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Vanessa Alliband

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About Vanessa

A Grade 8 pianist and singer available to provide music for your special day.
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Stafford

Vanessa is a Grade 8 pianist and singer, providing music at weddings/ events. With 10 years 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.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Folk, Easy listening, Top 40
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Instruments:
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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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Song list

She's always a woman
Moon river
A thousand years
What a wonderful world
Can't help falling in love
All of me
The luckiest
A thousand miles
Kiss the rain
River flows in you
I giorni
Fairytale
Shallow
Fly me to the moon
Glasgow love theme
A nightingale sang
Incredible love
Wedding song
Thinking out loud
Perfect
In this life
I get to love you
Your song
In the morning light
I choose you
The way you look tonight
Umbrella
Can't help falling in love
How long will I love you
Truly madly deeply
At last
Like a star
Delicate
Lucky
Home
In this life
Rewrite the stars
Joy of you
Everything
Feels like home
A million dreams
Have I told you lately
Make you feel my love
Just the way you are
Love story
You belong with me
I'm yours
The only exception
Riptide
A sky full of stars
Something just like this
Teenage dream
We found love
Everything I do
Somewhere only we know
Wonderful tonight
Ain't nobody
My girl
Slow dancing in a burning room
Paperweight
I''ll be
Time after time
You were meant for me
Collide
Say you won't let go
Just the two of us
Glitter in the air
At last I see the light
Kiss the stars
Fighting for me
You and I
The way I am
Love is
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.

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
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£90
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£140

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£70
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Reviews

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Michelle O
5 months 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
3 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

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Jasmine P
6 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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