Available in Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne or any other area of Derbyshire.
Pianist for any party, wedding or event.
Eugene has, at one time or another, been hired as a pianist in many of Derbyshire‘s beautiful venues. They range from golf clubs to fine hotels. Examples are: Ashbourne Golf Club, Matlock Golf Club, Ringwood Hall Hotel, near Chesterfield and the Cathedral Quarter Hotel in Derby. The wide range of venues makes it easy for anyone organising an event in the area.
Jazz and swing is Eugene’s first love. He plays songs made famous by the likes of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennet. His style of piano playing has developed through listening to Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Teddy Wilson and other keyboard greats from the past.
Although jazz is his main thing, he has to be versatile in order to be able to provide music for different types of events. Most of the time he is booked as a wedding pianist. In order to be able to play for the different parts of the day he has to be adept at playing music from many different genres including pop, latin, rock, classical, ragtime, blues and even sing-along.
Cockney Themed Events
There has been a recent surge of interest in booking Eugene as a sing-along pianist. This is mostly for Cockney themed events, but sometimes a good old sing-song goes down well at quite formal functions including weddings.
Eugene can provide a complete entertainment package for those who are thinking of organising a Cockney themed party. He usually brings all the song sheets and arrives in full Cockney attire including bowler hat, grandad shirt, Albert chain and watch, red neckerchief, waistcoat etc. All that you have to do is provide some enthusiastic singers. Please see the Sing-along Page for more information.
Most of Eugene’s performances in Derbyshire have been with larger line-ups (piano, bass, drums and sax etc.), but he is equally adept as a solo pianist. Line-ups include solo piano, duo combinations, trios, quartets and the full five piece jazz band which consists of piano, bass, drums, sax and vocals.
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.
Eugene always uses musicians of the highest calibre and this ensures that the music is of the highest quality.
Here are some of the many venues that have used Eugene’s services as a pianist:
Shottle Hall, White Lane, Belper DE56 2EB
Breadsall Priory, Moor Road, Morley, Nr. Derby, Derbyshire DE7 6DL
Cressbrook Hall, Buxton SK17 8SY
Maynard (The), Main Road, Grindleford S32 2HE
Ringwood Hall Hotel, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 1DQ
Thornbridge Hall, Ashford in the Water DE45 1NZ
Here are just a few of Derbyshire’s towns that Eugene covers:
Derby, Chesterfield, Long Eaton, Swadlincote, Ilkeston, Glossop, Staveley, Heanor, Alfreton, Belper, Buxton, Clay Cross-North Wingfield, Dronfield, South Normanton-Pinxton, Bolsover, Matlock, Shirebrook, Killamarsh, New Mills, Clowne, Chapel-en-Le-Frith, Wingerworth , West Hallam, Borrowash, Ashbourne, Whaley Bridge, Creswell, Duffield, Kilburn, Melbourne, Wirksworth, Whitwell, Bakewell, Tibshelf, Shirland and Pilsley