Performing as a Pianist in Birmingham and West Midlands
My name is Eugene Portman and I always enjoy my work as a pianist in Birmingham and the West Midlands area. There is a wide array of venues in the area ranging from museums and art galleries to luxury hotels and conference centres. Furthermore, this choice makes the region ideal for couples who are hoping to marry in the Birmingham area. In fact, it is weddings that provide me with most of my work as a pianist.
I have played the piano in many of the West Midlands’ venues and I have many fond memories of the weddings and events I’ve done
I am classically trained and I am frequently being hired in the Birmingham area as a classical pianist, which I really enjoy. In fact, this can range from a few piano pieces for a wedding ceremony to one or two hours of classical music for an art exhibition or soiree.
I think I’ve made it clear that I provide music for a lot of weddings and this means that I have to be versatile. Luckily I do play many styles of music ranging from Bach to Debussy and Gershwin to The Kinks. The genres of music I cover include jazz, ragtime, sing-a-long, Latin, rock, and pop. This versatility also makes my music ideal for many different kinds of events and I am always open to learning requests.
Although I cover many different genres of music, my specialty is music from the jazz and swing era. My main influences are great jazz pianists such as Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and Dudley Moore.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Birmingham and West Midlands
A recent trend around the Birmingham area has been to hire me as a sing-a-long pianist. One of the things I really enjoy about this seeing everyone have a good time. I provide all the song sheets so that all that you have to provide is the 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.
Here are a few venues in and around the Birmingham and West Midlands area where I have performed as a pianist:
Singers Hill Synagogue, Ellis Street, Birmingham B1 1HL
Hilton Coventry Hotel, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, West Midlands CV2 2ST
University of Birmingham (The), Edgbaston B15 2TT
Warwickshire County Ground, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7QU
Hogarths Hotel, Four Ashes Road, Dorridge, Solihull, West Midlands B93 8QE
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham,Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NR
NEC (The), Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT
Gala Casino Wolverhampton, Whitmore Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1JS
Ikon Gallery (The), 1 Oozells Square, Blindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS
Windmill Village Hotel & Golf Club, Birmingham Road,, Allesley, Coventry, West Midlands CV5 9AL
Gala Casino Birmingham, 84 Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4AH
Hyatt Regency Birmingham, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ
I perform a lot in Birmingham and the West Midlands area as a pianist. Here are some of the towns and cities I cover:
- Sutton Coldfield
- Rowley Regis