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.
Singing pianist
Leeds
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Shona Crossan is a vocalist and pianist based in Leeds, UK. With over 10 years of performing experience and a first class degree in Music, she provides professional and high quality entertainment for your wedding or event. Her setlist includes songs by the likes of Adele, John Legend, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith - the perfect relaxing soundtrack to your event. She has played at a variety of venues across the north of England, including The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey, East Riddlesden Hall, Manor House Lindley, The Oakwood at Ryther, Middleton Lodge and many more.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Ambient, Easy listening, Acoustic, Ambient pop, R&B, Soul, Covers, Light music, Top 40
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, 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:
Songwriter, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Lyricist
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Song list

1. Adore You - Harry Styles
2. Afterglow - Ed Sheeran
3. A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
4. Aint no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye
5. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
6. All of me - John Legend
7. Always be my baby - Mariah Carey
8. Always remember us this way - Lady Gaga
9. American Boy - Estelle
10. Anyone - Justin Bieber
11. At Last - Etta James
12. Better Together - Jack Johnson
13. Blame it on me - George Ezra
14. Blinded by your grace - Stormzy
15. Budapest - George Ezra
16. Butterflies - Kacey Musgraves
17. Cannon Ball - Damian Rice
18. Can't help falling in love with you - Elvis
19. Come away with me - Norah Jones
20. Conversations in the dark - John Legend
21. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
22. Dancing in the moonlight - Toploader
23. Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
24. Diamonds - Rihanna
25. Die with you - Beyonce
26. Don't feel like crying - Sigrid
27. Don't go yet - Camila Cabello
28. Don't know why - Norah Jones
29. Don't start now - Dua Lipa
30. Don't wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
31. Dream catch me - Newton Faulkner
32. Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
33. Easy on me - Adele
34. Electric - Alina Baraz
35. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
36. Feels like home - Chantal Kreviazuk
37. Fine Line - Mabel
38. Fireflies - Owl City
39. First day of my life - Bright Eyes
40. Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
41. God is a woman - Ariana Grande
42. Hallucinate - Dua Lipa
43. Halo - Beyonce
44. Havana - Camila Cabello
45. Heat - Amber Mark
46. Heaven - Bryan Adams
47. Hey soul sister - Train
48. Hey Ya - Outkast
49. Higher Power - Coldplay
50. Ho Hey - The Lumineers
51. Hold my girl - George Ezra
52. Hold the line - Toto
53. Hold your hand - The Beatles
54. Holiday - Little Mix
55. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
56. Home to you - Sigrid
57. Homesick - Dua Lipa & Coldplay
58. How deep is your love - Calvin Harris
59. How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
60. Hymn for the weekend - Coldplay
61. I came here for love - Ella Eyre
62. I could get used to this - Becky Hill
63. I get to love you - Ruelle
64. Into you - Ariana Grande
65. I need your love - Ellie Goulding
66. I say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
67. I won't give up on love - Jason Mraz
68. If I Aint Got You - Alicia Keys
69. Just like a star - Corinne Bailey Rae
70. Just the two of us - Bill Withers
71. Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
72. Kissing you - Desree
73. Late Night Feelings - Mark Ronson
74. Late night talking - Harry Styles
75. Latch - Sam Smith
76. Lay me down - Sam Smith
77. Levitating - Dua Lipa
78. Like I'm gonna lose you - Meghan Trainor
79. Little Things - One Direction
80. Lolas theme - The Shapeshifters
81. Love me harder - Ariana Grande
82. Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
83. Love never felt so good - Michael Jackson
84. Love you for a long time - Maggie Rogers
85. Lover - Taylor Swift
86. Lucky - Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
87. Lullaby - Paloma Faith
88. Make you feel my love - Adele
89. Marry You - Bruno Mars
90. Midnight Sky - Miley Cyrus
91. Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
92. My everything - Ariana Grande
93. My Love - Jess Glynne
94. Natural Woman - Carole King
95. Never too much - Luther Van Dross
96. New York - Alicia Keys
97. No Judgement - Niall Horan
98. Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish
99. One Kiss - Dua Lipa & Calvin Harris
100. One Touch - Jess Glynne
101. Only girl in the world - Rihanna
102. Ordinary People - John Legend
103. Passionfruit - Drake
104. Perfect - Ed Sheeran
105. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
106. Please keep loving me - James TW
107. Pov - Ariana Grande
108. Remember - Becky Hill
109. Royals - Lorde
110. Rewrite the stars - Zac Efron and Zendaya
111. Say you won't let go - James Arthur
112. September - Earth Wind and Fire
113. Shallow - Lady Gaga
114. Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
115. Skinny Love - Birdy
116. Slide Away - Miley Cyrus
117. Somewhere only we know -Lily Allen
118. Songbird - Eva Cassidy
119. Stay with me - Sam Smith
120. Still falling for you - Ellie Goulding
121. Still the one - Shania Twain
122. Stuck with you - Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
123. Sunday morning - Maroon 5
124. Take me home - Jess Glynne
125. The Joker and the queen - Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift
126. The One - Kodaline
127. The Other Side - SZA, Justin Timberlake
128. The Power of love - Gabrielle Aplin
129. Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
130. Time after time - Cyndi Lauper
131. Titanium - Sia
132. Touch - Little Mix
133. Treasure - Bruno Mars
134. Watermelon sugar - Harry Styles
135. We don't have to take our clothes off - Ella Eyre
136. We found love - Rihanna
137. When love takes over - Kelly Rowland
138. When we were young - Adele
139. Wherever you will go - The Calling
140. Who you are - Craig David & MNEK
141. Wild love - James Bay
142. Wings - Birdy
143. Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
144. Yellow - Coldplay
145. You are the reason - Calum Scott
146. You give me something - James Morrison
147. Your song - Elton John
148. Yours - Ella Henderson
149. You've got the love - Florence and the Machine
150. 2002 - Anne Marie
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 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 hour 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.

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)£275
Up to 1 hour£275
Up to 2 hours£413
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£275
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£413
Ceremony and drinks
Music during the ceremony (entrance, register signing and exit) and 2x 45 minute sets during the drinks reception.
£550
Ceremony, drinks and breakfast
Music during the ceremony, 2x 45 during drinks reception and 1x 45 during wedding breakfast
£690
Full day
20 minutes music as guests arrive Music during the ceremony 2x 45 minutes during drinks reception 2x 45 minutes during wedding breakfast First dance
£960

Add-ons

Guests
+£70
First dance
+£70
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Lucy H
12 days ago
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5 out of 5

Shona was excellent. She came along and gave a lovely performance and everyone enjoyed it. Thank you so much for adding to our wedding day, we had a fabulous time.

Reply from Shona
12 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review Lucy!

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Emma D
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We were lucky enough to secure Shona for our wedding on the 20th October 2022 after viewing her amazing talent on Facebook and Encore. I knew she would be perfect for our personal, intimate ceremony at The Priests House in Skipton. Communication was excellent and there was a willingness to learn a few songs that were special to us. Importantly, Shona had an instinctive understanding of our requirements and I gave her a extra special brief with links to versions of the original song I wanted to walk down the isle to in acknowledgement of my father who sadly passed away before I had chance to meet him. I knew few things about him, but I did know his favourite artist and one of his most loved songs during the time he was together with my mother. I also know we have a similar taste in music as I love ‘Sailing’ by Christopher Cross too and incorporating it into the day somehow gave me a piece of him with me, something tangible. Or should I say, Shona gave me that and I will be forever thankful for her sensitivity. She truely embraced the story and preformed beautifully. So many guests commented on our beautiful singing pianist and said how amazing Shona was. It wouldn’t have been as special without her. I asked her to record some of the performance in the day and can’t wait to see her future post on Facebook. I’m only sad I didn’t get to here her before the ceremony when guest were arriving! I was busy dodging the rain!! Book, Shona won’t disappoint!!

Reply from Shona
16 days ago

It was an honour Emma! x

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Georgie T
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fabulous - Shona was amazing at our woodland venue setting, perfect addition to our special day! Highly recommend x

Reply from Shona
2 months ago

Aah thank you so much Georgie it was my pleasure. A really beautiful day x

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Jodie S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Shona was amazing. She learned a song she had never heard of before for my entrance song in the chapel and sang it beautifully. Everyone commented on how amazing she was. She kept in touch with me leading upto our wedding and was very professional throughout. My only regret is I didn't book her for our wedding reception too! I will definitely be booking again in the future for other events and will be recommending to others. Thank you so much x

Reply from Shona
2 months ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful review Jodie. It was an absolute pleasure to play for your day and I really hope to play for another event one day! Congratulations xx

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Alison P
3 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.

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Keren M
3 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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