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❤️Create memories and celebrate your love with music. It’s such a difficult time but you can still have the magical emotional and authentic music experience of your dreams.  I can enhance your wedding day with my beautiful bespoke piano music. If you are planning ahead, you may be concerned about what would happen in the event of a covid-related cancellation or postponement. I would like to reassure you that I do not charge any fees other than the initial £50 deposit in the event of a change of date or cancellation due to Covid restrictions. Always happy to chat and help your music dreams come true for your special day. Just click on my contact page to get in touch.
Weddings and Events Pianist
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£295
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Piano

Learn New Songs
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Classical
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Soul / Motown / RnB
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Full Description
Walk down the aisle to Nigel's magical bespoke arrangement of your favourite tune, enjoy his music to relax with your guests at the drinks reception or wedding breakfast. Nigel is a reliable, versatile and talented pianist who has a range of beautiful mobile upright pianos which he can bring to your wedding venue or he can perform on your venue's grand piano if available.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(59)
Matt and Kat
Married in May 2021
June 2021
Nigel kept a great atmosphere throughout. Thank you Nigel, you were brilliant!
Nigel played piano while guests arrived at our wedding and were seated for the ceremony. He also played during our drinks reception. Nigel played an indoor grand piano at the venue and, as the weather was stunning, he also had his outdoor mobile grand piano which was beautiful. This meant he could follow guests wherever they were congregated. Nigel and his playing were fantastic, as was his choice of music which was tailored both to us and to the audience. Particularly where our photos took slightly longer than expected, we've no doubt that Nigel kept a great atmosphere throughout. Thank you Nigel, you were brilliant!
Adam and Hannah
Married in May 2021
June 2021
The music created a lovely atmosphere
Nigel played at our wedding drinks reception which took place at Coltsfoot. The music created a lovely atmosphere and Nigel's choice of songs was perfect for the event. Nigel has been very friendly, flexible and responsive throughout the pandemic and our various date changes and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a pianist. A huge thank you from us both :-)
Marie and John
Married in December 2020
January 2021
Would highly recommend
Nigel played during the ceremony, the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast. As a COVID wedding we were trying to make the day memorable for the right reasons and Nigel helped us to achieve that by playing a beautiful chilled selection of songs. As it was a December wedding he played a lovely selection of Christmas songs. We are so happy we picked Nigel to be a part of our day and would highly recommend this to anyone.
Jodi and Max
Married in October 2020
January 2021
He was absolutely fantastic
Nigel played piano for our ceremony and the drinks reception at Shuttleworth House. He was absolutely fantastic and incredibly versatile with the constant changing of plans and restrictions. All of our family thought Nigel was fabulous! Thank you so much, we will most certainly have you play at our reception next year!
Franceska and Adam
Married in October 2020
November 2020
We cannot recommend Nigel enough
We want to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our ceromony and drinks reception. Everyone could not stop commenting how the music you played added to the ambience of the wedding. It was an absolutely fabulous day that was made extra special. We cannot recommend Nigel enough.
Abbie and Ryan
Married in September 2020
October 2020
He was absolutely brilliant..
Nigel played for our wedding at the Marriott Hotel in Northampton as our guests arrived, as we signed the register/walk out and throughout our wedding breakfast. He was absolutely brilliant and learnt a few new songs for us. It was so wonderful to have him there and we can't thank him enough for making our wedding day even more memorable.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England

Travel Notes

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My wedding to my lovely wife! Actually, I did play the piano at my wedding - briefly in the band in the evening but after five tunes and getting impatient looks from my newly wedded wife, it was time to resume my role as groom!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Soothing relaxing joyful magical moving

What about your business are you most proud of?

The years spent memorising a huge and varied repertoire of beautiful tunes - with the result that there is no room left in my brain to remember where I put my keys!

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

Have my beautiful live piano music for your ceremony, drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast! - it adds a sparkle of magic, especially when walking down the aisle and it relaxes your guests filling the air with joy and happiness!

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

A set of polaroid cameras being handed to the children so they can go round taking funny pictures of the adults!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I send sample setlists, to the couple to give an idea of the how the live piano music works for the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. In the meantime, the couple can have a good look at my website - seeing the recommendations, hearing demos etc. Once the couple has a date and venue, all they need to do is choose one of my wedding packages listed on the website and then secure the booking with a £50 deposit settled with a PayPal link. After that, I send a simple booking contract for the couple's approval and get to work on any special bespoke arrangements they requested for the wedding.

What makes a romantic first dance?

One involving a waltz or swaying! A song that is meaningful to the couple or one that just sounds beautiful and traditional such as Ashokan Fairwell or When Irish Eyes Are Smiling which I perform when in the OddSox Ceilidh band.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Not a floor filler but a walk down the aisle favourite: 1000 Years (Christina Perry) - it's the one I most often get asked to perform, and it is so beautiful

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

Madness!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

The James Bond Theme!