West country cocktail pianist

Richard specialises in playing piano music to set the atmosphere for weddings, dinners, parties and other celebrations, including wedding music for civil ceremonies. He also plays for corporate events such as product launches and conferences.

Richard plays by ear or from music, and is happy to include requests. His repertoire includes light classics, popular favourites and traditional wedding music, songs from the musicals, jazz standards, ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues and pop classics.

He can supply a full size electronic piano with weighted keys as well as lighting if there is not a good quality piano at the venue. All that is needed is a firm base and a power point reasonably close by.

Since 2001 Richard has played regularly at the prestigious Hare and Hounds Hotel next to Highgrove, and  appears throughout the Cotswolds and South West including the Pump Rooms in Cheltenham and Bath and over one hundred appearances at 'The Vineyard at Stockcross' near Newbury.

Richard spent the first seven years of his career with EMI Records where he became a staff producer, writing, arranging, playing on sessions and producing records. In 2005, he was the pianist in the Channel 4 series 'Wakey Wakey Campers'. He has also had a regular spot on the radio, written and directed the music for the theatre. 

'We would both like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful piano music you played throughout the ceremony and dinner'. - Mr. & Mrs. N. H.


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