Chris Connelly - Wedding & Event PianistOut of 5 stars
Overall rating out of 13 Google reviews
2 days ago
Chris is highly recommended for a wedding. He was so helpful during the planning stages, with quick replies and replying to any questions asked! On the day he was fantastic and delivered exactly what was asked, so many guests commented on how great he was on the day.
a month ago
Everyone (including ourselves of course) had so many great things to say about Chris. I appreciate how Chris learned new songs for us and it was never a bother. We absolutely loved hearing Chris play music from games and movies that mean so much to us. Even from the beach when we were taking photos, we could hear Chris and were so excited listening to it! My family haven’t stopped singing Chris’ praises. It was such a wonderful day and he did an amazing job. Highly recommend, such a lovely person.
3 months ago
Chris recently played during our wedding ceremony, drinks reception and meal. From first contact to our wedding and afterwards Chris was prompt to reply, helpful, interested in our music taste and ideas, and a true gentleman to deal with. His skills are magical and set such a joyful and delightful tone for our wedding day. Thank you Chris, Laura & Ross. X
a year ago
A lovely addition to our drinks reception at our wedding; the perfect background music to add to the atmosphere. Chris was excellent with communication in the run up to the event and did a super job on the day.
a year ago
Chris played during the day of our wedding and he is simply brilliant. With Chris playing to our guests it made the day extra special and really added to the day. Thank you so much for coming me and Amy could not be happier. In the run up it was a real pleasure to deal with Chris and made eveyrhijg so easy All the best
a year ago
Fantastic set at recent wedding during afternoon reception and evening meal - very highly recommended.
2 years ago
Chris was due to play at our daughter's wedding . Due to Covid restrictions we were not allowed to have him play. We had to cancel our booking with him and unlike other suppliers, he only charged a small amount for this. I think highly of him for this and hope he has renewed his business successfully after lockdown.
3 years ago
5 years ago
Chris played at our wedding on 03 August and did an amazing job. I had asked him secretly if he could play a special piece for when I walked down the aisle, with some minor modifications, and he agreed without hesitation. On the day, Chris played beautifully! He managed to either extend the piece or fade it out just perfectly as I reached the top of the aisle--I was too nervous to notice which. The rest of the day was also fantastic with Chris playing throughout dinner. We didn't have any specific requests, and yet weren't disappointed in the music selection. Overall, 10/10 would recommend booking Chris Connelly for special events.
5 years ago
Chris, Thanks again for a stellar performance entertaining us at Christie and Stuart's wedding. I heard nothing but positive comments from our guests and will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future. Regards, Arthur.
Chris played and sang before dinner at our daughter’s wedding. He had a super range of music and really added to the celebration. He was really helpful during the preparation stages and played so well. It was lovely to have him at the event and I would definitely recommend him. The whole process of booking him and having him at the venue ran smoothly and his playing was much appreciated by our guests. Thank you to Encore and Chris for making the the booking so easy and the playing so splendid.
8 months ago
Chris was absolutely fantastic at our wedding, all our guests loved the music and have said to us how good he was before and during the ceremony. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to hire a pianist. He was so lovely as well, taking time to come and speak to us before leaving which he didn’t need to do at all. Thank you so much Chris!
9 months ago
Faultless from start to finish. Chris perfectly judged the occasion and played through our selection of music with quiet professionalism. Chris was punctual, smart, tidy, discreet and, most importantly, superbly musical. Although providing essentially background music, Chris’s playing was sensitive and note perfect. It’s my sincere hope that we can book Chris again soon for another event. I certainly would not hesitate to do so.
1 year ago
Chris was fantastic. He took time to understand what we wanted and make sure we had the right selection of music. He played beautifully, even while receiving “help” from fascinated small children. Every single one of our guests made a point of saying how much they enjoyed his playing. He was very easy to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again.
A selection of comments from previous clients…
“Dear Chris, We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for the part you played in our daughter’s wedding on Saturday. The music was wonderful and many people commented on it. They enjoyed the relaxing music during the drinks reception and during the meal – it added so much to the atmosphere. Thank you also for being so understanding when the flower girl tried to play a duet with you! Her uncle took a lovely photograph of her at the keyboard and mischief shines out of her eyes! With our thanks and best wishes, Margaret & Alistair” Mar Hall, May 2014
“Dear Chris, We were all delighted to hear you play on Emily and Julian’s special day. I loved my ‘Day without Rain’ for my entrance and look forward to hearing all the music before that too on the video. The guests were delighted with your repertoire with a number of comments of who was your wonderful pianist! Thank you once again for making our day extra special.” Jane Shaw, Carberry Tower, Musselburgh, August 13.
“Hi Chris! Wow! We can’t thank you enough for playing at our wedding on Saturday. Everyone was most impressed with your talent! It created just the atmosphere we were hoping for! We also realise that you played on past your time, right up until the meal was finished and we really do appreciate that! Will certainly be passing on your details! Thanks again!” Lynne & Steven, Lodge on the Loch, Loch Lomond, July 13.
“Good morning Chris, I am writing to thank you for playing such wonderful music at my daughter Elizabeth’s wedding to Paul on Sat 6th July. I really appreciated your willingness to extend your time at the Roxburghe as we were running late. Many of our guests took the time to tell me how much they enjoyed your piano playing, which added to the ambience. I will have no hesitation in recommending you for future occasions.” John Dunn, Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh, July 13
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding last Sunday. Your playing was beautiful, and set the perfect tone for the ceremony and drinks reception. If anyone else I know has weddings in the Glasgow/Edinburgh area in the future I’ll be sure to recommend you.” Louise & Chris, House for an Art Lover, 26th June 13
“Hi Chris, Just to say a HUGE HUGE thank-you for your fabulous playing at our wedding on 23/3/13 at Carberry Tower. So many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. Thank-you so much again for helping to make our day so special and enjoyable! We’ll definitely recommend you to others.” Claire (and Duncan) Christison.
“Just a note to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding. Everyone commented on how you played and the variety of music selected. It was lovely and helped make our day wonderful. Thanks!” Janice & Jonathan Edwards
“I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday. The music definitely added to the atmosphere and we had a lot of positive comments from our guests!” Jeremy MacIver
“I wanted to say thanks so much for your wonderful playing at the Oran Mor – really well chosen repertoire…there were some very complimentary remarks from our guests.” Aileen & Stephane