Peter Hughes

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Pianist/Keyboardist/Vocalist with a wide repertoire, range of styles and experience in a multitude of solo and group contexts.
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Piano, Keyboards, Vocoder, Vocals. BA Hons University of Keele (1985). I have been playing live in a diverse range of contexts since 1983, playing most styles of popular music. Currently working with Smooth Connection and The Blue Lion Band, I dep and gig with over a dozen other groups/combinations in addition to playing solo piano for residencies and weddings. I have also been a session musician for several projects. I have a great collection of keyboards and PA, furthering my versatility.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
Christmas, Film / TV music, Drum 'n' Bass, Ambient, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Swing, Jazz fusion, Blues, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Samba, Salsa, Latin, Cuban music, Brazilian music, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Asian music, World music, Cabaret, Ragtime, Barbershop, Originals, Experimental, Rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Classic rock, Synth rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate 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:
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Animateur, Examiner, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Composition teaching, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Peter's Song list

Ain't Misbehavin'
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
All of Me
Almost Like Being in Love
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Bye Bye Blackbird
Change Partners
Cheek to Cheek
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Falling In Love With Love
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia On My Mind
Girl from Ipanema
Have You Met Miss Jones
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Get a Kick Out of You
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
I’ll String Along With You
In The Mood
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
I Only Have Eyes For You
It Had To Be You
It’s Alright With Me
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free (TV Film Theme)
Let’s Do it, Let’s Fall in Love
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Let There Be Love
Like Someone In Love
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Makin’ Whoopee
Moon River
Mr Bojangles
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
My Way
Night and Day
One Note Samba
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Our Love is Here to Stay
Over the Rainbow
Perfect Day
Satin Doll
Shadow of Your Smile
Something Stupid
Take the A Train
Teach Me Tonight
That Old Black Magic
The Lady is a Tramp
The Look of Love
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight
The Wedding March
They Can’t Take that Away From Me
Walking My Baby Back Home
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
When I Fall in Love
You Make Me Feel So Young
You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Pop & Easy Listening
All of Me (John Legend)
And I Love Her
Baker Street
Blueberry Hill
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown Eyed Girl
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Close To You
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Don’t Know Why
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Every Breath You Take
Fields of Gold
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Have I Told You Lately
Here, There and Everywhere
Hey Jude
Hit the Road Jack
Honeysuckle Rose
Hound Dog
House of the Rising Sun
How Deep is Your Love
I’m Yours
I Saw Her Standing There
Isn’t She Lovely
Is This Love
It Must Be Love
It’s Not Unusual
Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Lady in Red
Lady Madonna
Love Is In The Air
Ma Cherie Amour
Make You Feel My Love
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Mas Que Nada
Never Let It Slip Away
New York, New York
New York State of Mind
Nobody Does it Better
On Broadway
Ordinary People
She’s Always a Woman
Something About The Way You Look Tonight
Something In The Way She Moves
Song for Guy
Stuck on You
That’s Amore
The A Team
The Long and Winding Road
The More I See you
The Way It Is
Thinking Out Loud
Three Little Birds
Three Times a Lady
Unchained Melody
Watermark (Enya)
We’ve Only Just Begun
What a Difference a Day Makes
What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Wonderful Tonight
You are So Beautiful
Your Song
You’ve Got a Friend
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (‘Toy Story’)
Classic Soul and R&B
Ain’t Nobody
Ain’t No Sunshine
Angela’s Theme (Theme from ‘Taxi’)
Another Star
Caught Up In The Rapture of Love
Feel Like Makin Love
For Once In My Life
Hallelujah I Love Her So
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Human Nature
I Believe I Can Fly
I Just Called to Say I Love You
I Can See Clearly Now
I’ll Be There
In the Midnight Hour
I Wish
Just the Two of Us
Killing Me Softly
Knock On Wood
Lean On Me
Let’s Stay Together
Lovely Day
My Girl
Never Can Say Goodbye
Oh What A Night
Rock With You
Say a Little Prayer
Simply Said
Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay
Stand By Me
Sweet Love
This Masquerade
What a Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)
When a Man Loves a Woman
With You I’m Born Again
You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Peter's Reviews

From customers:

Mike F
8 years ago

We just wanted to say thank you so much for providing the music for our wedding. Your solo piano arrangements of our requested ceremony music was perfect and many of the guests commented on how “beautiful the music was”. The jazz ballads we requested for the wedding breakfast added class and atmosphere to the meal and again our guests were thoroughly (and vocally) impressed. My dad for one was blown away by your technical ability and has not stopped talking about how great the music was. I personally loved the touch of individual flair you gave to some of the pieces through improvised solos and melodies, it made the whole event feel very personal which we really appreciated. Thanks again for helping to make our day so special, memorable and individual, it simply wouldn’t have been the same without you there.

Beverley R
9 years ago

Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous evening of music at our fundraising Ball at the Lowry last Saturday. All our guests really loved your ‘easy listening’ set during dinner. We received many comments about how great you were and the atmosphere was superb. I would definitely recommend you for future events. Thanks again.

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