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About Nicola

As a solo pianist (vocals optional), as part of a duo or full band I'd love to provide you with quality entertainment for your event!
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I've played the piano from a very young age, and recently acheieved my BA(Hons) in Music Performance. I absolutely love playing anything from classical to covers of modern songs. I find so much joy in playing at weddings and events. As a married woman myself I understand how stressful organising your entertainment can sometimes be, and so I strive to make things as simple and stress-free as possible for you. Whether you need solo piano, piano/vocals, an acoustic duo/trio or a full band please feel free to enquire - I have all of these line-ups set up ready to go if you need us! Just drop me a message today. I look forward to celebrating with you and giving your special day that unique touch.

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
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Acoustic, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Dancer, Accompanist
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Song list

Bridal March
Love Ballade - Oscar Peterson
All Of Me - John Legend
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rather Be - Jess Glynne
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheehan
Once Upon A Dream - Sleeping Beauty
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty and the Beast
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Heaven (Candlelight Version) - DJ Sammy
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
The Only Exception - Paramore
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris
Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
River Flows In You - Yiruma
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
Every Time We Touch - Cascada
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Don't Wanna Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
The Only Exception - Paramore
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Customer questions

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

I always aim to be as flexible as possible. If your timings change between booking and the event, please let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate this.

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

If I'm playing for your drinks reception, or an event where I'm playing multiple sets, I do provide a playlist for between sets/in my short breaks.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I'm providing equipment: this takes around 30mins. If the location is upstairs, a long walk from the car park, or simply a bit awkward to get to: this could potentially take up to an hour. If your venue has a piano which I am using, I will simply need 10-15mins to get comfortable.

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

Yes of course! So long as it's in good working order and in tune I'm more than happy to play it.

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

We can absolutely talk through specific requests for key moments (eg. for the Bridal Entrance - obviously this is an incredibly personal and unique moment for yourself). The rest of the set can definitely be a conversation between us, but it's important to note that I craft sets in light of countless performances and have a good grasp on what works well.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely! I am always prepared to bring my own keyboard and amplification to a venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course. I'd be more than happy to learn a specific song for your event. You're welcome to request any songs from my advertised repertoire, and I'm always happy to learn something new. Additional fees may apply if a large proportion of the set is made of requests/new songs.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

How I create a relaxing and romantic feel through the music played. Clients always love hearing my take on their chosen songs, and the personal touch of any requests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Bassmead Manor Barns Billesley Manor Carlisle Golf Club Forest of Arden Hotel Foxlands Farm Headstone Manor Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent Makeney Hall New Continental Hotel Strawberry Bank Hotel Taw Mill Barn The Lake at Barston The Orangery, Mount Edgcumbe The Red Barn Trent Building, Nottingham University Ullesthorpe Golf Club Willow House Wroxall Abbey

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Where do I begin?! I love listening to the jazz of Oscar Peterson. And I enjoy the simple yet intricate playing of Ludovico Einaudi.

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

I regularly play in the 850-seater auditorium at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.


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£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£425
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
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.
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Luke W, 2 years ago

Nicola is a great keys player. She nails the performance and her patches work wonders too. Both onstage and off stage she is professional and efficient. I would definitely recommend Nicola!

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Carol R, 3 years ago

Played for our wedding ceremony and was beautiful thank you very much (acoustic duo)

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