UK Wedding Pianist in Essex/Chelmsford/Braintree

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle


There is a growing demand for my services as a wedding pianist in the Essex area, hardly a week goes past when I don’t perform there. Braintree and Chelmsford in particular, have various venues in which I have played at.  Many of them are popular for weddings, but there are others that specialise in other kinds of events.  The venues that have used my musical services include:

Crabbs Barn, Kelvedon, Colchester
Fennes Estate, Bocking, Braintree
Hylands House, Chelmsford
Hedingham Castle, Halstead
Spains Hall, The Stables, Finchingfield
White Hart (The), Poole St, Great Yeldham, Halstead
Leez Priory, Chelmsford

The Music

Most of my work in the Essex area consists of playing for weddings and when it comes to this type of work versatility is the key.  In order to provide music for the various parts of the wedding day I have to be able to play many different genres.  For instance many couples like to have classical for the ceremony followed by up-tempo jazz for the drinks reception and something easy listening consisting mostly of ballads for the wedding breakfast.  My repertoire covers many styles including: rock, pop, jazz, latin, classical and even sing-along.

My classical work has grown and from just playing a few pieces of for a ceremony, I am now often asked to play for events where I have to play a one or two hours of anything from Bach to John Ireland and Einaudi.

A quite recent trend has been to book me as a sing-along pianist for Cockney themed events.  This seemed to start in the London and Essex areas before spreading to the Home Counties and beyond.  At first I was a little unsure about doing this sort of thing, but I am now really enjoying it. When I take on the role of a Cockney style pianist I dress to fit the occasion which includes bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, pocket watch, red neckercheif etc. lease see the sing-a-long page for more information about this.


Here are some of the towns in Essex that I cover:

Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Basildon, Halstead, Romford, Burnham on Crouch, Coggeshall, Epping, Grays, Hadleigh, Walton on the Naze, Harlow, Ilford, Maldon, Waltham Abbey, Manningtree, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Harwich, Witham, Saffron Walden, Brightlingsea, Loughton, South Woodham Ferrers, Thaxted and Tilbury