Piano Entertainment for
Weddings, Parties & Events
Paddock', Child Street, Lambourn, Berkshire RG17 8NZ,
Tel: +44(0)1488 72264 Mob: +44(0)7973 164429
CUSTOMER & CLIENT COMMENTS
it or not, you're the first person ever to play one of my own compositions
in front of me.....
...... I'm very flattered, we were all saying that you're a very mean piano player indeed!
Jools Holland whilst dining at 'Le Caprice', Arlington Street, London
'Richard was an instant success and from his first evening won customers
in considerable numbers.
He has a lovely touch and has the abilityand talent to assess exactly the mood best suited to
the audience...he will be welcomed back here at any time in the future.'
Jim Finlayson, General Manager, The Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, Australia.
'That's great man ..I appreciate your playing!'
President Bill Clinton whilst visiting Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my afternoon at the Landmark Hotel, London
the other week. You do a wonderful job...play with such sensitivity and clarity. Keep up
the beautiful music and lots of luck in everything you do.'
Bonny Caplan, Harpist, Boston Pops Orchestra, Sarasota, Florida
you so much for playing for us, we've all had the most wonderful afternoon.'
Sir Frank Williams during a lunch to celebrate his 70th birthday at The
Vineyard at Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire (Sunday 8th April, 2012)
thank you for playing for us and helping us celebrate our wedding.
We had such an amazing
day and you played a major part in it being so fantastic. Many of our guests commented on your
performance and as always we wouldn't hesitate to recomend you to others, We look forward to
seeing you on our next visit to The Vineyard. Love and best wishes, Steve and Keren.'
Thank you card sent by Mr. Steve Dolton following his wedding to Keren at The
Vineyard at Stockcross, near Newbury, Berkshire (Saturday 30th March, 2013)
and I would like to say what an utter delight it was having Richard
play at our wedding reception. Although it was only a relatively
small affair, having Richard there made it feel much bigger and also that little bit more special. Richard was utterly professional, played for
longer than he was booked for and seemingly knew every song and tune that my guests asked him to play! My Mum was especially
delighted that he knew 'Spanish Eyes' and my wife (!) was extremely happy that he appeared to know Robbie Williams' entire back
catalogue! I really can't recommend Richard highly enough both for his charming personality and of course his undoubted playing
skills. Thank you again Richard for your wonderful playing at our wedding, you really did help make it a special occasion"
E-mail testimonial from BBC Radio 2's Tim Smith following his marriage
to Leonie at Tylney Hall, Hook, Hampshire (Sunday 24th February, 2013)
BBC Radio 2's Tim Smith, co-host of 'Steve Wright In The Afternoon'
you for making our wedding so special. We are really glad that we chose
to play, everybody commented on how great you were. Many thanks again.'
Card sent by Louise and Craig following their wedding at Northbrook
Park near Farnham, Surrey (Friday 11th January, 2013)
Louise and Craig on their wedding day at Farnham Park, Surrey, 11th January, 2013
you so much for providing us with some fabulous music and helping to make
our day so special.'
Card sent by Greg and Vikki Rudman following their wedding at Ardington
House, near Wantage, Oxfordshire (Saturday 24th November, 2012)
Greg and Vikki's wedding at Ardington House, Wantage, Oxfordshire, 24th November, 2012
'We just wanted to thank you ever so much for the beautiful music at our wedding at Silchester House
recently.We were so delighted that we chose you to play and we thought the music fitted the occasion
so perfectly. We have had so many lovely comments from our guests, thank you once again'
E-mail sent by Debra and Stephen Brown following their wedding at
Silchester House, near Reading, Berkshire (Saturday 9th June, 2012)
''We would like to say a very big thank you for your amazing performance thrughout the day. Every one of the
guests we have spoken to commented on your wonderful music and said they could have listened to you play
all day. Your choice of music was perfect and it was a pleasure having you at Matt and Gill's wedding.'
E-mail sent by the parents of the bride, Steve and Sarah Hudson, following their daughter Gill's
wedding reception at Taplow House Hotel, near Maidenhead, Berkshire (Sunday 22nd April, 2012)
' Alex and I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was beautiful
and exactly what we had wanted. We had such a lovely day, thank you once again.'
E-mail sent by Clare Joyce following her wedding at Loseley House,
near Guildford, Surrey (Saturday 7th April, 2012)
'Just a litle note to express our thanks and gratitude for your wonderful piano playing at our wedding. It was a childhood dream of
mine to have a pianist so thank you for fulfilling this and for playing so many of our favourite songs. Thank you also for allowing
me to sing with you - it was the hardest song I've ever performed but I was so honoured to do so accompanied by yourself'.'
Card sent by Hayley Dunbar following her wedding at Ufton Court,
Ufton Nervett, Berkshire (Friday 30th December, 2011)
Hayley Dunbar singing at her wedding at Ufton Court, Berkshire, 30th December, 2011
'We thank you for sharing our very special day with us. You played the piano beautifully during
our wedding day. We can't thank you enough for making our day so special. You are a very
talented pianist and we shall definitely be recommending you to all our family and friends.'
Card sent by Emma and Barry Russell following their wedding at The Grims
Dyke Hotel, Harrow, Middlesex (Saturday 12th November, 2011)
Emma & Barry Russell, The Grims Dyke Hotel, Harrow, London 12th November, 2011
'The evening went brilliantly and we've had such great feedback from our guests. As ever
you played a wonderful set so thanks for that, it all adds to the atmosphere of the evening.'
E-mail sent by Karen Walter following The Link Foundation Charity Ball, held
at The Castle Hotel, Windsor, Berkshire (Saturday 8th October, 2011)
'Darren and I would like to say a massive thank you for Saturday. You made our day very special and so many of our
guests commented on how talented you are. I understand that one of my friends, who is planning a wedding, took
your card so fingers crossed we'll see you again! Thanks again, it really was a massive factor in our magical day!'
E-mail sent by Anna Hassall following her wedding reception at
Monks Barn, Hurley, Berkshire (Saturday 1st October, 2011)
'We wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last month. We thought you did a fantastic job and we
have received so many compliments about you from our guests. You definitely made our day even more special'.
E-mail sent by Hannah Whittington following her wedding at Pennyhill Park,
Bagshott, Surrey (Saturday 10th September, 2011)
'Matt and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding.
Everyone commented on the music and it really helped create the perfect day for us. Thank you so much'.
Card sent by Anna Young following her wedding reception at Northcote
House, Sunningdale, Berkshire (Saturday 22nd July, 2011)
'Thank you so very much for playing the piano at our wedding reception at Micklefield Hall. Thank you for
giving us such a wonderful welcome to Micklefield Hall and for all the music you played so beautifully.
We are incredibly grateful that you were able to fit us into your busy schedule - thank you!'
Card sent by Victoria and Magnus McCabe following their wedding reception at
Mickefield Hall, near Chorleywood, Hertfordshire (Saturday 25th June, 2011)
Victoria and Magnus McCabe, Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire, Saturday 25th June, 2011
'On behalf of the whole finance team at McDonalds I would like to thank you again for your fabulous contribution
on Thursday. Everybody was under the charm of your talent and we all enjoyed litening to your vast reprtoire
throughout the drinks reception and dinner. It was a real pleasure dealing with you both during the preparation
for our event as well as on the day itself. Once again, thanks a million for playing for us, it was absolutely perfect.'
E-mail sent by Stephanie Gayet following an event organised by Macdonalds Restaurants
Limited at The Manor of Groves Hotel, near Harlow, Essex (Thursday 23rd June, 2011)
Playing at an event for Macdonalds Restaurants Ltd, Harlow, Essex, 23rd June, 2011
*****'Thank you very much for your music at our wedding reception and during the wedding breakfast at
Danesfield House on 10th June 2011. We and our guests really enjoyed your performance, it made
our day more special. We'll definitely keep you in mind next time we need a pianist!'
Card sent by Nick Richardson following his wedding reception at
Danesfield House, Marlow, Buckinghamshire (Friday 10th June, 2011)
'Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played for our wedding ceremony and drinks
reception at Northcote House on June 4th. It was perfect, our guests loved it. and
particularly enjoyed making 'special requests' on the terrace. Thank you again'.
Card sent by Mr & Mrs Lee following their wedding reception at
Northcote House, Sunningdale, Berkshire (Saturday 4th June, 2011)
Mr. & Mrs. Lee, Northcote House, Sunningdale, Berkshire, 4th June, 2011
*****'Just a note to say how much we enjoyed having you play at our wedding. The music you played
was absolutely perfect and everything we had hoped for. There were so many positive
comments from family. So thank you for helping to make our big day so special.'
Card sent by Kate & Tim Jennings following their wedding at Loseley
House, near Guildford, Surrey (Sunday 29th May, 2011)
*****'Delia and I just wanted to write and thank you for the brilliant piano playing at our wedding.It set the
mood of the day off perfectly and so mant people commented about how good you were. Delia's
father was especially pleased that you knew 'I Dreamed A Dream'! All the best for the future'.
Card sent by Matthew Saperia following his wedding reception at
Botleys Mansion, Chertsey, Surrey (Saturday 28th May, 2011)
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Saperia, Botleys Mansion, Surrey, Saturday 28th May 2011
'Hi Richard, we just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. Everybody,
us included, loved your music and we were sad to see you leave!''
E-mail sent by Sarah Penman following her wedding at Tracy
Park Hotel, Wick, near Bath (Saturday 21st May, 2011)
'We wanted to say a huge thank you for playing the piano at our wedding. It really made the ceremony special
to have our choice of music played so beautifully. The music during the drinks reception on the keyboard was
also lovely and people commented on how good it was. We would not hesitate to recommend you.''
Card sent by Joanna Wiffen following her wedding to Jeremy at Northcote
House, Sunningdale, Berkshire. (Saturday 23rd April, 2011)
Joanna & Jeremy, Northcote House, Sunningdale, Berkshire, Saturday 23rd April, 2011
*****'Thank you so much for your excellent playing at Michele and Rob's wedding! So many people remarked on it
and said how much they'd enjoyed listening to you. Music means a lot to quite a few of our family andfriends and your wonderful playing added so much to the special quality of the occasion.'
E-mail sent by Mrs. Vivienne Ward following her daughter's wedding at
Highclere Castle, near Newbury, Berkshire (Saturday 16th April, 2011)
'Now that the dust has settled on our wedding celebrations and we are back home here in Finland, we just wanted to send
our thanks to you for being such a special part of our wonderful wedding day at Cain Manor on the 23rd September. We
have received many comments from guests praising your wonderful keyboard talents and we would not hesitate to
recommend you to anyone.It was a real pleasure to meet you and we wish you every future success in your career.'
E-mail sent by Michael and Sara Atkinson following their wedding at Cain Manor,
Churt, Hampshire (Thursday 23rd September, 2010)
'I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for last Saturday, your music was so beautiful. It was perfect - more
than I could have ever expected. The whole day was excellent. Thanks again for your superb entertainment.'
E-mail sent by Camille Stedall following her wedding at The Old Swan & Minster Mill,
Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire (Saturday 11th September, 2010)
'We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Lillibrook Manor earlier this month. You were brilliant and
such a pleasure to speak to regarding the planning, it was lovely to finally meet you on the day. You helped create such a
wonderful atmosphere at dinner as well as playing beautifully throughout the service. I especially loved the Take That medley
in the middle of dinner, I know all my girfriends did too! I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone else.'
E-mail sent by Jo Ackland following her wedding at Lillibrook Manor,
Nr. Maidenhead, Berkshire (Saturday 4th September, 2010)
'Having returned from a lovely honeymoon, Julie and I wanted to thank you again for making our wedding
day so memorable.Your playing was so wonderful and it provided such a superb atmosphere to
a great day. We have had so many positive comments from our guests about you music.'
E-mail sent by Phil and Julie Broughton following their wedding at
Lains Barn, near Wantage, Oxfordshire (Friday 3rd September, 2010)
'Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony. The music was beautiful and it made such
a lovely atmosphere. We thought that the hymns were particularly good, especially 'Shine, Jesus,
Shine' which we both loved. Thank you again for making our day so memorable.'
Card sent Piers and Mary Hopkins following their wedding at Loseley
House near Guildford, Surrey (Friday 13th August, 2010)
'Hi Rich - just to say thank you very much for the absolutely fantastic job
you did at my son's wedding on Sunday. Your repertoire is astounding and
fitted so well with the proceedings. All in all you did a wonderful job!'
E-mail sent by Ian Salisbury following his son's wedding at
The Olde Bell, Hurley, Berkshire (Sunday 11th April, 2010)
'We had a most enjoyable wedding day and your music helped make it so special. Having only chosen our ceremony
music, the rest of the music you played throughout the day was perfect, you're a consumate professional!'
E-mail sent by Jill and Simon Mills following their wedding at
Notley Abbey, Thame, Oxfordshire (Saturday 27th March, 2010)
'Dear Richard, we just wanted to say a big thank you for playing the piano on our
wedding day. We both thought you were fantastic and the music made the
atmosphere at Great Fosters exactly what we wanted it to be....'
Card sent by Richard and Helen Moore following their wedding at
Great Fosters Hotel, Egham, Surrey (Friday 4th December, 2009)
'We just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for making our wedding day extra special. We had a fantastic
time, we would do it again and again, and you being there playing the piano made it just perfect!! All
our guests throughly enjoyed your music and it really did set the atmosphere perfectly, thank you!'
E-mail sent by Paul and Nicky Bartlett following their wedding at
Cain Manor, Churt, Hampshire (Wednesday 8th July, 2009)
'Ross and I would like to say a big thanks for you fantastic performance at our wedding on
Friday. All our guests were blown away by your talent for playing the piano and we feel
priviledged that you were able to pIay and be part of our wedding.'
E-mail sent by Suzanne Culpitt following her wedding reception at
Wasing Park, Aldermaston, Berkshire (Friday 26th June,2009)
'Richard - very many thanks for your magnificent performance during the ceremony, reception
and meal on Saturday.It was much enjoyed and remarked upon by many of our friends.
In particular, you made the ceremony something very special.'
E-mail sent by Mr. Graham Bell following his daughter's wedding at
Wentworth Club, Surrey (Saturday 7th March, 2009)
'Thank you so much for your fantastic performance at our reception
on Saturday It was just what we wanted and more.....'
E-mail sent by Mr. Keith Bishop following his Civil Partnership reception
at Foxhills Country Club, Surrey (Saturday 17th January, 2009)
'You were absolutely fabulous. I cannot begin to mention the number of friends that have sung your
praises since the event. They were thrilled that you played their many requests. Thank you for
helping to make the day such a success. I will be sure to recommend you in the future.'
E-mail sent by Mrs. Katherine Grant following her wedding reception at
Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey (Tuesday 23rd December, 2008)
'We had always dreamed of having a pianist play at our wedding and you certainly lived up to our
expectations. All our guests have praised your playing and were amazed at your repertoire
of music. If we ever need a pianist again we'll certainly be in contact.'
Card sent by Vicki Pepper following her wedding reception at Maiden's
Barn, High Easter, Essex (Saturday 20th December, 2008)
'Rich, just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding reception at Great Fosters on
September 2nd. You did a superb job and set a wonderful atmospbhere, exactly what we wanted! We
had so much fantastic feedback about you and would definitely like to use you again in the future.'
Card sent by Gemma and Stuart Brahams following their wedding at
Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey (Saturday 2nd September, 2008)
'We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at out wedding reception at Foxhills recently. Your
repertoire was brilliant and so many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed listening to
you during the meal. We will definitely recommend you to any friends considering a pianist in the future.'
E-mail from Stephanie and Marcos Gonzalez following their wedding at
Foxhills Country Club, Surrey (Saturday 28th June, 2008)
'Richard, just a quick note to say a huge 'thank you' for playing at our wedding ceremony at Wentworth on
Friday. The music you played was absolutely perfect and really added to making the day so special'
E-mail sent by Mrs Eleanor Mill following her Civil Wedding Ceremony at
Wentworth Club, Surrey (Friday 2nd May, 2008)
'Dear Richard, it was a pleasure to meet you and have you play at our wedding. Thank you for
lighting up the room with your beautiful music, treasured memories of our perfect day.'
Card from Mrs Stephanie Carter following her wedding reception
at the Hilton Cobham, Surrey (Saturday 5th April, 2008)
My husband and I would like to thank you so much for your piano playing exploits at our wedding on April 4th at Loseley
Park. I'm really sorry I did not chance to thank you in person but please rest assured my thanks are immense!'
E-mail sent by Mrs Vicky Craig following her joint Civil Wedding Ceremony and
Religious Blessing Ceremony at Loseley House, Surrey (Friday 4th April, 2008)
'Just a note to thank you very much for playing the piano at Emma and Jason's reception on 7th July.
I know your playing was much appreciated by our guests and we are most grateful to you.'
Card sent by Mrs. Jane Lindner following her daughter's wedding at The Pavillion,
Lane End Conference Centre, Buckinghamshire (Saturday 7th July, 2007)
'Richard, thank you very much for your performance on Saturday, it was exactly what I had in mind. The way you chose
to finish as 7 PM approached was absolutely spot on with many of the guests spontaneoulsy joining in, thanks again!'
E-mail from Mr Paul Studd following his wedding anniversary party held at The Great
House, Sonning, Berkshire (Saturday 23rd June, 2007)
'I can't thank you enough for your beautiful playing yesterday. All the guests have been ringing to marvel
at the magical afternoon. Thank you for your share in making what will be very special memories for me'
Card from Mrs Jean Campbell following her 70th birthday party held at The Gatsby,
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (Saturday 16th June, 2007)
'James and I just wanted to send you a big thank you for helping to make our wedding day
as special as it was for us a couple of weekends ago. Many of our guests commented on how
lovely the music was both during the ceremony and the meal, we are very grateful to you.'
E-mail from Wendy Terry following her wedding at The Royal Berkshire Hotel,
Ascot, Berkshire (Saturday 26th May, 2007)
'Tim and I just wanted to send our heartfelt thanks to you for playing the piano at our wedding.We loved the
music and only wished we'd been around more to hear it properly during the drinks reception. Many of our
guests commented on how much they'd enjoyed your playing, so thank you so much for your contribution.'
E-mail from Sally Rickson following her wedding at Stoke Park Club,
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire (Saturday 21st April, 2007)
'Thank you so much for helping us add that special touch to our
wedding day. We really appreciate your time and effort.'
Letter from Kath Blower following her evening wedding reception
at Taplow House Hotel, Berkshire (Friday 20th October, 2006)
''Thank you so much for your wonderful piano playing on our wedding day. Thanks too for all your
help leading up to the day, we appreciated your prompt response to our e-mails as well as your
help in choosing songs for the ceremony, it really helped put our minds at rest.'
Letter from Elianne & Chris Edgington following their wedding at Milton
Hill House near Didcot, Oxfordshire, (Sunday 27th August, 2006)
'A big thank you for your beautiful playing on Saturday. The service was the best part of
what turned out to be a beautiful day so thank you for coming and helping make it so special.'
Letter from the Mrs. Sara Fearne following her daughter's wedding ceremony held
at Whitelands College Chapel, Roehampton, London (Saturday 26th August, 2006)
''We wanted to drop you a quick line to tell you how delighted we were with you playing at
our wedding. We couldn't have been happier with your performance and you helped so
much to make the day such a success. Everyone we have spoken to since our
return have commented on how much they enjoyed the music.'
E-mail from Pete and Faye Murphy following their wedding reception at
Silchester House, near Reading, Berkshire (Wednesday 16th August, 2006)
'Thank you so much for providing such excellent entertainment at my dinner on Saturday.
Many of my friends have commented on how superb your performance was. The balance
you have, being an excellent pianist delivered in such a fun way is fantastic.
In summary, you made the evening everythinhg I had hoped for!'
Mrs. Alison King following her 40th Birthday celebration dinner held at
Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire (Saturday 15th July, 2006)
'Please accept our sincere thanks for the splendid service you provided on Saturday. We
received so many favourable comments and are very pleased that we asked you to play
for us. We will certainly recommend you and will pass your details on if you don't mind.'
Letter from Mrs. Maria Itta following her daughter's wedding reception at
The Regency Park Hotel, Thatcham, Berkshire (Saturday 27th May, 2006)
'I just wanted to say "thank you" for the beautiful piano playing on the 20th May. We really did enjoy it,
I am just sorry we didn't get to talk to you much - such a busy day! Many of our guests commented
on the lovely music and we really did appreciate it during the meal. Thank you again!'
Letter from the new Mr & Mrs Spence following their wedding at Cain Manor, Churt,
Hampshire (Saturday 20th May, 2006)
'Richard, thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to what turned out to be a great day for everyone.
I have had nothing but praise and thanks from everyone who came along, they have all asked where I was able to
find such great entertainment. My wife and I worked hard on the organization but you were the icing on the cake...'
Mr. Bill Berloth following his 60th Birthday Party, Grovefield Hotel, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
(Sunday 9th April, 2006)