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Simon Jordan

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High Wycombe
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An incredibly talented pianist and violinist with years of experience performing all sorts of music all over the globe.

Hello! My name is Simon Jordan - and I am one of the most versatile pianists and violinists around. Unlike every other musician on Encore, I can play your choice of music throughout. I won't make you pick from a list! I have played both violin and piano age five, and passed my Grade 8 in each with distinction at age 14. Studies at the Royal Academy of Music followed, and a long career as a producer for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 2, and now I make a living doing what I love - performing for weddings, events and business functions across the UK and beyond, including an annual date at the Prime Minister's Christmas party at Chequers. I can play almost any song, on either instrument. One of the joys of being a musician is watching people's faces light up when they hear the music they have requested being performed - so, ignore all those musicians who make you pick from a set list (you'd be better off with an iPad!) and give me your favourite songs and tunes that you would like me to play. It's your day - so make the music match it!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Instruments:
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Event types:
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:
Producer, Audio engineer, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Pop
2010’s
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Another Love – Tom Odell
Beneath Your Beautiful – Emile Sandé
Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
City Of Stars (La La Land) – Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone
Everglow – Coldplay
Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Ho, Hey – The Lumineers
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Into My Arms – Nick Cave
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Let Her Go – Passenger
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Something Just Like This – Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Summer – Calvin Harris
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Turning Page – Sleeping At Last
Wake Me Up – Avicci
Wings – Birdy
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
2000’s
Beautiful Day – U2
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Greatest Day – Take That
Have A Nice Day – Stereophonics
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Hoppípolla – Sigur Ross
Married Life – Michael Giacchino (Up, Dreamworks)
Mercy – Duffy
Rule The World – Take That
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
Yellow – Coldplay
1990’s
Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John / George Michael
Fields Of Gold – Sting
Half The World Away – Oasis
I Try – Macy Gray
I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
Iris – Goo Goo Dols
Just – Radiohead
Pure – Lightning Seeds
She’s A Star – James
She’s Electric – Oasis
Something About The Way You Look Tonight – Elton John
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
The Scientist – Coldplay
Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn
Welcome to Jurassic Park – John Williams (Jurassic Park)
Winter – Tori Amos
Wonderwall – Oasis
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman (Toy Story, Pixar)
1980’s
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
A Little Respect – Erasure
Absolute Beginners – David Bowie
Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross (Arthur)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
Flashdance…what a Feeling – Irene Cara
For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
Gold – Spandau Ballet
Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
It Must Be Love – Madness
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
One Moment In Time – Whitney Houston
Together In Electric Dreams – Phil Oakey
Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes
You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
1970’s
Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
American Pie – Don Mclean
Blame It On the Boogie – The Jacksons
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Close To You – Carpenters
Dancing Queen – Abba
Daniel – Elton John
Desperado – Glenn Frey/Don Henley
Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Heroes – David Bowie
Hotel California – Eagles
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Layla – Eric Clapton
Let It Be – The Beatles
Mamma Mia – Abba
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moonraker – Shirley Bassey (Moonraker)
New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel
Nobody Does it Better – Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Rocket Man – Elton John
Rockin All Over The World – Status Quo
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Thank You For The Music – Abba
The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
1960’s
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
Don’t Worry Baby – Beach Boys
Handbags And Gladrags – Rod Stewart
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I’m a Believer – The Monkeys
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
The Bare Necessities – Phil Harris (The Jungle Book, Disney)
We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
When I’m Sixty-Four – The Beatles
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
Jazz Standards
Anything Goes – Ella Fitzgerald
As Time Goes By – Billie Holliday
Baby Its Cold Outside – Idina Menzel, Michael Buble
Blue Moon – Frank Sinatra
Cheek To Cheek – Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Michael Bublé
Every Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Fly Me to The Moon – Frank Sinatra/Diana Krall
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
God Bless The Child – Gladys Knight
I Get A Kick Out of You – Cole Porter
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Billy Taylor
I’ve Got The World On a String – Frank Sinatra
La Mer – Charles Trenet
La Vie En Rose – Édith Piaf
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald/Cole Porter
L O V E – Nat King Cole
Let’s Do It (From “Paris”) – Cole Porter
Let’s Face The Music And Dance – Nat King Cole
Love Me Or Leave Me: My Baby Just Cares For me – Nina Simone
Lullaby of Birdland – Ella Fitzgerald
Mack The Knife – Louis Armstrong
Makin’ Whoopee – Louisa Armstrong, Oscar Peterson
Moon River – Ella Fitzgerald
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Funny Valentine – Ella Fitzgerald
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Night and Day – Cole Porter
Night Train – Oscar Peterson
Route 66 – Glenn Frey
Smile – Nat King Cole
Someone To Watch Over Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Somewhere over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (movie)
Stranger in Paradise – Tony Bennett
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
Summertime – Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald
Sway – Dean Martin
The Lady Is A Tramp – Tony Bennett
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
When You Wish Upon A Star – (Pinocchio, Disney)
When You’re Smiling – Dean Martin
You Are My Sunshine – Elizabeth Mitchell
You Do Something To Me – Frank Sinatra
Classical/Opera
Air on a G String – Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria – Johann Sebastian Bach
Ballade No.1 in G minor – Frédéric Chopin
Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Clair de Lune – Achille-Claude Debussy
Für Elise – Ludwig Van Beethoveen
Gabriel’s Oboe – (The Mission) – Ennio Morricone
Gymnopédie No.1 – Erik Satie
I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi
Mad Rush – Philip Glass (Contemporary classical)
Nocturne en mi bémol majeur op. 9 No 2 – Frédéric Chopin
O Mio Babbino Caro – Giacomo Puccini
Prelude and Fugue in E-Flat Major – Johann Sebastian Bach
River Flows In You – Yiruma (Contemporary classical)
The Flower Duet – Léo Delibes
The Patriot (Main theme, The Patriot movie) – John Williams
The Portrait (Titanic movie) – James Horner
Waiting – from The Kingdom movie – Danny Elfman
Wedding Day At Troldhaugen – Edvard Grieg
Winter, movement 2 from the Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
Christmas – Popular
All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey
Do They Know Its Christmas – Band Aid
Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Frosty The Snowman
Jingle Bells – Diana Krall
Last Christmas – Wham
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer – Various
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Michael Bublé
Silent Night – Various
Sleigh Ride – Diana Krall
So This Is Christmas – John Lennon
When Christmas Comes To Town – Hall/Moore (The Polar Express)
White Christmas – Frank Sinatra
Winter Wonderland – Bing Crosby
Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
Christmas Carols
Away In A Manger – Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
Deck The Halls – The Oxford Trinity Choir
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The Oxford Trinity Choir
Good King Wenceslas – Guildford Cathedral Choir
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – The Oxford Trinity Choir
In The Bleak Midwinter – Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
O Come All Ye Faithful – The Oxford Trinity Choir
O Little Town Of Bethlehem – Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
Once In Royal David’s City – The Oxford Trinity Choir
Silent Night – The Oxford Trinity Choir
Star Carol – John Rutter, The Cambridge Singers
We Three Kings – Oxford Trinity Choir
Carols & Hymns
Abide With Me
Hark, Hark, My Soul
Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All
Morning Has Broken
Nearer My God To Thee
O God Our Help In Ages Past
Who Are These Like Stars Appearing

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Cathy A, 4 months ago

Simon was great in helping us achieve a lovely party for my mum's 86th birthday. She has been very ill and we had to adjust to how she would be able to cope. Simon adapted to our requests as to how and when he played and was very accommodating. A lovely day with lovely music.

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Louise B, 1 year ago

Simon was a pleasure to deal with and really elevated our event, i'll definitely book with him again.

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James, 4 years ago

Simon was excellent at our wedding in September 2015, played everything we asked for. Couldn't recommend him enough!! Cheers!

Paul, 4 years ago

I can highly recommend Simon Jordan who played at our wedding in Richmond, Surrey this summer. Simon has an excellent choice of music to choose from and is also flexible with music choices. Simon played our chosen music to us via Skype prior to our wedding which was very helpful!

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