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David Nelson
Hebden Bridge pianist, composer and teacher

Weddings, civil partnerships, other celebrations

Add an extra touch of class to your wedding or civil partnership; whilst your guests mingle beautiful piano music is played in the background.

Before your big day you we’ll have an hour-long consultation either by telephone, or if you live near to my home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in your own, or my, home. You can discuss the possibility of me playing pieces that are your personal favourites.

Classically trained, I’m is also a jazz pianist and can turn my hands to songs from the shows, Beatles numbers, boogie-woogie — my repertoire is huge.

Click the arrow to hear me play an excerpt from You go to my head (by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie)

Click the arrow to hear me play an excerpt from Rachmaninov’s Prelude no 5, opus 23

David had a great repertoire which we were allowed to customize, and even make suggestions/requests for particular songs that were special to us. I requested quite an unusual song from a dance music background as a surprise for my husband and specifically asked it to be turned into a slower classical piano version, and I did wonder if I had asked too much and if it was even possible! But the song was played beautifully, just as I had imagined and it went down brilliantly with the guests too who recognised the tune! His piano music really added an extra dimension to that part of our day and made it extra special. Sadie and Paul, Ilkley

Thank you for making our day so special, the piano music was just what we hoped for and it was particularly special during the ceremony. Gemma and Kileo, Leeds

Dave was a complete superstar and breezed through a fantastic array of classic numbers that added a real touch of magic to our evening. He entertained everyone brilliantly and even seemed to be enjoying himself – despite much raucous singing along and terrible dancing! Esther and Tamar, Lancaster

Dave is an amazingly versatile pianist whose playing is really at one with the piano. He can be the life and soul of the party, or subtly give a sense of atmosphere to an occasion. He played for a couple of hours during our reception and brought a unique touch of magic to our wedding. Richard and Marion, Yorkshire

FEES
I charge £300 for the day, plus travel (travel costs are included for events within a 25-mile radius of my home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire).

For events taking place close to my home the cost may be less if I’m is only required for a few hours. Email to enquire or call 01422 843315.

I’ll will bring my Yamaha keyboard and amplifier. If the venue has a piano I may be able to play that; tuning will be required in advance.