Craig Smith Music

Craig Smith Music: Wedding Set Lists and Demos

Craig is a modern, vibrant wedding piano entertainer, with well over 20 years professional experience as a Lancashire wedding pianist, a repertoire of over 24 hours of music, and a CV including work with numerous platinum-selling and chart-topping artists. At the bottom of the page, you will find audio and live video of his solo playing, and his work with others.

Craig is a very popular choice for wedding ceremony music, purely because his experience as a professional session musician means he can learn almost any piece of music for entrance, exit or signing of the register music by ear in very little time at all, meaning there is no charge to learn songs. Furthermore, he will always be happy to learn special requests for drinks reception entertainment and wedding breakfast music.

Sample Set Lists

Given his extensive repertoire, is simply impossible to list every song here. It'd be insanely boring to read through and even worse to compile! Plus, it'd be out of date again within a week. However, the following example set lists will show you around 200 of the songs that Craig plays (more than enough for any wedding booking) within various regularly-requested categories to give you an idea of what to expect, and you can click here to view a list of 250 artists/composers whose music he plays too. These are only examples so please get in touch if you would like specific titles not listed below; it's almost certain Craig already plays them!

The Wedding Faviourites list is 2023's eleven most requested ceremony songs.

Wedding Favourites

  • A Thousand Years
  • All of Me
  • Can't Help Falling in Love
  • Canon in D
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • How Long Will I Love You
  • I Giorni
  • Perfect
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • Sky Full of Stars
  • Stand By Me

Modern Chart Music*

  • Afraid to Feel
  • Another Love
  • Anti-hero
  • Celestial
  • Cold Heart
  • Dandelions
  • Flowers
  • Green Green Grass
  • Made You Look
  • Until I Found You
  • Where Are You Now

Recent Hits

  • Adore You
  • Blinding Lights
  • Came Here for Love
  • Dance Monkey
  • Good 4U
  • I Could Get Used to This
  • Let's Go Home Together
  • Lost Without You
  • Ocean Eyes
  • Running Up That Hill
  • Watermelon Sugar

Mellow / Romantic

  • A Million Love Songs
  • All My Life
  • Fix You
  • Heaven
  • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
  • I Get to Love You
  • I Swear
  • I Won't Give Up
  • Kissing You
  • Songbird
  • Truly Madly Deeply

Indie / Rock / Alt Music

  • All the Small Things
  • Dreaming of You
  • Everlong
  • Hey There Delilah
  • I Will Wait
  • Iris
  • Pompeii
  • Sally Cinnamon
  • She’s Electric
  • Teenage Dirtbag
  • Use Somebody

Dance Music / EDM

  • Believe
  • Don't You Worry Child
  • Every Time We Touch
  • Firestone
  • In the Name of Love
  • Rhythm is a Dancer
  • Sandstorm
  • Sweet Harmony
  • Symphony
  • Where Love Lives
  • You've Got the Love

2010s

  • Get Lucky
  • Hold Back the River
  • Ho Hey
  • Love Me Like You Do
  • Rewrite the Stars
  • Say You Won't Let Go
  • Shallow
  • Shut Up and Dance
  • Someone You Loved
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Wildest Dreams

2000s

  • A Thousand Miles
  • Better Together
  • Chasing Cars
  • Clocks
  • Dilemma
  • Halo
  • If I Ain't Got You
  • Love Story
  • Marry You
  • Mr Brightside
  • She Moves in Her Own Way

1990s

  • Amazed
  • Angels
  • ...Baby One More Time
  • Bittersweet Symphony
  • (Everything I Do) I Do it For You
  • Half the World Away
  • I'll Be There for You
  • Livin' la Vida Loca
  • November Rain
  • Waterfalls
  • You and Me Song

1980s

  • Africa
  • Against All Odds
  • Endless Love
  • Everywhere
  • Higher Love
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • A Little Respect
  • Only You
  • Rock With You
  • Simply the Best
  • You Make My Dreams

1970s

  • Come and Get Your Love
  • Dreams
  • Easy
  • For Once in my Life
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • How Deep is Your Love
  • Lean on Me
  • Life on Mars
  • Rocket Man
  • She's Always a Woman
  • Somebody to Love

1960s

  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • All You Need is Love
  • Be My Baby
  • God Only Knows
  • Handbags and Gladrags
  • I Only Want to Be With You
  • I'm a Believer
  • Higher and Higher
  • My Girl
  • (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay
  • What a Wonderful World

Disney Songs for weddings

  • Aladdin
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Cinderella
  • Encanto
  • Frozen
  • The Lion King
  • Moana
  • Snow White
  • Tangled
  • Toy Story
  • Up!

Film music for weddings & TV

  • Bridgerton
  • Forrest Gump
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Home Alone
  • Jurassic Park
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Love Actually
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • A Star is Born
  • Twilight

Musicals

  • Grease!
  • Hamilton
  • Les Misérables
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Once
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Rent
  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • The Sound of Music
  • West Side Story
  • Wicked

Singalongsongs for weddings

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Build me up Buttercup
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • Dancing Queen
  • I Want it That Way
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
  • I'm Still Standing
  • Piano Man
  • Sweet Caroline
  • Wonderwall

Swing / Jazz etc

  • At Last
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I Got You Under My Skin
  • La Mer (Beyond the Sea)
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • Let There Be Love
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • New York, New York
  • When I Fall In Love

Classical

  • Bella's Lullaby
  • Bridal Chorus
  • Clair de Lune
  • Fall on Me
  • Gymnopedie No.1
  • Moonlight Sonata
  • Nuvole Bianche
  • The Prayer
  • River Flows in You
  • Marriage d'Amour
  • Wedding March

*Last updated: February 2024

Videos

The best place for video clips these days is Craig's Instagram. More videos can be found on Craig's Facebook page's videos section and via the YouTube link at the top of the page. For those below, you may need to activate the sound in your browser.

Sparth House "Bands" Highlights: Pompeii, You and Me Song, Best Day of My Life, Hey There Delilah, Everlong, Mr Brightside, Use Somebody and Ho Hey

A Thousand Years at Bartle Hall

Bartle Hall Jazz/Swing Highlights: I Get a Kick Out of You, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Let There be Love, I've Got You Under my Skin and Come Fly With Me

Larkspur Lodge Highlights: Sky Full of Stars, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, A Thousand Miles, Tiny Dancer, How Long Will I Love You, Hold Back the River and Somebody to Love

Armathwaite Hall 90s Highlights: Sit Down, Ride on Time, Where Love Lives, Rhythm is a Dancer and Tale as Old as Time (Beauty and the Beast)

West Tower Highlights: Blinding Lights, Love Me Like You Do, All Of Me, My Love, If I Ain't Got You, Without You and Halo

Audio Samples

Craig Smith Music offers Preston wedding piano; hear audio samples here. You'll also find Lancashire wedding band demos for rock and soul bands in Preston, Lancashire and available across the North West. Acoustics by Kate music duo provide Live Lounge music for weddings; hear their sample music demos here. All the demos you need for North West wedding music ideas can be found below whether you're looking for music for wedding ceremonies or wedding reception music.

Loads of more recent popular requests can be found on the videos section of Craig's Facebook Page or on his Instagram feed.

Easy Listening Sets

Craig is a popular and busy Lancashire wedding pianist, playing several wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in Preston and throughout the North West each year. All styles are available: classical, swing and lounge jazz to old and new chart hits. Most enquiries are for 'easy listening', 'lounge piano' classy background music for wedding breakfasts. Contemporary classical pieces like those below are now becoming the most popular with Craig's clients and their guests, who regularly approach him to ask about the pieces' titles, composers and so on having recognised them from films and TV adverts.

Below are audio samples of pieces from a recording of one of Craig's live performances, which often form a part of his easy listening sets. The songs are 'I Giorni' by Einaudi, 'Maybe' by Yiruma, 'Nuvole Bianche', also by Einaudi, and one of Craig's own compositions 'Raymond's Song'.

Candlelight Sessions

Craig's Candlelight Sessions include sets of mainly modern pop, stripped-back from the standard versions he plays of the same songs. They're ideal for a really chilled-out vibe; changes to the arrangements include hints of jazz and RnB to make them more romantic and that bit more soothing. All the Candlelight Sessions songs are available in their normal arrangement too.

Jazz / Swing Excerpts

Jazz and swing sets are also popular at cocktail receptions and wedding breakfasts. Below are live excerpts of 'Wonderful World, 'Misty' and 'The Lady is a Tramp'.

Classical Excerpts

Classical music is particularly popular before and during wedding ceremonies. This playlist contains pieces forming part of his classical repertoire:

Acoustics By Kate Audio

Craig performs with soulful Liverpool singer Kate Torevell for her Acoustics By Kate performances: gorgeous stripped back acoustic versions perfect for ceremonies, cocktail receptions and wedding breakfast music.


Sax with Piano for weddings

Craig works with various saxophonists for something that little bit different! All styles are covered from jazz and swing to modern pop, via theatre and love songs too. Here is Craig with John on Sax: