Have you thought about the music for your day?
Simon Jordan - The Most Versatile Pianist in the UK
Simon Jordan is a pianist who can any tune and is available to hire for your day.
Your wedding should reflect your musical tastes...
Simon Jordan is a full-time professional pianist covering weddings and events all over England and Wales. He has more than thirty years experience playing professionally and currently plays at around a hundred and fifty weddings and events every year.
- You Pick The Music I Play
Simon has worked for BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 3. He can play hundreds of pieces of music, from Beyonce to Bach to Bollywood. He has perfect pitch and can play almost any tune by ear
- Hear Me Play Before The Day
Hook up with Simon on Skype or FaceTime at any point before your big day to hear your ceremony music being performed – and prepare for those lifelong memories when you walk down the aisle
- A True Wedding Professional
Simon has played for hundreds of weddings, and knows when to play – and when to shut up…
- Full liaison with the venue staff
Simon treats every wedding as if it were his own – liaising weeks in advance with venue staff, arriving early with time to spare, and not leaving anything to chance
- Yamaha artist
Simon travels with two Yamaha stage pianos, and full PA and lighting set up should you need it
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Pianist at Your Wedding Ceremony
As your guests settle into their seats
Simon’s music subtly sets an elegant and distinguished tone for the day.
The Bride’s Entrance
The bride enters the ceremony room, beautifully accompanied by with some music she has picked out herself. It finishes at exactly the right moment.
This should be the first thing you think about when choosing your music.
It’s the first thing your guests will remember, and is the first thing you will hear on all the videos.
And it’s the track that will set the tone for the whole day.
Here are some of the most requested tracks to be played by pianist Simon Jordan in the last year:
- A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
- Canon – Pachelbel
- River Flows in You – Yiruma
- Here Comes the Bride
- Here Comes the Sun
- One Day Like This – Elbow
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
- All Of Me – John Legend
Thinking about the length of your aisle and how far you have to travel. How fast will you walk in your dress? Will you send bridesmaids, matron of honour etc before you? Pick a tune that will make a statement during the time you will take getting to the priest or celebrant.
Hiring a live musician like Simon Jordan means the performance will be tailored exactly to the time you take, and be beautifully timed so it finishes on exactly the right note!
Signing the Register
Simon can entertain the guests or provide a gentler musical background to encourage a long-awaited photo opportunity!
As the register is signed, your witnesses are called up and add their own details.
Then the photographer takes charge – and some photographers take a long time!
Pictures of the couple, the couple with their parents, the couple with their witnesses, the couple with best man etc – and then the all-important paparazzi shots, where the guests take their turn. Some of them have been waiting a long time!
The wedding guests have about ten minutes to wait – about half the length of the ceremony so far. So you will need to keep them entertained, or it will be difficult to get them seated again so the ceremony can be drawn to a close.
You can select some important tracks to keep them entertained (and seated, and quiet!).
Here I offer my brides no strict guidelines apart from “choose the songs you most want to listen to” – you will be seated, relaxed and smiling for most of this period with a chance to enjoy the music! It’s also the music that you will be sharing with your guests, as they will be doing the same thing.
As the wedding party and guests depart, Simon performs specially arranged celebratory music of their choosing.
After the entrance music, it’s the most important choice you’ll make for the ceremony: the track accompanying the departure of the married couple – and the guests.
This music sets the celebratory tone for the rest of the day, says all about you as a couple (not as two single people any more!) and has to be loud and active enough to be heard above the applause!
Here are some popular choices:
- One Day Like This – Elbow
- Spring from “The Four Seasons” – Vivaldi
- All You Need Is Love – Beatles
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
- Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
- Wedding March
- Greatest Day – Take That
- Rule The World – Take That
Wedding Drinks Reception / Canapes
Simon plays background music that can encourage your guests to mingle while the bride and groom are elsewhere with the photographer. Spur-of-the-moment requests are very happily taken!
Music of any style and background to keep the conversation flowing and the party mood continuing as your guests sit down to eat together
Simon can provide a digital stage piano which can be relocated as the action moves from room to room of your venue