Mike Paul-Smith: Wedding Pianist

Versatile pianist performing classical, jazz and contemporary repertoire at wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and cocktail parties.

Pop| Classical | Jazz | Instrumental

Down for the Count's cocktail pianist is a fantastic and versatile choice for background music at a whole range of events.

Whether you're looking for classical music for your wedding ceremony, unobtrusive background jazz music for a dinner party, or chilled out pop standards before one of our larger party bands takes to the stage, we've got you covered.

 Our pianist has performed at well over 500 weddings and he will work with you to create the perfect musical programme for your wedding, whether you are having a church service or a civil ceremony.

 Depending on your song choices, the pianist can be joined by additional musicians such as a vocalist, cellist or trumpeter.

Our cocktail pianist equally suitable for drinks receptions and dinners, and like all of our line-ups can be booked as part of an entertainment package.

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Wedding Ceremony Music

Here are some examples of the classical music we can perform at wedding ceremonies. We can play a huge range of classical and contemporary music, so please get in touch with your ideas - we'd love to hear from you.

We've suggested pieces that work well for the procession, recession and signing of the register - but there are no rules. If you'd like one of the pieces we've suggested for the signing of the register as your entrance music, that's no problem - just let us know.

Before the ceremony and signing of the register

Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar)
Salut d'Amour (Elgar)
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
Nocturne in Eb (Chopin)
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Largo (Handel)
Air for the G String (Bach)
Air from Water Music (Handel)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Theme from 'Jupiter' (Holst)
Toccata from Symphony No. 5 (Widor)

Processional music 
(entrance of the bride)

The Bridal March ("Here Comes the Bride")
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Recessional music 
(exit of the bridal party)

Wedding March (Mendelsohn)
La Rejouissance (Handel)
Grand March from Aida (Verdi)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

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Not quite what you're looking for?

Down for the Count are not an agency - we're a collective of 30 professional musicians who perform together in a range of different line-ups, either separately or as part of a great value, all-day music package.

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