Paul Rahme - Pianist for any occasion

I am a classically trained pianist, and can play from sheet music or by ear. I have over 15 years' experience playing for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, civil partnerships, dinner parties, restaurants, corporate occasions, parties, etc.

Currently living in Birmingham, I can travel to other locations in or around the Midlands. I can provide background entertainment anywhere from small house parties to large parties or wedding receptions. I also sing and/or accompany other singers while playing.

If there is not an adequate piano at the venue, I have a digital piano with a portable stand which I can bring along. The digital piano has an organ sound if required, eg. if traditional music is required during a wedding ceremony.

I play a wide variety of music, including classical, religious, jazz, showtunes, contemporary, popular, and I can take requests from guests. Examples of the songs I play are listed below.

In the event that you would like me to play a special song which I do not already know, I should be able to learn it prior to the occasion, at an additional cost (calculated against how simple the song is, ie. how long it should take me to learn).

 

PIANO ARRANGEMENTS ALBUMS

3 albums of piano arrangements have been released, and are available on both bandcamp and iTunes.

'Songs In The Key Of Trople' is a collection of songs not normally expected to be heard on a piano, ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Madonna to Metallica. 'trople' (http://www.youtube.com/trople) is the youtube username under which these songs are posted.

'Familiare: 25 Piano Arrangements From The Last 100 Years' is a larger selection of more regular, recognisable covers, ranging from Gershwin through to Snow Patrol.

'Thaumatrope' is a double-disc album: 1 disc containing unusual, unexpected "trople" style arrangements, and 1 disc containing regular, recognisable covers.

   

 

All 3 albums are available to preview / purchase here:
http://paulrahme.bandcamp.com/ or search for "Paul Rahme" on iTunes.

 

EXAMPLES OF REPERTOIRE

Below are examples of the songs I play. Click the names below to change between styles.

 

POPULAR, CONTEMPORARY

Adele
- Rolling In The Deep
- Make You Feel My Love
- Someone Like You
- Turning Tables
Air
- Alone in Kyoto
- You Make It Easy
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Alanah Myles - Black Velvet
Alanis Morisette - Head Over Feet
Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
Amy Winehouse
- Rehab
- Valerie
Annie Lennox
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
- Precious
- No More I Love Yous
- Walking On Broken Glass
- Why
Andy Williams
- Can't Take My Eyes Off You
- Music To Watch Girls By
Aretha Franklin
- R.E.S.P.E.C.T
- Say A Little Prayer
Avril Lavigne
- Complicated
- I'm With You
Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were (Memories)
Beatles
- A Hard Day's Night
- Here Comes The Sun
- Hey Jude
- I Wanna Hold Your Hand
- Let it Be
- Nowhere Man
- Norwegian Wood,
- Saw Her Standing There
- Something
- With A Little Help From My Friends
- Yesterday
- etc
Bee Gees
- How Deep Is Your Love
- Jive Talking
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Ben Folds
- Landed
- The Luckiest
Ben Howard - Only Love
Bette Midler
- The Rose
- Wind Beneath My Wings
Billy Joel
- Honesty
- Just the Way You Are
- Leningrad
- My Life
- New York State of Mind
- Pianoman
- River Of Dreams
- Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
- She's Always a Woman
- Two Thousand Years
- You May Be Right
Billy Ocean
- Love Really Hurts Without You
- When The Going Gets Tough
Bon Jovi
- Bed Of Roses
- Born To Be My Baby
- Dry County
- I'll Be There For You
- Lie To Me
- Livin' On A Prayer
- Wanted Dead Or Alive
- You Give Love A Bad Name
Bruno Mars
- Just The Way You Are
- Locked Out Of Heaven
Bryan Adams
- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
- Heaven
- Straight From the Heart
Candi Staton
- You Got The Love
- Young Hearts Run Free
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
Cat Stevens
- Morning Has Broken
- Wild World
Cee-Lo Green - Forget You
Celine Dion
- It's All Coming Back To Me Now
- My Heart Will Go On
- That's The Way It Is
- The Power Of Love
Chris De Burgh
- A Spaceman Came Travelling
- Broken Wings
- Discovery
- In A Country Churchyard
- Just Another Poor Boy
- Lonely Sky
- Missing You
- Separate Tables
- Shine On
- The Lady in Red
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Cliff Richard - Congratulations
CoCo Lee - Reflection
Coldplay
- Clocks
- Fix You
- Paradise
- Speed of Sound
- The Scientist
- Violet Hill
- Viva La Vida
Cradle Of Filth
- Cruelty Brought Thee Orchards
- Death Magick For Adepts
Crowded House
- Better Be Home Soon
- Don't Dream It's Over
- Weather With You
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Daniel Beddingfield - If You're Not The One
Dave Brubeck - Take 5
David Bowie
- Absolute Beginners
- Speed Of Life
- Starman
Deadmau5 / Kaskade - I Remember
Dean Martin - Blue Moon
Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life
Diana Ross - Stop In The Name Of Love
Dido
- Here With Me
- Thank You
Disney
- A Whole New World (Aladdin)
- Beauty And The Beast
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (The Lion King)
- Reflection (Mulan)
- Somewhere Out There (An American Tale)
Dire Straits - Private Investigations
Doctor Zhivago - Lara's Theme
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Don Maclean - American Pie
Duran Duran
- A View To A Kill
- Come Undone
- Hungry Like The Wolf
- Notorious
- Ordinary World
- Save a Prayer
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Eddie Cochrane - Summertime Blues
Ella Fitzgerald
- Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
- Every Time We Say Goodbye
- Summertime
Elvis
- Blue Suede Shoes
- Can't Help Falling in Love
- Hound Dog
- It's Now or Never
- Suspicious Minds
Elton John
- Blue Eyes
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
- Candle In The Wind
- Crocodile Rock
- Daniel
- Don't Go Breaking My Heart
- Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
- Rocket Man
- Sacrifice
- Sad Songs
- Song for Guy
- Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
- The One
- Tiny Dancer
- Your Song
Enya
- Exile
- Watermark
Eric Clapton
- Change The World
- Leyla
- Tears in Heaven
- Wonderful Tonight
Eurythmics
- Here Comes The Rain Again
- I Saved The World Today
- Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
- Sweet Dreams
- There Must Be An Angel
- Who's That Girl?
Eva Cassidy
- Autumn Leaves
- Over The Rainbow
- Songbird
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Frank Sinatra
- Fly Me To The Moon
- I've Got You Under My Skin
- My Way
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- New York New York
Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek
Games - Music from F-Zero, Final Fantasy, Mario, Metroid, Tomb Raider, Zelda, etc
Gemini - Feelings
Genesis
- Dance On A Volcano
- Entangled
- Firth of Fifth
- Follow You, Follow Me
- Invisible Touch
- Jesus He Knows Me
- Mad Man Moon
- Ripples
- Squonk
- That's All
- The Carpet Crawlers
Gershwin
- Can't Take That Away From Me
- Do What You Do
- Medley (8 songs incl Rhapsody in Blue, Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm, Lady Be Good, I've Got Rhythm, etc)
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Summertime
Gladys Knight - Midnight Train To Georgia
Glenn Miller - In The Mood
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Good Riddance (The Time Of Your Life)
Gwen Stefani - The Real Thing
Huey Lewis And The News
- If This Is It
- Stuck With You
- The Power Of Love
Infected Mushroom - Elevation
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
James Brown - I Feel Good
Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart
Jason Mraz
- I Won't Give Up
- I'm Yours
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Jessie J - Domino
Jimi Hendrix - Angel
John Denver
- Annie's Song
- Grandma's Feather Bed
- Perhaps Love
- Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Lennon - Imagine
John Williams - Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Judy Garland - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
K-Ci & JoJo - All My Life
Katy Perry - Fireworks, I Kissed A Girl
Keane
- Everybody's Changing
- This is the Last Time
- Somewhere Only We Know
Kermit The Frog - The Rainbow Connection
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See
Kylie Minogue
- All The Lovers
- I Should Be So Lucky
- In Your Eyes
- On A Night Like This
Lady Gaga
- Bad Romance
- Born This Way
- Paparazzi
- Poker Face
Lionel Richie
- Endless Love
- Hello
- I Call It Love
- My Destiny
- Say You, Say Me
- Three Times a Lady
Lonestar - Amazed
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Madonna
- Frozen
- La Isla Bonita
- Live to Tell
- Papa Don't Preach
- Secret
- Substitute for Love
- Take A Bow
- The Power Of Goodbye
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
Maroon 5
- Harder To Breathe
- Moves Like Jagger (lounge version)
- She Will Be Loved
- This Love
Marvin Gaye
- Heard It Through The Grapevine
- What's Going On?
Matt Monro - From Russia With Love
Metallica
- Enter Sandman (swing version)
- Fade To Black
- Mama Said
- Nothing Else Matters
- Sanitarium
- The Unforgiven
- To Live is To Die
Michael Bolton
- Said I Loved You But I Lied
- Soul Provider
- When A Man Loves A Woman
Muse - Sing For Absolution
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Ne-Yo
- Closer
- So Sick
Neil Diamond
- Love on the Rocks
- Hello Again
- Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone
- My Baby Just Cares For Me
- Feeling Good
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Oasis
- Don't Look Back In Anger
- The Importance Of Being Idle
- Wonderwall
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Pandora's Box
- It's All Coming Back to Me Now
- It Just Won't Quit
- Pray Lewd
- Safe Sex
Pat Boone - Moon River
Paula Cole - I Don't Wanna Wait
Patti Smith - Because the Night
Peggy Lee - Fever
Phil Collins
- A Groovy Kind of Love
- Against All Odds
- Another Day In Paradise
- One More Night
- Separate Lives
- You Can't Hurry Love
Pink Floyd
- Comfortably Numb
- Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Prince
- Purple Rain
- The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Queen
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- Crazy Little Thing Called Love
- Don't Stop Me Now
- Flash
- Friends Will Be Friends
- I Want To Break Free
- It's A Hard Life
- Somebody To Love
- The Show Must Go On
- Under Pressure
- We Are The Champions
- Who Wants to Live Forever?
- You're My Best Friend
Razorlight
- America
- Golden Touch
Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Californication
- Parallel Universe
- The Zephyr Song
- Under The Bridge
Richard Marx
- Hazard
- Right Here Waiting
Rita Coolidge - All Time High
Rod Stewart - Have I Told You Lately
Rolling Stones
- Angie
- Honky Tonk Woman
- Satisfaction
Ronan Keating - When You Say Nothing At All
Roxette
- Almost Unreal
- Fading Like a Flower
- It Must Have Been Love
- Listen To Your Heart
- Queen Of Rain
- Spending My Time
- Watercolours in the Rain
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Sarah McLachlan
- Angel
- Fallen
- Perfect Girl
- Sweet Surrender
- World on Fire
Savage Garden - Truly, Madly, Deeply
Scissor Sisters
- I Don't Feel Like Dancing
- Mary
- Take Your Mama
Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
Scouting For Girls
- She's So Lovely
- This Ain't A Love Song
Seal - Kiss From a Rose
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) - Main Theme
Sheena Easton - For Your Eyes Only
Simon and Garfunkel
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Cecilia
- Sounds of Silence
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Snow Patrol
- Chasing Cars
- Run
Soul Asylum - Runaway Train
Space Manoeuvres - Stage One
Stan Getz
- Desafinado
- The Girl From Ipanema
Stealer's Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Stereophonics
- Dakota
- Mamma Told Me Not To Come
- Maybe Tomorrow
Stevie Wonder
- I Just Called To Say I Love You
- Wish
- Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
- Superstition
Sting / The Police
- Englishman In New York
- Every Breath You Take
- Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
- Fragile
- It's Probably Me
- Shape of My Heart
Sugababes
- About You Now
- Push The Button
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
Take That
- Back for Good
- Greatest Day
- Patience
- Shine
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart
The Carpenters
- Close To You
- We've Only Just Begun
The Cranberries
- Ode To My Family
- Zombie
The Cure
- Close To Me
- The Lovecats
- Boys Don't Cry
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
The Feeling - Never Be Lonely
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Kinks
- Lola
- Sunny Afternoon
The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly
The Temptations
- Get Ready
- My Girl
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Wanted - All Time Low
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Tinita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
Tori Amos
- Carnival
- Crucify
- Precious Things
- Upside Down
- Sort of a Fairytale
Ugly Kid Joe - Cats In The Cradle
U2
- One
- Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
- With or Without You
Utada Hikaru - Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro
Van Morrison
- Brown Eyed Girl
- Moondance
Vanessa Williams - Save the Best for Last
Westlife - You Raise Me Up
Wet Wet Wet - Love is All Around
Whitney Houston
- I Will Always Love You
- Saving All My Love For You
Wilson Picket - In The Midnight Hour
Yoko Kanno
- After, In The Dark
- Beauty Is Within Us
- Voices

CLASSICAL

Bach
- Air On The G String
- Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
- Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
- Minuet In G
- Prelude in C
Beethoven
- Fur Elise
- Moonlight Sonata
- Pathetique Sonata
Classical Medley (extracts from 9 well known pieces)
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Gershwin - Preludes
Grieg - Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Liszt
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (extracts)
- Liebestraum
Mozart
- Rondo Alla Turka
- Sonata In C
Pachelbel - Canon In D
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Rachmaninoff - Variations On A Theme By Paganini
Schubert
- Ave Maria
- Impromptu No. 2 in Eb
Vivaldi - 4 Seasons - Spring (piano arrangement)

SHOWTUNES

Cats - Memories
Chess - I Know Him So Well
Grease - Grease, Greased Lightnin', Hopelessly Devoted To You, Summer Nights, You're The One That I Want, We Go Together
Hello Dolly! - Hello Dolly
Jesus Christ Superstar - I Don't Know How To Love Him
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door
Les Miserables - Bring Him Home, I Dreamed a Dream
My Fair Lady - Get Me to the Church on Time, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, With a Little Bit of Luck, Wouldn't It Be Lovely
Oliver! - Be Back Soon, Consider Yourself, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, Where Is Love?, Who Will Buy
Phantom of the Opera - Medley, All I Ask of You, Music of the Night
Rent - Seasons of Love
Rocky Horror Show - Science Fiction, Sweet Transvestite, Time Warp, etc
Sound of Music - Climb Every Mountain, Do Re Mi, Eidelweiss, My Favourite Things, The Sound of Music, etc
Wicked - For Good

TRADITIONAL, FOLK / WAR / MUSIC HALL SONGS

A Little Bit Off The Top
Ain't She Sweet
Any Old Iron
Billy Muggins
Call Round Any Old Time
Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me A Bow-Wow
Daisy, Daisy
Danny Boy
Don't Dilly-Dally On The Way
Don't Fence Me In
Down At The Old Bull And Bush
Galloping Major
Hello Dolly
I'll See You In My Dreams
I'm Henry VIII, I Am
I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
I've Got Sixpence
If You Knew Susie
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
It's Now of Never (O Sole Mio)
Lambeth Walk
Oh! It's a Lovely War
Oh! Suzanna
Pack Up Your Troubles
Roll Out the Barrel (Beer Barrel Polka) / Rosamunde
Rose Of Tralee
Run, Rabbit, Run
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Side By Side
Tango (Masks and Faces)
They Can't Take That Away From Me
We'll Meet Again
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye
Yes Sir, That's My Baby
You Are My Sunshine

CHRISTMAS SONGS - TRADITIONAL

Away In A Manger
Deck The Halls
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Let It Snow
Mary's Boy Child
O Come Al Ye Faithful
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
O Tannenbaum
Once In Royal David's City
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Silent Night
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
John & Yoko - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

CHRISTMAS SONGS - CONTEMPORARY

Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
John & Yoko - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

VOCAL, WITH SINGING

Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night, Hey Jude, I Saw Her Standing There, Let it Be, Nowhere Man, Norwegian Wood, With A Little Help From My Friends, Yesterday, etc
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Ben Folds - Landed
Billy Joel - Honesty, Just the Way You Are, Leningrad, New York State of Mind, Pianoman, River Of Dreams, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, She's Always a Woman, Two Thousand Years, You May Be Right, etc
Bloc Party - The Prayer
Bon Jovi - Bed Of Roses, Born To Be My Baby, Livin' On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Wanted Dead Or Alive
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, Heaven
Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone
Cat Stevens / Mr Big - Wild World
Cee-Lo Green - Forget You
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Coldplay - Violet Hill, Viva La Vida
Dire Straits - Walk Of Life
Frank Sinatra - My Way, New York New York
Elvis / UB40 - Can't Help Falling in Love
Elton John - Blue Eyes, Can You Feel the Love Tonight?, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Song for Guy, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues, Rocket Man, Sacrifice, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, The One, Tiny Dancer, Your Song, etc
Eric Clapton - Leyla, Tears in Heaven, Wonderful Tonight
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Frank Sinatra - My Way, New York New York, Someone to Watch Over Me
Free - Alright Now
Genesis - Follow You Follow Me, Jesus He Knows Me, Mad Man Moon, That's All
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
James Brown - I Feel Good
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
John Lennon - Imagine
Keane - Everybody's Changing, This is the Last Time, Somewhere Only We Know
Killers - Somebody Told Me
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
Kylie - All The Lovers
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Lionel Richie - Endless Love, Hello, I Call It Love, Say You, Say Me, Three Times a Lady, etc
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Madness - It Must Be Love
Madonna - La Isla Bonita, Live to Tell, Substitute for Love, Frozen, etc
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
Metallica - Enter Sandman (swing version), Fade To Black, Mama Said, Nothing Else Matters, Sanitarium
Michael Buble - Everything, Hold On
Muse - Feeling Good
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me, Feeling Good
Oasis - The Importance Of Being Idle, Wonderwall
Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind of Love, Against All Odds, Separate Lives
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Queen - A Kind Of Magic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, Who Wants to Live Forever?, etc
Razorlight - America
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under The Bridge
Robbie Williams - Angels
Sam Sparro - Black And Gold
Scissor Sisters - Mary, Take Your Mama
Seal - Kiss From a Rose
Scouting For Girls - This Ain't A Love Song
Simply Red - Stars
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours, Superstition
Sting - Englishman In New York, Every Breath You Take, Shape of My Heart
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart, C'mon Girl
Timbaland - Apologise
The Cure - The Lovecats, Boys Don't Cry
The Coral - Dreaming Of You
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Kinks - Lola, Sunny Afternoon
The Wanted - All Time Low
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl, Crucify, Leather, Precious Things, Upside Down, etc
U2 - With or Without You

TESTIMONIALS

Paul has been brilliant in helping to compile a series of music hall and WW1 & 2 song medleys. He researched and learnt to play some of the more obscure ones.

On the day he looked the part, was responsive to our needs and was a huge part of a highly successful day.

If you need a pianist call on Paul.

John, for his mother Olive's 90th (The Three Ways House Hotel, Mickleton)

Hi Paul,

Me and my husband (!) would like to say a MASSIVE thankyou for playing so so wonderfully at our wedding at Fazeley studios, it sounded amazing and really created a perfect atmosphere for ourselves and our guests!

A few of our friends have asked for your details as they loved you so much. Thankyou for learning those Bollywoods too, that meant a lot to us.

Thankyou for the lovely cd too, we are currently listening to it on our way down to heathrow for our honeymoon!

All our thanks and love,

Jenny and Sukhi (Fazeley Studios, Birmingham)
July 2013


Dear Paul,

Rachel and I have just got back from a fabulous honeymoon now so want to say thank you so much for playing that absolutely amazing piano at our wedding! It was perfect and made it really special for us. Everyone has commented on how beautiful your playing was and for us, it added so much to our ceremony and gave us special moments where the focus was taken off us so we could reflect on what was happening and take it all in.

Thanks again!

Rachel and Mark (Hampton Court Castle)
May 2013


Hi Paul,

Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for last Saturday. We had lots of positive feedback from our wedding guests re how amazing you were. Our only regret is that we didn't get to hear as much of you play as we would have liked!

Our day was perfect and you just added to that.

Please do let us know your dates for playing in Shrewsbury, we are really looking forward to hearing you play again.

Best wishes,

Hedda and Karl (Walcot Hall, Lydbury)
April 2013

PS Thank you so much for your lovely message in our guest book :-)


Hi Paul,

Thanks for playing at our wedding, both Zoe and I loved it!
You also had loads of great comments from our Guests too!
Let me know if your playing locally any time soon as myself and a few others would really like to see you play again.

Thanks again!

Craig & Zoe (Coventry)
August 2012


Esther & Nathan (Burton)
July 2012


Hey Paul,

Just wanted to say thank you once again for doing such a good job on Jason and Kelly's wedding day. The music was wonderful and flawless. Everyone really enjoyed it, and many people specifically commented on how pleasant it was.

If we ever need a pianist in the future we will definitely be in touch, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Hope you enjoyed the day too.

All the best
James and Norah (Kings Heath)
September 2011


Paul,

Thank you for a most enjoyable accompaniment to our evening and I hope you were not too delayed due to our speeches taking a little longer than we anticipated.
I wish you well in your future bookings and indeed hope we may call upon you again at some future point.

Kind regards
Julian (Erdington)
February 2011


Hiya Paul

Thanks so much for playing at the wedding everything was perfect and so many people commented on how brilliant you all were.

Thanks again xxx
Elaine (Oswestry) December 2010


Bob & Reba (Birmingham)
August 2010


Brilliantly talented chap, perfect background music early in the evening and leading an impromptu 300 person sing-a-long by the end of the dinner! Great entertainment.

Andrew (Harper Adams University College, Newport)
June 2010


Paul,

I hope you are well. Steve & I just wanted to say a big thank you to you & the guys for helping us to make our wedding such a fantastic day. You gave us exactly the atmosphere we wanted, everybody has commented on how good you were & appreciated you letting people hijack the microphone! I hope you get further bookings from it, I'm sure you will. Hopefully you enjoyed it aswell.

I expect we will see you again at C21, if not you will be top of the list for any future events we may have.

Elaine & Steve (Shrewsbury)
June 2009


Hi Paul,

Anthony and I would like to thank you very much for playing so professionally at our wedding.
Your music contributed to the atmosphere and made our day very special.
We will definitely recommend your service to others.

Kind regards,
Steffi & Anthony (Birmingham)
April 2009


Jason & Catherine (Redditch)
August 2008


Hi Paul

Just writing to say thank you for playing at our wedding the music was fabulous, everyone was very impressed with your playing, it made a lovely compliment to dinner! Thank you as well for the music and singing for the first dance, the lady who sang had a lovely voice and it made our first dance very special.

Thank you again
Tamsin and Ian
June 2008


Thank you very much for entertaining us so well on Sunday. Lots of people commented on how much they enjoyed you playing. I'm sorry I didn't have time to sit down and listen more myself. Anyway, we shall be able to recommend you to anyone having a social event. It makes it so much nicer having live music.

Best wishes
Linda (Solihull)
September 2007


Many thanks for playing at our civil partnership reception last saturday.
My uncle joe said that you were "absolutely brilliant", and everyone appreciated your playing. Well done !!
Chris and I both agree that you helped make our special celebration very memorable.
Sorry that we didn't get a chance to speak with you very much.............

Cheers
Chris and Malcolm (Birmingham)
August 2007


Thank you so much for Friday we have had nothing but compliments. you really made the day special for us. i wondered if you would be able to record the songs wehad for the ceremony and any others that went down well as a keep sake just let me know how much.

many many thanks
Christine and Neil
July 2007


On behalf of my husband, myself and Gemma and Matthew many I sincerely thank you for your contribution to the wedding day on Saturday.

We had so many people asking who you were and saying how wonderful your piano playing was, and the playlist was spot on.

From the moment I made contact with you you've been polite, enthusiastic and professional and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family.
Once again the biggest of thankyou's, you certainly made our day.

Our best regards to you.
Mrs. Watkins (Sandwell)
June 2007

 

AVAILABILITY AND RATES

Please feel free to contact me by phone (07890 59 2323) or email (paul@birminghampianist.co.uk) to check if I am available on the date you require, and to confirm cost.

I am generally available evenings and weekends, but can also arrange to be available for weekday functions.

Prices start around £110-130 for the first hour, and £60 for each hour thereafter; depending on travelling distance, duration of the function, etc. Some of the fee (usually the first £20-50) is required as a deposit in advance, to confirm reservation for the required date.

If you would like me to learn a special song not already on my repertoire, the extra cost will depend on the complexity of the song - usually between 20 and 40 extra.

Obviously I am more than happy to meet before the function if you would like to listen to me play in person, discuss which pieces/songs you would like me to perform, etc.

Paul Rahme
Email : paul@birminghampianist.co.uk
Mobile : 07890 59 2323

 

OTHER PROJECTS

Spirit: I regularly do piano + vocal entertainment at this piano bar in Shrewsbury, joined to The Peach Tree restaurant & C21 nightclub.

Uli Jon Roth: Keyboard, synth & backing vocals with Uli.

The Stunt Doubles: Keys and backing vocals in this 5 piece function band.

Ben Drummond: Piano/keyboard & backing vocals with Ben.

David Garside: Piano/keyboard & backing vocals with David.

Melissa Totten: Musical director & synth player for Madonna Undone tribute act, with full 5 piece band.

Ultra 90s: Keys and backing vocals in this 90s tribute band, which revives the atmosphere and club anthems of the 90s.

Capital Groove: Keys and backing vocals in this 5 piece function band.

Smooth Criminals: Keys and backing vocals in this 5 piece function band.

LOUNGE DUO: Duo with a female singer. Depending on the occasion, we could start off as just 1 or 2 people doing background music, and by the end of the evening, the full band can be onstage.


OTHER LINKS

http://www.uk-piano.org - List of piano teachers, entertainers etc by region

Russell Lewis Weddings - Wedding Photographer

The Musician's Union - "Keep It Real"

Freak Music - UK Event Entertainment

The Wedding Genie - Top Recommended Wedding Planner

UK-Wedding-Pages.co.uk - UK-Wedding-Pages.co.uk

UK Wedding Planner - Free Online Wedding Resource

Link2Weddings - UK Wedding Directory

The Ashes - The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue Staffordshire