Top 10 Wedding Pianists For Hire in the UK

Top 10 Wedding Pianists For Hire in the UK

With its versatility, range and elegance, it's no wonder the piano remains the go-to choice for so many couples on their wedding day.

A wedding pianist can perform just about any song ever written, from classical and jazz to bespoke renditions of contemporary chart songs, quickly switching between styles as and when required.

Whether you're looking for traditional wedding ceremony songs such as "Here Comes the Bride" and "Canon in D", or are in the market for some jaunty drinks reception music, a wedding piano player can accommodate every part of your big day.

Wedding pianists not only come with a varied repertoire of songs at their disposal, but many can also take on a tune by ear, delivering a unique arrangement of your favourite modern-day classic on the whim. Looking for an off-the-cuff singalong of 'Sweet Caroline'. No problem!

Who is the Best Wedding Pianist in the UK?

To help you in your search, we've handpicked ten of the best wedding pianists for hire in the UK. Click on the link below the videos to view the pianist's profile and make an enquiry.

1. Anthony - Wedding Pianist

Anthony is a highly accomplished wedding pianist with over 20 years of live experience. His eclectic repertoire includes classical and jazz standards, along with up-to-the-minute pop and indie tracks. Happy to take on requests, Anthony has no problem learning new songs to make your wedding day that little bit more unique.

2. Mike - Wedding Pianist

With a background steeped in classical training and a portfolio of high-end events under his belt, Mike is the epitome of class and elegance. Whether you're looking to set the mood during the ceremony or get the atmosphere grooving into the evening, Mike's versatility and ability to tailor his sets to match your unique vision make him the perfect wedding pianist for your big day.

3. Jon - Singer/Pianist

As the first pianist to ever join the Bands For Hire roster, Jon remains a true favourite in the BFH office. From classic jazz standards to contemporary pop hits, Jon's versatile mix of soulful vocals and elegant piano playing is certain to add a touch of sophistication to your special day.

4. Steve - Modern Wedding Pianist

Steve is a go-to choice if you're looking for relaxed and sophisticated background wedding music on your day. With 18 years of experience, Steve has accrued an extensive catalogue of modern wedding favourites covering everything from Ed Sheeran to Adele.

5. Mairi - Singer / Pianist

Experience the epitome of elegance with Mairi, a pianist and vocalist in Yorkshire with over 10 years of experience. Mairi's smooth and soulful voice seamlessly blends with her delicate piano playing, creating a rich and captivating sound. Her comprehensive song list spanning multiple genres makes her the perfect accompaniment for any sophisticated wedding ceremony or drinks reception.

6. Dave - Jazz/Pop Pianist

Add a touch of class to your event with the versatile and eclectic musical stylings of wedding pianist Dave. From jazz and swing to contemporary pop, Dave offers a diverse range of music to appeal to guests of all ages. With a wealth of experience, Dave's professional attitude and approachable demeanour make him the perfect wedding piano player for your big day.

7. Samuel - Singer / Pianist

Take your wedding music to the next level with Samuel, a talented and highly experienced piano vocalist. With over 15 years of experience performing at weddings, Samuel offers an expansive repertoire spanning Frank Sinatra to Ed Sheeran. Not only has he recorded backing vocals for high-profile artists such as Adele, Goldfrapp, and Keith Urban but he's also featured on Hollywood soundtracks like Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Alice in Wonderland and The Great Gatsby. His versatile range of songs from Jazz Standards to contemporary artists like Elton John, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, and John Legend will be sure to go down a storm with guests.

8. Del - Pianist

Del is a skilled piano player with years of experience performing worldwide. Del offers a comprehensive repertoire to cater to any event, covering a range of genres such as pop, rock, soul, blues, and jazz. With a degree from the London Centre of Contemporary Music and a track record of performing with notable artists like Maurice Cannon from The Drifters, Scott Casper Clarke, and Samantha Harvey, Del comes highly recommended from the Bands For Hire team.

9. Marcus - Jazz & Pop Pianist

Experience the exceptional talent of Marcus, a professional pianist with an impressive resume, including appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats with Jimmy Carr and performances for the BBC. A music graduate from the University of Liverpool, Marcus specialises in providing high-end piano performances for weddings and events across the UK.

His versatile repertoire spans jazz, pop, and classical, and he's happy to learn a specific song to make your event truly unique and memorable. Whether you need a pianist for your bridal walk, champagne reception or first, Marcus is the perfect choice.

10. Charles - Wedding Piano Player

Charles is a notable figure on the London music scene with a reputation for excellence. He regularly performs at prestigious venues such as The Icy, Dorchester, and Savoy Hotels for private parties, corporate events, and wedding receptions. Charles is a versatile and talented pianist who can provide a range of musical styles to suit your big day. Whether you're looking for subtle background music or an upbeat sing-along vibe, Charles has the skills and experience to deliver.

Wedding Pianist Advice

Now that you've seen some of our pianists in action, it's good to understand some of the basics about hiring a pianist. You'll find some of the most common queries below, but if you'd like to find out more, head over to our pianist booking guide.

What styles of music do wedding pianists typically play?

Wedding pianists typically cover a range of music styles, including classical, jazz, rock, indie and pop. Many wedding pianists specialise in one or two specific genres, so choosing a pianist whose style aligns with your vision for your special day is a good idea. Check out our list of popular piano wedding songs featuring tracks from every genre.

Can the pianist learn a specific song for my wedding?

Most wedding pianists are happy to learn one or two song requests to make your wedding even more unique and memorable. It's always best to let your wedding musicians know song requests well in advance to ensure they can be learnt and rehearsed in time for your big day.

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How much does it usually cost to hire a wedding pianist?

The cost of hiring a wedding pianist in the UK varies depending on a number of factors such as location, performance duration, and the pianist's level of experience. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from £250 upwards for two 60 minute sets.

Many pianists offer different packages and options to cover various parts of the wedding, whether that be guest arrival and ceremony or the wedding breakfast. It's always best to get a quote from several pianists and compare prices to find the best option for your budget.

Do I need to provide a piano or will the pianist bring one?

All wedding pianists come fully equipped with their own stage piano or keyboard. If there's an acoustic piano at the venue, most pianists will be more than happy to use it, provided it's in tune.

Many wedding pianists also offer the option of a piano shell for an additional cost. A piano shell is a wooden structure that looks like a baby grand piano. It's then placed on top of the keyboard to enhance the visual aesthetics of the performance space.