Steve Christie - Pianist
You will be required to pay a deposit up front, and then the balance will be due two weeks before the event. Payments can be made by Bank Transfer or Paypal (with a 4% additional fee)
Steve uses an online booking system to organize contracts, invoices and receipts.
Requirements for a Performance
In order for Steve to play at your event, he will require an acoustic piano (upright or grand) that is in good working order, and tuned to approx A=440 / concert pitch. If it is unknown if the piano at the venue is in tune, this can be verified by recording a few black notes and sending them. If the piano is regularly tuned and played, there is no specific need for it to be tuned especially, so please check this before you are forced into paying for a piano tuner.
An electric piano, such as a Yamaha Clavinova
If your venue doesn't have a piano, you will find many local companies who will arrange piano or electric piano hire. Type 'piano hire' and your locality into Google.
Length of a Performance
Steve will play for 2 x 45 minute sets across a maximum of 2 hours. For performances spanning a longer time frame, a fee per extra hour will be charged. This is perfect for a drinks reception, product launch, or corporate event.
Pricing (correct as of May 2019)
2 x 45 minute sets across a maximum of 2 hours - £250 + travel expenses (calculated at £0.45 per mile)
If performing 2 x 45 minute sets across more than 2 hours, a £75 fee per extra hour will be applied.
Other Acts Available
Piano and Female Singer £500 + Travel
Jazz Trio (Piano, Bass and Drums) £750 + Travel
Jazz trio with Female Singer £1000 + Travel
The Spitfire Sisters Band (Piano, Bass and Drums + 3 female singers) £1500 + Travel
All prices are for 2 x 45 minute sets, and for duo/band performances only, include provision of PA and an electronic keyboard.
Public Liability and PAT Testing
Steve has £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance with Hencilla Canworth / Musicians Union
All electrical equipment supplied (for duos/bands only) is PAT tested.
Any equipment that the client hires will be subject to its own Public Liability Insurance and will need its on PAT testing certificate from the hire company.