Carl the Pianist

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Verified bookings: 9
Reviews: 13
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Carl is a highly respected professional, hard working and enthusiastic pianist from Leamington Spa in the United Kingdom. His vast experience has found him in constant demand and he regularly plays for a wide variety of events throughout the UK and Europe.

Carl has performed for The BBC, ITV, The Savoy, The House of Lords, The Ministry of Defense, Hilton Group, York University, Lulworth Castle as well as hundreds of mainstream hotels and bars. Carl enjoys an eclectic and versatile musical repertoire of over 1300 pieces; he is equally comfortable playing classical music as he is the latest hits, not to mention jazz, blues, rock and pop!

His specialities include:
Easy Listening (1900-2016)
Upbeat Pop & Rock
Jazz and Cocktail
Classical (background and concert)

Carl is able to play with or without sheet music and is confident taking requests, improvising on demand as well as learning pieces from lead sheets or even an MP3 or CD.

Available for Weddings, Parties, Events, Cruises, International work etc. No event to small (or large).

13 Reviews
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Tracy Thurston-Thorpe

Dec. 2, 2017


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Kristina Saxelby

Oct. 20, 2017

Carl was professional, engaging and charismatic. The perfect pianist for the occasion, a wonderful and very talented man.

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Amy Adams

April 20, 2017

Great guy. Very professional. Had an extensive and varied repertoire. Thank you.

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Geoff Davison

Dec. 12, 2016

Carl was excellent.would. Book again


Kirtlington Hall

July 7, 2018

Great pianist! Carl played for us during the ceremony and the reception. He learned a song we requested for aisle music and also brought a microphone so that we could hear the music in the gardens. Thanks again!


Greg Cooke

June 9, 2018

Carl provided the best type of service. He made the day that extra special for me and my partner by doing such a great job. There was plenty of guests at the wedding mentioning how good Carl was also. I would highly recommend as there are no faults I could mention. Thanks again Carl!



  • How long do you play for?

    I can provide up to 4 and a half hours playing time but would normally play for the following: 2 x 50 minutes sets or 3 x 50 minutes sets or 4 x 50 minute set

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    Bookings include a discrete PA system complete with complimentary use of a microphone for announcements / speeches. Additional options include: - Battery powered setup for remote locations (piano and speakers) - LED Lighting Rig - Live song request via twitter (usually for piano bars)

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    Full Public Liability Insurence and PAT

  • How much space do you require?

    The smallest space requested is 2.5m x 2m.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    Almost certainly! I am confident taking pop, rock and jazz requests on the day but if your favourite tune is a complex classical work I would request a three-week period in which to obtain the sheet music and learn it.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    I can play up to two hours at a time without a break but would normally request: A ten-minute break for every one hours playing time.

Set List/Services

Below is a copy of my digital music book I bring to all gigs (iPad)

100 Best Songs of the 20’s and 30s Songbook
100 Greatest Pop Songs Songbook
100 Greats Pop Songs
100 of the Best Movie Songs Ever
100 of the Best Songs Ever for Keyboard Songbook
13 The Musical Score
35 Country Classics Songbook
50 Piano Greats
50 Platinum Country Hits Songbook
500 Miles
9 to 5
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square (Eb)
Abba Gold Greatest Hits Songbook
Abba The Singles Songbook
Abbey Road Scores
Against All Odds
Ain’t She Sweet
Ain’t that a shame
Aint No Sunshine
Alchemy Live
All About You
All I have to do is dream
All Shook Up
All That Jazz SongBook
All The Things You Are
All Time Favorite Songbook
All of me
All you need is love
Always on my mind
American Patrol
American Pie
Amy Winehouse - Frank Complete Album
An Die Musik
Anniversary Waltz
Anthology of Burt Bacharach. Songbook
Anything for You
Apres Un Reve
April Showers
Aretha Franklin Songbook
Aretha Franklin Songbook 2
Aretha Franklin Songbook 3
As Time Goes By
Ashokan Farewell
At Last
Audition Songs Todays Hits Songbook
Autumn Leaves
Ave Maria
Avenue Q Songbook
Baby Face
Baby I love Your Way
Back for Good
Back to Black Songbook
Bad Day
Band of Gold
Barbra Streisand Songbook
Barry Manilow Anthology
Basket Case
Beat it
Beauty And The Beast
Beauty and the Beast Songbook
Bee Gees Anthology
Beer Barrel Polka
Best in Country Music Songbook
Best of Bryan Adams Songbook
Best of The Eagles Songbook
Beyond The Sea
Big Book of Blues Songbook
Big Chart Hits Songbook
Billie Holiday Songbook
Billy Jean
Bird Dog
Blame It On Me
Blaydon Races
Bless em all
Blondie Anthology Songbook
Blowing in the wind
Blue Moon
Blue Suede Shoes
Bohemian Rhapsody
Born Free
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bright Eyes
Brown Eyed Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
Busk it - Country 184 Country Classics
But not for me
But not for me
Butterfly Waltz
Bye bye blackbird
Cabaret Songbook
California Dreaming
Call me
Camptown Races
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Can’t buy me love
Can’t smile without you
Candle in the wind
Canon in D
Canon in D
Can’t help falling in love
Carolina in my mind
Carpenters Love Songs Songbook
Carpenters Note for Note Transcriptions Songbook
Carry on up the charts Songbook
Cat Stevens Great Songs Songbook
Cats Songbook
Chariots of fire
Chart Hits of 2001/2002
Chasing Cars
Cheek to cheek
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Chet Baker Greatest Scat- Solos Songbook
Christmas Fake Songbook
Classic Rock Songbook
Closest Thing To Crazy
Cockles and Mussels
Cole Porter - The Very Best - Vol. 1
Cole Porter - The Very Best - Vol. 2
Cole Porter - The Very Best - Vol. 3
Colonel Bogey
Come Fly with Me
Come on Eileen
Could it be magic
Countin Stars
Country Classics Songbook
Country Road
Crocodile Rock
Cry me a river
Daisy Daisy (Daisy Bell)
Dance the night away
Dancing Queen
Danny Boy
David Foster the Collection Book
David Lanz The Collection Songbook
Daydream Believer
Daydream Believer
Dirty Dancing Songbook
Disco 2000
Don’t dilly dally
Don’t dilly dally
Don’t go breaking my heart
Don’t know why
Don’t sit under the apple tree
Don’t stop believing
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Don’t Stop Me Now
Down by the riverside
Down the old bull and bush
Dream a little dream
Drunken Sailor
Easiest Book of Piano Classics
East of the Sun
Eastenders Theme
Eleanor Rigby
Elvis Presley Complete Songbook
Enchantment Songbook
Endless Love
Eternal Flame
Eva Cassidy Songbird Songbook
Everything I Do
Evita Songbook
Fakebook Songbook
Fast Car
Father Ted Theme
Father and Son
Feeling Good
Fiddler on the Roof Medley
Fire and Rain
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
Fly me to the moon
For he’s a jolly good fellow
Friendly Persuasion
Fur Alina
George Michael - Ladies and Gentlemen Songbook
Georgia on my Mind
Georgy Girl
Get Lucky
Glee Cast Duets Volume 1 - 3 Songbook
Glee Songbook
Glee Songbook 2
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Good golly Miss Molly
Goodnight Sweetheart
Grease 1 Songbook
Great Balls of Fire
Greatest Hits Of 2004 2005 Songbook
Greatest Love Songs Songbook
Gymnopédie No.1
Happy Hour
Hard Days Night
Hard Days Night
Have I Told You Lately
Have you met Miss Jones
Hello Dolly
Hey Jude
Hey Laura
Hey there Delilah
High Times Singles 1992-2006 Songbook
Hit the road Jack
Hooked on Easy Piano Classics
Hopelessly Devoted to You
Hot Stuff
Hotel California
Hound Dog
House of the rising sun
How Deep Is Your Love
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi Songbook
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
I Have A Dream
I Remember You
I Say a Little Prayer
I Swear
I Think We’re Alone Now
I Vow to Thee, My Country
I almost lost my mind
I can see clearly now
I don’t know how to love him
I don’t want your freedom
I knew I loved you
I see fire
I whistle a happy tune
I will Survive
I would do anything for love
I’ll tell me ma
I’m A Believer
I’m all out of love
I’m forever blowing bubbles
I’m not the only one
I’m so excited
I’ve got a lovely bunch of cocoanuts
If I Ent Got You
If Tomorrow Never Comes
If you’re not the one
Irish Rover
Islands in the stream
Isn’t She Lovely
It had to be you
It must be love
It was almost like a song
It’s a long way to Tipperary
It’s only a paper moon
It’s Raining Men
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Jailhouse Rock
James Taylor Classic Songbook
James Taylor Songbook 2
Jar of Hearts
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring Hymn
Jesus Christ Superstar Songbook
Joni Mitchell Songbook
Just Friends
Just Friends - Solo
Just give me a reason
Just the two of us
Just the way you are
King of the road
Kingston Town
Kiss from a rose
Kissed a girl
Knees up mother brown
Lady Madonna
Lambeth Walk
Land of Hope and Glory
Leave Right Now
Les Miserables Songbook
Let It Be
Let’s Stay Together
Libro Canciones Charlotte Church Songbook
Life On Mars
Little Shop of Horrors Score
Live and let die
Livin’ On A Prayer
Loch Lomond
Lonely Boy
Love Foolosophy
Love changes everything
Love is all around
Love me tender
Lovesongs Songbook
MUG 1 Songbook
Mack the knife
Mad World
Make you feel my love
Mamma Mia
Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits
Mary Poppins Songbook
Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner
Melody in F
Michael Buble Songbook
Michael Jackson Dangerous Songbook
Money Money Money
Moon River
Moon Shadow
Moonlight Serenade
Most Beautiful Songs Songbook
Motown Anthology Songbook
Motown Classics Songbook
Moulin Rouge Songbook
Movie Songs Songbook
Mr Blue Sky
Mr Brightside
Music Box Dancer
Music music music
My Fair Lady Songbook
My Bonnie Lies over the ocean
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On
My fair Lady Songbook
Nearer My God to Thee
Never had a dream come true
New Chart Hits Songbook
Nina- Simone
No Matter What - Boyzone (A)
Nut Rocker - B.Bumble & The Stingers (G)
Oh Susanna (C)
Oh Susanna (G)
Oh What A Night - The Four Seasons (C)
Oh what a beautiful morning (Eb)
One Moment in Time - Jane Macdonald (C)
One Of Us - Joan Osborne (F#m)
Ordinary People - John Legend (Bb)
Otis- Redding- Greatest- Hits-84- Pvg
Pack Up Your Troubles (G)
Pack up your troubles (F)
Panis Angelicus - Charlotte Church (A)
Pappa can you hear me - Charlotte Church (Dm)
Patsy Cline Songbook
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly ) C
Penny Lane - The Beetles (G)
People will say we’re in love (G)
Perfect - Fairground Attraction (D)
Phantom of the Opera (Conductor’s Score)
Photograph - Ed Sheeran (E)
Piano Sheet Book The Great Songs of The Police
Piano- Classics
Pie Jesu - Charlotte Church (Ab)
Poetry in motion - Pat Boone (F)
Pompeii - Bastille (G)
Pop Divas of the New Millenium
Pop- Hits
Popular- Songs- Really- Easy- Piano-pdf
Porgi- Amor - Mozart (Eb)
Prelude, The best of Charlotte Church Songbook
Pretty Woman - Roy O
Price Tag - Jessie J (F)
Promise Me - Beverly Craven (Cm)
Rent (Book)
Return To Sender - Elvis Presley (C)
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley & His Comets (F)
Roll out the barrel
Rolling in the deep - Adelle (Cm)
Roxanne - The Police (Gm)
Runaway - The Coors (F)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Piano Solo Collection
Santa Lucia (C)
Satin Doll (Dm)
Save the best til last - Bisto (Eb)
Saw her standing there - The Beetles (E)
Seasons Of Love - Rent (Bb)
Seven Years - Lukas Graham (Bb)
She’ll be coming around the mountain (G)
She’s Always a Woman - Billy Joel (Eb)
She’s Electric - Oasis (E)
Show The People - James Taylor (F)
Show me the way to go home (G)
Side by side (C)
Silent Worship - Handel (G)
Simon Garfunkel Greatest Hits
Simon and Garfunkel Hits Songbook
Simply- Red- Greatest- Hits- Songbook
Singing in the rain (Eb)
Singing the blues (D)
Sit Down - James (E)
Sittin on the dock of the bay - Otis Reading (G)
Slow boat to China (Bb)
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye (Am)
Somebody To Love - Queen (Ab)
Someday my prince will come
Someone Like You - Adelle (A)
Someone to watch over me (Eb)
Something Stupid - Sinatra (G)
Somewhere Only We Know - Lilly Alan (Bb)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Eb)
Somewhere out there - Linda Ronstat (C)
Sonata No. 14 - Moonlight - Beethoven (C#m)
Sonata No. 8 “ Pathetique” Movement 2 - Beethoven (Ab)
Sonata Pathetque - Beethoven (Ab)
Song For Guy - Elton John (C)
Songbook 150 Most Beautiful Songs Piano, Vocal, Guitar Book
Songbook- Chart- Hits-2012-2013
Songs for a New World Piano Vocal Score
Spandau- Ballet- The- Best- Of
Spring Song - Mendelssohn (A)
Stand by me - Ben E King (A)
Standards In C
Stay - Rihanna (C)
Stay Another Day - East 17 (D)
Stay with me - Sam Smith (Am)
Stuck on you (F)
Summer Nights - Grease (D)
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams (D)
Sunny (C)
Sunny side of the street (C)
Sunrise - Norah Jones (Eb)
Sunset Boulevard (Book)
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (G)
Sweet Baby James - James Taylor (D)
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (D)
Sweet Charity - Piano Conductor Score
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses (D)
Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns and Roses (D)
Sweet Georgia Brown (E)
Take Five (Ebm)
Take Me To Church - Hozier (Em)
Take on me - A ha (Dm)
Take the A train (C)
Tea for Two
Teddy Bear - Elvis (C)
Teenager in love - Dion and the Belmonts 1959 (A)
Thank You For The Music - Abba (D)
Thank You for Being a Friend - Andrew Gold (G)
That’ll be the day - Buddy Holly (C)
The All Time Best Collection
The All Time Best Collection Volume 3
The Ashgrove
The Best in Country Music Album
The Best of David Foster Songbook
The Best of Earth Wind and Fire Songbook
The Best of Patsy Cline Songbook
The Best of Toto Songbook
The Big Book of Soul Songbook
The Collection of Country Music Songbook
The Colors Of Wind
The Crucifixion
The Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais)
The Frank Sinatra Anthology
The George Benson Songbook
The Greatest Hits of the 80s and 90s
The Greatest Love Songs of the 21st Century Songbook
The Greatest Love Songs of the 70s
The Greatest Love Songs of the 80s
The Greatest Love Songs of the 90s
The John Lennon Collection Songbook
The Lady is a Tramp
The Motown Era Songbook
The Nearness of You
The New Eagles Complete
The New Eagles Complete Songbook
The Original Legal Musician
The Prayer - Charlotte Church (A)
The Sound of Music Songbook
The Tide Is High - Atomic Kitten (C)
The Ultimate Pop & Rock
The Ultimate Pop Rock
The Very Best of Abba Volume 1 Songbook
The Very Best of Abba Volume 2 Songbook
The Very Best of Cat Stevens
The Very Best of Elvis Costello Songbook
The Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler (Bb)
The Wizard of Oz Songbook
The best songs ever Songbook
The ultimate BROADWAY
The way you look tonight (F)
The- Best- Classic- Rock- Songs- Ever
There will never be another you (Cm)
They’ll always be an England (F)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (D)
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran (D)
This Years Love - David Gray (Db)
Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton (B)
Three Steps to Heaven (C)
Three Times a Lady - Lionel Richie (Ab)
Thriller - Michael Jackson (C#m)
Tico Tico (Am)
Tie a yellow ribbon (F)
Time of Your Life- Green Day (G)
Time of my life - Dirty Dancing (E)
Titanium - David Guetta (Cm)
Today- Chart- Hits
Top Of The World - Carpenters (Bb)
Toto Past to Present Songbook
Travelling Without Moving Jamiroquai Songbook
Try a little tenderness (C)
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (C)
Two Beds and a Coffee Machine - Savage Garden (A)
Ultimate 80’s Songs - Piano, Vocal, Guitar Book
Underneath the arches (Ab)
Unfaithful - Rihanna (Cm)
Unforgettable (G)
Unforgettable Music Memories Songbook
Use Somebody - King of Leon (C)
VA- Essential- Audition- Songs-for- Female- Vocalists- Pop- Divas
Various- Artists-1- Adult- Contemporary- Hits-of-the- Nineties
Viva La Vida - Coldplay (Db)
Viva la Vida - Coldplay (Fm)
Vol 40 Timeless Jazz Classics
Wake me up before you go - Wham (C)
Walk of life - Dire Straits (E)
Water Under Bridges
Waterloo - Abba (D)
We’ll meet again (G)
West Side Story - Complete Score (Lyric And Piano)
What’s Up – 4 Non-Blondes (A)
When I Fall in Love (Cm)
When I’m cleaning windows (G)
When Irish eyes are smiling (C)
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating (G)
When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio (C)
When you’re smiling (Bb)
Where do I begin - Love Story (Gm)
Where ever you will go - The Calling (C)
White Cliffs Of Dover - Walter Kent (Eb)
White cliffs of Dover (Eb)
Wicked (Full Book)
Wicked (Music Only)
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye (C)
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles (C)
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (G)
Wonderwall - Oasis (Gbm)
Work- Song- Gregory- Porter-pdf
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles (G)
Yesterday once more - The Carpenters (E)
You Know I’m No Good
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban (Eb)
You are my sunshine (C)
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt (Eb)
You’re still the one - Shania Twain (Eb)
You’re the one that I want - Grease (Am)
You’ve got a friend - James Taylor (A)
Your Song - Elton John (Eb)
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