Performing as a Pianist in Nottinghamshire
My name is Eugene Portman and there hardly seems to be a week go by when I’m not performing in Nottinghamshire as a pianist. There is an exceptional choice of venues in the area and this is why the county is popular for weddings and other events. I play the piano for all types of events in the Nottingham area, however, weddings are the main reason I visit the county.
More and more of the enquiries I receive in the Nottinghamshire area are for me as a solo classical pianist. This can range from just playing a handful of pieces for a ceremony to playing classical music for an event lasting an entire evening. The music I play from this genre includes composers such as Bach, Debussy, Pachelbel, Chopin, Ravel, Satie, Albeniz, Grieg, Strauss, and Delius.
Classical music is ideal for some events, but others require music from different genres. Most of the events I play the piano for in Nottinghamshire are weddings. Furthermore, I often have to be able to provide a different style of music for each part of the wedding day. Fortunately, I play many styles of music including jazz, swing, rock, pop, sing-a-long, Latin, blues and ragtime. I’ve mentioned weddings, but I can also provide music for birthday parties, store openings, barbecues, anniversaries, and corporate events.
Although I enjoy playing many different styles of music, my specialty is music for the jazz and swing era. Also, my influences are pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, and Georg Shearing. These influences have ensured that my style of jazz is melodic and easy to listen to. Further to this, I play tunes we all know and love.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Nottinghamshire
Recently I have started playing the piano for sing-a-longs in the Nottinghamshire area and found this to be very enjoyable. Just to explain, all you have to do is provide me with the singers and I can supply you with the song sheets. This sort of thing has become quite popular for many types of events including weddings.
Also, please make sure that you explore the est of the site to hear different styles of music.
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 Nottinghamshire where I have performed as a pianist:
Bondhay Golf Club, Bondhay Lane, Whitwell Common, Worksop S80 3EH
Ye Olde Bell, Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS
Colwick Hall Hotel, Colwick Park, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH
Woodpeckers, 35 Lambley Lane, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire NG14 5BG
Hodsock Priory, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottingham S81 0TY
Ruddington Grange Golf Club, Ruddington, NottinghamNG11 6NB
Cockliffe Country House, Burntstump Country Park Burntstump Hill, Nottinghamshire NG5 8PQ
Stubton Hall, Stubton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5DD
Holme Pierrepont Hall, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LD
I travel all over Nottinghamshire as a pianist. Here are just some of the towns, cities and villages:
- West Bridgeford
- Sutton in Ashfield
- Arnold, Hucknall
- Kirkby in Ashfield
- East Retford
- Mansfield Woodhouse
- Radcliffe on Trent
- East Leake
- Burton Joyce