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Michael is a highly experienced professional pianist, able to curate a playlist perfect your event.
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
I own a PA system
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Classical, Film / TV music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Vintage, Top 40, Rock, Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1990s era music
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Dawn - Mario Marianelli
Love Theme - Ennio Morricone
I Giorni - Einaudi
Arabesque No.1 - Debussy
Nocturne No.1 - Chopin
Feeling Good - Michael Buble
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Autumn Leaves - Jerome Kern
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Misty - Erroll Garner
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
Beyond The Sea - Albert Lasry
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Ordinary People - John Legend
Your Song - Elton John
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Latch - Sam Smith
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Plus many more! Always happy to take requests as well if you're looking for something specific.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I 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?
I am happy to provide music through my PA system between sets provided you have gone with the keyboard option if the venue doesn't have a working piano. The playlist can either be one I have already or one of your own if you can provide a device with standard headphone connection.
How much time do you need to set up?
If there is a piano already at the venue then setup time is just 20 minutes. If I'm bringing along my keyboard then 45 minutes will suffice.
If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?
Yes of course! (Provided it is in working order and in tune)
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
I'm more than happy to discuss set list choices with you. My repertoire covers a variety of genres so just let me know the music that you love and I can offer my experience with suggestions as to what works well too.
Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?
Yes, not a problem! I have a high quality professional keyboard that creates a great, authentic piano sound. Also available is my piano shell setup which only a few pianists have. This creates the look of a grand piano but sits an electronic keyboard inside. This opens up the possibilities where the piano can be placed in a venue.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Yes! I'm happy to learn a song or two for you for your event. I'm often requested particular songs for wedding ceremonies or special events. It's always nice for me to discover new music and expand my repertoire too!
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients love the wide choice of repertoire I have available as often different styles will suit different sorts of occasions. I'm always happy to offer my own suggestions as well as over the years I have the experience to suggest what will usually work best.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
A selection of some of the many wonderful venues I have been fortunate enough to perform at: Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club NED Hotel Hilton Waldorf Hotel House of Commons White City House Pizza Express, Dubai Green Room Jazz Club, Dubai Berkeley Castle Hampton Court House V&A Museum Landmark Hotel Brampton House 10 Castle Street Coombe Lodge Elmore Court
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Claude Debussy, Jamie Cullum, Chet Baker, Keith Jarrett, Chopin
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium Performed on TV show 'Made in Chelsea' New Year's Eve on Dubai's Palm Island. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£275|
|Up to 2 hours||£325|
|Up to 3 hours||£350|
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