Kevin Fox, Wedding Pianist in Santa Barbara, California Serving Southern California and the Central Coast.

(805) 689-3970

Pianist Kevin Fox, performing for a wedding ceremony on keyboard at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.

The music from your wedding day should always be a treasured memory. Pianist Kevin Fox will consult with you to develop your own unique wedding music program. Kevin is an exceptionally versatile musician who offers the highest level of talent, professionalism and, importantly, attention to detail. He is available to play for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions as well as for rehearsal dinners. Kevin plays for weddings at many of Santa Barbara’s finest venues, including: The Biltmore Santa Barbara, Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Montecito Club, El Presidio Chapel, The Riviera Mansion, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, The Santa Barbara Club, Santa Barbara County Courthouse Mural Room and Sunken Gardens, Santa Barbara Women’s Club and The Valley Club of Montecito. Kevin also carries professional liability insurance as is required by some wedding venues; he will provide a certificate of insurance at no additional cost, on request. Kevin serves all of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Click/tap the link below to schedule your complimentary no-obligation phone consultation with Kevin Fox about beautiful wedding music.

Your Wedding Ceremony Music

Pianist Kevin Fox performs for wedding ceremonies.

Kevin will play your favorite musical selections before, during and after the ceremony. The Prelude consists of music that is played 20 to 30 minutes before the ceremony begins - while the guests are arriving and taking their seats. The Processional is typically music that is easy to walk to; one piece can be played for the bridal party and another can be played upon the entrance of the bride. The Interlude includes any musical selections that are played during parts of the ceremony where there is no talking - such as prayers, communion, unity candle, sand ceremony, etc. The Recessional is typically a very cheerful and festive piece that is played as the Bride, Groom and Wedding Party exit. The Postlude includes pieces that are played as the guests leave.

No Piano? No Problem!

Before a recent wedding ceremony at Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta, California.

If there is no piano available at the wedding venue, Kevin can provide a digital stage piano and amplification. He can also arrange for the rental of a grand or upright piano. For outdoor weddings at locations where there is no power source, Kevin can provide an electronic piano and amplifier that are both battery-powered.

Cocktail Hour Music

Pianist Kevin Fox plays for wedding reception cocktail hours.

Kevin will play festive and upbeat background music during cocktail hour before you and your guests sit down for dinner. This can include the classic swinging standards from the Great American Songbook, popular rock classics, popular songs from recent years or whatever you prefer!

Reception Music

Kevin Fox at the piano before a wedding at The Montecito Club in Santa Barbara, California.

Kevin can provide beautiful and classy background music during dinner until your DJ or band begins. His musical selections can be based on whatever your musical preferences may be - romantic songs, jazz classics, classical music, soft rock, pop standards, etc. You can even give Kevin a list of your favorite songs and he will be happy to play them!

Recent Reviews

"Kevin was a terrific addition to our wedding event. Before and during the event, he was a complete professional. He communicated with us clearly and let us know what we could expect. The evening of the gig he played beautifully. He even learned songs for the occasion. I can easily recommend him to anyone looking for strong musicianship and professional experience."
- Matt and Ted

"We absolutely loved working with Kevin Fox for our wedding! From the moment we contacted Kevin, he was prompt in responding to us, extremely professional, and enthusiastic about our wedding day. We loved listening to the sample music on his website with our families! Even when we requested songs that weren't on his list, he was willing to learn them to play at our wedding. This was a huge plus for us as many of our favorite songs are not of the norm. Kevin was a breeze to work with in terms of set up, and he worked with our DJ to get the sound perfect for our outdoor ceremony. On the day-of, his piano playing sounded incredible. All of our guests loved it and recognized the songs played. We'll never forget it, one of the best parts of our entire wedding! Being a wedding planner myself I will be sure to refer Kevin to all of our couples."
- Stephanie and Jared

"Kevin Fox is a consummate professional. He and his fellow musicians performed for our daughter's wedding and added tremendously to the ambiance of the event. Their performances were absolutely beautiful. In addition, Kevin met with us the day prior to the wedding to rehearse Kimberly's upcoming solo during the wedding. He was very well prepared with the music we had forwarded for rehearsals. His skill and ability to adapt to her vocals quickly along his endless patience made us feel comfortable and confident that we had chosen the right performer for this once in a lifetime event. If you need a professional who has truly mastered his craft, Kevin Fox would be a very wise choice in our opinion. Thank you."
- Paul & Kimberly

Wedding Music Sample Song Lists:

Classic Ceremony Music

  • Air (Handel's Water Music)
  • Air On The G String (J. S. Bach)
  • Arioso (J. S. Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Bist De Bei Mir (Stölzel)
  • Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
  • Canon In D (Pachelbel)
  • Caro Mio Ben (Giordani)
  • Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (J. S. Bach)
  • Minuet (Boccherini)
  • My Heart Ever Faithful (J.S. Bach)
  • Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • Prince Of Denmark March (Clarke)
  • Rondeau (Mouret)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (J. S. Bach)
  • Sleepers Wake (J. S. Bach)
  • Spring (Vivaldi's Four Seasons)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Romantic Standards

  • All The Things You Are
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Embraceable You
  • For All We Know
  • I'm Glad There Is You
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • Isn't It Romantic
  • It Had To Be You
  • My One And Only Love
  • My Romance
  • Nearness Of You
  • Night And Day
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • That's All
  • Till There Was You
  • Time After Time
  • Unforgettable
  • Very Thought Of You, The
  • Way You Look Tonight, The
  • When I Fall In Love

Contemporary Wedding Songs

  • All Of Me (John Legend)
  • A Day Without Rain (Enya)
  • Angel Of Mine (Monica)
  • A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
  • Amazed (Lonestar)
  • Bless The Broken Road (Rascal Flatts)
  • Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)
  • Falling Slowly (Hansard / Irglova)
  • Fly (Sarah Groves)
  • Halo (Beyoncé)
  • How Long Will I Love You? (Ellie Goulding)
  • I Choose You (Sara Bareilles)
  • I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • It's Your Love (Tim McGraw / Faith Hill)
  • Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)
  • Love Story (Taylor Swift)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
  • Marry Me (Train)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
  • No One (Alicia Keys)
  • Only You (Joshua Radin)
  • Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
  • Waiting On An Angel (Ben Harper)
  • Way I Am, The (Ingrid Michaelson)
  • Yellow (Coldplay)

Popular Wedding Songs

  • All I Ask Of You (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
  • All You Need Is Love (The Beatles)
  • Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
  • Evergreen (Barbra Streisand)
  • Fields Of Gold (Sting)
  • Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
  • Here Comes The Sun (The Beatles)
  • Here There and Everywhere (The Beatles)
  • In My Life (The Beatles)
  • Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
  • Longer Than (Dan Fogerty)
  • Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)
  • There Is Love (The Wedding Song)
  • Time To Say Goodbye (Andrea Bocelli)
  • Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)
  • We've Only Just Begun (Carpenters)
  • What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Wind Beneath My Wings, The (Bette Midler)
  • Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
  • Your Song (Elton John)