Put the finishing touches to your special day with quality, live piano music…
Your occasion = Your music
Classical, jazz, easy listening, Broadway
Modern pop / rock, classic ballads..
Whatever style you like, I’ll play it!
Repertoire to suit any taste
Personal, friendly service
Easy, secure booking
Backing tracks available online
A little about my playing:
- I’ve been playing piano and keyboards since childhood.
- I have extensive experience playing piano as a soloist, accompanist and band member.
- I have performed at hundreds of weddings and family events all over Yorkshire and beyond.
- I did my first wedding gig back in summer 1993 at the Bankfield Hotel, Bingley.
- I have a First Class degree in Music from Hull University.
- I perform in rock bands, chamber groups, musical theatre and more.
- I play music of many styles: classical, jazz, easy listening and rock.
No matter what you’re celebrating, I’ll be happy to set the mood.
- Family parties
- Life Celebrations
Samples of music
Here are just a few sample recordings of my playing:
Not everyone wants to walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon…
That’s why I offer a full and free consultation to discuss couples’ personal tastes.. so that their wedding ceremony isn’t only special, but a unique expression of their loves and lives.. I’m happy to accomodate any tastes and any styles!
When Mark and Rachel approached me about their forthcoming wedding at Leeds Civic Hall, they seemed worried that I wouldn’t be able to play the music that suited their tastes: Dire Straits for the Rachel’s procession, and a Belle and Sebastian song for their exit. Here’s what they had to say after the event:
Damian, we never got a chance to thank you properly after our wedding ceremony. A huge thanks for making Rachel’s arrival and our exit truly memorable: the Belle & Sebastian opening and the cheer from the crowd was a goosebump moment.. brilliant!!”
I cover most of the North of England:
25 mile radius around Skipton, North Yorkshire:
As you can see, this area includes:
Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Oldham, Rochdale, Burnley and Blackburn (and all surrounding disctricts)
Shipley, Keighley, Otley, Ilkley, Silsden, Skipton, Gargrave, Hetton, Bentham, Settle, Hawes (and most of the rest of Yorkshire Dales National Park!!!)
Bury, Todmorden, Nelson, Clitheroe, Longridge, Darwin (and West Lancashire)
Wetherby, Harrogate and Ripon (and areas toward York)
Travel outside of these areas is occasionally possible – please contact me with any enquiries.
One simple, competitive rate:
£90 per hour
(setting up and playing at the venue)
50p per mile
(one-way from Skipton to the venue)
Includes hire of stage piano,
and learning of any requested pieces
Planning your wedding in a hurry?
Been let down by your pianist?
Need to sort some music out fast?!?
I might be able to help!!
When Verity Rushworth (of Emmerdale fame) phoned me up just six days before her wedding day needing a piano player, I checked my diary and called her back within a couple of hours. Luckily, I was able to alter some of my teaching commitments so as to free up the time for her.
Although I’m usually busy either playing or teaching, but I’ll certainly bend over backwards to be able to play for your event, or else I’ll do my best to find someone else that can!