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  • Wedding Pianist in London and UK

    26th April 2018 | 0 Comments Interesting things about being a wedding pianist. Being a wedding pianist in London is a job that involves a lot of variety.  One day you can perform in a Barn in Great Dunmow, the next you can be performing at the Landmark Hotel in London's glamorous district of Marylebone.  It certainly gets you around the UK and sometimes you get to see some really interesting places. …
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  • Pianist for Hire London and Essex

    3rd April 2018 | 0 Comments Hiring a Pianist in the UK Hiring a piano player in London, Essex and all surrounding areas is not a problem any more.  The world wide web is full of piano players for hire, musicians and agencies who can help you to find someone perfect for your day.  However, if you are looking for something extra special, Ross Wall is a pianist for hire. A pianist…
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  • Wedding of Sadie and Danny – Luxe Showband

    31st January 2018 | 0 Comments Bespoke I am working extremely hard with  my sister company BM Artists and this is where I get most of my fabulous vocalists from when clients want a wedding band.One of the great things about choosing Ross Wall and BM Artists, is the amazing versatility when choosing what kind of entertainment you want for your wedding or event.   When the client comes to us and says that…
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  • Classic 80’s Music at a Wedding/Event

    12th January 2017 | 0 Comments Funk Soul Brother It strikes me that music from the 70's and 80's is definitely influencing Dance and Commercial songs of today.  You only have to look at Bruno Mars and his new album 24K magic to realise that the music here is heavily influenced from 80's soul and funk! The synthesisers used and the production techniques are very reminiscent of this era! Yet everything sounds…
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  • Production Values

    11th November 2016 | 0 Comments One thing that can sometimes be forgotten about at weddings and corporate events are the values of production.  As good as any band can sounds, if things like the sound, lights, backdrop and even staging are not correctly thought about, it can effect the overall vibe and mood. Sounds about right Funnily enough, the first thing i do upon a booking enquiry is to check if  any…
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  • Ross Wall Performs at a Wedding in italy

    Music for a Ceremony

    27th September 2016 | 0 Comments Having music at a wedding ceremony can be one of the most moving things for a bride and groom.  Usually couples have a special song that means something to them and this could be a perfect time to hear that song.  After all, music does create an emotional response from people.   Walking the Bride! There are certainly ample opportunities for music to be played during…
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  • The Best Songs of the 00’s

    2nd September 2016 | 0 Comments   Let me take you back in time to the noughties with our favourite songs of the 00’s and have them stuck in your head for weeks!   Ahh, the noughties! The days of the first iPod, denim everything and The Black Eyed Peas may seem long gone now, but here are some of my favourite songs from the noughties that will make you wonder where…
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  • Weddings Abroad

    9th June 2016 | 0 Comments One of my favourite things to do is go on holiday and see different places.  So when i get a chance to visit abroad to perform at a wedding (especially to somewhere I have never been before), this has to be up there as one of the best jobs I can get!   Having performed at three weddings abroad in May, I am now safely back…
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  • Smaller Wedding Band for Smaller Occasion

    19th May 2016 | 0 Comments For when Huge Weddings aren't feasible   Its not all about the big, glamorous huge wedding. In fact there are plenty of people out there who have a more intimate affair and actually this isn’t such a bad thing at all. Smaller weddings can often be perfectly formed and sometimes less hassle can mean the day goes more according to plan. At the end of the…
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  • Playing Music By Ear

    5th May 2016 | 0 Comments   After a long tour with X factor winner Joe McElderry Last year, it was great to be back after a while with one of the preliminary dates of his Northern Lights Tour.   Joe, currently on tour with the hit musical Joseph across the UK performed a live date in his hometown South Shields to raucous applause for which I was the Musical Director and…
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  • A Great Party Vibe

    12th April 2016 | 0 Comments What Gets the Crowd Dancing? One thing that I always debate amongst band mates and friends is that of who plays the biggest role in creating the vibe at a wedding or party in general. (I think its safe to say that you can translate the word wedding for party or event, wherever applicable within this blog!) I have been to weddings that are off the…
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    First Dances – My Top 5 for a Wedding

    8th March 2016 | 0 Comments Why is a First Dance so Special?   In my informed opinion, the first dance should be a song that creates a special moment between you and your partner when you hear it. As soon as you hear the song, it generates a memory or feeling for both of you, but this is not unusual; after all, that is the power of what music can do…
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  • London Wedding Band Performance

    A TOP WEDDING BAND

    12th February 2016 | 0 Comments Throughout all my years of experience in the wedding market, I would honestly say that the most important part of a wedding day is the entertainment (yes, more than the cake!) and an excellent wedding band will go a long, long way to making it a night to remember. Let’s take a look at the some of the things clients will get from a top wedding…
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  • How To Read Music

    How To Read Music

    29th January 2016 | 0 Comments Channel Your Inner Musician with These Simple Steps! Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought, “Hey, it’d be really cool to know how to play that.”? Do you have friends who play musical instruments, and you want to get in on the fun? Do you just want to expand your general artistic knowledge? Well, learning the basics of how to read sheet…
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  • Ross Wall Performs In Italy By Keys

    Summer of Love

    26th August 2015 | 0 Comments Making Music Its always a pleasure to play with my good friend Brendan, the number 1 saxophone player in London!  We have enjoyed many gigs in recent months including travelling abroad to play at weddings whilst also staying a bit closer to home too. Having met at University we have shared a great time together and have a great connection when jamming and performing music together!…
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    New Year 2015 Updates – Recording

    4th March 2015 | 0 Comments Happy New Year! It was a good start to the year, getting involved in some new music projects with some upcoming bands and artists. I thoroughly enjoyed recording an acoustic session with the fabulous Chenai Zinyuku, whose voice is soulful and elegant.  I love playing the Steinway Model D Piano, much better than a keyboard of course. A link to the video can be found on…
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  • Ross Wall on the Piano with Joe McElderry

    December Days – Merry Christmas!!!

    18th December 2014 | 0 Comments Its been a busy couple of months recently and I've only now just had time to write a brief post on all the goings on.  We have had a fair few acoustic and christmas shows with Joe McElderry in the North East of England, visiting Consett, Newcastle and South Shields. I always enjoy playing the grand piano on these stripped back shows and I have just…
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  • London UK Top Premier Party Function and Wedding Band

    London UK Top Premier Party Function and Wedding Band

    25th September 2014 | 0 Comments Wedding at the Ritz Hotel   It has been a busy weekend with both the launch of my new super party band along with playing for TOTEM at the Ritz Hotel in London.  TOTEM are another top wedding band that I work with, with fabulous vocalists Chenai Zinkyuku (Chenai Performs Here!) Moni Tivony (The Voice), Bizzi Dixon (The Voice), Lydia Lucy (X Factor). We performed the ceremony with…
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    The beauty of teaching Music

    14th September 2014 | 0 Comments Think being a musician is all about gigs? Think again. Teaching your instrument can provide you with an income while giving you a deeper insight into your own practice. :) Teaching music is a difficult but rewarding job. In this short article, I, Ross Wall, will write about my own experience in this field, trying to outline it so that it can be of use to anyone…
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  • Ross Wall performs with Joe McElderry

    Back on the road with Joe McElderry

    6th September 2014 | 0 Comments THIS WEEKEND...   Hey guys.  I thought i would keep you posted with my gig antics this weekend...So... I am playing with the talented Moni Tivony (The Voice Superstar #jewmaican) at a private function coupled with being back out on the road with Joe McElderry.  It's been tiring but glad to be busy.  My next blog will be the launch of my own Function/Wedding Band! Can't…
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  • Welcome to my blog

    Welcome to my blog

    4th August 2014 | 0 Comments Music is a lifestyle and I probably read my weight in articles, reviews and editorials every week. From the latest in music technology and keyboard equipment, to undiscovered artists about to break on the screen – I like to try and stay ahead of the game, bringing this cutting edge into my performances. I’m also always on the lookout for new stage and background ideas, anything…
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