Performing as a Pianist in Bath
My name is Eugene Portman and I don’t know any pianist who doesn’t enjoy performing in Bath. This is mainly because it is a beautiful city and there are many lovely venues. These venues are ideal for weddings and many other types of events. I play the piano in Bath quite regularly and the venues I visit the most are:
The Royal Crescent Hotel – This is a beautiful hotel set right in the middle of the famous Royal Crescent. The venue is very luxurious, but it is also very homely at the same time. I have always found the hotel’s staff to be very friendly and welcoming. I’m sure that every professional pianist in the Bath area looks forward to any booking in this wonderful venue.
The Pump Room – This is a wonderful venue that has a fantastic Steinway grand piano which is a dream to play. I’ve played there quite a few times and I am looking forward to the next occasion – whenever that may be.. soon I hope.
Woods Restaurant – This is one of Bath’s most popular restaurants and I believe that they have a resident pianist. I have enjoyed playing for quite a number of events at this very friendly venue.
Priston Mill – Strictly speaking this venue is not in Bath, but just outside in Priston. This is a very tranquil venue and is one of my favourites.
The John Rennie – The John Rennie is a narrowboat that is very popular for weddings and parties. I don’t know why, but I always look forward to a gig on a boat!
I play many styles of music ranging from Bach to Bacharach, but I am sometimes booked in the Bath area as a solo classical pianist. This can range from a few pieces for a wedding ceremony to a couple of hours of continual classical music. Although I play a lot of classical music, my main specialty is music from the jazz and swing era which I really enjoy playing.
However, playing jazz and classical music is not enough. The many weddings that I play for in the Bath area demand me to be versatile. I have to be able to play a variety of musical styles for the different parts of the wedding day. These styles of music include pop, blues, Latin, classical, rock, and sing-along.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Bath
A recent trend around the Bath area has been to book my services as a sing-along pianist. In fact. this sort of thing has become more and more popular all over the UK . Surprisingly, this has even become something of a feature during weddings and really does break the ice. I can provide all the necessary song sheets and all you have to do is provide some enthusiastic singers.
Also, please don’t just stay on this page. 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:
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.