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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 is a weekly occurence for me and I feel lucky to live in such close proximity to the county. I am booked in it's many venues as a pianist for parties and events, but it is weddings that usually bring me to Essex.  I suppose the main reason that it is so popular for weddings lies in the fact that it is so close to London, which makes a nice retreat away from the hurly-burly of city life.

As a wedding pianist I have to be able play piano music from many different genres including jazz, classical, blues, pop, rock and latin. My speciality, however, is music from the jazz and swing era, but don't let the word jazz frighten you off. My piano style has been influenced by pianists such as Jamie Cullum (born in Essex), Ralph Sharon, Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and Georger Shearing - rather than the more modern exponents of jazz. I play tunes that we all know and love, and I try and make my music above all listenable and entertaining.

More and more I am called upon to perform in Essex as a classical pianist and I have to say that it is something I really do enjoy. Sometimes I am asked just to play a few classical piano pieces for a wedding ceremony but the demand is growing and I am now frequently hired to play one or two hours of purely classical music.

Very recently there has been a surge of interest in the old fashioned cockney  pub sing-a-long and I have had quite a lot of enquiries for me as a sing-along pianist. Essex and London have been where most of these enquiries have come from and I must say that I have enjoyed every one that I have done so far. The demand for this has grown and I'm even asked to provide sing-a-longs sessions for quite formal events. I can provide all the song sheets and all you have to do is sing along to the piano. Please see the sing-a-long page for more information.

 

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I am available as a solo classical pianist in Essex, Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colchester, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham and other areas of the UK. Here are a few venues in the area where I have performed:

Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex CM5 0DG They do not have a piano of their own so I always have to take a digital paino with me. I am one of their recommended suppliers see their website HERE .

Prested Hall, Prested Hall Chase, Feering, Colchester, Essex  - Prested Hall does not have a piano, but this does not seem to stop me being hired to perform there. I am proud to be one of their recommended suppliers - please see their website HERE.

The Belvedere, Hardings Elms Rd, Crays Hill , Billericay CM11 2UH - A well known wedding venue that also puts on quite a few jazz events throughout the year. They didn't have a piano there on the last occasion that I plyed there, but that was a while ago.

Gosfield Hall, Gosfield, Essex - Gosfield Hall has a lovely Bechstein Grand piano which just beckons you to play it. This lovely instrument is in the Grand Salon, so I I have to provide a digital piano if music is needed in another part of the building.

Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex RM16 3HS - This venue has a piano on site which I have played quite a few times. I do, however, usually have to set up a digital piano as music is often required either outside or in another part of the venue.

Ocean Beach Restaurant, Eastern Esplanade,  Southend-on-Sea  SS1 2YG - This is quite a popular venue right on the see front. They don't have a piano so I would always have to take my own digital one when booked fas a pianist or events here.

Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex  - Leez Priory does have a piano, but I don't think that it is used very much. It always looks as though it is kept as an antique or maybe for sentimental reasons. I have been hired as a pianist at Leez Priory on many occasions, but I've never played their piano.

Hedingham Castle. Bayley Street Castle Hedingham. Halstead CO9 3DJ - I had to take a digital piano with me on the last occasion as I played in their marquee. I'm not sure, but I seem to remember seeing a grand piano in the main building.

Stock Brook Country Club, Queen's Park Avenue, Stock, Nr Billericay CM12 OSP. This venue is very popular for weddings and I have been booked as a pianist to perform there on a number of occasions.

Reid Rooms (The), Mark’s Hall, Margaret Roding, Nr Chelmsford , Essex - The Reid Rooms do have a piano but I usually find myself playing my digital piano as music is often required in another part of the venue.

Brentwood Golf Centre, Ingrave Road, Brentwod, Essex CM14 5AE - This venue is often used for birthday parties and family events.

 

 For ideas about ceremony music please visit http://ceremony-music.co.uk/index.php?page=music-for-any-wedding-ceremony-in-essex

 

 

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

Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey, Canvey island, Chelmsford, Colchester, Grays Thurrock, Harlow, Loughton, South Benfleet, Southend on Sea and Wickford.

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.

 

 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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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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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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