Wedding Pianist in Hertfordshire
The amount of work I receive from Hertfordshire as a wedding pianist is definitely growing. Throughout the year I seem to play the piano more and more in the county. and fortunately it is only a short distance from where I live. Hertfordshire is within easy reach of London and its many venues make it an ideal choice for couples looking to get married away from the hurly-burly of the metropolis.
Because so much of my work in Hertfordshire consists of being a pianist for weddings, it is really important that my repertoire covers a wide range of styles. Couples usually require different styles of music for different parts of the day. Classical music is popular for ceremonies and jazz is quite the in-thing for drinks receptions. I do have a very wide and varied repertoire that covers classical, pop, rock, blues, jazz, swing, Latin, and even sing-along.
The classical side of things has grown from just playing a few pieces for a wedding ceremony to playing for a full evening of Bach, Chopin, and Debussy. I was originally classically trained and I really enjoy playing this style of music.
The latest trend in Hertfordshire has been to book me as a sing-along pianist for parties and weddings. Furthermore, this has become something that I really enjoy. This trend has started in Hertfordshire and the Home Counties and is now spreading further afield. Most of the time it is Cockney-themed events that require a sing-song, but it also goes down really well at quite formal events including weddings and Masonic functions.
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. Please see the sing-a-long page for more information about this.
At one time or another I have performed as a wedding pianist at the following venues:
Barrington Hall, Nr Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire
Berkhamsted Town Hall
St Michael’s Manor Hotel, St Albans
Cromwell Hotel, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 3AZ
Ramada Hemel Hempstead
Brocket Hall, Welwyn
Here are some of the towns in Hertfordshire I cover as a wedding pianist.:
Watford, Saint Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage, Cheshunt, Welwyn Garden City, Bishop’s Stortford, Hoddesdon, Letchworth, Hitchin, Hatfield, Borehamwood, Harpenden, Hertford, Potters Bar, Ware, Bushey, Royston, Tring, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Welwyn, Codicote, Baldock, Radlett, Kings Langley, Buntingford, Redbourn, Bovingdon, Cuffley, Knebworth, Shenley, Wheathampstead, Brookmans Park, Harmer Green, Tewin and Markyate