Singing pianist

Sam Burkey

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10+ years experience as a Piano Vocalist. Has sung on backing vocals for artists such as Adele, Ellie Goulding and Goldfrapp.
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Sam Burkey has 10+ years of working as Piano Vocalist throughout the UK and Europe – performing at many Corporate events. As a vocalist he has recorded backing vocals for acts like Adele, Ellie Goulding, Goldfrapp, Keith Urban and Haley Westenra as well as singing on Movie Soundtracks such as Alice in Wonderland, The Great Gatsby and recent blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Sam is currently gigging at venues across London and the South-East, including a residency at The Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire. His repertoire is everything from Jazz Standards through to artists like Elton John and The Beatles, all the way to more contemporary artists like Ed Sheeran and John Legend.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Swing, Christmas, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1920s era music, Jazz, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Soul, Rock, Britpop, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event
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Sam's Song list

Jazz Standards
Ain't that a kick in the head
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Ain't Misbehavin'
All the Things you are
Almost like being in love
Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Beyond the Sea
Blue Moon
Cheek to Cheek
Don't get around much anymore
I get a kick out of you
It had to be you
I've got you under my skin
Let's call the whole thing off
Mr. Bojangles
My Funny Valentine
Night and Day
On the street where you live
One for my baby
Smoke gets in your eyes
That's Life
The Good Life
The Lady is a Tramp
The way you look tonight
What a wonderful world
When I fall in Love
You make me feel so young
Classic Songs
Elton John: Your Song,Blue Eyes, I guess that's why they call it the Blues, Rocket Man, Bennie and the Jets, Don't let the sun go down on me, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer
Billy Joel: Piano Man, My Life, Just the way you are, My Life, Uptown Girl
Stevie Wonder: I wish, Signed Sealed Delivered, Superstition
The Beatles: Ticket to Ride, I Saw her Standing There, Hey Jude, Let it Be, Yesterday
The Kinks: Lola, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon
The Rolling Stones: Brown Sugar, Satisfaction, Jumpin' Jack Flash
Queen: Don't Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Lionel Ritchie: All night long, Still, Hello, Stuck on You, Easy
Bryan Adams: Summer of 69
Robert Palmer: Addicted to Love
Take That: Back for Good, Patience
The Foundations: Build me up Buttercup
Andy Williams: Can't take my eyes off you
Abba: Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia
Journey: Don't stop Believing
Fleetwood Mac - You make loving fun, Dreams
Sting: Fields of Gold
Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline, I am I said, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks,
Play Me
David Bowie: Star Man, Changes, Ziggy Stardust
Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly
Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire, Use Somebody
The Killers: Mr.Brightside, All the things that I've done, Smile like you mean it
GreenDay: Good Riddance (The Time of your life)
Oasis: Wonderwall, Don't look back in anger, Champagne Supernova, She's Electric
Coldplay: Clocks, Yellow, The Scientist, Fix You, Paradise, Viva la vida, Speed of Sound, Something Just Like This
Snow Patrol: Chasing Cars, Run, Chocolate
Wheetus: Teenage Dirtbag
Blink 182: All the Small Things
Justin Timberlake: Can't Stop the Feeling
Senorita: Shawn Mendes
Mabel: Don't Call Me Up
Bruno Mars: Treasure, Locked out of Heaven, Uptown Funk
Jason Mraz: I'm Yours
Ed Sheeran: Thinking out Loud, Castle on The Hill, Shape of You
George Ezra: Budapest, Blame it on me
James Bay: Hold back the river
The Lumineers: Ho Hey
Passenger: Let her go
John Legend: Ordinary People, All of Me
Maroon 5: Moves like Jagger
One Republic: Stop and Stare,
Amy Winehouse: Valerie
CeeLo Green: Forget you
Daft Punk: Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams: Happy
Michael Buble: I just haven't met you yet, Everything, Home
Justin Bieber: Sorry, Love Yourself
Jason Derulo - It Girl
Bruce Springsteen: Santa Claus is coming to town
Dean Martin: Winter Wonderland
Dean Martin: Let it Snow
Frank Sinatra: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Nat King Cole: The Christmas song
Shakin' Stevens: Merry Christmas Everyone
Brenda Lee: Rocking around the Christmas tree
Chris Rea: Driving home for Christmas
Wizzard: Wish it could be Christmas everyday
The Pogues: Fairytale of New York
George Michael: Last Christmas
Various: Feed the World

Sam's Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£500
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£695
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Sam's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Workman 0
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Lovely entertainment for the Jubilee!

Mónica R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sam is an incredible professional, very polite, kind, friendly and punctual. He offered us exactly what we were looking for. And together with him we had a very fun and unforgettable time. Highly recommended!

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Simply, he is just amazing! Surely I will book him again.

Myster P
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Sam was sensational in what was a very special moment for us. Very talented and delivered with soul and class. Exceptional stage psychology, his timing was precise. Great communication. Very highly recommended.

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From other customers:

Rita B
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Hampshire
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5 out of 5

This is the second time we have hired Sam to play for a wedding. He played at my wedding 2 years ago and all the guests were very impressed and didn't want him to stop playing! We loved his music so much that we hired him to play at my step daughter's wedding this past weekend. His voice is beautiful and his piano playing is pure artistry. I do so wish I had a CD to listen to him every evening!

Sarah B
3 years ago, for a Birthday party in Blackheath
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5 out of 5

I booked Halfway to New York for my 40th Birthday party in October. The party had a Nashville theme and Sam and the band went out of their way to accommodate my love of country music! Sam spent time working through the playlist to ensure that it worked with the theme but that we also had a good mix of music to keep the dancing going throughout the evening. The band were absolutely amazing and my friends are still talking about them. I would not hesitate in booking them again.

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