Singing pianist

Lara Olivia

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10+ years experienced singing pianist paired with velvet vocals and a huge songlist to choose from. See if Lara is available for your event.
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What I love most about my job is making people happy an I love that I get to do this by performing music for wedding, events and a variety of parties where people can enjoy drinks, dance and sing a long with me. Besides being a full time singing pianist at various events hotels and bars I am also a co-owner of Thames Entertainment which I run together with my husband. Together we provide a bespoke variety of live bands for weddings and corporate events. With 10+ years of experience performing around the world for Weddings and Corporate events for high end clients like Rolls Royce, Canon, Blenheim Palace, Crystal Cruises and a regular performer at The Piano works, Peninsula Hotel and The Den. An extra bonus is our beautifully crafted white baby grand easily movable to any location inside or out and looks stunning at all events So if you are looking for a singing pianist who can perform a your favourite song or moment which brings people together and gives them a memory to forever remember please get in contact I would be delighted to help.

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Lara's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Janice G
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Lara sang and played the piano beautifully during our ceremony and drinks reception. The guests were so impressed and we all loved listening to such lovely music. Lara learnt two specific songs for us which made our day so perfect.

Reply from Lara
1 year ago

Thank you Janice it was my pleasure

Natasha C
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Lara performed at our wedding drinks reception a couple of weeks ago and we couldn't have been happier. From when we first made the booking Lara was helpful and professional and she has so many songs available that we found it difficult to pick from so many favourites for her to play on the day. Lara sang beautifully and the piano/keyboard looked and sounded brilliant. So many of our guests came up to tell us how great Lara sounded and we were so happy to have her as part of our special day.

Reply from Lara
6 months ago

Thank you so much !

Catherine O
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic... Just fantastic! Everyone was so impressed, would definitely recommend!!! Lara. Thank you for making my party extra special

Mike H
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Simply fabulous. Thank you Lara for a great night - we had a great time and you were fab in every way - thanks so much.

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Paul W
4 years ago, for a Corporate event in The NEC Birmingham
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5 out of 5

Lara, Paul and team recent joined us to entertain our guests at a customer event and what a performance. From the gentle first set accompanying dinner they really made an impression, with the dance floor grooving non-stop once dinner was over. Absolutely fantastic

Rachel B
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in London
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5 out of 5

I had Lara and Paul at my 50th Garden party/BBQ. They were amazing everyone had a great time and complimented them. They made me feel so relaxed and played such a variety of songs that suited all ages. Can't wait to see them again. Fun Fun Fun

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Lara's Song list

These songs are just examples
I am happy to learn some of your favourite songs
At Last - Etta James
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Dream a little dream - Ella Fitzgerald
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
All you need is love - The Beatles
Bridge over Troubled water - Simon &
Come away with me - Norah Jones
Don't know why - Norah Jones
You’ve got a friend - Carol King
I'm not the only one - Sam Smith
If I ain't got you - Alicia Keys
isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Will always love you - Whitney Houston
Everything - Michael Buble
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Imagine - John Lennon
Let is be - The Beatles
My Baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
I put a spell on you - Nina Simone
Can't help Falling in love with you - Elvis
Halo - Beyonce
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Just the two of Us - Bill Withers
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Lets stay together - Al Green
Lovin' you - Minnie Ripperton
My girl - The Temptations
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
Say a little prayer- Aretha Franklin
Stand by me - Ben E King
Sunday morning- Maroon 5
Sitting on the dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Your song - Elton John
Don’t let the sun go down on me - Elton John
Aways remember us this way - Star is born
Shallow - Star is born
My girl - The temptations
Moondance- Van Morrison
I heart it through the grapevine- Marvin Gaye
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
How sweet it is - James Taylor
Buy me a Rose- Kenny Roger
All of me - John Legend
Endless love - Lionel Richi
Wonderfull Tonight - Eric Clapton
Make you feel my love - Adele
Movie Songs
All you need is love - Love actually
A Thousand Years - The Twilight Saga
A Whole new World - Aladin
Can’t you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Circle of life - Lion King
Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
I’ve had the time of my life - Dirty Dancing
I’ll be there for you - Friends
Let it go - Frozen
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Never Enough - Greatest Showman
Shallow - A Star is Born
Part of your world - The Little Mermaid
The Bare necessities - Jungle book
I wanna be like you - Jungle book
tale as old as time - Beauty and the beast
Pop & Modern
All of me - John Legend
Shallow - A star is born
Always remember us this way - A star is born
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand years - Christina Perry
American boy - Estelle
Beneath your beautiful - Emeli Sande
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't feel my face - The weekend
Everything- Michael Buble
Feel - Robbie Williams
Fireworks - Katy Perry
Million reasons - Lady Gaga
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Love yourself - Justin Bieber
Love me like you do - Ellie Golding
Marry you - Bruno Mars
No one - Alicia Keys
Price Tag - Jessie J
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Roar - Katy Perry
rockabye - Clean banded
Rather be - Clean Bandit
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
The way you make me feel - Micheal Jackson
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Wonderwall - Oasis
Don’t look back in anger- Oasis
Halo - Beyonce
Womans worth - Alicia Keys
When love takes over - Kelly Roland
With or without you - U2
Greatest day- Take that
From this moment - Shania Twain
You've got the love - Florence & the
Dancing in the moonlight- Toploader
There is nothing holding me back -Shawn Mendes
Thank you next- Adriana Grande
Mmm bob- Hanson
just the way you are- Bruno Mars
Dancing with a stranger- Sam Smith
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Nothing breaks like a heart - Miley Cyrus
Lazy song - Bruno Mars
girl on fire - Alicia Keys
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Angels - Robbie Williams
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Hey Jude - Beatles
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Hotel California - The Eagles
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
I Want to break free - Queen
Rocket man - Elton John
Dancing queen - Abba
you’re so vain - Carly Simon
Son of a preacher man - Dusty Springfield
Country Roads - John Denver
Piano man - Billy Joel
great balls of fire - Jerry lee lewis
Jailhouse rock - Elvis Presley
Hound dog - Elvis Presley
Funk Soul Motown
Ain't know mountain high enough - Marvin
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
September- Earth Wind and Fire
Uptown funk - Bruno Mars
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Finesse - Bruno Mars
24 K Magic - Bruno Mars
Love on top - Beyonce
We are Family
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
I wanna dance with somebody - Whitney
How will I know - Whitney Houston
Forget you - Cee loo Green
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Think - Aretha Franklin
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Khan
Get lucky - Daft Punk
I’m so Exited - Pointer Sisters
I Will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You know i’m no good - Amy Winehouse
Blame it on the boogie - Jackson 5
Piece of my heart - Janis Joplin
You can’t hurry love - Phil Collins
Master blaster- isn’t she lovely
Faith - George Michael
Wake me up before - Wham
My love is your love- Whitney Houston
Requests are welcome

Lara'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)£750
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£850
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception Bespoke Grand Piano Shell to give your Wedding a wow factor + high quality PA. You can choose any song from my repertoire and 2 songs outside of repertoire specially learned for you
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Bespoke Grand Piano Shell to give your Ceremony a wow factor + high quality PA. You can choose any song from my repertoire and 2 songs outside of repertoire specially learned for you
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 or During Dinner Includes: - Grand Piano Shell - PA - Music During Breaks - 2 songs specially learned for you outside of repertoire
Wedding Package
- All day wedding package - Your favourite songs performed throughout your wedding day Songs can be chosen from Lara's setlist plus 2 songs outside of setlist Included: Wedding Ceremony Arrival guests, bridal entrance, signing register etc Drink Reception: 2 x 45 minutes Wedding Breakfast : 2 x 45 minutes - Grand Piano Shell - Mic's for speeches - High Quality PA - Lighting - Special Requests - Music during breaks
Duo Performance
I can perform along side a highly experienced singing pianist or guitarist to make myself free to roam and entertain your guests


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Lively and interactive with the guests and taking requests during her performance. Also brings her own hand crafted baby grand piano shell by dutch grand

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Waldorf hilton hotel London - Parrot Bar Blenheim Palace Relaunch Red Lion Willindon Hospital Club London Checkmate bar London De luca piano bar Cambridge Piano bar kensington

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Etta James Beyonce Alicia Keys

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Blenheim Palace

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothy as possible. Please let us know when anything in your planning changes.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely music inbetween our breaks and upto 30 minutes after our show is included. If you’r like a longer Dj service via our PA, we provide this for an additional 100 gbp per hour

How much time do you need to set up?

I set up about 1 before the performance time, to make sure that everything looks and sounds beautiful

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.

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

Yes ofcourse, i try to read the room during my performance and play what ever is appropriate for your guests for that time.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes included in a beatiful hand crafted white baby grand piano shell

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I would be happy to learn unto 3 additional songs outside of our repertoire without any extra charge
Christmas, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, R&B, Motown, Funk, Disco, Funk rock, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Actor, Dancer
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