Manchester Wedding Pianist

Versatile Cocktail Pianist for weddings and drinks receptions to book or hire in Manchester, Cheshire and the North West.

Cheshire based wedding pianist - an award-winning improviser, noted for his creativity and versatility, as well as his sensitivity to surroundings and ability to blend.

Biography

Our resident Manchester based pianist is the ideal choice for a cocktail pianist. As well as having an enormous and constantly expanding repertoire of jazz, classical and pop tunes, he is also an award-winning improviser, noted for his creativity and versatility, as well as his sensitivity to surroundings and ability to blend. He is perfectly able to tailor the repertoire, style, and feel of his playing to the requirements of your event. He even takes requests!

As an orchestral pianist he has backed singers such as Lesley Garrett and Katherine Jenkins, and as an arranger he frequently contributes music to the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service, on which he also plays piano. He plays classical, easy listening, light jazz and popular songs from the musicals and also from the current charts and is available to book or hire for weddings, parties and events in Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Cumbria and across the UK.

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I just wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful piano playing on Sunday. I have had many comments about how lovely it was.

Helen Walmsley - Private party. Farington Lodge, Preston

So many people told me during the evening how much they had enjoyed your playing and could have listened to you all night. You were fantastic and certainly exceeded all expectations - thank you!

Carole Benham - Wedding. Newbury

Thank you for playing at my party. Lots of people have commented on how good you were and I have passed on your name to several friends.

Jenny Parker - Private party. Southport

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Song List

Classical

Pathetique Sonata 2nd movement - Beethoven

Sonata in D Op. 10 no. 3 3rd movement - Beethoven

Intermezzo Op. 118 no. 2 - Brahms

Raindrop Prelude - Chopin

Nocturne in E flat Op. 9 no. 2 - Chopin

Nocturne in B Op. 32 no. 1 - Chopin

Grand Valse Brillante Op. 18 no. 1 - Chopin

Waltz in A flat Op. 69 no. 1 - Chopin

Clair de lune - Debussy

Arabesques nos. 1 & 2 - Debussy

Preludes (selection) - Debussy

Various pieces - Einaudi

Prelude no. 2 - Gershwin

Wedding day at Troldhaugen - Grieg

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba ‘Solomon’ - Handel

The Entertainer - Joplin

Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin

Consolation no. 3 - Liszt

Liebestraum no. 3 - Liszt

Sposalizio - Liszt

Wedding March ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ - Mendelssohn

Various sonatas - Mozart

The Piano - Nyman

Canon in D - Pachelbel

Preludes (selection) - Rachmaninov

Moments Musicaux (selection) - Rachmaninov

Impromptus (selection) - Schubert

Träumerei - Schumann

Bridal Chorus ‘Lohengrin’ - Wagner

Contemporary/Alternative pop

I like - The Divine Comedy

I will follow you into the dark - Death Cab for Cutie

Jenny don’t be hasty - Paolo Nutini

Just like a star - Corrine Bailey Rae

Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me - Smiths

Last request - Paolo Nutini

Let her go - Passenger

Let it go - Idina Menzel

Little by little - Oasis

Love song - Sara Bareilles

Make you feel my love - Adele

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Mr. Jones - Counting Crows

Night swimming - REM

No surprises - Radiohead

One day like this - Elbow

Ordinary people - John Legend

Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini

Perfect livelong - The Divine Comedy

Philosophy - Ben Folds Five

Pumped up kicks - Foster The People

Put your records on - Corrine Bailey Rae

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Rule the world - Take That

Run - Snow Patrol

She’s the one - Robbie Williams

Skinny Love - Bon Iver

Someone like you - Adele

Songs of love - The Divine Comedy

Starlight - Muse

Stuck in a moment - U2

Tears dry on their own - Amy Winehouse

The cave - Mumford and Sons

The greatest day - Take That

The luckiest - Ben Folds

The masterplan - Oasis

The scientist - Coldplay

There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths

To build a home - The Cinematic Orchestra

This charming man - The Smiths

Use somebody - Kings of Leon 

Virtual insanity - Jamiroquai

Viva la vida - Coldplay

When I come around - Greenday

Wherever you will go - The Calling

Winter winds - Mumford and Sons

With or without you - U2

Sonderwall - Oasis

Yellow - Coldplay

You and me song - The Wannadies

You give me something - James Morrison

You know I’m no good - Amy Winehouse

Jazz/Great American Songbook

Ain’t misbehavin’

All of me

All the things you are

Almost like being in love

Amazing grace

Angel eyes

As time goes by

Autumn leaves

Beautiful love

Besame mucho

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

Black coffee

Blame it on my youth

Blue Bossa

Blue Monk

Can’t help lovin’ dat man

Cantaloupe Island

Caravan

Chameleon

Cheek to cheek

Come fly with me

Cry me a river

Don’t get around much any more

Donna Lee

Embraceable you

Every time we say goodbye

Fascinating Rhythm

Feeling good

Fever

Fly me to the moon

Footprints

Four

Gee baby, ain’t I good to you

Georgia on my mind

Get happy

Girl from Ipanema

Jazz/Great American Songbook

Have you met Miss Jones

Here’s that rainy day

I get a kick out of you

I’ve got you under my skin

I’ve grown accustomed to her face

In a sentimental mood

It had to be you

Let there be love

Little sunflower

Mad about the boy

Maiden voyage

Mercy mercy mercy

Misty

More than you know

Mr Bojangles

My funny valentine

My romance

Nature boy

Nearness of you, The

Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square, A

Skylark

Smile

Softly, as in a morning sunrise

Someone to watch over me

Somewhere beyond the sea

Speak low

St. Thomas

Stella by starlight

Stormy weather

Straight, no chaser

Strangers in the night

Summertime

Sway

Take five

That’s all

That’s life

Jazz/Great American Songbook

There will never be another you

They all laughed

They can’t take that away from me

Till there was you

Way you look tonight, The

Well you needn’t

What a difference a day made

What a wonderful world

When I fall in love

Wonderful world

You’ve changed

Classic Pop

A hard day’s night - Beatles

Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers

All in love is fair - Stevie Wonder

All my loving - Beatles

All night long - Lionel Richie

All you need is love - Beatles

Always - Bon Jovi

And I love her - Beatles

Angie - Rolling Stones

Big yellow taxi - Joni Mitchell

Blackbird - Beatles

Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel

California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas

Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John

Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley

Can’t take my eyes off you - Andy Williams

Close to you - Carpenters

Come together - Beatles

Crazy little thing called love - Queen

Crazy love - Van Morrison

Desperado - Eagles

Don’t stop me now - Queen

Dream a little dream - Mamas & Papas

Easy - Commodores

Eight days a week - Beatles

Every little thing she does is magic - Sting

Fast car - Tracy Chapman

Feel like makin’ love - Roberta Flack

Fields of gold - Sting

For once in my life - Stevie Wonder

Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac

Got to get you into my life - Beatles

Handbags and gladrags - Chris Farlowe

Happy together - Turtles

Have I told you lately - Van Morrison

Here comes the sun - Beatles

Hotel California - Eagles

Human nature - Michael Jackson

I believe (when I fall in love it will be forever) - Stevie Wonder

I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith

I got you babe - Peter, Paul & Mary

I heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye

I just can’t stop loving you - Michael Jackson

I say a little prayer for you - Aretha Franklin

Imagine - John Lennon

Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder

It must be love - Madness

Just the two of us - Bill Withers

Just the way you are - Billy Joel

Killing me softly with his song - Roberta Flack

King of the Road - Roger Miller

Kiss from a rose - Seal

La Vie en rose - Edith Piaf

Lean on me - Bill Withers

Let it be  - Beatles

Let’s stay together - Al Green

Long train running - Doobie Brothers

Love is all around - Wet wet wet

Love is in the air - John Paul Young

Lovely day - Bill Withers

Man in the mirror - Michael Jackson

Michelle  - Beatles

Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur

Moondance - Van Morrison

Music to watch girls by - Andy Williams

My life - Billy Joel

My way - Frank Sinatra

Nights in white satin - Moody Blues

Nobody does it better - Carly Simon

Norwegian wood - Beatles

People get ready - Blind boys of Alabama

Piano man - Billy Joel

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Rescue me - Fontella Bass

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Rock with you - Michael Jackson

She - Charles Aznavour

Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Something - Beatles

Son of a preacher man - Dusty Springfield

Songbird - Fleetwood Mac

Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stand by me - Ben E King

Stuck in the middle with you - Stealer’s Wheel

Take another piece of my heart - Janis Joplin 

Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton

The first cut is the deepest - Cat Stevens

The Weight - The Band

Tiny dancer - Elton John

Top of the world - Carpenters

Use me - Bill Withers

Walking in Memphis - Mark Cohn

What the world needs now - Jackie DeShannon

What’s going on - Marvin Gaye

When I’m sixty-four - Beatles

Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton

Yesterday - Beatles

You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder

You do something to me - Paul Weller

You’ve got a friend - James Taylor

Your song - Elton John

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Set Timings:

The Manchester Wedding Pianist typically performs 2 x 60minutes sets of background music - perfect for drink receptions and dinners. Additional times can be negotiated. 

Song Requests:

If you have a particular song request please just let us know and we will ask him if he can incorporate it into his set.

Travel:

Travel expenses are included unless your location is further afield. Please enquire with your venue location for further details

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