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Pianist Sussex - Classical Piano Music

Covering Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, East Grinstead, Crawley, Bognor Regis and Horsham.

Thatched Cottage at Amberley

Thatched Cottage at Amberley

My Work as a Pianist in Sussex

Sussex provides me with plenty of events and weddings throughout the year. A lot of my bookings are as a jazz pianist, but an increasing number of them are as a solo classical pianist. Sussex was my home for a number of years and I always enjoy performing in this lovely county. The demand for me as a solo classical pianist has grown and the requirements can range from just a few classical pieces for a wedding ceremony to one or two hours of classical music for other types of events.

The Music

A lot of my work consists of providing classical music wedding ceremonies and playing music in other styless for other types of events.. The music I play ranges from Beethoven and Chopin through to Gershwin and Coldplay. Although I do play music from many different genres and in many different styles, my true love lies in the music of the swing and jazz era. My influences are pianists like Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Erroll Garner rather than the more modernists. In Sussex there has been a recent trend to book me as a sing-along pianist for events.  This has even become incorporated into some of the wedding that I do. When I perfo, rm as a sing-along pianist I often dress as a Cocney pianist with bowler hat,  grandad shirt, waistcoat, red neckerchief etc. Please explore the rest of the site to gain an insight into the different styles of music that I play.

Sussex - The Perfect County for Your Wedding

Being only a stones throw away from London means that this county very popular for civil partnerships and weddings. Sussex is often preferred by couples looking for more of a rural location rather than the hurly-burly of London venues. The many varied venues range from tithe barns on the South Downs to modern hotels in the Brighton, Eastbourne and Gatwick areas. Most of my work in Sussex is as a wedding pianist and although I have played in many of the counties venues I still keep coming across new ones.

 

Please not that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have. 

 

I am available as a solo classical pianist in Sussex, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, East Grinstead, Crawley, Bognor Regis, Horsham and other areas of the UK. Here are a few venues in Sussex where I have performed:

 

Buxted Park Country House Hotel, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex - This venue is extremely popular and I have played the piano here many times. They have a lovely white grand piano just as you enter the oangery, but a pianist would need to take their own piano if they are required to play in any of the other rooms in the hotel. 

Hydro Hotel, Mount Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex - The Hydro have two pianos to my knowledge but I've only played one of them. This is a very popular seaside venue for weddings and all other types of events. I always enjoy my visits to Eastbourne and I always look forward to visiting this popular venue.

Ghyll Manor, High Street, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex - They did have a piano at this venue, but it has been a while since I played there. As with nearly all venues the piano is not always in the right location for your event, so a digital piano is a wise option.

East Court Mansion, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex - They have a piano at East Court Mansion which can be used for ceremonies and other small events. The adjoining Mereidian Hall is where the larger functions take place and a digital piano is always needed for this venue. I've performed here on a number of occasions and I always enjoy the panoramic view which stretches out over the Ashdown Forest.

Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill, West Sussex - This venue has one piano which is very playable, but all the wedding ceremonies take place in the library which doesn't have it's own instrument.. I am also often called upon to play the piano in the grounds of this lovely vene.

The George, 98 High St Rye, East Sussex - I love this venue and I also love Rye. The venue doesn't have a piano and I've had to take a digital piano with me on every occasion that I have played their. The venue is very chic and the decor is extremely tasteful.

Newick Park, Newick, Nr Lewes - This is one of the more popular Sussex venues and they have a nice grand piano in one the rooms. However, as with all reasonably sized venues - a pianist would probably need to take their own instrument if music is needed in another location. This venue is very popular in the area and many weddings take place there.

 

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

 

II can also be hired for any wedding or event in the following Sussex areas:

Aldwick, Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Lancing, Littlehampton, North Lancing, Rustington, Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick and Worthing.

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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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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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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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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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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