Available in Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Ferndown, Dorchester or any other area of Dorset.

Pianist for any party, wedding or event.

Lulworth Castle, Dorset

Lulworth Castle

Eugene plays the piano in Dorset quite a number of times throughout the year, but not as often as he would like. The area is stunningly beautiful and many couples dream of getting married there. The county’s venues range from hotels such as the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth to beautiful castles such as the one at Lulworth. Eugene plays for many different kinds of events, but it is more often booked as as a wedding pianist.

Dorset also has a thriving jazz scene and there are plenty of live music venues around the county.

The Music

Jazz and swing is Eugene’s main speciality. His jazz piano style has developed through listening to the great keyboard giants of the past which include: Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Teddy Wilson. He plays all the great standards from the “Great American Song Book” which were made famous by the like of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.

Because the district provides him with so many weddings each year, he has to be adept at  playing many other styles of music such as pop, rock, classical, blues and even sing-along.

Cockney Themed Events

Over the last few years Dorset has provided an ever increasing demand for him as a sing-along pianist. It seems that Cockney themed events are very much in vogue. If you are thinking of hiring Eugene as a sing-along pianist all you need to provide is some enthusiastic singers and he will do the rest. Song sheets are provided and he comes suitably attired in bowler hat, red neckerchief, grandad shirt, waistcoat, pocket watch etc. He also provides all the song sheets so that all you have to provide the enthusiastic singers. Please see the page HERE for more information.

Line-ups

A lot of Eugene’s work in Dorset has been as a solo pianist, but he can provide a full range of instrumental line-ups ranging from solo piano right up to a five piece jazz band. The latter consists of vocals, sax, piano, bass and drums. If a full jazz band is just too much for your event then you could consider a duo (piano and bass or piano and vocals) or may be trio (piano, bass and drums). If you can’t decide then we can help you find a line-up that will fit both your budget and space at the venue.

Booking Eugene

Whether you book Eugene as a solo jazz pianist or the full jazz band – you will find that the music has a feel good quality. This quality makes the music sit comfortably in any situation. The music will add sparkle to your event without drowning conversation.

 

Here are some of the many venues that have used services as a pianist:

Royal Bath Hotel (The), Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EW
Westbury Church Hall, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3EL
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth DT3 4LA
Boat That Rocks Bar & Restaurant (The), Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1DX
Carrington House Hotel, Knyveton Road, Bournemouth BH1 3QQ
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Nr Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4LA
Boat That Rocks Bar & Restaurant (The), Portland Marina, Osprey Quay, Portland DT5 1DX
East Close Hotel, Lyndhurst Rd Hinton, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 7EF
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth BH20 5QS

 

 

 

Here are just a few of Dorset’s towns that are covered:

Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth, Ferndown, Dorchester, Wimbourne Minster, Bridport, Verwood, Swanage, Blandford Forum, Sherborne, Gillingham, Easton-Weston, Shaftesbury, Saint Leonards, Overcombe-Preston, Lyme Regis, Fortuneswell, Lytchett Matravers, Chickerell, Alderholt, Beaminster, Wareham, Sturminster Newton, Stalbridge, Wool, Bovington Camp, Three Legged Cross