Singing pianist

Shona Crossan

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Shona's beautiful and soulful piano and vocals create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding or event.
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Shona Crossan is a professional and experienced vocalist and pianist who transforms your favourite pop songs into soulful piano ballads, creating the perfect live-lounge style soundtrack to your wedding or event. Based in Leeds, UK, she has had the pleasure of performing at some of the North's most beautiful venues, such as The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, East Riddlesden Hall, Manor House Lindley, Middleton Lodge, Thief Hall, Goldsborough Hall, Oakwood at Ryther and many more. With over 10 years of experience performing at weddings and events and a first class degree in Music, Shona is highly qualified and passionate about providing a high quality service for special occasions.

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25 gigs
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Covers, Pop, Jazz, Ambient, Easy listening, Acoustic, Ambient pop, R&B, Soul, Light music, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Lyricist
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Shona's Song list

1. Adore U - Fred Again
2. Adore You - Harry Styles
3. Afterglow - Ed Sheeran
4. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
5. Aint no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye
6. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
7. All my life - Ka-ci & JoJo
8. All of me - John Legend
9. Always be my baby - Mariah Carey
10. Always remember us this way - Lady Gaga
11. American Boy - Estelle
12. Angel of mine - Monica
13. Anyone - Justin Bieber
14. Anywhere - Rita Ora
15. Are you ready for love - Elton John
16. At Last - Etta James
17. Best part - Daniel Caesar and H.E.R
18. Better Together - Jack Johnson
19. Beautiful crazy - Luke Combs
20. Beyond - Leon Bridges
21. Biblical - Calum Scott
22. Blame it on me - George Ezra
23. Blinded by your grace - Stormzy
24. Butterflies - Kacey Musgraves
25. Can't help falling in love with you - Elvis Presley
26. Come away with me - Norah Jones
27. Conversations in the dark - John Legend
28. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
29. Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
30. Diamonds - Rihanna
31. Die with you - Beyonce
32. Dive - Olivia Dean
33. Don't go yet - Camila Cabello
34. Don't know why - Norah Jones
35. Don't start now - Dua Lipa
36. Don't wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
37. Dream catch me - Newton Faulkner
38. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
39. Easy on me - Adele
40. Electric - Alina Baraz
41. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
42. Fate don't know you like I do - Desi Valentine
43. Feels like home - Chantal Kreviazuk
44. Fireflies - Owl City
45. From this moment - Shania Twain
46. Giant - Rag n Bone Man
47. Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
48. God is a woman - Ariana Grande
49. Hallucinate - Dua Lipa
50. Halo - Beyonce
51. Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
52. Heat - Amber Mark
53. Heaven - Bryan Adams
54. Hey soul sister - Train
55. Hey Ya - Outkast
56. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
57. Holiday - Little Mix
58. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
59. Homesick - Dua Lipa & Coldplay
60. How deep is your love - Calvin Harris
61. How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
62. How will I know - Whitney Houston
63. Hymn for the weekend - Coldplay
64. I came here for love - Ella Eyre
65. I choose you - Ryann Darling
66. I could get used to this - Becky Hill
67. I get to love you - Ruelle
68. I say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
69. If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
70. If you ever wanna be in love - James Bay
71. Into you - Ariana Grande
72. Just like a star - Corinne Bailey Rae
73. Just the two of us - Bill Withers
74. Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
75. Kiss me - Dermot Kennedy
76. Kiss me - Ed Sheeran
77. Kissing you - Desree
78. Late Night Feelings - Mark Ronson
79. Late night talking - Harry Styles
80. Latch - Sam Smith
81. Lay me down - Sam Smith
82. Levitating - Dua Lipa
83. Like I'm gonna lose you - Meghan Trainor
84. Lolas theme - The Shapeshifters
85. Lovefool - The Cardigans
86. Love is a compass - Griff
87. Love you for a long time - Maggie Rogers
88. Lover - Taylor Swift
89. Love story - Taylor Swift
90. Lullaby - Paloma Faith start on
91. Make you feel my love - Adele
92. Marry You - Bruno Mars
93. My Love - Jess Glynne
94. Natural Woman - Carole King
95. Never too much - Luther Van Dross
96. One Kiss - Dua Lipa & Calvin Harris
97. One Touch - Jess Glynne
98. Ordinary People - John Legend
99. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
100. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
101. Places - Martin Solveig
102. Rather be - Clean Bandit
103. Remember - Becky Hill
104. Rewrite the stars - Zac Efron and Zendaya
105. Say you'll be there - Spice Girls
106. Say you won't let go - James Arthur
107. September - Earth Wind and Fire
108. Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
109. Slide Away - Miley Cyrus
110. Somewhere only we know - Lily Allen
111. Songbird - Eva Cassidy
112. Stay with me - Sam Smith
113. Stick wit u - Pussycat Dolls
114. Still the one - Shania Twain
115. Stuck with you - Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
116. Sunday morning - Maroon 5
117. Sweetest Devotion - Adele
118. Sweetest Thing - Allman Brown
119. Symphony - Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson
120. The Joker and the queen - Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
121. The One - Kodaline
122. The Power of love - Gabrielle Aplin
123. Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
124. This will be an everlasting love - Natalie Cole
125. Titanium - Sia
126. Touch - Little Mix
127. Treasure - Bruno Mars
128. Turning Page - Sleeping at Last
129. Unchained Melody - Elvis Presley
130. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
131. Watermelon sugar - Harry Styles
132. We don't have to take our clothes off - Ella Eyre
133. We found love - Rihanna
134. When love takes over - Kelly Rowland
135. When we were young - Adele
136. Wherever you will go - The Calling
137. Why I love you - Major
138. Wild love - James Bay
139. Wings - Birdy
140. Wings - Jonas Brothers
141. Yellow - Coldplay
142. You are the reason - Calum Scott
143. You give me something - James Morrison
144. You make my dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates
145. You to me are everything - The Real Thing
146. Your song - Elton John
147. Yours - Ella Henderson
148. You've got the love - Florence and the Machine
149. 2002 - Anne Marie
150. 6 Words - Wretch 32
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients enjoy the warm and relaxing atmosphere my music creates, my song selection - 'modern but non cheesy' - my ability to learn requests for their ceremony, and my communication and preparation before the event means clients can just relax and enjoy their special day.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Venue, Halifax Manor House Lindley The Oakwood at Ryther The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey East Riddlesden Hall Bowcliffe Hall Gisborough Hall Sandburn Hall Crathorne Hall Thief Hall Wortley Hall The Gamekeeper's Inn, Skipton National Centre for Early Music Bunny Hill Weddings The Priest's House Middleton Lodge Grantley Hall Rudding Park And many more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

So many, but to note a few - Corinne Bailey Rae, Lianne la Havas, Regina Spektor, Gabrielle Aplin, Joni Mitchell, Adele and Norah Jones.

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

Don't worry, it happens! Just let me know as soon as anything changes and I will do my best to be flexible and adapt to your timings to help things run as smoothly as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to arrive at a venue around 1.5 hours before performance time, and setup/pack down time is usually around 20 minutes.

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

Yes of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

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

You are more than welcome to choose songs from my set list in advance. Alternatively, I can choose songs suitable for the audience and mood at the time.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Absolutely! I have a Nord Stage keyboard and Bose PA.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my set list, there may still be a chance I already know it or can learn it for you. You are welcome to request up to 3 songs in advance, at no extra cost.

Shona'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)£375
Up to 1 hour£468.75
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£781.25
Wedding ceremony
20 minutes music as guests arrive Music as you and/or your partner enter the ceremony Music as you sign the register (usually 1-2 songs) Exit song as you leave the ceremony
Ceremony and drinks reception
20 minutes music as guests arrive Music as you and/or your partner enter the ceremony Music as you sign the register Music as you exit the ceremony 2x 45 minute sets during the drinks reception
Full day
20 minutes music as guests arrive Music as you and/or your partner enter the ceremony Music as you sign the register Music as you exit the ceremony 4x 45 minute sets throughout the drinks reception and wedding meal


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Shona's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jessica B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Shona was amazing throughout. Super helpful with any queries and responded really quickly with advice and answers. Her voice is beautiful and everyone complimented how amazing she sounded. I definitely recommend if you’re looking to book a pianist for your event!

Sascha A
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing, everyone has commented how brilliant Shona was and she made everyone cry with how beautiful the songs were.

Reply from Shona
6 months ago

Thank you so much Sascha. Hope you had an incredible day and honeymoon x

Lisa T
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you Shona for singing our wedding songs so beautifully. It was perfect 🥰

Reply from Shona
11 months ago

You are more than welcome Lisa. It was such a beautiful ceremony and reception. Hope you had an amazing time! X

Holly M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We were so lucky to have Shona perform on our wedding day, just beautiful. Shona went the extra mile by performing a song that we requested for our entrance to the wedding breakfast, it was perfect. The communication from enquiry, right up to the day, was fantastic. Thank you so much Shona, we would recommend you a million times over to everyone.

Reply from Shona
1 year ago

Thank you so much Holly - it was my absolute pleasure. Such a stunning day!

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From other customers:

Alison P
4 years ago, for a Wedding in 5
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5 out of 5

We are so glad we booked Shona for our wedding. She is incredibly talented and had everyone in tears during our ceremony. Afterwards she provided great background music for our drinks reception which suited all tastes. Throughout the booking process she was easy to contact and professional. We will be recommending her to all our friends and family.

Keren M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in St George's Pl
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5 out of 5

You were so amazing, everyone was commenting on how fantastic your voice was. Thank you so much - you made this part of the day so special for us.

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