Cornwall 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 fine hotels like the Penventon Park Hotel in Redruth, the Headland Hotel in Newquay and the Carlyon Bay Hotel in Saint Austell. A wide choice of venues is available to anyone wishing to arrange an event or party in the area.
Jazz and swing are the genres that Eugene specialises in. Music made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and other great singers of the past. Eugene’s personal style of playing developed through listening to Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, George Shearing, Teddy Wilson and other keyboard greats.
Most of the time Eugene is booked in the Cornwall area for weddings. This means that he has to be very versatile so that he can provide music that is suitable for every part of the day. Besides jazz his repertoire includes pop, rock, latin, classical, ragtime, blues and even sing-along.
Cockney Themed Events
There has been a recent trend to book Eugene as a sing-along pianist for Cockney themed events. Originally this was around London and the Home Counties area, but gradually it started to spread as far as Cornwall and beyond. Sometimes a sing-song is required for quite formal events and even some weddings.
If you book Eugene as a sing-along pianist he will provide all the song sheets. He will also arrive in authentic Cockney dress including bowler hat, waistcoat, grandad shirt, Albert chain and pocket watch, red neckerchief etc.
Most of Eugene’s work in Cornwall has been as a solo pianist. However he can provide a duo, trio, quartet or a five piece jazz band consisting of piano, bass, drums, vocals and sax. Eugene always uses musicians of the highest calibre so that you can rest assured that the music will be perfect for your event.
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:
Polhawn Fort, Rame Head, Nr Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1LL
Carlyon Bay Hotel, Sea Road Saint Austell PL25 3RD
Gallery Room (The), Eden Project, Bodelva PL24 2SG
Alverton Manor Hote (The)l, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ
Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1EW
Here are just a few of Cornwall’s towns that are covered:
Camborne-Redruth, Saint Austell, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay, Saltash, Bodmin, Saint Blazey-Par, Torpoint, Liskeard, Hayle, Penryn, Launceston, Wadebridge, Bude-Stratton, Looe, Porthleven, Saint Columb Major, Perranporth, Gunnislake, Lostwithiel, Padstow, Bugle-Stenalees, Flexbury, Mevagissey, Saint Stephen, Saint Dennis, Fowey, Saint Just, Mullion, Probus, Roche, Camelford and Pensilva.