Ray Snowdon

Ray is a seasoned pianist performing at weddings and events across the north east.
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About Me

I play a genuine mix of music on your wedding day making sure to include some of your favourite songs, and of course, your personal requests for your ceremony. Typically that'll include pop, rock, Motown, soul, rock'n'roll, show tunes, standards, Disney, blues, country etc. - something for everyone from 8-80!. My more popular wedding bundles start from £295
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What can I bring to the table?

While the focus for wedding music is often on the evening and a function band or DJ, live music during the daytime of a wedding creates the perfect backdrop for the arrival of your guests, your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. This can be around 4-5 hours, and adds a truly unique personal touch to your wedding day. I play a genuine mix of music on your wedding day making sure to include some of your favourite songs, and of course, your personal requests for your ceremony.
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Do I need to hire a piano for you to play?

I carry 3 pianos so music flows seamlessly on your wedding day - all setup before your first guests arrive - no moving gear - no hassle! I'll happily play indoors or outdoors at your venue, it's always nice to play a real grand piano if they're available and if you're marrying in church I can play there first before heading back for your reception and wedding breakfast at another venue!
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How will I know what it will sound like on solo piano?

I’ll record samples of your ceremony songs in advance so you get an idea of how they’ll sound on the day. This can also be helpful for the bride if she’s looking to rehearse her entrance with her bridal party!
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Can we meet or chat before the big day?

I always love meeting up or catching up on FaceTime, WhatsApp or Zoom so you can share your wedding plans, we can chat about your music likes and dislikes, I’ll share a few handy hints and advice from the piano stool, and of course I can play a few songs too.

Reviews

"From first contact to him leaving Ray was amazing. Having Ray there only added to an already great atmosphere with many of our guests commenting and praising Ray and his playing. We can’t thank Ray enough for making our day that extra bit special."
Samantha and Jamie - Tennants Garden Rooms
"We got married at Bamburgh Castle – a truly magical day and all concerned helped to make it run like clockwork. Ray played the grand piano in the Great Hall during the ceremony and his own piano during our reception drinks. His contribution was highly praised by many guests – he had to learn entirely new pieces we particularly wanted for the ceremony, and played them to perfection. In all our dealings with Ray we found him friendly and very responsive to our wishes – recommend him highly for any event."
Eirik and Wanida - Bamburgh Castle
"We booked Ray to play during the daytime of our wedding at The Parlour, Blagdon. It was a decision taken by my bride to be (Linda) in my absence but one that I am eternally grateful she took independently as it really did make the daytime special for us and all of our guests"
Linda & Darren - Parlour Blagdon
"Ray’s music gave the day a great atmosphere and many of our guests commented how good it was. Our 2 year old daughter stole the show adding a lovely touch by joining Ray to play us back down the aisle. Ray is great with children and even let our daughter have a turn playing on the piano. I’m sure she’ll be back for lessons when she’s older! We would definitely recommend Ray to anyone looking for live music at their wedding, once you meet him you’ll be sure he’s the right choice."
Paul & Jade - Horton Grange
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