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Eric Redmond, Pianist

Gainesville , FL

LOCATION

815 SE 128th Drive
Gainesville, FL US 32641 (map)

PHONE

352-336-6294

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Elegant live piano music for your wedding, reception, and/or rehearsal dinner. Portable digital piano available for venues (indoor or outdoor) without a quality piano. See my website for... Read more
Elegant live piano music for your wedding, reception, and/or rehearsal dinner. Portable digital piano available for venues (indoor or outdoor) without a quality piano. See my website for a complimentary Wedding Music Planning Guide, and to hear a sample of my piano playing. I've been performing piano music for two decades, and really enjoy being the "soundtrack" to special events! Read less

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Piano
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
I have recorded samples of my piano playing and singing on my website, along with a complimentary Wedding Music Planning Guide, which is designed to help simplify the couple's process of selecting ceremony music.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
If a quality piano is available, I don't need any set-up time. If I'm providing my portable digital piano, I need about an hour to set up.
How much space do you usually require?
My piano set-up is quite compact. I don't need much space.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I charge $50/hour for travel for events beyond an hour from my home (per Mapquest estimated distance). If I am performing for more than one event (for instance, ceremony and reception), the travel fee is negotiable.

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The beautifully moving music of Eric Redmond helped to make our wedding day one to remember. Mr. Redmond is an extremely talented and personable professional. His work ethic and passion for music were apparent from the start when he took time to meet with us in his home studio for an initial consultation to introduce us to the flowing melodies of Pachelbel, Bach and Beethoven, which would later help to make our big day special. His timing and sixth sense for piano helped our ceremony to flow perfectly and effortlessly. On a humorous note, he even blended Williams’ Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) into the Groom’s processional!
The beautifully moving music of Eric Redmond helped to make our wedding day one to remember. Mr. Redmond is an extremely Read more...
The beautifully moving music of Eric Redmond helped to make our wedding day one to remember. Mr. Redmond is an extremely talented and personable professional. His work ethic and passion for music were apparent from the start when he took time to meet with us in his home studio for an initial consultation to introduce us to the flowing melodies of Pachelbel, Bach and Beethoven, which would later help to make our big day special. His timing and sixth sense for piano helped our ceremony to flow perfectly and effortlessly. On a humorous note, he even blended Williams’ Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) into the Groom’s processional! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
Eric Redmond, Pianist responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Jennifer! You both were a joy to work with, and it was fun to be able to work in just a touch of the Darth Vader theme like you wanted! After the beautiful wedding, may God now grant a great marriage!
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Dena
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric Redmon was able to create the perfect feeling at our wedding ceremony with the selection he played on his keyboard. We had an outside wedding at a state park followed by a tailgate reception and a football game. The music before the wedding was the perfect blend of traditional music and popular music. We had a Gator wedding and he was able to do a piano version of “We Are the Boys” for the processional, the Alma Mater for the bridal march, and the Fight Song as we departed. It was not only appropriate, but done beautifully. Due to the fact I live five hours from the wedding location, I wasn’t able to meet with him in person prior to the wedding. He was very accommodating and even called and let me listen to some of the songs as he played them. His suggestions for the order of songs created the exact ceremony we had envisioned.
Eric Redmon was able to create the perfect feeling at our wedding ceremony with the selection he played on his keyboard. Read more...
Eric Redmon was able to create the perfect feeling at our wedding ceremony with the selection he played on his keyboard. We had an outside wedding at a state park followed by a tailgate reception and a football game. The music before the wedding was the perfect blend of traditional music and popular music. We had a Gator wedding and he was able to do a piano version of “We Are the Boys” for the processional, the Alma Mater for the bridal march, and the Fight Song as we departed. It was not only appropriate, but done beautifully. Due to the fact I live five hours from the wedding location, I wasn’t able to meet with him in person prior to the wedding. He was very accommodating and even called and let me listen to some of the songs as he played them. His suggestions for the order of songs created the exact ceremony we had envisioned. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Dianne
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful music and very accomodating. We had a great plan with a custom designed ceremony and our officiant deviated right in the middle of the ceremony. Eric was great and just managed to accomodate improv. Our ceremony was beautiful and we had many compliments on the music as well. Thank you Eric.
Beautiful music and very accomodating. We had a great plan with a custom designed ceremony and our officiant deviated Read more...
Beautiful music and very accomodating. We had a great plan with a custom designed ceremony and our officiant deviated right in the middle of the ceremony. Eric was great and just managed to accomodate improv. Our ceremony was beautiful and we had many compliments on the music as well. Thank you Eric. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
He was perfect! Great communication, attended rehearsal and made our day wonderful!
He was perfect! Great communication, attended rehearsal and made our day wonderful!
He was perfect! Great communication, attended rehearsal and made our day wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Nikki ivey
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Eric was a great pianoist, his music was awesome. My family couldn't stop talking
about how wonderful he was at my wedding. As I walk in the building I could here
the soft music playing, It really help me to relax and enjoy my special day.
Eric was a great pianoist, his music was awesome. My family couldn't stop talking
about how wonderful he was at my Read more...
Eric was a great pianoist, his music was awesome. My family couldn't stop talking
about how wonderful he was at my wedding. As I walk in the building I could here
the soft music playing, It really help me to relax and enjoy my special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Valery123
Wedding:
5/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Eric played for our ceremony as well as our reception. The music decision was very last minute but Eric made it all come together just fine without being at the rehearsal. (He had prior engagements the date of our rehearsal). He played songs people liked and sang for our first dance. I would recommend him for weddings or any events where a nice soft ambiance is needed.
Eric played for our ceremony as well as our reception. The music decision was very last minute but Eric made it all come Read more...
Eric played for our ceremony as well as our reception. The music decision was very last minute but Eric made it all come together just fine without being at the rehearsal. (He had prior engagements the date of our rehearsal). He played songs people liked and sang for our first dance. I would recommend him for weddings or any events where a nice soft ambiance is needed. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
It was such a joy working with Eric and Becky. I discovered his services at a Bridal Expo in Gainesville. They were extremely responsive when I inquired about rates and availability... and this responsiveness followed through every step of the way. The music was wonderful and everything went very smoothly. They were extremely accommodating when we had to change our rehearsal time, and even though there was a conflict, they worked to find a solution so Eric could be present. Their professionalism was just spot on. Needless to say, Eric's piano playing was great and we had several guests comment on how nice it was. Their demo CD made song selections a breeze (which was good for us since we didn't have an idea of what we wanted ahead of time). I know he is willing to customize, learn new songs, and sing too, although we didn't take advantage of this. I would recommend his services again and again. I knew I was in good hands and felt completely at ease about using him for our wedding. We were married in April 2010. Cheers!
It was such a joy working with Eric and Becky. I discovered his services at a Bridal Expo in Gainesville. They were Read more...
It was such a joy working with Eric and Becky. I discovered his services at a Bridal Expo in Gainesville. They were extremely responsive when I inquired about rates and availability... and this responsiveness followed through every step of the way. The music was wonderful and everything went very smoothly. They were extremely accommodating when we had to change our rehearsal time, and even though there was a conflict, they worked to find a solution so Eric could be present. Their professionalism was just spot on. Needless to say, Eric's piano playing was great and we had several guests comment on how nice it was. Their demo CD made song selections a breeze (which was good for us since we didn't have an idea of what we wanted ahead of time). I know he is willing to customize, learn new songs, and sing too, although we didn't take advantage of this. I would recommend his services again and again. I knew I was in good hands and felt completely at ease about using him for our wedding. We were married in April 2010. Cheers! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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GatorD
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We were fortunate to have Eric play for our ceremony as well as our cocktail hour. His music is beautiful and was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. We wanted to stay with traditional music, so we picked our songs based on his samples on his website and couldn't have been more pleased. We also asked him to play during cocktail hour which our guests enjoyed.

Both Eric and his wife are lovely, so easy to work with, and always had fast response times to any questions we had. His rates are super reasonable, too. Highly highly recommend!
We were fortunate to have Eric play for our ceremony as well as our cocktail hour. His music is beautiful and was such a Read more...
We were fortunate to have Eric play for our ceremony as well as our cocktail hour. His music is beautiful and was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony. We wanted to stay with traditional music, so we picked our songs based on his samples on his website and couldn't have been more pleased. We also asked him to play during cocktail hour which our guests enjoyed.

Both Eric and his wife are lovely, so easy to work with, and always had fast response times to any questions we had. His rates are super reasonable, too. Highly highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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lesilina
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Eric was great! He was friendly and played beautiful music for our ceremony. He also sang for us during the ceremony and it was very special. He was very flexible with what I requested be played and was willing to do/play anything I wanted.
Eric was great! He was friendly and played beautiful music for our ceremony. He also sang for us during the ceremony and Read more...
Eric was great! He was friendly and played beautiful music for our ceremony. He also sang for us during the ceremony and it was very special. He was very flexible with what I requested be played and was willing to do/play anything I wanted. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Greg & Melba
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I remember the night that I found Eric Redmond's website. I fell in love with the music and the sound from the piano. It brought tears to my eyes and I knew if I had to cut corners on my wedding I would, but NOT Eric! I just HAD to have him play at our wedding. We got married on October 11, 2009 at The Country Club of Ocala. I have gotten so many compliments from my guests; how they loved the live music and how it provided such a delicate elegant touch to the ceremony. Eric is amazing! He truly is an incredibly talented gem from above! He answered all my e-mails, all my questions close to immediately and even through each email I could feel him and Becky smiling. Not only did Eric play and perform for us but Becky (his wife) was truly a joy and a blessing to me each time I spoke with her and exchanged e-mails. I can't wait to have another occasion to hire him again! We highly recommend him. His rates are very reasonable. The incredible piece he can bring to any event will leave you and your guests stunned! He truly exceeded our expectations and we're SO happy he was a part of our special day. For a graceful, stylish and classy event you need Eric Redmond!
I remember the night that I found Eric Redmond's website. I fell in love with the music and the sound from the piano. It Read more...
I remember the night that I found Eric Redmond's website. I fell in love with the music and the sound from the piano. It brought tears to my eyes and I knew if I had to cut corners on my wedding I would, but NOT Eric! I just HAD to have him play at our wedding. We got married on October 11, 2009 at The Country Club of Ocala. I have gotten so many compliments from my guests; how they loved the live music and how it provided such a delicate elegant touch to the ceremony. Eric is amazing! He truly is an incredibly talented gem from above! He answered all my e-mails, all my questions close to immediately and even through each email I could feel him and Becky smiling. Not only did Eric play and perform for us but Becky (his wife) was truly a joy and a blessing to me each time I spoke with her and exchanged e-mails. I can't wait to have another occasion to hire him again! We highly recommend him. His rates are very reasonable. The incredible piece he can bring to any event will leave you and your guests stunned! He truly exceeded our expectations and we're SO happy he was a part of our special day. For a graceful, stylish and classy event you need Eric Redmond! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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MrsBritt627
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Eric did such a great job playing at my outdoor wedding ceremony. Once I gave him the list of songs I picked out, he was able to make professional suggestions of what would sound good and flow together. His beautiful piano playing skills kept my guests entertained while I was 20 minutes late =) I would recommend Eric over and over again.
Eric did such a great job playing at my outdoor wedding ceremony. Once I gave him the list of songs I picked out, he was Read more...
Eric did such a great job playing at my outdoor wedding ceremony. Once I gave him the list of songs I picked out, he was able to make professional suggestions of what would sound good and flow together. His beautiful piano playing skills kept my guests entertained while I was 20 minutes late =) I would recommend Eric over and over again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Timothy
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
I found Eric's website while Googling pianists in the Gainesville area, and my wife Sarah and I could not have been more happy. We got married on June 6th, and Eric did the music (playing and singing) for both our ceremony and reception. We knew from listening to his work online and reading other reviews that he was very talented, but once we got together with him to put together the actual ceremony and reception, we were so excited that we had chosen him. As for the ceremony, he really wanted to get a feel for what we wanted - he was able to play any song we could possibly think of, and he wanted us to love every part of it. When we didn't really have any ideas for a song to go in a certain place, he always had wonderful suggestions. He has a true heart for worship, and he led the congregation in 3 beautiful, rousing hymns during our ceremony. As for the reception, he introduced the entire wedding party (18 people) flawlessly (which is rare!), and played throughout. He picked great songs that the older generation knew from people like Frank Sinatra, but that had been remade by people like Michael Buble (so the younger generation knew them too!). Everybody had a great time dancing - it was a perfect mixture of songs. Sometimes he sang, sometimes he just played, but it was always just right. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. For days after our wedding, we were raving to each other about how happy we were that Eric did our wedding.
I found Eric's website while Googling pianists in the Gainesville area, and my wife Sarah and I could not have been more Read more...
I found Eric's website while Googling pianists in the Gainesville area, and my wife Sarah and I could not have been more happy. We got married on June 6th, and Eric did the music (playing and singing) for both our ceremony and reception. We knew from listening to his work online and reading other reviews that he was very talented, but once we got together with him to put together the actual ceremony and reception, we were so excited that we had chosen him. As for the ceremony, he really wanted to get a feel for what we wanted - he was able to play any song we could possibly think of, and he wanted us to love every part of it. When we didn't really have any ideas for a song to go in a certain place, he always had wonderful suggestions. He has a true heart for worship, and he led the congregation in 3 beautiful, rousing hymns during our ceremony. As for the reception, he introduced the entire wedding party (18 people) flawlessly (which is rare!), and played throughout. He picked great songs that the older generation knew from people like Frank Sinatra, but that had been remade by people like Michael Buble (so the younger generation knew them too!). Everybody had a great time dancing - it was a perfect mixture of songs. Sometimes he sang, sometimes he just played, but it was always just right. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. For days after our wedding, we were raving to each other about how happy we were that Eric did our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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stefanie
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Eric is an awesome pianist and singer! We really enjoyed working with him. He has a CD that was really helpful that featured the most common songs that he plays and sings at weddings. My husband and I got to pick which songs we wanted him to play for our ceremony. He was even willing to learn something new, which we did ask him if he could learn "Lost in This Moment." It was great! We had an outdoor wedding, but that did not matter at all. The music still sounded amazing! I would highly recommend getting Eric to perform at your wedding!
Eric is an awesome pianist and singer! We really enjoyed working with him. He has a CD that was really helpful that Read more...
Eric is an awesome pianist and singer! We really enjoyed working with him. He has a CD that was really helpful that featured the most common songs that he plays and sings at weddings. My husband and I got to pick which songs we wanted him to play for our ceremony. He was even willing to learn something new, which we did ask him if he could learn "Lost in This Moment." It was great! We had an outdoor wedding, but that did not matter at all. The music still sounded amazing! I would highly recommend getting Eric to perform at your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mikell
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
This review is from the parents of the bride's perspective. We first met Eric and his wife Becky during one of the local Bridal Shows as we assisted our daughter and future son-in-law in selecting vendors for their wedding . We were impressed with his talent from the very beginning. They provided us with a sample of his work on a CD to help us with our decision; however, based upon that initial impression, we decided he was right for our daughter's wedding even before we left the Bridal Show. Live music adds such a warm touch to an already special event as your only daughter's wedding. Words cannot express how pleased and impressed we were with Eric's performance (both instrumental and vocal) at both our daughter's wedding and rehearsal. Eric is an extremely talented pianist. He and his wife Becky are very pleasant to work with and are very professional. His rates are very reasonable as well. Eric provides everything you need for a quality performance. Given we had some intial rain to contend with during our daughter's outdoor wedding, Eric's flexibility allowed him to still provide the service our daughter deserved. We would not think twice about referring Eric.
This review is from the parents of the bride's perspective. We first met Eric and his wife Becky during one of the local Read more...
This review is from the parents of the bride's perspective. We first met Eric and his wife Becky during one of the local Bridal Shows as we assisted our daughter and future son-in-law in selecting vendors for their wedding . We were impressed with his talent from the very beginning. They provided us with a sample of his work on a CD to help us with our decision; however, based upon that initial impression, we decided he was right for our daughter's wedding even before we left the Bridal Show. Live music adds such a warm touch to an already special event as your only daughter's wedding. Words cannot express how pleased and impressed we were with Eric's performance (both instrumental and vocal) at both our daughter's wedding and rehearsal. Eric is an extremely talented pianist. He and his wife Becky are very pleasant to work with and are very professional. His rates are very reasonable as well. Eric provides everything you need for a quality performance. Given we had some intial rain to contend with during our daughter's outdoor wedding, Eric's flexibility allowed him to still provide the service our daughter deserved. We would not think twice about referring Eric. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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Wedding Ceremony Music Guide, with Song Demos
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I recorded my Wedding Ceremony Music Guide (see my website) to help couples simplify the process of selecting songs for their weddings. You'll find an outline of a typical ceremony, with suggestions for appropriate music at each point of the service. Please keep in mind that this is a starting point. While many couples choose all of their music from this Guide, I'll be happy to help you customize your wedding with more suggestions if you book me for your wedding. Happy planning!
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