Dave (pianist)

  • from £235 for Soloist in South East Help
  • from £250 for Soloist in South West
  • from £250 for Soloist in London
  • from £270 for Soloist in West Midlands
  • from £270 for Soloist in East Midlands

Accomplished jazz pianist with a broad repertoire spanning from 1920's Gershwin to present day Ed Sheeran. Available with a vocalist and additional musicians.

Having worked as the resident pianist at The Grand Hotel in Brighton and The Southern Pavilion in Worthing, Dave has built up an excellent reputation in his field. A true professional, he provides tailored background music for a variety of events including weddings, hotels, restaurants and parties. Dave plays in a predominantly jazz style but is a versatile and well-versed player and is always willing to adapt his playing and setup to suit your needs. Whether you'd like a more upbeat set for your evening reception, or a range of tasteful ballads for a relaxing afternoon, Dave is happy to accommodate. He is also happy to learn special requests for your big day and can even send you a recording of them prior to the event.

Dave is happy to play a venue's piano or bring his own keyboard with an amp. He is also available as a duo with a vocalist and as part of a classic jazz trio including bass and drums, which features the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong.

Performance information

Line-up Solo pianist
Performance duration 2 hours
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) One request (if suitable)
Add vocalist Add £365
Add bass and drums Add £860
Add 30 minutes Add £30

What people say Help

  • Thank you so VERY much for your exceptional piano playing. It was such an appropriate, tasteful and classy way to start our birthday party. Everyone was commenting on how wonderful you were. So, thank you for helping to make my birthday such an amazing evening... almost worth being 50 for!

    Diane, Birthday Party, Worthing, January 2016
  • Dave made a wonderful atmosphere for the event. He was able to bring a key board so we could have the piano played in the function room. He played a wonderful repertoire and everyone commented on how beautifully he played and how great it was to have a pianist at the event. It was a pleasure dealing with Dave to make the arrangements and I would highly recommend him for any event.

    Karen, 80th Birthday, Brighton, January 2016
  • Dave was an absolute pleasure to have as part of our wedding day. He was an professional from start to finish. He was fantastic to work with prior to the wedding, and truly went the extra mile for us by learning a new and unusual piece for our 'Here Comes The Bride' aisle walk plus he was 100% receptive to the playlist we asked him to put together. We had so many comments on Dave's playing during and after the wedding day; he played beautifully and his repertoire fitted perfectly with our wedding, which was a bit more alternative and quirky. Dave's style was also fresh and unpretentious, which is so different to many of the more stuffy pianists we've seen at other weddings. We honestly cannot recommend Dave enough; we were so particular about our wedding day and wanted everything to be perfect, and Dave absolutely delivered. Thanks so much Dave!

    Faye and Bradley, Wedding, Essex, May 2015
  • You did a fabulous job on the day, and made it so special. Thank you so much for your skill and talent, we look forward to seeing you play again.

    Giles and Zoe, Wedding, Worthing, June 2015

Repertoire Help

  • 1920s-1940s
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
  • Love For Sale - Cole Porter
  • Take The A Train - Duke Ellington
  • The Lady Is A Tramp – Rodgers & Hart
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • Stardust - Bing Crosby
  • In The Mood - Glenn Miller
  • Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
  • We'll Meet Again - Vera Lynn
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Vera Lynn
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
  • Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  • Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
  • Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong
  • As Time Goes By From Casablanca
  • Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
  • Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
  • Everytime We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  • But Not For Me – Gershwin
  • All Of Me - Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Moon – Rodgers & Hart
  • Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered – Rodgers & Hart
  • Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
  • When The Saints - Louis Armstrong
  • Let's Do It – Cole Porter
  • Limehouse Blues - Django Reinhardt
  • 1950s-1970s
  • Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
  • The Bare Necessities From The Jungle Book
  • It Was A Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
  • The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
  • What The World Needs Now - Dionne Warwick
  • Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • The James Bond Theme - Monty Norman
  • Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe & Wise
  • Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
  • New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
  • She Loves You - The Beatles
  • Two To Tango - Pearl Bailey
  • Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
  • The Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
  • Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
  • You've Got A Friend - Carole King
  • Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
  • Misty – Erroll Garner
  • The Pink Panther Theme - Mancini
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Do Re Mi – From The Sound Of Music
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
  • My Favourite Things From The Sound Of Music
  • Walk On By - Burt Bacharach
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Blowin' In The Wind - Bob Dylan
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • I've Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • The Sound Of Music – Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • All Blues - Miles Davis
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Close To You - Burt Bacharach
  • The Cantina Band From Star Wars
  • A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • King Of The Swingers From The Jungle Book
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
  • Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
  • Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cook
  • La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
  • Moon River - Andy Williams
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • Somethin' Stupid - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
  • 1970s-Present
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • Vincent - Don Mclean
  • Ben - Michael Jackson
  • I Just Called To Say - Stevie Wonder
  • Desperado - The Eagles
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • She - Charles Aznavour
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  • Amazing Grace - Trad.
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • You've Got A Friend - Randy Newman
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Theme From Pixar's 'Up!' - Michael Giacchino
  • First Day Of My Life - Bright Eyes
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Bob Dylan
  • Chariots Of Fire - Vangelis
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion

Bookings

For all bookings please contact Function Central:

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http://www.functioncentral.co.uk/acts/dave_pianist/