Musical Sam Services

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Hi! I play piano at weddings. All requests considered - I've had some pretty crazy ones and they've all gone down a treat! Full public liability, ISM union membership, own travel, PAT keyboard and PA.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£120
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band
Solo Musician
Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Reception Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Classical
Acoustic
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Funk / 70s / Disco
Rat Pack / Swing
Latin / Salsa

Disco Lighting
Sound Equipment
PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests
Learn New Songs

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Piano
Organ
Full Description
I've been playing professionally for twenty years and have played piano and/or church organ for around three hundred weddings. I also have a party band and can provide wedding breakfast piano, with or without saxophone, violin or vocals. I also play accordion, which can be an absolute boon when changeable weather may (often, in these sceptred isles) not guarantee that guests and electronic gear can be used outside! The most effective package I offer is for the top-to-tail music provision, from organ at the service, duo during the photo hour, background piano during the breakfast and band/DJ in the evening. I love providing consultation online or over the phone for the service and solo/duo music. This often involves finding out favourite songs, bands or genres. The band welcomes requests for first dances but unfortunately cannot guarantee that many more requests will be provisioned accurately within time. All types of service and location are welcome. Travel is charged beyond twenty miles of my home and a contract is issued requesting 20% upfront and the balance on the week of the service.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam Ryall
Hi! I know it can be a minefield arranging a wedding, from personal and professional experience. I aim to reassure you that the music will be personal, skilled and welcoming for everybody present.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1993
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
7
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

Travel Notes

In general we liaise over the phone or email if we are distant from each other.

Nearest Town

Blandford Forum

Nearest Motorway & Junction

In Dorset?!

Nearest Train Station

Poole

Nearest Airport

Bournemouth

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Press & Awards
(1)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

BA (Hons) in Music, grade VIII piano
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Playing The Imperial March on church organ with trombone for the entrance of the bride since it was their son's favourite tune

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic, energetic, reflective, skilled and emotional!

What about your business are you most proud of?

The years of training are paying off!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Live music makes the day most memorable and unique.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Definitely not the release of birds during the ceremony!! Probably the best man and three friends celebrating the groom via the medium of a Kraftwerk tribute.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Usually they send an email, we'll check the dates and fees, I'll issue a contract and we'll talk either over the phone, in person or via email to establish the musical order of service, song requests, timings, clothing etc. I contact the venue to check placement, power supplies, timings again and to provide PL certification.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A song loved by the couple and either known by the wedding party or easily connected with.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Probably still Uptown Funk, after all these years!

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Stevie Wonder's

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Tom Waits - Heartattack and Vine

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