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Paul is a highly experienced professional Event Pianist who offers a wide ranging repertoire, including D. Bowie, Adele, Einaudi, Yiruma.
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Manchester
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Paul studied at Salford University, graduating with 1st Class Honours, he majored in Composition and Performance. Since his teens he has worked extensively as a Wedding Pianist, Event Pianist and Keyboard Player in U.K. as well as in countries such as Denmark and Germany. During his time at Salford University he also won the Elgar Howarth Award for Composition. In 2005 Paul co-wrote a huge Dance Track (Luv Is Cool) which was #1 in the Dance charts and record of the week on radio 1(Watch The Videos Below). Since graduating Paul has also lectured in Music at the Manchester College (formerly MANCAT) for 14 years, he holds a Post Graduate Certificate In Academic Practice, and is a member of the Higher Education Authority. At present he teaches Piano at Riffs academy in Marple 3 days a week, as well as continuing to perform on a regular basis. Paul also continues to Arrange and Compose songs in various styles, mostly recently having a Co-Written Classical Crossover track mixed in America by 5 times Grammy winner Brian Vibberts. Paul's repertoire also extends to bespoke arrangements of Classic Dance Anthems such as Children by Robert Miles, and Silence by Delirium ( as liked by Delirium themselves), as well as solo versions of Space Oddity, Starman, My Guitar Gently Weeps, Strawberry Fields, Smalltown Boy, Blue Monday, aswell as Classical / Contemporary works by Einaudi and Yiruma, Palchabel, Bach. Paul will also arrange a bespoke version for solo of a piece of music for your Special Event, in the past for example, this has been a Dance tune arranged for the entrance of the Bride.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

1. ALL I ASK OF YOU
2. ALL OF ME (JOHN LEGEND)
3. ALL OF ME (SWING)
4. ALL TIME LOVE (WILL YOUNG)
5. ALWAYS (BON JOVI)
6. AMAZED
7. AT LAST
8. AUTUMN LEAVES (JAZZY/SWING)
9. ALL THE WAY (JAZZ BALLAD)
10. BEWITCHED,BOTHERED..
11. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT
12. CANON IN D (PALCHABEL)
13. CHASING PAVEMENTS
14. CHILDREN (R.MILES)
15. CHASING CARS
16. COME FLY WITH ME (JAZZY)
17. CRAZY (JAZZ)
18. DAYS OF WINE AND ROSE (JAZZY/SWING)
19. DON’T WANNA MISS A THING
20. DANNY’S BLUES
21. ETERNAL FLAME
22. EVERYTHING I DO, I DO IT FOR YOU
23. FEVER
24. FIELDS OF GOLD
25. GEORGIA ON MY MIND
26. GODFATHER PT 1
27. GODFATHER THEME (PT 2)
28. HALF THE WORLD AWAY (OASIS)
29. HALLELUJAH
30. HEAVEN (D.J.SAMMY CANDLELIGHT VERSION)
31. HELLO (ADELE)
32. HEY JUDE
33. HOW DEEP IS YOU LOVE
34. HOW DO I LIVE
35. IF I A’INT GOT YOU
36. IF I WERE A BOY (BEYONCE)
37. IT HAD TO BE YOU (JAZZ )
38. IT’S MY LIFE (BON JOVI)
39. IMPOSSIBLE (JAMES ARTHUR).
40. I GIORNI (EUINADI)
41. KICK OUT OF YOU (SWING)
42. KISS FROM A ROSE
43. KISS THE RAIN (EINAUDI)
44. LADY IS A TRAMP (SWING)
45. LAY ME DOWN (S. SMITH)
46. LIFE (EINAUDI)
47. LIFE ON MARS (BOWIE)
48. LOVE ACTUALLY (GLASGOW LOVE THEME)
49. LOVE ME LIKE YOU DO
50. LOVE LIFT US UP WHERE WE BELONG
51. LOVE ME TENDER
52. LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO AND JULIET
53. MAD WORLD
54. MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE (ADELE)
55. MERRY XMAS MR LAWRENCE
56. MILLION YEARS AGO (ADELE)
57. MOONGLOW (JAZZY)
58. MY CHERIE AMOUR
59. MY WAY
60. NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD (BLUESY FLEETWOOD MAC)
61. NEFELI (EINAUDI)
62. NUVOLE BIANCHI (EINAUDI)
63. O MIO BABBINO CARO
64. OVER THE RAINBOW
65. ORDINARY PEOPLE (J.LEGEND)
66. PLAYING LOVE (LEGEND OF 1900)
67. PRELUDE IN C (BACH)
68. READ ALL ABOUT IT
69. RIGHT HERE WAITING FOR YOU (R. MARX)
70. RIVER FLOWS IN YOU (YIRUMA)
71. ROLLIN’ IN THE DEEP
72. RULE THE WORLD
73. RUN
74. SHE’S LIKE THE WIND (P.SWAYZE)
75. SHE’S THE ONE (ROBBIE WILLIAMS)
76. SHINDLER’S LIST
77. SHINING SMILE (EINAUDI)
78. SOMEONE LIKE YOU
79. SOMEWHERE OUT THERE
80. SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (KEANE)
81. SONGBIRD
82. SPACE ODDITY
83. STAY WITH ME (S.SMITH)
84. THE WAY WE WERE
85. TITANIUM
86. TROUBLE
87. THOUSAND YEARS
88. THINKIN’ OUT LOUD
89. THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
90. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS
91. UNCHAINED MELODY
92. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
93. WINGS (BIRDY)
94. WITH OR WITHOUT YOU (U2)
95. WONDERFUL TONIGHT
96. WONDERFUL WORLD
97. WHEREVER YOU WILL GO
98. WORDS
99. WRITING’S ON THE WALL (S.SMITH)
100. YESTERDAY
101. YOU DO SOMETHING TO ME (PAUL WELLER)
102. YOUR SONG (ELTON JOHN)
PLUS MORE / INCLUDING JAZZ STANDARDS, MUSICAL THEATRE, CLASSICAL...
Customer questions

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.”

How much time do you need to set up?

Once in the Venue, setting up would normally be maximum 45 mins.

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!

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

Absolutely, I would just need advanced warning so I can put together a set - list....

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely, I have an 88 note Roland Digital Piano, and RCF J MIX 8 DIGITAL MIXER / SPEAKER.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £25 for this service to take into account rehearsal times / preparation 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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£360
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Elizabeth S
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Paul played beautifully and my guests thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you Paul!

Reply from Paul
3 months ago

It was an absolute pleasure....thanks for the lovely, friendly welcome.

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Ben G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Paul was excellent, he arrived in plenty of time and was great at playing. Many people told me how they enjoyed the music.

Reply from Paul
3 months ago

Thanks Ben, it was an absolute pleasure to meet, and play for your guests.

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Vivien C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Helped make the day special

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Anna L
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful musician

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From other customers:

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John N
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Gisburn Rd
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5 out of 5

"It was a superp day, loved every minute of it, and you were superb"...

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Ian B
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Sefton Park Palm House
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5 out of 5

Paul is a very skilled and professional musician built around his passion for music. He used his amazing talents to make a personal rendition of a song we liked for our wedding. Paul listened carefully to our requirements and created the perfect masterpiece on his first edit! A piece of music we will treasure forever. During the wedding breakfast, Paul played a variety of genres and didn't miss a beat. We cannot think of anyone better to trust with this delicate musical element than Paul and wish him all the best in the future. Ian & Helen

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