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James Breckon Pianist (Merseyside)

(From £280) James Breckon is a highly trained pianist (LIPA) who provides sophisticated, expert musicianship for your Wedding, Corporate event or social gathering. Treat your guests to his timeless renditions of classic songs.
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JAMES BRECKON – PIANIST

James is an extraordinarily talented pianist for hire with a jaw-dropping track record of stellar performances. His playing has taken him all over the world, playing with acts such as China Crisis, Natalie McCool and Julian Maeso. James is a highly experienced musician is well-versed in what makes a spectacular live performance.

Achieving a first class Degree from the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, James regularly performs at pop gigs, musical theatre (with audiences 14,000 strong), functions and weddings, as well as holding cocktail piano residencies at the Hotels in Liverpool. His composing work has taken him around the country and onto the sets of national TV; composing for programmes such as Britain’s Got Talent.

List of Clients

James’ list of clients includes; Harvey Nichols, Hilton Hotels, Everton Football Club, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, Norwegian Cruise Lines and The Richmond Hotel.
James is an accomplished performer on piano, hammond pipe and organ, synthesisers, as well as guitar.

A polished Musician in high demand, hire this exquisite musician today!

Lineup & Performance Info:

  • Default lineup: 1 member – solo pianist
  • Performance timings: 2 x 45 min sets (as standard)
  • This act accepts bookings across the UK and Internationally

Required by this act:

  • Parking for their vehicle(s) at the venue
  • Electricity supply
  • 2m x 2m stage space
  • 60 mins for setup/soundcheck
  • Changing room (ideally secure and private)
  • Water/tea/coffee/soft drinks
  • Hot meal/buffet may be required at some evening performances

Provided by this act as standard:

  • PA system
  • Pre-recorded background music during performance break(s)

Additional booking options | James Breckon Pianist:

  • Add extra 45 minute sets as required
  • Daytime performance? Yes- James performs at Wedding ceremonies, Wedding breakfasts and drinks receptions

Classical Music:

Clare de Lune – Debussy
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Bridal March – Wagner
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Nocturne in C#m – Chopin
Nocturne in Eb – Chopin
Nocturne in Am – Chopin
Apres-Midi – Yann Tiersen
<h3″>Pre 1960’s:

Misty – Ella Fitzgerald
What A Wonderful World –Louis Armstrong
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn (from Breakfast at Tiffanys)
Blue Bossa
Summertime
Autumn Leaves
Georgia on my Mind
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
Paper Moon – Harold Arlen

1960’s & Beatles:

Yesterday – The Beatles
Love is All Around You – The Troggs
Let it Be – The Beatles
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Eternal Flame – The Bangles
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley
In My Life – The Beatles
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
Unchained Melody – The Everly Brothers
Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Come Together – The Beatles
With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black

1970’s:

New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
Your Song – Elton John
Nocturne – Billy Joel
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Always a Woman – Billy Joel
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Close to You – The Carpenters
Imagine – John Lennon
Piano Man – Billie Joel
Moondance – Van Morrison
Something – The Beatles
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Impossible Dream – Andy Williams
Life On Mars? – David Bowie
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King
The Wonder Of You – Elvis Presley
Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Lovin You – Minnie Riperton

1980’s:

Every Breath You Take – The Police
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Panic – The Smiths
Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
Purple Rain – Prince
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

1990’s:

Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
You Raise Me Up – Westlife
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Can You Feel The Love – Elton John
Circle of Life – Elton John
Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
You’ve Got a Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Live Forever – Oasis
She’s Electric – Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Dancing In The Moonlight – Toploader
Handbags and The Gladrags – Stereophonics
I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Rait
I’ll Be There For You (Friends Theme) – The Rembrandts

2000’s:

Fix You – Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Hey Ya – Outkast
Yellow – Coldplay
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Bad Day – Daniel Powter
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Make you Feel My Love – Adele
Apologise – One Republic
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Mad World – Gary Jules
Halo – Beyonce
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
The Scientist – Coldplay
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Handbags and the Gladrags – Stereophonics

2010’s

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Someone Like You – Adele
Sex on Fire – Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Titanium – David Guetta
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
River Flows In You – Yiruma
All Of Me – John Legend
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Hello – Adele
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Take Me To Church – Hozier
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Royals – Lorde
One Day Like This – Elbow
Video Games – Lana Del Rey
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson

“James Breckon developed a sound that exceeded our expectations.

He is a very accomplished musician and I have no doubt that he will have a very successful career ahead of him. I would have no hesitation in employing him again and hope that we are able to work together in the near future.”

Darren Maddison, PolkaDot Pantomimes

“I asked James to play piano at my wedding, he played two songs of our choice played in the church, which were brilliantly done. He then played a wide selection of music at the early evening do which was again stunning.

To top it off he then joined a band and played guitar. Total musician couldn’t ask for more, he is a fantastic young man with bags of talent. Thanks again for making a wonderful day even more special. 10/10.”

Sam Hind, Osmotherly

“James Breckon was our Musical Director for our recent professional pantomime production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at The Brindley, Runcorn. James was an amazing asset to the production and carried out his duties with maturity, professionalism and dedication; ensuring that the production remained at the highest standard throughout rehearsals and performances.

James dealt incredibly well with the actors, creative team and theatre staff and managed the other band members to ensure that rehearsals were run effectively, time was utilised wisely and production values were established. James was able to make the cast feel comfortable whilst still achieving the best results possible and created a harmonious working relationship with each member.

He worked in collaboration with the rest of the creative team making key decisions and meeting strict deadlines. He also worked extremely well with the theatre staff by listening to their opinions. He developed a good rapport with the other band members which resulted in a fully orchestrated sound that exceeded our expectations and ensured that the production remained fresh, dynamic and appealing to audiences of all ages.

Live Music Quotes

James Breckon is a very accomplished musician and I have no doubt that he will have a very successful career ahead of him. I would have no hesitation in employing him again and hope that we are able to work together in the near future.”

Live Music Quotes

“James is a fantastic pianist. He approaches his music with a refreshing outlook and he will make any event memorable and special”

Live Music Quotes

“Wonderful talented young guy playing the piano which gave it a special touch.”

Derek & Maureen – Trip Advisor

“The young man playing the piano deserves a special mention, playing the Beatles songs and all the golden oldies, all adding to the ambience”

JSEL2014 – Trip Advisor

“Thank you James, just a quick note to thank you for your wonderful contribution to our Thanksgiving Service and reception on Saturday.

As you may know our guests included a wide range of people both church goers and non church goers and so it was extremely important to have a strong pianist to provide melodic support for the hymns.

Your playing before and after the service gave great ambiance and it was so wonderful to see the grand piano being used and played so skilfully. Thank you again for your kind assistance, with love and best wishes”

Vincent and James Needham-Fleming

“I am so glad I found James through Facebook. We really wanted a piano player at our wedding and then when James said he had a band too we were delighted. His music on the piano was beautiful and the band were phenomenal.

We have already had lots of enquiries about what the band is called and how to book them because everybody really enjoyed your music, and Ambers voice is amazing! We would heartily recommend you and the band to anybody. Only one word to explain our experience – FANTASTIC!”

Diane Gilmartin