Craig Smith Music

Craig Smith Music: Wedding Set Lists and Demos

Craig is a young, modern, vibrant wedding piano entertainer, with well over 15 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

Craig's repertoire is now well over 24 hours long, so it is impossible to list every song here. It'd be boring to read through and even worse to compile! However, the following examples will show you over 100 of the songs that Craig plays within various regularly requested styles 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. Please get in touch if you would like specific titles not listed below; it's almost certain Craig already plays them!

Popular Wedding Song Requests

  • All of Me
  • All You Need is Love
  • A Million Dreams
  • A Thousand Years
  • Can't Help Falling in Love
  • Fix You
  • I Won't Give Up
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Kissing You
  • Marry You
  • Perfect

Recent Hits

  • A Thousand Miles
  • From Now On
  • Ho Hey
  • Hold Back the River
  • Love Me Like You Do
  • One Day Like This
  • Pompeii
  • Say You Won't Let Go
  • Stay With Me
  • Thinking Out Loud
  • Use Somebody

Contemporary Charts Music*

  • 2002
  • Hotline Bling
  • One Last Time
  • Paradise
  • See You Again
  • Shallow
  • Shape Of You
  • Something Just Like This
  • Sorry
  • Symphony
  • This is Me

90s & 00s

  • 90s Dance Medley
  • Dilemma
  • Don't Look Back in Anger
  • Greatest Day
  • Hero
  • If I Ain't Got You
  • I Believe I Can Fly
  • I Want it That Way
  • Mr Brightside
  • Use Somebody
  • Waterfalls

Classic Pop & Soul

  • Always a Woman
  • Be My Baby
  • Don't Stop Me Now
  • Easy
  • Hey Jude
  • Handbags and Gladrags
  • My Girl
  • Signed Sealed Delivered
  • Stand By Me
  • Wonderful World
  • Your Song

Musical Theatre / Disney Songs for weddings

  • Aladdin
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Cinderella
  • Frozen
  • Grease!
  • The Lion King
  • Once
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Snow White
  • Tangled
  • Up

Films etc

  • The Deerhunter
  • Flashdance
  • Footloose
  • Forrest Gump
  • Game of Thrones
  • Ghost
  • Home Alone
  • Jurassic Park
  • Love Actually
  • The PianistF
  • Twilight

Swing / Jazz etc

  • 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)
  • The Lady is a Tramp
  • Misty
  • Moon River
  • New York, New York
  • When I Fall In Love

Traditional Classical

  • Bach - Air on a G String
  • Bach - Prelude in C (Ave Maria)
  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • Elgar - Chanson De Matin
  • Elgar - Nimrod
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
  • Shostakovich - Romance from the Gadfly
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus

*Last updated: Mar 2019

Videos

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.

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 were 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.

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