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About Sam Martin

Versatile piano entertainment, high energy face melting or laid back chilled out tunes, personable performances and memorable fun shows.
Pianist
Brighton
Public liability insurance of £1 million

I’ve been playing for thirteen years. I toured with bands for several years throughout the UK and worked as part of pop production team Xenomania as a composer and producer. I’ve played all over the world in hotels, cruise ships and venues. I started in London at the famous Piano Kensington and played many London hotel residencies and bars. Piano and vocals is my ultimate passion. My sets cover everything from old jazz standards to modern pop. I play Pop, Rock, Swing, Ragtime, Boogie, Blues and Stride. All of these styles I’ve developed over years of giving people what they want to hear. I love playing classic songs that everyone can sing along to, I also love melting faces with my piano solos! I have a huge repertoire that continues to grow with every crowd I play to. I can read a crowd like a book. I take pride in establishing a connection with my crowds as well as giving them a show that is memorable and fun.

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
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Indie, Pop rock, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Somewhere between five hundred and a thousand songs
Dock Of The Bay
7 Years
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
500 Miles
1000 Years
A Boy Named Sue
A Little Less Conversation
A Million Dreams
A Thousand Miles
A-Team
Africa
Afternoon Delight
Ain’t Misbehaving]Ain’t No Sunshine
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
All About That Bass
All Along The Watchtower
All Around The World
All By Myself
All Night Long
All Of Me
All Of Me(Standard)
Alright Now
All Shook Up
All Summer Long
All The Things You Are
All You Need Is Love
Alone Again
Alright
Always A Woman
Always On My Mind
Always
Am I Wrong
American Pie
Angel Eyes
Angels
Angels(Arms Of)
Anything For Love
Apologise
As Long As You Love Me
As
Autumn Leaves
Baby Can I Hold You
Baby Jane
Babylon
Back For Good
Back In The USSR
Bad Bad Leeroy Brown
Bad Day
Barbara Anne
Bare Necessities
Basket Case
Bat Out Of Hell
Beautiful(Christina)
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Mess
Beautil(James)
Bed Of Roses
Bennie And The Jets
Better Together
Beyond The Sea
Big Yellow Taxi
Billionaire
Billy Jean
Blackbird
Blame It On Me
Blank Space
Bleeding Love
Blowing In The Wind
Blue Moon
Blue Suede Shoes
Blueberry Hill
Blurred Lines
Bohemian Rhapsody
Border Song
Both Sides Now
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Break Free
Breakdown
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bright Side Of The Road
Bring It On Home
Brown Eyed Girl
Budapest
Build Me Up Buttercup
California Dreaming
Call Me Irresponsible
Call Me Maybe
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Cannonball
Careless Whisper
Castle On The Hill
Cats In The Cradle
Changes
Chicken Fried
Clementine
Common People
Complicated
Copacabana
Cotton Fields
Crazy In Love
Crazy
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crazy Love
Crazy
Cream
Creep
Crocodile Rock
Cry Me A River
Dakota
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dancing On My Own
Dancing Queen
Daniel
Daydream Believer
December 1963
Delilah
Desperado
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Don’t Know Why
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Don’t Stop Believing
Don’t Stop Me Now
Don’t You Feel Like Crying
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
Dream A Little Dream
Dream Lover
Drift Away
Drive My Car
Drops Of Jupiter
Earth Song
Easy Like Sunday Morning
Empire State Of Mind
Endless Love
Escape
Eternal Flame
Every Breath You Take
Everybody
Everybody Hurts
Everything I Do
Everything
Everywhere
Eye Of The Tiger
Faith
Faithfully
Fall At Your Feet
Fall To Pieces
Fallin’
Fast Car
Fat Bottomed Girls
Father And Son
Feeling Good
Fever
Fields Of Gold
Fix You
Fly Me To The Moon
Folsom Prison Blues
Follow Me
Forever Young
Forget You
Fortunate Son
Four Five Seconds
Free Falling
Friend In Low Places
Gentle On My Mind
Georgia
Get Lucky
Gimme Shelter
Go Your Own Way
God Only Knows
Gone
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Got My Mojo Working
Grandma’s Hands
Gravity
Grease Lightning
Great Balls Of Fire
Half The World Away
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Hallelujah
Handbags And Gladrags
Hang On Sloopy
Happy
Hard To Handle
Have A Little Faith In Me
Have I Told You Lately
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Have You Met Miss Jones
Haven’t Met You Yet
Here Comes The Son
Here I Go Again
Hero
Hero(Enrique)
Hey Baby
Hey Jude
Hey Laura
Hey There Delilah
Heu Ya
Hey Soul Sister
Hi-Ho Silver Lining
Higher and Higher
History
Hit The Road Jack
Hold Back The River
Holding Out For A Hero
Hooked On A Feeling
Hotel California
Hound Dog
How Do I Live
How High The Moon
How Sweet It Is
How To Save A Life
Human(Killers)
Human(Rag n Bon)
I Can See Clearly Now
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
I Can’t Help Falling In Love
I Can’t Make You Love ME
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
I Feel Good
I Get A Kick
I Got Rhythm
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Left My Heart In San Fransisco
I Love Rock n Roll
I Need A Dollar
I Saw Her Standing There
I Say A Little Prayer
I Wanna Be Like You
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
I Want It That Way
I Want To Know What Love Is
I Want You Back
I Will Always Love You
I Will Survive
I Wish I Knew
I Won’t Dance
I Won’t Give Up
I’d Rather Go Blind
I’m Gonna Be
I’m Gonna Find Another You
I’m Sitting On Top Of The World
I’m Still Standing
I’m Yours
If I Ain’t Got You
If I Were A Bell
If I Were A Boy
Ignition
I’m Still Standing
Imagine
Into My Arms
Iris
Ironic
Island In The Stream
It’s All About You
It’s Raining Men
It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me
It’s Not Unusual
Jack and Dianne
Jailhouse Rock
Jar Of Hearts
Jessie’s Girl
Jet Airliner
Johnny Be Good
Joker
Just A Closer Walk
Just Give Me A Reason
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are(Bruno)
Just The Way You Are(Billy)
Kansas City
Karma Chameleon
Killing Me Softly
King Of The Road
Kiss From A Rose
Kiss Me
Kiss
Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Kokomo
L-O-V-E
La Bamba
Lady In Red
Last Request
Layla
Lean On Me
Leave Right Now
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Lemon Tree
Let Her Go
Let It Be
Let It Go
Let There Be Love
Levon
Lightning Bolt
Like A Rolling Stone
Like A wrecking Ball
Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
Livin On A Prayer
Locked Out Of Heaven
LOLA
Long Tall Sally
Losing My Religion
Love Yourself
Lovely Day
Lullaby
Mack The Knife
Mad World
Misty
Maggie May
Make You Feel My Love
Man In The Mirror
Mandy
Margaritaville
Marry You
Me And Bobby McGee
Midnight Train To Georgia
Million Reasons
Moon River
More Than Words
Mr Bojangles
Mr Brightside
Mr Success
Mr Tambourine Man
Mustang Sally
My Baby Just Cares For Me
My Foolish Heart
My Girl
My Life
My Way
New Shoes
New York State Of Mind
New York New York
Next To Me
No Diggity
No One
No Woman No Cry
Nobody Does It Better
Nobody Knows You
Nobody Told Me
Not The Only One
Nothing Can Change This Love I Have For You
Nothing Compares
November Rain
Ob-La-Di
Obviously
Old Time Rock n Roll
One For My Baby
One Last Breath
One
Only The Good Die Young
Operator
Over The Rainbow
Paint It Black
Perfect
Perfect Day
Perfectly Lonely
Photograph
Piano Man
Piece Of My Heart
Pinball Wizard
Pride And Joy
Proud Mary
Purple Rain
Red Red Wine
Respect
Ring Of Fire
Rock Around The Clock
Rocket Man
Rocky Top
Rolling In The Deep
Romeo And Juliet
Route 66
Royals
Run
Runaway Train
Running Back To You
Sandy
Save The Last Dance
Save Tonight
Saw Her Standing There
Sex On Fire
Sexual Healing
Shape Of My Heart
Shape Of You
She Will Be Loved
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
She’s Got A Way
She’s Not There
Shoop Shopp
Short People
Sittin, Waiting, Within
Slide
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
Smile
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Somebody That I Used To Know
Something Just Like This
Something Stupid
Something
Sometimes When We Touch
Somewhere Only We Know
Song For You
Songbird
Sorry Seems To Be
Soul Man
Spirit In The Sky
Stand By Me
Stay With Me
Steal My Kisses
Stop and Stare
Sick In The Middle
Sultans Of Swing
Summer Nights
Summer of 69
Summertime
Sunday Morning
Sunny Afternoon
Superstition
Sunny Afternoon
Surfin USA
Suspicious Minds
Sway
Sweet Caroline
Sweet Child O Mine
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Chicago
Sympathy For The Devil
Tainted Love
Take A Look At Me Now
Take It Easy
Take Me Home Country Roads
Take Me To Church
Tenerife Sea
Tennessee Whiskey
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
The Gambler
The Greatest Love Of All
The House Of The Rising Sun
The Lady Is A Tramp
The Longest Time
The Power Of Love
The Scientist
The Sound Of Silence
The Streets Of London
The Things We Did Last Summer
The Times Are A Changing
The Way It Is
The Way You Look Tonight
The Way You Make Me Feel
There Will Never Be Another You
These Boots Are Made For Walking
These Foolish Things
Things
Thinking Out Loud
This Can’t Be Love
This Love
Time After Time
Time Of Your Life
Time In a Bottle
Tiny Dancer
To Love Somebody
Too Good To Be True
Torn
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Twist And Shout
Unchained Melody
Under My Skin
Under The Boardwalk
Under The Sea
Upside Down
Uptown Girl
Use Me
Use Somebody
Valerie
Vienna
Viva La Vida
Wagon Wheel
Waiting On The World To Change
Wake Me Up
Walk The Line
Walking In Memphis
Walking On Sunshine
Want You Back
Wanted
What A Wonderful World
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
What I Like About You
What I Say
What’s Up
When A Man Loves A Woman
When I Come Around
When I Fall In Love
When I Was Your Man
When I’m Sixty Four
When You Say Nothing at All
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Why You Gotta Be So Rude
Wild Thing
Wild World
With a Little Help
With Or Without You
Wonderful World
Wonderwall
Wooly Bully
XO
Yellow Submarine
Yellow
Yesterday
You Are So Beautiful
You Can’t Hurry Love
You Don’t Know Me
You Make Me Feel So Young
You Never Can Tell
You’re Still The One
You’re The One That I Want
You’ve Got a Friend In Me
You’ve Got A Friend
Your Mind I On Vacation
Your Song
Customer questions

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

I'm not going to hold a grudge! Don't worry, just let me know and we can work out new timings.

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

Absolutely. Assuming I'm using my own speakers and PA system at the event I can plug a mimi headphone jack into a phone and play any desired playlists. Also, I often DJ after the sets. I'll charge between £100 and £150 extra for a this service.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the load in it takes around ten minutes. I'll arrive with plenty of time to spare.

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

Yes. Please make sure it's in tune first. I love a piano! If you provide a piano or if you have a piano, I'd love to play it!

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

I'd love to know what you want to hear! I'm very good at reading a vibe and choosing songs that fit the vibe. I also like to get an idea of what kind of audience I'll be playing to. That way, if necessary, I can do some research and learn some appropriate new material.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes. I have a Roland RD 800 stage piano, a Yamaha 400i mixer and two Yamaha powered speakers. This is enough to fill any room with beautiful piano music!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. I want to know what you want to hear! My repertoire is actually bigger than the list I've uploaded. I may already know the song you want. We just need to talk prior to the event and make sure we both know what's expected of me.

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Laurence N, 1 year ago

Absolutely brilliant. Extremely talented and a really nice guy

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Bobby A, 2 years ago

Sam is a phenomenal piano bar entertainer. He is easily the most talented piano player I have seen in the position and his voice has a unique timbre that appeals to many. He receives strong guest response in the piano bar and during his Cafe Musical sets. He has a strong repertoire and is currently working on building his country repertoire to better accommodate guest requests. Nearly all his repertoire is memorized; at most he will bring lyrics up for requests. This allows him to scan the room and create engaging/inclusive moments with his audience. His genuine kindness comes through when he is speaking to the audience between songs; they pick up on it, as mentioned in his comments(TGEMs attached). Off stage Sam is extemely kind with guests and crew alike. He helped the Rock keyboardist with his PBE audition reel throughout his contract. Overall, Sam was an important part of the Elation Music Team and it has been a pleasure having him on board. He will be a welcome addition to any ship in the future,

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Donla W, 2 years ago

Sam is a thoroughbred musician and entertainer. He has outstanding skill in vocal and piano characteristics and is very knowledgeable in his role in our department. Samuel is always concerned about the guest experience in his sets. He is very passionate about proper music performance. From the timbre of his voice to the rich chords, characteristics and techniques his piano playing ability, Sam is a gem to have within any music department.

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