Eugene Portman on piano

 

Pianist Yorkshire|Wedding Jazz Band

I'm often hired as a jazz pianist in Harrogate, York, Whitby, Bridlington, Middlesbrough and Scarborough

 

 

The South Bay at Scarborough

The South Bay at Scarborough

 

Me and Yorkshire

I originally came from Yorkshire and it is the county where I first stated learning the piano. It is also the county where I first performed as a professional pianist. Yorkshire acts like a magnet to me and I have returned numerous times to perform in many of it's wonderful venues. These range from hotels and historic buildings in towns and cities such as Harrogate, York, Scarborough and Whitby; to castles and country pubs in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Pianists and other musicians are in great demand in Yorkshire and there seems to be no shortage of work for them.

Yorkshire is divided into four main areas which are: North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire (where came from), West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire, but it is North Yorkshire where I am most frequently booked as a pianist. Harrogate, Scarborough, York and Knaresborough provide me with a constant supply of events to perform at, but I also receive a number of bookings from towns such as Helmsley, Middlesbrough, Pickering, Richmond, Selby and Whitby

I perform for all kinds of events from private parties to store openings but more often than not I am booked as a wedding pianist.

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Solo Pianist, Duo, Trio or Jazz Band?

I perform often as a solo pianist, but I also offer a range of larger line-ups from duos (piano and bass or piano and vocals) right up to a full jazz band. Whatever the event I can offer a line-up that will suit both your budget and available space at the venue. The larger combinations can perform a wider variety of music and are perfect for larger events.

Yorkshire is is very popular for weddings and I'm pleased that the jazz band line-up is becoming so popular for these events. Don't forget that, although I play for many weddings, I can also provide piano music for parties and corporate events.

The Music

The music I play is easy to listen to and is not ultra modern. My influences are jazz pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander, George Shearing, Erroll Garner and Dudley Moore - rather than being influenced by the music of the Be-Bop genre (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie etc.). I try and make my piano playing unobtrusive (if that's what you need) but I can turn up the gas if you are looking a something more lively. I try and make my music have a 'feel good' quality and hopefully it sits comfortably in any social occasion. I also hope my piano music will add sparkle to your wedding or event, without drowning conversation.

 

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Just try clicking the song titles to the right of the above player to change songs. If they are not to your liking then please try the following players:

Wedding favourites

Up-Tempo Songs

Slow Songs

Larger Line-ups: Duos, trios, jazz band etc.

or alternatively move on to my repertoire pages...

 

 

Here are some of the venues in Yorkshire where I have been booked as a pianist:

York Marriot, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ
Wentbridge House Hotel (The ) Wentbridge Pontefract West Yorkshire WF8 3JJ
Allerton Castle Allerton Mauleverer HG5 0SE
Cruck Barn, Craven Arms, Appletreewick Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6DA
Hazlewood Castle, Hazlewood, Tadcaster LS24 9NJ
Officer’s Mess, Alma Barracks, Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire
Ripley Castle (East Wing), Harrogate HG1 3NA
Rudding Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH
Sun Pavillion, Cornwall Road, Harrogate HG1 2PQ

 

 

Available as a jazz pianist/wedding pianist in Yorkshire, Harrogate, York, Whitby, Bridlington, Middlesbrough or Scarborough

 

Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Bristol and Avon, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Birmingham, Manchester, Dorset, Yorkshire, South Wales, Essex, Yorkshire, Somerset, Devon

 

 

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