Client Testimonials

Steve Christie - Pianist

"Thank you for playing at our wedding on Sunday 24th July. The music was enjoyed by all and we particularly liked listening to the three pieces of music we chose for our ceremony"
- Mireille and Mike, Oakley Hall, Basingstoke - Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception. They chose Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen for their register signing music

"Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. The ceremony music brings tears to our eyes whenever we Watch the video that my friend recorded"
- Farzana, Old Down Manor, Tockington, Bristol, 2015 - Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, accompanying male singer singing Caccini's 'Amarilli Mia Bella', and then playing a selection of pop, rock, classical and Bollywood music for the drinks.

"We just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful playing at our wedding last Friday. It really created a beautiful atmosphere throughout the afternoon. The [handwritten] sheet music for Kein Trink Wasse is a lovely souvenir and I will endeavour to learn it now that the wedding planning is done and I have more time on my hands!!"
- Lindsay and Leon, Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast at the Limpley Stoke Hotel, Bath, 2016

"Thank you so much for being our pianist you were amazing and made our day so special. We had an amazing time"
Zoe, Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception at Coombe Lodge, Bladgon, Somerset, December 2014

"I was fortunate enough to find Steve as I was searching for a pianist who could play some live background music for my mother’s 70th birthday party. After reading such positive testimonials from previous clients on his website, as well as sampling his impressive repertoire, I knew that Steve was exactly the kind of performer that we needed for our event. On the day, Steve arrived on schedule, with all of the equipment necessary for the venue. We left the overall music choices to Steve’s better judgement, and the pieces played suited the party and its guests perfectly. Despite a plentiful amount of chatter in the room, the music could be heard and enjoyed without being intrusive. And the few requests that we made, one of which being the music from ’Frozen’, were very warmly received - particularly by the youngsters at the party! I would wholeheartedly recommend Steve’s services."
Matt, 70th Birthday Party, Oxford University, October 2014

"Thank you so much for playing on Saturday at our Wedding. We didn't get chance to say thank you on the day, but I think you said that normally happens! I was really looking forward to a bit of [Guns and Roses] as Andy walked down the isle and I was torn between wanting to do a little 'air guitar' Slash style at the front of the room, cry with emotion or laugh at what a cool song it is for a Wedding. I know it brought a smile to mine and many other faces as lots of people mentioned it. Many people also really appreciated you playing before as they could hear you from outside the room as well as when they got in. Our guests were later telling me which songs you had played!! I remember you playing Indian Summer as well, so thank you."
Mark and Andrea, Highcliffe Castle, Dorset, June 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony


"Just to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding, we were really pleased with the day and the music you played for us, it was just the perfect setting in 'The Grand Jury' room."
Shirley, Colchester Town Hall, Essex, May 2014

"Just wanted to thank you so much for the lovelly piano music you played at my daughters wedding. It was a lovely day and we all enjoyed it and it was good to meet you."
Sue, St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset, May 2014

" We feel extremely privileged to have had you play at Sarah & Danny's wedding... We cannot possibly compliment you enough, your playing was absolutely superb, you are an extremely pleasant, talented professional. Thank you once again for assisting in making their day so very very special. Very Best Wishes."
Colin and Julie, Ha lifax, April 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony


"Just a quick note to say thanks so much for your help with the wedding. Your performance was superb and many guests were very complimentary about it. The positive side of the unsavoury weather was being able to hear more of the music.

Will definitely recommend you to others, thanks once again."
Mr & Mrs Hastie Athelhampton House, April 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony (Classical) and Drinks Reception (Pop and Funk)


"A belated, but heartfelt, thanks for your playing on Thursday. Several people said how nice it was to have live music playing. "
Lesley and Stewart, Bulthaup, Winchester, April 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for 10th Anniversary Business Party


"Thank you so much Steve for your beautiful playing, and also for learning those pieces of film music with NO sheet music! Everybody commented on your excellent mix of music for the drinks reception too. Thanks Again"
Terry, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset March 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception


"We have just returned from honeymoon & wanted to drop you a line to say thanks so much for all of your hard work at our wedding. All of our guests said how much they enjoyed the variety & style of the music. Thank you for doing exactly as we wanted and much more. The whole experience has been very professional & we would happily recommend you to friends in the future. We had the perfect day & your involvement really added to this.
Neil and Jo, Chilston Park Hotel Sandway Lenham, Maidstone, Kent March 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast - Themed Wedding with Back To The Future / 80s and fun music


"I just wanted to say thank you for playing on Saturday. A lot of people who attended have said to us that the pianist was really good and they loved the rudimental song. We would not hesitate in recommending you to other people"
- Darren and Katy, Oakwoad House, Maidstone, March 2014
Booking Type: Piano Player for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception, playing bespoke music for ceremony, including a piano version of 'Feel The Love' by Rudimental.

"Thanks so much for playing at our wedding last Saturday - you did an amazing job. So many people commented on your talents and our guests especially loved the icebreaker game! Wish we could do it all over again!"
- Alex and Russ, Southdowns Manor, Petersfield, January 2014
Booking Type: Pianist for Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast with Icebreaker Quiz


"You were absolutely amazing and did an incredible job! As the bride I sadly didn't get to hear your playing before my entrance obviously-but have been informed by many people including the groom and my Mum how good you were!...
The fact you did it all by ear, learnt a piece for us (again, by ear!) and were able to improvise when needed so to prolongue the accompaniment at certain points within the ceremony (ie. signing of the register) was just so brilliant and for a very affordable rate. if you're looking for a pianist - book this guy!!! As a bride you want everything to be perfect, and Steve was - Reliable, smart appearance, professional and talented. Extremely satisfied customer."

- Caroline, Taplow Court, Maidenhead, December 2013.
Booking Type: Pianist for Buddhist Wedding Ceremony

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for being part of our wedding day. You sounded amazing! So many people commented to us about you and we have been passing out your contact details to so many guests. Thank you again. You are very talented."
- Sam and Gem, Chewton Glen, October 2013
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Reception


"Thank you ever so much for the BEST pianist set we and our guests have ever witnessed! The ice breaker quiz was a true winner and certainly took the already raucous level up a further notch or five so great job!"
- Stuart and Susannah, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, October 2013
Booking Type: Pianist for Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast with Piano Shell


"Just want to say a massive thank you for the fantastic music that you supplied for us on Friday, it went down an absolute storm with all of our guests."
- Peter, Reading, October 2013
Booking Type: Pianist for wedding Breakfast with Piano Shell

"Thank you so much for playing so beautifully and perfectly at the church and at Jazzys [Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks]"
- Sam & Paul, Poole, October 2013
Booking Type: Church Organist for wedding ceremony and Classical and Pop Pianist for Drinks Reception and wedding Breakfast

"Thank you for your magnificent performance on Saturday night. You added considerably to a rather agricultural set up. You also dealt beautifully with having all your equipment decanted into a Landrover, being driven into the middle of a wood, and asked to play from the back of a trailer! We thoroughly enjoyed you repertoire and piano skills and I would have no problems wholeheartedly recommending you to anybody else."
- Blake, Odiham, September 2013
Booking Type: Pop and Jazz pianist for party in the woods

"From the very first email sent many months ago Steve was professional, friendly and efficient. We felt very comfortable giving him a guide to our musical tastes and then letting him choose the best songs to play during our wedding breakfast. Our guests couldn't compliment him enough and we were so pleased we decided to have a live pianist to play at our wedding. The highlight was a jolly rendition of Hey Jude during dessert which got everyone singing and waving their arms along - a fantastic memory for us! Thanks again Steve!"
- Rebecca & Spike, Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, 22nd February 2013
Booking Type: Classical and Pop Pianist for Civil Ceremony in Greenwich, also playing piano for Wedding Breakfast (all styles)

"Steve, we just want to say a massive thank you for doing such a brilliant job. You were a massive contribution in making the day perfect. Thank you!"
- Angie, Crabbs Barn, Colchester, Essex, April 2013
Booking Type: Classical and Pop Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Drinks reception and Wedding Breakfast in Essex

"Thank you very much for attending our wedding. Nasima and I thought that you were very professional on the way you attended promptly on time and played the piano to an outstanding level. You made our wedding look and sound fantastic and very memorable for the future. Everyone I spoke to said that you were brilliant at what you do..."
- Samir & Nasima, Ghyll Manor, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex, February 2013
Booking Type: Classical Pianist for Wedding Breakfast in West Sussex

"...[Steve] played for both our drinks reception and wedding breakfast incorporating all the songs we'd asked for as well as anything our guests requested. He also weaved in other songs which perfectly fitted the mood of our wedding. Steve was friendly, extremely talented and we would have no hesitation in recommending him."
- Joy and Rich, Tythe Barn, Bicester, Oxfordshire, December 2012
Booking Type: Pop and Indie pianist for Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast in Oxfordshire

"Thank you very much for playing for us on Friday. Your playing was most enjoyable and received many plaudits."
- Jonathan and Pat, Ockenden Manor Hotel, West Sussex, April 2013
Booking Type: Pop, Jazz and Classical Pianist for Champagne Wedding Reception in West Sussex

"I just wanted to say how beautiful you played at our wedding - we have just received our video and it prompted me to write a testimonial, as you were just so good and felt it was only fair to let other people know you are a must for a wedding ! ...You were the talk of the evening ! Let me know if your bring out any CD's as I want to be one of the first to purchase one !"
- Sheree and Dan, Farbridge Barn, West Sussex, September 2012
Booking Type: Pop, Chart and Indie Pianist for Wedding Breakfast in West Sussex

"Thanks so much for playing at our wedding- it went down a treat with everyone! Your music was really enjoyed by all and everyone was saying how it set the mood and really suited the grand ballroom"
- Sarah & Jon, City Rooms, Leicester, 29th December 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast in Leicester playing various music including Indie (e.g. The Smiths, Blur, Mumford and Sons, Bat for Lashes etc)

"we would like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. We had an absolutely amazing day and your live entertainment was warmly received and commented on by many guests. One of our ever lasting memories will be everyone singing along to your Queen medley during the meal! Thanks again and we'll certainly recommend you to others."
-Katherine & Chris, Cirencester, Gloucester, December 8th 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast in Cirencester

"We had a fantastic day, made all the more better with Steve playing during our wedding meal and entertaining in the bar area afterwards - he even made a special effort to co-ordinate with the wedding colour theme! Steve played all our requests, a fantastic mix of music of his own choice of music and even some last minute requests from the guests who were all suitably impressed, and the piano shell looked fantastic! The wedding wouldn't have been the same without Steve and we have no hesitation in recommending him - perfect communication, reliable and excellent value for money. We look forward to having another occasion to book again!"
- Elliott & Nicola, Englemere, Ascot, September 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception in Ascot

"...Hi Steve, just to say a massive thank you for your wonderful playing at our wedding yesterday. The music was such an important part of our day and it was exactly what we wanted and hoped for. Thank you also for accompanying Geoff, he is a really old friend of Helen's and it was great for us that he could sing during the Wedding Ceremony. We would definate recommend you to anyone looking for an excellent pianist"
- Helen and Rob Hare and Hounds, Tetbury, October 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception in Tetbury

"Hi Steve, Just returned from a fantastic honeymoon.What a perfect wedding day we had the sun certainly shone. We both wanted to say a huge thank you for playing during our wedding breakfast it certainly made it that extra bit special. I could see round the room people singing inc. myself to the variuos music you were playing it was fantastic and to do that without reading music is something else, very talented. Would reccomend you to anyone in the future.Again a huge thank you."
- Charlotte & Patrick, Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot, September 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast using Grand Piano Shell in Ascot

"Hi Steve, we just wanted to thank you for making our wedding day extra special. Thank you for learning the Ludovico Einaudi pieces for our ceremony, it was so moving we only just held it together! The reception music was amazing, our guests made such lovely comments on your playing and music choices, in particular the theme from 'Family Guy' was a real hit! Thanks again!"
- Helen and Matt, September, Silchester
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception in Silchester

"Thank you Steve for playing at our wedding and also accompanying my sister sing during our ceremony. You did an amazing job and provided a professional and friendly service. All our guests commented on how beautiful the music sounded. We would definitely recommend you to friends and family. Thank you very much."
- Clara, West Downs Centre, Winchester, September 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony in Winchester. Accompanist for singer.

"Steve was absolutely amazing at our wedding on August 25th 2012 and we are so glad that we listened to the other recommendations on his website. From the booking process through to the actual day, Steve made everything straight forward and fuss free. He gave us suggestions for pieces of music to play and threw in all of the songs that we had requested. Steves music was the first thing we heard as we entered the ceremony room and he played absolutely beautifully, really capturing the spirit of the day. we cannot recommend him enough-he had a lot of compliments on the day and people were singing along to his music! Thankyou so much for making our wedding day so perfect"
- Becca, Harrowden Hall, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. August 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast in Wellingborough

"Steve played at our wedding back in August of this year, he was fantastic. He played an outstanding selection both up to the ceremony and thereafter at our reception. The quality and variety Steve played suited our day and our expectations perfectly and we would certainly highly recommend Steve, as would many of our guests. Thank you once again"
- Rich and Abi, Lainston House, nr Winchester, August 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception using Grand Piano Shell for Wedding ceremony in Dawley Barn, nr Winchester

"Dear Steve Thankyou so much for your excellent piano playing at our Anniversary Party on Saturday. We had a wonderful time and your playing made the day even more pleasurable. I will happily recommend you to any friends who need a pianist. Your huge repertoire that covered all genres was superb and everyone enjoyed listening to you as they joined in the celebrations. Sunshine, music and good food made the day so very special. Thankyou again"
- Mary and Des, July 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Anniversary Party using piano shell

" Hi Steve, Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful work you did at our wedding: your playing was a great success. We received many favourable comments, and the best man couldn't quite believe that you'd managed to sneak in Peaches en Regalia [Frank Zappa] and Satan is My Master! [Ben Folds Five]. I'll certainly be recommending you to friends in the future. You helped to make our day truly memorable."
- Alexis, 5th July 2012, Rectory Hotel, Crudwell
Booking Type: Pianist for Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast in Crudwell

" Our friends and family really enjoyed listening to you play and you (quite literally!) moved me to tears because I managed to hold myself together all morning until I heard you play my entrance song!! I just wanted to say a big big thank you for coming to Bristol to play on our big day! You were brilliant!! All the best for the future"
- Mai, 18th June 2012, Marriott Hotel, Bristol
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony in Bristol

"Gareth and I wanted to say a massive Thank you for playing at our wedding, choosing you was the best decision we made regarding the big day. So many guests have given us glowing feedback about you and i understand one of my best friends is contacting you to perform at his wedding in September. The quiz was a real hit and you played beautifully all day, creating a magical atmosphere. Thank you so much,"
- Abby and Gareth, 15th June 2012, Wildboar Hotel, Cheshire
Booking Type: Pianist for Drinks Reception and Wedding Pianist for Wedding Breakfast

"Just a quick line to say many thanks for your performance Saturday, I have received lots of comments remarking on how nice the pianist was. Some hadn't looked round the room and thought it was CD as it was so good and professional. A perfect mix of music to meet the mood. Lisa and Mike were very pleased because they thought you created a wonderful ambiance during the breakfast."
- Graham, father of the Bride, 23rd June, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Booking Type: Wedding Pianist for Wedding Breakfast including Piano Shell hire

"The day was fantastic, and we just wanted a small do with the family and some live music. Your choice of tunes was spot on and everyone really enjoyed your playing. Thanks for the XTC song. That little Bose system sounded brilliant!"
- Julian and Sue, Burley Manor, June 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast, including quiz and piano shell hire in Burley, Hampshire

"We just wanted to say how very grateful we are to you for being our pianist at our wedding on 06 April, you were amazing. We also appreciated you staying on longer than we had originally agreed, I know that Dan organised this for me as a little surprise and what a lovely surprise it was as you were wonderful. You provided the perfect ambience to our perfect day."
- Maxine and Dan, Ufton Court nr Reading, 6th April 2012
Booking Type: Pianist for Civil Ceremony and Drinks Reception Wedding Pianist in Reading

"Dear Steve,
Thank you for playing at Rachel and Matt's wedding last Friday. Everyone enjoyed your playing and it was a very enjoyable and successful day. We wish you all the best in the future. Thank you once again. Yours Sincerely"

- Lyn and Steve - parents of Rachel, Highcliffe Castle, Dorset, May 2012
Booking Type: Wedding Pianist for Wedding Ceremony in Highcliffe, Dorset, playing custom learned music

"We had a wonderful day - everyone commented on how talented you are! My sister is most likely getting married next year and her and her partner are hoping to book you too!"
- Michelle, Penny Hill Park Hotel Bagshot, Surrey 29th April, 2012
Booking type: Pianist for civil ceremony, wedding reception and wedding breakfast in Surrey, providing keyboard for ceremony and drinks and grand piano shell for wedding breakfast. Playing a selection of soundtracks, contemporary pop, chart music, jazz, tv themes, ratpack and Jethro Tull!

"Hi Steve, We just wanted to say big thank you for saturday. Your playing and choice of melodies was just spot on and numerous guests commented on how much they enjoyed it and how beautifully it complemented the reception. It was a truly magical and memorable day and you made a valuable contribution. Special thanks for your help with my skit. I can't believe how well that went! Your intro was perfect and instantly recognisable. The audience would have sung along to the whole song if we had let them. Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed the day too."
Andrew and Mandy (bride's proud mum and dad)" April 2012 Crawley
- Booking Type: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast in Crawley, providing grand piano shell upstairs at a Golf club. Playing a selection of modern and contemporary pop music. Assisted with Father of the Bride's speech, accompanying him with a musical joke

"Just a note to say a very sincere thank you for playing at our wedding. It was really important to us that we found a pianist who we could confidently ask to play on our special day and you totally exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. You played beautifully throughout and we are very glad that you could form such an important part of our day. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a pianist for their special occasion."
- Victoria, March 2012, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, HG3 1JH

Booking type: Pianist for civil ceremony, wedding reception and wedding breakfast, providing keyboard for drinks and grand piano shell for ceremony and wedding breakfast. Playing a selection of classical, contemporary pop, chart music, jazz, tv themes, film soundtracks and swing.

"Thank you for providing some classy music for our big day. Thanks also for being so prompt with all of your correspondance. You have been a pleasure to work with! "
- Jo, March 2012, Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG
Booking type: Pianist for wedding reception and wedding breakfast, providing keyboard for ceremony and playing venue's piano. A selection of classical, contemporary pop, jazz and swing.

"Steve and his music were fanastic. We had the baby grand piano shell which looked and sounded beautiful. All my guests commented. Steve is very flexible and plays anything you want. He really made the wedding. I have recommended him to all my friends. If you are getting married you have to have Steve!"
- The new Mrs Leahy, Married Theobalds park hotel, Cheshunt, February 2012

Booking type: Pianist for civil ceremony playing a selection of pop, jazz and classical music

"Steve provided an excellent evening - his choice of music was outstanding and all those who attended the event were overwhelmed by this fine pianist. I would recommend him for any event."
- President of Southampton West Rotary Club, The Concorde Club, Eastleigh, Southampton, February 2012
Booking type: Pianist for Ladies Night in Eastleigh, nr Southampton, Hampshire

"We were looking for somebody to provide light entertainment during the welcome drinks at our wedding in Somerset and we were so pleased that Steve was available to do this. He played a selection of modern tunes mixed with some popular festive hits which went down a treat with all guests. He provided a punctual, professional service and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!"
- Eleri and Matt, December 2011, St Audries Park West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset
Booking type: Pianist for wedding drinks reception in Taunton playing a selection of pop, jazz and christmas songs

"Dear Steve, I would like to thank you on behalf of myself and Andy for playing at our wedding on the 11th December. You were absolutely wonderful and we had such lovely comments from our guests on how incredibly you played throughout the ceremony and wedding breakfast. You really did make the day so special for us and your playing for us will be something I will always remember as being such a great part of our day. So thank you so much, we would recommend you to anyone who asked."
- Nicola and Andy, December 2011, Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst, New Forest

Type of booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony music and Wedding Breakfast in Brockenhurst

" We both want to say a massive thank you for your efforts on our big day. So many people commented on the gorgeous piano-playing during the Wedding Breakfast. Not only did you play incredibly throughout, we owe you our special thanks for accomodating our numerous requests without hesitation....the extra songs we asked you to play were hugely appreciated. The reaction we received for the 'Husband and Wife' song made all the stress (on my part anyway!) seem more than worthwhile, and we couldn't have done it without you. So thank you so much again, we will ensure that you are highly recommended for any future celebrations."
- Chris & Stef 22nd october 2011, Marwell House, Winchester

Booking Type: Wedding Breakfast in Winchester, and accompanied bride and groom as they sang a song during the speeches.

"From our very first email to Steve, he was an absolute dream. We had listened to him play on his website, read the list of suggested music choices, and worked out costs, and we couldn't believe our luck in finding him. We were a little apprehensive when we first contacted Steve, as we had a very special requirement, which we were worried would not be possible. We had our hearts set on a piece of music by world famous pianist, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and we wondered if Steve would be able to play it as I walked down the aisle. We gave the question a try, since we knew how great he was from his website, but we were not prepared for what he came back with; a special recording of that very piece of music, which he had done just for us - to prove just how well he could do it, for our peace of mind. What an amazing musician - what an amazing pianist! - and what top quality service. The other songs that we requested were a mixture of pieces that were and were not on Steve's website, but ones that he had no problem covering at all. As if we couldn't be happier already, we then discovered his amazing baby grand piano shell, which he was able to bring along on our day, set up, and slip his keyboard into, to fit in with the decor beautifully. I must have emailed him about a million times running up to the day - making sure everything was okay, and each time, Steve's laid back, can't-do-enough-for-you attitude, had me feeling relaxed, confident and ridiculously excited to meet him - to hear him! On the day itself, I was greeted onto the aisle by steve's majestic playing of our most important song. It was sensational, and his timing was perfect, as he seamlessly took the song into the correct place as I entered the room, following the bridesmaids. Perfect. Steve played all the way through the ceremony and the breakfast too, which was amazing. The music during the ceremony, told the story of each moment perfectly, and during the breakfast, it was fantastic background entertainment, where guests were both serenaded by romantic classics, and livened up with well known covers. In an industry where companies can sometimes take advantage with big prices, Steve stands out a mile. He evidently has a full and true passion for what he does and it is because of this that his services represent exceptional value for money. He has an enormous amount of talent, fantastic customer service, and prices that are so reasonable, that I often think he should in fact put them up a bit! Steve - you have true fans in us... you are more than just the musician that played at our wedding; we recommend you to everyone we meet and will definitely be staying in touch for any future occasions."
- Mr & Mrs Benstead, married 16.10.11. The Swan Hotel, Bibury, Gloucestershire

Booking Type: Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast pianist in Gloucester.

"I just want to say a massive thank you for everything that you did... Having you play for us made the ceremony so special. So many people commented on how beautiful the music was and that was thanks to yourself. I am just sorry that I couldn't get round to thank you in person. You really have an amazing talent and we are so greatful that we were able to benefit from that. We had a fabulous day, everything was perfect. Thank you so so much."
- Nikki and Jimmy, Church Wedding Ceremony, Coventry, October 2011
- Steve played Organ and Piano for this in Coventry

" The client was delighted and so was I ' I didn�t have to worry about anything, you are a pleasure to work with and I hope we can work together again soon."
- JP Event Management, for Liebherr company event in Bathgate, Edinburgh, October 2011
Booking: Corporate entertainment - Pianist

"Thank you so much for your hard work on our Wedding day earlier this month. My husband and I were really looking forward to seeing you perform from the moment we found your website and we were not disappointed! Your playing created such a magical ambiance for the day, and perfectly suited the setting. Also a huge thank you for learning the piece written by my husband, it meant so much to me to walk in the ceremony to that music and you played it beautifully! The sheet music you wrote was also a fantastic keepsake! Thank you again for all of your hard work! I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone! We now just need to find another excuse to book you again!!"
- Fiona and Charles, Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Portsmouth, September 2011
Booking Type: Wedding Ceremony Pianist, Drinks Reception Pianist, Wedding Breakfast Pianist, Evening Reception Pianist in Portsmouth

"We just wanted to say a huge big thankyou for playing at our wedding at Parklands on Friday 27th May 2011. Your music was perfect and really helped to make our day even more perfect. Lots of people commented on how lovely your playing was and we will definitely recommend you to our friends and family in the future - thank you again"
- Jon and Francesca, Parklands, Saffron Walden, May 2011
Booking Type: Wedding Ceremony Pianist, Wedding Breakfast Pianist with Grand Piano shell in Saffron Walden

"Just wanted to say thank you from me and Sam for playing at our wedding reception on 9th September at the Park House hotel in Shifnal. Everyone really enjoyed your playing and it was great to have some music while we were eating. Will recommend you if anyone I know needs a pianist for a special event."
- Suzanne, 9th September Park House Hotel, Shifnal
Booking Type:Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast

[Music performed for wedding ceremony - piano versions of "Blink 182 - First Date" and "The Used - I Caught Fire"] "Steve's recordings for our wedding ceremony were perfect and beautiful, despite originally being quite heavy rock songs. He was very helpful and made our day that extra bit special. A very talented pianist and we will be sure to recommend him. Thank you Steve."
- Jamie and Orla, August 2011
Booking Type: Performing piano versions of pop tunes for wedding ceremony

"Thank you so much for playing for our wedding - we were completely amazed at the range of styles you were able to include in your sets, and when our guests gave you their requests, how you seemed to know just about every song ever written! - even the theme from "Mysterious Cities of Gold"! We will make no hesitation to recommend you in the future."
- Kayley and John, Chelmsford, July 2011
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Dance, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart, Kid's TV Themes

"You were absolutely fantastic on Friday and I can't thank you enough. I knew you'd be good but I had no idea how good! I think the name that tune went really well. We had positive comments anyway!."
- Helen, Knightly Court, Fawsley near Daventry, June 2011
Booking: Organist for Wedding Ceremony, then Pianist for wedding breakfast, including name that tune quiz Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Dance, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart, Kid's TV Themes

"Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for playing yesterday evening at Brandon Hall for us. Everyone had a great day and enjoyed the evening"
- Helen & Phil, Coventry, June 2011/p3>
Booking: Pianist for evening reception Music Chosen/Played: Pop, Jazz, Dance, 70s Disco

"We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding at Heythrop Park last month, you did a great job in giving our guests a flavour of both indian and classical jazz music. The music throughout the day was beautiful and really set the ambience we were after! Thanks again for all your hard work. "
- Sukhi & Gillian , Heythrop Park, Chipping Norton, June 2011
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Reception and Wedding Breakfast Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Indian Pop/Soundtracks

"Steve played the piano for us during the wedding breakfast and for an hour after the meal. His instrumentals were a great compliment to the meal and really added atmosphere to the venue. His music was extremeley varied and it was great fun naming all the tunes as they came out. Steve was professional to the end and carried on his playing with minimum fuss. A great added extra to our wedding."
- Jenny and James, Loseley House, Tithe Barn, Guildford, May 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding breakfast and evening reception Music Chosen/Played: Dance, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding in LLangoed Hall. We are over the moon that we found someone so fantastic as you to play on our special day. We have had so much feed back from family & friends about you, I wish you could hear all the amazing comments. "
- Adele and James, Llangoed Hall, Brecon, Wales, April 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding ceremony and drinks reception Music chosen/played: Soundtracks, Cool Jazz, Old Classics, Morricone

"your music was absolutely beautiful and really set the scene on our wedding day. So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your music. Thanks again for helping to make our day so memorable."
- Steve and Charlotte, Chilworth Manor, Southampton, April 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding reception and wedding breakfast Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart

"I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful music, all my guests commented on how beautifully you played the piano. Nothing was too much trouble... We are 100% happy to recommend you to play the piano for anyone, and for any occasion. Both Martin and myself had the best day of our lives; a wedding we will never forget. Thank you again for making our day so special for our friends and family."
- Lisa & Martin, Newberry Manor Hotel - April 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast Music played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B, Modern chart, Requests etc.

"We just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on our wedding day. The music was absolutely beautiful and really set the day off for us. All our guests commented too on how lovely your playing was. Thanks again!"
- Natalie & Alex, Lovekyn Chapel, Kingston (wedding ceremony) and Wimbledon Park Golf Club (Drinks Reception) - April 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding ceremony and reception Music played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B, Modern chart, Requests etc.

"Thanks for coming along to the wedding and playing for us, it was really really good... We've also had lots of people mention how good you were. It was a great day for us though and we are really pleased with how it all turned out. Thanks again for everything Steve, really appreciate it."
- Charlotte, Gosfield Hall, Essex, March 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding reception Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart

"Thank you for a great evening on Saturday. We really enjoyed your music, which was perfect for the occasion"
- Jan, Porlock, Exmoor, February 2011
Booking: Pianist for birthday party Music Chosen/Played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Chart

"Thank you for performing at such a high level. You helped making it a special day"
- Grant and Samantha, Trafalgar Tavern, Greenwich, January 2011
Booking: Pianist for Wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast Music Chosen: Accompanied Groom singing 'To Make You Feel My Love', played a variety of Jazz Rat Pack, Pop and Rock.

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Audley's Wood on the 22nd December. We had the most magical day and your music made our ceremony perfect. It was exactly what I'd hoped for and being able to have some of our favourite songs during the service made it extra special. Lots of our friends commented on your playing during the drinks recpetion and we would certainly recommend you in future. You even made it through the snow to get to us! Thank you."
- Sarah, Audley's Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, December 2011
Booking: Pianist for wedding reception and wedding breakfast Music played: Film sountracks and themes

"Just to say a huge thank you for coming to play for us I definitely need to have you come again... Everyone was raving about you so well done, you are fab! ...and we all wish we were as talented as you!"
- Charlotte & Stuart, Colchester
Booking: Pianist for Private Party - background chilled music and later 'party' singalong music. Music played: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B, Modern chart, Requests etc.

"Just a quick email now we're back from our honeymoon to thank you for your brilliant piano playing at our wedding on the 16th October. We know our guests were very impressed - one table was definitely playing 'guess the tune' during the meal- and I certainly enjoyed hearing my requests too. Anyway, we're very grateful for you enriching our day with your talents and we'd definitely recommend you to others :)" -
- Lucy and Mark, Surrey, October 2010
Booking: Pianist for wedding reception and wedding breakfast Music Chosen/Played: Joni Mitchell, Sigur Ros,

"Just to say that your playing was much appreciated... Thank you very much for some masterly piano playing - encompassing quite a few genres!"
- - Jenny (Mother of the bride), Burgh House, Hampstead, October 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony Music Chosen/Played: The Cure, Liszt, Aphex Twin, Mendlessohn

"Hi Steve, Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for playing at our wedding, we have a wonderful day and everyone thought it was a lovely surprise to have you there playing for us. (as we didn't tell anyone) So thank you and we will definitely recommend you to anyone who is ever looking for some wedding entertainment!!"
- Jo, Bournemouth and Burley, September 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Church Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"Thank you for your wonderful playing... We were really knocked out with your choice of songs... basically i didn't want any cheese !!!- ( there is a lot of Celine Dion playing pianists out there it seems! ) I liked your repetoire and the fact you can play pretty much anything ( im learning the piano at the moment - so admire your talent!!)"
- Gemma, London, September 2010
Booking: Pianist for Private Party

"Thanks for all your hard work at our wedding at Thornton Manor... You provided an excellent service during the ceremony which many of the guest complimented on."
- Dave and Jenny, Cheshire September 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Civil Ceremony and Wedding Reception

"Firstly Steve ... what an event! Thank you so much for driving such a long distance to entertain us in the searing heat! You were a vital component of our wedding day which all went to plan perfectly. Your playing was spot on and we all enjoyed your presence. I pass on thanks from all our guests who enjoyed the music too as part of a very happy day. We don't hesitate to recommend you."
- Sarah and David, King's Lynn, Norfolk July 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"Steve played at our wedding in Hampshire and the standard of music was exceptional. Steve played during both the ceremony and wedding breakfast and kept all our guests entertained and in awe of the fabulous music played. We were able to choose our own song choices for the ceremony and they sounded awesome played on the piano. Steve helped us a lot with the music played during the signing of the register and the breakfast and we would highly recommend Steve as a pianist. My husbund and I live in New Zealand and organised our wedding from abroad and the communication and assistance that Steve gave us was faultless. Thank you so much Steve and we wish you all the best in the future!"
- Rachel and John, Petersfield, July 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast.

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our function on Monday 7 June... Everyone I spoke to said how brilliant you were - thanks again!"
- Roz, on behalf of Hilton International, Hilton Hotel, Kensington, June 2010
Booking: Pianist for Corporate Event.

"Steve played during dinner at our wedding a few weeks ago and was absolutely fantastic! He played such a great variety of music and really helped to make the atmosphere at our reception brilliant. His playing was faultless, he was friendly and professional at all times and couldn't have been more helpful whenever I contacted him in the lead up to the day. Highly recommended."
- Emily, Lyndhurst, June 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast.

"Steve played during the meal at my wedding recently and was fantastic! Everyone commented on how good he was and what a great variety of music. I sent Steve a list of songs that we wanted played and he learned some that he didn't know already. He was very accomodating and made the day even more perfect. Steve was always quick to reply to emails and the whole process was stress free! I've already recommended him to someone else looking for a pianist at their wedding. Top service!"
- Wendy, Henley on Thames, June 2010
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"Steve was hired to play the first song at my wedding and proved to be a brilliant idea as he performed the song to a high level with upmost accuracy to an Asian track that he had never played. He showed a high level of professionalism and i was very pleased with the outcome."
- Michael, Wolverhampton, May 2010
Booking: Pianist and accompanist for Bollywood Singer, Gurmit Singh at Asian wedding

"Just wanted to say thank you very much for yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet you and I thought your music was lovely. We will definitely be asking you to play for us again in the future"
- Susan, Christening, St Albans, August 2009
Booking: Pianist for Christening Party

"Absolutely superb - we were impressed by your wide range of musical styles - from Shostakovich to the Smiths! It made our day!"
- Emma & Gregory, New Malden, February 2009
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"We were late in booking a pianist for our wedding and asked Steve if he could come in and entertain our guests on the saturday between Xmas and New Year. He played during the ceremony some very difficult classical pieces that we knew other pianists werent able to play (or play poorly), including "Queen of Sheba". His knowledge of songs both classical peices and also 'modern' in terms of Pop, soul, rock music was astounding and played some superb versions of songs that both bride and groom listed for him as 'songs our lifetime so far'. All faultlessly played ! Talk about going that extra step - The Groom and Best Man are in a band together and Steve even learnt a song that they wrote many years ago and played it instrumentally perfect...something that was a really pleasant surprise to them both during dinner and got a round of applause! I would confidently recommend Steve Christie as a pianist who can add that special air of quality, class and a lovely musical atmosphere to any wedding, ceremony and during the wedding breakfast. Everyone wants to hit the right atmosphere on the day, and Steve Christie is one of the best ways to help deliver that. Many thanks again Steve, and good luck in the future!"
- Nigel & Lisa Murphy, Cardiff, December 2008
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last saturday. You were excellent and we both agreed it created a lovely atmosphere, dinner wouldn't have been the same without you playing."
- Kate & Garth, Salisbury, August 2008
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Breakfast.

"Thanks for playing such lovely tunes on our wedding day! You were amazing!"
- Lita & Richard, Brockenhurst, July 2008
Booking: Pianist for Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast.

"Just wanted to thank you again for the superb music you provided at our silver wedding anniversary party on Saturday. Everyone at the party commented on your brilliant playing and you managed to capture the mood of the party throughout the whole evening - you were fantastic!"
- Roz & Doug, Elstree, 2008
Booking: Pianist for Anniversary Party