There is a growing demand for my services as a wedding pianist in the Essex area. Furthermore, hardly a week goes past when I don’t perform in one of the county’s wonderful venues. Braintree and Chelmsford in particular, have various venues where I have played, but I do cover the whole county. Many of the venues are popular for weddings, but there are others that specialise in other kinds of events.
Here are some of the venues in that have used my services as a pianist:
- Crabbs Barn – Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex
- Fennes Estate – Bocking, Braintree
- Hylands House – Chelmsford, Essex – there is a lovely piano at Hylands House and I always look forward to performing there as a wedding pianist.
- Hedingham Castle – Halstead
- Spains Hall – The Stables, Finchingfield
- White Hart (The) – Poole St, Great Yeldham, Halstead
- Leez Priory – Chelmsford
Most of my work in the Essex area consists of being a pianist for weddings. When it comes to this type of work versatility is the key. In order to provide music for the various parts of the wedding day, I have to be able to play many different genres. For instance, many couples like to have classical for the ceremony followed by up-tempo jazz for the drinks reception and something easy listening consisting mostly of ballads for the wedding breakfast. My repertoire covers many styles including rock, pop, jazz, Latin, classical, and even sing-along.
My classical work has grown and from just playing a few pieces for a wedding ceremony, I am now often asked to play for events where I have to play one or two hours of anything from Bach to John Ireland and Einaudi.
Performing as a Sing-along Pianist in Essex
There is a recent trend in Essex to book me as a sing-along pianist for private parties and weddings. This started in the London and Essex areas before spreading to other Home Counties and beyond. At first I was a little unsure about doing this sort of thing, but I am now really enjoying it. When I take on the role of a Cockney style pianist, I dress to fit the occasion. This includes a bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, pocket watch, red neckerchief, etc. Please see the sing-a-long page or www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk for more information about this.
Here are some of the towns in Essex I cover as a wedding pianist:
Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Basildon, Halstead, Romford, Burnham on Crouch, Coggeshall, Epping, Grays, Hadleigh, Walton on the Naze, Harlow, Ilford, Maldon, Waltham Abbey, Manningtree, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Harwich, Witham, Saffron Walden, Brightlingsea, Loughton, South Woodham Ferrers, Thaxted and Tilbury