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Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colchester, Harlow, Brentwood and West Ham are all covered.

The Great Tower at Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex

The Great Tower at Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex

Playing the Piano in Essex

Every week seem to bring an enquiry for me to perform as a pianist in Essex. The county has lots of venues and I have played in a lot of them, but there is no way that I've played in all of them. I am very lucky in that I live near the county, so it is no problem for me to put my digital piano in my car and travel to an event in one of it's fine venues. I perform for private parties and corporate events, but more than anything, weddings are the thing that bring me to the county. I have often  wondered why Essex is so popular for weddings and I think that one good reason is it's proximity to London. This makes it very easy for a couple to get married away from the hurly-burly of modern city life. Also I suppose another reason is the fantastic choice of places available for a couple to have their special day. Most of the venues I've played the piano at have been in Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow and Brentwood, but I've also performed in Basildon, Romford, Southend and West Ham.

The Music

When I am hired as a wedding pianist I am expected to be able to play many types of music. Luckily I cover many genres including jazz, swing, Rat Pack, Latin, pop, rock, ragtime and even singalong. I suppose the two genres that couples seem to want the most are jazz and classical. I love playing jazz and I have been influenced by great pianists such as George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and more recently by Jamie Cullum who happens to be born in Essex. These pianists are not modernists, but play music that is melodic and is easy on the ear. I try and do the same by playing tunes that we all know and love - most of all I try and make my music listenable and entertaining. I also love playing classical music which is very popular for wedding ceremonies. I was classicaly trained and I have quite an extensive repertoire ranging from Bach and Schubert to Delius and Richard Strauss. Most of the time I am just required to play a few classical pieces for a ceremony followed by music of a lighter vein for the rest of the day. However, occasionally I am hired to play just classical music for two to three hours. Thich is something that I really enjoy.

Cockney Singalongs

With so many Cockneys moving out of London and living in Essex, it's not surprising that there is a great demand for old fashioned singalong pianists. This is something that I have embraced and there is nothing that I love better than playing the piano for Cockney themed events. Quite a few pubs now do 'pie and mash' evenings and the atmosphere can be amazing when everyone is singing all the old favourites like 'Knees Up Mother Brown ', 'Daisy' and 'I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts. Sometimes, even formal events have have a singalong during the proceedings. If it is a Cockney themed event I dress in Bowler hat, Grandad shirt, waistcoat, pocket watch and neckerchief. As well as dressing for the part I also provide all song sheets so all you have to do is sing along to the piano. Please see Singalong Page for more details.

 The Baby Grand Piano Shell

The Baby grand piano is something that Has become really popular, especially for weddings. If the venue doesn't have a piano I usually provide a digital piano free of charge. This looks fine for most events, but if you want the look of a real piano then the baby grand piano shell is the answer. Like it's name suggests this is an empty shell which holds a digital piano inside. The result is a fabulous sound and great looks. Seeing as I do more weddings in Essex than any other county - it probably won't come as a surprise when I tell you that this is also the county where I have used this piece of equipment the most. Please see the Baby Grand Piano Shell Page to fing out more.

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To hear Loads of my piano tracks just click HERE

 

 

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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No Piano?

No Problem

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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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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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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.

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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.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Phone: 01342 835394

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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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