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Performing as a Pianist in Surrey
My name is Eugene Portman and the bulk of my work in Surrey is as a wedding pianist. I live close to the Surrey border and working in this area is ideal. I know many of the area’s venues and I have played the piano in most of them for countless weddings. Popular historic venues include Great Fosters in Egham and Horsley Towers near Guildford. In addition to these, there are golf clubs and quality hotels such as Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham.
Besides my work playing the piano for Surrey’s many weddings, I also perform for other kinds of events. These include private parties and corporate events.
As I’ve already mentioned, most of my work in Surrey is as a wedding pianist. But in order to be successful in this role I have to be versatile. To play for weddings I have to be able to play music from many styles and genres. This is so that I can provide music for every part of the day. The styles I play include ragtime, jazz, swing, pop, rock, Latin, classical, and even singalong.
Being a Sing-along Pianist in Surrey
A very recent trend has led to me being hired in Surrey a sing-along pianist, even for some weddings. Furthermore, this has become something I really love and always look forward to my next sing-along event. This sort of thing suits Cockney and Wartime themed events, but as already mentioned, it can also be a feature of weddings.
I’ve been booked as a pianist for many of Surrey’s weddings in many of its principal towns including the following:
- Virginia Water
- West Clandon
- East Horsley