Wedding Pianist Available in West/East Sussex
Everyone wants their wedding day to reflect their own personal style and taste.
The role of a professional wedding pianist is to create a sense of occasion, to add a touch of class to every wedding ceremony.
Martyn Croston is an experienced pianist who regularly performs at weddings across East/West Sussex and the home counties.
During the ceremony he can play your choice of music as you make your entrance, playing at just the right volume and tempo as you elegantly walk up the aisle, before bringing the music to a natural close once you’re at the front.
Much better than pre-recorded music which can stop at an awkward moment!
After the ceremony, Martyn can create the perfect background for your drinks reception to entertain your guests, as you go and get your photos taken. If you have a few requests for this part of the wedding, Martyn will happily learn and perform them.
He is proficient in playing all styles of piano music, from classical to jazz. Over the years, he’s played everything from Chopin to Coldplay!
Need some entertainment for the wedding breakfast?
Martyn can carry on entertaining your guests as they have their meal, playing a wide variety of songs so there is something for everyone to enjoy listening to.
No piano at the venue? No problem
Unfortunately, not every venue has a Steinway grand piano for a pianist to play as you walk up the aisle.
However, Martyn has a stage piano which sounds just like the real thing!
It’s quick and easy to setup and takes up very little space. Martyn also has a keyboard amp which means the sound can fill even the largest of wedding venues. All he needs is access to one power socket within several feet of his stage piano.
If you have any questions about booking Martyn for your wedding, please get in touch using the form opposite. You might want to take a glance at his FAQ page aswell
How will your favourite piece of music sound on the piano as you walk up the aisle?
Give Martyn a call on Skype for FREE and hear a song of your choice played live on the piano, so you’ll know for sure if it is the right choice for your wedding ceremony.
Martyn has played at numerous venues throughout Sussex. Here’s one account of him performing at Wiston House.
Wedding @ Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex
Martyn was asked to perform at the wedding of Harri & Paul deep in the heart of the South Downs at Wiston House.
Initially Harri had the idea of wanting Martyn to play at her wedding ceremony and reception, but as they were at different venues, it meant the logistics were far easier for Martyn to play just for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast.
The weather was fantastic, and Martyn played in the library for the drinks receptions. as the guests listened and soaked up the atmosphere.
Harri didn’t have many requests for Martyn except for a few Coldplay songs, which Martyn was happy to play!
After the reception, Martyn had to make a fairly swift transition to the location for the wedding breakfast, which was in an elevated balcony above the room where the guests would be eating. It only took 5 minutes to take down and set up his stage piano and PA.
Martyn played throughout as the guests ate their starters and main course, until the big surprise arrived…
Some singing waiters!
This was beautifully disguised, as they blended in with the other staff members and when they suddenly broken into song everyone was shocked to see what was happening. Within a minute everyone was clapping along and having fun.
The wedding was a huge success and in a follow up email here’s what Harri and Paul had to say about hiring Martyn for their big day..
I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend! Just to say thank you so so much for playing at our wedding, you are amazing and it created such a lovely atmosphere during the afternoon and wedding breakfast. We will definitely be recommending you in the future.
Harri & PaulHarri & Paul