Wedding pianist and rock/pop keyboard player, Alex Crowe, has been playing for over 40 years. (Although not continuously.)
During that time, he has played quietly in hotels and restaurants, loudly on big stages, written music for theatre and TV, recorded with numerous bands and met some famous people. Today, he lives in the Dordogne in southwest France, where he plays weddings, parties and events as a soloist, in a couple of duos, and in Dordogne wedding and party band, SouthWest.
Solo piano for the wedding ceremony and cocktails
Alex’s extensive repertoire of classical melodies, contemporary songs and jazz standards makes him ideal for the ceremony and cocktail party. He brings a small pa and is happy to change location during the day.
For the wedding service, Alex typically plays:
- Calming music while guests seat themselves
- A special request for the wedding processional
- Something classical for the signing of the register
- An upbeat love song for the recessional
Wedding music for the garden party
Over drinks, you and your guests will enjoy a beautiful selection of songs by Norah Jones, Ray Charles, Ed Sheeran, Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. Plus film and TV themes, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lennon and McCartney, Seal, and more – as you will see on the set list.
Given sufficient warning, Alex is also happy to arrange a special song for your Big Day.
Wedding pianist with cellist, double bassist and vocalist
Alex plays in a duo with Phyllipa, who brings cello, double bass, voice and more to the party. Since leaving the Royal College of Music, Phyllipa has recorded and toured nonstop, and was recently hailed as one of the top five wedding acts in France.
The Piano & C
And now with Samantha Bramley
In 2018, Alex also teamed up with established wedding ‘cellist, Samantha Bramley. The Bramley-Crowe set offers over two hours of gorgeous classical, contemporary and jazz instrumentals you will want at your wedding – inside or out.