Covering Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester, Worthing, East Grinstead, Crawley, Bognor Regis, and Horsham.
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. Sometimes just a few classical pieces can be required for a wedding ceremony. On other occasions, one or two hours of classical music may be required.
A lot of my work consists of providing classical music wedding ceremonies. Other events mostly require music of other genres. The music I play ranges from Beethoven and Chopin through to Gershwin and Coldplay. Although I do play music from 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 weddings that I do. When I perform as a sing-along pianist I often dress as a Cockney pianist with a 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.
For ideas about ceremony music please visit http://ceremony-music.co.uk/index.php?page=music-for-any-wedding-ceremony-in-sussex
Sussex – The Perfect County for Your Wedding
Being only a stone’s 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 Brighton and Eastbourne. Most of my work in Sussex is as a wedding pianist. Surprisingly, although I have played in many of the county’s venues I still keep coming across new ones.
Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests that you may have.
Here are a few venues in Sussex where I have performed:
Buxted Park Country House Hotel
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 orangery. However, a pianist would need to take their own piano to play in any of the other rooms.
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 most venues, the piano is not always in the right location for your event.
East Court Mansion
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 Meridian Hall is where the larger functions take place and a digital piano is needed for this venue. I’ve performed here on a number of occasions and I always enjoy the panoramic view over the Ashdown Forest.
Alexander House Hotel,
Alexander House Hotel, Turners Hill, West Sussex. This venue has one piano which is very playable. However, all the wedding ceremonies take place in the library which doesn’t have its own instrument. I am also often called upon to play the piano in the grounds of this lovely venue.
The George, 98 High St Rye, East Sussex. I love this venue and I also love visiting Rye. The venue has no piano and I always have to take a digital piano when I play there. 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 of the rooms. However, a pianist would 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.
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.
I can also be hired as a pianist 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.