Simon Plays Piano

Location Buckinghamshire
Starting from £228.00
2 reviews
Location Buckinghamshire
Starting from £228.00
Read 2 reviews

From Bach to Beyonce, Simon can play any tune, and delights in playing your choice of music.

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, and will play your favourite music, not restricting you to repertoire lists like other musicians.

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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, with a library of some 800+ songs to choose from - being added to all the time!

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! 

Simon will play the music you have chosen for you over Skype or FaceTime before the day, so you can time your walk down the aisle. He'll be in contact with the venue weeks before the event, to make sure nothing is left to chance, and he'll re-confirm the booking with you three weeks before the date. He'll make sure he arrives at least one hour before he is due to play.

"A master musician who is professional in every way and a joy to deal with" - recent client

  • Simon can perform with other instrumentalists and singers - please enquire for more details.
  • A Woman in Love Barbra Streisand
  • Air on the G String Bach
  • All I Have to Do Is Dream Everly Brothers
  • All You Need Is Love Beatles
  • Always Atlantic Starr
  • Always and Forever Luther Vandross
  • American Beauty Thomas Newman
  • Annie's Song John Denver
  • April in Paris Frank Sinatra
  • Baby, I Love Your Way Peter Frampton
  • Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
  • Bridge over Troubled Water Simon and Garfunkel
  • Can't Help Falling in Love Elvis / UB40
  • Catch the Wind Donovan
  • Cavatina (The Deer Hunter) Stanley Myers
  • Close to You Carpenters
  • Come Rain or Come Shine Frank Sinatra
  • Dancing Queen Abba
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina Madonna
  • Don't Know Why Norah Jones
  • Don't Let Go (Love) En Vogue
  • Eternal Flame Bangles
  • Eternity Robbie Williams
  • Everything I Do (I Do It for You) Bryan Adams
  • Falling into You Celine Dion
  • Feel Like Making Love Roberta Flack
  • Female of the Species Space
  • Fields of Gold Sting
  • Fly Me to the Moon Sinatra
  • Forever Love Gary Barlow
  • From Me to You Beatles
  • Fur Elise Beethoven
  • Goodnight Girl Wet Wet Wet
  • Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
  • Hearbeat Buddy Holly
  • Hey Jude Beatles
  • Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
  • How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
  • How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes
  • I Am Blessed Eternal
  • I Can Hear the Bells Hairspray
  • I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany
  • I Wanna Be Loved by You Marilyn Monroe
  • I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
  • I'm In the Mood for Love various
  • I've Got You under My Skin Michael Buble et al
  • In the Air Tonight Phil Collins
  • It Had to Be You Sinatra / Harry Connick et al
  • Just the Two of Us Bill Withers / Grover Washington Jr
  • Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) Bing Crosby
  • Livin' on a Prayer Bon Jovi
  • Lough Erin Shore Corrs
  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
  • Lovin' You Minnie Riperton
  • More than Words Extreme
  • Most Beautiful Girl in the World Prince
  • Move Closer Phyllis Nelson
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone
  • My Funny Valentine Chaka Khan
  • My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion
  • Nights in White Satin Moody Blues
  • Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon
  • On the Wings of Love Jeffrey Osborne
  • Perfect Moment Martine McCutcheon
  • Power of Love Jennifer Rush
  • Promise Me Beverley Craven
  • Show Me Heaven Maria McKee
  • Someone to Watch over Me various
  • Somethin' Stupid Robbie Williams / Nicole Kidman
  • Something Beatles
  • Something about the Way You Look Tonight Elton John
  • Stand by Your Man Tammy Wynette
  • Strangers in the Night various
  • Take My Breath Away Berlin (Top Gun)
  • That Ole Devil Called Love Alison Moyet
  • The More I See You various
  • We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
  • What the World Needs Now various
  • When a Man Loves a Woman Michael Bolton
  • When I Fall in Love Nat “King” Cole
  • Who Wants to Love Forever? Queen
  • Wind beneath My Wings Bette Midler
  • Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
  • Words Ronan Keating
  • You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
  • You Do Something to Me Paul Weller
  • You Do Something to Me Cole Porter
  • You Were Meant for Me various
  • You're the One that I Want Grease
  • Your Love Is King Sade
  • Your Song Elton John


  • Air on the G String (J S Bach)
  • Allegro from the Water Music (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Here Comes the Bride (Wagner)
  • Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck)
  • Tumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clarke)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)


  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
  • Take That Look Off Your Face (Tell Me on a Sunday)
  • Memory (Cats)
  • All I Ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)
  • Pie Jesu (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • Amigos para Siempre - Friends for Life (Andrew Lloyd Webber)


  • Eternal Flame (Bangles) - 1989
  • A Woman in Love (Barbra Streisand) - 1980
  • Move Closer (Phyllis Nelson) - 1985
  • The Power of Love (Jennifer Rush) - 1985
  • Take My Breath Away (Berlin) - 1986
  • Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington and Bill Withers) 1981
  • Your Love Is King (Sade) 1984
  • Never Tear Us Apart (INXS) 1988
  • Someone like You (Van Morrison) 1987
  • Have I Told You Lately? (Van Morrison) 1989
  • Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart (Marc Almond) 1988
  • Thank You for Being a Friend (Cynthia Fee) 1985
  • Grow Old with Me (John Lennon) 1982
  • If We Hold On Together (Diana Ross) 1988
  • Somewhere Out There (Linda Ronstadt and James Ingram) 1986
  • Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes) 1982
  • Save the Best for Last (Vanessa Williams) 1989


  • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You (Bryan Adams) 1991
  • I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston) 1992
  • Love Is All Around (Wet Wet Wet) 1994
  • No Matter What (Boyzone) 1998
  • When You Say Nothing at All (Ronan Keating) 1999
  • Goodnight Girl (Wet Wet Wet) 1991
  • Don't Let Go (Love) (En Vogue) 1996
  • I Am Blessed (Eternal) 1995
  • You Do Something to Me (Paul Weller) 1995
  • Fields of Gold (Sting) 1993
  • More than Words (Extreme) 1990
  • Runaway (The Corrs) 1995
  • Lough Erin Shore (The Corrs) 1995
  • I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly) 1996
  • Love Shine a Light (Katrina and the Waves) 1997
  • When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Diana Ross) 1991
  • All for Love (Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting) 1993
  • Amazed (Lonestar) 1998
  • Always Be My Baby (Mariah Carey) 1995
  • Angel (Sarah McLachlan) 1997
  • Change the World (Eric Clapton) 1996
  • I'll Make Love to You (Boyz II Men) 1994
  • Unchained Melody (Robson and Jerome) 1995
  • You'll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins) 1999


  • Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles) 1966
  • Love Is All Around (Reg Presley) 1967
  • Till There Was You (Beatles) 1963
  • All You Need is Love (Beatles) 1967
  • Something (Beatles) 1969
  • Words (Bee Gees) 1968
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) 1967
  • I Say a Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick) 1967
  • Sunny (Cher) 1966
  • Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers) 1965
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (Blue Hawaii) Elvis


  • (They Long to Be) Close to You (Carpenters) 1970
  • How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees) 1977
  • I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton) 1974
  • Annie's Song (John Denver) 1974
  • Lovin' You (Minnie Riperton) 1975
  • Feel Like Making Love (Roberta Flack) 1974
  • Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) 1977
  • Songbird (Fleetwood Mac) 1977
  • Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney/Wings) 1970
  • A Song for You (Leon Russell) 1970
  • Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) 1970
  • Fernando (Abba) 1976
  • I Write the Songs (David Cassidy, Barry Manilow) 1975


  • Your Love Is King (Will Young) 2004
  • By Your Side (Sade) 2000
  • Can't Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue) 2001
  • Don't Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (Gabrielle) 2001
  • Family Affair (Mary J Blige) 2001
  • Kiss Kiss (Holly Valance) 2002
  • Sweet Baby (Macy Gray feat Erykah Badu) 2001
  • A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton) 2002
  • How Wonderful You Are (Gordon Haskell) 2001
  • Don't Know Why (Norah Jones) 2001
  • Into My Arms (Nick Cave) 2004
  • Breathless (The Corrs) 2000
  • Irresistible (The Corrs) 2000


  • Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly) 1957
, Wedding, Goodwood House, West Sussex

five out of five

, Wedding, Essex

Everyone was very impressed with the selection of songs and it suited the day perfectly.

Simon has previously performed at the following venues:


  • The Savoy Hotel
  • The Dorchester - Park Lane
  • Claridges - Bond Street
  • Meridien - Piccadilly
  • Harrods - Knightsbridge
  • The Wardolf - Strand
  • Le Caprice - Green Park
  • Royal Lancaster - Lancaster Gate
  • The Langham - West End
  • Kettners - West End
  • Luton Hoo
  • The Millennium – Mayfair
  • Browns - Oxford
  • Pembroke Lodge, Richmond
  • The Landsdowne Club, Mayfair 
  • Old Chelsea Town Hall 
  • Wilton's Music Hall, London


  • Moxhull Hall, Sutton Coldfield


  • Holiday Inn Peterborough West, Peterborough 
  • St Mary The Virgin, St Neots  


  • Hitchin Registry Office
  • Hanbury Manor, Ware
  • Down Hall, Hatfield Heath 
  • Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City
  • St Albans Abbey 


  • Forest Row


  • Hadley Bowling Green, Droitwich


  • Frevds, Oxford
  • Britwell House, Wallingford
  • Crazy Bear Hotel, Stadthampton 


  • Gosfield Hall 
  • Maison Talbooth, Colchester
  • Hylands House Hotel, Chelmsford


  • Ringwood venue 
  • Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke, Gosport 
  • St Peter's Church, Ash, Aldershot 


  • The George Hotel, Rye
  • Great Fosters, Egham
  • Thames Ditton venue
  • Woldingham Girls School, Woldingham
  • Bury Court Barn, Farnham 
  • Woodlands Park Hotel, Stoke D'Abernon 


  • All Saints church, Burton Dassett
  • Marriott Forest of Arden hotel, near Birmingham  
  • Draycote Hotel, Rugby
  • Brownsover Hall Hotel, Rugby
  • Bosworth Hall, Market Bosworth 


  • Private house, Billingshurst


  • Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden
  • Tudor Barn, Burnham 
  • Danesfield House, Marlow 
  • Greek Orthodox Church, Stony Stratford 
  • The Old Bell, Hurley 
  • Notley Tythe Barn, Notley 
  • Stoke Place
  • Stoke Park


  • Black Boys Inn, Hurley
  • Great Fosters
  • Sherfield School, Sherfield on Loddon 
  • St Edmund Campion Church, Maidenhead


  • Madeley Court Hotel, Telford 


  • St Marys Golf Club, Bridgend


  • Hunsbury Hill Centre, Northampton
  • Kettering Park
  • The Bell Hotel, Stilton


  • Stanton House Hotel, Swindon 


  • Kedleston Hall, Derby 

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.

  • 2 x 45 Minute sets
  • 3 x 45 Minute sets

Performances can be tailored to your event.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

Derbyshire £348.00 Leicestershire £336.00 Northamptonshire £312.00


Cambridgeshire £324.00 Suffolk £336.00


Glamorgan £348.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £348.00 Warwickshire £312.00

South East

Bedfordshire £276.00 Berkshire £264.00 Buckinghamshire £228.00 East Sussex £336.00 Essex £324.00 Hampshire £348.00 Hertfordshire £276.00 Kent £300.00 Oxfordshire £276.00 Surrey £312.00 Sussex £312.00 West Sussex £312.00 London £228.00 Middlesex £228.00

South West

Wiltshire £336.00
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