Al J. is a experienced professional pianist singer based in Edinburgh, performing everything from Sinatra to Elton....Robbie and everything inbetween!

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Al J. is an experienced professional pianist singer based in Edinburgh, performing everything from Sinatra to Elton....Robbie and everything inbetween!

Providing quality wedding and corporate entertainment throughout Scotland and the UK, Al will play piano and sing for the duration of the champagne reception or wedding breakfast.

Al is completely self contained and can provide everything - electric portable piano, microphones and PA system, which means venues and clients do not require to have a piano.

For up to two hours without a break, al will deliver piano and vocal renditions of classic hits from the last seven decades. Everything from Ratpack standards like 'That's Amore', 'Fly Me To The Moon', 'New York New York' to classic pop from artists like Elton John, Billy Joel and Robbie Williams.

Al can be quite unobtrusive or can be more 'audience participation' and 'sing-a-long' if your guests are so inclined!...you'd be amazed what a couple of glasses of champagne does for the inhibitions! Forget having piped in CD music, spontaneity like this can only ever be provided by a live entertainer.

A natural warm charm is essential to entertain and connect with your audience. Reading and engaging with a crowd is a key part of what al does and, by selecting suitable songs from an extensive and varied repertoire, his goal to ensure people of all ages enjoy themselves to the max!

What Our Clients Say About Al J.



Al entertained our guests very capably indeed at a Christmas media launch event at Edinburgh Castle. His musical talents enhanced the festive atmosphere of the occasion and definitely added to guests' enjoyment of it.

Ellen Drummond Ferroni



Al's music was one of the highlights of our wedding. He played a couple of great sets and even played our first dance - Rocketman, fantastic! For our guests he was the abiding memory of the reception, no mean feat...

Alan jones



For many of our guests, the social life of Gleneagles revolves around the main bar. Add to this Al J. singing at the piano and you have an unforgetable evening of style and class. David Sinclair

Bar Manager, Gleneagles Hotel



From an organizational perspective, Al's pleasant, can-do attitude meant we could just leave him to it allowing us concentrate our attention on the more unruly wedding suppliers. Everyone had a great day and I woul...

Mairi & Richard Stark



Thank you Al for the fabulous entertainment you provided for our wedding reception. It was the perfect way to kick off our celebrations and set the scene for the day wonderfully.

Katie & Karl Williamson



Thank you very much for performing at the two corporate evenings at the Botanic Gardens and Tall Ship. You have been a big hit at both events with many of the Prestige Scotland sales teams going away with ideas of ...

David Forbes Operations Manager, Prestige Scotland



We wanted to thank you for your well wishes and for joining us on our wedding day. Your music during dinner was perfect - exactly what we were looking for. So many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the ...

Natalie Shingler

Al J. Songlist

  • BALLADS

  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • Love On The Rocks - Neil Diamond
  • Easy - The Commodores
  • You'Ve Got A Friend - James Taylor
  • Back For Good - Take That
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
  • Candle In The Wind - Elton John
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • As Time Goes By - Billie Holiday
  • JAZZ & RAT PACK

  • New York New York - Frank Sinatra
  • Recipe For Love - Harry Connick Jnr.
  • Lady Is A Tramp - Frank Sinatra
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You - Frank Sinatra
  • Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
  • That'S Amore - Dean Martin
  • Love & Marriage - Frank Sinatra
  • Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  • Raindrops (Keep Falling On My Head) - Burt Bacharach
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Dream A Little Dream - Dean Martin
  • Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darrin
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Mr Bojangles - Bob Williams Version
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
  • ROCK 'N' ROLL

  • Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Oh Boy - Buddy Holly
  • Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • La Bamba - Los Lobos
  • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • Let'S Dance - Chris Montez
  • Walk Of Life - Dire Straits .
  • COUNTRY & WESTERN

  • Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
  • Country Roads - John Denver
  • Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
  • Achy Braky Heart - Billy Ray Virus
  • Little Ol' Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin
  • Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  • Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
  • Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
  • Why Don'T We Get Drunk And Screw - Jimmy Buffett
  • POP, ROCK & BLUES

  • Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
  • Upside Down - Paloma Faith
  • I'M A Believer - The Monkees
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket
  • Jessie - Joshua Kadison
  • Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
  • One - U2
  • Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
  • Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
  • Trouble - Coldplay
  • Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
  • Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
  • My Life - Billy Joel
  • Importance Of Being Idle - Oasis
  • Sail Away - David Gray
  • Layla - Eric Clapton
  • Come Up And See Me - Steve Harley
  • Bad Day - Daniel Powter
  • Hot & Cold - Katy Perry
  • Human - The Killers
  • Not Fair - Lily Allen
  • Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  • PIANOBAR, PARTY & SINGALONG FAVOURITES

  • American Pie - Don Mclean
  • Hotel California - The Eagles
  • Delilah - Ton Jones
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Build Me Up Buttercup - The Drifters
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel
  • Cotton Fields - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Your Song - Elton John Listen To Sample
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Leonard Skynard
  • King Of The Road - Roger Miller
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Daydream Believer - The Monkees
  • Amarillo - Tony Christie
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn L
  • Yesterday - The Beatles
  • SCOTTISH & IRISH

  • Flower O' Scotland - The Corries
  • Wild Rover - Irish Folk
  • Black Velvet Band - Irish Folk
  • Dirty Old Town - Irish Folk
  • Wild Mountain Thyme - Scottish Folk
  • Loch Lomond - Scottish Folk
  • Whisky In The Jar - Irish Folk
  • Bonnie Wee Jeanie Mccoll - Scottish Folk
  • I Love A Lassie - Scottish Folk
  • Caledonia - Dougie Maclean

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