Mike Paul-Smith: Cocktail pianist

  • An experienced pianist performing a huge range of music
  • A diverse repertoire list including classical music, jazz standards, songs from the musicals and contemporary pop
  • Perfect for background piano music during drinks receptions and wedding ceremonies
  • Quotes include hire of a digital piano; upright or grand piano hire can be arranged on request

Mike Paul-Smith is an experienced wedding and cocktail pianist with a huge repertoire of classical, jazz and contemporary music.

Mike trained with former BBC Young Musician of the Year Anna Markland, and experienced jazz pianists Gwilym Simcock and Jo Ruddick.

Mike is a fantastically versatile pianist comfortable in a huge range of styles, and his performance can be adapted to suit any event - whether you're hoping to hear jazz standards, classical music, or songs from Hollywood movies and Broadway and West End shows.

If there is no piano at your venue, Mike can either perform on a professional level digital piano, or can arrange for a grand piano to be delivered to your venue from a local hire company.

Wedding ceremony pianist or organist

Having performed at over 500 wedding ceremonies over the past 15 years, Mike has a wealth of experience and will work with you to create the perfect playlist for your special day. Mike is also an experienced church organist and can perform piano or church organ for religious ceremonies.

Find out more about our wedding ceremony options here.

Any questions?

Click here to e-mail us, fill out our booking enquiry form, or give us a call on 07855 488 462.



This list is a small selection of Mike's repertoire. Most suitable requests are possible if made in advance - please get in touch for more information.


Adagio in G Minor (Albinoni)
Air for the ‘G’ String (Bach)
Air from ‘Water Music’ (Handel)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Bridal March from Lohengrin (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Cello Concerto (Elgar)
Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
Coro from ‘Water Music’ (Handel)
Für Elise (Beethoven)
Grand March from Aida (Verdi)
Jerusalem (Parry)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Jupiter (I Vow to Thee My Country (Holst)
La Fille aux Cheveaux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
La Réjouissance (Handel)
Largo (Handel)
Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
Nimrod from Enigma Variations (Elgar)
Nocturne in Eb (Chopin)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
Salut d’Amour (Elgar)
Te Deum Prelude (Charpentier)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Contemporary - pop

All of Me (John Legend)
All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Bring Me Sunshine (Morecombe and Wise)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainor)
Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan/Adele)
New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)
Water Under Bridges (Gregory Porter)

Cocktail piano (jazz and swing)

Ain't Misbehavin'
Body & Soul
Cheek to Cheek
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream a Little Dream of Me
In a Mellow Tone
Lush Life
Mood Indigo
One For My Baby
Satin Doll
Sophisticated Lady
Sweet Lorraine
Take the ‘A’ Train
That Old Devil Called Love
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
These Foolish Things
When I Fall in Love

Contemporary - films and musicals

All I Ask of You (The Phantom of the Opera)
As If We Never Said Goodbye (Sunset Boulevard)
Balcony Scene (from Romeo & Juliet)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Show Boat)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain (The Sound of Music)
Because you Loved Me (Celine Dion)
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)
I Am What I Am (La Cage aux Folles)
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables)
It Must Have Been Love (Pretty Woman)
Getting to Know You (The King and I)
The Last Night of the World (Miss Saigon)
Maybe This Time (Cabaret)
Memory (Cats)
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffanys)
The Movie in My Mind (Miss Saigon)
Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
On My Own (Les Misérables)
The Perfect Year (Sunset Boulevard)
Que Sera Sera (The Man Who Knew Too Much)
Shall We Dance (The King and I)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
Something Wonderful (The King and I)
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Jeckyll and Hyde)
This is the Moment (Jekyll and Hyde)
Why God Why (Miss Saigon)
With One Look (Sunset Boulevard)
You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)


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