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

As a wedding pianist, Alex is often asked to play during the ceremony (while guests are being seated, for the Bride’s entrance, the signing of the Register and the Recessional). He also has a lovingly chosen set list of wonderful songs and melodies that are perfect for cocktails.

If you are looking for a wedding pianist plus, Alex plays in several duos and a couple of bands, including the Dordogne’s own SouthWest. Set lists are under constant review, but here is an idea of what previous clients have enjoyed…

Wedding pianist set list

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The wedding pianist set list suits cocktail parties 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

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)

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)

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

Cantaloupe Island – written by Herbie Hancock

Caravan – written by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington

Take 5 – written by Paul Desmond

Sous le ciel de Paris – written by Hubert Giraud and Jean Dréjac

Tu verras – written by Claude Nougaro

Piano & Cello etc. jazz(ish) duo set list

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The Piano & Cello etc. set list has a strong jazzy feel, with songs in English and French.

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

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

SouthWest rock/pop cover band set list

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The rock/pop set list from SouthWest includes something for everyone.

Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Get Lucky (Daft Punk)

Happy (Pharrell Williams)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Alright (SupergrassSee some video Hear a clip

I’m a believer (The Monkees)

Another one bites the dust (Queen)

Good times (Chic)

Stuck in the middle with you (Stealers Wheel)

Locked out of heaven (Bruno Mars)

Love me again (John Newman)

Route 66 (The Rolling Stones)

Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)

Modern Love (David Bowie)

Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)

Proud Mary (Credence Clearwater Revival)

Superstition (Stevie Wonder)

Day Tripper (The Beatles)

I Saw Her Standing There (The BeatlesSee a video

Misirlou (Pulp Fiction)

Hotel California (The Eagles)

Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)

Shut up and dance (Walk the moon)

Mustang Sally (The Commitments)

Message in a bottle (The Police)

Let’s Dance (David Bowie)

Jump (Van Halen)

Honky Tonk Woman (The Rolling Stones)

Walk this way (Aerosmith)

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)

Break on through (The Doors)

Lady Madonna (The Beatles)

Seven Nation Army (Ben l’Oncle Soul)

Bad case of loving you (Robert Palmer)

Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)

Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones)

All Right Now (Free)

Hey Jude (The Beatles)

Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)

Smoke on the water (Deep Purple)

Sympathy for the devil (The Rolling Stones)

Come together (The Beatles)

Take me to the river (The Commitments)

Get Back (The Beatles)

The Joker (Steve Miller Band)

Heard it through the grapevine (Marvin Gaye)

Won’t get fooled again (The Who)

In the midnight hour (The Commitments)

Long train running (The Doobie Brothers)

If you are booking Alex as a soloist, in a duo or with SouthWest, and would love to hear a particular song, please mention it when you email and we’ll see what we can do.

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