The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath, Somerset.
I don't know one musician who doesn't enjoy being hired as a pianist in Bath. It is a beautiful city and there are many beautiful venues that are ideal for weddings and many other types of events. I am booked as a pianist in the Bath area very frequently and the venues I visit the most are:
The Royal Crescent Hotel - This is a beautiful hotel set right in the middle of the famous Royal Crescent. The venue is very luxurious, but it is also very homely at the same time. I have always found the hotel's staff to be very friendly and welcoming. I'm sure that every professional pianist in the Bath area looks forward to any booking in this wonderful venue.
Woods Restaurant - This is one of Bath's most popular restaurants and I belive that they have a resident pianist. I have enjoyed playing for quite a number of events at this very friendly venue.
Priston Mill - Strictly speaking this venue is not in Bath, but just outside in Priston. This is a very tranquil venue and is one of my favourites.
The John Rennie - The John Rennie is a narrow boat that is very popular for weddings and parties. I don't know why, but I always look forward to a gig on a boat!
The Roman Baths - This is a famous historic tourist attraction that also doubles as a very fine venue. I've played here quite a few times and I am looking forward to the next occasion - whenever that may be.. soon I hope.
I play many styles of music ranging from Bach to Bacharach, but I am often booked as a solo classical pianist for events. This can range from a few pieces for a wedding ceremony to a couple of hours of continual classical music. Although I play a lot of classical stuff , my main speciality is music from the jazz and swing era which I really enjoy playing. Being able to play music from different genres is a must when I am booked as a wedding pianist.
A recent trend has been to book my services as a sing-along pianist and this sort of thing has become more and more popular. Surprising, this has even become something of a feature during weddings and really does break the ice. I can provide all the necessary song sheets and all you have to provide is some enthusiastic singers. 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.
Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have.
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.
Baby Grand Piano Shell
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Phone: 01342 835394
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
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
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
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
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