Ray's Piano

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COVID-19 Update
It's business as usual for Ray's Piano during Covid-19 with bookings for 'intimate' weddings becoming increasingly popular over the next few months - love always find a way :-)
Wedding Pianist playing for the arrival of your guests, wedding ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast. Playing Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Teesside, Yorkshire and The Lake District.
Pricing & Costs

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Primary Instrument(s)


Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Drinks / Cocktails Music

Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests
PA System
Learn New Songs

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Full Description
Adding the sparkle of live piano is a wonderful way to turn melodies into memories on your wedding day. Drawing upon years playing across the UK theatre and festival circuit (yep - Glastonbury 2002!), playing in wedding/function bands, in a popular duo and now as a solo artist, I always pride myself on providing a chilled, fun and professional day for every couple. Weddings bring together family and friends of all ages to celebrate with you, so on your wedding day I'll likely include pop, rock, blues, rock'n'roll, boogie woogie, Motown, soul, jazz, country, 60's, 80s, standards, show tunes etc., so there's something for everyone. Attention to detail and listening to what you're looking for is always my priority - as well as having fun!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ray
Thanks for taking a look at my profile information. Please do get in touch for a chat if you'd like some further information and I can answer any other questions you might have.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


New Hartley, Northumberland, England

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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional; responsive; personal; chilled; fun

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

Keep it simple!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Following an enquiry I always prefer to meet up, either in person or via FaceTime/WhatsApp. You can share your wedding plans, we can chat about where live piano music can add that extra special little touch on your wedding day, I can play a few songs and hopefully offer a few handy bits of advice from the piano stool. After that we keep in touch, swap ideas along the way and then a few weeks before your wedding we can catch-up again to play a few tasters of your wedding songs, look at any other options, I can record some samples - whatever works for you. I always contact the venue a fortnight before your wedding to run over everything with them (submit my PAT Testing and Public Liability Insurance etc.). Then we have a nice chilled time on your wedding day!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

It's gotta be Great Balls Of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis) - 2 mins 14 secs that changed my life and gave me a lifelong love of music and the 88 keys!!!