Pianist Tyne and Wear. Also covering Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, and Sunderland

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Performing as a Pianist in Tyne and Wear

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My name is Eugene Portman and the Tyne and Wear, Newcastle, and Sunderland areas gives me a steady supply of work as a pianist. The area is rich in quality venues and I’m sure that this is the reason that I am booked for so many events in the region.

Although I play the piano for many different types of events in Tyne and Wear, weddings seem to form the bulk of my work. As I later explain, I can provide music for every part of the wedding day.

Me as a Wedding Pianist in Tyne and Wear

You will notice that this site is mostly about my work as a sing-along pianist and there is a heavy demand for this in the Tyne and Wear region. However, because I perform for so many weddings I have to be versatile. In other words, I have to be able to play many styles of music so that I can provide music for each part of the wedding day. For example, classical music seems to be the favourite choice for ceremonies, while jazz is very popular for drinks receptions. Also, the wedding breakfast would probably require a totally different style of music to the evening reception.

Fortunately, I play many different styles including pop, jazz, classical, Latin, blues, rock, and sing-along. I cover anything from Bach to Einaudi and Frank Sinatra to John Legend. Also, I am always willing to learn any requests.

To learn more about the other styles of music I play, please visit my other websites at www.ukweddingpianist.co.uk and www.eugeneportman.com

The Baby Grand Piano Shell

Very few venues in Tyne and Wear have a useable piano and most pianists get around this by using a digital piano. This works really well as they sound great and they can be set up anywhere. The only problem is that most people like to see a pianist sat in front of a real piano. I have the answer to this dilemma with my baby grand piano shell. This is a wonderful piece of equipment as it looks great and it discretely houses a normal digital piano. The result makes a great centrepiec at any event or party.

I charge £80 on top of my normal fee for this and it can be set up anywhere.

Bab Grand Piano Shell
Grand Piano Shell

Please visit my HOME PAGE HERE


I work all over Tyne and Wear as a pianist. Here are some of the towns, villages, and cities I cover:

  • Backworth
  • Blaydon
  • Boldon
  • Dudley
  • Gateshead
  • Hebburn
  • Houghton-le-Spring
  • Jarrow
  • Jesmond
  • Longbenton
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • North Shields
  • Ryton
  • South Shields
  • Sunderland
  • Tynemouth
  • Wallsend
  • Washington
  • Whickham
  • Whitburn
  • Whitley Bay