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About Noah Merrall

Emotive and soothing piano sounds with a soulful RnB vibe.
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Leeds

I'm an experienced and talented young pianist based in Leeds playing covers and original music. Available for events, background music, gigs, recording sessions and more. I fell in love with music at a very young age and it's been the centerpiece of my life ever since. I'm primarily a pianist and have played both piano and drums for over 16 years. My learning was a mixture of both teachers and self taught and both have molded me into the musician I am today. Music is something that's so special to me and nothing brings me more passion and joy than sharing it with others. Put me at a piano anytime, anywhere and with any context and I'll play for hours and hours on end with no desire to stop! Whether I'm the showpiece performer under the spotlight or hidden away in the corner just providing ambience, I love it all the same, and will always adapt my music/presence/style to the event! Music is my full time job and I practice piano every day for several hours with a strong desire to improve and progress my music career. I'm very ambitious and committed and will take on as many gigs as possible! I would consider my piano playing to be 'Jazzy Pop'. Classics like Aretha Frankin, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie & Billy Joel are mainstays in my eclectic sets. I also love to delve into the the more modern pop thats perfect for a pianist like Amy Winehouse, Adele & Alicia Keys. I also play traditional jazz, latin, classical, soundtrack and RnB. I would describe my technique and musicianship as tasteful and 'unflashy'. It's a nice balance between remaining recognisable and accessible, but also nuanced. I have a soft, warm tone and am relaxing and easy to listen to, while still being emotive, thought provoking and musically engaging. Having played all my life and graduated at Leeds College of Music, I am a professional musician at a high level. I've played many gigs and many types of gigs, so I know how to adapt to your unique event and provide the specific service you want. I also pride myself on my people skills. I am very friendly, understanding, respectful, easy to work with, and really love to develop working relationships with others. I also know my place as the musician, I'm not there to show off or take the limelight. I'm there to do my job and provide a service for the clients, to create an atmosphere and keep the energy of the event flowing. My favourite events or perfoming highlights so far were 2 events in south London. A wedding and a naming ceremony in Lewisham where I was part of a band with some of the finest modern jazz musicians in the UK right now, including Yussef Dayes, Rocco Palladino & musicians from United Vibrations. The events were sublime and and the music brilliantly recieved by the guests, it was a great experience for me. Thanks very much for taking the time to read this and please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need some silky piano sounds for your restaurant, hotel, bar, wedding, party, business or social event, or anything else!

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Noah Merrall's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Dan C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Noah played our “home office party” and was absolutely stellar. He learned a bunch of tunes we requested and kept his cool even when one of our guests spilled red wine all over his nice shirt (which we did clean for him). His playing is rock solid and he couldn’t have been nicer or easier to communicate with before the day. I recommend him highly!!

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Sassy H
4 months ago, for a Recording session in Church St
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5 out of 5

We hired Noah to play the piano in our museum, for us to record and use in an outreach project. This is the actual piano of the Bronte family, and is a historic object in our collection that is very precious. The piano has only been played 5 times in the last 30 years, and we have to bring a historic piano tuner in prior to the playing. Least to say, it was a very special and important task, and I couldn’t have hired someone more brilliant to do so. Noah came prepared to play the song we had requested; he had learnt it off by heart, and had different variations for us to choose from and record. This was incredibly professional and made the recording process simple, smooth, and fruitful. Noah was respectful of the historic piano, and made sure he adapted his practice to our specific requirements. His playing of the song was beautiful- so much so everyone working in the museum came to listen. Noah was a delight to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone (historic Bronte piano or not!).

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Gustavo A
10 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Cross Belgrave St
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5 out of 5

Definitely one the most dedicated musicians I worked with. I sent him the tunes, which were an array of Brazilian music genres, and scores and by the first rehearsal (roughly 2 weeks after I gave him the parts) he had learnt the tunes and with no need for the scores. The thing that most impressed me is how he picked on the subtleties of the genre we were playing, even being one of his first times if not the first for most of them. Great keyboardist, great musician, great coworker, great person.

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Noah Merrall's Song list

a-ha - Take on me
ABBA - Dancing queen
- Mamma mia
Adele - Chasing pavements
- Make you feel my love
Alanis morisette - You outta know
Al green - Let's stay together
Alfa mist - Breathe
Alicia keys - Empire state of mind
- Feeling U feeling me
- I ain't got you
- Try sleeping with a broken heart
- You dont know my name
Amy winehouse - He can only hold her
- Love is a losing game
- Our day will come
- Valerie
- You're wondering now
Anderson paak - Make it better
Annie lennox - Walking on broken glass
- Why
Archie bell & the drells - Love will rain on you
Aretha franklin - Natural woman
- Say a little prayer
Average white band - Atlantic avenue
Bach - C major prelude
Barbara lewis - Thankful for what I've got
the Beatles - Across the universe
- And I love her
- Hey jude
- Let it be
- the Long and winding road
- Strawberry fields forever
the Bee gees/pj morton - How deep is your love
Ben E. king - Stand by me
Beth carvalho - Vou festejar
Beyonce - Love on top
- Me, myself & I
Bill evans - Here's that rainy day
Bill withers - Ain't no sunshine
- Grandmas hands
- Hello like before
- I want to spend the night
- Just the two of us
- Lean on me
Billy joel - Just the way you are
Black eyed peas - Where is the love
Blondie - Heart of glass
Bob marley - Is this love
Bobby caldwell - Down for the third time
- What you won't do for love
Bobby darin - Beyond the sea
Bruce hornsby & the rangers - the Way it is
C.M von weber - Chorus from preciosa
Carole king - It's too late
- I feel the earth move
- You've got a friend
Casuarina - Disritmia
Cat stevens - Wild world
Celeste - Stop this flame
Chaka khan - I'm every woman
Chet baker - Do it the hard way
Chopin - E minor prelude
- Raindrop prelude
Chick corea - the Last tango in paris
- Lenore
- Southern soul
- Spain
Clara nunes - Feira de mangaio
Claudya - Deixa eu dizer
Cleo sol - 23
- Promises
- Sunshine
Commodores - Easy
Coldplay - Shiver
- We never change
Corinne bailey rae - Put your records on
Culture club - Do you really want to heart me
the Cure - Boys don't cry
- Friday I'm in love
Cyndi lauper - Time after time
D'angelo - Another life
- I found my smile again
- Spanish joint
Daft punk - Get lucky
Daniel caesar - Best part
David bowie - Changes
- Space oddity
- Starman
Dexter gordon - Ladybird
Dexys midnight runners - Come on eileen
Dionne warwick - the Look of love
- Walk on by
Disclosure - You & me
Djavan - Fato consumado
- Samurai
Don mclean - American pie
Drake & yebba - Yebba's heartbreak
Dusty springfield - Son of a preacher man
Earth, wind and fire - After the love has gone
- That's the way of the world
Edson frederico - Bobeira
Ella fitzgerald - Cry me a river
- Misty
Elton john - Bennie & the jets
- Rocket man
- Tiny dancer
Elvis presley - Cant help falling in love
Emily king - Distance
Erik satie - Gymnopedie no 1
Erykah badu - Afro blue
- Didn't cha know
the Escorts - I cant stand to see you cry
Esperanza spalding - I know you know
Estelle - American boy
Fleetwood mac - Dreams
- Go your own way
Foo fighters - Everlong
- Times like these
Frank ocean - Godspeed
Frank sinatra - Fly me to the moon
- I've got you under my skin
- Moonlight in vermont
- Night and day
- You make me feel so young
Franki valli - Can't take my eyes off you
Freddie hubbard - Coral keys
- Little sunflower
- Red clay
the Gaylads - Baby I'll be yours
George benson - Affirmation
Gerry & the pacemakers - You'll never walk alone
Gilberto gil - Palco
Gnarls barkley - Crazy
Gorillaz - On melancholy hill
Greantea peng - Stuck in the middle
Gregory porter - Hey laura
- Real good hands
Grupa revelacao - Deixa acontecer
Hamzaa & 1SRAEL - Rush
Handel - the Harmonius blacksmith (air & variations)
- Sarabande in D minor
Henry mancini - Moon river
Herbie hancock - Butterfly
- Cantaloupe island
- Dolpin dance
- I thought it was you
- Maiden voyage
the Human league - Don't you want me
James blake - Limit to your love
James taylor - Carolina in my mind
Jessie j - Price tag
Joan armatrading - Me, myself I
- Show some emotion
Joao gilberto - the Girl from Ipanema
- So danco samba
Joe cocker - Up where we belong
John lennon - Imagine
Jorja smith - Blue lights
Justin timberlake - Senorita
Journey - Don't stop believin
KC & the sunshine band - Give it up
Keaton henson - Polyhymnia
the Kinks - Waterloo sunset
Kool & the gang - Summer madness
Lady blackbird - Fix it
Lalo schiffrin - Memory of love
the La's - There she goes
Leon ware - Got to be loved
- Rockin you eternally
- Why I came to california
Leroy hutson- I think I'm falling in love
Lianne la havas - Can't fight
- Midnight
- What you won't do
Lily allen - Everythings just wonderful
- Smile
Linda fields & the funky boys - Shame, shame, shame
Louis armstrong - What a wonderful world
Mac miller - Small worlds
Madness - It must be love
Nate evans - Main squeeze
the Mamas & the papas - California dreamin
Marvin gaye - Heard it through the grapevine
- Sexual healing
- What's going on
Mary mary - Heaven
Miguel pinto - New romance d'amour
Miles davis - Milestones
- So what
Minie riperton - Lovin you
Moonchild - Cure
- the Other side
Nat king cole - Smile
Neil diamond - Sweet caroline
Michael kiwanuka - Place I belong
- You aint the problem
Nina simone - My baby just cares for me
- Put a spell on you
Nuyorican soul - You can do it baby
Oasis - Don't look back in anger
Oscar peterson - Time on my hands
Otis redding - The dock of the bay
Outkast - Hey ya
Pat metheny - Always and forever
Patti smith - Because the night
Pharrell williams - Happy
Pilot - Magic
Pj morton - Be like water
- First began
- Please don't walk away
- They gon wanna come
the Police - Every breath you take
- Roxanne
Prince - 1999
Pulp - Common people
- Disco 2000
- Do you remember the first time
- Something changed
Queen - Don't stop me now
Randy crawford - Rainy night in georgia
- When I lose my way
Ray charles - Georgia on my mind
Red hot chili peppers - Dosed
- Hard to concentrate
- Hey
Roberta flack - Feel like makin love
- Killing me softly
Robert glasper - Cherish the day
Robbie williams - Angels
Santana - Oye como va
Simon & garfunkle - America
- Bridge over troubled water
Sonny stitt - I'll remember april
Snoh aalegra - I want you around
- Situationship
the Specials - Ghost town
Stan getz - A nightingale sang in berkeley square
Stanley clarke - Yesterday princess
Stevie wonder - As
- Don't you worry about a thing
- Isn't she lovely
- My cherie amour- Signed, sealed, delivered
- You are the sunshine of my life
the Stylistics - Betcha by golly wow
Sunday service choir - Rain
Supergrass - Alright
Tame impala - the Less I know the better
Tania maria - Come with me
Taylor swift - Peace
- Mad woman
Tears for fears - Everybody wants to rule the world
Terrace martin - Bromali
Tina turner - the Best
- What's love got to do with it
Tom misch - It runs through me
- Movie
Tower of power - Because I think the world of you
- Just another day
- So very hard to go
- This time its real
the Turtles - Happy together
Van morrison - Brown eyed girl
- Have i told you lately
Victoria monet - Good bye
- How does it make you feel
Wayne shorter - Infant eyes
Weldon irvine - Morning sunrise
Wes montgomery - Four on six
Whitney houston - Million dollar bill
Plus over 20 pieces of original music in a similar vain
All songs can be played in the context of either solo piano, playing the piano/keyboard part in a band/group or backing a singer or multiple group singalong.

Noah Merrall'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£500

Add-ons

DJ set
+£125
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Grantley Hall Goldsborough Hall Tithe Barn, Bolton Abbey Falling Foss Tea Garden, Whitby Doubletree Hotel, Hull Wharfedale Grange, Harewood Cromer Pier Theatre Gorleston Pavillion Theatre Norwich Arts Centre Open, Norwich Headrow House Belgrave Music Hall Brudenelle Social Club Sela Bar The Domino New Craven Hall Bronte Parsonage Museum

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Amy Winehouse Stevie Wonder Bill Withers Nina Simone Aretha Franklin Carole King Randy Crawford Al Green Robert Glasper Pj Morton Earth, Wind & Fire Tower of Power Beyonce Herbie Hancock

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

A corporate dinner event in Doubletree Hotel in Hull. Extended evening set on a grand piano.

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

No problem, just keep in touch and keep me updated. Things always change and develop at events and I'm aware of that.

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

Of course. I'm a DJ too so I can bring all my decks/equipment and do a proper set if required. Or I can just do it on my phone, it's up to you. I've done DJaying professionally at clubs before, particularly disco and motown, so it's perfect for that wedding/event atmosphere.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depends on the equipment provided, if there is a piano at the venue, then no time at all! If it's my equipment then around 30 minutes

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

Of course! I'll happily play on any piano.

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

Of course! Generally I'll match what I'm playing to the event anyway, but if there are certain songs you'd like, just let me know!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yep no problem. It's nice if there's one there but either way is fine.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. I'm a very quick learner. Just let me know before the event if there are songs you want me to play.
Musicianship
Genres:
R&B, Soul, Pop, Disco, Funk, Motown, Hip Hop, Jazz, Classical
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Wedding, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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