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Caroline Owen

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Violinist for ITV 'This Morning' Sir Cliff Richard, Heartbeat ITV Wedding, Jeff Wayne Arena Tour. I would love to perform at your event.
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Bedford
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In 2022 Caroline has performed her headline show for Cruises, toured with Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds and with Sir Cliff Richard on ITV 'This Morning' Caroline is MD of STORM Strings as seen on ITV This Morning and BBC Christmas Special 2022. Caroline is truly a unique and innovative performer with blazing charisma and magical artistry, her shows come to life as soon as she steps out with her charismatic onstage rock star demeanor. She has wowed audiences around the globe crossing musical boundaries with live sets of pop, classical, jazz, urban, epic rock, exotic Latino, Bollywood and contemporary classical melodies. Not just a violinist she is truly a unique and innovative performer, improvising solos, playing from memory and performing your favourite requests. Caroline was the first violinist to study jazz at the prestigious Leeds College of Music with international Cuban violinist Omar Puente. She missed her graduation ceremony as she was performing in USA The Palace Theatre a 6000 seater theatre for Spirit Productions. Since 2010 Caroline is violinist for the ground breaking arena tour The War of the Worlds playing alongside a star studded cast of celebrities to sell-out crowds of 20,000! One of the highlights included playing 5 string electric at the West End Dominion Theatre. Caroline loves being apart of this iconic show. As a solo artist Caroline has performed across the globe including Lisbon, Madeira, Milan, USA, Jordan, Balearic and Canary Islands, Rhodes, Odessa, Paris, Norway, Dublin, Sorrento Italy..to name a few! This is one show stopping violinist, she has performed for numerous celebrities, prestigious events and venues across the UK. To date her extraordinary career has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride with appearances on ITV 'This Morning' with Sir Cliff Richard, Heartbeat ITV, Cruising with the Stars, BBC Radio, ITV. Milan Fashion week, The Player of the Year Awards...She has even ran away with the famous Billy Smarts Circus for a 10 month UK Tour and is the worlds only knife throwing violin playing assistant!

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Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Early music, Fanfare, Electronic, Ambient, House, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Experimental, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Covers, Tribute, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Classic rock, Britpop, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, African music, Arabic, Asian music, Bollywood, Caribbean music, Greek music, Jewish music, Italian music, Latin, Tango, Spanish music, Salsa
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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, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

CAROVIOLINA – Repertoire
Classical - Jazz - Bollywood - Popular
Just a selection of some of the pieces I perform
Showpieces
Catharis
Monti Czardes-Gypsy/classical
Children- Miles- Escala
Celtic Roc (as seen on DVD)
Countess Kathleen- Riverdance
Picante – Conga – Vanessa Mae
Classical Gas – Vanessa Mae
Palladio – Karl Jenkins – Escala – Bond – Vanessa Mae
Fiddle Loca – Irish show piece
Washer Woman X3 ...getting faster
Dark Eyes
Countess Kathleen (Riverdance)
Hava Nagila
The Music of the Night – Phantom of the Opera
Zorba dance
The Devil went down to Georgia
Tico tico
La Cumparista
Medleys
Medley Evocare
Tango from Roxanne – Requiem of a dream – Adagio – Pirates of the Caribbean
Medley – Classical Crossover 5mins
Viva (Bond) – Picante (Vanessa Mae) – Explosive Bond- Clear Ice ( V Mae) – Palladio (Escala) – Kashmir ( Escala)
Medley Greek-Jewish – Featuring Hava naglila – Monti Czardes
Medley – Solo 6 minutes includes cadenza – Palladio – Achilles Heel - crazy- corrs – riverdance- washer woman –thriller – fiddle loca – Barbers adagio -
Medley 10 minutes – Salsa- flamenco- Fever – Abba- Irish jigs- Zorba Dance – Somewhere over the rainbow – Brown eyed girl – Everybody needs somebody (Blues Bro) - Palladio – Kashmir
Medley Rock – 5 mins – Addicted to Love (Palmer) – Lets dance ( Bowie) – I love rock and roll – Explosive (Bond) –Beat it (MJ) – I like the way you move (Body rockers)
Medley Irish Drowsy Maggie - Devil Amongst The Tailors/Soldiers Joy
Medley – Hip-Hop Crazy-The next episode-Get Back
Hip-hop One More Chance
Medley Latin I need to know (Marc Anthony) – Hero (E Iglesias)– She Bangs (R Martin)
Medley Latin Showpiece Tico Tico / Taka Taka
Medley Russian/Cossack Kalinka Medley (Incuding Midnight In Moscow)
Wedding Medley
Handels’ water music Hornpipe- Ave Maria – Air on a G String
Popular
And I Love Her –Beatles
Braveheart Theme
Cavatina
Could you be Loved – Bob Marley
Bedshaped - Keane
Born Again
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Brown eyed girl
Cavatina
Chi Mae
Circle of life – lion king
Chasing Pavemets
Danny Boy
Easy like Sunday Morning
Eleanor Rigby
Eyes like your - Shakira
Everything I do for you
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys
Georgia
Here Comes the Sun- Beatles
If I were a rich man – Fiddler on the roof
I’ll be There
I’ve got you under my Skin
Just the Two of Us
Lady Madonna - Beatles
Laughter in the Rain
Let It Be – Beatles
Like a Star – Corrine Bailey rae
Just the Way you are
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mama Mia - Abba
Meditation
Misty
Moonriver
Moon dance
My heart will go on
Runaway (Corrs)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sunrise sunset
I Shot the Sheriff
Sweet child of mine
Got to get you into my life
Here Comes the Sun-Beatles
Hey Jude -Beatles
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Calling (Geri Haliwell)
Killing me Softly
The Nearness of you
Love Today-Freemasons
Pack it up-funk
Rule the World – Take That
Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
Penny Lane
Numb
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Sunrise Sunset
This is It – Micheal Jackson
There's nothing like This (Omar)
Titanic – My heart will go on
Runaway (Corrs)
Walk away – Matt Munroe
Classical
Pachelbels Canon
Adagio - Barbers
Air on a G String
Ava Maria (Bach)
Ave Maria (Shubert)
Aria - Acker Bilk.
Bach D Minor concerto
Bring him Home – Les Mis
Bring me to Life – Katherine Jenkins
Clubbed to Death - Matrix
Gymnopedies 1
Godfather Theme
Sicilienne (Faure)
I dreamed a dream
Halleluja – Katherine Jenkins
Flashing Lights – Kanye west – string quartet backing
Furious Angles – String quartet version
Libre Tango
Nessun Dorma
Pavane-Faure
Palladio – classical version
Pie Jesu
Mediation – Thias
Mr Brightside – String quartet
Schindler's List Theme
Sicilienne (Faure)
Water Music -Handel
Salut de Amour Elgar (no backing)
The Queen of Sheeba
Time to Say Goodbye - Bocielli
The Flower Duet
Chanson de Matin
Viva la Vida
Vivaldi four seasons
Jazz
Autumn Leaves - Jazz Ballad
A Night in Tunisia
Ain’t no sunshine
All of me
Annies Song
At Last – Etta James
Favela
Fly me to the Moon
Fever
Gentle Rain
I`ve got you under my skin
I’ve got Rhythm
Just the 2 of Us
Misty
Moon River
Moondance
Someone to watch over me
The Girl from Ipainma
The Shadow of your Smile
Summertime
Birdland
Body and Soul
Nature Boy
Night and Day
Sunny
So What
Someone to watch over me
Take the A Train
Latin
Ahora Quien – Marc Anthony
Besame Mucho
Chan Chan –Buena vista social club
Mas Que Nada
El Cuarto de Tula
Son de la Loma
Bilongo
Cachita
Guantanamera
Manicero
One Note Samba
Oye Como Va
Sway –Dean Martin
Wave
Dance
All around the World
Aint Nobody
American Dream - Jakatta
Accaplella – Kellis
Beat It – MJ
Black and gold – sam sparro
Everybody needs somebody to love- Blues brothers
It Feels So good
Fantasy – earth wind and fire
Saltwater- funky house
Now we are free – gladiator (Chill out and dance versions)
Make a move
Gladiator –Theme
Gitana – Shakira
Glorious
Dead Already
Feel Like Making Love
Thriller - MJ
Release Me
Saltwater – Chicane
Shoot the Dog
Got To Get You Into My Life – beatles
Summer Breeze – from the 70 s Iesley brothers
Popular – Urban
Apologise – One republic - Timbaland
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Feva Las vegas – N Dubz
City of god
Irish
Loca
Celtic rock
Masons Apron
Countess Kathleen – Riverdance
Washerwoman x 3
Drowsy Maggie
Danny Boy
Romance
And I Love Her – Beatles
All My Life – k-ci Jojo
Born again
Calling - Geri Haliwell
Careless whisper – G Micheal
Can’t take my eyes of you – andy williams
Chi Mai
Cry me a river
Desperado
Endless Love
Everything I do I do it for you – B Adams
Feel like making love
Forever Autumn
Georgia
Have I told you Lately – Rod Stewart
I`ll Be There – Mariah Carey
If I fell
Its Too Late
Just the Two of Us
Just the way you are
Kissing You - Deseree
Lately
Laughter in the rain
Love changes everything
Every thing I do I do It for you
Everytime I say goodbye
Eleanor Ribgy- Beatles
My funny Valentine
My Heart will go on - Celine Dion
Over the Rainbow
Rainy night in Georgia
Save the best till last
Song Bird – Eva Cassidy
Stairway to Heaven
Time after Time – Eva Cassidy
The way we were
The look of love
Where Is Love
When I fall in love
Other
Sunrise sunset
Greensleves
Scarborough Fayre
Let me Fall – Josh Groban
Happy Birthday
New Year - Count Down
For his a Jolly Good Fellow
James Bond
Diamonds are Forever
From Russia with Love
The Name is Bond
Die Another Day
The World is not Enough
Another way to Die – Alicia Keys
Live and let Die
Bollywood
Indian Princess
Bollywood funk
The love Legend theme
Teri Ore
Do Pal
Aap Ki Khata
Didi
Hadi Bakai
Karthik
Raza Theme
Fais Moi
Bebe theme
Chalte chalet
Christmas
Silent Night
Dance of the sugar Plum Fairy - Fantasia
Walking in the Air
White Christmas – Jingle Bells – reggae
White Christmas – in style of Buble
Once in Royal david City
Sleigh ride
Rudolf the Red nose reindeer
Christmas Song – chestnuts roasting
Lieutenant Kjie
Away in a manager
Frosty the Snowman
Christmas lights – Cold Play
Rudolph the red nose Reindeer
Stay another day – East 17
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Ave Maria
Have yourself a very Merry Christmas
The First Noel
Last Christmas – Cascada
Santa Baby
Good King Wenceslas
Christmas Day - Dido
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Solo Violinist Violin Duo - Storm String Duo - Storm Violin and Cello String Trio String Quartet Violin Show with 6 piece band.

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

“We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

How much time do you need to set up?

“We usually set up about 30 Minutes before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”

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

“Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

“Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. Electric or Acoustic Violin (amplified). Bose Sound.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you.

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)£190
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Caroline
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4.9 out of 5
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Satisfaction
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5.0
Professionalism
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5.0
Communication
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4.8
Punctuality
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5.0

Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Obed M
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

fantastic and professional

Reply from Caroline
4 months ago

Thank you! A pleasure to be apart of your special day.

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Joe C
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Caroline was a brilliant addition to our wedding!

Reply from Caroline
5 months ago

Thank you Joe, lovely to be apart of your special day. Caroline

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Paige H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Caroline was wonderful and a great contribution to our event. Professional and a lovely woman, she played exactly the music type what we asked for and made the guests experience during our soft launch one to beat. Thank you Caroline it was lovely to meet you and have you play for us.

Reply from Caroline
5 months ago

Thank you Paige! Lovely to meet you and play at your favoured launch . Caroline

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Kal B
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Caroline played a wonderful aray of music to suit everyone's tastes from old to young. The Bollywood tracks went down a storm with grandparents and her hip hop melody had all the kids bopping along. Guests were well and truly wowed and we would definitely book her again.

Reply from Caroline
5 months ago

Thank you! I enjoyed being part of your special occasion. Caroline

From other customers:

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BBC R
17 years ago

She is Excellent! ...A real rosin up the bow sound! " BBC Radio

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Event M
9 years ago

“You were the highlight of the evening! Absolutely Fantastic!”

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