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Pete Pethers

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Pianist
Stanford-le-Hope
I have been playing and singing for many years and would love the opportunity to play at your wedding, event or bar. I won't disappoint.

I have been playing for 50 years. I am a professional music teacher playing guitar and piano. I had the pleasure of being Ruti's guitar tutor at the local 6th form college for about 18 months. A truly great person who went on to win The Voice in 2018 with Tom Jones as her Mentor. I have played and sung in many bands through the years but now looking to provide solo entertainment. I own my own white baby grand piano which is available for your event.

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:
Pop, Covers, Ambient pop, Vintage, Bossa nova, Salsa
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

• Moon River
• Almost Like Falling in love
• Fly me to the moon
• Slow Boat to China
• You Don’t Know Me
• Let There be Love
• L.O.V.E (Love)
• Route 66
• This Guy’s in love
• Unforgettable
• San Francisco (I left my heart)
• Georgia (on my mind)
• What a difference a day makes
• Walk on by
• Autumn Leaves
• Smoke gets in your eyes
• When I fall in love
Old Time
• We’ll meet again
• Underneath the arches
• Side by Side
• Come home Bill Bailey
• White Cliffs
• Heart of my heart
• Always hurt one you love
• Bye Bye Blackbird
• Singing the Blues
• Sally pride of out alley
• Apple Blossom Time
• Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
• You made me love you
• Danny boy
• Fings Aint W/Used to Be
• Smile
Musicals various (Instrumental)
• Maria
• Somewhere
• A whole new world
• Don’t cry for me Argentina
• Memory
Musicals
• Cheek to Cheek
• Lady is a tramp
• The street where you live
• Singin in the rain
• Summer holiday
• Bring me sunshine
• Clouds (Both Sides Now)
• Windmills of my mind
• Send in the Clowns
• The time of my life
• We said we wouldn’t look back
• Phantom (Theme)
• Music of the night (Phantom)
• All I ask of you (Phantom)
• Love changes everything
• Sisters
Les Miserable (Instrumental)
• Look down
• At the end of the day
• Castle in the Air
• Do you hear the people sing
• Drink with me
• Empty chairs
• Master of the House
• I dreamed a dream
• A Little fall of rain
• Cosette
• Come to me
• Bring Him Home
Ed Sheeran
• Thinking out loud (Guitar)
• Perfect
• Castle on the Hill
• Photograph
• Shape of You
ABBA
• Mama Mia
• SOS
• Knowing Me Knowing You
• Dancing Queen
• Winner Takes it All
Elton John
• Song for Guy
• Your Song
Piano Ballads/Others #1
• I Can’t make you love me
• Highways of my life
• Against all odds
• Alone again naturally
• Always and forever
• I knew I Loved You
• All of Me
• Heaven
• Amazed (Lonestar)
• Mustang Sally
• Angels
• Desperado
• Don’t stop believing
• Living on a Prayer
• Run (Snow Patrol)
• Always (Atlantic Starr)
Coldplay
• Clocks
• The Scientist
• Fix You
• Yellow
• In My Place
Classical Extracts
• Mozart/Beethoven
• Ode to Joy
• Sonata #11
• Pachobelle’s Canon C
• Fur Elise
Beatles
• Ticket to Ride
• Day Tripper
• A Hard Day’s Night
• Blackbird (Guitar)
• Yesterday (Guitar)
• Hey Jude
• Let it be
• The long and winding road
Lionel Ritchie
• Hello
• Stuck on You
• Three Times a Lady
• Love will find a way
• Easy
Simply Red
• Holding back the years
• Babies
• Stars
• Something got me started
Adele
• Make You Feel My Love
• Someone Like You
• Hello
Stevie Wonder
• My Cherie Amour
• You and I
• You are the Sunshine of my Life
Carpenters
• We’ve Only Just Begun
• Close to You
Nat King Cole/Crooners
• Moon River
• Almost Like Falling in love
• Fly me to the moon
• Slow Boat to China
• You Don’t Know Me
• Let There be Love
• L.O.V.E (Love)
• Route 66
• This Guy’s in love
• Unforgettable
• San Francisco (I left my heart)
• Georgia (on my mind)
• What a difference a day makes
• Walk on by
• Autumn Leaves
• Smoke gets in your eyes
• When I fall in love
Old Time
• We’ll meet again
• Underneath the arches
• Side by Side
• Come home Bill Bailey
• White Cliffs
• Heart of my heart
• Always hurt one you love
• Bye Bye Blackbird
• Singing the Blues
• Sally pride of out alley
• Apple Blossom Time
• Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
• You made me love you
• Danny boy
• Fings Aint W/Used to Be
• Smile
Ed Sheeran
• Thinking out loud (Guitar)
• Perfect
• Castle on the Hill
• Photograph
• Shape of You
ABBA
• Mama Mia
• SOS
• Knowing Me Knowing You
• Dancing Queen
• Winner Takes it All
Elton John
• Song for Guy
• Your Song
Piano Ballads/Others #1
• I Can’t make you love me
• Highways of my life
• Against all odds
• Alone again naturally
• Always and forever
• I knew I Loved You
• All of Me
• Heaven
• Amazed (Lonestar)
• Mustang Sally
• Angels
• Desperado
• Don’t stop believing
• Living on a Prayer
• Run (Snow Patrol)
• Always (Atlantic Starr)
Coldplay
• Clocks
• The Scientist
• Fix You
• Yellow
• In My Place
Guitar Songs
• Romeo and Juliet
• Free falling
• Time After Time
• You Say nothing at all
• Wonderwall
• Half the World Away
• Shotgun
• Heartbeats
• Hotel California
• Little Wing
• Vincent
• American Pie
• Waterloo Sunset
Neil Sedaka
• Laughter in the Rain
• Hungry Years
• Breaking up is hard to do
• Oh Carol
• Love will keep us together
• Calendar Girl
GENERAL
• Happy Birthday/Auld Lang Syne
• New York New York
Musicals various (Instrumental)
• Maria
• Somewhere
• A whole new world
• Don’t cry for me Argentina
• Memory
Musicals
• Cheek to Cheek
• Lady is a tramp
• The street where you live
• Singin in the rain
• Summer holiday
• Bring me sunshine
• Clouds (Both Sides Now)
• Windmills of my mind
• Send in the Clowns
• The time of my life
• We said we wouldn’t look back
• Phantom (Theme)
• Music of the night (Phantom)
• All I ask of you (Phantom)
• Love changes everything
• Sisters
Les Miserable (Instrumental)
• Look down
• At the end of the day
• Castle in the Air
• Do you hear the people sing
• Drink with me
• Empty chairs
• Master of the House
• I dreamed a dream
• A Little fall of rain
• Cosette
• Come to me
• Bring Him Home
2/3
Classical Extracts
• Mozart/Beethoven
• Ode to Joy
• Sonata #11
• Pachobelle’s Canon C
• Fur Elise
Beatles
• Ticket to Ride
• Day Tripper
• A Hard Day’s Night
• Blackbird (Guitar)
• Yesterday (Guitar)
• Hey Jude
• Let it be
• The long and winding road
Lionel Ritchie
• Hello
• Stuck on You
• Three Times a Lady
• Love will find a way
• Easy
Simply Red
• Holding back the years
• Babies
• Stars
• Something got me started
Adele
• Make You Feel My Love
• Someone Like You
• Hello
Stevie Wonder
• My Cherie Amour
• You and I
• You are the Sunshine of my Life
Carpenters
• We’ve Only Just Begun
• Close to You
3/3
Piano Ballads Soul #2
• Ordinary People
• When I was your man (Bruno)
• Everything I Do I do for you
• Everything (Buble)
• Stay With Me
• Crazy
• Girl From Ipanema
• Just the Way You Are
• Moondance
• Have I told you lately
• Crazy Love
• Misty
• Me and Mrs Jones
• Earth Angel
• Fields of Gold
• How Long Will I Love You
• How Sweet It Is To Be Loved
• Right here waiting for you
• So Amazing
• Walk Between the Raindrops
• A Million Dreams (Instrumental)
• A Thousand Years (Instrumental)
Customer questions

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

I always try our 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.

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

I would provide this free during my set time. No problem.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 1 hour

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

I would prefer to use my own piano as it provides other functions including my vocal inputs. However, it could be that if playing at a certain event (e.g Church) use of the piano at the venue would make sense, but I would like to check out tuning first - some pianos can be notoriously out of tune or in a bad condition.

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

Yes. You can also suggest other new pieces if you give me time to learn them.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, including the beautiful white baby grand piano shell

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Variety, friendliness and quality. I ensure that each performance is tailored for the specific audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

5 wedding receptions and 3 personal parties.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Neil Sedaka and The Beatles perhaps - but many others.

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

Don't laugh, but I was on Junior Showtime back in the 1970's. More recently, my band were the support for comedian Stan Boardman (famous for his "Germans" jokes).

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£320
Up to 3 hours£480

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Sue S, 1 year ago

I am pleased to be providing a reference for Pete Pethers following his performances for us at the Billericay Baptist Church’s annual “Holiday at Home” (Two days of frivolous rest-bite for the over 70’s in our community) After only a couple of brief phone calls Pete was immediately on board with our vision. He instinctively knew what the occasion required & went above & beyond what we requested of him, providing a charismatic and entertaining performance over the two days. He performed a broad selection of songs ranging from quieter background medleys to lively uplifting sing-along’s in which he engaged the whole audience. I would like to commend him on his professionalism & his presentation was impeccable. It was a pleasure to work with him & we are so pleased that Pete is returning to perform for us again this year as he is well loved by the audience.

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Alan B, 3 years ago

I employed Peter Pethers to provide live background music and entertainment during the meal at my daughter’s wedding a few years ago. Peter played and sang for about three hours. The music was not too loud and intrusive but provided a perfect background for the meal to make our hundred plus guests feel relaxed and happy. This was exactly what I had asked Peter to provide. Following this event I know that Peter received several enquires from our guests to perform at other events. Peter is a thorough professional in terms of both performance and reliability and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

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