Wedding Pianist Wedding Reception Breakfast Choices

Music Choices for your Drinks Reception and/or Wedding Breakfast

Steve usuallys play a general mix of all styles of music that I know will work and people will recognize for the drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast (usually works best if you leave him to it, rather than working from a set list which may or may not fit the mood on the day), but he usually ask clients to make a list of their favourite songs/artists to give a good idea of what music you like, and then he is able to integrate these into his performance as and when appropriate. It’s often useful if people have a look through his HIS FULL REPERTOIRE full repertoire and send him a list of a few choices.

Steve’s repertoire lists are continually updated as he never stops learning new music for his clients’ weddings and corporate events. Make your occasion unique – if you have a special piece of music you love, however obscure, Steve can play it for you! Please feel free to call him on 07530 532767 or to email at stevechristiepianist@gmail.com  for more information or a quote.

VIEW HIS FULL REPERTOIRE LIST – CLICK HERE

Steve’s repertoire consists of in excess of 3,000 pieces of music (at last count…) featuring music in any style, and from all genres and eras of music, from classical to modern day pop, jazz to classic 60s rock, psychedelic to new wave pop etc. He is able to work music out from recordings very easily, so doesn’t necessarily need the sheet music too. On several occasions, Steve has been asked to learn a new composition that somebody (e.g. the groom) has written for the bride, or something obscure from youtube that is not available as a general music or sheet music release. You may chose absolutely any piece of appropriate music for your wedding ceremony and if Steve doesn’t already know it, he can learn it for you for no extra charge!

Listed below is a SMALL sample selection of the more popular music he plays.

If you can’t see a song that you like, please ask – chances are he plays it! If not, Steve will learn it for you. You can choose how you want him to sound! Jazzy or classical, background ambience or rock’n’roll!

Film Soundtrack Themes

Bella’s Lullabye – Twilight
Breaking Dawn – A Thousand Years
Love Theme (from Love Actually)
You’re So Cool (True Romance Theme)
Theme from ‘American Beauty’
Theme from ‘Schindler’s List’
Theme from ‘Deerhunter’
‘Adagio for Strings’by Samuel Barber (from various films including ‘Elephant Man’)
‘Warsaw Concerto’ by Richard Addinsell (from ‘Dangerous Moonlight’)
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (Aerosmith from ‘Armageddon’),
‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ Theme,

‘Butterfly Waltz’ – David Crain,

The Piano (Michael Nyman)
Various music by John williams, Hans Zimmer, David Arnold, John Barry, Danny Elfman etc.

2010s

Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Adele – Someone Like You, Rolling In the Deep
Bruno Mars – It Will Rain
Christina Perry – A Thousand Years, Jar of Hearts
Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
Coldplay – Paradise
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Sugababes – Cause I Know How I Feel About You Now
Florence and the Machine – You Got The Love, Cosmic Love
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
Michael Buble – various,

2000s

Kings of Leon (Use Somebody, Sex on Fire),
The Killers – Mr Brightside
Adele (To Make You Feel My Love, Hometown)
Black Eyed Peas, Michael Buble, Madcom, Goldfrapp, White Stripes,
Elbow (Mirrorball…)
The Killers, Florence and the Machine, Empire of the Sun,
Coldplay (Clocks, The Scientist, Yellow)
Rhianna – Take A Bow
Estelle – American Boy
Jose Gonzalez (Heartbeats etc)
Robbie Williams (She’s The One, Angels etc)
Franz Ferdinand
Kaiser Chiefs
Keane
Paolo Nutini
Jack Johnson, Damian Rice, Morcheeba, Groove Armada, Arctic Monkeys, Scissor Sisters, Take That, Robbie Williams,
The Feeling (People In Love etc)
Maroon 5, Foo Fighters
Beyonce – Crazy in Love
Norah Jones (Sunrise, Don’t Know Why)
Katie Melua, James Blunt

1960s:

The Beatles (absolutely everything they did – test me! Popular Examples – Yesterday, Fool On The Hill, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Here Comes The Sun…etc)
The Kinks (Lola, You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset, All Day and All Of the Night etc.)
Jimi Hendrix (Purple Haze, Hey Joe, All Along The Watchtower, Voodoo Chile… etc)
The Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devil, Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Woman etc)
Frank Sinatra (My Way, New York New York, Strangers In The Night etc) The Beach Boys (God Only Knows, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Surfin USA, I Get Around… etc)
The Move

1970s

Elton John (popular examples – Your Song, Rocket Man, Song For Guy etc) Billy Joel (Popular examples – Pianoman, My Life, The Stranger, Just the Way You Are, Prelude/Angry Young Man etc)
Carole King (Tapestry, It’s Too Late, I Feel The Earth Move etc)
James Taylor (Fire and Rain, You’ve Got A Friend etc)
ELO (Mr Blue Sky, Strange Magic etc)
Deep Purple (Smoke On The Water, Black Night etc) T.Rex (Children Of The Revolution, Cosmic Dancer etc) Paul Simon (Still Crazy After All These Years, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover etc) Stevie Wonder (Superstition, Golden Lady, He’s Misstra Know It All, Sir Duke etc) Boomtown Rats (I Don’t Like Mondays) The Jam (Going Underground, That’s Entertainment etc) Elvis Costello (Alison, Oliver’s Army, Accidents Will Happen etc) The Police (Walking On The Moon, Roxanne, Message In A Bottle etc) Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody, Love of My Life, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now) Led Zeppelin (Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven) Curved Air/Sky (Vivaldi) Andrew Lloyd Webber (Paganini Variations, Tell Me On A Sunday, Evita) Genesis (Fifth of Fifth, Squonk etc) 10cc (Wall Street Shuffle, People In Love, Things We Do For Love etc) King Crimson (Starless, 21st Century Schizoid Man etc) Abba (Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Mamma Mia, SOS etc) Meatloaf (Bat Out Of Hell etc)

1980s

Kate Bush (Wuthering Heights, Babooshka, Running Up That Hill, This Woman’s Work etc)
The Cure (Lovecats, In Between Days, Close To Me etc)
The Smiths (This Charming Man, What Difference Does It Make, William It Was Really NOthing etc)
Michael Jackson (Thriller, Billie Jean etc)
Survivor (Eye of the Tiger etc)
Madness (Our House, It Must Be Love, Sun and the Rain)
Aha (Take On Me etc)
Ultravox (Vienna, etc)
Joe Jackson (Different For Girls, Stepping Out etc)
Guns and Roses (Sweet Child Of Mine, November Rain etc)
Schonberg & Boubil (Martin Guerre, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon)
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, Aspects of Love, Requiem etc)
Willy Russell (Blood Brothers etc)
Randy Crawford (Almaz, One Day I’ll Fly Away)
Supertramp (Dreamer, Logical Song, Breakfast In America)

1990s

Beverley Craven (Promise Me, Missing You, I Listen To The Rain etc.) Massive Attack (Unfinished Sympathy, Safe From Harm)
Take That (Back For Good, Could It Be Magic etc) Eva Cassidy (Wayfairing Stranger, Fields Of Gold, Songbird etc) Lenny Kravitz (Get Away, Believe, Rock and Roll is Dead, Are You Gonna Go My Way?, Heaven Help),
Sting (Fragile, When We Dance, Seven Days, Englishman In New York)
Michael Nyman (The Piano etc)
The Corrs (Runaway etc) Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On etc)
Lenny Kravitz (Are You Gonna Go My Way?, Believe, I Want To Get Away etc)
Pulp (Common People, Disco 2000 etc)
Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Paul Weller – (Pebbles On A Beach, You Do Something To Me etc)

…all this plus hundreds of jazz standards (Ellington, Mancini), funky tunes (Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Frank Zappa)

1920s/30s:

Noel Coward (Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Any Little Fish, Mrs Worthington etc),
Cole Porter (Night and Day, Too Darn Hot, Anything Goes etc),
George Gershwin (Summertime, Porgy And Bess, Rhapsody in Blue etc)… ‘Linus and Lucy’ (jazzy music from Charlie Brown)

Ray Noble/Al Bowlly (It’s All Forgotten Now, Midnight, the Stars and You etc)

1940s/50s:

Vera Lynn (We’ll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover etc.) Lerner & Loewe (Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Gigi etc) Rodgers & Hammerstein (Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, etc) Dave Brubeck/Paul Desmond (Take Five, Unsquare Dance, It’s A Raggy Waltz etc) Miles Davis (Boplicity, Milestones, Four etc)

Frank Sinatra/Ella Fitzgerald etc (The Lady Is A Tramp, I Concentrate On You, I’ve Got You Under My Skin) Buddy Holly (Rave On, That’ll Be The Day etc)

classical music by Bach (Air on a G String, Brandenberg Concertos, Toccatta & Fugue in D Minor…), Beethoven (5th, 6th and 9th Symphonies, Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata), Mozart (Eine Kleine Nacht Music, Piano Sonatas etc), Scarlatti, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Vivaldi, Schubert, Debussy, Satie, Saint-Saens, Britten, Haydn, Pachelbel (Canon in D etc)

Asian Pop/Soundtracks:
Tere Liye, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Pehla Hasha, Tujha dejha to ye jaana sanam, Tujhe mein rab dikhta hai, Pehli Nazar Mein

…plus songs from musicals, television, film, kids tv… too numerous to mention!

Steve can learn absolutely anything you request if he doesn’t know it… even if you DON’T have the music, he can work it out from a recording! Please ask.