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The South Bay at Scarborough

The South Bay at Scarborough

Pianists in Yorkshire

I was born in Yorkshire and it is the county where I started my career as a pianist. Yorkshire is a huge county and I am always surprised that there are so few professional pianists in the area. Things have changed a little bit over the past couple of decades due to the popularity of Leeds College of Music. Musicians come from all over the UK to study music here and quite a few of them are staying and settling in the county. There is plenty of work for pianists in the North so it would make sense for some of them to move from London and the Home Counties to live in the area.

Events and Venues

I always enjoy coming home and I play the piano for quite a number of performances and events in the area throughout the year. The county provides me with a lot of weddings to play for and it is also a good source of corporate events and private parties. There is a vast array of great venues in Yorkshire from historic castles and stately homes to luxury hotels and golf clubs. 

Here is just a selection of venues I've performed at in the area.

Ripley Castle (East Wing), Harrogate,

Orangery (The) at Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington

Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate

Officer’s Mess, Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire

Allerton Castle, Allerton Mauleverer

Cruck Barn, Craven Arms, Appletreewick Skipton

Sun Pavillion, Cornwall Road, Harrogate

Hazlewood Castle, Hazlewood, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire

 

The Music I Play

I was originally classically trained in Yorkshire, but I now specialise in jazz, swing and blues. The sort of jazz I enjoy is the more mainstream type such as that performed by the likes of Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. I've mentioned jazz, swing and blues, but I also play many other styles including: pop, rock, latin, classical and even sing-along. I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have and I can help you with your choice of music for the ceremony.

Solo Pianist or Jazz Band

Yorkshire provides me with quite a lot of work as a solo pianist, but I can also offer other line ups including: piano and bass; piano and vocals; piano, bass and drums; and loads of other combinations right up to a five piece jazz band consisting of piano, bass, drums, vocals and sax. I find that my varied repertoire and choice of line-ups allows me to provide music for any part of the wedding day. For instance I can play classical music for the ceremony on solo piano, lively jazz and swing in the form of a jazz trio for the drinks reception, gentle rock and pop ballads played on solo piano during the wedding breakfast, followed by a quartet or quintet playing lively jazz for the evening reception. I can also let you put your own music through our PA system so you can enjoy dancing to your own disco at the end of the evening.

Sing-along Pianist

Very recently there has been a trend for Cockney themed events and I have been called upon to play sing-along music for many events in the Yorkshire region. This has also become popular as part of the wedding day. Right at the end of day there is nothing like a good old Cockney knees up. This sort of thing isn't to everyone's taste, but they are really good fun and I really enjoy playing the piano for them. I can provide all the song sheets for these sing-along sessions so that all you have to provide is some good hearty voices and an element of enthusiasm. I also dress up in good old Cockney style with bowler hat, waistcoat, red neckerchief etc.

Eugene as a Cockney 2

 

 

Please not that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have - whatever the style.

 

 

 

 

I am available as a solo classical pianist in Yorkshire, Harrogate, York, Whitby and Middlesborough.

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.

 

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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.

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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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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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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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