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25 years of playing for high profile clients. Jazz, pop, Bollywood. I have a grand piano shell and Bose sound.
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After leaving college I worked as a house pianist for DeVere hotels for 15 years. I was MD of Leeds Male Voice Choir for around 7 years. As MD for "John Danbury Presents" I have played for many west end stars in cabaret settings around Yorkshire and beyond. Some of my arrangements for bands have been broadcast on BBC Radio 2. I have a vast catalogue of songs along with years of experience of playing for weddings. I have a grand piano shell, which makes an electric piano look like a grand, along with a Bose column speaker system. I can provide a microphone for announcements if needed, and also facility to play tracks from an ipad etc. I have been house pianist for Leeds Mumtaz restaurant, where I added Bollywood songs to my repertoire. I have played for Shilpa Shetty, James Khan, the Pakistan cricket team and many other famous Asian clients. I am happy to work with you to make your event special.

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Nigel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sannah M
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Fantastic evening having Nigel playing at our wedding! Me and my husband are very happy with our choice of musician as Nigel really did deliver with what we wanted! Could not recommend enough!

Amrit B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic addition to our wedding. Thank you very much

Laura M
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Nigel was fantastic, all of our guests loved his music and it was just perfect. Such a polite and proffessional gentleman with a lovely range of music to choose from. We have friends that would like to book for other occasions following seeing Nigel play at our wedding. Fabulous x

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5 years ago

Nigel was the utmost definition of a cracking gentleman. He performed brilliantly at my son's wedding and seemed like the pinnacle of pianism. We requested a walk-in song and it was beautifully delivered. I would recommend Nigel to every single one of my fellow peers, and would rebook a million times over

5 years ago

Nigel was fantastic from the moment I contacted him. He was polite, reliable, cooperative and went out of his way to learn new Bollywood songs that I had requested, adding a personal touch to our big day. He was able to play a variety of songs both Bollywood and English, contemporary and class throughout the course of my wedding. He created a relaxed and classy atmosphere, managing to keep my 350 guests entertained.

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Nigel's Song list

This list starts with popular requests. For Bollywood tunes please keep scrolling down! If you can't see a piece that you'd like me to play, just let me know!
(Everything I do) I do it for you (Bryan Adams)
(Sitting on) The dock of the bay (Otis Redding)
(The) Logical song (Supertramp)
A million love songs (Take that)
A thousand miles (Vanessa Carlton)
A thousand years (Christina Perri)
ABC (The Jackson 5)
Africa (Toto)
After all the loves/Only one life (Michael Feinstein)
After the love has gone (Earth wind and fire)
Against all odds (Take a look at me now) (Phil Collins)
Ain’t no sunshine (Bill Withers)
All cried out (Alison Moyet)
All of me (John Legend)
All of the stars (Ed Sheeran)
All you need is love (The Beatles)
Alone (Glee)
Always (Atlantic Star)
Always on my mind (Elvis Presley)
American pie (Don Mclean)
An Englishman in New York (Sting)
Angela (Theme from taxi) (Bob James)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Another day in paradise (Phil Collins)
At last (Etta James)
Baker street (Gerry Rafferty)
Band of gold (Freda Payne)
Beautiful (Akon)
Beauty and the beast (Beth Fowler)
Because you loved me (Celine Dion)
Being with you (Smokey Robinson)
Blackbird (Singing in the dead of night) (The Beatles)
Broken wings (Mr Mister)
Brown eyed girl (Van Morrison)
Can you feel the love tonight (Elton John)
Can’t help falling in love (Elvis Presley)
Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)
Chasing cars (Snow Patrol)
Chasing pavements (Adel)
Cherish (Kool and the gang)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Clown (Emeli Sande)
Come together (The Beatles)
Dance away (Roxy music)
Dancing in the moonlight (King harvest)
Days (The kinks)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don’t go breaking my heart (Elton John)
Don’t know why (Norah Jones)
Don’t let the sun go down on me (Elton John)
Don’t look back in anger (Oasis)
Don’t stop believing (Glee)
Don’t stop me now (Queen)
Don’t you forget about me (Simple minds)
Drift away (Dobie Gray)
Easy (The Commodores)
Endless Love (Lionel Richie)
Every little thing she does is magic (The police)
Everybody hurts (R.E.M.)
Everybody wants to rule the world (Tears for fears)
Everything (Michael Buble)
Fast car (Tracy Chapman)
Feel like making love (Roberta Flack)
Feeling good (Michael Buble)
Fire and rain (James Taylor)
Fireflies (Owl City)
Fix you (Coldplay)
Flying without wings (Ruben Studdard)
Forget you (Glee)
God only knows (Beach boys)
Goodbye to love (The Carpenters)
Greatest day (Take that)
Gymnopedies (Eric Satie
Half the world away (Aurora)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Hallelujah, I love him so (Eva Cassidy)
Handbags and gladrags (Rod Stewart)
Have I told you lately? (Van Morrison)
Haven’t met you yet (Michael Buble)
He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother (The Hollies)
Heal the world (Michael Jackson)
Heart of glass (Blondie)
Heaven is a place on earth (Belinda Carlisle)
Hello (Adele)
Here comes the sun (The Beatles)
Hero (Mariah Carey)
Hey Ya (Outkast)
High (The Lighthouse family)
History (One direction)
Ho Hey (The Lumineers)
Holding back the years (Simply red)
Hometown glory (Adele)
Hotel California (The Eagles
How am I supposed to live without you (Michael Bolton)
How do I live (Leann Rimes)
How long will I love you? (Ellie Goulding)
How sweet it is to be loved b y you (Marvin Gaye)
How to save a life (The fray)
Human (The killers)
I don’t want to miss a thing (Aerosmith)
I feel the earth move (Carole King)
I Giorni (Ludovico Einaudi)
I got you babe (Sonny and Cher)
I gusee that’s why they call it the blues (Elton John)
I heard it through the grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
I say a little prayer (Aretha Franklin)
I wanna dance with somebody (Whitney Houston)
I want to know what love is (Foreigner)
I want you back (Jackson 5)
I was made for lovin’ you (Kiss)
I’ll be there (Jackson 5)
I’ll have to say I love you in a song (Jim Croce)
I’m not in love (10cc)
I’m still standing (Elton John)
If I ain’t got you (Alicia Keys)
If I could turn back time (Cher)
If tomorrow never comes (Garth brooks)
If you don’t know me by now (Seal)
If you leave me now (Chicago)
If you’re not the one (Daniel Bedingfield)
In the air tonight (Phil Collins)
In Un’Altra Vita (Ludovico Einaudi)
It must be love (Madness)
It must have been love (Roxette)
It’s still rock and roll to me (Billy Joel)
It’s too late (Carole King)
Jar of hearts (Christina Perri)
Jealous guy (John Lennon)
Just the way you are (Bruno Mars)
Just when I needed you most (Dolly Parton)
Kiss from a rose (Seal)
Lay lady lay (Bob dylan)
Let me entertain you (Robbie Williams)
Let’s stay together (Al Green)
Listen to your heart (Roxette)
Livin’ on a prayer (Bon Jovi)
Love don’t live here anymore (Rose Royce)
Love is all around (Wet wet wet)
Love is easy (McFly)
Love me like you (Little mix)
Love yourself (Justin Bieber)
Lovely day (Bill Withers)
Lovin’ you (Minnie Riperton)
Mad world (Gary Jules)
Make it with you (Bread)
Make you feel my love (Adele)
Mandy (Barry Manilow)
Manic Monday (The Bangles)
Marry you (Bruno Mars)
Mr Bojangles (Nina Simone)
My heart will go on (Celine Dion)
My life (Billy Joel)
Never let her slip away (Andrew Gold)
New York state of mind (Billy Joel)
Next to me (Emili Sande)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O’Conner)
One day I’ll fly away (Joe Sample)
One fine day (The Chiffons)
Ordinary people (John Legend)
Our house (Madness)
Pack up (Eliza Doolittle)
Paradise (Coldplay)
Payphone (Maroon 5)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Piano man (Billy Joel)
Proud Mary (Glee)
Put your records on (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Rainy days and Mondays (The Carpenters)
Reach out I’ll be there (The four tops)
Reunited (Dino Fekaris)
Rhythm of the night (Debarge)
Right here waiting (Richard Marx)
River flows in you (Yiruma)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Rock with you (Michael Jackson)
Rocket man (Elton John)
Rosanna (Toto)
Rule the world (Take that)
Run (Leona Lewis)
Save the best for last (Vanessa Williams)
Say you won’t let go (James Arthur)
Say you, say me (Lionel Richie)
September (Earth wind and fire)
Set fire to the rain (Adele)
Shape of you (Ed Sheeran)
She (Elvis Costello)
She’s always a woman (Billy Joel)
She’s the one (Robbie Williams)
Shine (Take that)
Skinny love (Birdy)
Skyfall (Adele)
Slide away (Oasis)
Smile (Lily Allen)
Somebody to love (Queen)
Someone like you (Adele)
Someone like you (Dina Carroll)
Something (The Beatles)
Something about you (Level 42)
Somewhere only we know (Keane)
Song for Guy (Elton John)
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Sorry seems to be the hardest word (Elton John)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Stars (Simply red)
Stay (Rihanna)
Stay with me (Sam Smith)
Still falling for you (Ellie Goulding)
Street life (The Crusaders)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet child O’mine (Guns n’ Roses)
Sweet dreams are made of this (Eurythmics)
Sweet love (Anita Baker)
Tainted love (Soft Cell)
Take my breath away (Berlin)
Take on me (a-ha)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
That’s what friends are for (Burt Bacharach)
The Climb (Millie Cyrus)
The closest thing to crazy (Katie Melua)
The greatest love of all (Whitney Houston)
The living years (Mike and the mechanics)
The look of love (Burt Bacharach)
The power of love (Celine Dion)
The scientist (Coldplay)
The sun always shines on TV (a-ha)
The way it is (Bruce Hornsby)
Then you look at me (Celine Dion)
There must be an angel (Eurythmics)
They don’t know (Kirsty MacColl)
Thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran)
This guy’s in love with you (Herb Alpert)
This year’ love (David Gray)
Time after time (Cyndi Lauper)
Total eclipse of the hears (Bonnie Tyler)
Trouble (Coldplay)
True (Spandau Ballet)
Turning tables (Adele)
Two out of three ain’t bad (Meatloaf)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Wait for you (Elliott Yamin)
Walk on by (Dionne Warwick)
Walking on sunshine (Katrina and the waves)
Wasn’t expecting that (Jamie Lawson)
We belong together (Mariah Carey)
We have all the time in the world (John Barry)
We’ve only just begun (The Carpenters)
Weather with you (Crowded House)
What becomes of the broken hearted (Jimmy Ruffin)
What the world needs now is love (Steve Tyrell)
When you say nothing at all (Alison Krauss)
Where did our love go (The Supremes)
Wings (Birdy)
Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You and me (Lifehouse)
You are not alone (Michael Jackson)
You make me feel brand new (The stylistics)
You might need somebody (Randy Crawford)
You’re all that matters to me (Curtis Stigers)
You’re beautiful (James Blunt)
You’re so vain (Carly Simon)
You’ve got a friend (Carole King)
Aahun Aahun
Aa Bhi Ja
Aankhon Se Utri
Aa Meri Jaan
Aa oh na
Aawaara Bhanvre
Ager Tum Mil Jao
Ajeeb Daastaan
Bakhuda Tumhi Ho Bekarar Karke
Bheege hont tere
Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale Chandan Sa Badan
Chand Sitare Phool aur khushboo Chocolate, lime juice
Chookar Mere Man
Churaliya Hai
Dekha Hazaro Dafaa Dheere Dheere
Dhoom machaale Dil dey diya
Dil Ke Jaronkonse Dil ne ye kaha
Dil to paagal
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Ek Shararat hone ko hai Gerua
Hai Apna Dil
Hum Chup Hain
Hum Ko Hami Se Humko sirf tumse
Ishq Sufiyana
Jaa Ne ja
Janam Janam
Jaoon Kahan
Jeena Yahan
Kabbi Alvida
Kabhi Kabhie
Kabhi Alvida naa kehna Kahin Door Jab Din Kal ho na ho
Kal raat ho gayee
Kaho Na Pyar Hai
Kate nahin kat te
Khabi kushi khabie gham
Khilte Hain gul yahan Khushiyan aur gum
Kuch Na Kaho
Kuch Kuch Hota hai
Main hoon na
Main koi aisa
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
Mann Ki Lagan
Mera jootha hai
Mere Beegi beeghisi
Mere Humsafar
Mere khwabon ka hare k naqsh.. Mere Rang mein
Mere mehbooba Mohay bool Gaye Mujhe rang de Na ye chand hoga Pal pal
Papa keheten hai
Pehala Nasha
Piu bole
Pukarta Chata Hoon Mein Pyaar diwana
Raat ki Hatheli Par Roja jaaneman Saiyaara
Sanam Re
Sochenge thume
Surili Akhiyon Wale Tere mast mast do nain Tere bina zindagi
Tere bina jiya jaaye na Tereliye
Teri Meri
Tu cheez badi hai mast mast Tum dilki dhadkan
Tum Hi Ho
Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum Tu hi meri shab hai
Tu mere saamne
Tuje Deka To Ye Jaana Tujh mein rab dikhta hai
Tu tu hai wahi
Wo ladki jo
Ye Kaali Kaali
Yeh galiyan yeh chaubara You are my sonia
Zara sa jhoom loon main Zara Zara

Nigel's 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)£160
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£380
Customer questions

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

Just let me know! I'll let you know if I have any problem with your changed times.

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

Yes I can - and if you prefer you can give me an iPod or any device with a small jack output loaded with your choice of songs and I'll play that through my Bose speaker

How much time do you need to set up?

For setting up the grand piano shell, I like to have around 45 minutes.

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

Yes as long as the piano is in working order and in tune.

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

Yes I'm happy to let you pick any favourite songs.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes - I bring a Nord stage piano which I put into a piano shell for a grand piano look.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I'm happy to do that.
Christmas, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Pop, Covers, Karaoke, Soul, Bollywood, Dixieland
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker, Arranger, Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Accompanist
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