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Tom Kelsey

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Pianist
Fleet
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Highly versatile pianist and accompanist available for any event.

Tom began learning the keyboard at age 7 and quickly moved on to the piano. 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 both the Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra 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 for the final production. 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. Tom now works as a freelance pianist and accompanist, and in a short space of time has played at a wide selection of events, including private parties, christenings, funerals, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. His has accompanied other musicians for exams, weddings and concerts, including a fundraising concert for the Royal British Legion, and worked with local schools, assisting with productions and concerts.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
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
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Instruments:
Piano, Keyboard, Synthesiser
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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
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Song list

Classical
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.
Debussy: Claire de Lune
Debussy: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau
Debussy: Rêverie
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
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’
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
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’
Yiruma: Hope
Yiruma: Kiss The Rain
Yiruma: May Be
Yiruma: River Flows In You
Jazz/Standards
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Ain’t Misbehavin’
As Time Goes By
Beyond The Sea
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Bring Me Sunshine
Catch A Falling Star
Champagne Charlie
Come Fly With Me
Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Fly Me To The Moon
I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
(If I Knew You Were Comin’) I’d’ve Baked A Cake
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
In The Mood
It’s A Long Way To Tipperary
Let’s All Sing Like The Birdies Sing
Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner
Misty
Moanin’
Moonlight Serenade
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Oh! Mr Porter
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Smile
Someone To Watch Over Me
The Girl From Ipanema
The Man I Love
The Way You Look Tonight
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
Underneath The Arches
Unforgettable
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
Popular
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
All You Need Is Love
Amazed
Back At One
Believe
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
Changes
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Crocodile Rock
Crying
Daniel
Dead Ringer For Love
Delilah
Don’t Sleep In The Subway
Don’t Stop Believin’
Downtown
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Everlong
Every Breath You Take
Fernando
Fields Of Gold
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
God Only Knows
Gold
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Heaven
Hello (Lionel Richie)
Here Comes The Sun
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 Just Called To Say I Love You
I’ll Be There
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
I Saw Her Standing There
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Want To Know What Love Is
I Will Always Love You
If I Was
Imagine
Killer Queen
Lean On Me
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Let It Be
Life On Mars?
Livin’ On A Prayer
Love Is All Around
Michelle
Miracle Of Love
My Girl
My Way
Never Gonna Give You Up
Nothing Else Matters
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
Oh! You Pretty Things
Praise You (Fatboy Slim)
Rhinestone Cowboy
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
Roxanne
Say A Little Prayer
Scarborough Fair
Somebody To Love
Stand By Me
Stay Another Day
Stuck On You
Sweet Child o’ Mine
The Power Of Love (Jennifer Rush)
The Winner Takes It All
The Wonder Of You
This Is My Song
Thorn In My Side
Torn
True Colours
Unchained Melody
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
Wonderwall
Y.M.C.A
Yellow Submarine
Yesterday
You And Me Song
Your Song
You’re My Best Friend
Modern (post 2000)
A Sky Full Of Stars
All Of Me
Beneath Your Beautiful
Chandelier
Chasing Cars
Cheap Thrills
Clocks
Counting Stars
Diamonds
Dream Catch Me
Everybody’s Changing
Feel
Fix You
Flowers In The Window
Funeral
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
Hoppípolla
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
Magic
Marry Me
Mr. Brightside
Never Let Me Go
One Last Night
Paradise
Perfect
Photograph
Read All About It, Pt. III
Rolling In The Deep
Run
Set Fire To The Rain
Shake It Off
Shake It Up
She Will Be Loved
Something Just Like This
Somewhere Only We Know
Sorry
Speed Of Sound
Steal My Girl
Sugar
Symphony
The Edge Of Glory
The Power Of Love (Gabrielle Aplin)
The Wolf
These Days
Thinking Out Loud
This Is The Last Time
Titanium
Trouble
Uprising
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’re Beautiful
Musicals
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
Memory
Not While I’m Around
Somewhere
Suddenly Seymour
Sun And Moon
Lambeth Walk
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
You’ll Never Walk Alone
TV and Film
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
A Million Dreams
A Whole New World
A Thousand Years
Ada Plays, from ‘Cold Mountain’
Baby Mine
Be Our Guest
Beauty And The Beast
Bright Eyes
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can’t Stop The Feeling
Cavatina
City Of Stars
Come What May
Comptine d’un autre été, l’après-midi, from ‘Amélie’
Dawn, from ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Day One, from ‘Interstellar’
Fairytale, from ‘Shrek’
Falling Slowly
First Step, from ‘Interstellar’
Ghostbusters
Glasgow Love Theme, from ‘Love Actually’
Heart Of Courage
Hedwig’s Theme
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
I See The Light
Karen’s Theme
Lava
Let It Go
Life Could Not Better Be
Love Actually
Love Is A Song
Love Me Like You Do
Married Life, from ‘Up’
Moon River
No Time For Caution, from ‘Interstellar’
Nobody Does It Better
Organ Variation, from ‘Interstellar’
Over The Rainbow
Remember Me
See You Again
Shallow
Stayin’ Alive
Still Falling For You
The Dam Busters March
The Wedding, from ‘Deep Impact’
Theme from ‘Jurassic Park’
Time, from ‘Inception’
Up Where We Belong
Walking In The Air
When You Wish Upon A Star
Where Do I Begin? from ‘Love Story’
You’ve Got A Friend In Me, from ‘Toy Story’
Bollywood
Sanam Re
Tum Hi Ho
Christmas
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 Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
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 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
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

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?

If I have brought my amplifier, then I plug in my iPod to carry on the piano music between sets. This is rarely needed however, as I'm happy to play continuously for up to 2.5 hours (excluding any comfort breaks).

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?

Yes certainly, as along as it is in good condition 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 you give me reasonable notice.

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
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. I can learn up to 5 new songs for no extra charge.
£200

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Rebecca B, 9 months 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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Marco S, 9 months ago

Tom was great at our wedding ceremony and delivered 100% on all his promises. He couldn't have any better. Thanks again, Tom.

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Rollo H, 10 months ago

Tom was fantastic all round. He was very communicative in advance and happy to learn some new pieces of music. He arrived on-time and was completely self-reliant in terms of directions etc. He played perfectly all the pieces we wanted to perform (and very kindly turned pages for my friend when he was playin). All round, could not be happier - thank you!

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Leigh D, 1 year ago

Tom was absolutely superb very professional, he played all the music we asked him to play, he made my mother’s funeral/celebration a very memorable one, thank you Tom 👍

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Olivia S, 8 days ago

Tom played for our wedding ceremony and reception. He’s an excellent pianist, very flexible and easy going, and learned a number of new pieces - I’m sure none of them easy - for our wedding in addition to his extensive repertoire. We were particularly delighted that Tom didn’t charge to learn our three pieces. Thanks for making our day perfect Tom!

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John T, 2 months ago

My party guests all commented on how enjoyable it was to listen to Tom playing his electric piano.The music he played was just right for the party. Tom also played four songs that I had particularly requested for myself. It was a great afternoon party and hearing live music being played by Tom,added to our enjoyment. A real professional, I am pleased to recommend him

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