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#1cello for Weddings, Funerals and Events in the North West! Quality cello music with backing tracks - from Bach to Beatles and beyond.
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CelloUna consists of Cello + Backing Tracks. The cello is the perfect register for many songs. My songlist is developing constantly and I am happy to work with clients to source favourite music. If the backing track exists, I can arrange the song for cello. The songlist and audio gives an idea of what is possible for CelloUna. I studied at the Guildhall School of Music and my early playing included solo recitals, freelance work with London Orchestras and theatres, recordings for groups at Abbey Road (Texas + Marc Almond) and being Principal Cello of English Touring Opera. My playing work took me around the UK and the world. I then moved up to the North West and continued freelance playing and teaching. I have always been involved in background music gigs – string quartets at Covent Garden, weddings at Park Lane hotels and with the move up North working in a string quartet/trio in venues such as Arley Hall, Hoghton Tower, Mottram Hall and many more. CelloUna is a new enterprise. I enjoy ‘playing the tune’ and this is the ideal opportunity! It is also perfect for smaller spaces – or if you are limited to numbers in a venue. It would be perfect for a Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Funeral or small event. I aim to work with you to provide quality entertainment for your special occasion!

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Classical crossover, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Swing, Jazz, Light music, Covers, Pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Songlist [scroll down to Classical]
The list gives an idea of the type of music CelloUna can play. It is developing constantly – I am happy to work with you if you would like a ‘special’ song that you can’t see on the list.
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Your Song (Elton John)
Can’t help falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Longer (Fogelberg)
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)
You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)
Fire and Rain (James Taylor)
Bridge over Troubled Water (Paul Simon)
Candle in the Wind (Elton John)
Dust in the Wind (Livgren)
Every Breath you Take (Bryan Adams)
Heaven (Bryan Adams)
Have I told you lately (Van Morrison)
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
She’s always a woman (Percy Joel)
With a little help from my friends (John Lennon)
Cherish (Kool&The Gang)
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Only You (Yazoo)
The Book of Love (Magnetic Field)
A Sky full of Stars (Coldplay)
September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
I’m Yours (Jasaon Mraz)
Love Me like you Do (Ellie Goulding)
Come Fly with Me (James Van Heusen)
MoonDance (Van Morrison)
Selection from Queen: Crazy Little thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, I want it All, Don’t Stop Me Know, I want to Break Free, Killer Queen, Radio Ga Ga, Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, We are the Champions, We will Rock you, You’re My Best Friend
Selection from Beatles: Eleanor Rigby, Here, There and Everywhere, Hey Jude, Let it Be, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Penny Lane, Something, Yesterday, All you Need is Love
Adele: All I Ask, Chasing Pavements, Hello, Make you feel my love, Million years Ago, Remedy, Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone like you, Skyfall, When we were Young
James Bond: Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Nobody Does it better, Skyfall, Writing’s on the Wall, You only live Twice
Piazolla Tangos: a selection including Libertango
The Greatest Showman: This is Me, A Million Dreams
La La Land: Another Day of Sun, City of Stars, Someone in the Crowd
A Star is Born: Always Remember us This Way, I’ll never love again, Look what I found, Maybe it’s Time, Shallow
Mamma Mia (Abba)
Rey’s Theme (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Downton Abbey Theme
Game of Thrones Theme
Hawaii Five-O Theme
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Bring him Home (Les Miserables)
If I loved You (Carousel)
The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
Pretty Woman (Sweeney Todd)
Memory (Cats)
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
Till There was You (The Music Man)
The Sound of Music Theme
Old Man River (Showboat)
All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Bring him Home (Les Miserables)
If I loved You (Carousel)
The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
Pretty Woman (Sweeney Todd)
Memory (Cats)
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific)
Till There was You (The Music Man)
The Sound of Music Theme
Old Man River (Showboat)
Classical feel of music:
Prelude in G (Bach)
Selection of Bach unaccompanied Suites (on request)
Apres un Reve (Faure)
Einaudi: Una Mattina, Resta Con Me, Indaco, DNA
Vocalise (Rachmaninov)
The Swan (Saens Saint)
Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)
Schindlers List Theme
Elegie (Faure)
Prayer, Supplication, Jewish Song (Block)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Adagietto from Symphony no. 5 (Mahler)
Canon (Pachelbel)
The Dance of the Little Swans (Tchaikovsky)
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky)
Gymnopedie no 1 (Satie)
Habanera (Bizet)
Jerusalem (Parry)
Meditaion from Thais (Massenet)
Nessan Dorma (Puccini)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

It is me and the cello - there are no different line ups.

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

I always try to be flexible and work with your timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

Typically 30 minutes. I always try to arrive at least 45 mins before starting playing.

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

You can pick pieces from the playlist and I am happy to work with you to source special music for your ceremony/special event if it is possible on the cello.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I bring everything that I need to perform.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included on the playlist, I will try and source it and learn it for your event. I aim to work with you to make your occasion special.


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)£225
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£325
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From customers:

Melissa H
6 months ago, for a Wedding in 50 Brunswick St
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5 out of 5

Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday, you added something really special to our wedding 💕

Lisa W
7 months ago, for a Wedding in Pool Bank
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5 out of 5

Gary and I just want to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding on Friday. You were truly wonderful, I can’t put into words how beautiful you sounded and it made our day. Everyone absolutely loved it, even the staff told us it was incredible to have you there, so thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, it was simply the most perfect day with memories that will stay with us forever. Lisa and Gary

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