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Performing as a Pianist in Northamptonshire
My name is Eugene Portman and there are so many venues in Northamptonshire for me to perform at as a pianist. I don’t live far away from the county, which is lucky as I have to travel there quite often. The venues I’ve mentioned range from lovely country pubs to stately homes such as Althorp House owned by the Spencer family. Most of the time I’m booked as a wedding pianist and the area is a popular destination for this. I do, however, play for other kinds of events and occasionally I am booked as a sing-along pianist.
Without a doubt my speciality is jazz piano and there seems to be a lot of scope in the area for a pianist playing this genre of music. I play the great standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, The Rat Pack, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington. My style of playing is influenced by listening to the great jazz pianists of the past such as Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, and Bill Evans.
Although I specialise in jazz piano, I have to be versatile in order to be able to play for weddings in Northamptonshire. In other words, I have to be able to play many other styles and I am quite at home with pop, rock, Latin, classical, and even sing-along.
My Work as a Sing-along Pianist in Northamptonshire
There has been a recent trend in Nottinghamshire to book me as a sing-along pianist. This is usually for Cockney themed events, but occasionally it can be for weddings. Surprisingly there are quite a lot of Londoners living in Northamptonshire and this sort of thing has become quite popular. For these events I dress in typical Cockney attire which includes Bowler hat, grandad shirt, waistcoat, pocket watch, etc. I also provide all the song sheets so that all you have to provide some enthusiastic singers. Please see the page HERE for more information or alternatively visit www.uksingalongpianist.co.uk.
I have performed throughout Northamptonshire with various instrumental line-ups ranging from just solo piano to a five-piece jazz band. This means I can offer a line-up that will match both your budget and available space at the venue. I use incredibly talented musicians so that we have an extremely good chance of giving you a first-rate performance.
Whether you book me as a soloist or the full jazz band, I will try to give the music a feel-good quality. Hopefully, this quality will make the music sit comfortably in any social occasion. Furthermore, I hope that it will add colour to your event without drowning conversation.
Here are some of the many venues in Nottinghamshire that have used my services as a pianist:
- Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club, Nr. Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8WP
- Althorp House, Althorp NN7 4HQ
- Rushton Hall, Rushton, Northants NN14 1RR
- Dodford Manor, Dodford NN7 4SR
- Rose & Crown, 4 Northampton Road, Yardley Hastings, Northampton NN7 1EX
- Angel Inn, 59 Main St, Yarwell, Peterborough, Northamptonshire PE8 6PR
I am a frequent visitor to Northamptonshire as a pianist. Here are some of the towns I cover.
Brackley, Burton Latimer, Corby, Daventry, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough, Kettering, Northampton, Oundle, Rushden, Thrapston, Towcester, Wellingborough