Jonny Kerry | Accordionist and singer
Jonny Kerry's Solo Accordion Project explores the French Café Accordion Musette, Tango & Jazz music of the 1920’s-50’s. His repertoire consists of well-known, easy listening songs perfect for creating a relaxed atmosphere at any event.
Jonny began learning the accordion and singing at the age of 14 and has since performed at hundreds of events around Europe including concerts, weddings, on the BBC period drama ‘The Peaky Blinders’, for the Prince of Monaco and for Warner records.
Jonny has become one of the most in-demand accordion players in the UK, and plays many different styles of music including Gypsy Jazz, French Musette, Bossa Nova, Tango, Italian Folk, and Classical music. He has studied with some of the worlds top Jazz accordionists including Frank Petrilli (USA) and Richard Galliano (France).
His Solo Accordion Project explores the French Café Accordion Musette, Tango & Jazz music of the 1920’s-50’s. His repertoire consists of well-known, easy listening songs perfect for creating a relaxed atmosphere at any event.
The accordion is one of a few instruments that can accompany itself while allowing the performer to walk about while playing. It perfectly suits wedding receptions, corporate events, restaurants & background music at any event. Jonny has performed solo accordion for companies such as Renault, John Lewis, Virgin Media, Café Rouge, The Natural History Museum, St Pancras Hotel and on the BBC series the Peaky Blinders.
“Dear Jonny, thank you so much for playing your wonderful Accordion music at Thorpe Garden during Sophie and James’ wedding reception. You played the Gypsy Jazz and French Café music so brilliantly which was enjoyed by everyone. It was just a perfect start to the celebrations.”
Liz & Norman Rea
“I just wanted to say what a lovely addition your music was to our day. It was exactly what I wanted and created a warm and lively welcome to the guests with a lovely mix of tunes. Everyone was very complimentary. Paul and I had a wonderful time and now all we have to do is put everything back in its place – no mean feat. My only regret is not having the opportunity to sit and enjoy your music for a little longer.”
“Incredible welcome from Jonny at our wedding reception in Norfolk! He had the guests up and dancing in the sunshine. Just fabulous!!”
“Jonny played at my wedding drinks reception, he did a fantastic job. The playlist he selected was exactly what I wanted and covered many genres, perfect for my big day! I would highly recommend Jonny, he is incredibly talented and all of my guests enjoyed his music, thanks again for helping to make my day so amazing.”
“Jonny was just fantastic at setting the mood for our evening wedding party to celebrate our wedding which took place in Tuscany earlier in the year. The accordion was the perfect sound to take everyone back to the warmth of the Italian sun even on a cold November evening in England! We had lots of compliments on how great he was, so thank you!”
“Jonny was fantastic. Exceptional playing and a beautiful selection of songs. He was punctual, looked smart and handsome and added a classy touch to our wedding reception. I would highly recommend him.”
“Thank you so much for performing at our opening of Renault Cambridge you were fantastic and everyone commented about you.”
Renault Showroom Event
“Jonny was wonderful. The music was perfect and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. I would highly recommend him.”
Celia Chester (40th Anniversary Party)
“Jonny was brilliant! He played great music, exactly what we asked for and our guests loved him! Would highly recommend Jonny for any event!”
Francesca Peachey (Wedding)
“Absolutely thrilled and privileged Jonny was able to come all the way to the Midlands to play at my Aunts funeral. Jonny 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 sombre at all, and how fitting Jonny’s music was. Thank you from all family and wish you all the best and success for the future xxx”
Nichola Walters (Family funeral)
“Jonny 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