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From performing with Boy George & Tinie Tempah to HUNDREDS of events/weddings/concerts OKIEM has done it all! Book the top pianist in the UK
Pianist
Leicester
Public liability insurance of £5 million

Hi - I'm Okiem! I'm a pianist and also a composer and would love to be a part of your special day or event. I perform pretty much everywhere from people’s living rooms, to small cafes, through to stunning Italian Palaces (Palazzo Colonna) and even for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Before performing at events and weddings I toured for over 10 years on keyboards for various world class artists including Leona Lewis, Boy George, Idris Elba (studio) and Tinie Tempah so I learnt a lot from working closely with some of the top performers in music. Please get in touch if you’re considering live music or a virtual performance (Live or Pre-recorded) - I’d love to assist and hopefully add a great element to what you’re planning. I perform solo on the piano and I have a portable setup complete with a baby grand piano shell and PA system. If you want to add a violinist and/or cellist or even a small orchestra I can provide that as well. On the corporate side I’ve performed at private dinners, small fashion shows through to bigger more high impact performances for brands like HSBC, AirBnb, at Wimbledon and for Range Rover. So big events/weddings, smaller ones, and all stops in between - let’s make it special.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
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:
Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Classical, Classical crossover, Electronic, Ambient, EDM, Electronica, House, Ibiza club, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, R&B, Top 40, Soul, World music, Bollywood, French music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Corporate event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private 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, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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Song list

Adele - Someone Like You
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Hello
Adele - Hometown Glory
Adele - Skyfall
Adele - Rolling in The Deep
Aashiqui - Tum Hi Ho
Aerosmith - Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
A Great Big World - Say Something
Aladdin - A Whole New World
Alan Walker - Faded
Al Green - Let’s Stay Together
Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Theme
Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Alicia Keys - New York State Of Mind
Alicia Keys - Fallin’
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Andrea Bocelli - Caruso
Andrea Bocelli - Time To Say Goodbye
Aretha Franklin - Over The Rainbow
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Beauty & The Beast - Tale As Old As Time
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven - Ode To Joy
Beyonce - Halo
Beyonce - If I Were A Boy
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Blue/Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bryan Adams - Everything I do I do For You
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
Cheryl Cole - Fight For This Love
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli - The Prayer
Coolio - Gangsters Paradise
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Paradise
Coldplay - Clocks
Craig Armstrong - Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
David Guetta/Sia - Titanium
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Debussy - Clair De Lune
Des’Ree - Kissing You
Disclosure - Latch
DJ Sammy - Heaven
Diana Ross/Lionel Ritchie - Endless Love
Dr Dre - Still Dre
Drake - Moment For Life
Drake - Hotline Bling
Duke Ellington - Take the A Train
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Elton John - Your Song
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Emeli Sande - Breaking The Law
Emeli Sande - Read All About It
Enya - So I Could Find My Way
Enya - Only Time
Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Errol Garner - Misty
Final Fantasy - Prelude
Final Fantasy - To Zanarkland
Florence & The Machine - You’ve Got The Love
Foo Fighters - Best Of You
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Frozen - Let It Go
Game Of Thrones - Theme Song
Garry Jules - Mad World
George Ezra - Budapest
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
George Gershwin - Summertime
George Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Greatest Showman - Never Enough
Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
Greatest Showman - From Now On
Greatest Showman - Rewrite The Stars
Greatest Showman - This Is Me
Hans Zimmer - Gladiator Rhapsody
Henri Mancini - Moon River
Hiroaki Sano - Last Train Home ~ Still Far
James Arthur - Impossible
James Arthur - Say You Won’t Let Go
Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi - Despacito
James Bay - Hold Back The River
John Legend - Ordinary People
John Legend - All Of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
James Blunt - You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz - I Won’t Give Up
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Jessie J - Who You Are
Jessis J - Price Tag
JLS - Love You More
Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves
Kanye West/Rihanna - All Of The Lights
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow
Leona Lewis - Run
Leona Lewis - Better In Time
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche
Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni
Ludovico Einaudi - Divenire
Ludovico Einaudi - Earth Prelude
Labrinth/Emeli Sande - Beneath Your Beautiful
Labrinth - Let The Sun Shine
Lionel Ritchie - Hello
Macklemore - Can’t Hold Us Down
Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin’
Maroon 5 - Girls Like You
Maroon 5 - This Love
Michael Nyman - The Heart Asks Pleasure First
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Maroon 5 - This Love
Mariah Carey - Hero
Mariah Carey - Butterfly
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Michael Buble - Haven’t Met You Yet
Michael Jackson - Earth Song
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Michael Bolton - When A Man Loves A Woman
Oasis - Wonderwall
One Direction - Little Things
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
One Republic/Timabland - Apologize
Pachabel - Canon in D
Pharrell - Happy
Prince - Purple Rain
Rascal Flatts - Broken Road
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Rebecca Ferguson - Nothing Real But Love
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna - We Found Love
R.Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
Robin Thicke - Lost Without You
Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Roberta Flack - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
Richard Rogers - My Funny Valentine
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sam Smith - I’m Not The Only One
Sam Smith - Good At Goodbyes
Schubert - Ave Maria
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Sia - Chandelier
Sia - Titanium
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Sting - Shape Of My Heart
Spice Girls - Viva Forever
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stereophonics - Handbags & Gladrags
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Take That - Rule The World
Tinie Tempah - Written In The Stars
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - When I’m 64
The Fray - How To Save A Life
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Script - Falling To Pieces
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
The Weekend - Blinding Lights
U2 - With Or Without You
U2 - Beautiful Day
Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston - Greatest Love Of All
Yann Tiersen - Comptine D’Un Autre Été
Yann Tiersen - Mother’s Journey
Yiruma - River Flows in You/Bella’s Lullaby (Twilight)
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hedsor House Wimbledon Blenheim Palace Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium De Vere Beaumont Estate Rivington Hall Barn The Grove, Watford West Mill, Derby Berkeley Castle The British Museum Chiddingstone Castle The Design Museum Somerset House Hampton Manor Eastnor Castle

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

The most high profile weddings I've played for have been for a premiership football player over in Tuscany and an A-List Hollywood actress (but I'm not allowed to say who!) .. I'll tell you when you make a booking :)

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. If you have a specific Spotify playlist that is ideal but I can choose something suitable if not.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time to give plenty of time to set up, get the car parked and have a good sound check to make sure everything sounds perfect.

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

Yes, of course - I'd highly recommend getting it tuned beforehand.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own top of the range digital piano or if there is a piano available there at your venue I'm more than happy to play that acoustically.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes - no problem at all. I'd just need a Youtube or Spotify link and I can prepare that for you. There is a small fee of £30 per song for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

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)£300
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£450

Add-ons

Okiem Trio
+£800
Okiem & The Infinity Orchestra
+£3500

Reviews

From customers:

Donna H, 2 years ago

Okiem was early to arrive, very polite, impeccably dressed and very smiley and approachable. He played non-stop for 2 hours bar 10 minutes to eat the food we offered him. His playing was professional and seamless and fitted our afternoon tea perfectly. All our guests thought it was lovely but most of all my mum thought it was lovely. I would definitely hire Okiem again, maybe for MY wedding. Many thanks for making our special birthday afternoon celebrations, perfect.

Katie G, 1 year ago

Okiem was amazing, he plays the piano beautifully and is a very lovely man. Our wedding guests were amazed by him and he even plays requests, thank you so much. I would definitely recommend.

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