Wedding Pianist in Hampshire

I am very local to Hampshire so playing the piano for events in the county is quite a popular occurrence. I don’t think that any county’s venues are as varied as that of Hampshire’s. These range from Naval bases such as HMS Collingwood in Fareham and HM Naval Base Portsmouth to luxury hotels such as Lainstone House near Winchester and the Botleigh Grange Hotel near Southampton. The county has quite of a number of really good pianists, some of which I am in contact with. We recommend each other when we already have a booking on a date.

The Music

Most of my work in Hampshire consists of weddings and quite a few have been military ones. To be competent as a wedding pianist means that I have to be versatile in the music that I play. I have a very varied repertoire and I can provide music which is suitable for every part of your wedding day. The genres I cover all include blues, jazz, swing, pop, rock, classical, Latin, ragtime and even sing-along.

When I first learned the piano I was originally classically trained. This grounding in the old masters has been quite benficial when it comes to playing for weddings.I am often required to play classical music for ceremonies and sometimes I am asked to provide a full evening of classical music. The classical music i play covers music by composers such as Chopin, Bach, Grieg, Ireland, Mayerl and Einaudi

Over the last few years there has been a trend to hire me as a sing-along pianist.  Hampshire has been one of the key areas for this sort of thing, but it has now spread far and wide.  Mostly I am hired play this sort of music for Cockney themed events, but some formal functions and even weddings like to have a sing-along as part of the proceedings.

When I take on the role of a Cockney-style pianist I dress to fit the occasion which includes bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, pocket watch, red neckerchief etc.  I also provide all the song sheets, so that all you have to do is provide some hearty voices. Please see the sing-a-long page for more information about this.

The Line-Ups

I do a lot of work as a solo pianist and I do enjoy this, but I also work in other line-ups. These range form just a duo right up to a five iece jazz band which consists of 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 where I have performed:

Swan (The), 2 Hutton Road, Ash Vale  Aldershot GU12 5HA
The Domus Beaulieu Abbey Church, Palace Lane, Beaulieu SO42 7ZN
Bartley Lodge Hotel, Old Lyndhurst Road  Cadnam, Southampton SO40 2NR
Barton Mill, Bartons Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE
Clock Barn, Tufton Warren Farm Llp, Tufton Warren, Whitchurch RG28 7RB
Cross Keys Inn (The), Upper Chute, Andover SP11 9ER
Elvetham (The), Hartley Whitney RG27 8AR
Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Saint Leonards, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7XG
Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton. SO14 7LP
Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, SP11 0ER
Haseley Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight PO30 3AN
Highfield Park, Heckfield, Hook RG27 0LG
HM Naval Base Portsmouth, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LT
HMS Collingwood, Ward Room, Newgate Lane, Fareham PO14 1AS
King’s Somborne Village Hall, off Romsey Road, King’s Somborne SO20 6PP
Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester SO21 2LT
Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2GA
Chilworth Manor,  Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7PT
Lismoyne Hotel, 45 Church Road Fleet GU51 4NE
Rhinefield House Hotel. Rhinefield Road. Brockenhurst. Hampshire. SO42 7QB
Spinnaker Tower Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TT
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle PO9 6DX
Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2GA
Chilworth Manor,  Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7PT
Clock Barn, Tufton Warren Farm Llp, Tufton Warren, Whitchurch RG28 7RB
The Mill House, North Warnborough, Hook RG29 1ET
Tithe Barn (The), Old Ditcham Farm, Ditcham, Petersfield GU31 5RQ
Tylney Hall, Rotherwick, Hook RG27 9AZ
Officers Mess, Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Jetty Rd, Gosport PO12
Botleigh Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton SO30 2GA
Chilworth Manor,  Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7PT
Clock Barn, Tufton Warren Farm Llp, Tufton Warren, Whitchurch RG28 7RB