Piano Entertainment in the San Francisco Bay area

From the Top of Tiburon

On a gorgeous, sunny July afternoon, I traveled to Old St. Hilary’s Chapel in Tiburon to provide ceremony music for April Mae and Sean.  What a perfect place for a wedding!

Old St. Hilary's Chapel

Perched atop one of Tiburon’s hills, this quaint structure has an amazing view of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco skyline off in the distance.

April Mae and Sean were a wonderful couple to work with.  They had a clear idea of their ceremony music; a combination of old and new (Beatles, Dylan, Flaming Lips, Bright Eyes).

The ceremony went well – I enjoyed playing in this historical treasure for the first time, and also enjoyed the perfectly tuned Yamaha Grand Piano tucked off to one side of the altar.  Hopefully I’ll have a chance to come back here again in the future!

    

Healdsburg Reception

Stuart and Ashley were looking for a pianist/guitarist duo to provide music for their reception in Healdsburg.  I teamed up with guitarist Francois Nguyen to prepare almost four hours worth of tunes, spanning many genres including alternative, country, and even a little Mo-Town.

Stu and Ash had one of the most unique receptions I’ve experienced to date.  They rented a beautiful home amongst a few Dry Creek Valley wineries and used the entire grounds for their big day.  Francois and I set up on the back patio, a roughly 40’x40′ space that was intended to mimic an “old time” lounge, complete with antique furniture, an upright piano that looked like it belonged in a saloon, and of course the bar.  Francois and I serenaded the crowd all night and had a great time.

The experience was also unique in that I sang for the majority of the gig, with shout outs to artists such as Radiohead, the Beatles, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, and REM.

 

 

 

 

 

Stu and Ash Playlist

Cocktail Hour at the Mark Hopkins

I worked with Maral and Levon to design a custom set for their cocktail hour at the Mark Hopkins hotel.  They were looking for music that would connect with their diverse group of guests, so we threw in a bit of jazz, a bit of rock, and event some Motown.

This was the first time I ever played at the Mark Hopkins on Nob Hill, and it was a treat.  The cocktail hour took place in one of the main function spaces on the main floor, with soaring ceiling and grand windows that looked out onto the city below.  I played on a beautiful grand piano that seemed to fill the room with music quite well, even when all the guests had arrived.

I very much enjoyed working with Maral and Levon, and I thank them for the opportunity to be a part of their wedding day!

Maral and Levon’s Playlist

Photo: Marcel and Meher Photography (http://www.marcelsieglephoto.com/)