Christopher Heron

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Northern Irish Singer-Songwriter & multi-Instrumentalist. Playing over 500 events to include the acoustic stage at glasto & BBC live lounge!
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Northern Irish, Leeds based Freelance Musician Chris Heron is a Composer, Arranger, Tutor, Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and most dominantly a Performer. Having been classically trained, he broke into the popular industry in his late teens and adapted his playing style which included improvising, a skill which most violinists in the classical world are not commonly associated with. Exploring further, the loop-station became part of his niche and was able to compose music for himself, creating the sound of an acoustic duo, string quartet, and cinematic orchestra. It allows the ability to simultaneously perform and record live while using Guitar, Strings, Vocal Harmonies and Lead Vocals.

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50 gigs
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Pop, Classical, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Light music, Easy listening, Classical crossover, Folk, Jazz, Ambient pop, Film / TV music, House, Ibiza club
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal, Cruise, Concert
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Audio engineer, Producer, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

The following tracks can be performed with a combination of Violin, Guitar & Vocals. A selection of songs can be performed in a romantic classical pop style to suit the ceremony and others to highlight guitar and vocals, perfect for an upbeat acoustic live lounge set.
Learning your favourite songs comes as part of the package. Let me know your favourites, ones to avoid and any special requests. This helps to build a tailored set for your event. If unsure, I'm happy to use my best judgement.
Styles/Genres included:
Contemporary Pop
(e.g. Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit)
Dance/Club/House - Classic Ibiza Music
(e.g. La Ritournelle - Sebastien Tellier, Children - Robert Miles, Titanium Remix, Adagio For Strings - Tiesto, Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia, You've Got The Love - Candi Staton)
Classical Pop
(e.g. Thank You, Next & Watermelon Sugar arranged by 'The Vitamin String Quartet', which are popular songs played in a classical style, think Bridgerton)
(e.g. Pachelbels Canon, Ludovico Einaudi, Ave Maria)
(e.g. Mumford & Sons, Wellerman - Sea Shanty)
(e.g. Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald, Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder)
SETLIST (Highlights)
5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale
7 Years – Lukas Graham
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
American Boy - Estelle
Angels – Robbie Williams
Back To The Earth - Jason Mraz
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Billionaire – Travie McCoy
Blackbird – The Beatles
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Caked By The Ocean - DNCE
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling in Love - Kina Grannis
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Castles on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Come Together - The Beatles
Counting Stars – OneRepublic
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
City of Stars - La La Land
Dance Monkey - Tones & I
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Despactio - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Fare Thee Well - Inside Llewyn Davis OST
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag'n'Bone Man
Giants - Dermot Kennedy
Girls Like You - Maroon 5 / Cardi B
Grace - Lewis Capaldi
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camila Cabello, Young Thug
Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Like You – Ben Rector
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Heuston
I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Is This Love – Bob Marley
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just You and I - Tom Walker
Let Her Go – Passenger
Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
Little Talks - Of Monsters & Men
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
New Rules - Dua Lipa
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
No Tears Left to Cry – Ariana Grande
One Day Like This – Elbow
Ordinary People – John Legend
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Riptide - Vance Joy
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Rude - MAGIC!
Saturday Sun - Vance Joy
Senorita - Shawn Mendes
September Song - JP Cooper
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Someone Like You – Adele
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
Stand By Me - Ben E.King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
Stiches – Shawn Mendes
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Thank You, Next - Ariana Grande
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
The Blowers Daughter - Damien Rice
The Curse - Josh Ritter
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Titanium - David Guetta, Sia
Toxic - Britney Spears
Toy Story ''You've Got A Friend In Me'' - Randy Newman
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Valerie - The Zutons
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Ella Eyre
Wellerman - Nathan Evans
Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas
Wild World - Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Yellow - Coldplay
You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones, RAYE
You've Got The Love - Florence & The Machine


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From Encore customers:

Chloe D
13 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic!

Leah O
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Chris was the perfect musician for our wedding. The booking was easy and he was in touch quickly whenever we had a question. He played beautifully and all our guests commented on how well it fitted the mood and the event.

Stephanie H
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Chris played for our wedding, he was sensational and all our guests commented on how amazing he was throughout the day, he made our day extra special and we would highly recommend him :)

Katie K
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing we had for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception playing the violin he played all the songs we wanted All the guests loved him. Would definitely recommend!!

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From other customers:

Liz P
8 years ago

Chris is stupendous. At a recent wedding guests were demanding quiet so they could listen to his music. Classical style with a modern twist that should be resounding round the Albert Hall!

Patrick S
7 years ago

Chris is a talented, creative and lively violinist whose enthusiasm for music is contagious. He has a proactive and charismatic style of musical leadership that just makes you want to play! He’s restored my confidence and eagerness to be involved in string ensemble playing and improve my violin playing – he is an excellent role model

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