Working as a Pianist in Birmingham
My name is Eugene Portman and my travels often take me to Birmingham as a pianist. There are just so many interesting venues in this area of the UK and I’ve visited a lot of them. In fact, I’ve performed at venues ranging from casinos, clubs and pubs to hotels and golf clubs. The events I’ve done have also been very varied from corporate Christmas parties and Peaky Blinders evenings to weddings and product launches. I have had some good times performing around Birmingham and I hope they continue.
Me as a Wedding Pianist
You’ve probably noticed that this site is mostly about my work as a singalong pianist around Birmingham and the UK. However, I do much more than this. I also do weddings and this demands versatility. To explain, I have to be able to play different styles of music so that I can provide music for every part of the wedding day. For example, classical music is often favoured for ceremonies, whereas jazz is definitely the in-thing for drinks receptions. Also, you would probably have quiet, gentle music for the wedding breakfast while the evening reception often demands something livelier. Luckily, I do perform many genres of music including rock, blues, pop, classical, Latin, and singalong.
If you want to know more about my sing-along work, then just explore this website. However, please visit my other sites at www.ukweddingpianist.co.uk and www.eugeneportman.com. if you are interested in my work as a wedding pianist and other styles of music.
The Grand Piano Shell
Most of the venues in Birmingham don’t have pianos and any pianist performing in these venues has to take a digital piano. This work really well as they sound amazing and can be set up anywhere, even outside. However, the problem is that some events need something that looks more like a real piano. I have the answer with my baby grand piano shell. As it’s name suggests this is a shell in the shape of a baby grand piano and it discretely contains a digital piano. The result is something that makes a fine centre piece for any event.
I charge £80 on top of my normal fee for the use of the shell and it can be set up anywhere.
I travel all over Birmingham and the West Midlands as a pianist. Here are some of the cities, towns and villages I cover: