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Offering a wide selection of tunes from the classics to top contemporary hits, James Hey Piano will make a real splash at any wedding celebration. His repertoire is varied and his style simply effortless and beautiful. Regardless of the individual couple's need, he is sure to offer an elegant and entertaining performance that will enhance the romantic ambience of any venue.

Services offered

He provides coverage during wedding ceremonies and beyond, including events such as the breakfast and drinks and cocktail services. In addition to the aforementioned offerings, he also offers a customised evening DJ service to cover the entirety of the reception.

James will play a number of different genres. Among them are classic ibiza dance and house, lounge, rock, and pop to name a few. He prides himself on his professionalism and is willing to accommodate the specific needs of individual customers, including the couple's favourites.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
DJ
Other (Beautiful piano music for wedding ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast. Custom DJ service for evening reception)

What is included in the wedding package?

Portable Black baby grand piano. Full Professional DJ setup Free music consultation

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as you know you want the best music for your wedding!

What style of music do you offer?

Lounge
Rock
Regional
Latest hits
Pop
Other (Classic Ibiza Dance & House)

Type of musical group:

DJ
Solo

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

I offer a huge repertoire of songs ranging from up to date chart to rock, pop and dance music from the last 50 years, but I can discuss preferences prior to an event to keep your wedding personalised!

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

Yes, I shall endeavour to learn requested material I don't already know

What's your experience?

34 years of playing piano, 13 of which for weddings and special events

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, to be within close proximity to a power socket

Can you travel?

Yes, uK

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, dependant on mileage

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

As suits

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Not much, I learn new songs quickly and have a large repertoire ready to go

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Depends on the service. Get in touch for further details

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer, cash or cheque
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for James Hey Piano

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Charlotte
Charlotte S. Sent on 24/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Pianist and Gorgeous Music

James is so professional and talented and came highly recommended by our venue - The Woodman Inn. As soon as we booked the venue, we also booked James as there was noone else I wanted or could trust to play the piano on the most important day of lives. Booking a musician, specially James, takes all the pressure off making sure the music is right for when the guests arrive and you walk down the isle.

James was so helpful, he was brilliant at communicating, he has a massive lists of recommended songs and was willing to learn any song not on his list. James played 'Only You' as I walked down the isle and every single guest was in tears. James played by favourite music by Coldplay and kept the guests entertained whilst we had photos and canapes!

Thank you SO much James - I will recommend you to everyone I know and would not hesitate to book you again for another event!
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Jade B. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect atmosphere, perfect music!!

From hearing James at a wedding open day and asking him to play a song that we wanted as our walking down the aisle song we both knew that we had to have James play throughout our wedding day!!

From Canon in D traditional music for my bridal entrance and then our songs that have meaning for the singing of the register to our drinks reception the music was just perfect, having piano music set such an amazing atmosphere and guests were that impressed they wanted James at their own wedding vow renewal.

During the wedding breakfast we were all singing along to the songs throughout and it was just brilliant! Any request guests had wasn't too much and he was just the best, such a genuine person and he really made our wedding unique.
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Sophie P. Sent on 22/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding 13/05/23

We were lucky enough to have James play at our recent wedding. He was amazing from start to finish.
In the lead up to the big day the communication was faultless we were well informed and had complete confidence in James and he certainly didn’t let us down.
His musical repertoire is incredible, many of the guests commented on how lovely the music was.
James also did the evening Dj’ing and kept the dance floor full with a wide range of music to suit everyone and was so welcoming of requests.
Great supplier!!
Thanks James 👍🏻
Sophie & Dean x
Matt
Matt D. Sent on 26/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Soundtrack to our perfect day!

James provided the music for our entire wedding day. All songs were played to perfection on piano. He played at the church, throughout dinner and DJ'd at the evening do. An absolute professional and outstanding musician. Could not recommend him enough
Nicolla
Nicolla M. Sent on 02/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Painist

We had the wonderful pleasure of having James play music for our wedding breakfast. We were very relaxed and asked for a relaxed atmosphere and asked him to read the room and play whatever her felt best. James understood the assignment and played very beautiful music that fit in with our vibe. The guests all humming or singing along and playing guess the tune.

We loved every minute of it ❤️ Would 💯 recommend James.
Natalie
Natalie R. Sent on 03/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical atmosphere

The atmosphere created was incredible. It set our whole day of. James was super just got on with his job and set the scene for everyone. Truly magical and highly recommend what a lovely gentleman.
Rebecca
Rebecca C. Sent on 11/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Talented, amazing, magical

James played his grand piano throughout our ceremony, drinks & reception and wow, he is so talented. We had so many comments from our guests about how outstanding the music was. The live music really made for a lovey atmosphere throughout our wedding day. Highly recommend James, we are so happy we booked him for our special day.
Beci
Beci F. Sent on 08/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect finishing touch

James is an absolute delight to work with. His playing and professionalism are second to none. The choice of music was brilliant and we trusted him so much we let him have free reign after a few songs. I wanted to walk down the aisle to something different and sent him a version of Taylor Swifts lover which is played even better than the version I sent over. Thank you James, you helped make the day the wedding of our dreams!
Rachel
Rachel B. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding music

Played our ceremony music and wedding breakfast music on a baby grand piano, absolutely awesome, also DJ’d for our evening entertainment and kept the dance floor full all night. Cannot fault the service we received from James, we would highly recommend.
Kelle
Kelle P. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Sophisticated classic absolutely amazing!!!!

What can we say… truly talented James is great! We would book him again in a heart beat he kept our guests entertained during the drinks reception and meal with classic current and modern songs… if you haven’t booked James you need to!!! Thank me later 💗
Lauren
Lauren B. Sent on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect

We had James play for our wedding on 11/09/21 at Wortley Hall, he played for the wedding entrance and ceremony , welcome drinks and wedding breakfast, he is fantastic at what he does as soon as I heard James play I knew I wanted him to play at our wedding. James has a large selection of songs to choose from old and new-something for everyone , he was very helpful, professional and a lovely guy! We would 100% recommend him. Thank you very much for making our wedding memorable and special. Mr & Mrs Beatson
Colleen
Colleen P. Sent on 11/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Addition

James is a professional and a lovely man. The music he played for us was unique & brought a special atmosphere to our day. Our guests were very impressed and paid compliments to the music and couldn’t believe some were dance, rock and pop tunes. Everyone loved what he added to our drinks reception and our wedding breakfast. Thank you very much, we loved having you a part of our day.
Tracy
Tracy J. Sent on 16/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Thanks so much James again for playing at our wedding. You were superb! And I know you saw me giving you an approving nod when pretty much all tunes were being played ha.
Thanks also for the role you played in the band. I don't need to tell you, you all brought the house down!! Amazing day and all we dreamed of! Thanks again
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Sadie H. Sent on 28/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend enough

We cannot recommend James enough! He has been easy and flexible throughout our planning. We asked for a song we didn't see on his list and he sent us a snippet of him playing it to make sure it was right for us. On the day he was professional and his music made our ceremony magical. Thankyou so much James!
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Amy L. Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Wedding Perfect

We heard James playing at a wedding fair, and knew that we wanted to have him play as part of our wedding.

Live music to walk down to is so much more romantic than a CD player.
James also played during our wedding breakfast, the atmosphere was lovely.

James is very professional, dedicated and dresses the part.

Would highly recommend him.
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