Francis McGrath Ambient Piano from Austin, TX

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About
Combining years of experience from different bands and different styles, Francis McGrath creates a unique mood for formal or casual events. He seamlessly switches from jazz to classical to pop to new age with just the right amount of improvisation. Guests passively enjoy the background music until their ears are tickled by a familiar melody or pleasant memory. After a recent performance at Mother's Cafe in Austin, people on Facebook posted "Miles Davis, Cyndi Lauper, the Who… The Dave Brubeck medley was rivaled only by the vegetable medley." and "It was clearly rivaled by the end credit score to 'Return of the Jedi.'"

If you do not have a piano, Francis can bring a Kurzweil PC3K8 keyboard. Electronic Musician magazine's review said, “The acoustic pianos are more natural sounding and timbrally balanced than those in any other keyboard I've played”. He also has a small Behringer amp that sounds great in big or small rooms, without drowning out conversations. The combination of the keyboard and amp gives the illusion that a real piano is in the room.
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Wedding Reception

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All of the comments we received from our wedding guests about Francis and his talent were positive and enthusiastic. He was great to work with and very professional. He was quick to respond to any communication and flexible! He added an element of elegance to our coffee hour, and we would highly recommend him.

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Holiday Party

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Great professional approach. Very accommodating. Very talented. Perfect! Everyone loved his performance.

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Christmas Party

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Wonderful pianist. Very professional and everyone loved his music for our Holiday Reception. Highly recommmended.

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Wedding Reception

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Francis was wonderful to work with. I was a busy bride as I did most of the planning myself, and he was totally self-sufficient. We had our wedding at an old mansion with a piano parlor. He arrived on time, tuned the old piano, brought all his own materials, and began playing the tunes we'd agreed to until the guests began to finish up dinner. Once he started getting more for traffic, he gladly played the songs our guests requested. He even brushed up on some songs for the occasion. One of my favorite memories of the night was listening to my friend croon Etta James' "At Last" to his beautiful playing. Please book him! You'll be very happy you did!!

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Francis McGrath’s Response:

Thank you so much for letting me share this day with you. For me, the best part was getting to accompany Cody's grandmother serenading you two with "Can't Help Falling In Love."

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Christmas Party

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Francis did an awesome job! I would highly recommend him. Not only is he talented but he is a step above when it comes to professionalism. He was very flexible to our needs and was able to accommodate the random things that were not expected. Thank you so much for everything Mr. McGrath!

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Wedding Reception

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very professional... superb musician. would not hesitate to hire and/or recommend.

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Christmas Party

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Francis did a phenomenal job at our Holiday Party at the Driskill Hotel. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a talented piano player!

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Fundraiser

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Francis was great! Very kind, talented, timely, and enjoyable guy. Would certainly recommend!

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PAST EVENTS
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2019
Jun
13
Corporate Function
Austin, TX
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jan
26
Wedding Reception
Austin, TX
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Dec
9
Holiday Party
Austin, TX
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Christmas Party
Boerne, TX
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Feb
18
Wedding Reception
Gonzales, TX
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Christmas Party
Austin, TX
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Austin, TX
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Sep
7
Corporate Function
Austin, TX
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Apr
20
Celebration
San Antonio, TX
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Apr
7
Wedding Reception
Austin, TX
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Dec
17
Christmas Party
Austin, TX
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Dec
10
Christmas Party
Round Rock, TX
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Take Five
Dave Brubeck
Time After Time
Cindy Lauper
In A Silent Way
Miles Davis
Spain
Chick Corea
Everlong
Foo Fighters
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Jazz Piano
Pop Piano
Ambient Piano
Christmas Music Piano
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Francis McGrath will also travel to Manchaca, Del Valle, Buda, Kyle, Cedar Creek, Dale, Manor, Mc Neil, Pflugerville, Driftwood, Lockhart, Maxwell, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Elgin, Red Rock, San Marcos, Spicewood, Leander, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, Martindale, Coupland, Staples, Fentress, Hutto, Mc Dade, Prairie Lea, Rosanky.
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