Simon James

Simon James is an internationally renowned, classically trained pianist available for weddings, private and corporate events. Simon performs beautiful arrangements of Jazz, Classical and Pop songs that will provide the perfect ambience for your event.

Price from £418 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

To make you feel my love - Adele
Someone like you - Adele
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
Hey Jude - Lennon/McCartney
Thinking out loud - Ed Sherrin
One day like this - Elbow
Paradise - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
Greatest Day - Take That
Weekend in New England - Barry Manilow
Moondance - Van Morrison
Bridge over troubled water - Paul Simon
Closest thing to crazy - Katie Melua
Candle in the wind - Elton John
Rocket man - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
Song for Guy - Elton John
Don’t let the sun go down on me - Elton John
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
She’s got a way about her - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Honesty - Billy Joel


All the things you are
Honeysuckle Rose
Night & Day
Aint Misbehavin
Lets fall in love
Over the rainbow
It aint necessarily so
Satin Doll
A train
Prelude to a kiss
In a sentimental mood
Autumn leaves
Don’t get around much
Willow weep
The shadow of your smile
Softly as in a morning sunrise
Girl from Ipanema
St louis blues
Fly me to the moon
We’ll be together again
Moonlight in Vermont
Angel eyes
Taking a chance on love
Heres that rainy day
Beautiful love
Sunny side of street
Lullaby of leaves
Paper Moon
Black Orpheus
Berkeley Square
What is this thing called love
Blue Bossa
Lullaby of Birdland
Gee Baby aint I good to you
My Funny Valentine
Blue Skies
Nature Boy
My Romance
Bye Bye Blackbird
I’m Old Fashioned
The way you look tonight
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Just Friends
what are you doing the rest of your life
You stepped out of a dream
Moon River
For all we know
Days of wine & rosesJersey Bounce
All of me
Early Autumn
September in rain
Green Dolphin St
Cry me a river
Tune Up
Miss Jones
As Time Goes By
Nearness of you
How high the moon
Do Nothin till you
What a wonderful world
Out of Nowhere
In the wee small hours
Memories of you
One note samba
What a difference
How Insensitive
Get Happy
September song
Night in Tunisia
A Foggy Day
Sky lark
This masquerade
Watch what happens
Alice in Wonderland
Round Midnight
On a clear day
Smoke gets in your eyes
Blame it on my youth
Lets face the music
Sophisticated lady
Whisper Not
In a mellow tone
Take five
I cant get started
Polkadots & Moonbeams
Swinging on a star
Walking my baby
The very thought of you
They cant take that away
I only have eyes for you
It had to be you
I’ve got you under my skin
Mona Lisa
Moonlight becomes you
If I were a bell
Mr Bojangles
Im a fool to want you
Killing me softly
Love me or leave me
Makin whoope
East of the sun
Begin the beguine
Time after time
You'd be so nice to come home to
Isnt she lovely

Mazurka -Chopin
Lyric Pieces -Grieg
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Sonatina - Scarlatti
Prelude Bk1 No.1 - Bach
Preludes Em,Bm,Am,Cm,Db - Chopin
Traumerei - Schubert
Gymnopedie Nos1 - Satie
Liebestraumme - Liszt
Prelude No.5 - Scriabin
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Largo - Handel
Air on a G string - Bach
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Prince Igor - Borodin
L’apres midi - Tiersen
A selection of tunes by Einaudi

Musicals and Showtunes
All I Ask Of You
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
The Music Of The Night
My Favourite Things
Send In The Clowns
You’ll Never Walk Alone
My Heart Will Go On
Circle Of Life
Feed The Birds
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
When You Wish Upon A Star
You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Christmas Repertoire
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
The Christmas Song
Silent Night
Winter Wonderland
White Christmas
Let It Snow Let It Snow
We Three Kings
Frosty The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Auld Lang Syne
Sleigh Ride
Here Comes Santa Claus
Jingle Bell Rock
All I Want For Christmas
Jingle Bells
Angels From the Realms Of Glory
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Deck The Halls
God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark The Herald
O Come All Ye Faithful
The First Noel
When Christmas Comes To Town
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree


Full Biography

* Jazz, Classical and Pop compositions beautifully arranged to suit all occasions and tastes
* Duo, trio and quartet jazz line up's also available (see booking options)

Specialising in the solo piano music of your choice, Cornwall based and internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Simon James is known for his versatility in providing personal music packages for the perfect wedding, private or corporate event. Classically trained, Simon is equally at home in Jazz, Pop or Classical genres and able to provide a range of ensembles from solo piano, through sax and piano duos, trios and on to larger jazz line ups.


Default lineup: 1 performer

Solo Pianist
* Duo, trio & quartet options available - (Please see booking options)

Performance Times

Up to 1 Hour

From £233 + travel

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Up to 2 Hours,

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Up to 3 Hours

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Up to 1.5 Hours

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Up to 2.5 Hours,

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Price from £418 + travel from Cornwall

Based on 1 person performing up to 2 hours

  • South West From £418
  • South East From £424
  • East of England From £458
  • Wales From £458
  • East Midlands From £523
  • North West From £523
  • West Midlands From £523
  • North East From £849
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £849

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8 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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I would highly recommend Simon and would use him for future events.

5 stars - Simon James are Highly Recommended
booked Simon James for their Wedding in Cornwall

“Simon was so friendly yet perfectly professional and helped make our day run with ease. We had a really loose plan and he was completely adaptable to our ideas and played flawlessly throughout the ceremony and drinks reception. He was even kind enough to help our choirs pianist before he was contracted to start. I would highly recommend Simon and would use him for future events.”

Remarkable individual skills ... delighted a capacity audience at the first of o...

5 stars - Simon James are Highly Recommended
booked Simon James for their event

“The Simon James Quartet delighted a capacity audience at the first of our concerts at Lost Gardens of Heligan in January 2017. Mixing excellent originals by pianist Simon James and saxophonist/flautist Sarah McDonagh with a few well known standards - the quartet demonstrated their remarkable individual skills with a rock solid unity of purpose. Percussionist Keith Marshall and bassist James Rintoul, a formidable rhythm section, also shone on some inventive solos. The Simon James Quartet is certainly at the forefront of contemporary jazz ensembles in Cornwall, offering a special evening of accessible and rewarding jazz.”

Delighted Father of the Bride

5 stars - Simon James are Highly Recommended
booked Simon James for their Wedding

“I have known Simon for some 15 years and have engaged him for Musical entertainment on many occasions over that period Solo, Duo Trio and Quartet Simon has always supplied the Music to perfectly compliment various events What better recommendation can I give than to say that he was my first choice for the early evening music at my Daughters Wedding. A Professional who does deliver that very personal service ”

Simon made the party, Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

5 stars - Simon James are Highly Recommended
booked Simon James for their event in Cornwall

“Simon made the party, he judged the volume and selection of tunes perfectly. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Excellent Pianist

5 stars - Simon James are Highly Recommended
booked Simon James for their event

“Simon was just wonderful at a 70th birthday I held recently. He was smiley/charismatic, professional and of course an impeccable pianist. I will be using him for all my future functions. Cherish Rothwell Events & Weddings Co-Ordinator Fowey Hall Hotel”

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