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About Mike Taylor

Beautiful piano music for any occasion.
Pianist
Blackpool
Public liability insurance of £10 million

A graduate from Leeds College of Music, Mike is a very versatile and experienced pianist/vocalist who is able to cater for every occasion and every musical taste.

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
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Classical, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Gospel, Ragtime, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Classic rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Recording session, Birthday party, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Pop Songs (Alphabetical Order)
As you can see it's quite an eclectic mix of music, but basically I'll play any requests you have, I'm always happy to add songs to my repertoire, plus as a jazz trained pianist I can play by ear for any requests on the day
10/10 Paulo Nutini
9-5 Dolly Parton
A Girl Like You - Edwin Collins
Africa - Toto
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
All Right - Supergrass
Are Friends Electric - Gary Numan
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Black and Gold - Sam Sparro
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Borderline - Madonna
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Bright Side of the Road - Van Morrison
Broken Stones - Paul Weller
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Burning Love - Elvis
Can't Take My Eyes off of You - Frankie Valli
Cars - Gary Numan
Charlemagne - Blossoms
Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
Come Together - The Beatles
Creep - Radiohead
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dignity - Deacon Blue
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Does Your Mother Know - Abba
Don't Bring Me Down - ELO
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Don't Stop Moving' - S Club 7
Don't You Want Me - Human League
Dreaming of You - The Coral
Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - The Police
Everyday is a Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
Extreme Ways - Moby
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Fools Gold - Stone Roses
Freedom - George Michael
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You - Diana Krall
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme - Abba
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
I'll keep adding to the list if you're still reading past this point, please message me for any requests!
Buzcocks: Every Fallen in Love
Moloko: The Time is now
Moloko: Sing it Back
Journey: Don’t Stop Believing
Oasis: Wonderwall
Take That: Shine
Take That: Greatest Day
Blur: The Universal
Seal: Kiss from a Rose
Kasier Chiefs: Ruby
Frans Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Scissor Sisters: Mary
Maroon 5: This Love
The Doors: Riders on the Storm
The Doors: Light My Fire
Elton John: Song for Guy
Elton John: Your Song
K T Tunstall: Suddenly I See
Boontown Rats: I Don't Like Mondays
Bruce Hornsby: The Way it is
Sam Sparro: Black and Gold
Kanye West: Homecoming
Mark Almond: Tainted Love
Ray Charles: Hallelujah I Love Her So
Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill
Madonna: Borderline
Hendrix: The wind cries Mary
Joe Jackson: Is she really going out with him
The Beatles: Lady Madonna
The Beatles: Black Bird
The Beatles: Drive My Car
The Beatles: All You Need is Love
Don McLean: American Pie
The Euthymics: Sweet Dreams
Eric Clapton: Layla
Michael Jackson: Human Nature
Michael Jackson: Billy Jean
The Bangles: Eternal Flame
Madness: It must be Love
Madness: Nightboat to Cairo
The Specials: Ghost Town
Take That: A Million Love Songs
Take That: Shine
Stevie Wonder: As
Stevie Wonder: Superstition
Stevie Wonder: I Wish
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The Power of Love
Paul Wella: You Do Something to Me
Sting: Fields of Gold
Supergrass: Alright
Supergrass: Mary
Van Morrison: Brown Eye Girl
Journey: Don't Stop Believing
Bon Jovi: Livin' on a Prayer
Billy Joel: Piano Man
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana: All Apologies
Billy Joel: Don't Got Changing
Billy Joel: My Life
Robbie Williams: Angels
Brian Adams: Heaven
Alicia Keys: If I Ain't got You
U2: With or Without You
Lou Reed: Perfect Day
Daft Punk: Aerodynamic
Clocks: Coldplay
Trouble: Coldplay
Deacon Blue: Real Gone Kid
Deacon Blue: Dignity
The Human League: Don’t you want me baby
The Human League: Love Action
Howard Jones: New Song
The Cure: Love Cats
Bruce Hornsby: The way it is
Gary Numan: Are friends electric
Nik Kershaw: Wouldn’t it be good
George Ezra: Budapest
Calvin Harris: Summer
A Flock of Seagulls: Wishing (photograph)
Bob Marley: 3 little birds
Dave & Ansell Collins: Double Barrel
Nobody Does it Better
Imagine
Ain't No Sunshine
Killing Me Softly
Purple Rain
I Say a Little Prayer
Summertime
Take 5
Mr Bojangles
Booker T: Green Onions
Abba:
SOS
The Winner Takes it All
Money, Money, Money
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Does your mamma know
Claire Du Lune
Moonlight Sonata
Fur Elise
Rhapsody in Blue
Aquarium by Saint Saëns
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm a very versatile pianist who can play any song in any style for any occasion, for example, an Oasis song played in a romantic classical piano style, or a well know classical piano piece as a jazz tune.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The White Tower Restaurant - Blackpool Pleasure Beach The Grand Hotel - Lytham St Annes The Winter Gardens - Blackpool Manchester Cathedral Lytham Hall The Kings Arms - Lancaster Bartle Hall Hotel - Preston De Vere Village Heron's Reach - Blackpool Imperial Hotel - Blackpool Mains Hall - Poulton-le-Fylde

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Billy Joel, Elton John, Prince, Jamie Cullum, Oscar Peterson,

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

Playing on the same bill as The Divine Comedy and Bucks Fizz at a Summer Ball in Cambridge

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

I always try my 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 me know, it's no problem.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. I'll have a suitable playlist ready to play on my iPod if and when I take a break so you are never without music.

How much time do you need to set up?

Half an hour is sufficient to set up and sound check the PA, mic and piano.

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! I always travel with a piano tuning hammer in the car so can give the piano a quick-fix tune anyway if there's a couple of keys out!

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

Sure, that's no problem or you can leave it to me, I'm great at reading the room and playing something for everybody.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely, I have a great digital stage piano and PA system.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, that'd be my pleasure, if there's any special songs you'd like to hear just let me know.

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)£100
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
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£200
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£300
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£25

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Donna T, 1 year ago

Mike played at our wedding recently and was fantastic. With excellent communication prior to the wedding, learning new songs we had requested and the beautiful performance before, during and after our ceremony. He also sent me demos of the songs we requested! We highly recommend Mike for weddings and we give him 5 stars. Donna and Jonny

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Peter T, 2 years ago

Hi Mike Just a quick note to say thanks very much for playing at Mum and my 150th Birthday Party. We really enjoyed your playing. Thanks again, good luck for the future and keep on playing those great tunes. Cheers Peter Tetlow

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