Wedding Reception Music That All Your Guests Will Enjoy
As an experienced, dependable and highly versatile musician, I offer an eclectic repertoire spanning 1,500 songs—from 1919-2009, Cole Porter to Coldplay—ensuring that you'll have the right music for any phase of your wedding day, from the ceremony itself through the cocktail hour and a joyous reception.I'm easy-going, flexible and friendly, so the entire process, from planning to playing, is stress-free. Beforehand, we'll sketch a musical playlist catered to your specifications and tastes, allowing you to relax, knowing your reception will be a musical reflection of the two of you.
As pianist at the Four Seasons Hotel, guests knew they'd hear—and could request—tunes from every genre. If you love ‘standards’—vintage songs from the American Songbook (1920-1960) —I play hundreds of timeless jazz favorites by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael and Irving Berlin. These swinging melodies, which were popularized by singers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, make for an elegant, stylish atmosphere. If you enjoy classic rock, compositions by legends like Elton John, the Beatles and Billy Joel sound great on piano. If you wish, you can also choose to include songs by artists such as Pink Floyd, the Stones, the Doors, Santana, and the Who in your reception playlist. If more alternative bands such as U2, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Nirvana, Elvis Costello or Radiohead are your type of music, I've got a wide assortment of tunes by these great bands, giving you a lot of great stylistic options. I’ll be happy to send you my complete song list and you can select as many of your favorites as you'd like. Or, simply specify your stylistic preferences on the phone, and I’ll take care of the rest.
If you're planning to do the traditional 'first dance', you'll find that elegant piano accompaniment is an ideal way to pull this off with sophistication and flair. It's my job to help make the first dance easy and beautiful.For tight budgets, please know that it is far more cost-effective when I provide music for multiple segments of your wedding—ceremony, cocktails, dinner/dance reception—rather than just one element.