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Pianist - Kent, Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover and Greenwich are all covered.

 

My Work as a Pianist in Kent

There many pianists in the Kent area and there always seems to be enough work around for most of us. Over the years I've played at many of the county's venues and played in many of its principle towns and cities. Wedding venues range from beautiful castles and stately homes to golf clubs and busy hotels. Here are some of the venues where I have played: The Abode in Canterbury, Bromley Court Hotel, Broadstairs Pavilion, Chilston Park Hotel near Maidston, The Grey Lady in Tunbridge Wells and The Trafalgar Tavern in Greenwich. Some of these venues have their own pianos, but not all of them. The priciple towns and cities that I have covered include: Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Folkestone, Dover and Greenwich.

The Music

A lot of my performances in this area are as a solo classical pianist, which is something I get a great deal of enjoyment from. Sometimes this can be just a few pieces for a ceremony: other times this can be one or two hours of classical music.It is as a wedding pianist that I'm mostly hired in the Kent region and I am usually requested  to play classical music for ceremonies.and music from different genres for the rest the wedding day. The music I play ranges from Bach to The Bangles, but my main interest lies in music from the jazz and swing era. My piano style has developed by listening to great jazz pianists such as George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner.

A recent developement has been a recent trend to book me as a sing-a-long pianist. This sort of thing is becoming more and more popular especially in Kent and London. I can provide all the necessary song sheets and I csn even dress as a Cockney pianist with bowler hat, grandad shirt, waistcoat, red neckerchief etc.. See the sing-a-long page for more information. Also please explore the rest of the site to hear the many genres of music I play.

Weddings in Kent

Being near to london and the continent means that Kent is a vey popular place for weddings and civil partnerships. It is as a wedding pianist that I am most frequently booked and Kent provides me with plenty of this type of work. I can provide music for every part of the wedding day incuding the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and the evening reception. Each of these parts often require diffierent styles of music and even different line-ups of musicians. The lineups I can provide range from just solo piano right up to a five piece jazz band. One of the most popular line-ups is a duo which can consist of either piano and bass or piano and vocals.

 

 

St Augustines Priory, Nr Ashford, Kent

St Augustines Priory, Nr Ashford, Kent

 

 

 

Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have. 

 

I am available as a solo classical pianist in Kent, Maidstone, Canterbury, Bromley, Rochester, Margate, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Dover, Greenwich and other areas of the UK.

Here are a few venues in Kent where I have performed:

The Bell Inn, Ticehurst. This is one of my favourites and I do enjoy visiting this venue. 

Leeds Castle, Maidstone - A splendid venue and I look forward to every visit. They do have a piano but I think that it is propbably just there as a showpiece. I played my digital piano on the last occasion that I played there.

Westenhanger Castle, Stone Street,Westenhanger, Hythe - This is a very picturesque venue that is very popular for weddings.

Archbishops Palace, Mill Street, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6YE - This venue is very popular for wedding ceremonies and has a reasonable upright piano on site.

Eastwell Manor, Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent TN25 4HR - I played a beautiful Yamaha Grand on the last occasion that I was booked as a pianist here. I think this was hired in especially for me and on the other occasions I played my digital piano. This is one of the most popular wedding venues in Kent and most of my musician friends have played there at one time or another.

Whitbread Hop Farm, Paddock Wood,  Tonbridge - They do have a piano which is in reasonable condition and quite playable. This is a popular venue for weddings and all types of other events. Whitbread Hop Farm is the ideal place for a family day out. The place is packed with attractions from funfair rides and an outdoor adventure playground to shops and a bird of prey zone. Throughout the year the venue hosts quite a lot of events and shows such as boat jumbles, wedding shows and scooter rallies.

Combe Bank School, Sundridge, Kent - They have three pianos at this venue and I've played every one of them at one time or another. They don't, however have a piano downstairs in the dining room. Unfortunately this is the is where I am usually booked to play as it is where most wedding breakfasts take place.

Thistle Brands Hatch, Brands Hatch, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8PE - They have a lovely piano at this venue which I played on the last occasion I was booked for a wedding here.

Spa Hotel Mount (The), Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent. TN4 8JX - I used to be the resident pianist here at one time. They do have a piano in the Chandelier Restaurant but most of the weddings take place in the recently built Orangery so a digital piano has to be provided.

Stade Court Hotel, West Parade, Hythe - A lovely hotel which has a restaurant that is very popular with the local people.

 

 

I can also be hired as a pianist for any wedding or event in the following areas of Kent:

Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Tunbridge Wells and Whitstable

 

Recent Gigs Include:

9th May – 1920s Party at Pembroke House, Gillingham, Kent

9th May – 1920s Party at Pembroke House, Gillingham, Kent

Last night I played the piano for a 1920s party at Pembroke House which is the Royal Naval...

3rd May – Wedding at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Towcester, Northamptonshire

3rd May – Wedding at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Towcester, Northamptonshire

I’ve just got back home from doing a wedding in the Orangery at Whittlebury Park Golf and...

26th April – Wedding with Sheila Daniels and Adam Bishop at The Starr Restaurant in Great Dunmow, Essex

26th April – Wedding with Sheila Daniels and Adam Bishop at The Starr Restaurant in Great Dunmow, Essex

Yesterday I played the piano at a wedding at the Starr Restaurant in Dunmow, Essex and it turned...

14th June - Wedding of Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle, Monmouth, South Wales

14th June - Wedding of Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle, Monmouth, South Wales

Yesterday turned out to be quite a surprising day for me; and a very special day for both...

  • 9th May – 1920s Party at Pembroke House, Gillingham, Kent

    9th May – 1920s Party at Pembroke House, Gillingham, Kent

    Friday, 16 May 2014 00:10
  • 3rd May – Wedding at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Towcester, Northamptonshire

    3rd May – Wedding at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Towcester, Northamptonshire

    Friday, 16 May 2014 00:39
  • 26th April – Wedding with Sheila Daniels and Adam Bishop at The Starr Restaurant in Great Dunmow, Essex

    26th April – Wedding with Sheila Daniels and Adam Bishop at The Starr Restaurant in Great Dunmow,...

    Friday, 16 May 2014 00:47
  • 14th June - Wedding of Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle, Monmouth, South Wales

    14th June - Wedding of Aaron Ramsey and Colleen Rowlands at Caldicot Castle, Monmouth, South Wales

    Monday, 16 June 2014 12:53
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I can bring a digital piano with me on the day and set it up anywhere you like. Please note that there is no additional cost for this. See image above.

 

 New!!! Baby Grand Piano Shell

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 A baby grand piano shell is now available for those occasions where a normal digital piano just wouldn't look right. It only costs an additional £80 to hire this which is a small fraction of what it would cost to hire the real thing. Click HERE or on the image for more ingormation


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Baby Grand Piano Shell Hire

 

 

A baby grand piano shell is available for those occasions where a normal digital piano just wouldn’t look quite right. This can be set up in about 45 minutes and it holds a conventional digital piano. A lot of people think that it is a real grand piano when they see it and are surprised when they find out that it is just a shell with a keyboard inside.It only costs an additional £80 for Eugene to bring this piece of equipment with him to an event. That is a small fraction of what it would be to hire a grand piano from a supplier.

There are a few limitations on where Eugene can offer this service, but it is fine for most situations. There are restrictions in Central Hertfordshire and other major cities due to parking problems. Please contact Eugene and he will try and get around any obstacles.

 Baby Grand Piano Shell 4

 

 

Baby Grand Piano Shell 3

There are limitations on where I'm able to offer the use of this digital baby grand piano. There are definitely restrictions in Central London and other major cities due to parking problems, but please contact me and I will try and get around any obstacles.

Baby Grand Piano Shell 2

I will carry on offering the Yamaha P155 digital piano at no additional extra cost. This instrument is very smart looking and is perfect for most events. See image below.

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You Can Contact Me and Get a Quote Here:

You Can Contact Me Here

 

You can get an online quote by just filling in the form below. You may not have all the information to fill in the complete form, but please make sure that you give me the following items of information:

a) The line-up you require i.e solo piano, duo with piano and vocals or trio etc.

b) An approximate start and finish time or how long you will need me for

c) The location of the venue - if you don't have a venue booked then a area or county will do.


If for any reason you believe that the above form hasn't submitted properly, please use the following contact details.

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Phone: 01342 835394

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Looking for a Wedding Pianist?

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I can provide different types of music for different parts of your wedding day. You can have classical music for the ceremony followed by solo jazz piano for the drinks reception. You can then have mellow dinner music during the wedding breakfast followed by a jazz trio for the evening. You can even have a Cockney sing-a-long  as part of your day. Just let me know your preferences and I'll try and accomodate. 

Whatever your requirements are - I'm sure that I can help you out. I always provide recorded music while I take my breaks and I can also supply a radio microphone for the speeches.


If you would like help with ceremony music then please visit this page

 

 

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I can be booked as a pianist for any Christmas party

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Christmas is upon us again and lots of parties and other festivities have to be planned. I am often hiredas a pianist for Christmas parties - especially in London. Pianists are plentiful in South East England but there are so many parties happening that there is more than enough work for most of them. I am often asked to provide background dinner music, but Christmas often demands music of a more lively nature, and people often like to have a sing song. I  play lots of Christmas songs, but here are just two Christmas song medleys that I can provide song sheets for: 

Christmas Sing-along Sheet 1

Away in a Manger
Good Christian Men Rejoice
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Silent Night
I Saw Three Ships
Hark the Herald Angels
O Come All Ye Faithful

Christmas Sing-along Sheet 2

The First Noel
While Shepherds Watched
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David's City
Good King Wenceslas
Ding Dong Merrily on High
We Three Kings of Orient Are

Christmas Sing-along Sheet 3

Deck the Halls
Jingle Bells
The Holly and the Ivy
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas Sing-along Sheet 4

Winter Wonderland
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
The Christmas Song
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
White Christmas

 

Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have. 

 

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