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JULIAN O’KELLY – UK PIANIST

Julian is a highly experienced pianist, constantly in demand throughout London & the South East for the sophisticated live music his piano and vocal acts offer. His began his career performing in hotels and cruise ships where he built a large repertoire spanning all genres including jazz, pop and classical music.

Julian prides himself on his ability to create the perfect musical accompaniment for wedding ceremonies, receptions, celebrations and corporate events. More recently he has also been in demand as a session pianist for TV programmes such as Channel 4’s Big Brother and major events such as the Pride of Britain Awards. Here’s what the producers had to say about his supporting role in the Big Brother ‘Glee’ challenge:

Everyone is extremely pleased with the show, from the Endemol execs to Channel 4, it’s been high praise all round. The auditions were everyone’s favourite bit, and that was only so good because you got them through their songs with your playing. Thank you so much for agreeing to help, you really brought that show to life!

A reputation for professionalism and exceptional musicianship is highlighted in the many other glowing testimonials Julian receives. This reputation has helped him to establish a flourishing wedding and corporate entertainments business based in Dorking, Surrey. Julian is also a popular choice for celebrity weddings, including for actors Victoria Hamilton (the Queen Mother in the Crown ) and Mark Bazeley (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Queen), BBC news anchors Simon McCoy (BBC News at One) and Victoria Graham (BBC South West), and Chris Rogers (World News Today, Newsround).

Julian is also famous in his own right for his ground-breaking work researching the effects of music therapy for different patient groups, from those suffering from depression and cancer to individuals with severe head injuries. He holds a PhD in music therapy, and is regularly called to give talks and workshops around the world. See him here being interviewed on national TV for one of the projects he helped set up: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-35557908/disabled-musicians-create-music-from-brainwaves

Events

Let Julian provide the perfect solution to your corporate entertainment needs. The sound of a pianist playing timeless classics can create the perfect relaxed atmosphere for drinks or dinner.

The range of music offered by Julian will create the perfect ambiance during the reception or a meal.

Weddings

Book Julian to give your wedding day the perfect ambiance only sensitively performed live music can bring. From welcoming your guests as they arrive to making the last dance of the night memorable, music is an important part of your wedding day.

Celebrations

Music is the most social of all art forms, and is perfect for bringing people together in celebration. If you are struggling to find appropriate, affordable, quality entertainment for your event, why not add a real touch of elegance with the addition of one of the UK’s leading events pianists?

Testimonials

Everyone is extremely pleased with the show, from the Endemol execs to Channel 4, it’s been high praise all round. The auditions were everyone’s favourite bit, and that was only so good because you got them through their songs with your playing. Thank you so much for agreeing to help, you really brought that show to life!

Jackson Townroe, Producer, Big Brother

‘Always polished. Always professional. Always right on the mark, playing just the right music in just the right style for all the guests’’

Tim Sharp, father of the Bride, wedding of award winning actress Victoria Hamilton to actor Mark Bazeley

‘Julian is a delight to work with. Professional, reliable and a talented musician who puts the icing on the cake when it comes to creating the perfect wedding reception.’

Kelly Chandler, Director of Wedding Planning, The Bespoke Wedding Company. (www.thebespokeweddingco.com)