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Add a touch of class to your ceremony, drinks reception and afternoon wedding breakfast with beautiful live music from award-winning pianist Christopher Langdown. Portable grand piano available.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£300
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Piano

Learn New Songs
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Style of Music

Reception Music
Acoustic
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Ceremony Music
Full Description
If you’re looking to create a vibrant atmosphere for a special event nothing beats live music.  Hiring a professional pianist adds a touch of class to any occasion and creates a delightful ambience.  Jazz, classical, modern and film music all sound equally good on the piano, so it’s ideal for clients who want to keep their guests entertained with plenty of musical variety.  Established in 1997, Romantic Piano is presented by Christopher Langdown MMus(RCM), GRSM(Hons), DipRCM(PfT), ARCM(PfP), ARCM(PG), FISM. Christopher graduated with Distinction from the renowned Royal College of Music in London and has since performed at over 2,000 events throughout the UK and abroad. Acclaimed by the Press as a “world–class” musician, he has won several awards and has broadcast for radio and TV internationally. A highly experienced musician, Christopher has provided music for celebrities and the Royal Family, and was invited to play in the Oscar–winning piano movie “Shine”. Christopher is based in the Midlands and accepts bookings throughout the UK. If your venue doesn’t have a piano available, Christopher can bring along a portable digital keyboard which sounds just like a grand piano – in fact all of the 100 audio samples on the website were recorded using this instrument, so why not listen for yourself? Alternatively, if you want something really classy for your event, Christopher can supply his digital baby grand piano. For your wedding day, Romantic Piano can create a welcoming atmosphere as the guests arrive and enhance the beauty of the wedding ceremony. It adds sparkle to the drinks reception and is wonderfully relaxing during the afternoon wedding breakfast. Christopher has over 200 reviews available online for your peace of mind.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christopher Langdown
Hello and thanks for taking the time to look at my Bridebook business page. Needless to say, it would be a real honour and such a pleasure for me to be involved in your wedding day. Please take a look at my website, social media sites, reviews and samples. If you have any queries or would like a no obligation chat, it would be lovely to hear from you. Happy wedding planning. Warm regards, Chris Romantic Piano

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1997
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(12)
(12)
Natasha Clingan
Married in November 2019
March 2020
We've had so many comments
Christopher played at our wedding at Drayton Manor on 25 October 2019. We've had so many comments from our guests about how amazing he was. He was so helpful and friendly on the lead up to the wedding and so professional on the day. If you are considering a pianist for your wedding or special event don't hesitate just book Christopher. You won't regret it :)
Samantha Walker
Married in September 2019
March 2020
Absolutely amazing!
Absolutely amazing! We had so many comments about how brilliant you were and how you didn’t miss a note. The music was perfect for the setting and really made for a lovely atmosphere. Thank you so much xx.
Laura Sturridge
Married in September 2019
March 2020
Cannot recommend him enough!
Chris played at our wedding and helped create such a lovely atmosphere with the music he played throughout our wedding breakfast. Cannot recommend him enough!
Stuart Dryburgh
Married in September 2019
March 2020
Highly recommend
Great communication prior to the event. Great service on the day. Polite, friendly and very professional. Highly recommend.
Natalie Murray
Married in September 2019
March 2020
Chris was an absolute professional
Chris was an absolute professional and all our guest commented on how wonderfully he played. It really added to the atmosphere of the day. Thanks for making our day so special. Natalie and Phil
Caroline Holland
Wedding: September 2019
March 2020
Chris was exceptional
Chris was exceptional at my son's wedding last weekend. He determined which music suited the guests best, and played during the wedding breakfast which all the guests thought was brilliant. The service he provided was stressfree which meant we could just sit back and enjoy the wedding!
Location & Contact Details

Address

40 Mountford Drive, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 6TA, England

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (7)

Royal College of Music Upbeat Magazine
Fanfare Magazine USA
Incorporated Society of Musicians Music Journal
Brides Magazine
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine
Musical Opinion
International Record Review

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians

Industry Awards (2)

Finalist and Prizewinner - Brant International Piano Competition
Divine Art Album of the Month
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding has its own unique memories, but one of the most memorable experiences for me occurred when I played for the Royal Family's Director of Travel. After I had finished playing the themes from the "633 Squadron" and "Battle of Britain" films, we were all treated to a unforgettable low level aerobatic display by a Spitfire that flew in specially. I'll never forget the incredible sound and spectacle of the aircraft swooping over our heads at tree top level!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Romantic (obviously with my company name being "Romantic Piano")! - Versatile - Easy going - Friendly - Diligent

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm quite proud of my online customer reviews, of which there are over 200. It takes a bit of time and effort for customers to add a review, so I'm always very grateful when they do. I think independent reviews can really helps couples to make an informed decision when they are faced with so many options.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

A rather boring answer, but I believe that booking wedding insurance is really important for all couples who are investing hard-earned cash in their big day. If I'm allowed to sneak in a 2nd tip I would also recommend aiming to "put your feet up" and relax at least 7 days before the wedding. That way, you can just focus on enjoying the final run-up to the big day without stressing too much.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I've seen many lovely personal moments at weddings over the years, but one of the my favourites was at Kilworth House in Leicestershire. It's always a special moment when the bride arrives at the venue, but at this particular wedding the groom had specially arranged for her to be greeted by a guard of honour from the Grenadier Guards (the groom and his friends were footmen for Her Majesty the Queen). The pomp and ceremony made the wedding even more memorable and spectacular.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The vast majority of my enquiries come through the internet and I usually have quite long email exchanges with couples answering their queries.. I do like chatting to people though, so I always encourage couples to give me a call if they prefer. They can also come and see me in action at one of the local wedding fayres.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Everyone has different musical tastes of course, so my opinion would differ from many others. I would recommend couples always choose a song that means something to them both personally. If however, there's nothing that really comes to mind, tried and tested classics such as "At Last" or "When a Man Loves a Woman" would be a great choice.

What is your number one floor-filler?

The piano doesn't usually feature as part of the evening party, but if it did, I think Bruno Mars' "Marry You" would be a good song to start with.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Famous bands aside, I would love to go back in time and play again in the Bishop Walsh School Jazz Band. We had so much fun!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

To be honest, I love everything from Palestrina to Pink, so it would be very difficult to choose.

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