Nigel Hammond Music
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Wedding and Events Pianist
Pricing & Costs
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Type of Performer(s) or Business
Style of Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Learn New Songs
Walk down the aisle to Nigel's magical bespoke arrangement of your favourite tune, enjoy his music to relax with your guests at the drinks reception or wedding breakfast. Nigel is a reliable, versatile and talented pianist who has a range of beautiful mobile upright pianos which he can bring to your wedding venue or he can perform on your venue's grand piano if available.
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
No. of People In Team
Katie and Daniel
Married in December 2018
Beautiful music! Would highly recommend!
A lovely touch to our wedding, Nigel really set the tone for the evening playing some beautiful music! Would highly recommend!
Lucy and Glen
Married in November 2018
.playing so beautifully for my walk down the aisle
Booking you to play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. You learnt to play new songs that we had requested in such a short turnaround. You also made suc...
Theatre Administrator, MKTheatre
Wedding: December 2018
..an adept and versatile pianist..
Nigel is an adept and versatile pianist whose music is hugely appreciated by our audience members both pre-show and during the interval. He always makes the effort to ens...
Conference and Events Sales Manage
Wedding: December 2018
I could not recommend him highly enough
Nigel is the resident pianist at our hotel and we are always getting such lovely comments about how wonderful his music is. We hired him for our re-branding launch party ...
Lee & Jo
Married in August 2018
Amazing playing skills!
Thank you so much Nigel for your amazing playing skills! You really helped set the tone of our wedding (At Shuttleworth House) and everyone commented at how you made the ...
Coral & Jamie
Married in August 2018
Thank you so much
We had such a lovely day. Thank you so much for being part of it. It was so nice for the guests to chill to lovely music whilst having a drink (At Woughton House Hotel).
The House Wedding Show at Shuttleworth
17th February 2019
I will be demonstrating my piano playing on both the Shuttleworth vintage grand piano and my mobile wedding piano. I look forward to meeting lots of happy couples.
What is your most memorable wedding?
My wedding to my lovely wife! Actually, I did play the piano at my wedding - briefly in the band in the evening but after five tunes and getting impatient looks from my newly wedded wife, it was time to resume my role as groom!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Soothing relaxing joyful magical moving
What about your business are you most proud of?
The years spent memorising a huge and varied repertoire of beautiful tunes - with the result that there is no room left in my brain to remember where I put my keys!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Have my beautiful live piano music for your ceremony, drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast! - it adds a sparkle of magic, especially when walking down the aisle and it relaxes your guests filling the air with joy and happiness!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A set of polaroid cameras being handed to the children so they can go round taking funny pictures of the adults!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I send sample setlists, to the couple to give an idea of the how the live piano music works for the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. In the meantime, the couple can have a good look at my website - seeing the recommendations, hearing demos etc. Once the couple has a date and venue, all they need to do is choose one of my wedding packages listed on the website and then secure the booking with a £50 deposit settled with a PayPal link. After that, I send a simple booking contract for the couple's approval and get to work on any special bespoke arrangements they requested for the wedding.
What makes a romantic first dance?
One involving a waltz or swaying! A song that is meaningful to the couple or one that just sounds beautiful and traditional such as Ashokan Fairwell or When Irish Eyes Are Smiling which I perform when in the OddSox Ceilidh band.
What is your number one floor-filler?
Not a floor filler but a walk down the aisle favourite: 1000 Years (Christina Perry) - it's the one I most often get asked to perform, and it is so beautiful
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
The James Bond Theme!