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A Grade 8 pianist available to provide background music for your special day.
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Vanessa is a Grade 8 pianist providing beautiful background music at weddings/ events. With a set list of 30 songs to serenade your guests, she will add that special touch to your day.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Classical, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Charity event
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Other skills:
Instrumental 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
Fly me to the moon
Glasgow love theme
A nightingale sang
Incredible love
Wedding song
Thinking out loud
In this life
I get to love you
Your song
In the morning light
I choose you
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.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£360


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Sheila C, 1 year ago

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, 4 years ago

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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