Set lists for wedding pianist, jazz duo and full live rock/pop band

As a wedding pianist, Alex is happy to play during the wedding ceremony (typically, while the guests are being seated, walking down the aisle, the signing and as the bride and groom leave). He also has a carefully chosen set list of jawdroppingly beautiful melodies that are ideal for cocktails and even during dinner.

For those wanting the full list of wedding options, Alex is also plays in the jazz-oriented duo, Soupçon, with incredible double-bass player/cellist/jazz vocalist Phyll. And in the Dordogne’s ultimate, five-piece, rock/pop wedding band – SouthWest.

Here are some sample set lists for all three lineups. There is never enough time to play every song. So if you are booking Alex as a wedding pianist, with Soupçon or SouthWest, and would love to hear particular songs, please mention them when you email.

Wedding pianist set list

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The solo piano set lists suits cocktails and banquets. (Singalongs are not unknown.)

Thinking out loud – written by Ed Sheeran (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Rocket Man – written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Autumn Leaves – composed by Joseph Kosma (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Georgia on my mind – written by Hoagy Carmichael (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

More Than Words – written by Freddy Curci and Steve DeMarchi (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Come away with me – written by Norah Jones  (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

La Vie en Rose – written by Marguerite Monnot and Louis Guglielmi (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

It must be love – written by Madness (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Fly Me To The Moon – written by Bart Howard (Hear a snippet)

Gymnopédie No. 1 – composed by Erik Satie (Hear a snippet)

Don’t Know Why – written by Jesse Harris (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

I wish I knew how it would feel to be free – written by Billy Taylor (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

All of Me – written by John Legend (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Somewhere Only We Know – written by Tim Rice-Oxley (Hear a snippet

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Your wedding pianist for the whole event: entrance, signing, leaving, cocktails and meal.

We Have All The Time in the World – written by John Barry and Hal David (Hear a snippet)

The Nearness Of You – written by Hoagy Carmichael (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Life on Mars – written by David Bowie (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Comptine d`un autre été – composed by Yann Tiersen (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Killer Queen – written by Freddie Mercury (Hear a snippet)

Killing Me Softly – written by Charles Fox (Hear a snippet)

Take me to church – written by Hozier (Hear a snippet)

She’s Always a Woman – written by Billy Joel (Hear a snippet)

I Get A Kick Out Of You – written by Cole Porter (Hear a snippet)

Your Song – written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin (Hear a snippet)

We Are The Champions – written by Freddie Mercury (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Back to Black – written by Amy Winehouse (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Summertime – written by George & Ira Gershwin (Hear a snippet)

One Flight Down – written by Jesse Harris (Hear a snippet)

All of Me – written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons (Hear a snippet)

Left Bank Two – written by Wayne Hill (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

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Extreme piano – with an extension lead, music is available anywhere…

Play The Game – written by Freddie Mercury (Hear a snippet)

Promenade Sentimentale – composed by Vladimir Cosma (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – written by Elton John and Tim Rice (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

In My Life – written by John Lennon (Hear a snippet)

La Valse D’Amelie – composed by Yann Tiersen (Hear a snippet)

What A Wonderful World – written by Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss (Video tutorial)

Kiss From A Rose – written by Seal

Chasing Cars – written by Gary Lightbody (Video tutorial)

The Lonely Man – written by Stanley Myers (Hear the beginning)

Blackbird – written by Paul McCartney (Hear a snippet) (Video tutorial)

Somebody To Love – written by Freddie Mercury

Don’t Stop Me Now – written by Freddie Mercury

Jeux Interdits – Author unknown

You are my sunshine – written by The Rice Brothers

Prelude in C – (possibly) written by Anna Magdalena Bach

Cavatina – written by Stanley Myers

My baby just cares for me – written by Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas

All the things you are – written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II

Soupçon duo/trio/quartet set list

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The duo set list has a strong Latin, jazzy feel, with songs in English, French and Spanish.

The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos JobimVinicius de Moraes (Portuguese lyrics), Norman Gimbel (English lyrics)

La Vie en Rose – Marguerite Monnot and Louis Guglielmi

Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma

Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps – Osvaldo Farrés, Joe Davis (English lyrics)

Georgia on my mind – Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell

It must be love – Labi Siffre

Fly Me To The MoonBart Howard

Don’t Know WhyJesse Harris

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Billy Taylor

More Than WordsFreddy Curci and Steve DeMarchi 

SummertimeGeorge & Ira Gershwin

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We’ve got a really good feeling about this piano, double bass & vocal duo…

I Get A Kick Out Of YouCole Porter

Somewhere Only We KnowTim Rice-Oxley

Killing Me SoftlyCharles FoxNorman Gimbel

Mercedez BenzJanis Joplin, Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth 

Life on Mars – David Bowie

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Just a Gigolo – Leonello CasucciJulius Brammer

All of Me – Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons

These Boots are Made for Walking – Lee Hazlewood

A New EnglandBilly Bragg

Back to BlackAmy Winehouse

Dance me to the end of love – Leonard Cohen

My Baby Just Cares For Me – Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn

Daydream – John Sebastian

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Chan-ChanCompay Segundo

SouthWest rock/pop cover band set list

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The rock/pop covers set list includes something for everyone.

In the midnight hour (The Commitments)

I’m a believer (The Monkees)

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Proud Mary (Credence Clearwater Revival)

Stuck in the middle with you (Stealers Wheel)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Walking By Myself (Gary Moore)

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Alex also plays the keyboard in the Dordogne’s wedding, party and event band: SouthWest.

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Day Tripper (The Beatles)

Alright (SupergrassSee some video Hear a clip

Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Route 66 (The Rolling Stones)

 Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Another one bites the dust (Queen)

Good times (Chic)

Let’s Dance (David Bowie)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)

Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)

I Saw Her Standing There (The BeatlesSee a video from 2015

Hotel California (The Eagles)

Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)

Modern Love (David Bowie)

 You Can’t Hurry Love (Phil Collins)

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No gig too big – SouthWest rocking the Fête de la Musique in Sarlat, in 2014.

Lust for Life (Iggy Pop)

Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)

Long train running (The Doobie Brothers)

Mustang Sally (The Commitments)

These boots are made for walking (Nancy Sinatra)

Kiss (Tom Jones) 2016 party video

Sex bomb (Tom Jones)

Purple Rain (Aynsley Lister)

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)

Don’t stop me now (Queen)

Are you gonna go my way? (Lenny Kravitz)

Take me to the river (The Commitments)

Get Back (The Beatles)

Lady Madonna (The Beatles)

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)

Bad case of loving you (Robert Palmer)

All Right Now (Free)

New songs for 2017

Jump (Van Halen)

Message in a bottle (The Police)

Locked out of heaven (Bruno Mars)

Walk this way (Aerosmith)

Break on through (The Doors)

Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)

Girls just wanna have fun (Robert Hazard)

Love me again (John Newman)

Shut up and dance (Walk the moon)

Anything is possible. You just have to decide what you want and when, and leave the rest to the performers. All lighting and pa is included, with very few requirements on the part of the venue or planner.

You might also want to ask about an ex-Paris night club live-mixing DJ partner who can keep you and your guests on the dance floor. All. Night. Long.

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