Pianist Hampshire - Classical Piano Music

Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke and Newport are all covered.

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St Mary's Church, The Elvetham, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire

Quite a number of pianists reside in Hampshire and they are lucky in that there are plenty of  weddings, parties and other events in this region. A lot of the events that I do in this area are military ones, but they are not all on MOD bases:  many of them are weddings and they can take place in venues such as hotels and golf clubs. Hampshire isn't far for me to travel and I am hired as a pianist for quite a lot of events throughout the year.

Although I do play the piano for all types of functions, it is as a wedding pianist that I am mostly booked. Hampshire provides me with a lot of weddings to play for and It is essential that I am versatile with the music I play. Luckily I can play music from many different genres including pop, rock, classical, swing, latin and jazz. Couples often require different types of music for the various parts of their wedding day. For instance they may wish to have classical piano music for the ceremony, followed by jazz for the drinks reception, and then some gentle piano music consisting of a varied assortment of rock ballads and mellow jazz for the wedding breakfast.

My main speciality is jazz and music from the swing era. The word jazz often frightens people off, but it needn't as the music I play consists of tunes we all know and love played in an easy listening style. My influences are pianists like Ralph Sharon, Erroll Garner, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson. Above all I try to make my music listenable and entertaining.

More and more I am called upon to perform as a solo classical pianist, and I have to say that it is something I really do enjoy. Most of the time this consists of me playing a few piano pieces for a ceremony, but occasionally I am asked to provide one to two hours of classical music.

Very recently there has been a surge of interest in the old fashioned cockney 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 a lot of these enquiries have come from, but more an more are coming from the Hampshire region. 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.

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

 

I am available as a solo classical pianist in Hampshire, Bournemouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke, Newport and other areas of the UK