Staffordshire is a beautiful county and Eugene has had the privilege of being hired as a pianist for many weddings and events in the area. The county has many lovely venues ranging from historic buildings such as Shugborough Hall, near Stafford and Keele Hall near Newcastle under Lyme; to modern venues such as the Holiday Inn in Burton on Trent A wide choice of venues is available to anyone wishing to arrange an event or party in the area.
Eugene has always been fond of jazz and swing. After being classically trained as a pianist he started to listen to Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson and many of the other jazz keyboard greats. His own personal playing style has been forged by these influences. He is at home playing songs made famous by the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennet.
A lot of the work that comes from the Staffordshire area is in the form of weddings. This demands a lot of versatility on Eugene’s part so that he can provide music for every part of the wedding day.
Cockney Themed Events
There has been a recent demand for Eugene as sing-along pianist. This started around the London area, but it has now spread to Staffordshire and beyond. This sort of music is is essential for Cockney themed events, but sometimes it goes down really well for quite formal events even weddings.
When Eugene plays for this type of event he provides all the song sheets. He also arrives suitably attired in bowler hat, pocket watch and Albert chain, waistcoat, red neckerchief etc.
Eugene can provide a full array of line-ups from just himself as a soloist right up to a five piece jazz band. The latter would consist of piano, drums, bass, sax and vocals.
Eugene uses the very best musicians so that you can rest assured that the music will be of the highest quality.
You will find that the music has a feel good quality, whether you book Eugene as a soloist or the full jazz band. This quality makes the music sit comfortably in any situation adding sparkle to your event without drowning conversation.
Here are some of the many venues that have used Eugene’s services as a pianist:
Keele Hall, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG
Shugborough Hall, Milford, Nr Stafford ST17 0XB
Malt House (The), Tamworth Road, Cliff, Tamworth B78 2DL
Packington Moor, Lichfield WS14 9QB
Dovecliff Hall Hotel, Dovecliff Rd, Stretton, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0DJ
Here are just a few of Staffordshire’s towns that are covered:
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth, Cannock, Stafford, Burton-upon-Trent, Burntwood, Kidsgrove, Lichfield, Rugeley, Great Wyrley, Leek, Biddulph, Longton, Uttoxeter, Codsall, Fazeley, Penkridge, Norton Canes, Audley, Armitage, Gnosall, Featherstone, Barton-under-Needwood, Alrewas, Cheddleton, Eccleshall, Brewood, Little Haywood-Colwich, Shenstone, Wheaton Aston, Whittington, Barlaston and Pattingham.