The perfect musical addition to your Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast or Early Evening Event.
Performed on a white digital baby grand piano.
(A smaller space saving upright piano is also available when required)
Ideal for a drinks reception, wedding breakfast or early evening.
Unintrusive background music allowing guests to talk whilst maintaining a happy upbeat atmosphere.
Please note that any combination of saxophone, upright bass, violin, jazz guitar or percussion/drums can be added to create daytime band options.
If you can't find that perfect song for your wedding or event, then let me write and record one for you. I have many recorded compositions used all over the world.
My bespoke service means you get a beautiful piece of music to call your own and keep forever. This can be performed live at your event or simply recorded to give to friends, family or colleagues.
BAND & DJ OPTIONS
THE MODERN VINTAGE SWING BAND
This band takes great songs and gives them a makeover. Performing in their upbeat retro style they are sure to get feet tapping.
Booked annually as the in-house band for Tatton Park, The ICC birmingham & Aintree Racecourse christmas shows.
The band is very versatile and can perform light background music, Retro dancefloor material or standard party material.
Available from a 2 piece band upwards.
THE ROAMING BAND UK
This option is all about being where the guests are located. Ideal for early evening drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and corporate events.
The band can be located outdoors easily and move inside for a later party set before the DJ takes over.
Table to table requests make wedding breakfasts a memorable experience.
I work closely with great local DJ's and can supply this as part of a package. Having a separate DJ is a great way to ensure the evening runs smoothly.
After completing my GCSE's and A-Levels, I was fortunate enough to be given an unconditional offer to study at LIPA. I left Paul McCartneys school of fame with a 2:1 Degree in music and also a Diploma in sound technology. I met Sir Paul twice there and he was the perfect gentleman.
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Where do I start ? I began performing at events whilst at LIPA. Since then I literally have thousands under my belt all around the world. Some recent events include the sultans palace Instanbul, Thomas Cooks 175th anniversary party in Cyprus and Cheshire Life Magazine's 80th birthday. I am also the musical director for the christmas events at Tatton Park, The ICC and Aintree Racecourse.
LIFE ON THE ROAD
I am fortunate enough to tour regularly with grammy winning artists and household names.
I have spent the last 8 years touring regularly with The Three Degrees, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Tavares, Freda Payne, The Platters and many more. I regularly perform at some of the UK's biggest venues including The O2, The Echo, The NIA and The Manchester Arena.
Craig Elliot, Wedding Pianist Cheshire.
Although I travel to a lot of performances, my home county of Cheshire is where the majority of my wedding work takes place.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every wedding and have performed at some lovely local venues including:
Peckforton Castle, The Mere, Sandhole Oak Barn, The Belle Epoque, Mere Court, Heaton House Farm, The Fir Grove, Thornton Manor, Delamere Manor, Old Trafford, Colshaw Hall, Macdonald Portal, Rookery Hall, Inglewood, Nunsmere Hall, Soughton Hall, The Ashes, Styal Lodge, Wychwood Park, Crewe Hall, Mottram Hall, Cheadle House, The Park Royal, The Cottons, The Grosvenor Chester, Merrydale manor & many more.
I can be booked for any or all parts of your special day including The Ceremony, The Drinks Reception, The Wedding Breakfast or the Evening Reception. I can perform both indoors and outdoors. I am a member of the musicians union and have full PLI insurance and Pat tested equipment to comply with all venues.
Please ask about my events consultancy service. I have worked in the wedding industry for many years and have advised countless couples on their entertainment choices. This also goes for corporate events or parties. I have extensive reliable contacts that I have worked with for many years and can help with all aspects of planning from entertainment to venue hire, venue dressing, transport and catering.
* Wedding Pianist covering Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Leeds, Birmingham, Merseyside, North Wales, Preston, Clitheroe, Bolton, Wigan, Blackpool, Lake District, Stoke on trent, Sheffield, Blackburn, Derby, Leicester, York, Nottingham and most Northern Areas.