Dan Burnett

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Multi-award-nominated piano vocalist, specialising in acoustic, popular classics, songwriter, soul, jazz, and blues.
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Dan Burnett is a world-class singer and multi-instrumental musician. As well as playing gigs and events, Dan is also a piano tutor, choir leader, and library music composer for film and TV. He has co-written and recorded music which featured on ‘Stolen’ (Nicolas Cage), and ‘Supernatural’ (USA TV series), among many others. Notable events include: 2020 Released 'Live (and then some)' EP, along with building a regular audience for 'Live Stream Sundays', a weekly streamed 'virtual gig' to keep live music going through lockdown. 2019 Released 'Flying Solo' album which received international airplay and reviews, and was featured in national publications. 2018 Tracks from ‘Small World EP’ included in Caffe Nero’s international playlist. Became an official Spotify and Shazam artist. Showcased nationally on BBC Radio’s ‘Georgey Tonight’ in January 2018 as ‘Artist of the week’, with the show reaching over 1.2m listeners. Featured in national news publications, and on various radio shows with airplay and live interviews. 2017 Recorded and released ‘Small World EP’, which received international acclaim and airplay, and reached #5 in the 2017 UK *IBBA charts – only 6 weeks after release. The EP was also the *IBBA’s second most played recording in December, across the network of over 60 radio shows. *Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. Reviewed in Blues In Britain magazine (live gig review / Small World EP – November). Performed at The Great British R&B Festival, Colne (Lancs) solo, and with Clay Shelburn (USA). 2016 Worked alongside Roland Europe and featured in a video for the release of their new piano products in ‘The Future. Redefined’ global event. Nominated in the 2016 British Blues Awards (‘Keyboard player of the year’). 2015 Launched ‘E.P.’ with a solo tour in New York City. Kawai Pianos USA provided stage piano and equipment for the trip. ‘E.P.’ was featured on BBC Radio 2’s ‘The Blues Show with Paul Jones’. Solo tour of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Nominated in the 2015 British Blues Awards (‘Keyboard player of the year’).

Dan's Reviews

From customers:

7 years ago

“Dan was a perfect compliment to our wedding. I would certainly recommend Dan for any occasion/event where you require an artist with some class.”

7 years ago

“Thank you again, you were awesome, and probably the only part of our whole reception that delivered everything you said you would, when you said you’d do it.”

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Dan's Song list

(Sittin’ on) The dock of the bay - Otis Redding
A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
A song for you - Leon Russell
Ain't nobody’s business - Bessie Smith
Ain't that a shame - Fats domino
Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
All along the watchtower - Bob Dylan
All night long - Lionel Richie
Amazed - Lonestar
Angel eyes - John Hiatt
Arms of a woman - Amos Lee
Bad company - Bad Company
Barefootin’ - Robert Parker
Better days - Amos Lee
Big yellow taxi - Joni Mitchell (Counting Crows version)
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Born under a bad sign - Albert King
Bring it on home to me - Sam Cooke
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Build me up buttercup - The Foundations
Can’t get enough - Bad Company
Change the world - Eric Clapton
Chariot - Gavin DeGraw
Come in from the cold - Marc Broussard
Crazy - Seal
Crosscut saw - Albert King
Crossroads - Robert Johnson
Darker side - Jonny Lang
Desperado - The Eagles
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Don't get around much any more - Sam Cooke
Don't you worry about a thing - Stevie Wonder
Don’t stop - Fleetwood Mac
Drops of jupiter - Train
Drown in my own tears - Ray Charles
Easy - The Commodores
Eyes of blue - Paul Carrack
Feelin’ alright - Joe Cocker
Feeling good - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Further on up the road - Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland
Georgia on my mind - Hoagy Carmichael (Ray Charles version)
Gravity - John Mayer
Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hallelujah I love her so - Racy Charles
Handbags & gladrags - Mike d’Abo
Hard times - Ray Charles
Hard to handle - Otis Redding
Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Heartache tonight - The Eagles
Higher ground - Stevie Wonder
Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles
Hound dog - Lieber/Stoller
House of the rising sun - The Animals
How sweet it is (to be loved by you) - Marvin Gaye
I don't wanna be - Gavin DeGraw
I feel good - James Brown
I got a woman - Ray Charles
I heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I love you more than you’ll ever know - Donny Hathaway
I put a spell on you - Screaming Jay Hawkins
I saw her standing there - The Beatles
I wanna be like you - From The Jungle Book
I wish - Stevie Wonder
I wish I knew how it felt to be free - Nina Simone
I'm gonna find another you - John Mayer
I’m tore down - Freddie King
I’ve been loving you too long - Marvin Gaye
If this is love - Jonny Lang
If you don’t know me by now - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
In the midnight hour - Wilson Pickett
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
It's your thing - The Isley Brothers
It’s a man’s man’s man’s world - James Brown
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Jump for joy - Big Joe Turner
Jump jive and wail - Brian Setzer
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Kiss from a rose - Seal
Knock on wood - Eddie Floyd
Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Bob Dylan
Lean on me - Bill Withers
Let it be - The Beatles
Let the good times roll - Louis Jordan
Let’s get it on - Marvin Gaye
Little wing - Jimi Hendrix
Lonely night in Georgia - Marc Broussard
Love will keep us alive - The Eagles
Mary Ann - Ray Charles
Matchbox - Ike Turner
Mathilda - Cookie & The Cupcakes
Mercy - Duffy
Mess Around - Ray Charles
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My girl - The Temptations
Need your love so bad - Fleetwood Mac
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out - Sam Cooke
Nothing else matters - Metallica (Lucie Silvas version)
Ordinary people - John Legend
Pride & Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Purple rain - Prince
Rack ‘em up - Jonny Lang
Red - Daniel Merriweather
Resurrection day - Paul thorn
Route 66 - Nat King Cole
Shake a tail feather - Ray Charles
Shed a little light - Foy Vance
Shooting star - Bad Company
Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stand by me - Ben E King
Start it up - Robben Ford
Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
Stormy weather - Billie Holiday
Stuck in the middle with you - Stealer’s Wheel
Summertime - George Gershwin
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sure sign - Paul Thorn
Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet home Chicago - Robert Johnson
Take me to the river - Al Green
Talk to your daughter - Robben Ford
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Temporarily forever mine - Paul Thorn
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
The Letter - Wayne Carson Thompson (Joe Cocker version)
Tracks of my tears - Smokey Robinson
Truth - Amos Lee
Try a little tenderness - Otis Redding
Unchain my heart - Ray Charles
Under the boardwalk - The Drifters
Use me - Bill Withers
Waiting on the world to change - John Mayer
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
What’d I say - Ray Charles
When you get back - Jon Cleary
Where was I - Paul Thorn
With a little help from my friends - The Beatles (Joe Cocker version)
Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderful world - James Morrison
Yesterday - The Beatles
You do something to me - Paul Weller
You give me something - James Morrison
You send me - Sam Cooke
You've really got a hold on me - Smokey Robinson
You’ve got a friend - Carole King (James Taylor)

Dan'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)£250
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. A maximum of 90 minutes playing time. Specific songs can also be requested, however fees apply for learning/rehearsal time.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. All necessary equipment provided, along with setup before guests arrive.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


First dance / song request
Acoustic guitarist
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

As well as booking me based on the strength of my performances, my clients have often commented on my punctuality, professional conduct, and easiness to work with.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Savoy, London Rockliffe Hall, Darlington The Bedford, London Edinburgh Jazz Festival Cranleigh Arts Centre

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ray Charles Donny Hathaway Stevie Wonder Sam Cooke Otis Redding

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

Ribs N Blues Festival ,Netherlands (10,000) Various celebrity parties

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

I'm happy to be flexible with timings, to help your event run smoothly, and often make up time by cutting down breaks.

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

Yes, I can provide an iPod connection at no extra charge, and can recommend an excellent external DJ (at extra cost).

How much time do you need to set up?

For a solo performance I can be set up and ready in 20 minutes, however this does depend on the distance from my vehicle to the room where I'll be performing, and access to the cleared space.

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

You're welcome to choose any particular favourites from my list, however the sets I choose for each occasion are based on many gigs, and learning what works best with audiences at similar events.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I have all the necessary equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

It's possible to learn a song for a special event / first dance (if I think I can do the song justice!), however due to rehearsal time this comes at an additional £50.
Soul, Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Funk, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Covers, Classic rock, Rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Swing, Originals, Ragtime, Christmas, Americana, Funk rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Charity event, Burns night
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Accompanist
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