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Wedding Pianist in Hertfordshire
My name is Eugene Portman and 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. Fortunately, it is only a short distance from where I live which makes travel easy. Hertfordshire is within easy reach of London and its venues make it ideal for couples looking to get married away from busy city life.
Because so much of my work in Hertfordshire consists of being a pianist for weddings, it is vital that I can play a wide range of music. Couples usually require different styles of music for each part 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 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.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Hertfordshire
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 am booked as a sing-along pianist in Hertfordshire I take the role seriously. I do this by dressing as a typical Cockney pianist including a bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, pocket watch, etc. Please see the sing-a-long page for more information about my work as a sing-along pianist.
At one time or another I have performed as a wedding pianist at the following Hertfordshire 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.:
- Saint Albans
- Hemel Hempstead
- Welwyn Garden City
- Bishop’s Stortford
- Potters Bar
- Kings Langley
- Brookmans Park
- Harmer Green