Richard Bennett

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I am an experienced musician of almost 30 years, I can play just about anything requested on the spot. Challenge me!
Great Yarmouth
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Thank you for clicking me. I have been playing the Piano since I was tall enough to reach the keys. Encouraged by my grandmother who was a pub pianist, I first started playing publicly when I was fourteen. I have since played for many rich and famous clients as well as being a member of various bands. I am a father to three daughters and being able to provide beautiful music for people helps me to take them on holiday. I will play whatever you request either by prior arrangement before your event but also it's highly likely I would be able to take requests at your event. I have a huge repertoire of music, blessed with a perfect pitch I can even play in real-time, music I am hearing for the first time through headphones. Thank you for reading and I look forward to meeting you.

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Richard's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Josephine P
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Richard was excellent made our party brilliant pianist and great personality

From other customers:

Kate C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Reading Room Weddings
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5 out of 5

Hi Richard. Thank you so so much for making our day so special. You were perfect! Sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye. When I have time I’ll be writing an amazing review for you. You are such a talented man

Kentwell H
7 years ago

Thank you so much Richard, your playing set the perfect tone for the ceremony, the couple were delighted

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Richard's Song list

Anyone who had a heart - Dionne Warwick
Alfie - Dionne Warwick
Almaz - Randy Crawford
Amazed - Lonestar
All my loving - The Beatles
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Baby Love - Diana Ross & The Supreme
Braveheart theme
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
I Gorny
Claire De Lune
Theme from Gladiator
Theme from interstellar
Bring me Sunshine
Every Breath You Take - The Police
My Prayer / Only You - The Platters
I'll be seeing you - Dame Vera Lynn
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Billy Joels hits
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
La Vienna Rose
She - Charles Aznavour
Butterfly's and Hurricanes - Muse
Too good to be true - Andy Williams
Interstellar theme - Has Zinger
Blue Moon
Let there be love - Nat King Cole
Many many more tunes, too many to list here. Anything playable on request.

Richard'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)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

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

Absolutely no problem, I only take one booking per day for this eventuality.

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

Yes, music at your request or other suitable tunes hand picked for your occasion. I have a Pa and fully equipped for this extra service

How much time do you need to set up?

1/2 hour to 1 hour.

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

Yes, as long as you are happy with the tone of it.

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

Yes. You can provide your own setlist for me to play.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I can on request.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Any song you wish and any version that you prefer.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The smart, relaxed and sophisticated way in which the songs follow each other.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Holkham Hall, Blackfriars Hall Norwich, Gosfield Hall, Essex, masonic lodge Great Yarmouth, the White Lion Toft Monks, The Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft and Blickling Hall to name a handful.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder
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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, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Musical comedy, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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