FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you take guest requests?
Yes. I have a large repertoire on my playlist from all eras and genres of music, which is always updated with recent chart hits
Will my guests be able to talk whilst you are playing?
My music is in the background to create ambience - your guests will be able to talk comfortably
How much space do you need?
I can set up in a minimum space of 5ft by around 4ft
Are you Insured for Public Performance?
every booking comes safe in the knowledge that I carry £10m of Public Liability Insurance Cover
Where are you based and do you have any restrictions as to where you will travel to perform?
I am based in the North of England, Newcastle, Durham, Yorkshire area but regularly travel anywhere in the UK, Europe and beyond
Can you provide us with references from previous clients?
Yes I can- I also have a selection of recent letters and emails on the "testimonials" page of my website
Do you play Special Requests from the Wedding Clients?
Yes! For example, if you have a favourite song you would like me to play for your Ceremony that's not already in my repertoire, I will do my utmost to learn the song of your choice and perform it especially for you
Do you bring your own Piano and Speaker?
Yes. I have a top of the range Roland Digital Piano and JBL PA System which produces the superb true sound of a Grand Piano. I also can produce a realistic Church Organ sound if you require music for your Church Ceremony on Organ instead of Piano
Will you play outside for a Ceremony or Drinks Reception?
Yes I will play outside, weather permitting
Can I come to hear you play anywhere?
I regularly list the public gigs on my website and on my social media, or email me and I will let you know if I have anything coming up
Have you played for anyone famous?
I have worked with quite a few well known people, including...
Tony Christie, John Miles, Peter Grant, Norman Wisdom, Joe Longthorne, Claire Sweeney, Ken Dodd, Rick Wakeman, Tim Healy, Cheryl Tweedy (Cheryl Cole), The Nolans, Brian Johnson (ACDC), The Drifters, Ruby Turner and more!
What type of functions do you play?
Apart from weddings and birthday parties, I also play at Bar Mitzvahs, Anniversaries, Garden parties, Corporate functions- in fact, I can accommodate most requests and types of function
Do you need a deposit to make a booking?
Yes, I usually require a deposit to secure the date you require
What style of music will you play at my wedding ceremony, reception or party?
I am a pianist who is versatile in most musical styles. I will play a mix of songs to appeal to the different age groups of your guests: well known classics, the American Songbook, Jazz, Broadway musicals, and popular music from the current era
Which venues have you performed in for weddings in the North East?
Many including:- Slaley Hall, Matfen Hall, Wynyard Hall, Seaham Hall, Headlam Hall, Horton Grange, Gosforth Park, Judges, Crathorne Hall, Sunderland Marriott, Close House, Beamish Hall, Eslington Villas, Wood Hall, Dissington Hall- to name a few!
Are you in the Musicians Union?
Yes, I have been a member for many years