Frequently Asked Questions

smilingWhat sort of music do you play?

I play a wide variety of styles to suit the particular occasion. Contemporary pop songs to show tunes to jazz standards to classical favourites – Michael Jackson to Lloyd Webber and Cole Porter to Beethoven – plus everything in between! Just let me know what sort of music you would like me to play

How do you manage to play such a variety of styles?

This probably reflects my background. I had a traditional classical training doing all the grades and diploma but also attended a specialist Jazz music college. And professionally my work as pianist/keyboard player/Musical Director has always been in commercial and poplar music. So it feels natural to me to move between different styles of music

How long do you play for?

This is flexible depending on the circumstances of the particular engagement but as a general rule I would play for as long as is suitable for the engagement.  A guideline for playing times and break times may be discussed and agreed in advance if appropriate

What do you charge?

Fees vary according to such factors as location and the length of engagement. Rather than give a ball-park figure which may be misleading, I would suggest you explain the details and requirements of Joseph Morley Pianist North Londonyour particular occasion and I will give a personalised quote

Can we meet before I book you?

Yes of course. I recommend a meeting to discuss your requirements. Also, you are welcome if possible to see me playing at another engagement

How will the booking be confirmed?

Once we have agreed the details and requirements for your special occasion I will ask for a nominal deposit. On receipt of the deposit I will forward a written confirmation of the booking

Do you do requests?

Only if asked! Yes always happy to do requests if possible. Requests for particular song titles and preferences for certain styles of music may also be discussed and agreed in advance

Do you have a list of your entire repertoire of songs and tunes?

Yes – drop me a line and I’ll forward the latest updated repertoire list. New song titles are constantly being added to the list.

Can you do vocals?

Yes I’m happy to do some vocals but should emphasise I am primarily a pianist

How far do you travel?

All areas and all offers are considered throughout London, UK and overseas! I’m based in Finchley London N3 hence the name Pianist North London but always happy and willing to travel if required. The fees will of course vary accordingly

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes and providing cover for up to £5,000,000. The certificate is available if required

Do you accompany singers?smile 2

Yes I’m willing to accompany singers. However, this may or may not be appropriate depending on the particular engagement

Can you provide a singer to perform with you?

Yes I can provide a male or female singer to perform with me as a duo. I can also provide a trio, quartet, quintet or larger ensemble if required

Do you read music or play by ear?

I do read music and also play by ear and I’m happy to do either

The venue has no piano, do you have your own keyboard?

Yes I can supply my own portable keyboard. The keyboard has excellent grand piano and electric piano sounds

Can you play outside?

Yes (weather permitting)

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