Ashley Mason - Pianist

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About Ashley Mason - Pianist

Musician. Chester, Cheshire

££

£500 - £1000

Classically trained and fully qualified pianist available for hire to provide live entertainment for your special day. Since graduating in 2010, I have gained vast experience performing in theatre productions, residencies for leading brands and numerous weddings and corporate events (including a private function for the Rt Hon Theresa May MP).

Solo piano music is guaranteed to add an elegant air of sophistication to your day. As an experienced lounge pianist, I have a hugely varied repertoire from the great classics of the past to modern day hits and which I use to create an atmosphere that will compliment any event. I collaborate closely with clients to ensure each set list is tailored to your exact requirements and if there are any particular songs required, I am more than happy to learn these prior to the event. Taking influence from various contemporary greats such as Elton John and John Legend, I am happy to arrange any piece of music in a relaxed and melodic style. I have covered everything from Back to Metallica, all mixed up with some jazz standards, stage and screen classics and soul favourites too.

For venues where no piano is available, I will provide all necessary equipment at no extra costs which also allows the option of playing outdoors (weather permitting). All equipment is PAT tested and I hold PLI up to £1m.

A typical wedding will consist of three elements:-

  1. The ceremony – I am able to work in close collaboration with you to tailor the music to be played to suit your personal taste.
  2. Drinks / Canape reception – between your ceremony and wedding breakfast, your guests will usually congregate with a drinks reception whilst official photographs are taken. Live music during this period is extremely popular and helps set a relaxed atmosphere. In this informal setting, I usually play for up to 90m and am happy to take requests.
  3. Wedding breakfast – romantic background piano music during the wedding breakfast will always provide an elegant ambiance for you and your guests to enjoy. Music will begin as your guests take their seats through to the cutting of the cake and the beginning of speeches, typically between 90-120m.

These elements may be mixed and matched as required and attract discounted fees.

Although I am based in Cheshire, I have worked nationwide and am more than happy to travel to provide you with live acoustic entertainment for your special day.

Previous Weddings

I am a completely hopeless romantic and being able to take part in a couples’ special day will inevitably make me dewy-eyed. I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite wedding but have had the pleasure of working at numerous gorgeous venues including Bron Eifion, Portmeirion, Carden Park, Soughton Hall, Rowton Hall, The Royal Liver Building etc.

Reviews

Take a look at some reviews from our previous clients.

Sian Crisp (Rocketman)
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As professional a pianist as any I have worked with, Ashley is able to convey any emotion through the keyboard to a standard of such excellence. Enormously talented and passionate, I would recommend his services to anyone.
Susan Nicholls, Rowton Hall Hotel and Spa
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I would definitely recommend Ashley. He played for two hours at our daughter’s wedding, making everyone cry with his beautiful music and creating a lovely atmosphere for the drinks reception. He is a brilliant musician and so many of the guests commented on how lovely it was to hear him play. It really made the day extra special.
Sian Meinir (Welsh National Opera)
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Punctual, professional and very flexible and willing to adapt to circumstances which changed at the very last minute. His playing is breathtakingly beautiful and he has such a sense of lyricisim in his playing. I would recommend Ashley as a pianist for any event or function.
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FAQs

I played my first wedding at the age of 14 and have performed in countless weddings for close to twenty years.

Although I based in Chester, I accept bookings nationwide and am more than happy to travel.

Due to other work commitments, I tend to play between 20-30 weddings each year.

I am happy to provide face to face consultations and will work in close collaboration with couples to ensure their tastes are catered to.

My services can be secured upon payment of a 15% deposit with the balance to be paid fourteen days prior to the event. In cases where the wedding has had to be delayed due to COVID-19, the deposit will be transferred to the new date. Should I not be available for your rearranged date, I will use my best endeavours to supply an alternate musician of equal standing at no extra cost.   

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