Jonny Kerry has become one of the most in-demand Accordion players in the UK, and plays many different styles of music including Gypsy Jazz, French Musette, Bossa Nova, Tango, Italian Folk, and Classical music to a high standard. He has studied with some of the worlds top Accordionists including Frank Petrilli (USA) and Richard Galliano (Paris). Jonny has performed at hundreds of events around Europe including concerts with his Jazz quartet which he also sings in, weddings, on the BBC period drama 'The Peaky Blinders', for the Prince of Monaco, Warner records and on SAGA's brand new five star cruise ship 'The Spirit Of Discovery'.
His music creates a European, relaxed atmosphere which makes him a perfect choice to provide background music at a wedding, café, restaurant, bar or private party. If you are look for main evening entertainment with vocals please see Jonny's band 'The Jonny Kerry Quartet'.
Jonny was destined to follow in the footsteps of his musical family. His parents played in a country and western band, his grandparents played in the Salvation Army band and his great-grandfather was an accordionist.
Recent Clients Include:
• The BBC 'Peaky Blinders' period drama series
• The Conran shop PR Event, Chelsea, London• John Lewis
• Café Rouge ( Residency )
• SAGA Cruise ships
• the Southwell Folk Festival
• Port Elliot Festival
• Nottingham Contemporary Art Centre
• The National Centre for Craft and Design.
Adam Smith (Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division)• Jan. 28, 2018
Jonny played at our Junior Lawyer Parisian themed ball. Everyone was delighted with Jonny's music and he really made it a special evening. I would highly recommend this talented musician to anyone looking to add a touch of class to an evening or for adding a different touch to an event.
Mirabel (Birthday party)• Jan. 27, 2018
Thank you so much for adding a touch of class to my 40th celebrations, it was perfect, loved every minute and wouldn't hesitate to book Jonny again. Look no further, he's the accordionist for your event!
Lewis Andrews (Wedding)• Jan. 6, 2018
Absolutely Fantastic. Jonny played at our wedding and everybody loved him. The French style music he played was exactly what we wanted and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Jonny was playing in Nottingham that evening but managed to come to Cambridge and play for us on our special day. What a nice chap. thank you Jonny.
Kate and Tom Judge• Nov. 24, 2017
Jonny played during the drinks reception at our marquee wedding a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely brilliant. Not only was he entirely professional, but he played a variety of great tunes solidly for several hours straight. We would definitely recommend him.
Victoria Bowman (Wedding on Dartmoor in Devon)• Sept. 30, 2017
Jonny was just what I was after for our country wedding- beautiful background music that suited our style and theme perfectly. On another note, he has been a delight to deal with from start to finish. I would highly recommend him and would love to work with him again. Thank you so much Jonny!
Claire & Tom (Wedding)• Sept. 16, 2017
Jonny played at our wedding, and we - and all the guests - loved his music. He created a great atmosphere, which was perfect for our garden and marquee setting. We had a number of French guests, and they were very impressed with his repertoire. Wonderful!
How long do you play for?
2 x 45 minute sets or one set without a short break
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have speakers that have been PAT tested, however I prefer to play acoustically
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes I am fully insured
How much space do you require?
3 square meters, however I mainly wander among the guests as I play
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Of course I am happy to learn a request free of charge
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I usually take one short break of 10 minutes or so, but I am also happy to play straight through if this works better.
Where is your instrument from?
My Victoria accordion is one of the best quality instruments you can buy and was purchased in person at the factory in Castelfidardo, Italy.
• The Amelie film songs
• Up theme tune
• You've got a friend in me (Toy Story)
• I can't help falling in love with you (Elvis)
• Isn't she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
• The Godfather theme
• Ambiance Mussettienne
• Under Paris skies
• La Foule
• Tico Tico
• Fly me to the moon
• Joseph Joseph
• Monti Czardas
• Padam Padam
• songe d'automne
• Many more…