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James Hey Piano

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Can we request specific pieces/songs
Can you perform outside
Do you require food or drink
Do you travel
Do you have Public Liability Insurance
Is your equipment PAT tested (if applicable)

What type of entertainment do you provide?
Soloist, Group, Band, DJ
How long is each set?
Various options available
Other services offered:
Where are you based?
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cheque, Cash, Bank Transfer


James provides a fabulous, award winning music service for weddings which can cover every part of the day, from adding his modern piano sparkle to your Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast, right through to his Evening Reception DJ service! White Grand piano supplied FOC!!!

- James Hey provides beautiful modern piano music to add sparkle to your Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast.

- He also provides a bespoke DJ service for the perfect evening reception.

Combinations of all piano/ DJ services are available.

All piano quotes include free of charge supply of James' beautiful 'made for weddings' white baby grand piano and speaker system.

DJ service quotes include:
The highest quality sound and lighting equipment
Extensive song collection
Working with the bride and groom, to create the perfect set of great songs to get guests on the dance floor.
A 'more music and less talk' philosophy (microphone is used for announcements, rather than chat)

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Julia & Andrew
James was an absolutely amazing addition to our wedding day. He played the piano throughout the
ceremony and drinks reception and then DJ'd in the evening. Every element was brilliant! For the
ceremony I wanted a specific part of a song to walk down the aisle to, which James performed
brilliantly. He also learnt a song for us from a Canadian band that he hadn't heard before and it was
amazing! Loads of our guests commented on the piano playing throughout the drinks reception. He
was also a brilliant DJ in the evening, keeping the tunes coming and the dance floor full.
We first saw James play at my best friend's wedding. It was so beautiful and we wished we could have the same at ours. We assumed the piano was at the venue and didn't realise James brings it to your venue! So to our delight we booked him for our own.

James is not only super talented but a really genuine and friendly guy. He learned songs he had never played before, specifically one for my father to walk me down the isle. All the guests said what an amazing touch it was to have James play as they arrive and I quote "not a dry eye in the room" I can't recommend highly enough.
Tom & Alycia
James was excellent from start to finish! He was great with the initial organising of the playlist and in particular our first dance. He managed to combine an acoustic version with a dance track and it worked perfectly on the night getting everyone going and partying from the start! That will live long in my memory. He was also fantastic on the piano during our drinks reception and the wedding breakfast, him playing the music from Star Wars was a personal highlight - he really can play anything! James is very responsive to exactly what you want for your wedding playlist. He is more than happy to play what you want or mix it up if required. All our guests were commenting on how awesome the music we had chosen was, but it was down to James dropping the tunes that had everyone having such a good time! The evening could not have been any better.

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Amanda & Simon
We would highly recommend James. He is an excellent pianist and is professional, easy going and very talented. He was willing to learn any music if it hadn't been on his playlist for us. It was a pleasure to have him be a part of our wedding day and making it so special .
Liz & Kyle Riley
What can I say about James?
Since booking him to be our wedding DJ at the beginning of the year, James has been amazing. The support and advice and information he provided was endless - this guy knows his stuff! James, having worked in the wedding industry for years now, gave me advice on plenty of wedding areas - not just music related. James is a genuinely helpful person and he was invaluable to us!

On the night he was a gem. He arrived nice and early to get unpacked. His set-up is very impressive and looks very smart/professional. He played exactly what my guests asked for (ranging from Beatles to heavy metal!) and was charming with every single one of them. James also did us an enormous favour on the night in getting up and drumming with our band for a couple of songs (without practice!) which just adds another string to his bow. James' services don't just stop at being a 'top dee-jayuh' - he plays the piano beautifully. I've heard him play many times and even have one of his CDs in my car.  This guys talent shows no end and I would truly recommend him to anyone (and everyone).
James is fantastic. We met him and heard him play at the Woodman Inn and we just knew that we had to book him for our wedding day. He is really approachable, friendly and went out of his way to personalise our wedding music. Our wedding guests loved him - we got married 3 months ago and people are still commenting on how good the music was! James´s mixture of friendliness and professionalism was perfect and we felt like he was part of the celebrations. We cannot recommend him enough.
Words can not express how amazing James Hey was at our wedding hosted at Oulton Hall, 14.10.16. James was extremely helpful in our selection of music, making sure we had the right songs for our wedding. He was easy to work with and very professional. Overall, it was a great experience and we were delighted he played on our special day.
We would recommend James a thousand times to anyone needing a pianist.  He is a very talented man.
James was brilliant. He learned songs that weren't in his repertoire, and set the right ambience throughout the time he played for us. He also moved between rooms seamlessly without any upheaval. Thank you James.
Hannah & James
James was brilliant! We had brilliant choices of music and nothing was too much for him. We had James in church instead of having an organist.

I am so glad we went with him, such a lovely talented guy! He just made our wedding! In church, all the guests were commenting on how good he was.

Thank you so much James!
Tracy & James
Thanks so much James again for playing at our wedding. You were superb! And I know you saw me giving you an approving nod when pretty much all tunes were being played ha.

Thanks also for the role you played in the band. I don't need to tell you, you all brought the house down!! Amazing day and all we dreamed of! Thanks again
Sarah & Ben
We booked James to play at our wedding from the ceremony right through until the end of the wedding breakfast. He was truly amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for our perfect day. Thank you.
Anne & Bob
Perfect for my wedding evening just a relaxed family meal and James just made it so special . We had the most amazing day at Bagden Hall everything was just as i had imagined and more. All my guest loved James playing and could ask for requests all my guest said it was a nice change from a loud disco and it made it easy for everyone to talk and be be entertained at the same time. Would highly recommend James for anyone's special occasion
Rebecca & Chris
James played on our wedding day recently and everybody thought it was such a lovely touch to the day! He played through the arrival of the guests to walking down the aisle, signing the register and back up the aisle. Great value for money, very professional service and very easy to arrange with lots of choices for songs. Highly recommended!
Amanda & Simon
We would highly recommend James. He is an excellent pianist and is professional, easy going and very talented. He was willing to learn any music if it hadn't been on his playlist for us. It was a pleasure to have him be a part of our wedding day and making it so special
Nicola & Adam
From start to finish James was fantastic. Our day was everything we could have wished for and the sound of the music completed it. All of the guests also said how lovely the piano playing was. All requests were easily catered for and James took the time to learn songs not usually in his repertoire. Thank you James.
John & Fiona
My self and my husband first saw, or should I say heard, James at a wedding fayre at Eoidman Inn. From the moment we heard James his music sounded magical. We booked James to play at our service and drinks package at our recent wedding, we have had nothing but positive reviews about the music played. Thank you for a first class service, can not recommend enough. Thank you John and Fiona
James played a grand piano for our drinks reception on 22/10/16. We discussed the types of music we wanted prior to the wedding day and he played modern music with a classical feel. James got our guests involved and even had some singing along! We would highly recommend James!
James was an absolute pleasure from the beginning of our planning right up until the day itself.. I would highly recommend him to anyone, he even took the time to learn not one but 3 new tracks to ensure that we had the music we longed for.
The music james played was great. Very contemporary and mixed. He played everything we asked for too!! He was on time and replied to emails quickly. Everyone commented on how great he was and how great his repertoire is!
James played at our wedding on a sunny bank holiday in May. He was absolutely fantastic right from the first email. He is truly talented and really helped to make our day special by playing throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He can pretty much play anything as our guests were requesting a range of different songs. We had incredible feedback and would definitely recommend him. Thanks so much.
James is an absolute must to make your big day extra special. He is very accommodating and easy going and reads the audience extremely well. His piano skills are very impressive and his DJ set was brilliant too. He just blends into the background; he is not your typical DJ that talks over every song. A great guy and an icing on the cake of your special day!
Clare & Anthony
So glad we chose James Hey for our wedding reception. Had great feedback from our guests. The measure of a good DJ is a busy dance floor and the dance floor was busy throughout the entire evening! On a personal level we found James a pleasure to communicate with. He was extremely helpful and offered some fantastic ideas which we had never considered. He never pushed a sale and he was always at hand for questions and replied promptly. I would highly recommend him.
Kelly & Branden
James played at our wedding and the music he provided was just fabulous. It was so nice to have lovely background music like that and all our guests gave great feedback. Worth the money! James was flexible with regard to our song choices and was happy to play a selection so it was good to be able to leave the thinking to him in this situation. James will also play any songs you choose and I believe will learn any he doesn't know. Excellent service.
James played at our wedding, during the ceremony and the reception drinks, and what a wonderful job he did. We were so lucky to come across James after a few Internet searches and as soon as we listened to just one or two tracks on his site, and we knew we wanted to try to book him for our special day. His repertoire is huge and we felt confident he would be able to play anything we requested. This was in fact the case. It was no problem at all and he was happy to send us a snippet of a recording he did.

On the day he played perfectly. The ceremony songs we chose sounded beautiful and the songs he played at the reception drinks the same. On the day so many of our guests asked us about him and it was evident that the music really was enjoyed by all. James kindly gave us a CD and I have had it on repeat in my car since the wedding which was two weeks ago! James is such a friendly guy who clearly has a lot of passion for providing beautiful music on special occasions.

I would recommend him without a doubt as he was wonderful from the very first communication to the wedding day. Thank you James!
Sam & Craig
I would 100% recommend James, from the start he has been helpful and patient with my changes of plans. The ambience with him playing it's just beyond anything you could hope for and he made the day so special. Every guest commented on how amazing he is so thank you from us both.
James played at our wedding ceremony and reception & was a huge hit with all who attended -a real highlight of our day. Several guests, including army band musicians, commented on the quality of his playing and it set the mood of the day up brilliantly.

From first contact through to the day itself, James provided an excellent service. He guided us through our music choices when we were struggling and was willing and able to play perfectly the few tunes we asked for that weren't part of his normal playlist. He replied to all our queries promptly and filled us with confidence.

In particular, James was incredibly helpful in accompanying two young nieces singing a medley of songs, seamlessly linking them and helping the girls perform to their best. We'd highly recommend James with no hesitation whatsoever - top musician and a top guy too.
James & Rebecca
From start to finish James has been excellent. He responded promptly to all our enquiries and took time to discuss our requirements and even entertained our 2 year old son during our meeting. He is a very talented musician and was able to play all our requests as well as bringing a large repertoire of his own material. His compositions are incredible and sound amazing. Many of the guests commented on how good the music was during the ceremony and drinks reception. We would definitely recommend.
Melissa & Tom
Lovely piano entertainment during our change over. Lots of beautiful tunes to pick from. Regarding the DJ service, everyone got up and had a great night on the dance floor!

Always helpful and professional before and during the wedding, making James a great choice. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks for all your help in making our day so special and fun. Love, Melissa & Tom.
Sarah & Luke
James was totally professional in every aspect of the service. He played the piano for our drinks reception and wedding breakfast, as well as providing the DJ set for the evening do. We were able to choose the songs that we wanted to be played and he was very flexible with the timings of everything! His music added a lot to make our day really special! All the guests commented on how good the piano playing and the DJ set were! I would definitely recommend James for making your wedding special!
James offers a great service. Right from the point of meeting at his house over a cup of tea to discuss our requirements and preferences in music. This was very straight forward due to James' music knowledge. He also provided us with a list of suggested songs that could be played on the piano during the drinks reception. We and our guests loved his piano playing during the drinks reception. The music selection for the evening was excellent, which was a mixture of our requests, guest requests and James' feelings on what would get people moving on the night. Thanks again James. We couldn't recommend James' services higher!
Gayle & Garry
When I first met James last July I walked into the Woodman Inn Kirkburton in Huddersfield for a wedding venue. James was playing the Piano, me and my partner Gary were amazed at the beautiful music he was playing, so much it sent goose bumps down my arms. We knew there and then that we wanted James to play at our wedding last Friday 1st May 2015. James is a true professional and such a lovely genuine bloke. Our guests all commented on the beautiful music. The day wouldn't have been the same without you James. I would highly recommend James for any wedding. Thank you James for making mine and Gary's day special.
Helen & Tony
We hadn't even considered piano music for our wedding until we went to a wedding faire where James was playing at 315 in Lepton last year. As we wondered round we both had goose bumps whilst listening to his beautiful playing. We booked him the following day to play during our ceremony and throughout our wedding breakfast. James welcomed us into his home before the big day where we met his beautiful daughter and he played our chosen songs so that we could be sure before the day itself.

When the big day arrived James played effortlessly; our song choices during the ceremony sounded magical and every time we hear them it takes us back to that special moment. His stunning yet subtle playing during the wedding breakfast added the special ambience that we wanted and so many of our guests commented on 'the piano man'.

James is a talented true gentleman who has given us some magical musical memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Rebecca & Phil
James was amazing, he played for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. James played a variety of songs, including a list we had given him prior to the wedding. All our guests loved the piano playing. We would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting an amazing piano player. He made our big day perfect!
Originally James was referred to us by a mutual contact as a potential pianist for our wedding day in January 2015. We then went on to listen to some of his music on soundcloud. From that moment it was clear James' music was very unique and super special. James does not just play, he interprets and puts his own spin on the music. Out of the 3 pianists we had originally short-listed there was literally no comparison, James was heads and shoulders above the rest.

Not only is James a super pianist he is a true gentleman and a pleasure to do business with. James literally made our ceremony and reception. At one stage most of the guests were gathered around the piano just listening to him play! We had so many comments and positive words of feedback to say how amazing the music was.

Can't recommend him highly enough for any type of event. Now I have to sort out another event just so we can have an excuse to hire him again!
James's service is excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. He has a very wide selection of modern and contemporary music; all beautifully transposed for piano and keeping up with modern trends. He played Tom Odell's 'Real Love' for my fiancé to walk down the aisle followed by some Ed Sheeran for the signing of the register and then to finish off he managed to pull off Pharell's 'Happy' to walk back up the aisle!

James's kit is professional but mobile and he was then able to move into the bar area to entertain our guests during the drinks reception. Everyone enjoyed his playing and I had a number of very positive comments from guests.

If anyone is looking for a modern pianist for their wedding or other function, I'd highly recommend James. It's worth going to listen to him play at The Spiced Pear in Hepworth where he plays their baby grand piano regularly. My fiancé and I went to listen to meet with him there before our wedding and as soon as we heard James play, we were sold.

Thanks James, it was a real pleasure to have you play at our wedding.
A perfect addition to our ceremony and drinks reception! Not a dry eye in the house as James played me down the aisle to Elvis Presley. And the modern songs just sounded so lovely on the piano. Big thanks!

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