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About Richard

Reliable, accomplished, versatile and experienced pianist and keyboard player, Rich is a popular choice for sideman or soloist.
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Birmingham
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As a reliable, accomplished, versatile and experienced (12+ yrs) pianist and keyboard player, Rich is a popular choice for sideman or soloist and has fantastic feedback from previous clients. As a solo pianist with a wide range of repertoire from classical to current mainstream, he has performed at many wedding ceremonies and accompanied drinks receptions, parties, meals etc.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
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Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Pop, Acoustic
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Instruments:
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Accompanist
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Song list

Classical
Canon In D - Pachebel
Arabesque - Debussy
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach 
Cantata Nº 208, 'Sheep May Safely Graze', BWV 208 - Bach
Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39 No. 15 - Brams
Moonlight Sonata (1st Mvnt.) - Beethoven 
Fantasie-Impromptu - Chopin
Salut D’amour - Elgar
The Swan - Saint Sans
Pavane - Faure
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Wedding March – Mendelsohn
Fur Elise - Beethoven
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Entertainer - Joplin
Moment Musical No.3 - Schubert
Meditation - Jule Massenet
General & Contemporary Pop
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
A Team - Ed Sheeran
A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Overflow - Coldplay
This is Me (Greatest Showman)
A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman) 
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding 
All Of Me - John Legend
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Beneath Your Beautiful - Emeli Sande
Let Her Go - Passenger
Skyfall - Adele
Where Every You Will Go - The Calling 
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Ordinary People - John Legend
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Rolling in The Deep - Adele
Set Fire to The Rain - Adele
Halo - Beyonce
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
Sam Smith - Stay with Me
Emeli Sande - Next to Me
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Songs From The Movies
Kissing You (Des’ree) - Romeo And Juliet
My Heart Will Go On - The Titanic
Heart Ask Pleasure First (Michael Nyman) - The Piano 
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
Up Where We Belong - An Officer And A Gentleman Beauty And The Beast
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
City of Stars from La La Land
This is Me from Greatest Showman
Over the Rainbow
A Whole New World
80’s/90’s/00’s Hits
Everything She Does Is Magic - Sting
Hello - Lionel Ritchie
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
 Careless Whisper - George Michael
 True - Spandau Ballet
Living on A Prayer
Don’t Stop Believing
Killing Me Softly
Ain’t Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Angel - Sarah McLachlan
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Clocks - Coldplay
Vida la Vida - Coldplay
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornby & The Range
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
If I ‘Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
Jazz
You Make Me Feel So Young - Sinatra 
Beyond The Sea - Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon - Sintra
You Make Me Feel So Young - Sinatra 
Come Fly With Me - Sinatra
L-O-V-E - Nat ‘King’ Cole
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
 Let There Be Love
I Get A Kick Out Of You
At Last - Etta James
Cry Me A River
What A Wonderful World
Feelin Good - Michael Buble
Moondance - Van Morrison Stardust
Take the ‘A’ Train
UnforgettableIt
Don’t Mean A Thing
Fever
So What
God Bless The Child
Body and Soul
‘Round Midnight
Tico Tico
Bye Bye Blackbird
Cherokee
The Lady is a Tramp
Ain’t Misbehaving
Sway
60’s/70’s
Downtown - Petula Clarke
Blue Moon - The Marcels
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing 
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Franky Vallie
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Your Song - Elton John
Lets Stay Together - Al Green
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel 
Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
Stand By Me - Beatles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Come Together - Beatles
Blackbird - Beatles
Lady Madonna
Norwegian Wood
Sitting On the Dock of a Bay
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Message in A Bottle - Sting
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£220
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£290

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Roger H, 2 years ago

Richard made contact before the event to cover any detail. He was a delighful addition to the entertainment adding that little touch and making the meal memorable for all.

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Tim C, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for your playing on Saturday. So many of our guests have commented on the music and the addition it brought to a magical day. It was brilliant to meet you and we cannot thank you enough. When we return from our honeymoon we will be writing recommendations and thanks wherever will accept it!

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Anna F, 1 year ago

Richard is a brilliant pianist and highly professional. We really loved his jazzy repertoire, and felt so lucky to have Richard performing at our wedding.

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