Philip Blandford

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Specialising in weddings, early jazz, classical. Excellent sight reader and improviser.
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​With 20 years experience of professional music work, a degree in Music from Bristol University and an Advanced Certificate from the Associated Board (equivalent to today's DipABRSM), I can provide music for any occasion in Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales or further afield. I have a repertoire of hundreds of songs from the last hundred years or so, from swinging jazz classics by the likes of Gershwin and Duke Ellington, through the master rock and soul songwriters of the sixties and seventies like the Beatles and Stevie Wonder, right down to modern classics by John Legend and The Weeknd. An accomplished classical pianist, I can play advanced repertoire at short notice. From this vast array I can craft a set for any situation, whether it be gentle ballads for candlelight, or something more lively for post-wedding ceremony drinks. With my indefatigable stride left-hand technique, I can be a self-contained rhythm section creating the atmosphere of the prohibition era! As an excellent sight reader and gifted improviser with an ability to transpose (without using the button on the keyboard!) I am also an ideal accompanist for singers or other performers. I play in several traditional jazz bands, so if an authentic 'hot' sound is required for your occasion, that can be arranged! Likewise, with my extensive network of contacts, I can create a small jazz ensemble of any size tailored to the event. Alternately, if you want to combine ancient and modern, please consider my Postmodern Jukebox-inspired band Trip For Biscuits.

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Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Dixieland, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Vintage
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist
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Philip's Song list

Across The Universe - Beatles
After You've Gone - Creamer/Layton
Against All Odds - Phil Collins
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain't She Sweet - Yeller/Agen
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
Air That I Breathe, The - Hollies
Airegin - Sonny Rollins
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin
Alfie - Burt Bacharach
Alice In Wonderland - Sammy Fain
Alison - Elvis Costello
All Blues - Miles Davis
All I Ask Of You - Andrew Lloyd Webber
All I Care About Is Love - Kander/Ebb
All I Do Is Dream Of You - Freed/Brown
All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
All I've Got To Do - Beatles
All My Life - K-Ci and Jojo
All My Loving - Beatles
All Of Me - John Legend
All Of Me - Marks/Simons
All That Jazz - John Kander
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
All Through The Day - Jerome Kern
All Throught The Night - Cole Porter
Almost Like Being In Love - Jay Lerner
Am I Blue? - Harry Akst
America - Simon and Garfunkel
And I Love Her - Beatles
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Angel Eyes - Frank Sinatra
Angels - Robbie Williams
Annie's Song - John Denver
Anthropology - Charlie Parker
Any Dream Will Do - Lloyd Webber
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Anything Is Possible - Will Young
Aren't You Kind Of Glad We Did - George Gershwin
Arrivederci Roma - Dean Martin
Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) - Burt Bacharach
As Long As He Needs Me - Lionel Bart
As Tears Go By - Rolling Stones
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
At Last - Harry Warren
At Long Last Love - Cole Porter
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Autumn Nocturne - Josef Myrow
Baby Can I Hold You - Tracy Chapman
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Clarence Williams
Back For Good - Take That
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly
Ballade Pour Adeline - Richard Clayderman
Bare Necessities, The - Terry Gilkyson
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Beautiful Love - Victor Young
Beauty School Drop Out - Jacobs/Casey
Because - Beatles
Because My Baby Don't Mean Maybe Now - Henderson
Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
Begin The Beguine - Cole Porter
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen - Anon
Beneath Your Beautiful - Labrinth
Bernie's Tune - Bernie Miller
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazquez
Bess, You Is My Woman - George Gershwin
Best Is Yet To Come, The - Cy Coleman
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea - Harold Arlen
Bewitched - Rodgers/Hart
Big Spender - Cy Coleman
Bill - Jerome Kern
Bill Bailey - Hughie Cannon
Birth Of The Blues - De Silva/Brown/Hende
Black Bottom - Perry Bradford
Black Hills Of Dakota, The - Sammy Fain
Black Orpheus - Luiz Bonfa
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Blackbird - Beatles
Blame It On The Sun - Stevie Wonder
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Blue Champagne - Watts/Ryerson/Eaton
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
Blue Moon - Rodgers/Hart
Blue Room - Rodgers/Hart
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
Blue Train - John Coltrane
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Blues (My Naughty Sweetie) - N Swanstone
Bluesette - Toots Thieleman
Bookends - Simon and Garfunkel
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams - Harry Warren
Boxer, The - Simon and Garfunkel
Breaking Hearts - Elton John
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon/Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Buddy Bolden's Blues - Jelly Roll Morton
But Not For Me - Gershwin
Button Up Your Overcoat - De Sylva/Brown/Hende
By Strauss - George Gershwin
Bye Bye Blackbird - Henderson/Dixon
Bye Bye Bye - NSYNC
Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
Cakewalking Babies From Home - Clarence Williams
California Dreaming - Mamas And Papas
Can I Forget You - Jerome Kern
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Can You Read My Mind - John Williams
Can't Buy Me Love - Beatles
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man - Jerome Kern
Can't Stop The Beat - Marc Shaiman
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams
Can't We Be Friends - Kay Swift
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Careless Whisper - Wham
Caroline No - Beach Boys
Castle On A Cloud - Claude-Michel Schoen
Cavatina - John Williams
Change Partners - Irving Berlin
Chanson d'Amour - Manhattan Transfer
Charleston - Johnson/Mack
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Cherokee - Ray Noble
Chicago - Fred Fisher
Children - Robert Miles
Chinatown, My Chinatown - Jean Schwartz
Chiquitita - ABBA
Claire de Lune - Debussy
Clap Yo' Hands - George Gershwin
Clarinet Marmalade - ODJB
Climb Every Mountain - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Climb, The - Miley Cyrus
Close To You - Carpenters
Closest Thing To Crazy - Katy Mehlua
Cock-Eyed Optimist, A - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Come Dance With Me - Jimmy Van Heusen
Come Fly With Me - Jimmy Van Heusen
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Harold Arlen
Confirmation - Charlie Parker
Coquette - Carmen Lombardo
Corcocovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Crazy Rhythm - Meyer/Kahn
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Crying - Roy Orbison
Cute - Neil Hefti
Dancing In The Dark - Arthur Schwartz
Daniel - Elton John
Darktown Strutters' Ball - Shelton Brooks
Darn That Dream - Jimmy Van Heusen
Daydream Believer - Monkees
Days - Kinks
Deadwood Stage, The - Sammy Fain
Dear Old Stockholm - Miles Davis
Delilah - Tom Jones
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Jule Styne
Dinah - Harry Akst
Do It Again - George Gershwin
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me - Duke Ellington
Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Burt Bacharach
Doctor Jazz - King Oliver
Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Lloyd Webber
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
Don't Go Changing - Billy Joel
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Andre/Schwandt/Kahn
Easy To Love - Cole Porter
Edelweiss - Rodgers/Hammerstein
El Condor Pasa - Simon and Garfunkel
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables - Claude-Michel Schoen
End Of The Road - Boyz II Men
Endless Love - Lionel Richie
Eternal Flame - Bangles
Evergreen - Will Young
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Everybody Hurts - REM
Everybody Loves My Baby - Clarence Williams
Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes - Dean Martin
Everybody's Changing - Keane
Everybody's Talkin' - Harry Nilsson
Everything - Michel Buble
Everything Changes - Take That
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Exactly Like You - Jimmy Hugh
Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin
Feelin' Groovy - Simon/Garfunkel
Feelings - Louis Gaste
Fella With An Umbrella - Irving Berlin
Fernando - ABBA
Fidgety Feet - ODJB
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fireflies - Owl City
Flaws And All - Beyonce
Foggy Day, A - George Gershwin
Fool On The Hill, The - Beatles
Fool Such As I, A - Elvis
For No One - Beatles
Forrest Gump - Alan Silvestri
Forty Second Street - Harry Warren
Fotografia - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Four - Miles Davis
Free As A Bird - Beatles
Frim Fram Sauce - Nat King Cole
Froggie Moor - Jelly Roll Morton
From A Distance - Bette Midler
From This Moment - Shania Twain
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Getting To Know You - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Girl - Beatles
Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
Go The Distance - Alan Mencken
God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You - NSYNC
Goin' Back - Carole King
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Goody Goody - Matty Malneck
Greatest Day - Take That
Green Dolphin Street - Bronislaw Kaper
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
Guys And Dolls - Frank Loesser
Half The World Away - Oasis
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharell
Happy Talk - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Have You Met Miss Jones - Rodgers/Hart
He Loves And She Loves - Gershwin
Heat Wave - Irving Berlin
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Heebie Jeebies - Louis Armstrong
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Here's That Rainy Day - Jimmy Van Heusen
Here, There and Everywhere - Beatles
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey There - Adler/Ross
Hey There Delilah - Plain White Ts
Hold Me - Oppenheim/Schuster/L
Home - Michel Buble
Homeward Bound - Simon and Garfunkel
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
Honey Bun - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
How Insensitive - Antonio Carlos Jobim
How Little It Matters - Sinatra
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Hundred Years From Today, A - Victor Young
I Believe - Ervin Drake
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me - Jimmy McHugh
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Jimmy Hugh
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
I Could Have Danced All Night - Jay Lerner
I Didnt Know What Time It Was - Rodgers/Hart
I Don't Know How To Love Him - Andrew Lloyd Webber
I Don't Know Why (I Just Do) - Fred Ahlert
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Dreamed A Dream - Claude-Michel Schoen
I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter
I Get Along Without You Very Well - Hoagy Carmichael
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good - Ellington
I Got Plenty Of Nothing - Gershwin
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
I Have Dreamed - Rodgers/Hammerstein
I Hear Music - Lane/Loesser
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Kissed You - Everly Brothers
I Know Him So Well - ABBA
I Left My Heart In San Franciso - Tony Bennett
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart - Duke Ellington
I Love Paris - Cole Porter
I Love You - Cole Porter
I Mean You - Thelonious Monk
I Only Have Eyes For You - Harry Warren
I Say A Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach
I See The Light - Alan Menken
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan
I Should Care - Axel Stordahl
I Think Were Alone Now - Ritchie Cordell
I Thought About You - Jimmy Van Heusen
I Try - Macey Gray
I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad) - Harry Tilzer
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want To Be Happy - Vincent Youmans
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor
I Wish I Were In Love Again - Rodgers/Hart
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
I'd Do Anything - Lionel Bart
I'll Be Seeing You - Sammy Fain
I'll Get By - Fred Ahlert
I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Burt Bacharach
I'm Beginning To See The Light - Duke Ellington
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - John Kellete
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down - Fred Ahlert
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair - Rodgers/Hammerstein
I'm In Love With A Wonderful Guy - Rodgers/Hammerstein
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket - Irving Berlin
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I've Found A New Baby - Clarence Williams
I've Got A Crush On You - George Gershwin
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Irving Berlin
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
I've Told Every Little Star - Jerome Kern
Ida Sweet As Apple Cider - Eddie Munson
If - Bread
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
If I Fell - Beatles
If I Had You - Irving King
If I Loved You - Rodgers/Hammerstein
If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Teddy Pendergrass
Imagine - John Lennon
Impossible - Shontelle
In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
In My Life - Beatles
In The Still Of The Night - Cole Porter
In The Wee Small Hours - Alec Wilder
In Walked Bud - Thelonious Monk
In Your Own Sweet Way - Dave Brubeck
Indiana - Hanley/MacDonald
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby - Louis Jordan
Isle Of Capri - Sinatra
Isn't It A Pity - George Gershwin
Isn't She Lovely? - Stevie Wonder
It Ain't Necessarily So - George Gershwin
It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
It Might As Well Be Spring - Rodgers/Hammerstein
It Never Entered My Mind - Rodgers/Hart
It Was A Very Good Year - Ervin Drake
It's A Long Way To Tipperary - Jack Judge
It's A Raggy Waltz - Dave Brubeck
It's All Right With Me - Cole Porter
It's De-Lovely - Cole Porter
It's Only Love - Beatles
Ja-Da - Bob Carleton
Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
Jazz Me Blues - Tom Delaney
Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf
Jeepers Creepers - Harry Warren
Jolene - Dolly Parton
June Is Bustin' Out All Over - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Just A Gigolo - Leonello Casucci
Just Friends - John Klenner
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
King Of The Swingers - Sherman/Sherman
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
La Valse d'Amelie - Yann Tiersen
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Lady Be Good - Gershwin
Lady In Red - Chris De Burgh
Lady Is A Tramp, The - Rodgers/Hart
Lady Madonna - Beatles
Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka
Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon - Kinks
Leaving On A Jet Plane - John Denver
Let Her Go - Passenger
Let It Be - Beatles
Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Whitson/Friedman
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - George Gershwin
Let's Do It - Cole Porter
Lil Darlin' - Neil Hefti
Lilli Marlene - Norbert Schultze
Living Doll - Cliff Richard
Lonesome Road, The - Nathaniel Shilkret
Look For The Silver Lining - Jerome Kern
Look Of Love, The - Burt Bacharach
Look What Happened To Mabel - Jerry Herman
Love - John Lennon
Love (Robin Hood) - George Bruns
Love Is Like A Butterfly - Dolly Parton
Love Letters - Victor Young
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Me Now - John Legend
Love Me Or Leave Me - Walter Donaldson
Love Me Tender - Elvis
Love Of My Life - Queen
Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
Love On Top - Beyonce
Love Story (Where Do I Begin) - Francis Lai
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Lovefool - Cardigans, The
Lovely To Look At - Jerome Kern
Lover - Rodgers/Hart
Lover Come Back To Me - Sigmund Romberg
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Loesser
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
M*A*S*H - Johnny Mandel
Mack The Knife - Kurt Weill
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Make Believe - Jerome Kern
Make It Easy On Yourself - Burt Bacharach
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Makin' Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Man That Got Away, The - Harold Arlen
Mandy, Make Up Your Mind - Meyer/Johnston
Manhattan - Rodgers/Hart
Margie - J. Russell Robinson
Maria - Bernstein
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Beatles
Maybe This Time - Kander/Ebb
Memories Of You - Eubie Blake
Memory - Lloyd Webber
Memphis Blues - W.C. Handy
Midnight Mood - Joe Zawinul
Million Love Songs, A - Take That
Mississippi Mud - Harry Barris
Mister Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Misty - Garner
Moanin' - Bobby Timmons
Moment Like This, A - Kelly Clarkson
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Moon River - Mancini
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonglow - Will Hudson
Moonlight Becomes You - Jimmy van Heusen
Moten Swing - Bennie Moten
Mr Cellophane - John Kander
Mr. Bojangles - Neil Diamond
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Music Of The Night - Lloyd Webber
Music To Watch Girls By - Andy Williams
My Blue Heaven - Donaldson/Whiting
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
My Coloring Book - John Kander
My Fate Is In Your Hands - Fats Waller
My Favourite Things - Rodgers/Hammerstein
My Foolish Heart - Victor Young
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/Hart
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Cole Porter
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
My Man's Gone Now - George Gershwin
My Resistance Is Low - Hoagy Carmichael
My Romance - Rodgers/Hart
My Ship - Kurt Weill
My Way - Sinatra
Naima - John Coltrane
Name Of The Game, The - ABBA
Nardis - Miles Davis
Nature Boy - eden ahbez
Nearness Of You, The - Hoagy Carmichael
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
New Orleans - Hoagy Carmichael
Nica's Dream - Horace Silver
Nice Work If You Can Get It - George Gershwin
Night And Day - Cole Porter
Nightingale Sang In Berkely Square, A - Sherwin
Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
Nobody Does It Better - Marvin Hamlisch
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Jimmie Cox
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
Nostalgia In Times Square - Charles Mingus
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You - Goffin/Masser
Nowadays - John Kander
Nowhere Man - Beatles
O Barquinho - Roberto Menescal
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Beatles
Oh My Love - John Lennon
Oh What A Beautiful Morning - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Old Man River - Jerome Kern
Ole Buttermilk Sky - Hoagy Carmichael
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
On A Clear Day - Burton Lane
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Jimmy McHugh
One Day I'll Fly Away - Randy Crawford
One Day Like This - Elbow
One For My Baby - Harold Arlen
One Morning In May - Hoagy Carmichael
One Note Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Only Love Can Break A Heart - Burt Bacharach
Opus One - Sy Oliver
Ornithology - Charlie Parker
Our Love Is Here To Stay - George Gershwin
Out Of Nowhere - John Green
Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
Paper Moon - Harold Arlen
Pennies From Heaven - Arthur Johnston
Penny Lane - Beatles
Pent Up House - Sonny Rollins
People Are Strange - Doors
People Will Say We're In Love - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Perdido - Juan Tizol
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Pick Yourself Up - Jerome Kern
Play Me - Neil Diamond
Please Don't Talk About Me - Stept/Clare
Power Of Love, The - Jennifer Rush
Preacher, The - Horace Silver
Prelude To A Kiss - Duke Ellington
Price Tag - Jessie J
Prince Of Darkness - Wayne Shorter
Promise Me - Beverly Craven
Pure Imagination - Bricusse/Newley
Pure Shores - All Saints
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas - Osvaldo Farres
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - Burt Bacharach
Raining In My Heart - Buddy Holly
Razzle Dazzle - Kander/Ebb
Read All About It - Emeli Sand�
River - Joni Mitchell
Roar - Katy Perry
Rockaby - Clean Bandit
Rocket Man - Elton John
Rule The World - Take That
Sad Songs - Elton John
Saint Louis Blues - WC Handy
Samba De Orfeu - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Satin Doll - Ellington
Saturday Sun - Nick Drake
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Scarborough Fair - Trad
Scientist, The - Coldplay
Scrapple From The Apple - Charlie Parker
Secret Love - Sammy Fain
Secret Love Song - Little Mix
See You Again - Charlie Puth
September In The Rain - Peggy Lee
September Song - Kurt Weill
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She - Charles Aznavour
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
She's Always A Woman - Billy Joel
She's Leaving Home - Beatles
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Sheikh of Araby, The - anon
Shimme-Sha-Wabble - Spencer Williams
Shine - Ford Dabnet
Shine - Take That
Shreveport Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton
Singing In The Rain - Freed/Brown
Sister Kate - Clarence Williams
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
Skyfall - Adele
Small Fry - Hoagy Carmichael
Small World - Jule Styne
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Smile - Lily Allen
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Jerome Kern
Snowbird - Anne Murray
So Far Away - Carole King
So In Love - Cole Porter
So What - Miles Davis
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Sigmund Romberg
Solitude - Duke Ellington
Some Day My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill
Some Enchanted Evening - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Some Of These Days - Shelton Brooks
Somebody Loves Me - George Gershwin
Somebody Stole my Gal - Leo Wood
Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill
Someone Like You - Adele
Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Something - Beatles
Something Changed - Pulp
Something Stupid - C Carson Parks
Something Wonderful - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Somewhere - Leonard Bernstein
Somewhere Out There - Linda Ronstadt
Song For Guy - Elton John
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Sophisticated Lady - Ellington
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John
Sounds Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Speak Softly Love - Nino Rota
Splanky - Neil Hefti
Spring Is Here - Rodgers/Hart
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Starman - David Bowie
Stay - Rihanna
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stepping Out With My Baby - Irving Berlin
Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
Stormy Weather - Harold Arlen
Stranger On The Shore - Acker Bilk
Strangers In The Night - Sinatra
Strike Up The Band - George Gershwin
Struttin' With Some Barbecue - Louis Armstrong
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
Sugar - Maceo Pinkard
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sugar - Yellen/Ager
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
Summer Nights - Jacobs/Casey
Summer Samba - Valle
Summertime - George Gershwin
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Sunshine Of My Life, The - Stevie Wonder
Swanee - George Gershwin
Sway - Luis Demetrio
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Georgia Brown - Bernie/Pinkard
Sweet Sue - Victor Young
Swonderful - Gershwin
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
Take The 'A' Train - Billy Strayhorn
Taking a Chance On Love - Vernon Duke
Tale As Old As Time - Alan Menken
Tapestry - Carole King
Taste Of Honey, A - Bobby Scott
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Tell Me It's Not True - Willy Russell
Tender Trap, The - Jimmy van Heusen
Thank You - Dido
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
That's A Plenty - Lew Pollack
There'll Never Be Another You - Harry Warren
There's A Small Hotel - Rodgers/Hart
These Foolish Things - Strachey
They Can't Take That Away From Me - George Gershwin
Things Ain't What They Used To Be - Mercer Ellington
Things We Did Last Summer, The - Dean Martin
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Guy's In Love With You - Burt Bacharach
This Is A Low - Blur
This Love - Maroon 5
This Nearly Was Mine - Rodgers/Hammerstein
This Year's Love - David Gray
Thoroughly Modern Millie - Jeanine Tesori
Those Sweet Words - Norah Jones
Thou Swell - Rodgers/Hart
Thousand Years - Cristina Perri
Tiger Rag - ODJB
Time After Time - Jule Styne
Time For Love, A - Johnny Mandel
Time Of My Life, The - Jennifer Warnes
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Tishomingo Blues - Spencer Williams
Titanium - David Guetta
Too Busy - anon
Top Hat, White Tie And Tails - Irving Berlin
Top Of The World - Carpenters
Trains, Boats and Planes - Burt Bacharach
Trouble - Coldplay
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller
Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa - Burt Bacharach
Umbrella - Rihanna
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Under The Boardwalk - Drifters
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Very Thought Of You, The - Ray Noble
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Waiting For Love - Avicii
Waiting For The Robert E. Lee - Lewis F. Muir
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham
Walk On By - Burt Bacharach
Walking My Baby Back Home - James Taylor
Waltz For Debby - Bill Evans
Warwick Avenue - Duffy
Waterfalls - TLC
Waterloo - ABBA
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
Wave - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Way You Look Tonight, The - Jerome Kern
We'll Be Together Again - Laine/Fischer
We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
What A Girl Wants - Christina Aguilera
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - Michel Legrand
What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
What The World Needs Now Is Love - Burt Bacharach
When I Fall In Love - Victor Young
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
When I'm 64 - Beatles
When We Were Young - Adele
When You're Smiling - Anon
Where Or When - Rodgers/Hart
Whispering Grass - Fred Fisher
White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn
White Flag - Dido
Whole Again - Atomic Kitten
Why Do I Love You? - Jerome Kern
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
Winner Takes It All, The - ABBA
Winter's Tale, A - David Essex
Witchcraft - Cy Coleman
With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles
Without Love - Marc Shaiman
Woman In Love - Bee Gees
Wonder Of You, The - Elvis
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Wonderwall - Oasis
XO - Beyonce
Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker
Yellow - Coldplay
Yes It Is - Beatles
Yes Sir That's My Baby - Donaldson/Kahn
Yesterday - Beatles
You Are My Sunshine - Davis/Mitchell
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me - Sammy Fain
You Do Something To Me - Cole Porter
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You Light Up My Life - Joe Brooks
You Must Believe In Spring - Michel Legrand
You Still Believe In Me - Beach Boys
You Took Advantage Of Me - Rodgers/Hart
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Cole Porter
You'll Never Know - Harry Warren
You'll Never Walk Alone - Rodgers/Hammerstein
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
You're Just In Love - Irving Berlin
You're Timeless To Me - Marc Shaiman
You've Got A Friend - Carole King
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Young And Beautiful - Lana del Ray
Younger Than Springtime - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Your Cheating Heart - Hank Williams
Your Song - Elton John
Zing Went The Strings - James Hanley
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Allie Wrubel
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My style is refined and elegant, never obtrusive, and I play music from the the whole spectrum, from early jazz tunes to the latest pop songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Coombe Lodge, Blagdon Orchardleigh Piston Mill St George's, Bristol Thornbury Manor SS Great Britain

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Teddy Wilson, Bill Evans, Jelly Roll Morton.

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

It should not be a problem - I will advise you if I need to leave for another engagement, otherwise I can be flexible as plans change.

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

I can stream background music through Spotify, but am not a professional DJ!

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes

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

Yes, provided it is of reasonable standard.

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


Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have a Yamaha P-105 and keyboard amplifier, and my own stool.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, given a week's notice.

Philip's 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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Unlimited requests available, or I can select from my repertoire.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 1 hour each during your drinks reception
Wedding Breakfast
Background music during meal, up to two hours.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.



Philip's Reviews

From customers:

Andrew L
7 years ago

.I just wanted to send you a quick email to say how fantastic you were on Saturday - the music we requested sounded brilliant and all of our guests were very complimentary of you.

Celia C
8 years ago

Thank you so much for playing for us at our wedding. You play so well and such a wide variety of music we need to have more parties!

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