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Performing as a Wedding Pianist in Berkshire
My name is Eugene Portman and a large proportion of my work as a wedding pianist is in Berkshire. This is probably because there is an amazing choice of venues in the area that are ideal for weddings and other types of events. I live near the county and I am lucky to do plenty of work in the region. Berkshire is the perfect choice for couples wishing to escape from London to wed in more rural surroundings.
My work providing music for weddings has given me the opportunity to play the piano in Berkshire’s many beautiful venues. The venues in the area range from golf clubs to high-class hotels. These wonderful venues include Hennerton Golf Club, Wargrave; Mill Ride Golf & Country Club, Ascot; Elcot Park Hotel, Newbury; and Fredericks Hotel, Maidenhead.
As already mentioned, most of the work I do in Berkshire is as a wedding pianist. This means that I have to be versatile in the genres and styles of music I play. In fact, I can provide music for every part of your big day, even if each part of the day requires a different style. For instance, many couples like to have classical music for the ceremony, but this probably wouldn’t be appropriate for the drinks reception. The drinks reception often requires something more lively such as jazz and swing.
Because I play the piano for so many of Berkshire’s weddings, I am continually being asked for different styles of music. Over the years I have immersed myself in many styles including rock, pop, Latin, ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and sing-along. This broad range of music ranges from Chopin and Debussy to The Kinks and Christina Perri.
Performing as a Singalong Pianist in Berkshire
Over the last few years, I have had quite a lot of enquiries for me as a sing-along pianist in Berkshire. This started in London before spreading to the Home Counties and further afield. This sort of music has been requested for Cockney themed events mostly, but gradually couples have introduced it as part of their big day. When I am hired for this sort of thing I bring all the song sheets and dress in typical Cockney attire with Bowler hat, Albert chain and pocket watch, waistcoat, grandad shirt, etc. All you have to do is supply some enthusiastic singers to get things going.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries or need any information from me. If you would like a quote for your event then please fill in the form HERE. Alternatively, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of the towns in Berkshire that I cover as a wedding pianist:
- Burchett’s Green
- Oakley Green
- Spencers Wood
- Upper Bucklebury