Performing as a Wedding Pianist in Cornwall
My name is Eugene Portman and as a wedding pianist I have a steady strem of work coming in from the Cornwall area. The area is a prime wedding destination and has some fabulous venues. These venues range from castles and historicbuildings to country pubs and country house hotels.
Although Cornwall gives me a lot of weddings, I also play the piano for other types of events.
Versatility is the key when it comes to being a wedding pianist, especially in the Cornwall region. Weddings often need different styles of music for each part of the wedding day. For example, classical music is often preferred for ceremonies, but jazz is definitely in vogue for drinks receptions. Luckily I play many styles of music and these include jazz, classical, blues, Latin, rock, pop and singalong.
Being a Singalong Pianist in Cornwall
A recent trend in Cornwall has meant that a great deal of work has been coming in for me as a sing-along pianist. Often this is for informal events and parties, however, I sometimes get enquiries in Cornwall to be a sing-along pianist for weddings. Just to clarify, I provide all the song sheet, so that all you have to do is give me an enthusiastic audience. Also, for these events, I dress up in true Cockney style. My outfit consists of Bowler hat, waistcoat, pocket watch, neckerchief, grandad shirt, etc.
Cornwall provides me with plenty of work as a solo pianist for weddings, but I can offer much more than this. Moreover, I can offer line-ups that range from duos and trios right up to a five-piece jazz band. Here is a list of all the line-ups I offer:
- Duo – piano and vocals or piano and bass
- Trio – piano, bass and vocals or piano, bass and drums
- Quartet – piano, bass, drums and vocals or piano, bass, drums and sax
- Five Piece Jazz Band – piano, bass, drums, sax and vocals
Please contact me to find a line-up that will fit your budget and available space at the venue.
The Venues I Have Covered
Here is a sample of the many venues in Cornwall where I have performed as a wedding pianist:
Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EW
Polhawn Fort, Rame Head, Torpoint Cornwall PL10 1LL
Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall PL24 2SG
Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ