Performing as a Pianist in Devon
I travel all over the UK as a pianist, but Devon provides me with some of the most beautiful of venues to perform in. In fact, these venues range from country pubs and country house hotels to golf clubs and modern hotels. Because of these venues, the area is popular for weddings and all types of other events. This is the reason I get the opportunity to play the piano in Devon so regularly.
Quite a lot of couples book me to play classical music for wedding or civil partnership ceremonies, but I don’t only play classical music. When I am booked for a wedding, I am often required to play different styles of music for each part of the day. For example, classical music is the number one choice for ceremonies, while jazz is very popular for drinks receptions. Luckily I cover music from many genres including pop, rock, classical, Latin, blues, and sing-along. This means that I can provide music for weddings and many other different kinds of events.
Although I play many different styles of music, my main interest lies in music of the jazz and swing era. This involves playing songs that were made famous by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra. I like music to be melodic and I tend to shy away from modern jazz. I try to make my piano playing melodic and my style has developed by listening to the great pianists of the past. These include musicians such as Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, and Erroll Garner rather than the more contemporary pianists.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Devon
A new trend in the UK for old fashioned pub entertainment has led to me being booked as a sing-along pianist in the Devon area. This sort of thing suits informal events such as parties and pub nights. However, occasionally I have been asked to play sing-along music for more formal events such as weddings.
When I perform for a sing-along event, I provide all song sheets and dress like an old fashioned pub pianist. This consists of a Bowler hat, grandad shirt, waistcoat, neckerchief. pocket watch, etc.
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.