Ranking amongst the UK’s most-booked pianists, Michael Raggatt is in demand across world-renowned venues in his home city of London, as well as travelling nationally and internationally to perform. He has brought his touch of unique and refined elegance to events at Savoy Hotel, the FA Cup Final, Dubai's famous 'Palm Island’ and more, as well as drawing on many years of experience to create exceptional tailored wedding programmes.
Michael is highly accomplished in styles ranging from light classical music, such as Debussy and Chopin, to well-loved jazz standards and modern chart hits, and can accommodate requests in almost any genre. His care and attention to detail at each event has earned him five stars in 100% of his reviews.
"Michael recently played at our wedding church service and was absolutely amazing! He listened to exactly what I wanted and completely blew us all away!!"
Michael was shortlisted for the UK Wedding Awards 2020 under the 'Best Wedding Musical Act' in recognition of all the great wedding experiences he's performed at the last few years.
"Michael was the icing on the cake for our wedding ceremony and reception. He played our chosen selection of songs flawlessly and entertained guests wonderfully for the drinks reception."
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
City Of Stars - La La Land
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
Everything She Does Is Magic - Sting
Greatest Day - Take That
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Ordinary People - John Legend
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Save Room - John Legend
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Is Me - Benj Pasek
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Titanium - Rihanna
Your Song - Elton John
Ain't Misbehavin - Fats Waller
All Of Me - Gerald Marks
At Last - Etta James
Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Dos Gardenias - Buena Vista Social Club
Everything - Michael Buble
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Chrles
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cold
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Favourite Things - Richard Rodgers
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
The Nearness Of You - Norah Jones
The Way You Look Tonight - Jerome Kern
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Air On The G String - Bach
Allegro (from Water Music) - Handel
Ambre - Nils Frahm
Andante (from Piano Concerto in C) - Mozart
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Canon In D - Pachelbel
Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone
Clair De Lune - Debussy
Deuz Arabesques - Debussy
Gymnopedie - Satie
I Giorni - Einaudi
Le Onde - Einaudi
Maestro - The Holiday - Hans Zimmer
Mariage D'Amour - Senneville
Nocturne No.1 - Chopin
Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Prelude in C Major - Bach
Primavera - Einaudi
River Flows In You - Yiruma
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
The Wedding March - Mendehlsson
The above list is just a selection of my most requested repertoire songs. For a full list please get in touch.
I'm always happy to learn new requests for your ceremony if not already on the list.
If your venue doesn’t have a piano I can bring my professional stage keyboard and sound setup. I also have a grand piano 'shell' which provides the convincing appearance of a grand piano but with a keyboard inside. This is now available is either black or white to suit your colour scheme.
Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch through the contact form below.
Can I have a special request for the ceremony?
Yes! As part of the wedding ceremony package Michael can learn up to 4 special requests. Typically these will be played for the bridal procession, signing of the register and recessional. Music that tends to work well before the ceremony as guests take their seats is Classical Romantic music that Michael can advise on.
Can you move locations if the drinks are separate to the ceremony?
Yes. My keyboard setup can be moved anywhere in a venue provided there is power supply relatively nearby. It takes about 10-15 minutes to relocate.
What if my venue asks for PLI and PAT certificates?
These documents are for insurance and electrical safety purposes and are often asked by venues. Michael has full certification for both and can email these to you whenever you need them.