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Bride and Groom's comments
-Originally James was referred to us by a mutual contact as a potential pianist for our wedding day in January 2015. We then went on to listen to some of his music on soundcloud. From that moment it was clear James' music was very unique and super special. James does not just play, he interprets and puts his own spin on the music. Out of the 3 pianists we had originally short-listed there was literally no comparison, James was heads and shoulders above the rest.
Not only is James a super pianist he is a true gentleman and a pleasure to do business with. James literally made our ceremony and reception. At one stage most of the guests were gathered around the piano just listening to him play! We had so many comments and positive words of feedback to say how amazing the music was.
Can't recommend him highly enough for any type of event. Now I have to sort out another event just so we can have an excuse to hire him again!
Mr & Mrs Robinson
Oli & Bianca
Ceremony & Drinks Reception Piano at Broad Oaks Country House Hotel, Windermere
-If you're looking for something extra special then having James play the piano at your ceremony is it!! From start to finish James listened to everything we wanted, his service was seamless and the dance floor was never empty!!
Mr & Mrs Frewin
Simon & Alice
Ceremony Piano at Cannon Hall, DJ Service at Cawthorne Village Hall
-James's service is excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. He has a very wide selection of modern and contemporary music; all beautifully transposed for piano and keeping up with modern trends. He played Tom Odell's 'Real Love' for my fiancé to walk down the aisle followed by some Ed Sheeran for the signing of the register and then to finish off he managed to pull off Pharell's 'Happy' to walk back up the aisle!
James's kit is professional but mobile and he was then able to move into the bar area to entertain our guests during the drinks reception. Everyone enjoyed his playing and I had a number of very positive comments from guests.
If anyone is looking for a modern pianist for their wedding or other function, I'd highly recommend James. It's worth going to listen to him play at The Spiced Pear in Hepworth where he plays their baby grand piano regularly. My fiancé and I went to listen to meet with him there before our wedding and as soon as we heard James play, we were sold.
Thanks James, it was a real pleasure to have you play at our wedding.
Mr & Mrs Walker
Chris & Holly
Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception at Wood Hall Hotel, North Yorkshire
- James' musical contribution to our wedding was sensational. He played his beautiful piano during our champagne reception and wedding breakfast, and filled the room with the most magical and elegant ambiance. He then played with his band The Fabulous BB Kings who were absolutely out of this world! They got every single guest dancing and singing - it was such a party! James then continued to the end of the evening with his DJ set. Songs were perfectly chosen to keep the party atmosphere going and he knew the crowd so well. James has honestly been the kindest, most helpful, professional person to work with during the planning of our wedding. He invited us to his lovely home to discuss our musical tastes and preferences to personalise our special day. He arrived at 7.30am on the morning to set up his equipment. Unlike so many other vendors, James replied promptly to emails and questions. So many of our guests have commented on how his music added sparkle to our day. I cannot recommend James Hey Piano more highly. He made our day perfect. Thank you so much James.
Mr & Mrs Smith
Emma & Tom
Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast, Band & DJ Service for a Marquee Wedding, Holmfirth
- From Initial contact right through to our wedding day, James was professional, helpful and provided a fantastic service. We booked James for piano and DJ service both of which were faultless. We would recommend James to anyone and will definitely be booking James for any futures parties / events we have.
Mr & Mrs Thompson
Ben & Jemma
Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast & DJ Service at The Timble Inn, nr Harrogate
-James played at our wedding recently. He was amazing. He played a wide range of song and all fantastic and the guests thought so too. We would highly recommend for any wedding. He also helped us to choose the music when we struggled to choose.
Mr & Mrs Partington
Emma & Paul
Church Wedding Ceremony, followed by Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast at The Fleece Inn, Ripponden
-Absolutely brilliant! He created a lovely ambience in the room during the wedding reception and wedding breakfast. Good repertoire. All our guests commented on how good James was and how much they enjoyed his playing. We would definitely recommend James to anyone!
Mr & Mrs Hamilton
Aimee & James
Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast at The Huntsman Inn, Holmfirth
-A perfect addition to our ceremony and drinks reception! Not a dry eye in the house as James played me down the aisle to Elvis Presley. And the modern songs just sounded so lovely on the piano. Big thanks!
Mr & Mrs Cooper
Charlotte & Keith
Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception at The Woodman Inn, Thunderbridge
-Having James play at our wedding made our day so perfect. From first contact via email to the end of his time with us on the day James was professional, willing and flexible. James played during our ceremony and for a couple of hours outside in the gardens of Holdsworth House (on a mega hot day!!) whilst we had photographs and drinks and was more than happy to accommodate all of our requests for specific songs to be played at certain times, even learning a new piece for Emma to walk down the aisle to. All of our guests are still telling us how amazing the 'piano man' was and how his music made the afternoon.
James was also great value for money, we would have paid a lot more to have him present as we were so impressed!!
Many thanks James for creating a wonderful atmosphere on our perfect day.
Mr & Mrs Flello
Glenn & Emma
Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception at Holdsworth House. Halifax
- James played at mine and my husbands wedding in May. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he spent time discussing options with us and learning songs especially for our day. He made a special day even more special. Our guests commented on how amazing he was and that he played any request made to him. If your looking for something to make your day that bit more amazing then James is the guy to do it. Friendly and professional but even more so a really nice guy. Book him now before someone else does :-) x
Mr & Mrs Proctor
James & Suzanne
Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast at Whitley Hall, Sheffield
-James Hey made our wedding one to remember.
James was amazing from beginning to end, he helped us choose our music as we had no idea what sounded good on the piano. It all came together perfectly on the day and the music sounded so amazing i was in tears before i'd even entered the ceremony room, it just made that perfect moment all the more special.
Six weeks on and people are still telling me how lovely the music was. James is so friendly and polite which was very important to us as wedding planning is stressful enough but he made it all so easy and fun.
I honestly can't recommend James highly enough, if you're looking for a pianist to play at your wedding or event James is your man, you won't be disappointed.
Mr & Mrs Dean
James & Katie
Wedding Ceremony at Botley Mansions, Chertsey, Surrey
-Thank you for the wonderful entertainment. Your music was superb during our wedding ceremony. In fact nobody wanted to leave and nobody wanted you to leave. We have had only positive comments about the day and without your music I doubt if our day would have been such a success. Thank you again for making our day so special and we hope we will be lucky enough to hear you play again
Mr & Mrs Deane
Liz & Ryan
Wedding Ceremony at Bagden Hall, Scissett, West Yorkshire
-James was amazing at our wedding, lots of guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the pianist and the songs he played.
James made extra special effort in learning new music that we had said we liked and played as if he had known itall his musical life!
Also James made effort to ensure he could play for us despite having other professional commitments that day (once we had heard him play and following recommendations, we decided he was the only pianist we wanted for our wedding).
We cannot emphasise enough how pleased we are at his performance, professionalism, enthusiasm and all round fantastic service.
Thank you James, for the special touch you added to our big day.
Mr & Mrs Ruttle
Sarah & Chris
Wedding Ceremony and Evening Entertainment at The Spiced Pear, Hepworth
-You totally rock!!
The music you played at our wedding was fab! Everyone has commented how good you were.
Everytime I watch the video back of the wedding it brings a tear to my eye!
You learnt all the songs we wanted to hear.
Job well done!
Mr & Mrs Varga
Aron & Zoe
Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast at Losehill House, Hope, Derbyshire
-We booked James just a few days before our New Years Eve wedding - we hadn't heard him play so it was a risk, but it was so worth it!!! He played absolutely beautifully and really picked up on the atmosphere of the room and the guests really enjoyed it. Aside from his playing and professionalism, he was very polite, respectful and flexible; also great value for money. I would highly recommend him.
Lucy & Mark
Drinks Reception at Woodlands Hotel, Leeds
-I had james play during my wedding breakfast at my wedding on friday 24th may, he was a big hit with my guests and we loved him. He played our wedding song as requested, and even offered to learn any song request we wanted prior to our event.
I would recommend james to play at your event, we are looking for another party excuse to have james play again for us
Mr & Mrs Anderson
Diane & Barrie
Wedding Breakfast at The Victoria Hotel, Manchester
-James played for our Wedding - both at the drinks reception and during the Wedding breakfast. Excellent pre / post event communication, helpful and reliable, but more importantly our guests loved his music! Thank you!
Mr & Mrs Norton
Brett & Louise
Wood Hall Hotel, Wetherby
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