Vanessa Alliband

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A Grade 8 pianist and singer who has graced many stages, even sharing the stage with musicians like Manchester Inspirational Voices.
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Vanessa is a Grade 8 pianist and singer, providing music at weddings/ events. With over 10 years of experience performing at weddings and community events and a large repertoire to match, Vanessa is highly qualified to bring that special touch to your day. She is classically trained and plays many styles, and her set list can be catered to suit your needs. If you're looking for a personal touch and someone with a warm persona, Vanessa is your person.

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Vanessa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Emma F
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Vanessa played during the drinks reception at our wedding on 02.06.2023. She was absolutely incredible and the music was beautiful. Communication with her has been great from start to finish and she made such a special addition to our big day. I would highly recommend! Thank you so much Vanessa.

Michelle O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Vanessa was absolutely wonderful she helped make our day so special she learnt a special song she didn’t know for us we highly recommend her she’s lovely and so professional.

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Sheila C
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Newcastle ST5
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5 out of 5

Vanessa is a wonderful, talented lady. She played at our wedding in October and made some lovely memories that we will treasure. whenever I hear 'A thousand years' it will remind me of Vanessa playing it so beautifully at our wedding. I could not thank her enough for making it such a special day. What a lovely lady. XX

Jasmine P
7 years ago, for a Wedding in Stone ST15
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5 out of 5

Vanessa played at our wedding and it was truly beautiful. There were a few tears in the house - good tears of course! We would highly recommend her to anyone.

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Vanessa's Song list

She's always a woman - Billy Joel
Moon river - Audrey Hepburn
A thousand years - Christina Perri
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Can't help falling in love - Ingrid Michaelson Version
All of me - John Legend
The luckiest - Ben Folds
A thousand miles - Vanessa Carlton
Kiss the rain - Yiruma
River flows in you - Yiruma
I giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Fairytale - Sara Bareilles
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Glasgow love theme - Love Actually
A nightingale sang - Michael Buble Version
Incredible love - Ingrid Michaelson
Wedding song - Angus and Julia Stone
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
In this life - Delta Goodrem
I get to love you - Ruelle
Your song - Ellie Goulding Version
I choose you - Sara Bareilles
The way you look tonight - Frank Sinatra
Umbrella - Rihanna
Can't help falling in love - Ingrid Michaleson Version
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Truly madly deeply - Savage Gardens
At last - Etta James
Like a star - Corinne Bailey Rae
Delicate - Taylor Swift
Lucky - Jason Mraz
Home - Michael Buble
In this life - Delta Goodrem
Rewrite the stars - The Greatest Showman
Joy of you - Vanessa
Everything - Michael Buble
Feels like home - Chantal Kreviazuk
A million dreams - The Greatest Showman
Have I told you lately -Rod Stewart
Make you feel my love - Adele
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Love story - Taylor Swift
You belong with me - Taylor Swift
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
The only exception - Paramore
Riptide - Vance Joy
A sky full of stars - Coldplay
Something just like this - Coldplay
Teenage dream - Katy Perry
We found love - Rihanna
Everything I do - Bryan Adams
Somewhere only we know -Keane
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
Ain't nobody - Jasmine Thompson Version
My girl - The Temptations
Slow dancing in a burning room - John Mayer
Paperweight - Joshua Radin
I''ll be - Edwin McCain
Time after time - Eva Cassidy
You were meant for me - Jewel
Collide - Howie Day
Say you won't let go - James Arthur
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Glitter in the air - Pink
At last I see the light - Tangled
Kiss the stars - Pixie Lott
Fighting for me - Riley Clemmons
You and I - Ingrid Micheleson
The way I am - Ingrid Michaelson
Love is - Vanessa
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Your song - Rita Ora
2002 - Anne- Marie
Mine - Taylor Swift
Ours - Taylor Swift

Vanessa's 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)£30
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception


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Customer questions

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

This actually happened at a wedding I played at recently. I try to be as flexible as possible so if timings do change in the run up to the day just let me know.

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

Unfortunately not, my area of expertise is in the piano playing. I am always willing to ask around my musician friends for you though!

How much time do you need to set up?

I typically arrive up to an hour before the performance time to set up.

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 definitely.

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

My set list is crafted from years of wedding performances to cater to the atmosphere accordingly. However, I am definitely happy to discuss this and if there is a particular song/songs that you would love to have at your event then, with good notice, I am happy to oblige.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes of course!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely, as long as I have plenty of notice I can do this for you for just a small fee of £30 to take into account extra rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients have always said that I bring a sentimental value to the performance - whether that has been in playing a favourite song of theirs as they walk down the aisle, writing a personalised song just for them or simply with my song choices which have been chosen to match the atmosphere of their day perfectly.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at; The Bridge Centre, Keele Hall, The Minton Centre, North Staffs Medical Institute, Breathe City Church, Longton Central Hall, The Upper House and more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I think the more classical approaches like Yiruma and Ludovico Einaudi are very much my style, but I definitely look for inspiration wherever I can find it, and if that is in a Top 40's song then there it is!

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

I was fortunate enough to share the stage, Christmas 2016, with BBC gospel choir of the year winners, Manchester Inspirational Voices.
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Folk, Easy listening, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Charity event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Accompanist, Theory teaching
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