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On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Piano Matt - Pianist in the Midlands is a wedding musician based in Birmingham, England. Welcome to my page and Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Are you looking for music for your big day? Do you want somebody who can help you choose, work out a bespoke list of songs or pieces, and fit into your ceremony or event with no fuss? Great, I'm your man, let's have a chat and see what amazing music we can come up with for you.

I'm an experienced pianist who loves playing all kinds of music, honestly nothing is off limits. Classical, pop, rock, your favourite Disney song, I've even done Bollywood! I'm more than happy to build a programme based on what you like. I'm classically trained, but always enjoy taking on new songs or pieces, or arranging that special song for piano so you can get that perfect moment for your wedding, anniversary, party, or event. I love to see the reaction of people when they hear the music they've chosen, for their big day,

Please see my website for more details and reviews as I'm new to Hitched. I'm also on Facebook and Instagram.

My strength is my flexibility – I am classically trained, specialising in expressive romantic piano music, however I can happily play jazz, rock/pop, or any mixture of styles to match your requirements and tastes. Whether you know exactly what you want or you need some guidance through the process of choosing your music, I will be on hand all the way to help you choose and to provide you with top-quality piano music for your event. I can learn new pieces or songs to fit your requirements.

I am also able to offer vocals as an extra, with accompaniment by myself on piano or guitar. Please contact me to discuss this.

All music will be provided to the best possible standard on good quality equipment, including my digital piano and amplification suitable for the venue.

Please contact me to discuss options.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment
Other

What is included in the wedding package?

Ceremony - prelude, bridal entrance, registers, & exit music, of your choice (45 mins to 1 hr) Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast - selection of music of your choice. Totally bespoke service!

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please get in touch whenever you need music - always happy to help even if it's the last minute!

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Lounge
Jazz
Rock
Regional
Ethnic
Latest hits
Pop
Folk
Other

Type of musical group:

Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

I am open to play any music of your choice - I have a classical background but can learn pop & rock songs, jazz, film music, I've even learnt Bollywood! I'll do anything to make your day perfect

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

Yes absolutely, I love requests!

What's your experience?

I've played piano since I was a child and have played at many weddings, on piano and on church organ. Please see my reviews for the kind of service you would get!

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, birmingham & West Midlands Worcestershire Staffordshire Coventry & Warwickshire Shropshire Leicestershire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Herefordshire

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, a surcharge may be added for journey times over 1 hour or 60 miles

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?

I will play for as long as you need, contact me for a quote

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

I require only about 30 minutes to set up on the day - all other preparation is done ahead of time

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?

Additional hours requested on the day will be charged at £100 per hour. Quotes can be amended ahead of the event

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer

Served in

Leicestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands

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Reviews for Piano Matt - Pianist in the Midlands

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17 reviews
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Sarah
Sarah B. Sent on 08/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly friendly, talented and experienced pianist

Book Piano Matt for your event 🥹
From the outset, Matt was the friendliest, most helpful person to connect with. Having recently planned and celebrated his own wedding, he was immediately offering support and reassurance in so many areas beyond our expectation! Matt is so incredibly friendly, positive, and flexible, even helping us out with a last minute talk on Zoom on a Sunday evening when we got into a deadline panic.

Then there's Matt's talent - the love that he has for his craft is huge, and the way that he understands music and the piano is astonishing. Matt offered to learn a custom setlist of classical piano interpretations of our song choices, which was the most incredible thing. Just a couple months before the wedding, we asked him how much notice he would need from us to send him the full list of songs we'd like, and whether we'd left it too late. His response was to shrug and say "if a tune can be hummed, then it can be played on the piano - there's only so many chords"! I wish I could have that level of confidence and knowledge about anything in my life 😂 we sent him our (pretty mammoth) playlist, and he said he'd do what he could to work on them and get them perfect - and he really truly did.

With Matt playing throughout our welcome, our ceremony, our drinks reception and our wedding breakfast, there was such a great amount of time for us to enjoy him soundtracking our day, and we would have loved to be able to just sit and listen to more of him!! Our guests, from grandparents to 3 year olds, all absolutely loved the magic that Matt created for us.

There's been no end to the comments from everyone about how much they enjoyed Matt's music. From the moment guests began arriving, he was playing and creating a brilliant atmosphere. And not only was his performance itself fantastic, but his willingness to learn our custom playlist meant that our guests could guess and recognise piano renditions of songs referencing memories, TV shows, films and comedy - it was truly a highlight of our day!

Thank you Matt, for *everything* you did for us in shaping our day, from learning a playlist of 60+ of our weird song choices, to recommending new music artists based on our tastes, and even by bringing along a microphone and PA for us to use for our speeches. We had such a joyful day, and you helped to build it for us. We're so grateful, thank you!
Lisa
Lisa C. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding package

Piano Matt, well what can i say? One of the friendliest guys you could ever meet, from the first consultation where we chatted about our music styles and what we wanted for our wedding we knew that he would be the person to carry that out for us. We had the ceremony, wedding breakfast and drinks reception package. Our wedding day was absolutely magical, we had an array of music played and it was so lovely to hear it on the piano. Everybody is still talking about it to this day. Thank you so much Matt. If anyone is looking for a pianist, look no further.
Michael
Michael A. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fanatstic Pianist

Matt was very easy to work with, was incredibly flexible in supporting our music choices and most importantly of all was a fantastic pianist. He really contributed to making our day very special
Anne
Anne A. Sent on 17/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A professional, kind and imaginative musician

From the moment I spoke to Matt I knew we were in safe hands…I just wish I had found him sooner! He was very professional and immediately set about finding out what was needed. Super easy to deal with, plenty of ideas and very flexible and of course he played beautifully. He made the event very special and I can’t thank him enough. So glad he was there.
Hannah
Hannah K. Sent on 16/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Pianist

Could not recommend Matt enough, the music was excellent. It made the day extra special and we received lots of comments from our guests complimenting the music. Matt was really helpful before the day in helping us to choose the background and ceremony music.
Jess
Jess H. Sent on 25/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly talented and the loveliest guy!

I don't know where to start when it comes to 'Piano Matt' - as one of six Matts at our wedding, his nickname well and truly stuck! From the moment we first contacted Matt, he could not have been more friendly or obliging. He is so talented and such a lovely guy - Matt is a joy to have as part of your big day, from the planning through to wedding itself. He transposed my processional music which was truly incredible and so special. Our guests were struck by the gorgeous music Matt player both before and during our ceremony as well as at our drinks reception and, personally, hearing him set up in the morning whilst I was getting ready certainly added to the overall feeling of calm on such a busy day. We would love to have our day all over again for many reasons but Matt's wonderful music is certainly one of them! Thank you so much!! Jess & Josh xo
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Beth G. Sent on 27/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect - A wonderful addition to our reception & ceremony

We booked Matt to play piano for the ceremony & reception at our wedding this year, & he played a huge role in making the day so brilliant.

We contacted Matt initially when looking for a musician to play at our wedding, & were blown away by how keen he was to make sure our experience was exactly what we wanted.

What we liked most was that Matt took the time to really understand what we were looking for, & we feel like he definitely understood us & matched the "vibe" perfectly. We put together a list of songs which Matt played beautifully (including some unorthodox choices!) & all of our guests commented on what a great addition to the day it was.

Matt is also a really lovely guy & our guests who spoke to him all commented on this - he even took some requests during the drinks reception, so he stayed flexible even on the day!

Finally - his piano set up looks really sleek & would fit well in any theme of wedding. It looks great without being too over the top. We didn't have a huge amount of space but Matt's electric piano fit nicely into both the ceremony room & reception area.

In summary, booking Matt for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Great value for money & a brilliant overall experience. We would 100% recommend Matt as a great addition to an event, & would happily book him again.
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Happyhanpan@Hotmail.com Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Don't look anywhere else for your live music!

Initially we had planned our ceremony music to be a Spotify playlist played through the venue's facilities. We are so thankful to have found Piano Matt! We saw him at a wedding fayre at our venue (Arley House) and remembered him playing Robert Miles - Children. Having come in under budget and seeing a post Matt was tagged in at Arley House, we did some more research. We were pleased to see that Matt was very reasonably priced and contacted him, interested in him performing at our ceremony. My husband and I are big music lovers and there was a loose music theming to our wedding. We wanted something unique and gave Matt what some may call a bizarre brief for a Pianist...britpop, 80s, 90s dance. We also had a request for Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train as guests were being seated due to a loose family tie and it being the Aston Villa entrance song. Who'd have thought this was possible on a piano but Matt smashed it! I'd always wanted Pachelbel's Canon to walk down the aisle to but also loved I'll Be There For You by The Rembrandts. Matt suggested a mash up of the two and boy did he deliver. I'm a bit gutted I missed the guest seating background music 🤣 I love Harry Potter, hubby loves Star Wars and again, Matt's pianist mash up skills stuck again! Utter perfection!

Matt was polite, professional and so down to earth from the moment we first started communicating. The video call as part of the planning process was a great way to 'meet' Matt and discuss 'us' and what we were after to make our ceremony truly unique.

Matt, it was a pleasure having you perform during our ceremony, thank you for making it so special for us. Nothing was too much to ask of Matt who even helped with the errand of chasing down my maid of honour for my bouquet for our professional photos. Would definitely recommend Matt to anybody considering live music during their wedding day. We loved you as did our guests! ❤️

Aisle walk - Pachelbel Canon / I'll Be There For You
Register signing - Star Wars / Harry Potter
Exit music - You've Got The Love- Candi Staton
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Harry C. Sent on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Surprise ceremony pianist

Matt was amazing to make our ceremony that bit more special by surprising the bridge with a live rendition of dancing queen to walk down the aisle to.

Despite being a last minute request, Matt was able to play a bespoke playlist of music for our ceremony and helped to make it so much more special.

Thank you so much Matt, the bride absolutely loved the surprise and you played everything so beautifully.

Great responsiveness and just a great guy!

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Andria L. Sent on 02/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Massive thank you to Matt Goodwin aka Piano Matt! What a talent! His music was stunning and everything we imagined for our wedding day! Couldn’t have asked for better. He was there for the majority of our day playing beautifully and creating the best vibes for our biggest day! I caught myself a couple times just listening to the melodies and enjoyed guessing the song! Honestly couldn’t have asked for more. He was such a big part in making our day perfect and unique for us. 10/10 recommend Matt for all your event needs! So professional and overall a lovely fella to work with! Thank you again, Matt for everything. You were perfect!
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Dominic J. Sent on 09/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding pianist

Matt was fantastic from the day we spoke to him. Very professional and a talented musician.
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Megan R. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We're so glad we chose Piano Matt!

Matt has been amazing from the very start, we planned our wedding in under 4 months and were so glad Matt was available to play on our Wedding day. He learned some very special pieces of music close to us for the day and played so beautifully. We were so pleased we chose Matt and absolutely recommend him to any couples looking for a Piano player at their Wedding! Thank you Matt
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William F. Sent on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Superb pianist, great guy

Piano Matt was fantastic and really contributed to our wedding day. He was very easy to communicate with, can play anything and worked well with our friends who sang during our wedding ceremony. We just wish we could have sat and listened to him play for longer!
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Shaun P. Sent on 24/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic planning and delivery

Matt was fantastic from the moment we booked him and took time out to plan the music we wanted and when we wanted it perfectly.
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Anthony M. Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding in the Cotswolds

Matt lit up our wedding in The Cotswolds in October 2022. I cannot recommend this guy highly enough. He's friendly, professional, and above all; extremely talented. I feel we pushed the boundaries in terms of our fussiness on what we wanted Matt to play; a mixture of classical and contemporary. Not only did he nail the playlist, but also played a key role in helping us to understand how we could further tailor it. Matt also had to work alongside a busy schedule of others, working with them to make sure our day ran as seamlessly as possible. Matt has a fantastic attitude and really cares about his work. 5 Stars all round.
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