Singing pianist

Peter Cole

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Peter is one of London's leading jazz vocalists and pianists with a lively, vibrant, classic swinging style.
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Peter Cole is an award-winning British-Canadian singer-songwriter, jazz pianist, lyricist, and leader of the Peter Cole Trio. Classically trained, he grew up between England and Canada, studied in France, and is now based in London. With his swinging, sophisticated style, punchy piano and suave yet soulful baritone, Peter has played in jazz clubs across the UK and Europe. His trio bring their exuberant energy, sharp suits, and charm to everything from classic songs, rhythm and blues to lush romantic ballads and jazzy takes on modern pop. Inspired by the great American, French and British songwriting traditions, and drawing on influences from indie to folk, Peter is also emerging as a leading singer-songwriter, pianist, and lyricist in the UK. In his career, Peter has shared a stage with Wu-Tang Clan, performed for Sir Ian McKellen, beaten over 8000 other entrants to win the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, opened for Kool & The Gang and been dubbed ‘a very smart guy — my brother in jazz’ by Cornel West. Previous clients include Harrods, the Mayor of London, and many private clubs across the UK, with multiple five-star reviews: ‘fantastic all around… an outstanding musician and a consummate professional… musically he hit the note of the event perfectly… the perfect mood!” Peter’s upcoming EP, Future Classics Vol. 1, set for release in late 2022, boasts original tunes alongside original adaptations and translations of lesser-known French songs.

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Peter's Reviews

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Rostom B
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

I’m so glad we chose Peter to perform at our wedding party. Not only is he a talented singer and piano player, but he also brought great energy to our party. He's not an entertainer; he's an artist and a remarkable individual. He absolutely nailed our request. "La Bohème" by Charles Aznavour. Hearing the original song in French has always held a place in our hearts and Peter really brought it to life. His performance was so heartfelt and sincere that all of our guests started signing along. It's one thing to cover a song. Peter truly made it his own by also creating an English cover of it. Then there was this moment when he sang with one of our guests "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce. It was absolutely amazing. Peter has a way of making everyone feel included and valued. It wasn't a performance; it felt like he was part of the occasion. So a huge shoutout, to Peter! Thank you

Seth P
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic all around, would definitely book again!

Michael G
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Peter and the band were outstanding musicians and consummate professionals. They were well organised, communicative, and punctual. Musically they hit the note of the event perfectly, and the jazz & singing went down incredibly well with everyone at the event. I would happily book Peter & co again, and would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for musical entertainment. Five stars.

Krista F
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Peter was fantastic. Wonderful singing voice arrived on time and our guests loved him ! Highly recommended

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Peter J
8 years ago

Wilton's music hall

Peter T
8 years ago

Frizzante Cafe

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Peter's Song list

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Eb)
All My Loving (D)
Almost Like Being in Love (Ab)
April In Paris (Bb)
As Long As She Needs Me (D)
At Last (Bb)
Baby I’m a Fool (Ab)
Baby What Else Can I Do (F/Eb)
Begin The Beguine (C)
Blue Moon (D)
Born To Be Blue (C)
Cheek to Cheek (Bb)
Can’t We Be Friends (Eb)
Come Fly With Me (C)
Come Rain Come Shine (Bb)
C’est Si Bon (G)
Dance Me To The End of Love (D-)
Don't Worry 'Bout Me (Eb)
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (C)
Embraceable You (G)
Every Time We Say Goodbye (Bb)
Folks Who Live On The Hill, The (C)
For Once In My Life (C)
Georgia On My Mind (C)
Give Me The Simple Life (Bb)
Good Thing Going (Eb)
Great City, The (F-)
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So (G)
Happy Days are Here Again (Ab)
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (Bb)
I Could Have Danced All Night (G)
I Didn't Know What Time It Was (F)
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Eb)
I Love Being Here With You (Bb)
I Love My Wife (F)
I Love Paris (F-)
I Only Have Eyes For You (Bb)
I Want You Back (G)
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (F)
I Wish I Were In Love Again
I Won’t Grow Up (Ab/Bb)
I'm Old Fashioned (F)
I'm Through With Love (Eb)
I've Never Been in Love Before (Ab)
If I Were A Bell (Bb)
Isn't It A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain) (Bb)
Isn't It Romantic? (Db)
Isn’t She Lovely (Bb)
It’s All Right With Me (Dm)
I’ll Be Seeing You (Eb)
I’ve Got You Under My Skin (Eb)
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Eb)
Just One Of Those Things
Just The Way You Are (Eb)
I Walk A Little Faster (F)
Just The Way You Look Tonight (Eb)
Just You, Just Me (C)
L-O-V-E (G)
Let The Good Times Roll (Eb)*
Let There Be Love (Eb)
Let's Face The Music And Dance (A)
Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off (Eb)
Let’s Call It Paris (Ab)
Looking at You
Lot of Livin' To Do, A (Bb)
Mad About The Boy (Dm)
Madrugada (C)
Maggie’s Farm (D)
Moon River (C)
The More I See You (F)
My Baby Just Cares For Me (G)
Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (F/G)
New York, New York (C)
Night and Day (Eb)
On a Clear Day (G)
On the Street Where You Live (C)
One For My Baby (Eb)
One Step Ahead (F)
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (E-)
Petit Fleur (Little Flower) (G-)
Pure Imagination (Eb)
Real Live Girl
Seems Like Old Times (F)
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Bb)
Singin’ in the Rain
Slip Away (A-)
Some things Take a Long Long Time (F)
Some Other Time (C)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Eb)
Still Crazy After All these Years (Eb)
Strangers In The Night (F)
Summer Wind, The (F)
Sunday Kind Of Love, A (E)
Take Five (Eb-)
Tea For Two (Ab)
Tell Me Lies (Ab)*
They All Laughed (Eb)
They Can’t Take That Away From Me (Eb)
Til Then (A)
Time After Time (C)
Tonight You Belong To Me (F)
Unforgettable (G)
Very Thought Of You, The (Eb)
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (Bb)
Waltz For Debby (C)
Way You Look Tonight, The (Eb)
What A Difference A Day Made (Eb)
What a Wonderful World (C)
When in Rome (C)
When You’re Smilin’ (G)
Where or When (G)
While We're Young (C)
Why Try to Change Me Now
Without A Song (Eb)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Ab)
You And The Night And The Music (A-)
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life (F)
You Don't Know What Love Is (F-)
You Got A Friend In Me (Eb)
You Make Me Feel So Young (Bb)
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Am)
You're Gettin' To Be a Habit With Me (D)
Your Mind is on Vacation (Bb)*
Customer questions

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

Just let me know!

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

Yes no problem!

How much time do you need to set up?

30 mins

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


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


Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! If it's tricky this may affect pricing but otherwise no problem!
Classical, Jazz
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Event types:
Christmas party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Transcription, Accompanist
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