David – Jazz Swing & Pop Pianist

David is a professional, approachable versatile jazz, swing, pop & rock & roll pianist who provides tasteful background or upbeat piano music for a range of events and settings including weddings, parties, hotels and restaurants. David always updates his repertoire with the current favourites.

His style is predominantly jazz but is also a versatile and well-versed with other styles and can adapt his repertoire to your needs.

Dave - Solo Jazz Pianist For Hire
Dave – Solo Jazz, Swing, Rock & Roll Pianist For Hire

He is also always keen to learn special requests and will even send you a recording of them prior to your event.

Audio Demos

Don’t Be Cruel
Every time We Say Goodbye
King of the Swingers
L-O-V-E
Lady is a Tramp
Thinking Out Loud

A Typical Set List
​My Baby Just Cares for Me – Nina Simone
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
All of Me – John Legend
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Someone Like You – Adele
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli
Close To You – The Carpenters
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Madness
Your Song – Elton John
Dream A Little Dream of Me – Ella & Louis
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music
Life of Mars – David Bowie
I Got Rhythm – Ella Fitzgerald
Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Careless Whisper – George Michael
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Beauty and The Beast – Alan Menken
You’ve Got A Friend in Me from Toy Story
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
City of Stars from La La Land
We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Full Repertoire

1920s-40s
As Time Goes By from ​Casablanca
Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
​In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn​​
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Vera Lynn
Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Everytime We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
Summertime – Gershwin
Embraceable You – Gershwin
Our Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
But Not For Me – Gershwin
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
Oh, Lady Be Good – Gershwin
The Lady Is A Tramp – Rodgers & Hart
Blue Moon – Rodgers & Hart
Bewitched – Rodgers & Hart
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
All of Me – Frank Sinatra
​Anything Goes – Cole Porter
Bei Mir Bistu Shein – The Andrew Sisters
​Honeysuckle Rose – Fats Waller
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
Let’s Face The Music and Dance – Irving Berlin
Blue Skies – Irving Berlin
It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington
Take The A Train – Duke Ellington
We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside -Mark Sheridan
Night & Day – Ella Fitzgerald
I Don’t Want To Set The World on Fire – The Ink Spots
When The Saints – Louis Armstrong
Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ella & Louis
Let’s Fall In Love – Ella Fitzgerald
Puttin’ on the Ritz – Ella Fitzgerald
Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael

1950s-60s
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You – Frankie Valli
Autumn Leaves – Bill Evans
Music! Music! Music! (Put Another Nickel In) – Teresa Brewer
Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley
It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
​Return To Sender – Elvis Presley
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
All My Loving – The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles​
Yesterday – The Beatles
Ticket to Ride – The Beatles
Something – The Beatles
In My Life – The Beatles
Blackbird – The Beatles
Let It Be – The Beatles
Michelle – The Beatles
Here, There & Everywhere – The Beatles
Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
Spanish Flea – Herb Alpert
Eggs In The Morning – Dean Martin
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
King Of The Swingers from ​The Jungle Book
Smile – Nat King Cole
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
It Was A Very Good Year – Frank Sinatra
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the Night – Frank Sinatra
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Somethin’ Stupid – Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Bring Me Sunshine – Morecambe & Wise
​Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding
Put On Your Sunday Clothes from Hello Dolly
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
​Two To Tango – Pearl Bailey
The Girl from Ipanema – Jobim
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins
Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins
The Pink Panther Theme – Mancini
At Last – Etta James
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King
Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
Misty – Erroll Garner
Do Re Mi – from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music – Rodgers & Hammerstein
Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel
The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
What The World Needs Now – Dionne Warwick
Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan​
Amazing Grace – Trad.
I’ve Got A Woman – Ray Charles​
All Blues – Miles Davis
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong
​Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cook
Moon River – Andy Williams
Linus & Lucy from ‘Peanuts’
Song for my Father – Horace Silver
For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder​
Mr Sandman – The Chordettes

1970s-80s
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Life on Mars? – David Bowie
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Easy – Commodores
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
Close To You – The Carpenters
Yesterday Once More – The Carpenters
​We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Imagine – John Lennon
Ben – Michael Jackson
Your Song – Elton John
Rocket Man – Elton John
Candle In The Wind – Elton John
Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word – Elton John
Pure Imagination from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Always Look On The Bright Side of Life – Eric Idle
​It Must Be Love – Madness
​Dancing Queen – ABBA
Knowing Me, Knowing You – ABBA
Chariots Of Fire – Vangelis
Purple Rain – Prince
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
The Imperial March from Star Wars
Leia’s Theme from Star Wars
Binary Sunset from Star Wars
The Cantina Band from​ Star Wars
​Vincent – Don Mclean
Lately – Stevie Wonder
I Just Called To Say – Stevie Wonder
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder​
Desperado – The Eagles
She – Charles Aznavour
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Moondance – Van Morrison
Heaven – Bryan Adams

1990s-present
Never Enough from The Greatest Showman
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
How Far Will I Go from Disney’s Moana
Let Her Go – Passenger
All of Me – John Legend
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter
The Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
Clocks – Coldplay
Something Just Like This – Coldplay
I’ll Be There for You (Theme from ‘Friends’)
Let It Go from Frozen
Theme from Monsters Inc – Randy Newman
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Rather Be – Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
City of Stars from ​La La Land
Another Day of Sun from ​La La Land
Main Theme from ​La La Land
Married Life from Pixar’s ‘UP!’
All About You – Mcfly
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Fields of Gold – Sting/Eva Cassidy
​Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Someone Like You – Adele
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
You’ve Got A Friend from Toy Story
Jessie’s Song (When She Loved Me) from Toy Story
A Whole New World from Aladdin
Beauty and The Beast – Alan Menken
Be Our Guest – Alan Menken
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane/Lily Allen
You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
Mad World – Tears for Fears/Gary Jules
Better Together – Jack Johnson
The Luckiest – Ben Folds​
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Film Scores
Cavatina – Stanley Myers (Deer Hunter)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Gartland (The Wizard of Oz)
The Feather Theme – Alan Silvestri (Forrest Gump)
Kissing You – Des’ree (Romeo + Juliet)
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (Titanic)
The Pink Panther Theme
SkyFall – Adele (“SkyFall”, James Bond 2012)

Testimonials:

As well as being a very good pianist, David was professional and friendly. We received many comments on the evening about how good his music was. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David to colleagues and friends. He even played some space related tunes to fit our event!

The National Space Academy​

The music David played was fantastic, absolutely fantastic! Just what we’d asked for in advance as we had a retro theme. All our guests kept complimenting how amazing his playing was, he played for the duration of our lunchtime reception for two solid hours. We can’t recommend David highly enough. Would hire him again without hesitation. Such a lovely guy. Thank you for bringing a touch of class to our big day.

Louise & Rob

We very much enjoyed your piano playing at our dinner party. Your carols were perfect and you managed to bring us all along singing in spite of us not being too tuneful. After dinner we all really liked your background popular music.​

Sir William and Lady Renice Castell

Bar & Lounge Manager, The Grand Hotel, Brighton.
“David has just started playing at the Grand Hotel and he is already impressing the audience with his elegant and sophisticated style which perfectly complements our afternoon tea service. He is approachable, friendly and, most importantly, a true professional.”

Gabor Kovacs

A Fabulous Job, You did a fabulous job on the day, and made it so special. Thank you so much for your skill and talent, we look forward to seeing you play again at the pier.

Giles and Zoe Eccleston

Hit Absolutely The Right Note. Many thanks for your playing which hit absolutely the right note and volume level for the occasion.

Ian Morgan

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