Paul James

from£260

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Paul is a versatile pianist with bags of experience and a comprehensive repertoire ranging from from classical and jazz to modern pop and rock music. Paul continuously adapts and changes his performances to suit the occasion, playing all your favourite tunes in a variety of styles.

Over the years Paul has studied music extensively and even written a symphony! In addition to performing at wedding receptions, dinners, cocktail parties and events, he works regularly as a musical director for jazz orchestras, big bands and function bands.

You were fantastic at our wedding breakfast - your talent was appreciated and a pleasure to listen to! Susan, Wedding, Brighton

Paul has played at numerous exciting venues around the country, worked for the Disney Cruise Line and has travelled to the USA, Norway, the Bahamas, Finland, Sweden and Spain.

Friendly and flexible, Paul is more than happy to discuss song requests and always aims to make each event unique and extra special for his clients. If you're looking for some sophisticated background music for your event, Paul is the perfect choice!

Performance info

Line-up solo pianist
Performance duration 2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)
Lighting Yes (stage lighting included)

Booking options

Modern Pop & Rock

Abba – Money, Money, Money
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley – Is this Love
Bob Marley – Jammin
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley – One Love
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds
Bruno Mars – Treasure
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Bryan Adams – Everything I do (I do it for you)
Chaka Kahn – Ain’t Nobody
Christina Perri - 1000 Years
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Bowie – Life on Mars
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Jimmy Cliff - can See Clearly Now
John Denver – Country Roads
John Legend - All of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Mamas and the Papas - California dreaming
Maroon 5 – She will be Loved
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t no Mountain High Enough
Oasis - Wonderwall
Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl
Queen - Don’t stop me now
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Ray Charles – Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles – I’ve Got a Woman
Ray Charles – Mess Around
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Under the Bridge
Rihanna – Umbrella
Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
Stevie Wonder - Misstra Know it All
Stevie Wonder – For Once in my Life
Stevie Wonder – I just Called (to say I love You)
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles – Day Tripper
The Beatles – Hard Days Night
The Beatles – I Saw her Standing There
The Beatles – Let it Be
The Beatles – Ob, La, Di
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Doors – People are Strange
The Doors – Riders on the Storm
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight
Tupac – I ain’t Mad at Cha
U2 – Beautiful Day
UB40 – Red, Red, Wine
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Westlife - You Raise me Up
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag

Classical

Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor ‘Moonlight Sonata’
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ‘The Tempest’
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ‘Pathetique’
Beethoven – Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, ‘Fur Elise’
C. Debussy – ‘Claire de Lune’ from Suite Bergamasque
Chopin - Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. posth.
Chopin – Etude op. 10, No.3
Chopin – Nocturne Op. 9 , No.2 in Eb Major
J.S. Bach - Prelude and Fugue in C Major – BWV 846
Ludovico Einaudi – Le Onde
Mozart - Alla Turca (Turkish March)
Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major K.545
Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major K.331
Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major K. 332
Schubert – Impromptu Op.90 No.3 in Gb Major
Yann Tiersen – Comptine d’un autre ete – L’ares-midi
Yiruma - River Flows In You

Jazz

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Girl from Ipanema
Billy Austin - Is you is or is you Ain’t (Ma’ Baby)
Buena Vista Social Club – Pueblo Nuevo
Dean Martin - Sway
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
Frank Sinatra (Bart Howard) - Fly me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra – Mac the Knife
Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night
George Gershwin - Summertime
Harold Arlen - It’s only a Paper Moon
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr Bojangles
John Lewis – Afternoon in Paris
Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Nat King Cole - Let there Be Love
Oscar Hammerstein – All the Things you Are
Osvaldo Farres - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Paul Desmond – Take 5
Richard Rodgers – My Favourite Things
Sammy Fain – Alice in Wonderland
Scott Joplin – Furry Lisa
Scott Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag
Scott Joplin – The Entertainer
Seymour Simons – All of Me
Van Morrison - Moondance
Vernon Duke – Autumn Leaves
Wilbur Schwandt - Dream a Little dream of Me

Oldies

Harold Arland – Over the Rainbow
John A. Glover- Kind - I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
Lilian Ray - The Sunshine of your Smile
Traditional - Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous
Traditional - Knees up Mother Brown

Easy Listening

Adele/ Bob Dylan - Make you Feel My Love
Aretha Franklin - I say a Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin – (You Make me Feel Like A) Natural Woman
Etta James – At Last
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Nina Simone – Feelin Good
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me
Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
Norah Jones - Don’t know why
Norah Jones – Turn Me On
Otis Redding – (Sittin’ on the) Dock of the Bay

TV/ Movies/ Musicals

Dads Army (Derek Taverner) - Who do you Think You Are Kidding, Mr. Hitler
Disney (Alan Menken) – Be Our Guest
Disney (Alan Menken) – Friend Like Me
Disney (Alan Menken) – Prince Ali
Disney (Alen Menken 0 Tale as old as Time
Disney (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez) – Let it Go from Frozen
Disney (Melville A. Leven) – Cruela de Vil
Disney (Terry Gilkyson) – Bare Necessities
Eric Spear - Coronation Street Theme
Friends (The Rembrandts) – I’ll be There for You
Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings Medley
John Williams - Theme from “Jurassic Park”
John Williams – Cantina Band from ‘Star Wars’
John Williams – Hedwigs Theme from ‘Harry Potter’
John Williams – Imperial March from ‘Star Wars’
John Williams – Star Wars Main Theme
John Williams – Theme From Schindler’s List
Lionel Bart – Oliver! - Consider Yourself
Mike O’Donell – Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
Ramin Djawadi – Game of thrones Main Theme
Randy Newman - You’ve got a Friend in Me
Simon May - Eastenders Theme
Sweet Charity (Cy Coleman) - Big Spender
Team America (Trey Parker) – I’m so Ronery
Tony Britten – UEFA Champions League Anthem
Vangelis – Chariots of Fire

Christmas

Auld Lang Syne
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Fairytale of New York
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bells
Jingle-Bell Rock
Last Christmas
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Santa Baby
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Traditional - O Christmas Tree
Traditional – The Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional – Away in a Manger
Traditional – Deck the Hall
Traditional – Ding Dong Merrily on High
Traditional – God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional – Good King Wenceslas
Traditional – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Traditional – O Come, All Ye Faithful
Traditional – O little Town of Bethlehem
Traditional – Once in Royal Davids City
Traditional – Silent Night
Traditional – The First Noel
Traditional – We Three Kings
Traditional – We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Walking in the Air from ‘the Snowman’

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Adele/ Bob Dylan - Make you Feel My Love
Al Green – Lets Stay Together
Bach – Arioso
Bryan Adams – Everything I do (I do it for you)
Christina Perri - 1000 Years
Debussy – Arabuesque No.1
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
Elvis Presley – Love me Tender
Erik Satie – Gymnopedie No.1
Felix Mendelssohn – Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Harold Arland – Over the Rainbow
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Here comes the sun
J. S Bach -‘Air’ from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major – BWV 1068
John Legend - All of Me
John Pachabel - Canon in D major
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Nat King Cole - Let there Be Love
Richard Wagner – Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Romeo and Juliet film – love scene nota !!
Stevie Wonder – I just Called (to say I love You)
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Yiruma - River flows in you

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.

“Paul James was amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed his sets. I would definitely recommend him!!”

Faye, Birthday Party, Tunbridge Wells, December 2019

“Thank you so much for playing, it sounded perfect and was honestly everything that we’d wanted!”

Will & Phil, Wedding, September 2018

“Paul was fabulous and really added to the whole atmosphere at our reception. We loved the songs he played and he has a huge repertoire that he seems to know all by heart. We had many compliments from our guests including a comment that "he really put his heart and soul into the music." Fabulous. Thankyou.”

Helen & Graham, Wedding, St Julians Club in Sevenoaks, September 2018

“When you were playing the entrance song I could barely keep it together. Really beautiful. Thank you so much.”

Jackie, Wedding, July 2018

“You were fantastic at our wedding breakfast - your talent was appreciated and a pleasure to listen to.”

Susan, Wedding, Brighton, May 2018

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