Recommended Based in Watford, Hertfordshire but travels UK wide
Lee Mathews repertoire is extremely vast and consists of just about anything you can think of from Boogie Woogie to Rachmaninov! Resident Pianist at The Dorchester & Harrods. Lee is a versatile and lively musician who always gives a smile. Prices: From £240 +
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"Lee Mathews was amazing! He was very professional and very talented. The party was a great success and we thank him a lot for that."
Review from Aurelie and Jeremy Touboul - 07/09/2014
Lee Mathews's Biography
Special Offer! * Book Lee Matthews for any event taking place on a Friday and receive a special discount. Please speak to an Alive Network booking agent for more details!
Highlights * Solo Pianist with a varied repertoire from Boogie Woogie to Rachmaninov! * Played at highly prestigious venues from The Globe to Harrods and from Dawn French to Madonna! * Available to learn requests for a small fee * Fully self contained with a 300 watt PA system * Baby Grand Piano shell available (please see booking options and photo gallery) * FREE Baby Grand Piano shell for all bookings taking place in Wales! * Available UK wide
Lee Mathews was born in Co Durham in 1978 with an unusual musical gift: at the age of five he could play the piano fluently by ear and by the time he reached his early teens he was proficient and confident enough to play in pubs and clubs.
Since then Lee has been influenced musically by great artists such as Jools Holland, Dr John, Billy Joel and Elton John. His repertoire is extremley vast and consists of just about anything you can think of from Boogie Woogie to Rachmaninov! A truly versitile pianist adaptable to any audience and occasion. Lee is a lively musician who always gives a smile.
Baby Grand Piano Shell Lee Mathews can provide a Baby Grand Piano shell, perfect for adding that classic touch to your event. The shell takes around 30-40 minutes to set up around Lee's Yamaha CP300 Stage Piano. The end result looks exactly like a real Baby Grand! Please see booking options and photo gallery for more details.
Previous - Current Clients 2000—2011 The Dorchester - Park Lane Baby Jazz At Pizza Express - Dean Street Claridges - Bond Street Meridien - Picadilly Pearl Restaurant Radisson - Holborn Browns - Windsor Browns - Oxford Browns - Old Jewry Browns - Covent Garden Harrods - Knightsbridge The Wardolf - Strand Le Caprice - Green Park The Millenium - Gloucester Road West Five Piano Bar - Ealing Royal Lancaster - Lancaster Gate The Langham - West End Kettners - West End The Lanesborough Hotel - Hyde Park The Harrington Hall Hotel - Gloucester Road The Carlton Towers - Knightsbridge Smollenski's - Strand Marisha - Highgate
Private Functions (some of them!) Stevie Wonder - Harrods The Globe Theatre Bruce Forcyth - Harrods Meridien - Picadilly The Dover Street Arts Club The RAC Club - Pall Mall Plaisterers' Hall Luton Hood Hush - Picadilly Smirnoff JVP Events Allen & Overy The Dorchester Browns Covent Garden The Royal Bank Of Scotland Hilton London Metropole Kettners - Soho The Savoy Bupa – Claridges Dawn French @ The Lanesborough The Millenium – Mayfair Simpsons The Strand Duchess Elizabeth Northumberland Alnwick Castle Madonna @ The Lanesborough Old Square Chambers - Barristers - Holborn
Lee Mathews's Set List / Repertoire
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You A Million Love Songs A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square A Time For Us/Theme Romeo & Juliet A Whiter Shade Of Pale Aint Misbehavin All I Ask Of You All Of Me All The Time In The World Always On My Mind Amazing Grace Angels Annies Song Anything Goes Are You Lonesome Tonight As If We Never Said Goodbye As Long As He Needs Me As Time Goes By Autumn Leaves Ballade Pour Adeline Beauty And The Beast Begin The Beguine Bewitched Bight Eyes Blue Skies Blueberry Hill Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs Bridge Over Troubled Water Bring Him Home Brother Can You Spare A Dime? Bumble Boogie But Not For Me Bye Bye Blackbird Cabaret Can You Feel The Love Tonight Can You Read My Mind Can’t Help Falling In Love Can’t Help Lovin Dat Man Candle In The Wind Canon In D Chariots Of Fire Cheek To Cheek Chi Mai Climb Ev’ry Mountain Close To You Crazy Cry Cry Me A River Daniel Danny Boy Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me Do You Know Where You’re Going To? Don’t Cry For Me Argentina Don’t Get Around Any More Dream A Little Dream Edelwiess Embraceable You Everytime We Say Goodbye First Time I Saw Your Face Fly Me To The Moon For All We Know For Sentimental Reasons From A Distance Georgia Girl From Ipenema Green Green Grass Of Home Happy Together Have I Told You Latley Hello Hey Jude – Beatles How Deep Is The Ocean How High The Moon I Could Have Danced All Night I Don’t Know How To Love Him I Dreamed A Dream I Fall To Pieces I Get A Kick Out Of You I Got Rhythm I Have Dreamed I Just Called To Say I Love You I Left My Heart In San Francisco I Love Paris I Love You I Will Always Love You I’ll Know ‘Guys And Dolls’ If I Loved You If You Were The Only Girl Ill Be Seeing You Ill Be There Im In The Mood For Love Im Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover Imagine In My Life – Beatles In The Mood Isnt She Lovley It Had To Be You It Was A Very Good Year It’s Only A Paper Moon Ive Got You Under My Skin June Rose Lane La Vie En Rose Lady In Red Lady Is A Tramp Let It Be – Beatles Liebestraum Long And Winding Road – Beatles Losing My Mind Love Changes Everything Love Letters Love Me Tender Love On The Rocks Makin Whoopie Maria ‘West Side Story’ Maybe Maybe On A Sunday Maybe This Time Memory From Cats Mister Sandman Misty Mona Lisa Moon River Moonlight In Vermont Moonlight Serenade More Music Of The Night Music To Watch Girls By My Funny Valentine My Way Nature Boy Nessun Dorma New York State Of Mind New York New York Night And Day Nights In White Satin Nobody Does It Better Nocturne – Billy Joel O Sole Mio Ol Man River On My Own On The Sunny Side Of The Street One Moment In Time Only You Overjoyed Pennies From Heaven Piano Man Pretend Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Rainy Days And Mondays Red Roses For S Blue Lady Red Sails In The Sunset Release Me Sailing Satin Doll Secret Love Send In The Clowns Sentimenmtal Journey September Morn September Song She Sit Down And Write Myself A Letter Smile Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Some Enchanted Evening Someone To Watch Over Me Something – Beatles Something Stupid Somewhere Somewhere My Love Somewhere Out There Somewhere Over The Rainbow Song For Guy Song From Mash Sophisticated Lady Spanish Eyes Speak Softly Love Stand By Me Stormy Weather Stranger On The Shore Strangers In The Night Streets Of London Summertime Tell Me Theres A Heaven Tenderly That’s Life The Candy Man The Entertainer The Man I Love The Sound Of Music The Way You Look Tonight Theme From 1492 Theme From A.I. Theme From Arthur Theme From Phantom Theme From Tubular Bells Theme From Willy Wonka Theme Schindlers List Theme Twin Peakes There Are Worse Things I Could Do This Guy's In Love With You Till There Was You – Beatles Titanic Tomorrow True Love Unchained Melody Unforgettable Valentine Moon Vincent Weve Only Just Begun Wedding March What A Beautiful Morning; Oklahoma What A Difference A Day Made What A Wonderful World What I Did For Love What It Means/New Orleans When I Fall In Love When You Say Nothing At All When You Tell Me That You Love Me When You Wish Upon A Star Where Do I Begin (Love Story) Where Is Love Whistle Dowh The Wind Wind Beneath My Wings Windmils Of Your Mind With One Look ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Without You Wonderful Tonight Words Yesturday – Beatles You Are So Beautiful You Light Up My Life You’ll Never Walk Alone ‘Carousel’ Young At Heart Your Song
Modern / Pop & Rock Bryan Adams- (Everything I Do) I Do It For You Adele- Make You Feel My Love Adele- Someone Like You Aerosmith- I Don't Want To Miss A Thing Christina Aguilera- Beautiful Beyonce- Halo James Blunt- You're Beautiful Jerry Butler- Moon River Mariah Carey- Hero Mariah Carey - Ill Be There Coldplay- Trouble Coldplay- Clocks Coldplay- Yellow Coldplay- Speed Of Sound Coldplay - Paradise Phil Collins- Against All Odds Lady Gaga- Paparazzi David Gray- This Year's Love Josh Groban- You Raise Me Up The Hollies- He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Michael Jackson- Man In The Mirror Billy Joel- Just The Way You Are Billy Joel- She's Always A Woman Billy Joel- Piano Man Alicia Keys- Empire State Of Mind Part Ii John Lennon- Imagine Lennon/Mccartney- Yesterday Lennon/Mccartney- Hey Jude Keane- Somewhere Only We Know Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are Richard Marx- Right Here Waiting Katie Melua- Closest Thing To Crazy One Republic- Apologize Queen- Show Must Go On Dolly Parton- I Will Always Love You Daniel Powter- Bad Day Rihanna- Unfaithful Rihanna- Umbrella Seal- Kiss From A Rose Lionel Richie- Three Times A Lady Lionel Richie- Easy Sigur Ros- Hopippolla Snow Patrol- Chasing Cars Snow Patrol- Run Christina Perri- Jar Of Hearts Take That- The Flood Take That- Greatest Day Take That- Back For Good Take That- Rule The World The Fray- How To Save A Life The Righteous Brothers- Unchained Melody Dionne Warwick- I Say A Little Prayer Wet Wet Wet- Love Is All Around Robbie Williams- Angels Robbie Williams- She's The One Bill Withers- Ain't No Sunshine Radiohead - No Suprises Radiohead - High And Dry Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees Take That - Greatest Day Take That - Want You Back Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah Berlin - Take My Breath Away Sarah Mclachlan - Angel Eva Cassidy - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Songbird Natalie Imbruglia - Torn Abba - Winner Takes It All/Thank You For The Music/Chiquitita Sting - Fields Of Gold Olivia Newton John - Hopelessly Devoted To You Norah Jones - Dont Know Why Stereophonics - Handbags & Gladrags Stevie Wonder - Isnt She Lovely/Gold/Lately/Sir Duke Elton John - Your Song/Can You Feel The Love Tonight/Song For Guy Phantom Of The Opera - Think Of Me/All I Ask/Music Of The Night Le Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream/On My Own/Bring Him Home Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind Shania Twain - Looks Like We Made It A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton Paparazzi - Lady Gaga How To Save a Life - The Fray Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Somewhere Only We Know - Keane If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys Mad World - Gary Jules 100 Years - Five For Fighting I'm Yours - Jason Mraz If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra A Thousand Years - Christina Perri Stay With Me - Sam Smith A Whole New World - Alladin Happy - Pharrell Happy Together - The Turtles Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder I Feel Good - James Brown What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong I Can See Clearly Now - Jonny Nash Up On The Roof - The Drifters Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles All You Need Is Love - The Beatles I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyes Peas She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks Perfect Day - Lou Reed Just The Two Of Us - Marvin Gaye Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles Easy - Lionel Richie Viva La Vida - Coldplay At Last - Eta James You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban There She Goes - The Las Ho Hey - The Lumineers We Found Love - Rihanna Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Greatest Day - Take That I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
Classical Repertoire Ave Maria (Gounod) Ave Maria (Schubert) Barcarolle (Offenbach) Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) (Wagner) Can Can (Offenbach) Canon in D(Pachelbel) Fur Elise (Beethoven) Hornpipe (From Water Music) (Handel) Humoresque (Dvorïk) Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach) Londonderry Air Lullaby (Brahms) Meditation (From Thaïs) (Massenet) Morning (Grieg) O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi) (Puccini) On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss) Over The Waves (Rosas) Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky) Spring Song (Mendelssohn) Swan Lake Theme (Tchaikovsky) Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement Theme ('Ode To Joy') (Beethoven) Toreador Song (From Carmen) (Bizet) Triumphal March (From Aïada) (Verdi) Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke) Waltz (From Swan Lake) (Tchaikovsky) Wedding March (Mendelssohn) Clair De Lune (Debussy) The Swan (Saint-Saëns's) O Sole Mio (Di Capua) Adagio In G Minor (Albinoni) Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin) Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (1st Movement) Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Third Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff Moonlight Sonata I - Beethoven Meditation - Jules Massenet Gabriels Oboeave Maria (Gounod) Ave Maria (Schubert) Barcarolle (Offenbach) Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) (Wagner) Can Can (Offenbach) Canon (Pachelbel) Fur Elise (Beethoven) Hornpipe (From Water Music) (Handel) Humoresque (Dvorïk) Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach) Londonderry Air Lullaby (Brahms) Meditation (From Thaïs) (Massenet) Morning (Grieg) O Mio Babbino Caro (From Gianni Schicchi) (Puccini) On The Beautiful Blue Danube (Strauss) Over The Waves (Rosas) Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky) Spring Song (Mendelssohn) Swan Lake Theme (Tchaikovsky) Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement Theme ('Ode To Joy') (Beethoven) Toreador Song (From Carmen) (Bizet) Triumphal March (From Aïada) (Verdi) Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke) Waltz (From Swan Lake) (Tchaikovsky) Wedding March (Mendelssohn) Clair De Lune (Debussy) The Swan (Saint-Saëns's) O Sole Mio (Di Capua) Adagio In G Minor (Albinoni) Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin) Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 (1st Movement) Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Third Movement Excerpt - Sergei Rachmaninoff Moonlight Sonata I - Beethoven Meditation - Jules Massenet Gabriels Oboe
New! Christmas Repertoire! Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jingle Bell Rock The Christmas Song Little Drummer Boy Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Do They Know It's Christmas Happy Christmas (War Is Over) Jingle Bell Rock Jingle Bells Frosty The Snowman Merry Christmas Darling It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Feliz Navidad Santa Baby Do You Hear What I Hear Blue Christmas (Sleep In Heavenly Peace) Silent Night Wonderful Christmastime Step Into Christmas White Christmas Sleigh Ride Winter Wonderland Frosty The Snowman Jingle Bells Silver Bells Merry Christmas All Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Sleigh Ride The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy Winter Wonderland The Twelve Days Of Christmas Here Comes Santa Claus Last Christmas Silent Night White Christmas Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Sleigh Ride Mistletoe And Holly It's Christmas Once Again 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
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Customer reviews for Lee Mathews
1 to 10 of 59 customer reviews for Lee Mathews in date order
07/09/2014 Lee Mathews
"Lee Mathews was amazing! He was very professional and very talented. The party was a great success and we thank him a lot for that."
Customer review by Aurelie and Jeremy Touboul
30/08/2014 Lee Mathews
"What can we say about Lee. As they say, your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and we are delighted Lee was able to perform at our wedding. He was simply amazing, from start to finish, even before the actual event Lee went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy with everything that he was going to do during the day, even asking us if we would like him to wear something to match the theme of the wedding. He was friendly, professional and a great pianist that totally made ours and our guests day by providing background music during the sit down meal. You could simply sit there and listen to Lee play the piano, he is that good. Our friends and family are hard to please but they simply loved Lee and the music he played, which makes us very happy because we did also. Thank you Lee for the wonderful service, we are telling all our friends and family about you and we can't wait to book you again."
Customer review by Vanessa Moreno
10/08/2014 Lee Mathews
"We are so pleased that we booked Lee for our wedding at Goodwood House. In advance of the ceremony he was very professional and prompt with responding to emails and didn't bat an eyelid when I changed my choices of music for the ceremony a week before the event! On the day Lee arrived and set up well in advance of the ceremony. As I started walking down the aisle Lee smiled at me which helped me to relax. Lee's enjoyment of music really comes across in his playing and his choice of music for the wedding breakfast was perfect. The volume was just right and we were able to talk without shouting but still hear the music. So many of our guests commented on how lovely it was to have such a talented pianist at our wedding. Lee helped to add a real sense of occasion to our day. We would not hesitate to book Lee again and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a pianist."
Customer review by Helen George
01/08/2014 Lee Mathews
"Lee was extremely polite, professional and friendly. In short he was simply brilliant and that was a view shared by all who had dealings with him on the day. He went out of his way to make sure the grand piano at the venue was further away from the top table, moving it himself, so that it was not too loud near the father of the bride which had been a concern. Lee then even came over to check that he was OK. Another brilliant moment was just before Lee left he checked whether Sarah and I wanted him to play any particular last song which he then did just for us while the wedding was going on around us. It was one of my favourite moments of the day. Quite simply, he was brilliant. Everyone enjoyed hearing him play and he really added a very large part to the memories that were created on the day. In fact, in some instances it was his playing itself which created the moment and will stick in our memories forever."
Customer review by Neal & Sarah
29/06/2014 Lee Mathews
"We recently used Alive Network to book Lee Matthews pianist to perform at our wedding on June 29th at The Haycock Hotel Wansford.
Not only was the booking made with efficiency and precision but we were very impressed to be contacted by Mr Matthews in good time before the wedding to confirm our requirements, which made us feel very confident that all would go to plan.
On the special day, Mr Matthews was superb - a true professional .
His repertoire of tunes was extensive and provided the perfect background music to the wedding breakfast. Lee was very friendly and obliging and a pleasure to be in the company of.
Not only would we not hesitate to use Alive Network and Lee Matthews again in the future but we would also highly recommend to friends."
Customer review by Louise and Henry Halgarth
21/06/2014 Lee Mathews
"Myself, my daughter and our guests were all very impressed with Lee and I would not hesitate to book him again or recommend him. We were very happy with the service he provided and his performance."
Customer review by Jacqueline Carvill
14/06/2014 Lee Mathews
"We decided to book a pianist quite early on in our planning process for our wedding, and after listening to a few on Alive Network's website we settled on Lee. I'm so glad we did. He was charming, very skilled and utterly professional. The guests loved him and he set the tone nicely for the day. Thanks Clare and Lee for all your efforts - I will be recommending you!"
Customer review by Megan Noble
07/06/2014 Lee Mathews
"Lee Matthews was fantastic. He is a very talented pianist with a lovely attitude. He made our wedding ceremony very special by playing our less traditional wedding song options flawlessly.
Gemma at Alive Network was also excellent. She provided a stress free booking service and responded to any emails/calls immediately.
Many thanks to you both."
Customer review by Jo & Gareth
07/06/2014 Lee Mathews
"Thank you, Lee was great. We are very pleased with the all round service from Alive Network and Lee Mathews."
Customer review by Olivia Mylles
31/05/2014 Lee Mathews
"We found Lee Mathews on Alive Network and liked all that we saw and heard on the website and were absolutely happy with Lee's performance.
Lee arrived on time and set up without disturbing anyone, he was completely organised not needing any assistance with setting up, he worked very independently and played beautifully. Lee looked very smart, professional and was very charming and polite.
His performance was brilliant - the perfect pianist for a wedding. I would book Lee again as we and all the guests were very pleased and enjoyed the music.
We were looking for a pianist that could play a wide variety of songs and Alive Network website showed that Lee could provide this. We listened to the sample songs and liked it.
Our main concern was to find the perfect Pianist and of course it was also important that the service was not too expensive.
Our Alive Network Coordinator was very helpful. We give Lee Mathews and Alive Network a 10 out of 10."
Lee Mathews is based in Watford, Hertfordshire but most of the
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