Cara Janes

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Cara is an award-winning professional Cellist based in Manchester, England. Since starting the Cello aged 5, Cara spent 15 years in specialist music education, starting at the world-famous Chethams’ School of Music, before completing her Undergrad and Master’s degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with multiple world-class musicians, including Nicholas Jones, Chris Hoyle. Through-out her music profession, Cara has toured not only the UK as a soloist but also the USA, Europe and has even performed in Australia. She has also been privileged enough to perform for many of the Royals, as well as appearing on national TV on numerous occasions. Cara takes pride in her passion for different music genres and has had the opportunity to perform and record with the likes of Gary Numan, The Sugababes, Paloma Faith, Craig David, Wretch 32, John Newman, The Wombats, and many more. Performed with: Gary Numan (UK Tour 2018), Public Service Broadcasting (North UK Tour), Disturbed (Manchester Arena), e m b e r s (Albert Hall, Manchester), Collabro (Bridgewter Hall), Russell Watson (Manchester), Lesley Garrett (North UK Tour), So Solid Crew (Barbican, London), Kele-le Roc (Barbican, London), Sweet Female Attitude (Barbican, London), MJ Cole (Barbican, London), DJ Spoony (Hammersmith Apollo), Elizabeth Troy (Hammersmith Apollo), Lifford Shillingford (Hammersmith Apollo), Ms Dynamite (Hammersmith Apollo), Amy-Letitia (Manchester Venues), Alison Limerick (Manchester) Recorded with: Nile Rodgers/David Bowie (Abbey Road - Universal), Gary Numan live album (Bridgewater Hall + Royal Albert Hall), The Wombats (Parr Street Studios – Liverpool), e m b e r s live album + music video (Albert Hall, Manchester) Other Experience Performed with The Halle Orchestra Performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra ‘In Harmony’ Liverpool Practice Administrator at Chetham’s School of Music Practice Assistant at Chethams’ School of Music Lower strings sectional tutor at Chethams’ Cello Teacher at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Soloist with Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra (2014) Soloist with Torbay Symphony Orchestra (2015) Soloist with Lancashire Symphony Orchestra (2016) Soloist with Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra (2016, 2018)

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Torey R
3 years ago, for a Recording session in London
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5 out of 5

Cara is a world class cellist who recorded her part beautifully for the album I was recording. She wrote her own line, which fit perfectly with the music, and performed it perfectly first time! Cara was professional, punctual and I'd have no doubts about using her exclusively moving forwards.

Jasmin C
4 years ago, for a Concert in Manchester
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5 out of 5

I booked Cara to perform at a live music event I was fixing. It was a large scale classical crossover do, where Cara was the only cellist. Not only did Cara turn up perfectly prepared, but when it came to "show time", she was absolutely brilliant and really gave it her all. I will have no doubts, moving forward, that Cara is my go to cellist. Amazing

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Cara's Song list

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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 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, Country, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Folk rock, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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