Singing pianist

Philippa Steel

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About Philippa Steel

Piano-vocalist, singer songwriter and pianist, performing your pop favourites, with an acoustic soul twist!
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I am passionate about sharing music with others, and creating the most memorable occasions. I love how music transforms our mood and energy, as well as offering us a supporting shoulder whenever we need it. These are the key elements that I include in all of my performances. As a piano-vocalist, my repertoire includes a range of pop favourites, ranging from 1970 to present, as well as my original songs. I am classically trained on piano, having studied at the University of Nottingham and also offer lounge and cocktail piano music, which is perfect for both relaxed and more formal occasions. As a performer I am very friendly, approachable and versatile, and am very happy to work with you on any specific requirements you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Becky G
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Nottingham
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5 out of 5

Philippa is an amazing songwriter and performer. I would attend every live performance she did if possible! She can light up the room and engage the audience like a musician should be able too! If you haven't watched her play yet, you should!

Tom H
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Nottingham
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5 out of 5

Philippa's beautiful voice and outstanding piano skills make her a great performer and she creates a brilliant atmosphere. We love coming to listen to Philippa play and have attended many of her gigs in Nottinghamshire and the midlands. Highly recommend!

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Philippa Steel's Song list

Pop Mix 1
We're Good - Dua Lipa
Midnight Sky - Miley Cyrus
The Walls are Way Too Thin - Holly Humberstone
Into You - Arianna Grande
Underdog - Alicia Keys
Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
Attention - Charlie Puth 
Somebody I Used To know - Gotye and Kimbra
Extensive Classical Piano Repertoire, Composers include:
Price (Florence)
Schumann (Clara)
Schumann (Robert)
Craig Ogden (film music from The Guardian)
Craig Armstrong (film music from Love Actually)
Michael Nyman (film music from The Piano)
Pop Mix 2 - Throwbacks for Millenials:
Gotta Get Through This - Daniel Bedingfield 
Toxic - Britney Spears
No Scrubs - TLC
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson 
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Say It Right - Nelly Furtadou
Suddenly I see - KT Tunstall
Leave (Get Out) - JoJo
Pop Mix 3 - 70s, 80s, 90s:
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Wade In The Water - Eva Cassidy  
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John
It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine Dion
Rise - Gabrielle
Sunshine - Gabrielle
Somebody to Love - Queen
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Reflection - Christina Aguilera (Mulan)
Let It Go - Idina Menzel (Frozen)
When Will My Life Begin - Mandy Moore (Tangled)
God Help the Outcasts - Heidi Mollenhauer (Hunchback of Notre Dam)
Christmas/Seasonal Repertoire:
Underneath the Tree - Kelly Clarkson
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Michael Buble
Christmas is All Around - Billy Mack (Love Actually)
Last Christmas - Wham!
Hallelujah - Rufus Wainwright version
This Year's Love - David Gray
Original Music:
Hear Me Out
I Don't Like Heights
Plus more!

Philippa Steel's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Song choice and atmosphere

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Djanogly Recital Hall De Montfort University Derby Cathedral Nottingham Castle Rock Brewery Future Makers, Nottingham Sneinton Market Blacksmiths, Derby Bendigo Lounge, Beeston Grangewood Methodist Church The Plough, Sandiacre

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

Depending on my schedule and other bookings, I will be as flexible as possible should you need to change the times of your event. Please get in contact as soon as possible if timings change.

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

I am happy to curate a playlist and stream this before and between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually allow for 30 minutes set up time, to check everything is ready to go and to give some time to check sound levels.

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

Absolutely! I'm very happy to play pianos based at the venue, however the piano should be in working order and in tune. If not, please let me know and I will bring my own stage piano.

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

I'm more than happy to make sure to include some of your favourites - just let me know which ones you love and I'll curate the rest of the songs around them. If you have specific requests which aren't on the list, please get in touch.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have a Roland RD-88 weighted keyboard and can bring this with me.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If your songs are not included in my song lists, I am happy to learn songs of your choosing prior to the event. There is a fee of £30 per 3 songs for this service, this includes rehearsal time.
Pop, Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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