Jonathan Perry - Accordionist
This accordion player started playing and writing music at the age of thirteen on the piano. After discovering the music of Django Reinhardt and Tony Murena, he got his first accordion at 17 and began to play improvised swing and french musette music.
He spent his childhood around music, with his parents playing in the family country and western band which toured with Chet Atkins. His mother played bass and sung and his father played the violin and pedal steel guitar.
His great Granddad was also an accordionist, and his grandparents played in the salvation army, while his gran was a concert pianist. As well as working as a soloist, since the age of 16 he has also played hundreds of gigs around the UK with his two brothers in a swing/jazz band.
He is available for French Themed events.
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“He is great: he plays mean jazz accordion and is a delight to have around. Really made our afternoon in the garden for our guests and made a great atmosphere. It was Autumn Leaves that hooked me in.
“Loved having him perform for us as part of our Italian themed celebrations. What a lovely atmosphere it created and our diners loved him. Very much enjoyed working with him and can't wait for him to return back to the restaurant for our Beaujolais Nouveau evening.
, The Town House Bar & Restaurant Bawtry
“He performed at our wedding in the Peak District. We wanted some background music and he fitted the bill perfectly. His cafe style music worked so well, moving around the guests in a non-intrusive fashion. 4 weeks on and guests are still saying how much they enjoyed it. The biggest recommendation would come from my dad, a musician with 50 years experience, he could not speak highly enough of him. He was professional and friendly from the start, I would not hesitate in recommending him.
Glenn & Jo,
“He brought a very different and unusual style to our event. Hugely talented and an absolute delight to watch and listen to. His playing is mesmerising and I would highly recommend him.
“We were very pleased to hire him for our wedding. He was a pleasure to deal with whilst organising the wedding. On the day he did a great job. His playing is lovely and he created the atmosphere we were hoping for during the build up to the ceremony and after. Thank you very much.
Dr S J Kaye,
“He was just what I was after for our country wedding- beautiful background music that suited our style and theme perfectly. On another note, he has been a delight to deal with from start to finish. I would highly recommend him and would love to work with him again. Thank you so much.
“He played at our wedding, and we - and all the guests - loved his music. He created a great atmosphere, which was perfect for our garden and marquee setting. We had a number of French guests, and they were very impressed with his repertoire. Wonderful!
Claire and Tom,
“We held a corporate Italian themed dinner in May this year in Harrogate. He arrived in good time to set up and check the brief for the evening. He wandered amongst the tables playing his accordion with great flair and style. The music he chose to play fitted in with our theme and sounded fantastic! Our guests really enjoyed the evening and it would not have been the same without him!
“Wow what a performance. He played the accordion at our recent wedding and certainly entertained. All the guests commented on what a fabulous idea it was to have an accordion for a wedding and also what a talent he was. We would highly recommend him for any event.
“He played at our wedding and everybody said how fantastic it was! My husband now wants to learn the accordion! Thank you for adding a lot to our special day!
“He was the perfect welcome for our guests and really helped provide the atmosphere we wanted for our outdoor, vintage themed wedding reception. He played perfectly and entertained the guests for two hours. Apart from the great music he was also a really nice guy and arrived in good time before our guests arrived, he really did add something special to our already super special day! Thank you!
Chris & Heather Frost,
“We loved the atmosphere created and he was really helpful in playing requests too! Fantastic musician and we highly recommend.
“We are a charity for older people. He played at our French themed BBQ for around 40 clients average age 78yrs. his playing and repertoire were perfect for the day but he didn't just play and add to the atmosphere he interacted with the clients in a friendly and personable way. He certainly contributed significantly to the success of the day.
“He played at our Junior Lawyer Parisian themed ball. Everyone was delighted with his music and he really made it a special evening. I would highly recommend this talented musician to anyone looking to add a touch of class to an evening or for adding a different touch to an event.
“Thank you so much for adding a touch of class to my 40th celebrations, it was perfect, loved every minute and wouldn't hesitate to book you again. Look no further, he's the accordionist for your event!
“A massive thank you for playing our wedding in July, we wanted a relaxed feel to the day as it was in our parents garden and he really helped to achieve this. As well as providing the low key entertainment we were looking for while bringing an element of our favourite times in France he was friendly and professional. Thanks again highly recommended.
Jack and Samantha Bunning,
“He played during the drinks reception at our marquee wedding a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely brilliant. Not only was he entirely professional, but he played a variety of great tunes solidly for several hours straight. We would definitely recommend him.
Kate and Tom Judge,
“Absolutely Fantastic. He played at our wedding and everybody loved him. The French style music he played was exactly what we wanted and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. He was playing in Nottingham that evening but managed to come to Cambridge and play for us on our special day. What a nice chap. thank you.
“Thank you so so much for Saturday. Everyone was raving about the accordion and what a great choice for fun drinks reception music!! You even got a special mention in Geoffs speech and a huge round of applause!
“Absolutely thrilled and privileged he was able to come all the way to the Midlands to play at my Aunts funeral. He played beautifully at my Aunts committal then again at the wake. We wanted traditional upbeat accordion music played to celebrate my Aunts life due to a number of children attending in the family, and it being their first funeral. Everyone commented how lovely the funeral was, it wasn't somber at all, and how fitting his music was. Thank you from all family and wish you all the best and success for the future xxx