Sarah Kershaw

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Sophisticated singer/pianist and classical solo pianist available for any events. London based but willing to travel almost anywhere!
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Sarah Kershaw is a professional pianist and singer who has been bringing a touch of class to many weddings, events, and lounge bars in the UK and abroad for the past 15 years. A versatile musician, she is a classically trained pianist having acheived a first class honours degree from Birmingham Conservatoire, which means she can not only provide elegant piano music on it's own, but can also use her piano skills as a sensitive and dextrous accompaniment to her sweet and soulful vocals. Her training also enables Sarah to play a broad range of musical styles from classical and jazz to rock and pop ensuring every taste is catered for. During her career so far Sarah has played in a wide variety of venues. She has been resident at hotels such as The Ritz and The Melia White House in London, and in restaurants such as The Criterion in Piccadilly and various UK branches of The Living Room and Pizza Express. She has also performed on numerous years at a VIP tent for Wimbledon Tennis championship. Through impressing her audiences during these performances Sarah has been booked to do many weddings and events, both corporate and private, and she enjoys the more personal touch she can bring to these occasions. Clients are invited to suggest any songs in advance that they would like to hear Sarah play and she can even set a personal poem to music if you wish, as she is also an avid composer!

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Acoustic, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Britpop, Pop rock, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Folk rock, Ambient pop, Funk, Disco, Motown, R&B, Top 40
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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, Composer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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Sarah's Song list

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Blessed – Elton John
Heaven – Live
Video Games – Lana Del Rey
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Born to Die – Lana Del Rey
High – Lighthouse Family
Life For Rent – Dido
Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
All I have is all I need – Beth Neilsen Chapman
This I Promise You – Nsync
I Look to You – Whitney Houston
Love on Top – Beyonce
Halo – Beyonce
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
To Love Somebody – The Bee Gees
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Dreams – Gabrielle
Rise – Gabrielle
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Roxanne – Sting
We’ve Got a Groovy Thing – Simon and Garfunkel
Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
Dance With me Tonight – Olly Murs
You Can Leave your Hat on – Joe Cocker
I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Something – George Harrison
Stop – Sam Brown
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
This Love – Maroon 5
1234 – Feist
Grace Kelly – Mika
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Dr. Beat – Gloria Estefan
Movin- Out – Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Little Red Corvette – Prince
Diamonds and Pearls – Prince
Raspberry Beret – Prince
Kiss - Prince
Empire State of Mind (New York) – Alicia Keys
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime - The Korgis
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Let It Be – The Beatles
Get Back – The Beatles
Chasing Pavements – Adele
Someone Like You – Adele
Turning Tables – Adele
All Cried Out – Alison Moyet
Hurt – Johnny Cash
Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy
See It In A Boy’s Eyes – Jamelia
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Unfinished Sympathy – Massive Attack
Lately – Massive Attack
Be Thankful For What You’ve Got – Massive Attack
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
River – Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Case Of You – Joni Mitchell
My Old Man – Joni Mitchell
My Declaration – Tom Baxter
Getting Over You – Janice Ian
You Make It Easy – Air
All I Need - Air
I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
You Gotta Be – Des’ree
Waterfalls – TLC
Kiss Of Life – Sade
Pearls - Sade
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
Come To Me – Bjork
Brand New Key – Melanie Safka
The Man With The Child In His Eyes – Kate Bush
Something To Talk About – Badly Drawn Boy
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Love Is Everything – Jane Siberry
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Mamas and the Papas
The Closest Thing To Crazy – Katie Melua
Brass In Pocket – Chrissie Hynde
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
The Time Is Now – Moloko
Walking On Broken Glass – Annie Lennox
Somewhere In My Heart – Aztec Camera
All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
Run Baby Run – Sheryl Crow
I Shall Believe – Sheryl Crow
High And Dry – Radiohead
You And Me Song – The Wannadies
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
Nothing Compares To You – Sinead O Connor
Angels – Robbie Williams
Glorybox – Portishead
Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos
Never Ever – All Saints
Angel – Sarah McLachlan
Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
Wise Up – Aimee Man
Time After time – Cyndy Lauper
The Man Who Sold The World – David Bowie
Heroes – David Bowie
Oh! You Pretty Things – David Bowie
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Love And Affection – Joan Armatrading
Amazed – Lonestar
Video – India Arie
Don’t Speak - No Doubt
Walk Like An Egyptian – The Bangles
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins
Baby, I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Borderline – Madonna
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
California Dreamin’ – Mamas and the Papas
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Champagne Supernova – Oasis
Clocks – Coldplay
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Everybody’s Changing – Keane
The First Cut is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
It’s My Life – No Doubt
Jealous Guy – John Lennon
Just One Look – Doris Troy
Livin La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Lola – The Kinks
Mad World – Michael Andrews
More Than Words – Extreme
My Favourite Game – The Cardigans
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Stay – Lisa Loeb
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Wild World – Cat Stevens
With Or Without You – U2
Woman – John Lennon
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Umbrella – Rhianna
You And I – Lady Gaga
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Firework – Katy Perry
All Time Low – The Wanted
Promise This - Adele
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Les Fleur – Minnie Ripperton
Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
It’s Too Late – Carole King
I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King
Natural Woman – Carole King
There’s Nothing Like This – Omar
Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum
The Wind Cries Mary – Jamie Cullum
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Take A Little Piece Of My Heart - Dusty Springfield
He’s Misstra Know-It-All – Stevie Wonder
Ordinary People - John Legend
All Around The World – Lisa Stansfield
Downtown – Petula Clark
Still – Macy Gray
Sometimes – Brand New Heavies
Midnight At The Oasis – Brand New Heavies
On And On – Erykah Badu
Maybe I’m Amazed – Carleen Anderson
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
I Feel For You – Chaka Kahn
Tell Me Something Good – Chaka Kahn
I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You – Aretha Franklin
Angel – Aretha Franklin
I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles
Holding Back The Years – Simply Red
Right To Be Wrong – Joss Stone
Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Aja – Steely Dan
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Chain Reaction – Diana Ross
Good Times – Chic
I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
Smooth Operator - Sade
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Jen e Regrette Rien – Edith Piaff
La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaff
Too Darn Hot – Cole Porter
Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo – Alma Cogan
Autumn Leaves – Eva Cassidy
Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
They Call It Stormy Monday – Eva Cassidy
Wade In The Water – Eva Cassidy
Ain’t No Sunshine – Eva Cassidy
Turn Me On – Norah Jones
Sunrise – Norah Jones
Feelin’ The Same Way – Norah Jones
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
The Nearness Of You – Norah Jones
Ask A Woman Who Knows – Natalie Cole
Baby Baby All The Time – Diana Krall
I Miss You So – Diana Krall
Body And Soul – Diana Krall
Garden In The Rain – Diana Krall
Peel Me A Grape – Diana Krall
A Blossom Fell – Diana Krall
I Get Along Without You Very Well – Diana Krall
Devil May Care – Diana Krall
I Love Being Here With You – Diana Krall
So Nice (Summer Samba) – Astrud Gilberto
That Ole Devil Called Love - Billie Holiday
Comes Love – Billie Holiday
Lilac Wine – Nina Simone
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Call Me (jazz version) – Blondie
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Sarah's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Nisha C
12 days ago
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4.8 out of 5

Great experience booking Sarah for our wedding!

Rachael C
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Sarah was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend. Thank you so much! You made the ceremony so special! X

Alissa L
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Sarah provided an amazing accompaniment to our wedding ceremony. She was very accomodating with our music requests and played beautiful acoustic versions of some of our favourite songs. She did a brilliant performance with very little support or oversight from us which was very helpful on a very busy day. Thank you Sarah!

Atena S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Enjoyed having Sarah performing for us on our 10 year wedding anniversary, would recommend! πŸ‘

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From other customers:

Robert P
4 years ago, for a Private event in 86 St James's St
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5 out of 5

A welcome return by Sarah to sing and play for www.londonlodge.org.uk after dinner. She has a lovely voice, is an excellent pianist, has a better-than-most sound system and a friendly and confident manner. She also learned some requests we had asked for. What’s not to love? We have booked her again for next year. (10 / 10)

Paula N
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Hertford SG13 7NU
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5 out of 5

Sarah Kershaw was absolutely brilliant at my Daughters wedding, i would highly recommend her, thank you Sarah for making my Daughters wedding special . (10 / 10)

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