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There seems to be a huge demand for pianists in Derbyshire and I always look forward to playing the piano there. A lot of the enquiries I get for this region are as a solo classical pianist when couples are looking for specific classical pieces for their ceremony. I am, however, sometimes hired to play one or two hours of classical music for some events.

Although classical piano music is ideal for some events: others require music from different genres. A lot of the work I get in Derbyshire is for me as a wedding pianist and I have to be versatile in the music I play. Luckily I enjoy playing music from many genres and I can play latin, swing, jazz, blues, classical, ragtime, sing-a-long, pop and rock. This versatility makes my music suitable for many kinds of events such as: parties, corporate events, art exhibitions and I can play music that is suitable for every part of your wedding day. My main speciality is music from the jazz and swing era, which seems to go down well at most events. The style of jazz I play is the style played by such great jazz pianists as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and George Shearing - rather than the more modern style of jazz. 

A recent trend has been the rising number of the old fashioned sing-a-long pubs and quite a few parties and weddings are introducing an hour's sing-a-long during the event. I can make this easy by providing all the song sheets so that all you have to do is provide some hearty voices. Please visit the sing-a-long page for more information about this. Also please explore the rest of the site to hear the many styles of music I play.

 

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

 

Here are a few venues in and around Derbyshire area where I have performed as a pianist:

Cathedral Quarter Hotel, 16 St Mary's Gate, Derby DE1 3JR
Sitwell Arms Hotel, Renishaw, Derbyshire S21 3WF
Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water DE45 1NZ
Masa Restaurant Wine Bar, The Old Wesleyan Chapel, Brook Street, Derby DE1 3PF
Risley Park, Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire, DE72 3SS
Maynard (The), Main Road, Grindleford S32 2HE
Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Birchover, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 2BN
Breadsall Priory, Moor Road, Morley, Nr. Derby DE7 6DL
Ringwood Hall Hotel, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 1DQ
Makeney Hall Hotel, Duffield, Derby DE56 0RS
Shottle Hall, White Lane, Belper DE56 2EB
Derby Conference Centre (The), London Road, Derby, DE24 8UX

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

New Mills, Dronfield, Morton, Willington, Draycott, Littleover, Chatsworth, Melbourne, Whaley Bridge, Doe Lea, Ilkeston, Somercotes, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Heanor, Belper, Matlock, Tansley, Derby, Hope, Ripley, Caldwell, Hatton, Bakewell, Mapperley, Swadlincote, Crich, Holbrook, Buxton, Glossop, Wirksworth, Ashbourne, Long Eaton, Stonebroom, Chesterfield, High Peak, Newbold, Bolsover, Duffield and Alfreton

 

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?

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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.

 

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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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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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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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

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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

 

 

 

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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 Are you looking for a sing-a-long pianist?

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Cockney Singalong Pianist

 

 

 

Contact Info

Eugene Portman
Email: mail@eugeneportman.co.uk 
Phone: 07391 472474

Get a Quote HERE

 

 

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