Richie Keys

With a wealth of professional experience in performing in all kinds of styles and situations, Ritchie Keys has a particular gift for creating renditions of songs on the piano which have vitality and feeling. He is able to make the piano sing, expressing and unlocking emotions within a piece of music. His playing will make those moments during a ceremony more poignant and rememberable. When needed he can also ‘jazz things up’ and drive the music forward to create the ideal atmosphere at a drink’s reception or party. 

His introduction to music was in the improvised musical forms of jazz and blues. Having a passion for music he decided to take performance seriously and went onto train classically, completing a degree in music and a diploma with the Associated Board in piano performance. 

He has developed versatility and a wide range of styles and has an extensive repertoire of material which ranges from classics such as Clair de Lune and Pachelbel’s Canon to Frank Sinatra covers, and versions of contemporary pop by artists such as Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

Clients who have booked him to play for their wedding have often commented on his professional and approachable attitude is. Over the years he has played at numerous weddings and events, performed with many different bands. His playing has taken him all over the world including a stint at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and a 6-month long stint at a five-star Intercontinental hotel in Cyprus. 

Back in the UK, Ritchie Keys has performed at venues which include Symphony Hall, Hyatt Hotel, Alexander Palace (Tattoo Festival), Marks and Spencer’s outlets around the country, The Landmark Hotel (London), The Belfry Golf Club and Hotel, CBSO Centre and many others! He is a regular accompanist for music exams, students at the Birmingham School of Acting and for workshops in schools. 

He is also an officially registered member of the ISM musician’s union and has public liability insurance of £10 million. He uses a top of the range Nord digital piano and speakers, and all electrical equipment is fully ‘PAT’ tested and compliant.

Performance can be tailored to requirements. 

Media

60's

  • Calico Skies - Beatles
  • God Only Knows - Beach Boys
  • Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
  • Here There Everywhere - Beatles
  • In My Life - Beatles
  • I Will - Beatles
  • To Russia With Love - Soundtrack
  • All You Need Is Love - Beatles

70's

  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
  • Don't Stop Me Now -Queen
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • I Feel The Earth Move - Carol King
  • I Won’t Last a Day Without You - Carpenters
  • Lovely Day - Bill Withers
  • Natural Woman - Carole King
  • New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • She’s Always a Woman To Me - Billy Joel
  • She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
  • Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • You’ve Got A Friend - Carol King
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
  • Make Your Own Kind Of Music - Cass Elliot

80's

  • Nine To Five - Dolly Parton
  • Time After Time - Cindy Lauper
  • True - Spandau Ballet
  • Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
  • Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
  • Everything She Does is Magic - Sting
  • It Must Be Love - Madness

90's 

  • Love Fool - Cardigans
  • Lucky Man - The Verve
  • You’re The most Beautiful Girl in the World - Prince
  • Seasons Of Love - Rent
  • Music Of the Night - Phantom of the Opera
  • You've Got A Friend in Me - Randy Newman
  • You're Still the One - Shania Twain
  • Fields Of Gold - Sting
  • Forever Love - Gary Barlow

2000's

  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Empire State of Mind - Alicia Keys
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Flying Without Wings - Westlife
  • If I Ain’y Got You - Alicia Keys
  • Kiss Me - Six Pence None The Richer
  • Love Song - Adele
  • Love Song - Sara Bareilles
  • Need You - Antebellum
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Photograph - Ed Sheeran
  • Run - Leona Lewis
  • Until The End of Time - Timberlake
  • When You Say Nothing At all - Ronan Keeting
  • Our Day Will Come - Winehouse
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • The Greatest Day - Take That
  • Man in The Mirror - Jackson
  • She's The One - Robbie Williams
  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Recent

  • Adore You - Harry Styles
  • Afterglow - Harry Styles
  • A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
  • Circles - Post Malone
  • Counting Stars - One Republic
  • Everglow - Coldplay
  • Grow Old With Me - Tom Odell
  • If I Could Fly - One Direction
  • It’s All Right - Soul (Motion Picture)
  • Live While We’re Young - One Direction
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Memories - Maroon-5
  • Mirrors - Justin Timberlake
  • No Time to Die - Billie Eilish
  • Rewrite The Stars - The Greatest Showman
  • Star is Born - Bradly Cooper/Lady Gaga
  • Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
  • Skinny Love - Birdie
  • Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
  • Symphony - Clean Bandit
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • You’re The Reason - Callum Scott
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Peri
  • Blinding Lights - The Weekend

Classical

  • Apres Une Reve - Faure
  • Arabesque - Debussy
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Claire De Lune - Debussy
  • Ballade - Debussy
  • Experience - Einaudi
  • Fur Elise - Beethoven
  • Humeresque - Dvorak
  • Jesus, Joy of Man’d Desiring - Bach
  • Asian Dream Song - Joe Hisaishi
  • Kiss The Rain - Yiruma
  • I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
  • FairyTale - Ludovico Einaudi
  • La Nascita Delle Cose Sagrete - Ludovico Einaudi
  • Nightbook - Ludovico Einaudi
  • The Earth - Ludovico Einaudi
  • L’Onde - Ludovico Einaudi
  • Meditiation - Massanet
  • Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
  • Oltremare - Ludovico Einaudi
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Pachebel’s Canon - Pachebel
  • Panus Angelicus
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Porz Goret - Tiersen
  • Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Reverie - Debussy
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Trois Gnoissiennes - Satie
  • Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Film

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman

Jazz

  • All of Me - Sinatra
  • Autumn Leaves - Various
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
  • Summer Wind - Sinatra
  • The Very Thought Of You - Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra
  • Sway - Buble
  • Sunny - Various
  • Dream A Little Dream - Various
  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  • The Girl From Ipanema - Sinatra
  • Fly me to the moon - Sinatra
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
  • I Get a Kick Out of You - Sinatra
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • Agua de Bebe
  • Something Stupid - Sinatra
  • Desafinado
  • Feelin Good - Nina Simone
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Sinatra
  • WitchCraft - Sinatra
  • Bewitched - Sinatra