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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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10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Pop, Classical, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Light music, Easy listening, Classical crossover, Folk, Jazz, Ambient pop
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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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

All available in a popular or classical style to suit the event.
Requests for your day are quite easily arranged for a small fee.
5 Years Time – Noah and the Whale
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Angels – Robbie Williams
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Billionaire – Travie McCoy
Blackbird – The Beatles
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Counting Stars - OneRepublic
Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
Despactio - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Forget You – CeeLo Green
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camila Cabello, Young Thug
Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hold Back The River – James Bay
Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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'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
Let Her Go – Passenger
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
New Rules - Dua Lipa
One Day Like This - Elbow
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pompeii - Bastille
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rude - MAGIC!
September Song - JP Cooper
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Someone Like You – Adele
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers, Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Stiches – Shawn Mendes
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
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
Valerie - The Zutons
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Ella Eyre
You Don't Know Me - Jax Jones, RAYE
Classical Arrangments
Amélie' - Comptine d'un autre été: L'après-midi
Moon River
Pachelbels Canon
Pavane - Faure
+ Classical Compositions (Perfect for background entertainment)
+ Any of the above performed in a classical style


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

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£0
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£338
Up to 3 hours£438
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From Encore customers:

Julie O
12 days ago
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5 out of 5

Chris is a true professional. He arrived punctually, set up in short time and dressed smart. It was a shame our bar was a little quiet after jubilee celebrations the week before as Chris delivered 2 sets of perfection. We wish him much success in the future.lovely guy

Amy L
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

Chris was a pleasure to work with. He sang and played his instruments beautifully at our wedding and we couldn't recommend him highly enough!

Andi P
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Chris amazed every single guest with his playing during our ceremony. He even made quite of my guests, both make and female to tears. Such a talented musician, sensitive to his surroundings, flexible in his approach and exceptional in every way. Thank you

Siobhan C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Chris was amazing at our wedding! All the guests loved his violin playing and he really helped to set the mood of the day. He was very professional too. Would highly recommend Chris to any couple looking for a musician for their wedding! Thank you Chris! Kevin & Siobhan.

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From other customers:

Liz P
7 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
6 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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