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James Breckon



  • Solo pianst
  • Great repertoire of specially arranged pieces from classical to modern pop
  • Ideal for background music at drinks receptions or corporate events


James is based in Liverpool City Centre, and is happy to travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 45 minute sets with 15 minute breaks

About this Act

James Breckon is a graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. He sessions for pop bands (including tours throughout UK, U.S, Canada, Spain and Japan with 80’s sensations China Crisis, Natalie McCool and Spanish artist Julian Maeso), as well as regularly playing functions, weddings, musical theatre (with the last show playing to an audience of over 14,000 people), holds cocktail piano residencies and composes, which has taken him around the country and onto national television and performing at least 3 times a week.

James is currently working as a cocktail pianist at the Richmond and Hilton Hotels in Liverpool, Musical Director with acts such as Kenny Thompson from BBC’s ‘The Voice’ and is Musical Director for Polka Dot Pantomimes. He is a freelance audition pianist, for such companies as Norwegian Cruise Line and Pearson Castings. His composition works have been featured in The Liverpool Echo, commissions for Rambert School of Dance and James is currently working on his first Television composition credit.

Set List


Clare de Lune
Canon in D
Bridal March
Ode to Joy
Nocturne in C#m
Nocturne in Eb
Nocturne in Am

Pre 1960s

Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
What A Wonderful World –Louis Armstrong
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn
Blue Bossa
Autumn Leaves
Georgia on my Mind
Fly Me To The Moon – Sinatra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – July Garland
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
Paper Moon – Harold Arlen


Yesterday – Beatles
Love is all around you - The Troggs
Let it be – Beatles
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Hey Jude - Beatles
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Love me tender- Elvis
In My Life – Beatles
All You Need is Love – Beatles
Unchained Melody – The Everly Brothers
Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers
House Of The Rising Sun – Animals
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Come Together – The Beatles
With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Anyone Who Had A Heart – Cilla Black


New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Your Song - Elton John
Nocturne - Billy Joel
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Always a Woman – Billy Joel
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Close to You – The Carpenters
Imagine – John Lennon
Piano Man – Billie Joel
Moondance – Van Morrison
Something – Beatles
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Impossible Dream – Andy Williams
Life On Mars? – David Bowie
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King
The Wonder Of You – Elvis
Pure Imagination – Gene Wilder
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Lovin You – Minnie Riperton


Every breath you take - Police
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n Roses
Panic – The Smiths
Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson
Purple Rain – Prince
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Fast Car – Tracy Champan
Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston


Wherever you will go - The Calling
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Can You Feel The Love – Elton John
Circle of Life – Elton John
Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
You’ve Got a Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis
Live Forever – Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall – Oasis
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader


Fix You - Coldplay
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Hey Ya - Outkast
Yellow - Coldplay
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Bad Day - Daniel Powter
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Make you Feel My Love – Adele/Dylan
Apologise - One Republic
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
Mad World – Gary Jules
Halo – Beyoncé
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keyes
The Scientist – Coldplay
If I AIn’t Got You – Alicia Keyes
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Love On Top – Beyoncé
Handbags and The Gladrags - Stereophonics


Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Someone Like You – Adele
Sex on Fire - Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Titanium - David Guetta
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
River Flows In You – Yiruma
All Of Me – John Legend
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Hello – Adele
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Take Me To Church – Hozier
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Royals – Lorde
One Day Like This – Elbow
Video Games – Lana Del Ray
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson


  • Solo Pianist


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