Simon is a Royal Academy-trained pianist, and a former BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 2 producer. He has worked with some of the world's greatest musicians and has played in concert halls and hotels across Europe, including an annual performance for the Prime Minister at Chequers.
Simon can perform all kinds of music, including pop, jazz, rock, ballads, blues and cocktail piano. Simon travels with over 800 songs and can play any of them on request within a moment's notice. Simon can often play any tune you hum to him
Forget the rest: a pianist who can play your choice of music, so you can personalise your music for your day, in the same way you do flowers, dress, venue and catering. Have your song played as you walk down the aisle, pick a favourite tune to walk out to, create conversation in drinks reception and wedding breakfast with songs that initiate a few shared glances and smiles. Simon the Pianist can provide all of these.
Simon travels with two iPads containing many hundreds of pieces of sheet music. He can play any request within seconds. One bride had Simon playing 'The Final Countdown' to her groom minutes before she walked in; another couple were big Nirvana fans and had a wedding soundtrack composed entirely by Kurt Cobain. It's your day - with Simon the Pianist you can choose!
Simon has a musical background like no other pianist; he has worked with the best pop, rock and classical musicians in 18 years at the BBC, and played annually for the Prime Minister's Christmas party at Chequers. He was even hired by Chequers security to play for a wedding!
Musicals and Show Tunes
Polly Noyce - Royal Artillery
Easy to organise, highly professional with a wide range of music.
Sam de Vaal
five out of five
Scott and Tancha
Everyone was very impressed with the selection of songs and it suited the day perfectly.
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
Simon can play one of his two Yamaha stage pianos or the instrument at the venue, if there is one - whichever you prefer.
How different is Simon from every other pianist out there?
A highly professional and experienced musician, who passed Grade 8 with distinction at age 15 and who has played in some of Europe's most respected concert venues. Simon will play your choice of music, and allow you to hear it before the day, over Skype or FaceTime.
Will Simon take requests?
Yes, you can choose the music throughout if you wish. List the songs and tunes you absolutely have to hear, and those you definitely do not want to hear! Or pass on guidelines regarding genres, bands, styles and performers you like. Warble has requested a list of recent songs, but Simon can play anything, and travels with 800+ songs on two iPads.
What areas of the country do you cover?
Simon has bases in London, Bucks, Kent, Dorset and Birmingham. All travel costs are included in the quoted price.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, Simon has full Public Liability Insurance cover to £5m, and all equipment is PAT-tested annually.
Will you play for my business event / private party?
Yes, previous corporate clients include the BBC, Moonpig, Mercedes, Volkswagen and several London banks.