Simon Woodley is a pianist and singer from Christchurch, Dorset. Simon plays in hotels and restaurants all across the South Coast, and is currently resident pianist at Harbour Heights Hotel in Sandbanks.
Simon is also a favoured wedding pianist, and comes recommended by some of the South's most popular wedding venues.
For the past fifteen years during summer and Christmas holiday seasons he has performed as part of the "Living History" at Palace House, Beaulieu accompanying the professional singers to bring life to the history of the house.
Simon has also been singing from a young age and can perform with his piano or accompanied by licensed backing tracks. His set list includes hits from the likes of Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra.
With a wide and varied repertoire, Simon can create the perfect atmosphere at any occasion. As well as being classically trained, his set list includes jazz standards, songs from the musicals and popular music from todays chart.
Pachelbel’s Canon in D - Performed at Palace House, Beaulieu
Live at Harbour Heights Hotel, Sandbanks
The Lady is a Tramp
If you would like to hear Simon play live, come along to Harbour Heights Hotel in Sandbanks on Saturday evenings from 7.00pm (April-September).
For more information and to check performance dates, please click the picture below to be re-directed to the Harbour Heights live music page.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Simon is performing live on Instagram every week! Follow him @sw_mrpiano and he will play your requests and dedications!
For Brides and Grooms looking for that "perfect song", Simon is happy to give advice and offer recommendations for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast. He has excellent knowledge of classical pieces by Debussy, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Gershwin to name a few.
He is happy to learn any requests you may have to please don't be afraid to ask! Simon also plays the organ, so is available for church ceremonies and services.
If your venue does not have a piano, Simon can use his Roland Electric Piano and Bose sound system (recommended for larger venues). His equipment is regularly PAT tested and he has public liability insurance.
Simon is proud to be a recommended supplier at
FJB Hotel Collection
The Captains Club Hotel
The Italian Villa, Compton Acres