Testimonials

Eugene provided a brilliant night’s entertainment providing a fun, interactive atmosphere with our customers. We sold this night out & have had a lot of positive feedback from our customers including online reviews. We will be booking Eugene again for the White Hart & also our sister pubs in the company.

Date of Posting: 05 November 2018
Posted By: Alessandra Hunt
Little Waltham, Essex
www.whitehartessex.co.uk

 


Mr Portman held our inaugural “cockney knees up” and wow!

Super timely and enthusiastic, he instilled a real party atmosphere, ensuring everyone went away with a big smile! Very generous with his time, and well worth every penny. If your wish is to have a proper sing along, he’s your guy!

We were so thrilled we have booked him to come back two more times! but hurry as his diary is filling up!

Overall, very happy with how the evening went and well worth the small expense.

Posted By: Abby-Kate
Covent Garden
www.thenellgwynne.com

 


Many thanks to Eugene who entertained our guests who were atttending our 60/65 th party. Lovely assortment of pieces for when guests arrived followed by a very successful singalong. Enjoyed by all!
Date of Posting: 10 October 2018
Posted By: Richard Palmer
Thorpe Bay, Essex

 


Hello Eugene,

I am just catching up on some long overdue correspondence (apologies), and would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making such a wonderful evening for us all.

Your presence and playing contribution needless to say was absolutely superb.

Fantastic, – Thank you so much, – and hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

With very best wishes,

Kind regards,

Colin

Date of Posting: 10 September 2018
Posted By: Colin Fever
Tenterden

 


What an excellent afternoon. Thank you so much for coming to help us celebrate my mums 80th, it was great fun. Everyone enjoyed the sing-a-long, would highly recommend.

Date of Posting: 22 May 2018
Posted By: Helen Smith
Ashby Magna, Leicestershire

 


I hired Eugene for a cockney singalong at my pub and he was fantastic.
I cannot recommend him highly enough.
He’s a great pianist and creates a fantastic atmosphere.Thank you Eugene.

Date of Posting: 29 April 2018
Posted By: Robert McMillan‎
Gravesend

 


Eugene,

Just a line to thank you so much for coming all the way to Quorn to entertain my guests at my 80th birthday party.

Your talents went a long way towards making the event a great success and everyone enjoyed the good old knees up – followed by your lovely reflective piano playing before the disco got underway.

Best regards,

Eric Harding

Date of Posting: 10 April 2018
Posted By: Eric Harding
Quorn, Leicestershire

 


Thank you Eugene for making our 70th Birthday Knees Up such a success, from arriving early to playing all evening we had a fabulous time singing along to the old cockney songs.

Date of Posting: 18 March 2018
Posted By: Chris Woods
Hertfordshire

 


Eugene is extremely accommodating and a talented musician. We have booked him twice now and on each occasion have experienced a warm, friendly and homely evening listing to his music. great fun singing along to his Christmas carols!

Date of Posting: 10 January 2018
Posted By: alexandra todd

 


Hi Eugene

Thank you so much for making my Mums birthday so amazing. I have not stopped getting messages today about how everyone had such a fabulous time. I think you could tell how much I enjoyed it. Hope we will enjoy your piano playing again one day.

Thank you again
Debbie and Mark

Date of Posting: 28 March 2017
Posted By: Debbie and Mark
Essex

 


Eugene provided the pubs clientele with a great nights entertainment aided by, amongst others, members of the Cathedral choir singing slightly different songs than they are used to! We will rebook early next year.

Date of Posting: 22 November 2016
Posted By: Ian Coburn
Portsmouth

 


We had a absolutely amazing evening with Eugene. It was brilliant from start to finish. Eugene made the evening and our customers thought he was great. Will definitely use him again and would highly recommend this man.
5⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️⭐️️Eugene fantastic!

Date of Posting: 20 October 2016
Posted By: Emma Haynes
Anstey herts

 


Eugene played cockney tunes for our family reunion party. He was brilliant and got us all up singing and later doing the Lambeth walk and okey cokey dance. He is completely reliable and professional – would highly recommend him

Date of Posting: 18 June 2016
Posted By: Ann Pittaway
Kent

 


We booked Eugene for a St George’s celebration party and what a fantastic entertainer Eugene is.

I highly recommend Eugene if you are looking for someone to book for a birthday, wedding or any kind of celebration and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Date of Posting: 01 May 2016
Posted By: Mervyn Moys
Stanwell

 


Big thank you to Eugene for a fantastic nights entertainment. Had the whole pub singing along.
A great entertainer very professional and amicable. Already booked in for another night.
Thanks again.

Date of Posting: 27 March 2016
Posted By: Adam
Harlow Essex

 


Thank you very much for what I can describe as a very enjoyable evening.Top class piano playing and all our guests enjoyed singing along to the Cockney tunes.

Date of Posting: 07 January 2016
Posted By: carole simmonds

 


We booked Eugene for my mother’s 80th Birthday to rekindle the old sing-a-long parties of yesteryear.With Eugene suitable attired and playing all the old favourites the evening went with an almighty swing. All generations joined in which turned out to be a wonderful night and I would like to thank Eugene for his efforts and accomodating attitude to any requests. Thanks and we will certainly be booking him again.

Date of Posting: 29 November 2015
Posted By: ian turner
bexhill-on-sea

 


What a fab night – one we’re all still talking about!
Thanks Eugene for coming to our little Yarwell pub to help celebrate my Dad’s 70th with a Cockney Sing-along. What an amazingly talented pianist – you created a wonderful atmosphere – helped of course by our very willing regulars that are always keen to get behind a mic!
Great night – highly recommended – would not hesite in replicating when the next opportunity to do so arises. Thank you for making it a memorable evening.

Date of Posting: 28 July 2015
Posted By: Diane Lander
the Angel Inn Yarwell
www.angelinnyarwell.com

 


Eugene is without doubt a superb pianist. He provided a full evening of fantastic entertainment for our first Cockney night.

He provided song sheets to assist those who stepped up to the mic.

Think of it as a 1940’karaoke, but with a real life musician. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

Date of Posting: 26 July 2015
Posted By: Jerry Ladell
Swavesey, Cambridge

 


Hi Eugene,

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for helping to make the party such good fun on Saturday night. We had a great time and I’ve had so many people tell me how much they enjoyed the sing-song

Regards

Alex

Date of Posting: 08 June 2015
Posted By: Alex
London

 


Eugene entertained us well at our Down at the Old Bull and Bush night

Can recommend him without reservation

Date of Posting: 26 March 2015
Posted By: myles
Hungerford

 


Eugene recently played for us at my parents Golden wedding anniversary. He played an excellent array of tunes and then played the good old oldies for the guests to sing along to with song sheets and microphones. Eugene also dressed in the cockney style which really was a great finishing touch. Eugene was excellent value for money and his skills as a pianist are exemplary. The event was greatly enjoyed by all.

Date of Posting: 14 November 2014
Posted By: Kate & Kev Sell
Bristol
Www.glitzynails.co.uk

 


Dear Eugene,

Thank you for contributing to a hugely successful East End ‘knees-up’ to celebrate our Anniversary. The sing-a-long worked brilliantly and together with our guests we had fantastic fun.

Kind regards
Roland

Date of Posting: 27 October 2014
Posted By: Roland
London