Manchester and Me as a Wedding Pianist
My name is Eugene Portman and Manchester provides me with a steady influx of work as a wedding pianist. Because there are so many fantastic venues in this area, you could easily be spoilt for choice, They range from great pubs and restaurants to modern luxury hotels.
Although I do a lot of weddings in the Manchester area, I also play the piano for other events.
Most of my work in the Manchester area is as a wedding pianist and in order to be successful at this, I have to be versatile. To explain, I am often required to play different styles of music for each part of the wedding day. For instance, classical music is a popular choice for ceremonies, while jazz is definitely in vogue for drinks receptions. The different styles of music I play include pop, rock, classical, Latin, blues and even singalong.
My Work as a Singalong pianist in Manchester
There is a growing trend in the Manchester area to book me as a sing-along pianist as part of the wedding day. However, it is mostly informal events and Wartime celebrations that require a sing-along. When I perform this sort of thing, I provide all the song sheets. As well as this, I dress accordingly in Bowler hat, grandad shirt, neckerchief, pocket watch, etc.
Solo Piano and Other Line-Ups
I work a lot as a solo pianist, especially in the Manchester region, but I can provide much more for weddings and events. Line-ups can be provided that range from duos and trios right up to a five-piece jazz band. Here is a full list of all the line-ups I can provide:
- 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 explore the rest of this site to hear more music and to find out what I do.