Tom Kelsey

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Highly versatile pianist and accompanist available for any event.
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Tom began playing the piano when he was 9 years old, and after graduating with a music degree 12 years later, decided to work as a freelance pianist and accompanist. He has performed at a wide variety of events including private parties, christenings, funerals, wedding ceremonies and receptions. His wide ranging repertoire covers everything from classical to jazz and modern pop to film scores. In addition to work as a soloist he has accompanied other musicians for exams, weddings and concerts. He also works as a part time accompanist for Hart voices and has recently been appointed as the accompanist for Weybridge Male Voice Choir. 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, and if your venue has no piano, then he can bring his own electric piano for no additional cost.

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25 gigs
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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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Transcription, Composer, Perfect pitch, Arranger, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist
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Tom's Song list

Anon: Amazing Grace
Bach: Air on the G String
Bach: Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Bach: Prelude no. 1, from ‘The Well Tempered Clavier’, book I
Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Mvt. I
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: 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.
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Brian Crain: Butterfly Waltz
Debussy: Clair de lune
Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Debussy: Rêverie
Delibes: The Flower Duet, from Lakmé
di Capua, Mazzucchi and Capurro: O Sole Mio
Einaudi: Dietro Casa
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: Stella del Mattino
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Grieg: Nocturne
Handel: ‘Air’, from ‘Water Music’
Handel: La Réjouissance
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
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
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
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
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
In The Mood
Magic Moments
Mala Femmina
Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner
Moonlight Serenade
Oh, You Beautiful Doll
On An Evening In Roma
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Release Me
Return to Me
Strangers In The Night
The Girl From Ipanema
The Man I Love
The Way You Look Tonight
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
We’ll Meet Again
What A Wonderful World
When I Fall In Love
A Kind Of Magic
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
All My Life
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 On The Ceiling
Dancing Queen
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
God Only Knows
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Happy Birthday
Hello (Lionel Richie)
Here Comes The Sun
Here, There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
Honey, Honey
House Of The Rising Sun
Hungry Like The Wolf
I Can’t Make You Love Me
I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
I Got You Babe
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
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 Swear
I Want To Break Free
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Want To Know What Love Is
If I Was
In My Life
Islands In The Stream
Isn’t She Lovely
It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
I’ll Be There
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
I’m On Fire
Just The Two Of Us
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Killer Queen
Lean On Me
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Let It Be
Let Me Entertain You
Let’s Stay Together
Life On Mars?
Livin’ On A Prayer
Love Is All Around
Love Me Tender
Lovely Day
Make It With You
Miracle Of Love
My Cherie Amour
My Eyes Adored You
My Girl
My Way
Never Gonna Give You Up
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 Caroline
Sweet Child o’ Mine
Take A Chance On Me
Take On Me
The Masterplan
The Power Of Love (Jennifer Rush)
The Whole Of The Moon
The Winner Takes It All
The Wonder Of You
These Boots Were Made For Walkin’
This Is My Song
Three Little Birds
Tiny Dancer
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
True Colours
Un-Break My Heart
Under Pressure
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
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
A Thousand Miles
All Of Me
Beneath Your Beautiful
Castle On The Hill
Chasing Cars
Counting Stars
Dancing In The Moonlight
Dream Catch Me
Everybody’s Changing
Fix You
Flowers In The Window
Greatest Day
Guiding Light
Half The World Away (AURORA)
Have A Nice Day
Heaven (DJ Sammy and Yanou featuring Do. - Candlelight Mix)
Hello (Adele)
Hero (Enrique Iglesias)
Hold Back The River
Home (Michael Bublé)
Home (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros)
I Wanna Grow Old With You
I Was Here
I Will Wait
If I Ain’t Got You
Just Give Me A Reason
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
Let Her Go
Let Me Love You
Love Yourself
Make You Feel My Love
Marry Me
Marry You
Mr. Brightside
Never Let Me Go
Next To Me
Paradise (Coldplay)
Read All About It, Pt. III
Rolling In The Deep
Set Fire To The Rain
Shadow Of The Day
Shake It Off
Shake It Out
She Will Be Loved
Something Just Like This
Somewhere Only We Know
Speed Of Sound
Steal My Girl
Stubborn Love
Sweet Creature
Thank You For Loving Me
The Cave
The Power Of Love (Gabrielle Aplin)
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 Are The Best Thing
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
I’d Do Anything
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
Seasons Of Love
Send In The Clowns
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stranger In Paradise
Suddenly Seymour
Sun And Moon
The Lambeth Walk
The Music Of The Night
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Unexpected Song
What I Did For Love
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
You’ll Never Walk Alone
(I Wonder Why?) You’re Just In Love
Songs From TV and Film
9 To 5
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
A Groovy Kind Of Love
A Million Dreams
A Thousand Years
A Whole New World
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
Falling Slowly
Glory Of Love
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 You
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
New York, New York
Night Fever
Nobody Does It Better
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
One Last Night
Over The Rainbow
Pure Imagination
Rule The World
Sanam Re
See You Again
Somewhere In My Memory
Stayin’ Alive
Still Falling For You
Summer Nights
That’s Amoré
(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 She Loved Me
When You Wish Upon A Star
You’ve Got A Friend In Me
Instrumental Scores From TV and Film
A Window To The Past, from ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’
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’
Hedwig’s Theme
I’m Forrest…Forrest Gump
Karen’s Theme
Lara’s Theme, from ‘Dr. Zhivago’
Leaving Hogwarts
Love Actually
Love Theme, from ‘The Godfather’
Married Life, from ‘Up’
No Time For Caution, from ‘Interstellar’
Organ Variation, from ‘Interstellar’
Rose, from ‘Titanic’
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 Holly, Jolly Christmas
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 (Darke and Holst Version)
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
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
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Step Into Christmas
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
The Christmas Waltz
The First Nowell
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?

Clients love my wide ranging repertoire, which covers many different styles and will suit any occasion.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hampton Court House, Coombe Lodge, Berkley Castle, North Cadbury Court, Wells Cathedral, Truro Cathedral, Hall For Cornwall, South Lodge Hotel, Lainston House Hotel

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Debussy, Chopin, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Max Richter, M83

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

Playing solo piano in Wells Cathedral at a lunchtime concert.

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?

Of course, 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?

Certainly, as long as I am given reasonable notice.

Tom's Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding Ceremony
Up to 30 minutes of 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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Tom's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Darryl C
7 days ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was exceptional from start to finish. I could not recommend him enough. He played beautifully and was such a pro. Amazing!

Reply from Tom
6 days ago

Thank you very much for the review and your message!

Kathryn B
28 days ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was brilliant he really made the ceremony and drinks reception perfect for our wedding his playing was amazing and everyone said how good he was. Would highly recommend.

Reply from Tom
22 days ago

Thank you very much Kathryn!

Harriet C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was amazing, he learnt the songs I wanted and made our ceremony very special

Reply from Tom
5 months ago

Thank you!

Victoria F
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Tom was brilliant. So accommodating and easy to deal with. He played beautifully in our church. Highly recommend!

Reply from Tom
1 year ago

Thank you!

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From other customers:

Andrew B
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Clerkenwell Rd
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5 out of 5

So happy to have had Tom play the piano at our wedding reception. Talented and kind, as well as willing to accommodate our song choices and adapt to timing changes showcased Tom's professionalism. We're thankful for his contribution and the beautiful recording he provided for our wedding dance song, which allowed us to prepare thoroughly. Thank you Tom!

James A
6 months ago, for a Private event in 5 Eastman's Fld
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5 out of 5

Tom arrived on time, setup without fuss, and then provided us with two hours of wonderful piano playing. Our guests were delighted. He is polite, professional and gifted. The main highlight of our evening. Can't rate highly enough. Thanks Tom!

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