Piano and Vocals
I have been performing at weddings, parties and corporate functions for over a decade. I studied piano up to grade VIII and went on to complete an undergraduate degree in music and a masters degree in composition.
Since university, I have specialised in performing swing and traditional jazz music. I am an experienced and accomplished performer and play at venues and functions all over the UK several times a week. I have played at a wide range venues from castles, 5-star hotels and palaces; to boutique hotels, restaurants and living rooms - and tailor the music to the tone of the event.
For larger events you may also be interested in my jazz trio that includes the addition of double bass and drums to my set. You can find details about this at: http://trio.chriskennedymusic.co.uk
If your venue does not already have a piano, I have a great sounding electric piano that I can use. If needed, I also have a high-quality PA system capable of performing up to 200 capacity venues. I have full Public Liability Insurance and PAT Certificate if required by your venue.
I charge a standard fee of £200 for most events. This consists of 2 x 60 minute sets and covers all equipment and travel costs up to 30 miles from Canterbury (for performances further away than this there will be an additional charge to cover travel costs).
Please contact me to discuss the specific requirements of your event and I will get back to you with an exact quote.
I can perform either as a solo pianist, piano and vocals, or a mix of the two depending on your requirements. My repertoire covers a range of styles from jazz to blues to classic songs from the American songbook.
These include songs made famous by singers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles, as well as piano pieces by artists such as Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck and Oscar Peterson.
"Thank you from us both for a fabulous performance on Saturday night.
Everyone has been talking about it and you "made" the evening." - Liz, Beckenham
"A huge thank you for playing at our wedding day. You made the ceremony really special by playing all our favourite songs so beautifully. We will never forget it!" - Kate, Hampton Court
"Fantastic day, great pianist and it really set the mood for my drinks reception. The music was just what we wanted, he looked the part too! - Tina, Margate
"I only had extremely positive feedback from all the attendees of our event!" - Katya, London
"A huge thankyou for Saturday evening, you playing really made the evening, I have had many e-mails complimenting you." - Teri, Canterbury