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Having played piano for over 30 years Peter has been a professional pianist since 2000, playing for weddings and all other functions.
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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Orchestrator, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
A small selection of tracks from my repertoire:
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually - Craig Armstrong
River Runs in You - Einaudi
Pathetique Sonata, 2nd Movement - Beethoven
Sonata in C, K545, 2nd Movement - Mozart
Feeling Good - Nina Simone/Michael Buble
L O V E - Nat King Cole
Autumn Leaves - Jerome Kern
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Misty - Erroll Garner
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Your Song - Elton John
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac/Eva Cassidy
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
How Sweet It Is to be Loved By You - James Taylor/Marvin Gaye
My Girl - Otis Redding/The Temptations
Golden Slumbers - The Beatles
You Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Agadoo - Black Lace
Watermelon In Easter Hay - Frank Zappa
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
And many more! Happy to take special requests at the time of booking, as well as on the night where possible.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Just let me know in the run up to the event - it's usually not a problem at all!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Unfortunately as a solo pianist I would have an amplifier designed to play piano through, not a full PA setup. If, however, you were to book one of my bands (Soul Calibre, or FRiSK), that would definitely be a possibility.
How much time do you need to set up?
If I'm bringing my own piano, 30 minutes at the absolute most. If the piano is in situ, I can walk in off the street and start tinkling away as soon as I get there! :D
If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?
Absolutely - though obviously it's better if it's in tune!
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
When it comes to choosing music, it's generally easier on everybody (you included!) if you let me know one or two songs you particularly want, (or particularly *don't* want!). Otherwise, I have a wide repertoire of music that is bound to please all your guests, regardless of taste.
Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?
I am indeed. I bring my own electric piano and amplifier. PAT tested and fully insured.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
I can indeed - within a reasonable number! And in the case of a wedding, of course I will gladly learn anything you want to walk in/out to, or for the signing of the register. Wedding procession music is one of my favourite parts of the job!
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Always playing with a smile. I am also an experienced improviser, which comes in handy when walking down the aisle takes longer or shorter than expected - my job is to make sure there are no uncomfortable silences and you're feeling totally confident! Dealing with the more unusual song requests!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have had residencies at several London and Surrey clubs and restaurants, but my favourite was always the Brasserie Zedel in Piccadilly. It would be impossible to pick a favourite wedding venue, but I always have a soft spot for Great Fosters in Egham, Surrey.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
My absolute favourites are Prince, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Björk, and Nick Drake... but as far as pianists go you can't beat Billy Joel, Elton John, Oscar Peterson, or Vince Guaraldi. And check out Blossom Dearie sometime - lovely player!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Never mind profile; I'm going to be cheesy and say the high point was my own wedding. My wife and I wanted an obscure Prince track for her entrance ("Venus de Milo" - absolutely beautiful!), so I recorded a version specially for her. Soppy, and proud of it!
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£200|
|Up to 2 hours||£300|
|Up to 3 hours||£400|
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