Steve Christie is a versatile and talented pianist, and has been playing piano professionally for weddings, parties, corporate events and recording sessions throughout the United Kingdom since 1996. He can provide support as to the type of music you may be looking for to suit the mood of your occasion, and is able to create the perfect atmosphere to enhance your event, and to "read" the clientelle/audience, enabling the perfect balance of music, soft, smooth, jazz, classical, pop etc.
Owing to his brilliant musical ear and also having perfect pitch, Steve is able to play arrangements of absolutely any piece , even if there is no sheet music available! Better still, he doesn't charge extra to learn new material! Check his extensive repertoire list HERE Steve is constantly learning new material, so he can play just about anything you require - all styles, from Classic to Contemporary Pop and Rock, Modern Chart, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Classical, Film Soundtracks etc.
If Steve is playing for your Wedding Ceremony, you can specify ANY music you like, even if the sheet music is not available, as he can learn music by ear from mp3s/cds/youtube clips etc. He can play a huge variety of music for Wedding Receptions and knows what types of music/styles work, so you can give a rough idea of what you want, or some specific songs/artists, and basically leave Steve to it, safe in the knowledge that you will get great entertainment which fits the mood of the occasion!
Based in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, Steve can be hired as a solo pianist in any destination in mainland UK, including London, Midlands, Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Surrey, East Sussex, Devon, Cornwall, and Wales to name but a few, and has a wide experience of hundreds of wedding venues across the country.
Travel expenses are all included in quotes, and he offers free provision of a Yamaha digital piano and high quality BOSE discrete speaker system if the venue has no piano. For an optional extra, you can also hire one of Steve's custom built piano shells - he has a beautiful portable Baby Grand and an Upright for smaller venues - more good news is that these come at a fraction of the price of hiring a REAL grand piano, and give pretty much the same effect, and your guests would never know it came flatpacked in the boot of a small car! Seeing as they use a Yamaha piano keyboard, there is no extra expense of tuning them either!
With a lifetime of performing and accompanying under his belt [he has also improvised and composed music for film and TV which rely heavily on timescales!], Steve is also the perfect pianist to hire for your wedding ceremony as he is easily able to time music to fit a bridal entrance exactly "on the fly". For the preview track you can hear playing a selection of different styles and genres. For some more, longer previews of individual tracks, go to the sound clips page. He can play soft "chilled" music to add just the right touch to an intimate gathering, right up to a more upbeat atmosphere with well-known classic songs, old and new that will have your guests playing "name that tune" - a great ice breaker for times when people are meeting for the first time.
Travelling longer distances is not a problem, and he always aims to arrive at least two hours before he is due to perform, even if it means travelling the day before and stopping off overnight.
He offers very reasonable prices for a top-notch service, and is a true professional from start to finish - check out his client testimonials page. Steve started his working life in London as a club pianist and worked at Air Lyndhurst Studios in Hampstead in the early 1990s, training as a sound engineer, another string to his bow - he still operates a recording studio from his home in the South of England.) He has worked with and for various celebrities over the years, and knows how to put on a good show, and when you hire a musician they need to be able to GET IT RIGHT - very important for your wedding ceremony, or to impress your clients, and with Steve you can rest assured he will deliver 100% on the day!
Steve is also a skilled accompanist, having worked with solo singers, choirs and for musicals, perfect if you perhaps had a singer in mind for your wedding ceremony and needed someone to accompany them.
A £150 deposit is required to secure a booking, and the final balance is payable two weeks before the date of the engagement. All payments can be processed using BACS transfers/online banking if more convenient, and FULL documentation is provided for each stage of payment, giving you piece of mind at all times.
All of Steve's equipment is PAT tested, and he holds £10 million Public Liability Insurance with the MU.
Give Steve a call on 07530 532767,
or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Christie plays the piano at hundreds of weddings every year, provides corporate entertainment and is a thoroughly dedicated musician and pianist. He can frequently be found playing piano for a wedding ceremony, a drinks reception or a wedding breakfast. He can provide any form of music be it pop, jazz, classical, blues, contemporary, chart or movie or film soundtracks. He can play pop piano for your wedding, or as a pianist he can play classical piano pieces as well as jazz piano pieces or pop piano pieces. To be a wedding pianist and corporate events pianist, it is very important to be able to read the audience's reactions in order to achieve the right ambience for a wedding or a corporate event who have hired a professional pianist for entertainment. He is based in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, but is a key wedding supplier througout the United Kingdom, focusing much of his work in London, Hampshire, Dorset (in towns such as Christchurch, Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford, Weymouth), Essex, Somerset, Hertfordshire and Wiltshire (in towns such as Salisbury). The role of a pianist offering bespoke musical options is an important one, and you are able to choose absolutely any piece of music for your wedding or special event such as birthday party, anniversary, barmitzvah, golden anniversary, ruby anniversary, graduation, christening, funeral, wake, company function, product launch, open day or charity event. The right type of music is essential to allow an event to flow nicely, and the right type of pianist is also of utmost importance. A pianist who can provide his own piano keyboard and grand piano shell is a bonus, and Steve is able to transport a portable flat pack grand piano body to anywhere in mainland UK.
Steve Christie is based in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, has been playing the piano since an early age, and after passing grade 8 he then went on to work in London as a Jazz Pianist as well as working in one of the top Recording Studios in London. He can play any style of music, and can be hired as a classical pianist, pop pianist, jazz pianist or blues pianist or church organist. He can either play piano solo or can accompany singers as he has had a wealth of experience in acommpanying and working in theatres as a rehearsal pianist and musical director. He is able to provide his service as a Pianist in these UK towns and cities: Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth, Chichester, Salisbury, Dorchester, Basingstoke, Ringwood, Burley, Lyndhurst, Lymington, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu, Alton, Andover, Ashurst, Fritham, Fordingbridge, Nomansland, Plaitford, West Wellow, Awbridge, Ampfield, Chilworth, Chandlers Ford, Dummer, Elvetham and Fleet. He can supply any wedding venue or hotel in all areas in the New Forest.
Travelling all over the UK is not a problem for Steve, and if there is no piano at a venue he can supply his own portable grand piano! This will easily fit into any venue as it arrives flat packed. He has played in various Herefordshire towns including Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Ledbury, Leominster, Much Marcle, Ross-on-Wye, and will travel to Bedfordshire too - having recently been hired as a jazz pianist for a corporate event in Luton, as well as weddings at Luton Hoo, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard. He has performed at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery using his Portable baby Grand Piano with discrete BOSE speaker system to great effect. He will play in places in Hertfordshire, including Berkhamsted, Bishops Stortford, Borehamwood, Cheshunt, Harpenden, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, Potters Bar, Rickmansworth, St Albans, Stevenage, Tring, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, and in Buckinghamshire including Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, High Wycombe, Marlow, Milton Keynes, Wendover. Mainly for weddings, but occasionally funerals too, Steve has played piano (as a jazz pianist) and been hired as a Church Organist in Oxfordshire, and will supply Abingdon, Chipping Norton, Faringdon, Goring, Henley on Thames, Hook Norton, Kidlington, Oxford, Thame, Wantage, Witney and Woodstock with his musical services.
Gloucestershire is no problem to get to either: He can travel to Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Sodbury, Cirencester, Gloucester, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Stroud and Tewkesbury
Steve can be found performing in the following Berkshire towns, and always meets some interesting people, in Ascot, Bracknell, Eton, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Steve's main area he works in, closest to where he is based, is South East England. He has been hired as a solo jazz pianist in Hampshire, and has played at hundreds of venues in Southampton, Portsmouth, Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Ashurst, Lyndhurst, New Forest, Burley, Gosport, Fleet, Hook, Fareham, Winchester, Chandlers Ford, East Boldre, Ringwood, Rhinefield, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu. He was one of the first "professional buskers" in Winchester, playing on a real piano just outside Winchester Cathedral in the mid 90s. From 1996 to 1998 he had a piano residency at Preacher's Bistro which was in Lymington, and played piano suspended from the ceiling! He has also had residencies in Southampton bars and clubs, and played piano at various Golf Clubs in the Whitely area. In West Sussex, Steve regularly travels out to perform as a solo pianist for weddings and parties in Arundel, Billingshurst, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, East Grinstead, Gatwick Handcross, Haywards Heath, Henfield, recently played for an all-Beatles wedding in Horsham, performed for 3 hours playing classical music at a private function in Lancing, and played for a party in Littlehampton for a 1920s themed event. He will go to Midhurst, Petworth, Pulborough Shoreham, and Worthing.
Steve has been hired as a blues and pop pianist in Wales, and has played many times usually for weddings in Cardiff, Brecon and Swansea.
West Country towns and cities he will cover, providing his service as a piano player and wedding music planner are Swanage, Bere Regis, Blandford, Bridport, Charmouth, Christchurch, Boscombe, Poole Corfe Castle, Cranborne, Dorchester, Ferndown, Holwell, Lyme Regis, Poole, Portland, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Studland, Verwood, Wareham, Weymouth, Wincanton, Wimborne and Wool.
Steve loves travelling to Wiltshire to play piano, and can be frequently found in Amesbury, Avebury, Calne, Chippenham, Cricklade, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Swindon, Trowbridge and Warminster!
In Devon, Steve has been hired several times as a pianist, and has played in some beautiful locations in and around Ilfracombe, Exeter, Barnstaple, and Tiverton.
If you would like more information, please contact Steve on 07530 532767, or you can email him at email@example.com
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