Violinist

Colette Hazen

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Violinist
Swindon
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Violinist with a breadth of experience performing at corporate parties, luxury events and weddings both in UK and worldwide.

Colette is a London/Cardiff-based violinist and electric violinist with a breadth of experience performing at corporate parties, luxury events and weddings both in the UK and around the World. From Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, to Switzerland and Serbia, Colette has wowed audiences globally. She has performed on-stage to crowds of up to 50,000 and played with the cast of Lord of The Dance on the Britain's Got Talent final to an audience of over 13 million. In 2015, Colette joined the cast of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance as their on-stage violinist, holding a residency at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End. Since then she has joined them on their European and World tours, performing in revered venues such as the Berlin and Prague O2 arenas and the Taipei Arena in Taiwan. Another classic on the West End Colette has played with the orchestra of Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and regularly undertakes commercial work for prestigious corporates. She is also in demand from TV companies and has worked on both the X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, Top of The Pops as well as Britain’s Got Talent and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. She has shared the stage and performed with artists such as Bastille, Lady Gaga, Gary Barlow, Louisa Johnson and James Arthur. Whether the event calls for a classic and sophisticated accompaniment to a drinks reception, a high energy performance alongside a DJ at a party or nightclub, or beautifully setting the scene as the bride walks down the aisle, Colette will add the bespoke touch to any occasion. Colette can provide her own amplification with a top of the range Bose L1 compact system that is suitable for up to 150 guests and with her wireless system she can roam freely and play to guests at any event.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, EDM, Drum 'n' Bass, House, Ibiza club, Dubstep, Electro-Swing, Electronica, IDM, Jungle, Folk, Ceilidh, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Asian music, Bollywood, Indian music, Jewish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch
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Song list

POP (BALLAD)
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Beauty and the Best – Ariana Grande and John Legend
Fix You – Coldplay
Hello - Adele
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Let Her Go - Passenger
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Please Don’t Say You Love Me – Gabrielle Aplin
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Seven Years Old - Lukas Graham
Skyfall – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Take Me To Church – Hozier
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
POP (BALLAD cont.)
Born to die – Lana Del Ray
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
Home – Michael Buble
Wonderful Tonight – Michael Buble
Yellow - Coldplay
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
POP (UPBEAT)
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay
As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga (chilled acoustic version)
Chandelier – Sia
Counting Stars – One Republic
Can't Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
Closer - Chainsmokers
Despacito – Justin Bieber
Diamonds – Rhianna
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Havana – Camila Cabbelo
I Came Here For Love – Sigala and Ella Eyre
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Let You Love Me – Rita Ora
My Head Is A Jungle – Wankelmut & Emma Louise
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers &Coldplay
Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) – Clean Bandit
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled and Rihanna
DANCE
Blame – Calvin Harris and John Newman
Hey Brother - Avicii
I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li
Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake
Let Me Love You – DJ Snake
Rockabye – Clean Bandit and Sean Paul
Scared to Be Lonely – Martin Garirix
Summer – Calvin Harris
S.O.S - Avicii
This Girl Instrumental Version (With backing vocals)
Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia Waves – Robin Schulz remix
Wicked Games – Parra for Cuva
Wolves – Selena Gomez & Marshmello
R&B
Better – Khalid
God’s Plan – Drake
Hotline Bling - Drake
No Scrubs – TLC
One Dance - Drake
Pony - Ginuwine
POP (BALLADS - CLASSIC)
Ain’t No Sushine – Bill Withers
At Last – Etta James
Fields of Gold – Sting
Here Come’s The Sun – The Beatles
Imagine – John Lennon
It Must Be Love - Madness
Stand By Me – Ben E King
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Your Song – Elton John
JEWISH
Aishes Chayil
Hava Nagila
Im Eshkachech Yerushalayim-Yaakov Shwekey
Moshiach
Ochi Chernye
Siman Tov
BOLLYWOOD
Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha - Bally Sagoo
Coca Cola Song - Luka Chuppi
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Humko Humise Chura Lo - Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan
Kaun Tujhe - Palak Muchhal
Tum Hi Ho - Arijit Singh
Teri Ore - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal
CLASSICAL
Bach J.S – Air on the G String
Bach J.S – Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach J.S – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven – Romance in F
Bizet – Chanson Boheme from Carmen
Bizet – Habenera from Carmen
Dvorak – Humoresque
Dvorak - Largo from the New World Symphony
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
Ennio Morricone Chi Mai
Fauré - Pavane
Handel – Allegro from Sonata in F, Op. 1 No. 12
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Hornpipe from Water Music
Joplin – Paragon Rag
Kreisler – Danse Espagnole (De Falla)
Massenet – Méditation from "Thaïs"
Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca
Offenbach – Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – Oh Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Ravel - Bolero
Saint-Saens – The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Sarasate – Playera - Spanish Dance
Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1
Schubert – Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky – Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Vivaldi – ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi – ‘Summer’ from the Four Seasons
Williams – Tango (Por Una Cabeza)
Musical/Film/TV
Elena Kats-Chernin – Eliza Aria (Lloyds TSB advert)
Lloyd Webber – Bring Him Home from ‘Les Miserables’
Lloyd Webber – All I Ask of You from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Lloyd Webber – The Music of the Night from ‘Phantom of the Opera’
Karl Jenkins – Palladio
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can provide string duo, trio and quartet options.

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

I always try to be as flexible as I can to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about an hour before the performance time. As soon as the PA (if you have requested this) is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere.

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

My set list is often tailored to each event and I am more than happy to discuss any specific requests you may have.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring my own instruments, playlists and wireless microphone equipment and can provide a professional Bose PA system suitable for up to 150 guests. Larger events I will need a sound system provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am more than happy to discuss any specific requests you may have. As long as there is enough time prior to the event, learning new music should not be a problem for solo events.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I work closely with clients to tailor each performance to their special occasion. Whether it is a high impact and show stopping performance on the dance floor, or some light background music for a drinks reception, I provide that bespoke touch to any event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed all across the world in some of the most prestigious venues. Such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall and Wembley Arena, Berlin and Prague O2 arenas and the Taipei Arena in Taiwan.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I enjoy performing and listening to an eclectic mix of genres. From traditional folk music, jazz to dance and house. I enjoy taking inspiration from all types of music to include in my performances.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have performed all across the world in some of the most prestigious venues. Such as the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Bridgewater Hall and Wembley Arena, Berlin and Prague O2 arenas and the Taipei Arena in Taiwan. I have worked with Bastille, Lady Gaga, Gary Barlow, Louisa Johnson and James Arthur.

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David K, 2 months ago

We booked Colette to play at our wedding and she did an amazing job. She was booked to play the wedding party down the aisle and during the ceremony but proved herself to be very flexible and amenable when we asked Colette to play background music as guests arrived too. It's quite clear that Colette is extremely talented and it strikes me that there is no piece of/style of music that she cannot do justice to. She really added to our occasion and we're extremely happy to have her be part of our special day.

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Sebastien P, 1 year ago

Colette played as my wife walked down the aisle and for the drinks reception afterwards. We wanted to say a massive thank you for your wonderful playing. We had so many comments from guests about the music and you really did make our day special.

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Karina M, 1 year ago

Colette provided such wonderful music for our wedding! Thank you so much for including some of our favourite songs in your performance and especially playing for our first dance.