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Sue Cottrell Wedding Pianist
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Stylish piano music on stunning portable white baby grand! Ask Sue for a free demo of special requests before booking.
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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Pop, Electronic, Christmas, Traditional church music, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Easy listening, Light music
Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Composer, Theory teaching, Accompanist
Choose from gentle well-known classical pieces, contemporary pop ballads, songs from films and musicals, or jazz standards. This list is just a guide, and I am always happy to learn new songs if you have particular favourites in mind!
Air on a G String // Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba // Handel
Ave Maria // Schubert
Butterfly // Grieg
Canon in D // Pachelbel
Clair de Lune // Debussy
Deux Arabesques // Debussy
Eliza Aria // Kats-Chernin
Farewell to Stromness // Peter Maxwell Davies
Fantasie in D minor KV397 // Mozart
Flower Duet // Delibes
Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes // Satie
Je Te Veux // Satie
Nefeli / Einaudi
Prelude in E minor Op 28 No 4 // Chopin
Prelude in B minor Op 28 No 6 // Chopin
Prelude in A Op28 No 7 // Chopin
Salut D'Amour (Liebesgruss) // Elgar
Scenes of Childhood // Schumann
Sheep may Safely Graze // Bach
Prelude in Db Op 28 No 15 // Chopin
Three Sonatas for Young People Op 18 // Schumann
Wedding Day // Grieg
Wedding March (Lohengrin) // Wagner
Wedding March // Mendelssohn
Amazed // Lonestar
Beautiful // Linda Perry
Be Mine // David Gray
Can't Help Falling in Love // Presley
Endless Love // Lionel Ritchie & Diana Ross
Especially for You // Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Fields of Gold // Sting
Fix You // Coldplay
Here Comes the Sun // George Harrison
How Deep is Your Love // The Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You // Ellie Goulding
Iris // Goo Goo Dolls
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You // Kina Grannis
I Took a Pill in Ibiza // Mike Posner
Imagine // John Lennon
Just the Way you Are // Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly // Charles Fox
Love on Top // Beyonce
Loving can Hurt (Photograph) // Ed Sheeran
Make you Feel my Love // Adele
My Cherie Amore // Stevie Wonder
Perfect // Ed Sheeran
Put your Records On // Corinne Bailey Rae
Rewrite the Stars // Zac Efron & Zendaya
Say a Little Prayer // Aretha Franklin
Tears in Heaven // Eric Clapton
The Closest Thing to Crazy // Mike Batt
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) // Natalie Cole
Thinking Out Loud // Ed Sheeran
True Colours // Cyndi Lauper
Vincent // Don McLean
Wasn't Expecting That // Jamie Lawson
We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off // Ella Eyre
We've Only Just Begun // Roger Nichols
What the World Needs Now // Bacharach
When I was your Man // Bruno Mars
Wherever You Will Go // Charlene Soraia
Wonderful Tonight // Eric Clapton
You're Beautiful // James Blunt
Yesterday // Lennon & McCartney
Your Song // Elton John
Songs from Musicals and Films:
A Whole New World // Alan Menken
All I Ask of You // Andrew Lloyd Webber
As Long as He Needs Me // Lionel Bart
As Time Goes By // Herman Hupfeld
Beauty and the Beast // Alan Menken
Best that You Can Do (Arthur's Theme) // Bacharach
Bring Him Home // Schönberg
Can You Feel the Love Tonight // Elton John
Falling Slowly (Once) // Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually) // Craig Armstrong
He Sleeps (Love Theme - Pretty Woman) // James Newton Howard
I Can Hear the Bells // Marc Shaiman
I Dreamed a Dream // Schönberg
Love Changes Everything // Andrew Lloyd Webber
Memory // Andrew Lloyd Webber
My Favourite Things // Richard Rodgers
On My Own // Schönberg
Somewhere Over The Rainbow // Harold Arlen
Songs from 'The Piano' // Nyman
There is a Castle on a Cloud // Schönberg
True Love // Lopez
Aaj Mai Upar
Baahon Ke Darmiyaan
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Kehna Hi Kya
Mausam Ke Sargam
Silsila Ye Chaahat Ka
Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyara
Tu Hi Re
Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai
A Sunday Kind of Love // Etta James
Ain't Misbehavin' // Fats Waller
At Last // Etta James
Autumn Leaves // Joseph Kosma
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered // Richard Rodgers
Blue Moon // Hart & Rodgers
Can't Help Falling in Love // George Weiss
Cry me a River // Arthur Hamilton
Danny Boy // Trad
Fly me to the Moon // Bart Howard
Have you Met Miss Jones? // Hart & Rodgers
Here's That Rainy Day // Jimmy Van Heusen
I Left my Heart in San Francisco //George Cory
I Loves You Porgy // George Gershwin
Let There Be Love //Lionel Rand
Misty // Erroll Garner
Moon River // Henry Mancini
My Baby Just Cares for Me // Walter Donaldson
My Funny Valentine // Richard Rodgers & Hart
My Way // Paul Anka
September Song // Kurt Weill
Skylark // Johnny Mercer
Someone To Watch Over Me // George Gershwin
Smile // Chaplin
Stormy Weather // Koehler & Arlen
Summertime // George Gershwin
The Girl from Ipanema // Antônio Carlos Jobim
They Can't Take that Away from Me // Gershwin
What a Difference a Day Makes // Grever & Adams
What a Wonderful World // George David Weiss & Bob Thiele
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting… )
Frosty the Snowman
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
I’ll be Home for Christmas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells (trad)
Let it Snow
O Holy Night
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
... and many, many more!!
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Flexibility and versatility. I have a very good musical ear (and have been in this game a long time!), so if you can hum it, I can probably play it.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
The Parc Hotel, Cardiff The Celtic Manor, Newport The Lime Tree, Chepstow The Globe, Lydney Clearwell Castle Blaina Wharf, Newport Doldowlod Hall, Llandrindod Wells The Caer Beris, Builth Wells etc. etc.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
JS Bach has probably had the greatest influence on all musicians!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Every gig is important, whether it is a playing solo piano for a memorial service in a family home, accompanying a small child for their first violin exam or playing keys in a band on stage. I am always professional, whatever the occasion.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I will always do my best to be flexible to accommodate minor changes in timings. For example, I was recently booked to play for a wedding turn-around period, and the ceremony over-ran by half an hour. To accommodate this, I adapted my set and played through without a break.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes. I can use prepare a playlist to suit. Alternatively, I can import a playlist if you wish to prepare your own.
How much time do you need to set up?
45 mins if providing a baby grand piano shell and PA. No set-up if using an acoustic piano owned by the venue.
If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?
Yes, as long as the venue can guarantee that the piano has recently been tuned!
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Yes, of course!
Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?
Yes. I own a fully weighted Roland FP-4 and supply this free of charge.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Yes, I am always very happy to learn new songs.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£150|
|Up to 1 hour||£300|
|Up to 2 hours||£350|
|Up to 3 hours||£400|
This includes gentle music prior to the service, your chosen song as you walk up the aisle, selected songs for the signing of the register, and celebratory music as guests leave.
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
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