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A professional, experienced, singer/pianist bookable for your private event or wedding. Large pop-based repertoire/portable grand available.
Singing pianist
Hemel Hempstead
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have performed for over 25 years so have a wealth of experience and can help you shape your music choices if required. For weddings, music can support: - Guest arrival and bespoke ceremonies; - Drinks receptions; - Wedding breakfasts; - The party (with upbeat songs to dance to and DJ sets in between live performances) For private events and corporate bookings, I work closely with you to make sure you have music that suits your clientele and environment and timings are all agreed. I can provide DJ sets in between live performance sets. Company clients include: The Conservative Party - twice Lafarge Holcim Jaguar Land Rover DP World London Gateway - twice DoubleTree by Hilton, Cambridge - twice Sheraton Grand, London Cath Kidston Bradfield College - five times Lloyds of London Intu Uxbridge Dacorum Borough Council Champney’s Tring BMW Sytner City Luton Hoo Pen Partnership - four times Britvic plc Burton’s Biscuits Ocado Technology I have performed at some lovely venues for private events and weddings including The Savoy, Leeds Castle, Kew Gardens, the amazing Lloyds of London Building and Sea Containers on The Thames. My style is popular covers, from ballads and easy listening songs for drinks receptions and wedding guest arrival, to songs to dance to (with added electronic drums for that upbeat vibe.) I also have a portable white grand piano shell which is a replica of a real baby grand piano. Do check that you have space for this if you'd like it (we need around 10 foot x 10 foot to include the PA system.) I have £10m public liability insurance should your venue require it and PA tested equipment. I arrive two hours before the start time for a wedding and 1.5 hours for a private event, roughly but we can discuss timings upon booking. I am based in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, so mileage is charged from and back to here and is added to/included in the quote. I'd love to discuss your requirements and hope you like my showreel. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions should you have them. Thank you. Vanessa Singer/Pianist 🎹 🎤

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Vanessa's Reviews

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Elaine S
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Vanessa was incredible at my NYE party & totally made the night for my guests & I! She created such a lovely ambiance & was highly professional throughout the evening! Couldn’t recommend her enough & will Definetly hire her again for future events! Bella

Reply from Vanessa
4 months ago

Hi Elaine, Thanks again for having me perform in your home. Always a privilege. Well done with the fireworks and the marquee - you went to a lot of trouble to ensure guests had a good time. Vanessa x

Jamie E
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Vanessa for our Wedding as our previous singers cancelled very last minute and she was absolutely incredible! Not only was she available at such short notice but she made sure to make our day extra special. We had great communication throughout the booking process right up until the day, she was so lovely and kind and understanding, she interacted with all of our guests and even the children were up and dancing. Vanessa was truly incredible and we cannot wait until we are able to find another reason to hire her again! We have heard nothing but lovely lovely comments from near enough all of our guests and some have already requested her details so they can book her for their events. Every single song was performed with such care and emotion, we just absolutely cannot sing her praise high enough. Thankyou Vanessa for truly making our day so special. You were an incredible addition to our day and we are very grateful and appreciative of you and your amazing talents.

Reply from Vanessa
9 months ago

OMG you guys! Thank you SO much for your very generous praise! What a lovely couple you are. I had a ball and those lovely children all came and gave me a hug in the rain at the end when I left. So sweet. Many congrats and Rebecca, I hope you enjoy the flight to The Seychelles next year as much as The Seychelles itself! xxxx

Dominic W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Personable, flexible, wonderful pianist... gave us everything we wanted.

Reply from Vanessa
1 year ago

Thank you so much Dominic! Made me feel young!! :-) Rock on! x

From other customers:

Johnny A
8 months ago, for a Wedding in Faversham ME13
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5 out of 5

Vanessa was just what we were looking for from a live musician - she did a beautiful job on our custom pieces, she had great stage presence and a lovely voice, and just generally seemed so excited to be performing at our wedding. We would absolutely book her again, just hopefully next time we’d actually have time to hear more of her wonderful singing!

Neil M
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Oakhanger
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for being a part of our day. You felt like part of the family. You were a big hit with your singing and playing. You were perfect. Everyone loved the grand piano shell and we couldn't believe you got it back in your car. We had a fantastic party so thanks again.

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Vanessa's Song list

4 Non-Blondes - What's Up
Abba - Dancing Queen
Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You
Abba - Mamma Mia
Abba - Name Of The Game
Abba - Thank You For The Music
Abba - Waterloo
Adam Sandler - Grow Old With You
Adele - Hello
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele – When We Were Young
Aerosmith - Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Aladdin – A Whole New World
Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Alison Moyet - That Old Devil Called Love
All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Anne Murray – You Are My Sunshine
Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Bette Midler - The Rose
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath my Wings
Beverley Craven - Promise Me
Bill Haley And The Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Billy Joel - Honesty
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly - True Love (High Society)
Birdy - Wings
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Bobby Darin - (Somewhere) Beyond The Sea
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Boney M – Rivers Of Babylon
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Bread - If
Bread - Make It With You
Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
Bruce Channel – Hey Baby
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bryan Adams - Baby When You're Gone
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do I Do It For You
Bryan Adams - I'll Always Be Right There
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Buddy Holly - Every Day
Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
Camila Cabelo - Havana
Carly Simon - Coming Around Again
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Carole King - It's Too Late
Carole King – Natural Woman
Carole King - You've Got A Friend
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Cher - Believe
Cher – Shoop Shoop Song
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Corinne Bailey Ray - Put Your Records On
Creedence Clearwater Revivl - Bad Moon Rising
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
Crowded House – It’s Only Natural
Crowded House - Pineapple Head
Crowded House - Weather With You
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Damian Rice - Cannonball
Daniel Bedingfield – If You’re Not The One
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
Dean Martin - Buona Sera
Dean Martin - Innamorata
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens
Dido - Don't Leave Home
Dido - Life For Rent
Dido – Thank You
Dirty Dancing – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Don McLean - American Pie
Don McLean - Vincent
Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera
Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Dusty Springfield - I Only Wanna Be With You
Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Elton John - Blue Eyes
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Candle In The Wind
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Emilie Sandé - Clown
Emilie Sandé – Next To Me
Enrique Iglesias - Hero
Eric Clapton - You Look Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Fairground Attraction - Perfect
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Frankie Vallie - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
George Ezra – Budapest
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
Gloria Estefan - Can't Stay Away From You
Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Grease - Hopelessly Devoted To You
Grease - Summer Nights
Guns 'n Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Harry Nilson – Everybody’s Talkin’
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Irene Cara - Flashdance
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jackie Wilson - I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Jam - That's Entertainment
Jam - Town Called Malice
James – All Sit Down
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
James Taylor - Fire And Rain
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Jasmine Thompson - Rather Be (Clean Bandit Cover)
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jennifer Paige – Crush
Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
Jess Glynne – All I Am
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Jess Glynne – Thursday
Jessie J - Price Tag
Joan Osborne – One Of Us
John Denver - Annie's Song
John Denver - Country Roads
John Denver - Leaving On A Jet Plane
John Legend - All Of Me
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn
Kate Bush - Man With The Child In His Eyes
Katie Melua - Call Off The Search
Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry - Hot 'n Cold
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
Keane - This Is The Last Time
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
KT Tunstall – Other Side Of The World
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See
Labyrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful
Lady Antebellum - Just A Kiss
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lana Del Ray - Young And Beautiful
Leo Sayer - When I Need You
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Little Mix - Black Magic
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
M People - Search For The Hero
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna – Live To Tell
Madonna - True Blue
Manhattan Transfer - Chanson D'Amour
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
Maroon 5 – This Love
Mary Wells - My Guy
Michael Bublé - Everything
Michael Bublé – Home
Michael Jackson - Ben
Mister Mister - Broken Wings
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Benjamin Arrow – Runnin’
Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans
Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
Nina Simone - Mr Bojangles
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Norah Jones - Sunrise
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oleta Adams - Get Here
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
Olly Murs - Dear Darling
Olly Murs and Demi Lovato - Up
One Direction - Little Things
One Direction - Night Changes
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Paolo Nutini - Last Request (not suitable for weddings)
Patti Austin/James Ingram - Baby Come To Me
Paul Anka - Diana
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Petula Clarke - Downtown
Phil Collins – All Of My Life
Phil Collins – That’s Just The Way It Is
Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
Pink – A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
Pink – What About Us
Pink – Who Knew
Pixie Lott – Cry Me Out
Pulp - Something Changed
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Queen - We Are The Champions
Queen - You're My Best Friend
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - She's The One
Robert Palmer - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roger Miller - King Of The Road
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Rudimental – These Days
Ruelle - I Get To Love You
S Club 7 and Harriet version - Reach
Sam Cooke - Cupid
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Shania Twain - Still The One
Sheryl Crow - First Cut Is The Deepest
Sheryl Crow – Hard To Make A Stand
Simple Plan - Summer Paradise
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Simply Red - Stars
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Smokie Robinson - Tracks Of My Tears
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
Stereophonics - Dakota
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Sting - Englishman In New York
Sting - If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Take That - Back For Good
Take That - Could It Be Magic
Take That - Rule The World
Take That - Shine
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
The Bangles - Manic Monday
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - From Me To You
The Beatles - Hard Day's Night
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beautiful South - You Keep It All In
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radiostar
The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
The Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
The Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
The Cars - Drive
The Commodores – Easy Like Sunday Morning
The Corrs - Long Night
The Corrs - Runaway
The Corrs - What Can I Do
The Cure – In Between Days
The Eagles - Desperado
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Eagles - Take It Easy
The Eagles - Take It To The Limit
The Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Four Seasons - (Oh What A Night) December 63
The Jackson Five - Never Can Say Goodbye
The Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Killers - Human
The Lighthouse Family - Lifted
The Mamas And Papas - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Police - De Do Do Do
The Police - So Lonely
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)
The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
The Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
The Script – For The First Time
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Village People - YMCA
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
Tom Jones - Delilah
Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
Tony Christie - Is This The Way To Amarillo
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me
U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (not suitable for weddings)
UB40 - Kingston Town
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Vance Joy - Riptide
Wannadies - You And Me Song
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Will Young - Leave Right Now
Willie Nelson - Always on My Mind

Vanessa's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£500
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£562.50
Up to 3 hours£625
Wedding ceremony
Bespoke music for wedding ceremony including songs for your guests. Guests - 30 minutes Processional - one song Signing of the register - two songs Recessional - one song
Wedding reception
Music for your wedding reception.
Wedding breakfast
Music for your wedding breakfast. I don't take breaks so you have music for your entire meal.
Wedding ceremony and reception
Music for both sections.
Wedding party
Music for your evening party including first and last dance.
Wedding ceremony and breakfast
Music to cover both sections.
Wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast
Music for all three sections.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients really enjoy my voice. I get many comments about singing in pitch and what a lovely quality my voice has. I have been called "a CD" before :-).

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Addington Palace Banking Hall Blenheim Palace DoubleTree by Hilton Elcot Park Fanhams Froyle Park Great Fosters Hedsor House Hilton Rotherhithe Hylands House InterContinental 02 Jumeirah Carlton Loseley Park Luton Hoo Micklefield Hall Pendley Manor Hotel Pennyhill Park Savoy Hotel Searcys Soho Farmhouse Sopwell House South Farm Woburn Sculpture Gallery

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carole King The Corrs Beverley Craven Alanis Morissette Blondie Bryan Adams Billy Joel Elton John James Taylor

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

The Conservative Party twice.

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

I can accommodate time changes but if event timings become longer than the agreed booking, by 30 minutes or more, a fee may be charged for the time. Thank you.

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

No. I don't do sets so live music is provided for the duration of your booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

Without the grand piano shell: 1 - 1.5 hours and with the grand piano shell: 1.5 - 2 hours.

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

Yes I am.

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

Yes absolutely. I have a large repertoire so you are welcome to choose your favourites. This can be emailed to you.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I am. I have a Yamaha keyboard and also a white grand piano shell.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I can. I can learn your processional (entrance song), your recessional (exit song), first dance or last dance.
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