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Highly versatile pianist and accompanist available for any event.
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Tom works as a freelance pianist and accompanist, and performs at a wide variety of events including private parties, christenings, funerals, wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition to work as a soloist he has accompanied other musicians for exams, weddings and concerts, worked with choirs and local schools, assisting with musical productions and concerts. Tom began learning the keyboard at age 7 and moved on to the piano soon after. After taking grade 4 in 2003 he rapidly moved through the grades and in December 2009 he gained a diploma in piano performance from ABRSM. During his time at school and sixth form he was a member of a number of ensembles and jazz bands, both in and out of school. Whilst at Sixth Form College he made the decision to study music and gained a place to study for a BA (Hons) degree at the University of Southampton. During his time at the University he began playing the harpsichord and in his final year became part of an early music trio. Tom played with several Orchestras as an orchestral pianist and assisted with a production of Sondheim’s ‘Sunday In The Park With George’, playing as a rehearsal pianist and in the pit band. Tom also started working as an accompanist, playing with several students in their final recitals. In his final year Tom took modules in composition and performance and received a first for his final performance of works by Beethoven, Chopin and Prokofiev. Whatever your event and whatever genre of music you prefer, Tom will be able to provide the perfect musical backdrop with his playing. Requests are gladly taken in advance and on the day.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
4th Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Ambient pop, Acoustic, Funk, Covers, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock, Bollywood, Indian music, Folk
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Transcription, Composer, Perfect pitch, Arranger, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist
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Song list

Anon: Amazing Grace
Bach: Air on the G String
Bach: Prelude no. 1, from ‘The Well Tempered Clavier’, book I
Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Mvt. I
Beethoven: Theme from Mvt. V of ‘Pastoral Symphony’
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9, no. 1
Chopin: Nocturne in E flat, Op. 9, no. 2
Chopin: Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15, no. 3
Chopin: Nocturne in G minor, Op. 37, no. 1
Chopin: Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth.
Chopin: Polonaise in A, ‘Military’, Op. 40, no. 1
Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, no. 4
Chopin: Prelude in A, Op. 28, no. 7
Chopin: Prelude in D flat, Op. 28, no. 15
Chopin: Prelude in C minor, Op. 28, no. 20
Chopin: Waltz in D flat, Op. 64, no. 1 ‘Minute’
Chopin: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, no. 2
Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op. posth.
Brian Crain: Butterfly Waltz
Debussy: Claire de Lune
Debussy: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau
Debussy: Rêverie
di Capua, Mazzucchi and Capurro: O Sole Mio
Einaudi: Dietro Casa
Einaudi: Fly
Einaudi: I Giorni
Einaudi: La Linea Scura
Einaudi: Le Onde
Einaudi: Monday
Einaudi: Nuvole Bianche
Einaudi: Onde Corte
Einaudi: Passaggio
Einaudi: Primavera
Einaudi: Questa Notte
Einaudi: Sotto Vento
Einaudi: Stella del Mattino
Einaudi: Tracce
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Grieg: Nocturne
Handel: ‘Air’, from ‘Water Music’
Handel: Ombra mai fu
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Joplin: Peacherine Rag
Joplin: The Easy Winners
Joplin: Elite Syncopations
Joplin: The Entertainer
Joplin: The Strenuous Life
Liszt: Consolation no. 1
Liszt: Consolation no. 2
Massenet: Meditation, from ‘Thais’
Mendelssohn: The Wedding March
Mendelssohn: Venetianisches Gondellied
Mozart: Wedding March, from ‘The Marriage Of Figaro’
Offenbach: Barcarolle, from ‘The Tales Of Hoffman’
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Palmgren: A Night in May
Parry: Jerusalem
Rachmaninoff: Prelude no. 4, Op. 23
Rachmaninoff: Prelude no. 10, Op. 23
Rutter: The Lord Bless You And Keep You
Francesco Sartori: Con Te Partirò
Satie: Gymnopédie no. 1
Satie: Gymnopédie no. 2
Satie: Gymnopédie no. 3
Satie: Gnossienne no. 1
Satie: Gnossienne no. 2
Satie: Gnossienne no. 3
Scarlatti: Sonata no. 8 in E
Schubert: Impromptu no. 3 in G flat, D. 899
Schubert: Impromptu no. 4 in A flat, D. 899
Schumann: Des Abends
Schumann: Kinderscenen, Op. 15
Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste, Op. 40, no. 2
Tchaikovsky: Theme from ‘Swan Lake’
Yann Tiersen: Porz Goret
Roy Todd: Dancing At Midnight/Resplendence
Verdi: La donna è mobile, from Rigoletto
Wagner: Bridal Chorus, from ‘Lohengrin’
Yiruma: Hope
Yiruma: Kiss The Rain
Yiruma: May Be
Yiruma: River Flows In You
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Ain’t Misbehavin’
As Time Goes By
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Beyond The Sea
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Blue Velvet
Blueberry Hill
Bring Me Sunshine
Buona Sera
(I Don’t Know Why) But I Do
Catch A Falling Star
Champagne Charlie
Come Fly With Me
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Happy Go Lucky Me
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
In The Mood
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
(If I Knew You Were Comin’) I’d’ve Baked A Cake
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Let’s All Sing Like The Birdies Sing
Magic Moments
Mala Femmina
Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner
Moonlight Serenade
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Oh! Mr Porter
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
On An Evening In Roma
On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Release Me
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Someone To Watch Over Me
Strangers In The Night
That’s Amore
The Girl From Ipanema
The Man I Love
The Way You Look Tonight
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Tu Vuò Fà l’Americano
Underneath The Arches
We’ll Meet Again
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob Bobbin’ Along
You Are My Sunshine
A Kind Of Magic
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
All You Need Is Love
Always On My Mind
(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
Annie’s Song
Back At One
Bohemian Rhapsody
Breakfast In America
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown Eyed Girl
Buddy Holly
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Chanson D’Amour
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Crocodile Rock
Cry For Me
Dancing Queen
Dead Ringer For Love
Don’t Sleep In The Subway
Don’t Stop Believin’
Don’t Stop Me Now
Don’t You Want Me
Endless Love
English Rose
Especially For You
Eternal Flame
Every Breath You Take
Fields Of Gold
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
God Only Knows
Green Green Grass Of Home
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Hello (Lionel Richie)
Here Comes The Sun
Here, There And Everywhere
Honey, Honey
House Of The Rising Sun
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
Hungry Like The Wolf
I Can’t Make You Love Me
I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
I Got You Babe
I Just Can’t Help Believin’
I Saw Her Standing There
I Say A Little Prayer
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
I Want To Break Free
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Want To Know What Love Is
If I Was
In My Life
I’ll Be There
I’m Every Woman (Chaka Khan)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Killer Queen
Kung Fu Fighting
Lean On Me
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Let It Be
Let Me Entertain You
Life On Mars?
Livin’ On A Prayer
Love Is All Around
Love Me Tender
Miracle Of Love
My Eyes Adored You
My Girl
My Way
Never Gonna Give You Up
Nine To Five
Nothing Else Matters
Oh! You Pretty Things
Only You
Praise You (Fatboy Slim)
Rhinestone Cowboy
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
Scarborough Fair
Send Me On My Way
She’s Always A Woman
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
Somebody To Love
Stand By Me
Stay Another Day
Stuck On You
Super Trouper
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Take A Chance On Me
Take On Me
The Masterplan
The Power Of Love (Jennifer Rush)
The Winner Takes It All
The Wonder Of You
These Boots Were Made For Walkin’
This Is My Song
Thorn In My Side
Three Little Birds
Tiny Dancer
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
True Colours
Un-Break My Heart
Unchained Melody
Uptown Girl
Walk Forever By My Side
We Are The Champions
We Belong
We’ve Only Just Begun
When I’m Sixty-Four
When You Say Nothing At All
With A Little Help From My Friends
With Or Without You
Wonderful Tonight
Yellow Submarine
You And Me Song
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Your Song
You’re My Best Friend
You’re So Vain
Modern (post 2000)
A Sky Full Of Stars
All Of Me
Beneath Your Beautiful
Bloodstream (Tokio Myers version)
Call Me Maybe
Castle On The Hill
Chasing Cars
Cheap Thrills
Counting Stars
Dream Catch Me
Everybody’s Changing
Fix You
Flowers In The Window
Greatest Day
Half The World Away (AURORA)
Hallelujah (Alexandra Burke)
Have A Nice Day
Heaven (DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do. - Candlelight Mix)
Hello (Adele)
Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
Hold On, We’re Going Home
Home (Michael Bublé)
Home (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
I Was Here
Just Give Me A Reason
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Let Her Go
Let Me Love You
Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)
Love Yourself
Make You Feel My Love
Marry Me
Marry You
Mr. Brightside
Never Let Me Go
Paradise (Coldplay)
Read All About It, Pt. III
Rolling In The Deep
Set Fire To The Rain
Shake It Off
Shake It Up
She Will Be Loved
Something Just Like This
Somewhere Only We Know
Speed Of Sound
Steal My Girl
Thank You For Loving Me
The Edge Of Glory
The Power Of Love (Gabrielle Aplin)
The Wolf
These Days
Thinking Out Loud
This Is The Last Time
Valerie (Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse)
Viva La Vida
We Found Love
What Makes You Beautiful
Wherever I Go
Without You
You And Me
You Raise Me Up
You’re Beautiful
A Heart Full Of Love
All The Things You Are
As Long As He Needs Me
As Long As You’re Mine
Being Alive
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Castle On A Cloud
Drink With Me
I Dreamed A Dream
I Know Him So Well
It’s A Hard Knock Life
It’s A Lovely Day Today
Love Changes Everything
Mack The Knife
Not While I’m Around
On The Street Where You Live
Razzle Dazzle
Send In The Clowns
Smoke Gets In You Eyes
Stranger In Paradise
Suddenly Seymour
Sun And Moon
The Lambeth Walk
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Unexpected Song
We’ll Gather Lilacs
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Songs From TV and Film
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
A Groovy Kind Of Love
A Million Dreams
A Whole New World
A Thousand Years
Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
Baby Mine
Be Our Guest
Beauty And The Beast
Bright Eyes
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can’t Stop The Feeling
Circle Of Life
City Of Stars
Come What May
Fabulous, from ‘High School Musical 2’
Falling Slowly
Hopelessly Devoted To You
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
I See The Light
I Will Always Love You
I’ll Be There For You
I’m Every Woman (Whitney Houston)
I’m Kissing YouLava
Let It Go
Life Could Not Better Be
Love Is A Song
Love Me Like You Do
Moon River
My Favourite Things
My Heart Will Go On
Never Enough
Nobody Does It Better
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
One Last Night
Over The Rainbow
Pure Imagination
Remember Me
Rule The World
Sanam Re
See You Again
Somewhere In My Memory
Stayin’ Alive
Still Falling For You
Summer Nights
The Beautiful Briny
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Tum Hi Ho
Up Where We Belong
Walking In The Air
We Can Always Come Back To This
When You Wish Upon A Star
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Instrumental Scores From TV and Film
Ada Plays, from ‘Cold Mountain’
Brian’s Song
Comptine d’un autre été, l’après-midi, from ‘Amélie’
Dawn, from ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Day One, from ‘Interstellar’
Fairytale, from ‘Shrek’
First Step, from ‘Interstellar’
Glasgow Love Theme, from ‘Love Actually’
Heart Of Courage
Hedwig’s Theme
I’m Forrest…Forrest Gump
Karen’s Theme
Lara’s Theme, from ‘Dr. Zhivago’
Love Actually
Love Theme, from ‘The Godfather’
Married Life, from ‘Up’
No Time For Caution, from ‘Interstellar’
Organ Variation, from ‘Interstellar’
Star Wars Main Theme
The Dam Busters March
The Wedding, from ‘Deep Impact’
Theme From ‘Jurassic Park’
Theme From ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’
Time, from ‘Inception’
Where Do I Begin? from ‘Love Story’
A Spaceman Came Travelling
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Away In A Manger
Blue Christmas
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Driving Home For Christmas
Fairytale Of New York
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Believe In Father Christmas
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
If Every Day Was Like Christmas
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Last Christmas
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Lonely This Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Xmas Everybody
Mistletoe And Wine
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Tannenbaum/O Christmas Tree
Once In Royal David’s City
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
Step Into Christmas
The First Noel
The Holly And The Ivy
The Twelve Days Of Christmas
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The wide variety of music that I can play.

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

If timings change in the run up to the event just send me a quick message to let me know. I always try to be as flexible as I can, and I understand that timings can change on the day as well.

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

Yes, if I have brought my amplifier, then I can plug in my iPod to continue the piano music between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

If I am using my own electric piano then that usually takes around 20 minutes to set up. However, I would always aim to arrive at the venue at least an hour before the performance start time.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Certainly, as along as it is in working order and in tune.

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

You can pick as many songs from my repertoire list as you like!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely. I can bring my own electric piano and any necessary amplification, all for no extra charge!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course, as long as I am given reasonable notice.


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£255
Up to 3 hours£310
Wedding Ceremony
Up to 30 minutes of 'prelude' music as guests arrive and take their seats. Then all of the music for the ceremony itself - entrance and exit music as well as some background music during the signing of the register.


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Philip G, 1 month ago

Tom was brilliant with just the right music to create a relaxed atmosphere. Very accommodating; thoroughly nice guy. Would highly recommend him.

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Katy K, 2 years ago

We got married in early August 2019 and hired Tom to play the grand piano at our venue. Tom was very helpful and professional throughout our communications with him, to help us plan the music for our event. We chose Tom because we liked the sample music included in his profile and his music style suited the tone/themes of our wedding and the venue. We provided a list of suggested songs/pieces which Tom played on the day. It was great to hear some of our favourite music played on the piano. The piano music provided a wonderful backdrop atmosphere for our wedding drinks reception, after our ceremony - thanks Tom!

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Michael O, 2 years ago

Tom was relaxed, friendly and really helped create the right ambience at my 65th birthday party. He played at the start as guests arrived and he was really good at judging how to shift the atmosphere as the evening progressed.

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Rebecca B, 3 years ago

We thought Tom was fantastic from start to finish. If I emailed him with a question he responded almost instantly every time. Very reasonably priced compared to other pianists we looked at too. We asked him if he could play for longer than we had originally discussed and he was straight back with a “no problem” and an invoice. Honestly, we could not be happier! He really created a perfect atmosphere on our special day :) thankyou so much Tom!

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Marion F, 1 year ago

From our first contact with him, Tom was polite and professional. Booking him was an easy process and arrangements made, with a few special requests, without any problems. On our wedding day, Tom arrived well ahead of time, set up his piano without any problems and played throughout our wedding breakfast as requested. He played everything we asked for, plus many other pieces - the style of music being totally in keeping with the occasion. Our guests loved listening to him, one table bonded by playing a game of guessing the tune and he made our wedding even more special by being there. Tom and his piano would be a great addition to any special occasion. Tom plays a great variety of musical styles and we thoroughly recommend him.

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David S, 1 year ago

Perfect backdrop to a dinner for over 30 people. Tom is an excellent pianist and has a great repertoire and is very open to adapting and customising his sets. Talented, reliable and keen to give a good experience, I can highly recommend Tom.

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