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Ian English

In Brief: 
2 hours playing over a 3 hour stay. Own electronic stage piano provided if required.

About Ian English

Ian English is a well-known performer in the Bucks/Oxfordshire area. As well as being the house cocktail pianist at prestigious country house hotel Hartwell House he leads a jazz trio,and his comedy Boodlum Band is a sell-out whenever it appears at local theatres. Ian has also been musical director at numerous local amateur theatrical shows, including the Goon Show revival at the Pendley Theatre in Tring, pantos and musicals.

Ian plays a wide range of vibrant and interesting music that will add energy, style and ambience to your special event, formal or informal. His repertoire of some 250 songs ranges from Broadway and West End musicals to Ray Charles and gentler pop, and he is pleased to incorporate any special requests and agree the playlist with you beforehand to ensure that the programme is suited entirely to your requirements.

Where there is no piano available, Ian provides his own professional electronic stage piano. Our normal quote is for up to two hours playing over a three-hour stay

Price from: £160

Travel and cost: 
Ian English is based in Buckinghamshire. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc.

What People Say:

"Ian's performance was great. He played background piano music during our formal dinner. Highly recommend for events like this."
Ryan Goldney - 494th Fighter Squadron Banquet - Cambridgeshire - May 2013

"Ian's playing added perfectly to the type of atmosphere we hoped for, the room was quite cosy and intimate and as background music it allowed guests to talk and relax. Ian was also very accommodating playing a few requested tunes so the older folk could sing along! Many thanks Ian."
Colette Morris - wedding reception - Oxfordshire - September 2012

"Ian English provided a superb set during my wedding. He played exactly the sort of music we wanted and had a wide range of songs in that style. He was highly professional to deal with and many guests commented on his playing and the ambience it helped create."
Mark Hendle - wedding breakfast - Surrey - August 2012

"All excellent, would definitely rebook Ian English in the future."
Kate Brownbill - work Christmas lunch - Oxfordshire - December 2011

"Please pass on our thanks to Ian. Many compliments were made about his playing."
Aimee Mead - wedding reception - Middlesex - March 2006

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Songs List: 

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Ain't Misbehavin'
All the Things You Are
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
But Not For Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Goodbye
I Only Have Eyes for You
I'm Old-fashioned
Isn't It a Lovely Day to be caught in the Rain?
Isn't it Romantic?
It's Only a Paper Moon
Jeepers Creepers
Just the Way You Look Tonight
La Mer
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Long Ago and Far Away
Love Is The Sweetest Thing
Lullaby of Birdland
My Funny Valentine
My Romance
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Satin Doll
Since I Took Advantage of You
Someone to watch Over Me
Stars Fell On Alabama
Taking A Chance on Love
Tea for Two
That Old Devil Called Love
The Blue Room
The Folks Who Live On the Hill
There's A Small Hotel
These Foolish Things Remind Me of You