Craig Smith Music

Craig Smith Music: Wedding Set Lists and Demos

At 32, Craig is a modern, vibrant wedding piano entertainer, already having amassed well over 15 years professional experience as a Lancashire wedding pianist, and more recent experience in popular music with several household names. 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. Futhermore, he will always be happy to learn special requests for cocktail reception entertainment and wedding breakfast music.

Sample Set Lists

Craig's repertoire is well over 10 hours long, so it is impossible to list every song here. However, the following examples will show you 8 songs that Craig plays within various regularly requested categories to give you an idea of what to expect whether you're looking for modern wedding piano or more traditional pieces. For a more comprehensive sample set list, please click here.

Popular Wedding Song Requests

  • All of Me - John Legend
  • A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Elivs
  • Chasing Cars - Snowpatrol
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

Recent Hits

  • Ho Hey - Lumineers
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Pompeii - Bastille
  • Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
  • Stay With Me - Sam Smith
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Contemporary Charts Music*

  • 2002 - Anne-Marie
  • Hotline Bling - Drake
  • One Last Time - Ariana Grande
  • Paradise - George Ezra
  • See You Again - Whiz Khalifa
  • Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Sorry - Justin Beiber
  • This Is Me - Greatest Showman

90s & 00s

  • A Million Lovesongs - Take That
  • Dilemma - Nelly & Kelly
  • Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly
  • I Want it That Way - Backstreet Boys
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Waterfalls - TLC

Classic Pop & Soul

  • Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Easy - Lionel Richie
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart
  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Your Song - Elton John

Musical Theatre / Disney Songs for weddings

  • A Whole New World
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight?
  • Hopelessly Devoted
  • Let it Go
  • Music of the Night
  • Someday My Prince will Come
  • Tale as Old as Time
  • When You Wish Upon a Star

Film / Modern Classical

  • Bella's Lullaby - Twilight
  • Cavatina - The Deerhunter
  • Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
  • Game of Thrones Theme
  • Glasgow Love Theme - Love Actually
  • I Giorni - Einaudi
  • Jurrasic Park Theme
  • River Flows in You - Yiruma

Swing / Rat Pack / Jazz

  • At Last
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Can't Help Loving that Man
  • I Got You Under My Skin
  • La Mer (Beyond the Sea)
  • Misty
  • New York, New York

Traditional Classical

  • Bach - Air on a G String
  • Bach - Prelude in C (Ave Maria)
  • Debussy - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
  • Elgar - Chanson De Matin
  • Elgar - Nimrod
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
  • Shostakovich - Romance from the Gadfly

*Last updated: Aug 2018

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.

Popular Requests

The following are the three most popular requests from the 2016 wedding season: All of Me by John Legend, Wings by Birdy and Christina Perri's A Thousand Years.

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:

Videos

More videos can be found via the YouTube link at the top of the page and on Craig's Facebook page's videos section. For those below, you may need to activate the sound in your browser.

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 warming up for a Heaton House Farm wedding with John Woodhouse:

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