Matt Carter (Matt Carter Event Pianist)
Ever heard modern songs by band like Kings Of Leon, Snow Patrol and The Killers played on piano? How about beautiful, minute-long versions of the Bridal March and Pachelbel's Canon in D, perfectly timed for a walk down the wedding aisle? Or maybe you prefer the jazz standards - Blue Moon, Unforgettable, Satin Doll....
I'm Matt Carter, a friendly pianist with a huge repertoire and loads of experience. Recent venues I've played at include Woburn Abbey, Ickworth House in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket Racecourse and Dunston Hall near Norwich, so you can be sure of a completely professional service.
Matt was bought a keyboard for Christmas in 1985 and, musically, has never looked back. His first public performance came at the tender age of 10, winning a talent contest infront of an audience of 800. Matt then progressed to the organ and played background music at many charity events, Masonic occasions and private parties before moving onto the piano.
In 1997, Matt graduated from university with an Honours degree in Popular Music Studies and has since played in rock and pop bands around the country, playing piano, keyboard, guitar and drums. He has written and arranged songs for a 10-piece soul ensemble in which he was the pianist, recorded a solo album of original material and been Musical Director for a shoestring theatre company. Matt also works in Suffolk as a part-time keyboard and piano tutor.
His ever-expanding piano repertoire is a mixture of jazz, classical, pop and rock songs. Many jazz standards from the 1930s onwards (Blue Moon, Summertime, Satin Doll, Autumn Leaves) sit alongside a wealth of songs from more modern artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Alicia Keys, Snow Patrol and Oasis. Matt will also happily incorporate any 'special request' songs into his set if notified in advance.