Anthony – Pianist, Guitarist & Vocals

Overview
  • Solo Singer | Wedding Pianist | Acoustic Guitar | Instrumental Pianist
  • Sets available – 5 hrs+ if required – can be broken into sets e.g. 3×45 min, but can play for around 3 hour periods without breaks (e.g. piano through wedding breakfasts)
  • Repertoire includes pop, jazz, blues, rock, contemporary, and gospel genres (and some music from Lloyd Webber musicals etc.)
  • Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Restaurants, Hotels, Pubs & Clubs
  • Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland (also Derbyshire, Cheshire and Lancashire)
  • Can rehearse up to 4 songs/instrumentals at no extra cost (Minimum 1 month’s notice)
  • Ideal Performance area 4m x 2m

Wedding Pianist

Anthony is a wedding pianist who started playing piano at the age of 6 and progressed to being classically trained up to grade 7.  Although an able music reader, Anthony soon discovered the exciting ability to play ‘by ear’, copying a piece of music just by hearing it, and began to develop the skills of improvisation and composition. In time he became very interested in jazz and jazz theory and did some personal study in this area, listening to a wide variety of jazz music and taking opportunities to play with other jazz musicians when possible.

With 36 years of experience now behind him, he has refined this ability to effectively copy and interpret most popular songs and pieces of music, reproducing them on the piano in a unique and original style. But besides performing other people’s music, he also composes original music and has collaborated with numerous lyric writers to provide the music for their songs.

Anthony brings something very different as a wedding pianist which has to be heard to be appreciated.  An original and highly refreshing approach as wedding pianist and cocktail-bar style piano playing.  Familiar tunes from well known songs, slow and fast, are interpreted and performed in a highly original way. Taking the listener on a continuous, magical and unpredictable journey through many genres and eras, all seamlessly linked together.

Besides playing as a wedding pianist, Anthony has performed as a pianist / singer in a variety of different environments from pubs, piano bars, hotels, restaurants, stage musicals, pop/jazz/gospel bands, and recording studios.

Over the years Anthony has learnt to play in many styles, including classical, jazz, blues, gospel, folk, contemporary, ragtime and popular, and has built up a very large and constantly growing repertoire comprising hundreds of titles of many genres, and ranging from many decades ago to recent years.

Singing and acoustic guitar

Anthony started learning a few chords while still in his teens, but started gaining real experience singing and playing the acoustic guitar in 1996, and building up a memorised repertoire of guitar-orientated cover songs, a great way of expanding the chord vocabulary. Although he was already an accomplished piano player by this time, what particularly appealed to Anthony about the acoustic guitar was its portability (unlike a piano!), and he spent many hours sitting in a local park practising, either alone or playing along with other musicians.

As well as learning chords, Antoine also concentrated on learning scales and improvisation, becoming a very competent melody player.

He picked up additional experience playing in open music sessions, and was for 5 years the guitarist and backing vocalist in a lively and well-established Hull-based ‘Irish’ band called ‘Punch the Horse’, which was great fun and a great way of building up confidence and stage presence.

Repertoire

Various (Instrumentals):

Ain’t no sunshine (Bill Withers)
Always a woman (Billy Joel)
Always on my mind (Elvis Presley)
Amazed (Lonestar)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Annie’s song (John Denver)
Another day in paradise (Phil Collins) (optional vocal)
Any dream will do (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Arms of an angel (Sarah McLachlan)
Blowin’ in the wind (Bob Dylan) (optional vocal)
Bohemium Rhapsody (Queen)
Bridge over troubled water (Simon and Garfunkel) (optional vocal)
Candle in the wind (Elton John)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Can’t take my eyes off you (Andy Williams)
Careless whisper (George Michael)
Closest thing to crazy (Katie Mellua)
Crazy (Patsy Cline)
Crazy for you (Madonna)
Crazy little thing (Queen)
Crying (Roy Orbison)
Dancing queen (Abba)
Danny boy (Londonderry Air)
Desperado (Eagles)
Don’t cry for me Argentina (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice)
Drive (The Cars)
The drugs dont work (The Verve)
Everybody’s got to learn sometimes (The Corgis)
Everybody’s talking (Nilsson) (optional vocal)
Everything I do I do it for you (Bryan Adams)
Fiddlers Green (John Connolly) (optional vocal)
Fields of Athenry (optional vocal)
Fields of gold (Sting/Eva Cassidy)
Fix you (Coldplay) (optional vocal)
From ths moment (Shania Twain)
Fur Elise (Beethoven)
Greatest love of all (Gearge Benson/Whitney)
Groovy kind of love (Phil Collins) (optional vocal)
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
Halo (Beyonce)
Happy day (Gospel)
He ain’t heavy, hes my brother (The Hollies) (optional vocal)
Hello (Lionel Richie)
Here comes the sun (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Hey Jude (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Hotel California (The Eagles) (optional vocal)
I can see clearly now (Johnny Nash) (optional vocal)
I can’t help falling in love with you (Elvis)
I don’t wanna talk about it (Rod Stewart) (optional vocal)
I dreamed a dream (Schonberg/Boublil)
I had a dream (Abba)
If I fell (The Beatles)
I know him so well (Elaine Paige/Barbara Dickson)
Imagine (John Lennon) (optional vocal)
I miss you (Blink 182)
Jealous guy (John Lennon/Roxy Music)
Just the way you are (Billy Joel) (optional vocal)
Killing me softly (Aretha Franklin)
Knocking on Heaven’s door (Eric Clapton)
Lady in red (Chris De Burgh)
Lazing on a sunny afternoon (Kinks) (optional vocal)
Lean on me (Bill Withers) (optional vocal)
Let it be (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Long and winding road (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Love changes everything (Michael Ball)
Love is all around (The Troggs/Wet wet wet) (optional vocal)
Love letters straight from the heart (Ketty Lester)
Love Story (theme from the film)
Mad world (Gary Jules version)(optional vocal)
Make you feel my love (Adele) (optional vocal)
Man who can’t be moved (The Script)(optional vocal)
Memories (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Michelle (The Beatles)
Moon river (Mercer/Mancini)
More than words (Extreme)
Music of the night (A. Lloyd Webber) (optional vocal)
Needle and the damage done (Neil Young) (optional vocal)
Nessun Dorma (Pavarotti)
New York state of mind (Billy Joel)
No true love ways (Buddy Holly)
Now we are free (Gladiator theme)
Nowhere man (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Parisian Walkways (Gary Moore)
Past the point of no return (Lloyd Webber)
Perfect day (Lou Reed) (optional vocal)
Piano man (Billy Joel) (optional vocal)
Promise me (Beverley Craven)
Raining in my heart (Buddy Holly)
Rainy days and Mondays (The Carpenters)
River flows in you (Yiruma)
Rocket man (Elton John) (optional vocal)
Run (Snow Patrol/Leona Lewis) (optional vocal)
Saving all my love for you (Whitney Houston)
Say a little prayer (Dion Warrick)
Sittin’ on the dock of a bay (Otis Redding) (optional vocal)
Someone like you (Adele) (optional vocal)
Something in the way (the Beatles) (optional vocal)
Somewhere over the rainbow (Eva Cassidy version)
Space Oddity (David Bowie) (optional vocal)
Stand by me (Ben E. King) (optional vocal)
Streets of London (Ralph McTell) (optional vocal)
Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald)
Sweet child of mine (Guns & Roses) (optional vocal)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton) (optional vocal)
Titanic theme (Mariah Carey)
Thank you for the music (Abba)
The heart asks pleasure first (Michael Nyman)
The man who can’t be moved (The Script)
Things we said today (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
Trouble (Coldplay) (optional vocal)
True colours (Cyndi Lauper) (optional vocal)
Watermark (Enya)
Weather with you (Crowded House) (optional vocal)
We are the champions (Queen)
When I need you (Leo Sayer)
While my guitar gently weeps (G. Harrison) (optional vocal)
Wind beneath my wings (Bette Midler)
With a little help from my friends (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
With or without you (U2) (optional vocal)
Without you (Nilsson)
Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton) (optional vocal)
Wonderwall (Oasis) (optional vocal)
Yesterday (The Beatles) (optional vocal)
You do something to me (Paul Weller) (optional vocal)
You got the love (Candy Staton/Florence & machines)
You raise me up (optional vocal)
You needed me (Cilla Black)

Jazz standards:

Summertime (Ella Fitzgerald) (optional vocal)
Autumn leaves
Blue moon
Girl from ipanema
Dream a little dream
Fly me to the moon (Frank Sinatra)
It had to be you (Frank Sinatra)
Moon river
Take 5 (Dave Brubeck)
What a difference a day made
Wonderful world (Louis Armstrong)
Moondance (Van Morrison) (optional vocal)

Vocal Repertoire

Adele –

Make you feel my love
The one and only
Someone like you

Air Supply – All out of love

The Beatles –

Across the universe
A day in the life
All you need is love
Eleanor Rigby
Help
Here comes the sun
Hey Jude
Hey you’ve got to hide
If I fell
I saw her standing there
Lady Madonna
Let it be
The long and winding road
Norwegian Wood
Nowhere man
Something in the way
Strawberry fields
Things we said today
Ticket to ride
We can work it out
With a little help
Within you without you
Yesterday

Michael Ball – Love changes everything
James Blunt – Goodbye my lover
Jeff Buckley – Lover you should have come over (Jamie Cullum version)
David Bowie –

Kooks
Space oddity
Starman

The Cars – Drive
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Tracey Chapman – Fast car
Eric Clapton –

Layla
Lonely stranger
Tears in Heaven
Wonderful tonight

Coldplay –

Fix you
The scientist
Till kingdom come
Trouble

Phil Collins –

Against all odds
Another day in paradise

The Commitments –

At the dark end of the street
Midnight hour

Jamie Cullum –

All at sea
High and Dry
Lover you should have come over (Jeff Buckley)
Photograph
What a difference a day made

Crowded House –

Better be home soon
Fall at your feet
Four seasons in one day
Weather with you

Del Amitri – Nothing ever happens
John Denver – Annie’s song

Reviews

Left quoteHi Antoine, Just a quick note to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding – your song choice was perfect and your playing was excellent!! Everything was perfect all day and you helped everything run smoothly which is really appreciated. I will certainly be recommending your services!! Thanks again. Right quote

Simon and Christine
(20th July, 2013)
Doddington Hall, Lincoln

Left quoteHi Antoine, Just to let you know we both are very thankful that you performed on our special day!! It was amazing, thank you so much for everything! Right quote

Thomas and Teela
(15th June, 2013)
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby

Left quoteWe would like to thank you so much Antoine for making our wedding so perfect. We have had so many brilliant comments about you over the last few weeks, you were amazing thank you so much. Right quote

James and Kirsteen
(27th April, 2013)
Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, Cumbria

Left quote Dear Antoine, I wanted to thank you for performing at our drinks party on Sunday before New Year. I find hosting these events quite stressful but felt absolutely certain that having you produce beautiful music seamlessly, unobtrusively and virtually continuously made me and all our guests relaxed and sociable. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise, you helped make it a successful, enjoyable and memorable party. Right quote

Rowan and Simon Kay
(30th December, 2012)
Near Leeds

Left quote Hi Antoine

I would just like to say thank you very much and it was a pleasure to have you performing at our wedding, your music was amazing and it made the day that little bit more special and Gemma was amazed when she realised you were singing ‘Greatest Day’ as she walked in and it wasn’t just a CD. Once again it was very much appreciated, and we also hope that you enjoyed playing for us. Right quote

Stuart and Gemma
(29th December, 2012
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, Hull)

Left quote Dear Antoine, We wish to say many thanks for playing and singing at Gemma and Stuart’s wedding. It was a total surprise to Gemma and she was very pleased. We had many guests commenting on the music and what a good mix there was in your repertoire. The requested music was much appreciated. Once again our thanks for helping to make it a most memorable day for us all.Right quote

Stuart and Gemma
(29th December, 2012
Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby, Hull)

Left quote We just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for everything you did to make our wedding so special. We thought your music was just perfect and you were so friendly and chatty to our guests. We had so many compliments about you and your music and we are so pleased we asked you to play for us. You are such a talented musician and we really enjoyed you being part of our day.

We would recommend you to anyone and we really hope you carry on being as successful as you are – you truly made our wedding day special. Tim was really pleased you played his requests – that meant a lot. Thank you for learning them in such a short space of time! Right quote

Tim and Claire Hubbard
(27th August, 2012
Rise Hall, Rise, East Yorkshire)

Left quote I just wanted to e-mail to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. It was truly amazing and we really enjoyed it.  The one thing all of our guests commented on was you and the music. They were all absolutely astounded by it and said what a great idea it was to having such a talented pianist there playing such soothing and relaxing music.  It really was one of the main highlights of our special day.  We will hopefully be booking for future events too and I would highly recommend you to everyone no matter what the occasion was. Right quote

Jo and Jamie
(26th August, 2012
Guide Post Hotel, Bradford)

Left quote We just want to say a massive thank you for performing at our wedding, it was really lovely and people were commenting all day on how good you were. I will no doubt be recommending you to others. Right quote

Sarah and Neil Martin
(4th August, 2012
Makeney HallBelper, Derbyshire)

Left quote Just a quick thank you. The choice of music was superb and it created the right romantic atmosphere to the day. Right quote

Gary and Natalie Bell
(28th July, 2012
Eshott Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland)

Left quote We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for playing at our wedding. We had an absolutely perfect day and you helped make it special. Laura walking down the aisle to ‘Sweet child o’mine’ was just incredible! The background music during the Wedding Breakfast was both seamless and well chosen and many of our guests commented on how impressed they were. Oh, and thanks again for learning ‘Laras Theme’. You made the brides mother and auntie even more emotional than they already were….!!  We can’t praise you enough and would definitely recommend you. Right quote

Darran and Laura Cooke
(7th July, 2012
Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington, Derbyshire)

Additional Services

Can rehearse up to 4 requests at no extra charge.  However a minimum of 1 month is required for rehearsal time.

Audio Samples
  • From This Moment (Piano Instrumental)
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D (Piano Instrumental)
  • Promise Me (Piano - Instrumental)
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Piano - Instrumental)
  • Sweet Child of Mine (Piano - Instrumental)
  • Wonderful World (Piano Instrumental)
  • I'm Yours (Guitar - Vocals)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Guitar - Vocals)
  • All Over Now (Guitar - Vocals)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (Guitar - Vocals)
  • Dock of The Bay (Guitar - Vocals)
  • No Women (Guitar - Vocals)
  • Hotel California (Guitar - Vocals)
  • Rocket Man (Piano - Vocal)
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