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Accordionist for hire. Book an accordion player. French, Italian, German, Bavarian, Russian & many other music styles.

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Derek C - Accordionist Get quote

Who we are

Hiring an accordionist is a great way to create a sophisticated European atmosphere. An accordion player instantly conjures up images of French cafes, Italian gondolas, Alpine mountains and Bavarian forests. Derek has a repertoire of thousands of songs and can play a mixture of French, Italian, Bavarian, Russian and many polkas, waltzes and folk tunes from other countries. He can also dress accordingly including the striped jumper/beret for French occasions or lederhosen and feathered hat for German events etc. He is incredibly popular for mixed European weddings held in the UK, wine tasting evenings, restaurants, beer festivals, beaujolais nights and can even wander amongst guests as they dine.

Derek took up the accordion aged just 12 and later trained at the Royal Military School of music where he played professionally for 9 years. Since then he has played all over the country for weddings and events including 3 years performing for the Cafe Rouge chain. We've known Derek for many years as he's also a member of our Scottish dance band (The Highland Reelers).

We had the pleasure of recording him and your guests will be just as impressed as we were.  
 

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About half an hour

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 2m x Depth:2m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, as long as undercover in case of bad weather

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, with 3 weeks notice.

How long do you play for?
As required but typically 2 sets of an hour or 3 sets of 45 minutes.

Do you provide your own lighting?
Ambient light is sufficient.

What do you do during your break(s)
I can plug an iPod into my amplifier for background music but not if just playing acousticly.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
These have never been a problem for me.

Where are you based?
Essex based covering Kent, London, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire Suffolk & UK

The music we play

Derek has a repertoire of 1000's of songs including

French
Italian
German
Russian
Polish
Barvarian
Hungarian

and many other regional styles

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