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Melissa Morris

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About Melissa

Pianist
Smethwick
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Melissa is a professional and versatile pianist and singer, performing from classical to rock, pop, and boogie woogie!

Melissa is a freelance pianist, composer, arranger and artist based in Birmingham and is Co-Founder and Artistic Director at Room Art. Melissa is at home playing both solo piano, with repertoire tailor made to suit your special occasion, or can be booked as an accompanist should you wish to have piano with violin, woodwind, brass, electronics or even contemporary dance for that extra flair for your corporate event! If there is a special tune or music that you would like to have at your special occasion, do let me know and it can usually be sourced and played on the big day. I am also able to take requests on the day, making your experience even more tailor made and exclusive for you and your guests. I'm happy to arrange whatever you need to make your day extra special, an informal consultation will provide all the information I need and is available for you to discuss all options. *Please note, the repertoire list here is not comprehensive, but acts as an indication of the repertoire covered. More music is of course available. Melissa’s performance and artistic interests reflect the diversity of her education and experiences, particularly in the exchange of culture and artistic collaborations. Following scholarships to study in both the Liszt Academy in Weimer and in Budapest, Melissa returned to Birmingham to engage in the artistic endeavors of the city, performing as recitalist whilst working for Birmingham Opera Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, DanceXchange, Elmhurst Ballet School and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Melissa also runs an Art Gallery and Music Venue, which explores new works and collaborations. Most recently Melissa composed and premiered the interrelated arts work “Incidental” at Warwick Arts Centre and is currently in collaboration with DJ’s EIF for their new EP and with Vanhulle Dance Theatre working on a new piece “Storm”. Melissa has her own equipment included in the fee which includes a top quality professional stage piano with amplification if required, all recently PAT tested. Melissa is happy to play on pianos already at the venue if they are suitable or if you would prefer to rent a beautiful grand piano or upright piano for the ultimate authentic sound, this can be arranged. Please feel free to be in touch to discuss hire options and fees.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Early music, Musical theatre, Fanfare, Baroque, Opera, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Electronic, 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, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Jazz, Light music, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Pop rock, Indie, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
Piano
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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, Composer, Transcription, Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Animateur
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Song list

WEDDING Popular Wedding Requests - please see video
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Clare de Lune - Debussy
Take Five - Desmond
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
A Thousand Years - Perri and Hodges
All of Me - John Legend
Lana Del Rey - LOVE
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Yellow - Coldplay
How Would You Feel - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
One and only - Adele
Kiss me slowly - Parachute
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Presley
JAZZ STANDARDS
Gershwin Fascinating Rhythm
Gershwin Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin They Can't Take That Away From Me
Howard Fly Me To The Moon
Gaudio Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Jones It Had To Be You
Desmond Take Five
Gordon Unforgettable
Jobim The Girl From Ipanema
Drake Perdido
Gimbel So Nice
Duke April In Paris
Shearing Lullaby Of Birdland
Roberts That Ole Devil Called Love
Andre Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Further Repertoire: CLASSICAL
Bach Prelude No.1 in C from "The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I"
Bach Air on the G String
Bach Prelude No. 2 from "The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I"
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Beethoven Minuet in G
Beethoven Fur Elise
Beethoven "Pathetique" Sonata Op.13 Second Movement
Beethoven "Moonlight" Sonata Op.27 No.2 First Movement
Beethoven Ode To Joy
Boccherini Minuet
Brahms Waltz in A Flat Op. 39, No. 15
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Chopin Nocturne Op.72, No. 1
Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 6
Chopin Prelude Op. 28, No. 7
Debussy Deux Arabesques
Debussy Clair de Lune
Debussy La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Dvorak Humoresque
Elgar Salut D'amour
Elgar Chanson De Matin
Elgar Chanson De Nuit
Elgar Nimrod
Handel Largo
Handel Hallelujah Chorus
Handel Overture for "Music for the Royal Fireworks"
Handel Sarabande in F major
Handel Allegro Maestoso
Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mozart Adagio from Sonatina No. 6
Offenbach Barcarolle
Pachelbel Canon in D
Satie Gymnopedies No.1, 2 & 3
Schubert Serenade
Schubert Moment Musical
Schubert Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6
Schumann Traumerei

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Naz A, 1 year ago

When Melissa came to play relaxing background music for us at our event we were very impressed by her professionalism from the start. She was at the venue and ready to start with no unexpected problems as she was very organised and brought everything with her. She played absolutely beautifully all evening with much praise from guests and visitors. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with Melissa again in the future.

Highfield B, 2 years ago

When Melissa came to play relaxing background music for us at our event we were very impressed by her professionalism from the start. She was at the venue and ready to start with no unexpected problems as she was very organised and brought everything with her. She played absolutely beautifully all evening with much praise from guests and visitors. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone and look forward to working with Melissa again in the future.