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Friendly, professional pianist and organist based in the North, with tons of experience in creating the perfect musical atmosphere.
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I am a friendly, professional pianist and organist with a wealth of experience in a variety of styles, and I’d be delighted to assist with creating the perfect musical effect for your event. I have performed across the North of England from small pub gigs to upmarket hotel restaurants to concert venues like The Sage, and I’m able to be flexible and collaborative working with clients and other musicians to achieve the desired musical outcome. In terms of classical music, my work involves solo piano, accompanying instrumentalists and singers, chamber and orchestral concerts, as well as rehearsing with various choirs as accompanist and conductor. I am regularly in demand to play the organ for weddings and have done so at numerous churches and cathedrals, and I often then hot foot it to the reception venue to play piano during the arrival drinks! I have a large repertoire on both piano and organ, I can learn new pieces at very short notice and I’m able to slot in with other musicians without a fuss. I pride myself on being reliable and I’m always well presented. Whether you’re looking for a church organist for the big day, classy cocktail jazz piano, an accompanist for a music exam, someone to lead a choir rehearsal or even some cheesy 80s covers, I feel confident I’ll be able to help out and I’d love to hear from you.

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Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Experimental, Easy listening, Pop, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Power rock
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise, Burns night
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Other skills:
Composer, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur
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Song list

Extensive range of piano repertoire, incorporating classical, jazz and pop.
Extensive range of organ repertoire including ability improvise.
Able to learn new pieces at short notice as required.
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Pachelbel - Canon
Bach - Air on a G String
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Schubert - Ave Maria
Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (Various)
Wagner - Bridal March
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Mozart - Ave Verum
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Andrew Lloyd-Webber - Various
James Bond - Title song from every film
Christmas Songs
Cocktail Jazz
Customer questions

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

This usually isn't a problem and I'll almost certainly be able to accommodate - just let me know as soon as possible.

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.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely. I have a portable piano which I can bring if there isn't one already at the venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

I'd be happy to!


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)£30
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£260
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the service (hymns, signing the register, etc), and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
2 hr drinks reception consisting of background piano in a range of styles.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
Piano and/or organ music before, during and after the wedding ceremony, followed by background piano music during the drinks reception.
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From Encore customers:

Carole F
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent on every level. Highly recommend.

James M
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance and professional

From other customers:

3 years ago

On behalf of our family, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for playing the organ at Mum's funeral on Friday. It was beautifully played. Thank you once again.

4 years ago

Hi Tom. Just wanted to say thanks so much for accompanying my student at the music festival. I thought you played so sensitively and supported her really well. Thanks again.

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