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Looking to hire a pianist? Headliner has the best options for pianists, whether you're looking for a wedding pianist, classical pianist, jazz pianist or something in-between! Find and hire piano players to perform at your next event. This comprehensive booking guide will help you to figure out what a pianist can offer for your event, the different types of pianists and what they required as well as how you can be sure that they are the best quality. No matter what you're looking for, Headliner has the best pianists for hire.
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Hiring a pianist offers up a world of possibilities. Pianists often can cover an impressive range of music, from Mozart classics, all the way to John Legend. They can entertain with a plethora of genres, including everything from jazz to pop, rock to classical music. Pianists can offer everything from playing background music, to providing vocals, to also joining other musicians and singers in a full band set-up. From sophisticated sounds, to background music, to full-out dance parties, pianists can provide it all!
Talented pianists can play any style of music. They are able to boast a wide repertoire and would most likely be able to play any requests. The beauty of a pianist is that they can cover a multitude of styles. If you wanted jazz, ragtime and pop all in the same night, chances are you could get that with a pianist!
Depending on the music and occasion, pianists either work from a pad, sheet music, or memory. When playing from memory, pianists will be able to engage with the audience more, however sheet music opens up more possibilities of covering your favourite tunes.
Many pianists will take requests before the event. They are able to get the sheet music and cover the song. Some pianists have an innate ability to play popular hits from memory. Therefore are able to take requests on the night. Being able to play from memory is a very talented skill, often taking the musician years to perfect.
Unless your venue provides a well-maintained and tuned piano, most pianists will provide a digital piano. Digital pianos are always in tune, they are much smaller than a grand piano and they are portable. If a venue does provide a piano, you’ll have to ensure that it has been well-cared for and regularly tuned to avoid any issues with sound quality. The more a piano is neglected, the worse the sound can get.
Pianists are versatile! From background music at awards ceremonies to wedding receptions, you can expect some lovely music from a pianist. A wedding pianist might come equipped with playing more love songs than a standard pianist. Wedding pianist rates may vary from other events, depending on how long you need them for.
Rates for pianists vary depending on the artist and the event. For example, wedding pianist rates will be higher if you need them for both your ceremony and drinks reception. Wedding pianist prices will differ from a pianist offering background music for an event. It is all dependent on how long you need the artist for, and what kind of music you need performed.
If you are looking for a wedding pianist in the UK, Headliner is the best place to start!
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