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Andrew Hubbard

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One of the best Wedding/Concert/Cabaret Violin & Piano. I've played 500+ events, including Savoy, Harrods, TheAlmeida, Her Majesty's, Glasto
Violinist
Bedford
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Wedding/Concert/Cabaret performer. I learn your tunes. Over 500 concerts, weddings and events as Violin & Piano Soloist. Just returned from a wedding booking in New Zealand! Currently performing on JUDY in Renee Zellweger's band! CV highlights include: Booking with Flavia from 'Strictly', The BAFTA's, Harrods Valentine's Special, The Almeida Theatre, Phantom Of The Opera and many more. I perform modern wedding classics, as well as: British, Bollywood, Cypriot, Greek, Turkish, Indian, French, Italian music etc.. I own acoustic & electric violins, 2 stage pianos, 2 PA speaker systems. I hold current PLI insurance (£10,000,000) PAT electrical testing certificates. My Violin is wireless so I can perform while moving for Entrances at Asian & Mediterranean weddings. I'm happy to take on one off Weddings, long-term & emergency gigs. I'm an honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, friendly and professional. Simply supply me the approximate size of the room, the number of people attending, and we can work out the ideal musical programme & technical set-up for you. As mentioned above; I performed on the world famous 'Phantom of the Opera' the West-End production for 5 years, was Musical Director at the Almeida Theatre and have performed with several signed artists. My job is to work with you to create your unique musical programme, a magical atmosphere, and leave not a dry eye in the house :)

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Triphop, Techno, Drum 'n' Bass, Electronic, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Ibiza club, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Karaoke, Covers, Vintage, Tribute, R&B, Pop, Rock, Heavy metal, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Arabic, Armenian, Asian music, Bollywood, Greek music, German music, French music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Polish music, Russian music, Scottish music, Military, Contemporary Christian, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Renaissance, Deep house, Rockabilly, Jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Ambient pop, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Punk rock, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Tango
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Event types:
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
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Sound technician, Transcription, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, MC, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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Song list

Bollywood: Here is the Song List:
Janam Janam
Tujh mein rab dikhta hai
Baraka Alahu Lakuma (massive Arabic Hit if you'd like it, optional)
Dil Diyan Galan
Maula Mere Maula
Channa Mereya
Maula mere maula
Mile ho tum humko
Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga
Has Ban Gaye
Main Tenu Samjhawan
Raazi (film name) - Dilbaro (song name)
Other song or 2 songs learned specially for you :)
Arabic:
Keman Solo
Baraka Alahu Lakuma
Maher Zain - For the Rest of My Life
Cypriot
Simera Gamos Ginetai (Σήμερα γάμος γίνεται)
Ora Kali/ Ώρα καλή τζι ώρα χρυσή ( Κύπρου-γάμου)
Karsilamas
All the popular folk songs in Both GC & TC I will post them asap
Greek
I'll fill in asap
Turkish
I'll fill in asap
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. Solo with amazing backing tracks. Duo with Pianist. Duo with Cellist with me on piano. Folk Band: Irish, Italian, Cypriot, Greek, Turkish, Scottish. of course the more people, the higher the charge.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I charges are all inclusive for what you've asked for. I even dedicate one special song of your choosing to the Bride and Groom for no extra charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

I love to come with plenty of time, minimum an hour, so I can put in my contact lenses, do my hair etc.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes of course. And we can discuss the pieces by phone or email as well.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have 2 PA systems in my vehicle. Sometimes the DJ has a mountain of equipment, if so we will often decide to use his, especially if the venue/DJ recommend me to.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. One is free, including me recording the backing track for the orchestra, more we discuss a small charge.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I love people. I'm wireless and often people walk over to me and I serenade them :)

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Phantom Of The Opera, London. The Almeida Theatre Islington. Harrods for Valentine's Weekend. The BAFTA's at The Savoy. Meridian Grand, Ark Royal Venue, Royal Nawaab, Venue Central, To Kentro Omeirio Chios Greece, Lydra Palace Hotel Cyprus, Myra mare Cyprus, Kusadasi, Izmir/Smyrna Turkey. many many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Mohammad Rafi, Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra, Ravi Shankar, Chopin, Bach, Mitropanos, Nese Yasin& Marios Tokas. Ed Sheeran, Adele, John Legend, Nigel Kennedy, Lyndsey Stirling, Vanessa Mae, Elbow, Greenday, Frank Sinatra, Manos Hadjithakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Zulfu Livanelli, Jimi Hendrix and many others.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Loads! BAFTA Film Awards, I was in Rene Zelwiger's band in the film Judy, London's 'Phantom of The Opera' for 7 years. Harrods, The Almeida Theatre with a host of stars, New Years celebration in Chios Greece to 2000 people.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£400
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£700

Add-ons

DJ set
+£100
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4.8 out of 5
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Ben M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

What can I say - after our Bollywood violinist pulled out of a wedding 2 days before the event (in Ipswich... on a busy Saturday in August as well), we never thought we would find a replacement - but in came Andrew with his cape flying. He did a brilliant job of picking up requests last minute. Can not recommend him enough.

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Rehena M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful experience all round.

Reply from Andrew
6 months ago

Thank you so much Rehena, it was a pleasure performing for you and meeting your lovely family and friends :)

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Sameenah P
3 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Great experience, did a lovely job playing at my wedding. Happy with the service :)

Reply from Andrew
6 months ago

Dear Sameenah, thanks so much for writing a review really enjoyed performing for you and working through the process of the music planning :)

From other customers:

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Em A
3 years ago, for a Private event in Bedford
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5 out of 5

Andrew coached me to play violin for a private event I was hosting, having not played for several years, Andrew was a patient and encouraging Teacher and allowed me to perform the pieces with confidence.

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Emily A
3 years ago, for a Recording session in Bedford
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4 out of 5

I recently worked with Andrew to record a series of songs for my portfolio. Andrew was exceptionally helpful in guiding me through the recording process, producing some amazing songs which I am truly thrilled with.

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