted evening
The Pink Panther.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour
The Sound of Music
I Believe in Angels
Dancing Queen
Winner Takes it All
Take a Chance on Me
Ed Sheeran
Kiss Me
The A Team
Thinking Out Loud
Beyonce Knowles
Kissing You
Billy Joel
Piano Man
Uptown Girl
The Entertainer
She's Always a Woman
Brian Adams
Anything I Do, I Do it for You
Love Theme from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Have You Ever Loved a Woman
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jack Nitzsche and Will Jennings
Up Where We Belong
Carly Simon
Nobody Does it Better
Cold Play
The Scientist
Viva La Vida
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Charles and Eddie
Would I Lie to You?
Craig Armstrong
Glasgow Love Theme  
Portugese Love Theme From Love Actually
Dolly Parton
I Will Always Love You
Elton John
Your Song
Song For Guy
Kiss The Bride
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elvis Presley
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Love Me Tender
Eric Clapton
Sunshine of your Love
Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo
Theme from Cheers (Where Everybody Knows Your Name)
John Schmidt
John Legend
All of Me
Kurt Weil
Mack the Knife
Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven.
Lionel Richie
Endless Love
Don't Look Back In Anger
Pink Floyd
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Bohemian Rhapsody
Flash Gordon
Supersonic Man
Scott Joplin
The Entertainer
Maple Leaf Rag
Sheena Easton
For Your Eyes Only
Stevie Wonder
I Just Called To Say I Love You
Isn't She Lovely
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Signed Sealed and Delivered
Take That
A Million Love Songs
The Beatles
All You Need is Love
Hey Jude
Ticket to Ride
Hey Jude
Yellow Submarine
When I'm 64
The Eagles
Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Miles
Van Morrison
Bright Side of the Road
Brown Eyed Girl
Have I Told You Lately.
Customer questions

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

As long as the actual day of your event doesn’t change suddenly, I can be flexible with this up to the day before your ceremony or event. I understand that things sometimes happen beyond anyone’s control, so feel free to get in touch should you need to, and let me know.

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

Yes, I believe that I could arrange this, although this has never been necessary before as I am never usually far away from the piano! Any breaks that I take as part of any potential contract will be no longer than 10 minutes long.

How much time do you need to set up?

Ideally, I need half an hour to set up. It can be done a lot more quickly, but in the event I need to set up equipment, I normally need to check sound levels and make sure that it is all works correctly and safely.

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

Yes by all means, as it saves me having to bring my own equipment! I would only ask that the piano in question is tuned and in excellent working order - I should not like anyone’s perfect moment to be ruined by out tune piano playing!

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

Yes! This can actually help me to give you the best experience and tailor the vibe to how you would like. Again, please do get in touch if there is something specific that you would like to hear

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes. I have a Roland Privia stage piano and amp which is perfect for background music and playing for any big moments like walking down the aisle.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, I am happy to take any requests before your event. I can also take any request on the day, but cannot guarantee to be able to honour it! Having said that, I have been able to play 99% of requests at past weddings and parties. If your special song happens to be one I don’t know, I can still learn it, but I would ask that you supply PDF sheet in advance.


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£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
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From Encore customers:

Lauren H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Matt played for our wedding Ceremony in September 2022 and it was perfect! From the day we found Matt on encore to the day of the wedding he was nothing but kind to us and when we had our video chat he played exactly what we wanted just straight away, he is the most perfect musician to have ar your event and we can’t recommend him enough! Nothing was too much trouble and he sorted himself out with the venue with no interruption to our day, he then stayed to congratulate us before packing us and leaving. If you are thinking of having a pianist at your ceremony I highly recommend Matt. Matt, thank you so much for everything you did for us. You made our day truly one to remember! Love, The Smith’s xxx

Reply from Matt
2 months ago

Dear Lauren and Gavin, Thank you both so much for your very kind words. It means a great deal to me, to have played a part in making your wedding day special. Please do get in touch if ever I can be of help again. Wishing you both a great future together.

Mary O
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Matt was brilliant and was thoroughly appreciated by our guests. His communication before the event was great and he worked with us to make some unique moments during the day. We would thoroughly recommend him!

Reply from Matt
4 months ago

Dear Mary, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, I’m genuinely glad that you were all happy with what I did for you. If ever I can be of service to you in the future, please do get in touch. Wishing you and Andrew well.

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Marie B
6 years ago

I simply cannot reccomend Matt enough, we had the pleasure of listening to Matt through our champagne reception and he completely set the atmosphere and made the day for us, the music was absolutely beautiful . All our guest were extremely impressed by how amazing he was, if you are looking for a pianist for any occasion you do not need to look any further, I would highly recommend! (10 / 10) Maria Wassell

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