The Great Tower at Leez priory, Essex

The Great Tower at Leez priory

Available in Basildon, Romford, Colchester, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham or any other area of Essex.

Pianist or any party, wedding or event.

Weddings and Venues

Essex pianists have a wonderful variety of venues to work in and there are many couples who are planning on getting married in the county. Besides weddings Eugene is in demand for corporate events, private parties, store openings and there is a growing number of enquiries to book him to play the piano for good old fashioned singalongs. Essex has so many venues at it’s disposal that there seems to be barely enough pianists to go around to cover the huge number of events.

Different Instrumental Line-ups

Eugene not only performs as a solo pianist, but he can provide a variety of line-ups right up to a five piece jazz band consisting of piano, bass, drums, sax and vocals. This variety makes it very easy to find a line-up that will match both the available budget and space. At the moment most of his work in Essex is as a soloist or with his trio (piano, bass and drums), but things do change. You can rest assured that the music will enhance your event whether you book Eugene as a solo artiste or whether you go for a larger line-up.

The Music

Eugene specialises in jazz piano, but as a wedding pianist he is frequently called upon to perform classical music, rock, pop, latin and even sing-along (please see sing-along page). Seeing as most of his work in Essex is for weddings then it is important that he is fluent in all these genres so that he can provide music for all the different parts of your wedding day or event. Couples often like to have some Bach, Chopin or Debussy for the ceremony followed by jazz or something lighter for the rest of the day.

You will find that whatever genre he is playing, his music has a feel good quality. A quality makes the music sit comfortably in any situation and adding sparkle to your event without drowning conversation.

Although Eugene plays music of many different styles – it is jazz and swing that is his speciality. His jazz piano style has been honed by listening to the great jazz piano players of the past such as Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Monty Alexander.

Singalong Pianist

A recent trend has been to book Eugene as a sing-along pianist and Essex seems to be the county that has provided the most work for this kind of thing. Sing-alongs are great for all kinds of events, even formal ones such as weddings and black tie dinners. Song sheets can be provided so that all you have to do is provide some good hearty voices. If it is a London themed event Eugene can dress as a Cockney pianist with bowler hat, grandad shirt, waistcoat, red neckerchief, double Albert watch chain etc.

Here are some of the venues where Eugene has performed:

Essex County Hotel, Aviation Way, Southend SS2 6UN
Blake Hall Ongar, Essex. CM5 0DG
Fennes Estate, Bocking, Braintree CM7 5PL
Gosfield Hall, Gosfield CO9 1SF
Greenwoods Hotel, Stock Road, Stock CM4 9BE
Hedingham Castle. Bayley Street Castle Hedingham. Halstead CO9 3DJ
Leez Priory, Hartford End, Great Leighs, Chelmsford CM3 1JP
Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, Essex RM16 3HS
Prested Hall, Prested Hall Chase, Feering, Colchester CO5 9EE
Stock Brook Country Club, Queen’s Park Avenue, Stock, Nr Billericay CM12 OSP
Trinity Park, Bucklesham Rd, Ipswich IP3 8UH

 

 

 

Here are just a few of Essex’s towns where you can hire Eugene as a pianist:
Chelmsford, Southend on Sea, Clacton on Sea, Colchester, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Basildon, Halstead, Romford, Burnham on Crouch, Coggeshall, Epping, Grays, Hadleigh, Walton on the Naze, Harlow, Ilford, Maldon, Waltham Abbey, Manningtree, Rayleigh, Rochford, Wickford, Harwich, Witham, Saffron Walden, Brightlingsea, Loughton, South Woodham Ferrers, Thaxted and Tilbury