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Reis Taylor Dixon

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Pianist and composer available to add the romantic ambiance to your special day.
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Birmingham
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Reis Taylor Dixon is the resident pianist at the prestigious Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, serenading thousand of people on a weekly basis. Reis is also a composer and has had his music featured on air the BBC. Reis has travelled the globe with performing his music with concerts in Seattle USA, Berlin Germany, Atlanta USA, Oslo Norway. Reis has recently returned his focus to performing at Weddings across the UK with enough romantic material to serenade the special couple on their treasured day. With Repertoire ranging from the ever popular classics Pachelbel's 'Canon in D', Debussy 'Clair de lune' and Ludovico Einaudi's 'I Giorni' & Yiruma's 'River Flows in You' to popular pieces such as Van Morrison 'Have I told you lately' and Percy Sledge 'When a Man Loves A Woman'. Most recently performing a rendition of Romeo and Juliet as he played 'Kissing You' by Des'ree. Reis can be hired to play for the bride as they walk down the aisle and/or before and after the ceremony to entertain guests.

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Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Covers
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Ableton Live, Composition teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Reis' Song list

REIS TAYLOR DIXON - Original Material (2 Hours +)
OLAFUR ARNALDS - 'Saman'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'I Giorni'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Nuvole Bianche'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Le Onde'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Nefeli'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Earth Prelude'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Una Mattina'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Four Dimensions'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Waterways'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Dietro Casa'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Berlin Song'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Stella Del Mattino'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Reverie'
LUDOVICO EINAUDI - 'Fly'
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BRAHMS - 'Intermezzo Op. 117, No.2#
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Prelude No.15 in Db Major (Raindrop Prelude)
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Nocturne Op.9 No.1 in Bb Minor'
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Nocturne No.20 in C# minor'
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Tristesse, Etude Op. 10. No.3'
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Ballade No.1'
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Fantasie Impomptu
FREDERIC CHOPIN - 'Waltz In C-Sharp Minor'
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - 'Clair De Lune'
CLAUDE DEBUSSY - 'Arabesque No. 1'
DES'REE- 'Kissing You' (Romeo & Juliet OST)
PACHELBEL'S - 'Canon In D'
JOE HISAISHI - One Summer's Day (Spirited Away OST)
JOHN LEGEND - 'All Of Me'
FRANZ LISZT - 'La Campenella'
Tale As Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast OST)
ROBIN SPIELBERG - 'Wherever You Go'
ROBIN SPIELBERG - 'Wedding On The Mountain'
YANN TIERSEN - 'Comptine D'un Autre Eté' (Amelie OST)
YIRUMA - 'River Flows In You'
YIRUMA - 'Kiss The Rain'
HANS ZIMMER - 'Time' (Inception OST)
HANS ZIMMER - 'First Step; (Interstellar OST)
HANS ZIMMER - Main Theme (Pirates Of The Carribean OST)
MOTOWN CLASSIC's
- 'When a Man Loves a Woman'
- 'Stand By Me'
- 'Hit the Road Jack'
- 'Leon On Me'
Customer questions

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

I tend to usually free up my whole day for a booking so it should not be an issue but please do let me know as early as possible if timings have changed.

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

I can if that is requested, I have my speakers that I can easily hook up to my iphone/ipod and play any music requested.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I am required to bring my own keyboard + equipment then my setup time is around 30 minutes from carrying to the car and setting up.

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

Yes of course as long as you like the sound of it yourself whether it be in tune or slightly out of tune. But of course for the best sound and performance I would recommend it tuned.

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

Of course I can provide a complete set list of material. However I also compose my own pieces and improvise too!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes the keyboard I have is a top of the range Roland RD-700GX. with two yamaha speakers and stands. Please note I charge a little extra for bringing my own equipment as it requires a great deal of effort in setting up and taking down.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I can given we have a few weeks before the event. Depending on the song/s there is a fee from £25-50 due to rehearsal time needed to perfect the piece for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The amount of depth and emotion I am able to harness into my performances. I am always told that I captivate my audience and that my passion for creating music really shines through into my playing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Birmingham Symphony Hall UK The Birmingham Town Hall UK The Repertory Theatre UK BBC Studios Birmingham UK Berlin Philharmonie GERMANY Berlin Passionskirche GERMANY Piano Works Atlanta Georgia USA Seattle Mall, Washington USA Steinway & Sons (Oslo) NORWAY The Mailbox UK The Birmingham Conservatoire UK

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ludovico Einaudi Robin Spielberg Olafur Arnalds

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The most high profiled gig I have performed would be most recent performance in Atlanta, Georgia USA. I was able to play for many of my icons in the audience including 'Robin Spielberg' which meant the world to me. To have her come up to me and ask for me to sign a copy of my debut album for her is an experience that I will treasure forever.

Reis' Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450

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Keyboard (Roland RD-700GX)
+£50
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Reis' Reviews

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Emma H
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

I can’t recommend Reis enough. I first heard him play at the theatre in Birmingham. After loosing our beautiful daughter of 20 years who loved the theatre we knew we wanted him to play at her funeral wake. He was so professional from the moment we made contact, to the songs he played. We wouldn’t hesitate to use him again for any occasion and would recommend him to anyone. Thank you for lighting up the room on the darkest day of our lives.

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Rebecca R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Quite simply the most amazing pianist and charming young man. We were so lucky to have him play at our wedding blessing. Reis is able to judge the mood of the crowd and venue perfectly ... everything he played was magical. I can't recommend him enough.

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Blue R
5 years ago

WINNER OF BLUE SPIRAL RECORDS TMPS vol.2. Self-trained classical pianist and composer from Birmingham, UK. His 2016 debut album ‘Words Unspoken’ gained international attention and has brought success to Reis’ early career, most recently performing at the Berlin Philharmonie

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Www.mainlypiano.com P
6 years ago

Words Unspoken is the stunning debut album from Reis Taylor Dixon, a British pianist/composer that I met earlier this year at the annual Whisperings Solo Piano Radio weekend near Seattle, WA. He gave me a copy of his album over breakfast before we all headed home, and if I’d had any idea of how good it is, I would have listened to it on the drive back to the Oregon Coast - probably all 6 1/2 hours of the drive!

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