Pianist Yorkshire – North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding, and South Yorkshire

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Performing as a Pianist in Yorkshire

My name is Eugene Portman and I am a regular visitor to Yorkshire as a pianist. The area has an incredible choice of venues from historic castles to modern conference centres. This makes it the perfect area for anyone arranging an event.

Most of the events I play the piano for in Yorkshire are weddings, but I can also provide music for other types of events. These include music festivals, store openings, product launches, Christmas parties, anniversaries, and all types of corporate events.

The Music

When I perform as a pianist I have to make sure that the music entertains and that there is enough variety to please the bulk of my audience. I play music from many genres including classical, Latin, rock, ragtime, blues, jazz, sing-along, and many other styles.

I try and play music which is easy to listen to and hopefully sits well in any social occasion. Music with a ‘feel-good’ factor is what I try to achieve. Please check out my repertoire pages to see and hear the styles of music I play on the piano.

My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Yorkshire

There has been a recent trend in Yorkshire to hire me as a singalong pianist and this is something ai really enjoy. This sort of thing really suits informal events, but occasionally singalongs are a feature of weddings. When I play the piano for a singalong event I provide all the song sheets and I dress like an old fashioned pub pub pianist. This consists of a Bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, neckerchief, pocket watch, etc.

No Piano. No Problem

Most people worry about whether there is a piano at the venue and also if the instrument (if any) is suitable. The truth is very few venues in Yorkshire have a piano and usually, a pianist performing in the area would use a digital piano. In fact, I think that most pianists will back me up, most pianos at venues are merely antique ornaments. In fact, most of them are completely unsuitable as a music instrument. The digital piano is the perfect solution when there is no piano at a venue.

The sound of modern digital pianos is superb and they can be set up anywhere. All the music on this site was recorded a digital piano and I think you’ll agree, the sound is very realistic. Also, a digital piano also has the advantage that it can be moved very easily if music is needed in more than one location. A digital piano can also be set up outside even without a mains supply.

Often people prefer me to play a real instrument if there is one at the venue. This is completely your choice and I am perfectly willing to go along with your wishes.

The Grand Piano Shell

I now have a baby grand piano shell that is available for hire if you are looking for something that looks more like the real thing.  It isn’t as maneuverable as a normal digital piano but it does look smart. See the image at the top of this page.

Extra Services

Each event that I do has different requirements and I have to be adaptable as just being a pianist is not enough. However, I can provide a whole range of services and equipment to make your event a successful one. For instance, I can provide radio microphones for speeches, a gazebo, PA systems, disco lights, and many other items. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any special requirements.

Also, please don’t just stay on this page. As the rest of the site contains loads of different styles of piano music and does explain the different services that I can offer.

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

Popular Songs Page

Sing-a-Long Page or visit www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk.

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 Yorkshire where I have performed as a pianist

  • Bertie’s Banqueting Rooms Brook Street, Elland, Halifax, West Yorkshire. HX5 9AW ()
  • Hazlewood Castle, Hazlewood, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9NJ
  • Hope Hall (Albany Club), Clair Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 2JP
  • Hazlewood Castle, Hazlewood, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 9NJ
  • Nostell Priory, Doncaster Road, Nostell, nr Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1QE
  • Officer’s Mess, Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire
  • Ripley Castle (East Wing), Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 3NA
  • Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH
  • Sun Pavillion, Cornwall Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2PQ
  • Tankersley Manor Church Lane, Tankersley Barnsley, South Yorkshire. S75 3DQ ()
  • Town Hall (The), Morley, West Yorkshire LS27 9DY
  • Whirlowbrook Hall, Eccleshall Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. S11 9QD
  • Whitley Hall Hotel, Elliot Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8NR
  • Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, Yorkshire S7 2QZ
  • Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 1HG
  • Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, Yorkshire S1 2JA
  • Kenwood Hall, Kenwood Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire S7 1NQ

Yorkshire is divided into North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding, and South Yorkshire. Yorkshire covers an enormous area and there are many venues that I have not yet visited. Here is a comprehensive list of the places that I am willing to cover as a pianist in Yorkshire:

  • Aberford, Acaster Malbis, Acaster Selby, Acklam (Middlesbrough), Acklam (Ryedale), Acomb, Addingham, Adlingfleet, Adwick le Street, Agbrigg, Agglethorpe, Aike, Ainderby Quernhow, Ainderby Steeple, Ainthorpe, Aire View, Airmyn, Airton, Aiskew, Aislaby (Ryedale), Aislaby (Scarborough), Akebar, Aldborough, Aldbrough, Aldbrough St John, Aldfield, Aldwark, Allerston, Allerthorpe, Allerton, Allerton Mauleverer, Almondbury, Alne, Altofts, Alverthorpe, Amotherby, Ampleforth, Angram (Harrogate), Angram (Richmondshire), Anlaby, Anlaby Common, Anston, Appersett, Applegarth, Appleton Roebuck, Appleton Wiske, Appleton-le-Moors, Appleton-le-Street, Ardsley, Arkendale, Arkle Town, Armthorpe, Arncliffe, Arnold, Arram, Arrathorne, Arthington, Asenby, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Askrigg, Askwith, Asselby, Aston, Athersley, Atley Hill, Atwick, Aughton (East Riding of Yorkshire), Aughton (South Yorkshire), Austonley, Austwick, Aysgarth, Azerley
  • Bagby, Baildon, Bainbridge, Bainton, Balkholme, Bardsey, Barlby, Barmby Moor, Barmby on the Marsh, Barmston, Barnoldswick, Barkston Ash, Barnsley, Barugh, Barugh-Green, Barwick-in-Elmet, Batley, Beal, Beeford, Beggarington Hill, Belby, Bellasize, Bempton, Beningbrough, Bennetland, Benningholme, Bentley, Berry Brow, Bessacarr, Bessingby, Beswick, Beverley, Bewholme, Bielby, Bilbrough, Billingley, Bilton (East Riding of Yorkshire), Bilton (Harrogate), Bilton-in-Ainsty, Bingley, Birdsedge, Birdwell, Birstall, Birstwith, Bishop Burton, Bishop Wilton, Blacktoft, Blubberhouses, Bolton, Bolton on Dearne, Boothferry, Boothtown, Boroughbridge, Borrowby (Hambleton), Borrowby (Scarborough), Boston Spa, Boulderclough, Boynton, Bradford, Bradley, Braithwell, Bramham, Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Bramhope, Bramley, Leeds, Bramley, South Yorkshire, Brampton, Brandesburton, Brantingham, Brayton, Breighton, Bridge Hewick, Bridlington, Brierley, Brigham, Brighouse, Brind, Brinsworth, Broadgate, Brockholes, Broomfleet, Brotherton, Brough, Broughton, Buckden, Buckton, Bubwith, Bugthorpe, Burley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Burley Woodhead, Burnby, Burnsall, Burnt Yates, Bursea, Burshill, Burstwick, Burton Agnes, Burton Constable, Burton Fleming, Burton Leonard, Burton Pidsea, Burton Salmon, Buttercrambe.
  • Calcutt, Calverley, Camblesforth, Camerton, Canklow, Carlecotes, Carleton, Carlton (Hambleton), Carlton (Richmondshire), Carlton (Selby), Carlton Husthwaite, Carlton Miniott, Carnaby, Cartworth, Castleford, Catcliffe, Catfoss, Catterick, Catwick, Cawthorne, Cawood, Cherry Burton, Church End, Clayton (South Yorkshire), Clayton (West Yorkshire), Cleckheaton, Clifton (Doncaster), Clifton (Rotherham), Clifton (West Yorkshire), Clifton (York), Coniston, Conistone, Cononley, Copley, Cotness, Cottam, Cottingham, Countersett, Cowden, Cowlam, Cowling (Craven), Cowling (Hambleton), Coxwold, Crambe, Cranswick, Crawshaw, Cray, Crofton, Croome, Cropton, Crossflatts, Cross Hills, Cubeck, Cubley, South Yorkshire, Cudworth, Cundy Cross
  • Dallowgill, Dalton (South Yorkshire), Dalton (West Yorkshire), Damems, Danby, Danby Wiske, Danthorpe, Darfield, Darton, Denby Dale, Denholme, Denton, Dewsbury, Dinnington, Dodworth, Doncaster, Drewton, Driffield, Drighlington, Dringhoe, Drub, Dunnington, Dunford Bridge, Dunswell
  • Earby, Easington (East Riding of Yorkshire), Easington (North Yorkshire), Easingwold, East Barnby, East Cottingwith, East Cowick, East Knapton, East Newton, Eastburn, Eastrington, East Rigton, Eccleshill, Edlington, Elland, Ellerker, Ellerton, Elloughton, Elmswell, Elsecar, Elstronwick, Embsay, Emley, Emmotland, Eppleworth, Eryholme, Eske, Eston, Etherdwick, Etton, Everingham, Everthorpe
  • Fangfoss, Farnhill, Farnley (North Yorkshire), Farnley (West Yorkshire), Farsley, Faxfleet, Featherstone, Felixkirk, Fewston, Filey, Fimber, Firbeck, Fitling, Flamborough, Fleatwood, Flinton, Flockton, Flockton Green, Foggathorpe, Fordon, Foston on the Wolds, Foxholes, Fox Royd, Fraisthorpe, Frickley, Fridaythorpe, Full Sutton, Fylingdales
  • Ganstead, Gardham, Garforth, Gargrave, Garrowby, Garton, Garton on the Wolds, Gawber, Gembling, Giggleswick, Gilberdyke, Gildersome, Gildingwells, Gilling East, Gilling West, Gilroyd, Girsby, Glasshouses, Glusburn, Goathland, Goldsborough (Harrogate), Goldsborough (Scarborough), Goldthorpe, Goodmanham, Goole, Gowdall, Gowthorpe, Goxhill, Gransmoor, Grassington, Greasbrough, Great Cowden, Great Givendale, Great Hatfield, Great Houghton, Great Kelk, Green Hammerton, Greenhow Hill, Grewelthorpe, Gribthorpe, Grimethorpe, Grimston, Grindale, Guisborough, Guiseley, Gunby
  • Haisthorpe, Halifax, Halsham, Hambleton, Harden, Harlthorpe, Harehills, Harehills Corner, Harpham, Harrogate, Harswell, Harthill, Hasholme, Hatfield, Hawes, Haworth, Haxby, Hayton, Hazlewood, Hebden, Hebden Bridge, Heckmondwike, Hedon, Hellaby, Hellifield, Helme, Helmsley, Hemingbrough, Hempholme, Hemsworth, Hensall, Heptonstall, Hepworth, Herringthorpe, Heslington, Hessle, Heworth, Hickleton, Highgate, High Birkwith, High Catton, High Gardham, High Green (Kirklees), High Green (Sheffield), High Hoyland, High Hunsley, Higham, Hilston, Hive, Hollym, Holme, Holme on the Wolds, Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Holmfirth, Holmpton, Honeywell, Honley, Hood Green, Hook, Hooton Pagnell, Horbury, Hornby, Hornsea, Horsforth, Hotham, Hotheroyd, Houghton, Hovingham, Howden, Howdendyke, Hoyland, Hoylandswaine, Hoyland Common, Hubberholme, Huddersfield, Huggate, Hull, Hull Bridge, Humbleton, Hunmanby, Hunslet, Hunton, Hutton Buscel, Hutton Cranswick, Hutton Rudby
  • Idle, Ilkley, Ilton, Ingbirchworth, Ingleton, Ingrow
  • Jagger Green, Jaw Hill, Jump
  • Kearton, Keighley, Kelleythorpe, Kendray, Kettlewell, Kexbrough, Kexby, Keyingham, Kildwick, Kilham, Kilnsea, Kilnsey, Kilnwick, Kilnwick Percy, Kilpin, Kilpin Pike, Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Kingstone, Kingston upon Hull, Kinsley, Kiplingcotes, Kirby Grindalythe, Kirby Misperton, Kirby Underdale, Kirk Deighton, Kirk Ella, Kirkburn, Kirkbymoorside, Kirkheaton, Kirkleatham, Kirklington, Kiveton Park, Knapton, Knaresborough, Knedlington, Knottingley
  • Lane, Langsett, Langtoft, Laughton Common, Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Laverton, Laxton, Laytham, Lealholm, Leconfield, Leeds, Lelley, Leppington, Letwell, Leven, Levisham, Levitt Hagg, Leyburn, Lightcliffe, Linthorpe, Linthwaite, Lissett, Little Catwick, Little Driffield, Little Hatfield, Little Houghton, Little Kelk, Little London, Little Preston, Little Reedness, Little Weighton, Lockington, Lockton, Lofthouse (North Yorkshire), Lofthouse (West Yorkshire), Loftus, Londesborough, Londonderry, Long Riston, Long Preston, Lothersdale, Low Catton, Lowthorpe, Low Worsall, Luddenden, Lund, Lundwood
  • Malham, Maltby, Malton, Manvers, Mappleton, Mapplewell, Market Weighton, Marsden, Marske-by-the-Sea, Marton, Meaux, Melbourne, Meltham, Melton, Meltonby, Menston, Metham, Methley, Mexborough, Micklebring, Micklefield, Middlecliffe, Middleham, Middlesbrough, Middlesmoor, Middlethorpe (East Riding of Yorkshire), Middlethorpe (North Yorkshire), Middleton {Craven}, Middleton {Harrogate}, Middleton {Ryedale}, Middleton {West Yorkshire}, Middleton on the Wolds, Millhouses, Millhouse Green, Millington, Mixenden, Molescroft, Monk Bretton, Morley, Morthen, Muker, Mytholmroyd
  • Nafferton, Nether Poppleton, Nether Silton, Netherthong, Nettleton Hill, New Earswick, New Edlington, New Ellerby, New Farnley, New Lodge, New Mill, New Village, New York, Newland, Newport, Newsholme, Newton upon Derwent, Noblethorpe, Normanby, Normanton, Northallerton, Norton-on-Derwent, North Cave, North Cliffe, North Dalton, North Duffield, North Ferriby, North Frodingham, North Howden, North Newbald, North Rigton, Northowram, Norton-on-Derwent, Nosterfield, Notton, Nunburnholme, Nunkeeling
  • Oakworth, Octon, Old Edlington, Old Ellerby, Old Lindley, Oldtown, Ormesby, Osgodby (Scarborough, North Yorkshire), Osgodby (Selby, North Yorkshire), Osmotherley, Ossett, Otley, Ottringham, Ousefleet, Ousethorpe, Out Newton, Ovenden, Overthorpe, Overton, Owsthorpe, Owstwick, Oxenhope, Oxspring
  • Painsthorpe, Pannal, Parkgate, Pateley Bridge, Patrington, Patrington Haven, Paull, Penistone, Pickering, Pickhill, Pilley, Platts Common, Pocklington, Pollington, Pontefract, Portington, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Preston, Preston-under-Scar, Primrose Valley, Pudsey,
  • Queensbury
  • Ramsgill, Rawcliffe, Rawcliffe Bridge, Ravenfield, Ravenscar, Rawdon, Rawmarsh, Raywell, Redcar, Redmire, Reedness, Reighton, Richmond, Rievaulx, Rimswell, Riplingham, Ripon, Risby, Rise, Robin Hood’s Bay, Rolston, Rookwith, Roos, Rossington, Rotherham, Rothwell, Rotsea, Routh, Rowley, Roxby, Roydhouse, Royston, Rudston, Ruston, Ruston Parva, Ruswarp, Ryecroft, Ryehill,
  • Salt End, Saltaire, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Saltmarshe, Sancton, Sandholme, Sandsend, Sawdon, Scalby (East Riding of Yorkshire), Scaling, Scalby (North Yorkshire), Scarborough, Scarcroft, Scawsby, Scholes (South Yorkshire), Scholes (Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire), Scholes (Holme Valley, West Yorkshire), Scholes (Leeds, West Yorkshire), Scorborough, Scorton, Scotton (Harrogate), Scotton (Richmondshire), Seamer (Hambleton), Seamer (Scarborough), Seaton, Seaton Ross, Sedbergh, Selby, Settle, Sewerby, Shafton, Sheffield, Shelf, Shibden, Shipley, Shiptonthorpe, Sigglesthorne, Silkstone, Silkstone Common, Silpho, Silsden, Skeffling, Skelton, Skerne, Skidby, Skipsea, Skipsea Brough, Skipton, Skirlaugh, Skirlington, Skirpenbeck, Slaithwaite, Sledmere, Smithies, Snainton, Snaith, Sneaton, South Bank, South Cave, South Cliffe, South Dalton, South Hiendley, South Newbald, South Ossett, Southburn, Southowram, Sowerby (North Yorkshire), Sowerby (West Yorkshire), Sowerby Bridge, Spaldington, Speeton, Spennithorne, Spofforth, Sproatley, Spurn Head, Stainburn, Stainland, Staincross, Stainsacre, Staintondale, Stairfoot, Staithes, Stanbury, Stamford Bridge, Starbeck, Staxton, Steeton, Stean, Stocksbridge, Stockton-on-the-Forest, Storwood, Strensall, Suffield, Summerbridge, Sunderlandwick, Sutton Bank, Sutton-in-Craven, Sutton-on-Hull, Sutton-on-the-Forest, Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe, Sutton upon Derwent, Swallownest, Swanland, Swillington, Swine, Swinefleet, Swinton (Harrogate), Swinton (Rotherham), Swinton (Ryedale)
  • Tankersley, Tansterne, Teesville, Templeborough, Terrington, Thearne, Thirn, Thirsk, Thirtleby, Thornaby-on-Tees, Thorncliff, Thorne, Thorner, Thorngumbald, Thornholme, Thornton (West Yorkshire), Thornton (East Riding of Yorkshire), Thornton Dale, Thornton-in-Craven, Thornton in Lonsdale, Thornton-le-Clay, Thornton-le-Moor, Thornton-le-Street, Thornton-on-the-Hill, Thornton Rust, Thornton Steward, Thornton Watlass, Thorpe, Thorpe le Street, Thorpe Hesley, Thorpe Salvin, Threshfield, Thrintoft, Thrybergh, Thunder Bridge, Thurcroft, Thurgoland, Thurlstone, Thurnscoe, Thwing, Tibthorpe, Tickhill, Tickton, Todmorden, Todwick, Tollingham, Towthorpe (East Riding of Yorkshire), Towthorpe (York), Treeton, Trumfleet, Tunstall (East Riding of Yorkshire), Tunstall (North Yorkshire), Tyersal.
  • Uckerby, Ugthorpe, Ulleskelf, Ulley, Ulrome, Uncleby
  • Vale of Pickering
  • Wakefield, Wales, Walkington, Wansford, Waplington, Ward Green, Warter, Wassand, Wath (Harrogate), Wath (Ryedale), Wath-in-Nidderdale, Wath-upon-Dearne, Watton, Wauldby, Wawne, Waxholme, Weel, Weeton (East Riding of Yorkshire), Weeton (North Yorkshire), Welhambridge, Welton, Welwick, Wentworth, West Ayton, West Barnby, West Burton, West Cowick, West Ella, West Hauxwell, West Knapton, West Melton, West Newton, Wetherby, Wetwang, Wheldrake, Whiston, Whitby, Whitgift, Wickersley, Wigginton, Wigglesworth, Wilberfoss, Wilfholme, Willerby, Willitoft, Wilsden, Wilsill, Wilsthorpe, Wilthorpe, Windel, Winestead, Winterburn, Withernsea, Withernwick, Wold Newton, Woodale, Woodhall, Woodmansey, Woolley Colliery, Wombwell, Woodsetts, Wortley, Worsbrough, Worton, Wrelton, Wressle, Wykeham (Ryedale), Wykeham (Scarborough), Wyton
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  • Yafforth, Yapham, Yarm, Yeadon, Yearsley, Yedingham, Yockenthwaite, Yokefleet, York, Youlthorpe, Youlton