Matthew R

from£260

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Matthew R is a professional pianist working all over the country and abroad, performing regularly as a solo artist and with bands.

He studied Music at the University of Southampton and since graduating has performed at over 500 events in some outstanding venues from the Savoy Hotel to Ronnie Scott's and also in the Middle East on Dubai's famous 'Palm Island.'

His repertoire is vast as you will see, he can perform in a variety of styles to suit all occasions. From light classical numbers by the likes of Debussy and Chopin to well-loved jazz standards up to the latest chart hits rearranged for solo piano.

Matthew R is available in the afternoon for a weddings, including playing you down the aisle, during the signing of the register and also for the recessional. He can then perform during drinks reception, and also during the wedding breakfast!

Matthew R works with many talented musicians and is able to add a vocalist or further musicians, such as double bass or saxophone, if you're looking for something extra during the afternoon.

If your venue already has a piano Matthew R is happy to perform using this, (provided it is in tune!) or can also bring my own professional stage keyboard and sound setup.

For each event he performs a tailor made set to your requests, so you can be assured of the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests.

Performance info

Line-up Solo pianist
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Not included
Lighting Not included

Booking options

Add vocalist
Add £245
For a duo with live vocals
Add saxophonist
Add £245
For an instrumental duo
Add double bass
Add £245
For a jazzier vibe and bigger sound

Pop

A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All of Me – John Legend
Another Day of Sun – La La Land
Blackbird – The Beatles
City of Stars – La La Land
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
Hello – Adele
Falling Catching – Agnes Obel
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Igiorni – Einaudi
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
Primavera – Einaudi
River Flows in You – Yiruma
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Salted Wound – Sia
She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sittin’ On the Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Someone Like You – Adele
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Symphony – Clean Bandit
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium – David Guetta
To Love You More – Celine Dion
Yesterday – The Beatles
You’ve Got a Friend In Me – Randy Newman

Jazz

At Last – Etta James
Audrey – Bud Powell
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Basin Street Blues – Spencer Williams
Blue Skies – Irving Berlin
Body and Soul – Johnny Green
Boplicity – Cleo Henry
But Not for Me – George Gershwin
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
Cry Me A River – Arthur Hamilton
Days of Wine and Roses – Henry Mancini
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Dos Gardenias – Buena Vista Social Club
Fly Me to The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael
Girl from Ipanema – Jobim
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
How Insensitive – Jobim
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
Lady Is A Tramp – Hart & Rodgers
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Misty – Ella Fitzgerald
Moanin’ – Bobby Timmons
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Favourite Things – Richard Rodgers
Nature Boy – Eden Ahbez
The Nearness of You – Norah Jones
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
Skylark – Hoagy Carmichael
Sunny Side of The Street – Jimmy McHugh
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Take the A Train – Duke Ellington
There Will Never Be Another You – Harry Warren
Veinte Aos – Buena Vista Social Club

Classical

Air on the G String – Bach
Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music) – Handel
Andante (from Piano Concerto in C major) – Mozart
Ave Maria – Schubert
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Gymnopdie – Satie
Jesu, Joy of Main’s Desiring – Bach
La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin – Debussy
Pathetique Sonata 2nd Mvmt – Beethoven
Prelude in C major – Bach
Prelude in Db major, Raindrop’ – Chopin
Recessional – Purcell
To A Wild Rose – Edward MacDowell

Christmas songs

Blue Christmas
Jingle Bell Rock
Last Christmas
Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland
and standard Christmas carols

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“Couldn't have asked anything more from Matthew. He was absolutely outstanding playing at our wedding. Me, being the bride, didn't get much of a chance to hear him, apart from during the ceremony. But my goodness, did he make us all cry! He made the whole experience just that little bit more special and I am so so happy I chose him. I would quite happily hire him to play for me while I'm sat at work just so I can listen to him all day. Everyone there has said how amazing he was. Can't thank you enough Matthew, absolutely amazing job and we now well up when we hear our entrance song played.”

10

“Matthew was fantastic from start to finish. Everyone loved him and he was a joy to work with. Would recommend time and time again.”

10

“Very good pianist and helped to make the day very successful and rewarding.”

10

“Matthew was perfect for our event! We have had nothing but positive feedback. Thanks again!”

10

“Excellent!!”

10

“I can’t recommend Matthew highly enough. We booked him to play piano for our wedding wedding ceremony and drinks reception. From the initial enquiry Matthew was professional, quick to respond to questions and flexible. We are not particularly musical and for the most part we did not have strong feelings about the exact music we wanted. Matthew was very professional but relaxed and happy to work from his extensive repertoire. He judged the atmosphere perfectly. On the day Matthew arrived promptly set up independently and played a brilliant mix of music to create an atmosphere whilst our guests were arriving. For our ceremony we had selected a few special songs that meant a lot to us. Matthew had prepared these prior to the ceremony and played them perfectly. It set a brilliant tone for the whole ceremony. After the ceremony Matthew continued to play a mixture of jazz and pop pieces which perfectly set a lively background atmosphere for our guests. We had lots of very positive comments on his performance from our guests. We can't thank you enough for your help making our wedding a huge success.”

10

“Not much of a brief and Matthew was super flexible. Only rave reviews from the client - thank you Matthew!”

10

“We've just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful music played by you during our wedding reception at Hedsor House. The music really set the tone for a very enjoyable reception. It was a great mix of older and more recent jazz and all our guests gave us lots of compliments about the music!”


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