Performing as a Pianist in Lincolnshire
My name is Eugene Portman and I always enjoy working as a pianist in Lincolnshire. Surprisingly, the county provides me with a lot of work and this must be due to the number of quality venues in the area. The vast range of venues are suitable for all types of events, but mostly weddings.
More and more of my work in Lincolnshire is as a solo classical pianist. In fact, this can range from a few pieces for a wedding ceremony to a full evening of classical piano music for an art exhibition or musical evening.
Classical music is fine for some events, but others require music from other genres. To explain, I play the piano for a lot of Lincolnshire’s many weddings and I have to be very versatile with the music I play. I am often required to provide a different style of music for each part of the day. For instance, classical music is a popular choice for ceremonies, while jazz seems to be the in-thing for drinks receptions. Also, the wedding meal would probably have a completely different style of music to an evening reception. The styles of music I play include Latin, jazz, sing-a-long, classical, ragtime, blues, swing, pop, and rock. This versatility doesn’t only allow me to provide music for weddings, but it makes my music suitable for other events.
Out of all these genres of music, I suppose my specialty is music from the jazz and swing era. In particular, I like the songs of Cole Porter, Jimmy Van Heusen, and George Gershwin. These were the songs made famous by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Tony Bennet. Moreover, the pianists who influenced my piano style are musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner and George Shearing. I consider these to be three of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Lincolnshire
A recent trend in Lincolnshire has caused a surge of requests for me as a sing-along pianist. Furthermore, I’ve enjoyed every one I have done so far. These sing-along sessions tend to suit informal events, but there have been occasions when I have had to do this sort of thing for weddings. I provide all the song sheets so all you have to think about is providing the singers. 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.
Here are a few venues in and around the Lincolnshire area where I have performed as a pianist:
Boilerhouse (The), Springfield Business Park, Caunt Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7FZ
Brackenborough Hotel, Cordeaux Corner Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 OSZ
Hemswell Court, Lancaster Green, Hemswell Cliff, Lincolnshire DN21 5TQ
RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8HB
Thatched Cottage (The), Sutterton, Boston, Lincolnshire
Whaplode Manor, Washway Road, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, PE12 8AZ
The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 1LP
Also, please don’t just stay on this page. The rest of the site contains loads of different styles of piano music and explains the different services that I can offer.
Other styles of music can be heard on the following pages:
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.
I travel all over Lincolnshire as a pianist. Here is a list of the towns and villages I cover:
- Market Deeping
- Market Rasen