I play sessions for many different clients, both from my own studio and elsewhere - I can supply high quality stereo WAV files (or any format.) You can then import the tracks into your own productions. I also have many vintage synths, organs, pipe organs, harpsichord, clavichords at my disposal. I will also travel to any studio in the UK... Click picture above or call or email for more information.
Custom Piano Recordings
Looking for a special piano recording of a song? I can record piano versions of any music you require, and provide high quality recordings. All recordings fully licensed by the PRS. Click picture above or call or email to discuss your needs.
Steve Christie Trio
Piano (with sneaky sampled bass played in the left hand!), Drums, led by the talented Louisa Revolta on sax/vocals. We play a variety of classic jazz, funk and interesting takes on modern pop and classics, as well as our own latin jazz-inflected compositions. Click picture above or call or email for a quote.
I have wide experience as a church organist, and can play for funerals, cremations and also piano for wakes and celebrations. Hymns, organ pieces or any other music no problem! Click picture above or call or email for a quote.
Beatles Themed Events
I am able to play absolutely all of the Beatles' back catalogue on piano, even the more unusual pieces (e.g. Revolution 9), and can take requests on the day as I am playing. Get your guests to try and catch me out! A great addition to a Beatles themed event or convention. Click picture above or call or email for a quote.
Don is my associate pianist and organist - a living legend who was the inspiration for prog rockers such as Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), and has worked with big named acts such as Dusty Springfield, Rod Stewart and Tom Jones. Click picture above or call or email for a quote.
The Spitfire Sisters
Talented vocal trio who perform music from the 20s to the present, mostly close-harmony swing (a la Andrews Sisters), but some modern pop and funk - with a twist!. Both Don Shinn and myself play Piano and/or Bass in their big band (when we aren't busy elsewhere!)... Click picture above or call or email for a quote.
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 email@example.com
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.