SUPPLIER GUEST LIST

Ray's Piano


“I love turning melodies into memories on your wedding day”

www.rayspiano.co.uk

SUPPLIER GUEST LIST

SUPPLIER GUEST LIST

Ray's Piano


“I love turning melodies into memories on your wedding day”

www.rayspiano.co.uk

Ray's Piano

INTRODUCTION


“I love turning melodies into memories on your wedding day”. Ray’s love of music started at an early age, and he has been tickling the ivory’s for over 25 years as an accomplished pianist. Boasting a varying career which has

 

 

seen him play across UK theatres, Glastonbury Festival, and as part of a travelling wedding duo, Ray has now found his forte as a solo pianist, playing for couples who want an intimate, more personal approach to their entertainment.

 

His greatest love is playing for a live audience, especially one in the love-filled, joyous atmosphere of a wedding day.

Whether it's a smooth ballad to greet guests as they arrive to the ceremony, or an upbeat groove to get you up on your feet at the reception, Ray's repertoire of musical marvel suits any setting.

 

 

Hitting The Right Key

Creating a dreamy vibe is the name to Ray's game.

From pop, Motown and soul classics, to Disney, boogie-woogie, country and rock 'n' roll bangers, couples can tailor their piano playlist to the tastes of their guests – from the little ones right up to the older, wiser ears.

 

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I love turning melodies into memories on your wedding day

RAY

 

 

Picture sauntering into your reception as newly-weds to the dulcet tones of 'We are the Champions', or slow dancing to Mr Presley's classic 'Can't Help Falling in Love with You' – it's the perfect backdrop to the most magical big day.

 

BELLE LOVES

Ray also prides himself on his personable service, epitomised by the fact he offers a personalised songbook for your wedding day.

 

Able to travel throughout the North of England, Ray puts his all into each and every performance – carrying three pianos and a full set up with no fuss.

Ray's Piano

REVIEWS

We booked Ray to play during the daytime of our wedding at The Parlour, Blagdon. It was a decision taken by my bride to be (Linda) in my absence but one that I am eternally grateful she took independently as it really did make the daytime special for us and all of our guests. Planning and organising music for your ceremony is one of those stresses you can do without on your big day, but from the moment we booked Ray we were relieved of this stress as he took care of everything. He liaised with the venue, asked us the kind of artists and songs we would like him to play during our reception and also if we would like him to play any songs especially for us, and the ceremony in particular. We asked him to play an instrumental version of Groovy Kind of Love for Linda to walk down the aisle to, which was absolutely beautiful. Aside from the ceremony itself, background music during the day of a wedding can be one of those seemingly small things that is often overlooked in the frenzy to sort out transport, caterers, accommodation etc. however, it is vitally important in creating an ambience whilst guests are mingling before and after the ceremony. Ray was perfect for this, and I received compliments from several of our guests about how excellent a balance he achieved between being loud enough to create an atmosphere but not so loud that people couldn’t socialise or talk amongst themselves. I cannot emphasise enough how much having a live performer of Ray’s quality during the day added to our overall experience of an occasion we will never forget and which we certainly hope will be a once in a lifetime event! ​

Linda and Darren

We got married at Bamburgh Castle – a truly magical day and all concerned helped to make it run like clockwork. Ray played the grand piano in the Great Hall during the ceremony and his own piano during our reception drinks. His contribution was highly praised by many guests – he had to learn entirely new pieces we particularly wanted for the ceremony, and played them to perfection. In all our dealings with Ray we found him friendly and very responsive to our wishes – recommend him highly for any event.

Eirik and Wanida

Me and my partner were planning our wedding and couldn't decide on the kind of music to have, until one day we were having afternoon tea with family at Langley Castle and we noticed a piano playing as we entered the room. We were intrigued by the beautiful sound that surrounded us. At first we took time to listen and it was a talking point for a little while, as we tried to identify the songs and all discussed how really lovely it was. Then, as we all started to engage in conversation, the music kind of softened to where we somehow didn't notice it anymore. An hour passed, we were having such a nice time, until all of a sudden the atmosphere changed dramatically. We found ourselves whispering almost and leaning forward to speak to one another as to not disturb people sitting near us. We soon noticed the piano had stopped. It was at that exact time we decided that this was definitely something we wanted at our wedding - if I'm honest, it's not something I ever would of thought of. I spoke to Ray just before we left and handed him my details. He got in touch the next day with a lovely gentle email (not pushy in any way). I gave him a few details i.e dates and times, then a little while later after I had chosen the songs I wanted, we discussed it over the phone. Ray was so wonderful. I chose the beautiful River Flows In You by Yiruma to make my entrance - Ray learnt it and sent me a clip in advance - it was absolutely perfect. My other songs were three tracks from the movie The Greatest Showman, and again Ray delivered these to perfection. Ray stayed all day from 12 till 5 (he has three pianos, so wherever my guests were, Ray was there playing in the background) – the arrival of my guests, the ceremony itself, our outdoor reception in the grounds of the castle and during our wedding breakfast. He played an array of tunes from chart tracks to old classics - such a variety of beautiful music. I truly believe that nothing could have come close to the atmosphere that Ray created for our wedding. His knowledge and understanding is outstanding - he knew exactly what to play and when to play it and at what volume! You DON’T get any of that from a CD player! I have to say that Ray was wonderful, the talent he has is exceptional, the dealings I had with him were so relaxed. He was so down to earth, yet so professional. He is a true gentleman, and we wish him continued success - he deserves it!

Debbie and Steve

We booked Ray to play during the daytime of our wedding at The Parlour, Blagdon. It was a decision taken by my bride to be (Linda) in my absence but one that I am eternally grateful she took independently as it really did make the daytime special for us and all of our guests. Planning and organising music for your ceremony is one of those stresses you can do without on your big day, but from the moment we booked Ray we were relieved of this stress as he took care of everything. He liaised with the venue, asked us the kind of artists and songs we would like him to play during our reception and also if we would like him to play any songs especially for us, and the ceremony in particular. We asked him to play an instrumental version of Groovy Kind of Love for Linda to walk down the aisle to, which was absolutely beautiful. Aside from the ceremony itself, background music during the day of a wedding can be one of those seemingly small things that is often overlooked in the frenzy to sort out transport, caterers, accommodation etc. however, it is vitally important in creating an ambience whilst guests are mingling before and after the ceremony. Ray was perfect for this, and I received compliments from several of our guests about how excellent a balance he achieved between being loud enough to create an atmosphere but not so loud that people couldn’t socialise or talk amongst themselves. I cannot emphasise enough how much having a live performer of Ray’s quality during the day added to our overall experience of an occasion we will never forget and which we certainly hope will be a once in a lifetime event! ​

Linda and Darren

We got married at Bamburgh Castle – a truly magical day and all concerned helped to make it run like clockwork. Ray played the grand piano in the Great Hall during the ceremony and his own piano during our reception drinks. His contribution was highly praised by many guests – he had to learn entirely new pieces we particularly wanted for the ceremony, and played them to perfection. In all our dealings with Ray we found him friendly and very responsive to our wishes – recommend him highly for any event.

Eirik and Wanida

Me and my partner were planning our wedding and couldn't decide on the kind of music to have, until one day we were having afternoon tea with family at Langley Castle and we noticed a piano playing as we entered the room. We were intrigued by the beautiful sound that surrounded us. At first we took time to listen and it was a talking point for a little while, as we tried to identify the songs and all discussed how really lovely it was. Then, as we all started to engage in conversation, the music kind of softened to where we somehow didn't notice it anymore. An hour passed, we were having such a nice time, until all of a sudden the atmosphere changed dramatically. We found ourselves whispering almost and leaning forward to speak to one another as to not disturb people sitting near us. We soon noticed the piano had stopped. It was at that exact time we decided that this was definitely something we wanted at our wedding - if I'm honest, it's not something I ever would of thought of. I spoke to Ray just before we left and handed him my details. He got in touch the next day with a lovely gentle email (not pushy in any way). I gave him a few details i.e dates and times, then a little while later after I had chosen the songs I wanted, we discussed it over the phone. Ray was so wonderful. I chose the beautiful River Flows In You by Yiruma to make my entrance - Ray learnt it and sent me a clip in advance - it was absolutely perfect. My other songs were three tracks from the movie The Greatest Showman, and again Ray delivered these to perfection. Ray stayed all day from 12 till 5 (he has three pianos, so wherever my guests were, Ray was there playing in the background) – the arrival of my guests, the ceremony itself, our outdoor reception in the grounds of the castle and during our wedding breakfast. He played an array of tunes from chart tracks to old classics - such a variety of beautiful music. I truly believe that nothing could have come close to the atmosphere that Ray created for our wedding. His knowledge and understanding is outstanding - he knew exactly what to play and when to play it and at what volume! You DON’T get any of that from a CD player! I have to say that Ray was wonderful, the talent he has is exceptional, the dealings I had with him were so relaxed. He was so down to earth, yet so professional. He is a true gentleman, and we wish him continued success - he deserves it!

Debbie and Steve