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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 information:
Default lineup: 1 member – solo pianist
Performance timings: 2 x 45 min sets (as standard)
This act accepts UK and International bookings
Required by this act:
Parking for their vehicle(s) at the venue
Electricity supply (if performing on Electric Piano)
3m x 3m stage space
30 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:
Pre-recorded background music during performance break(s)
Additional booking options:
Add extra 45 minute sets as required
Daytime performance? Yes- James also performs at Wedding ceremonies, Wedding breakfasts and drinks receptions

Repertoire:

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

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

Reviews of James Breckon Pianist:

“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
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