Performing as a Pianist in Shropshire
My name is Eugene Portman and I always leap at the chance to perform as a pianist in Shropshire. Moreover, The region is incredibly beautiful and there are some wonderful venues set in some real beauty spots. Furthermore, these venues range from castles, tithe barns, and country pubs to golf clubs and modern hotels.
This wonderful choice of venues is probably the main reason I play the piano in Shropshire for so many weddings and other events.
Me as a Wedding Pianist in Shropshire
You will have noticed that this website is mostly about my work as a sing-along pianist and Shropshire does provide me with this kind of work. However, I perform a lot at weddings and I have to be versatile with the music I play. I often have to perform a different style of music for each part of the day. For instance, classical music tends to be the preferred choice for ceremonies, whereas jazz is definitely the in-thing for drinks receptions. Also, a wedding breakfast would require an entirely different style of music to an evening reception. Fortunately I do perform music from many genres including pop, jazz, rock, classical, blues, Latin and sing-along
The Baby Grand Piano Shell
There are very few venues with pianos in the area and any pianist performing around Shropshire would usually use a digital piano. Digital pianos are great in that they have a wonderful sound and they can be set up anywhere. However, for some events, something that looks more like a real piano would probably be more appropriate. I have the answer with my baby grand piano shell. As the name suggests, this is a shell with the shape of a baby grand piano that discretely houses a digital piano. The result looks great and makes a focal point at any event. In fact, on the last few occasions that I’ve played the piano in Shropshire I’ve used my baby grand piano shell.
I charge £80 on top of my normal fee for this and it can be set up anywhere.
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I work all over Shropshire as a pianist. Here are some of the towns, villages and cities I cover:
- Market Drayton
- Bayston Hill
- Church Stretton
- Saint Martin’s
- Cleobury Mortimer
- Craven Arms
- Much Wenlock
- Bishop’s Castle