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Living life through music and song. A multi-instrumentalist composer and performer, in demand across Wales and the South West of England.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Contemporary classical, Opera, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Ceillidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Bluegrass, Traditional Scottish folk, Avant garde, Light music, Originals, Experimental, Easy listening, Acoustic, Pop, R&B, Vintage, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hard rock, Classic rock, Indie, Post rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Skiffle
Viola, Violin, Fiddle, Baroque viola, Tin whistle, Jew's harp
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
Audio engineer, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
These are but a small selection of the many varied classical, baroque and traditional violin pieces that I perform. If you have a specific song or tune in mind please get in contact.
Pachelbel - Canon
Czardas - Vittorio Monti
Arioso - J.S. Bach
Sonatas for Solo Violin (Assorted movements) - J.S. Bach
Violin Concerto 1 & 2 (Assorted movements) - J.S. Bach
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
One day like this - Elbow
I can't help falling in love with you - Elvis Presley
When I'm sixty nine - The Beatles
Traditional Welsh/Scottish/Irish/Appaliachian/Blue Grass
The Ash Grove
The Red Gap
Lock the Door
The Irish Washerwoman
Old Joe Clark
The Devil among the tailors
Sandy over the water
Do you have different line-up options?
I play as part of a string duo, string trio and string quartet.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
This is usually not an issue and I always try to be as flexible as possible. If timings change slightly leading up to the event then please let me know as soon as possible.
How much time do you need to set up?
It usually takes around 15mins for me to set up. I always require a seat and somewhere to store my instrument case and coat, etc.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
My set list is always growing and if you have a specific tune or song in mind then let me know and I can look into playing it for you.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, absolutely - it's just me, an instrument, music and a music stand.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Most of the time this is not a problem. If I have to purchase an arrangement of a piece then I will pass on 50% of the cost of doing so.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The passion and musicianship!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many wedding venues and concert halls throughout Wales, England and Scotland.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Stephane Grappelli, Jasia Heifetz, Nigel Kennedy, Jerry Goodman, J Scott Skinner.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Wales Baroque Players concert in Haverfordwest 2018.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£63|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£350|
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