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I just love it when I am booked to play the piano in Gloucestershire. Quite a lot of the work I do in the county is as a classical pianist which I really enjoy. This can range from just playing a few classical pieces for a ceremony to playing a full one or two hours for an art exhibition.

Classical music is great, but it isn't the right thing for all events: sometimes music of a lighter vein is needed. Fortunately I do play music from many different genres including pop, swing, rock, sing-a-long, classical, latin, jazz, blues and ragtime. This versatility means that my music is ideal for a variety fo different types of events and I can provide music for every part of your wedding day. My main interest and focus is music from the jazz and swing era which seems to work well as a back drop to many events. The word jazz often scares people off, but the style of jazz I play consists of great tunes that we all know as performed by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Glen Miller and Tony Bennet. The pianists that have inspired me are musicians such as Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing.

There is an amazing variety of venues in Gloucestershire and I have played the piano at many of them. Gloucestershire is popular for weddings and those wishing to get married here have a great choice of hotels, castles, historic buildings and golf clubs.

There has been a recent trend to book me as a sing-a-long pianist which is something quite new for me. This sort of thing is becoming more and more popular and I can provide all the necessary song sheets. 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.

 

 

 

To see and examples of the different styles of music that I play, please visit the following pages:

Popular Songs Page

Sing-a-Long Page

Classical Music Page

If you would like help with your ceremony music then please visit the ceremony music page.

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

 

 

 

Here are some of the venues in Gloucestershire where I have performed as a pianist

 

Lansdown Bar, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LG
Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 6EL
Rendcombe College, Rendcombe, Nr Cirencester GL7 7HA
Thornbury Castle, Thornbury, Gloucestershire BS35 1HH
The Bear of Rodborough, Rodborough Common, Stroud GL5 5DE
The Kingscote Barn, Binley Farm, Kingscote, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8YE

 

I am available as a pianist in all the following aras of Gloucestershire:

Amberley, Hawling, Wotton-under-Edge, Apperley, Kemble, Berkeley, Lechlade-on-Thames, Bourton-on-the-Water, Lydney, Bredon, Minchinhampton, Brockworth, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chalford, Nailsworth, Charlton Kings, Newent, Cheltenham, Newnham, Chipping Campden, Northleach, Chipping Sodbury, Painswick, Churchdown, Quenington, Cinderford, Somerford Keynes, Cirencester, Staunton, Dursley, Stonehouse, Dymock, Stow-on-the-Wold, Fairford, Stroud, Forthampton, Tetbury, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Toddington

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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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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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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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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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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