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Pianist for hire. Piano player for weddings, dinner music, corporate events & more.

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Richard L - Pianist/Piano Player Get quote

PRICE: from £375 (includes first hour) additional time nominal fee | compare prices

Biography - About us

If you're looking to hire a pianist, you will not find a more talented pianist anywhere (it's clearly genetic as his mother is also a professional concert pianist). You hum it, he'll play it so his repertoire runs into thousands of songs which he plays from memory! He can be booked for your wedding ceremony to accompany you down the aisle, as a cocktail pianist to entertain throughout a drinks reception or even to provide modern/contemporary songs as background music.

You may even have heard him before. In the West End he was formerly the pianist for Les Misérables, Wicked and Singing in the Rain. He has accompanied artistes such as Sir Elton John, Joe Cocker, Gareth Gates and Pixie Lott and has performed for the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on many occasions. He has a regular slot at Ronnie Scotts and has travelled the world as 'resident' pianist on board the QE2 and the Queen Mary 2. He makes each song flow seamlessly into the next and he'll mesmerise your guests with his incredible skills!     

He can also be hired with our Baby Grand Piano Shells which creates the illusion that he's playing a beautiful baby grand piano on your special day. Click Baby Grand Piano Shell Hire for details.  

Note, Richard is also the keyboard player from the live function band Imit8. Therefore if you book these for your evening entertainment, then hiring Richard to arrive earlier is a very cost effective option.
Ask about our Piano/DJ combination rates. 

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:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, weather permitting (safe outdoor electricity supply required).

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, I can learn requests in advance. I'm also happy to take "casual" requests on the day. You name it, I'll play it!

How long do you play for?
Happy to play as long as required. Ideally with 10-minute break each hour but can play 2 hours straight if needed.

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

What do you do during your break(s)
I leave an iPod running with appropriate background music for your occasion.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
As a solo pianist or small jazz combo, I've never encountered a problem with sound limiters.

Where are you based?
Based in London covering Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Essex, Sussex, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and UK

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

Adagio In G Minor - Albinoni
Africa - Toto
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
All Of Me - John Legend
All Of Me - Louis Armstrong
All Out Of Love - Air Supply
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Anything For You - Gloria Estefan
Always And Forever - Heatwave
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Theme From American Beauty
Angel - Sarah Mclachlan


Testimonials and reviews

"Rich’s playing was great, he played my wife’s favourite song down the aisle and the grand piano looked amazing in the ceremony. Our friends couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful it sounded, it added some real magic to our big day."
Mr and Mrs M. Lewis, The Aviator TAG Hotel

"We’re so glad we booked you for our fabulous Prohibition tea party, it was really nice to have some live music for a change – SO different from our usual iPod playlist. We loved all the different types of tunes you played, but still kept it feeling like we were being naughty in the 1920s! Special thanks for accomodating all those requests from Jason’s friends. I think you knew some of them better than they did! The next time a friend has a party, we’re recommending YOU!  p.s. Well done on your costume. You really put the croupiers to shame grin"
Charlotte Sullivan, Private House Party, Chelsea

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