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Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Banjo, Uke, Pno. Folk/Americana/Classical/Jazz. Originals and Covers. Recorded w/ Radiohead + played Glastonbury
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Edinburgh-born, half-American, hyphen-loving Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, banjo, ukulele and piano. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical-Brit nominated vocal group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original folk songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Thompson). Classically and Jazz-trained Daisy can provide a variety of different genres for performances and with lineups ranging from solo vocal with guitar/piano to full jazz quintet, to folk band featuring celtic fiddle, harp and banjo to classical ensemble with vocal harmonies, strings and piano. Daisy is co-founder of the all-female artists collective HEARD Collective, which supports and promotes women in the arts. The HEARD consists of over a dozen multi-instrumentalists who can perform in different lineups depending on the event and gig - from the 2 founders playing harp, guitar, banjo and piano and singing in harmony, to the full ensemble with full strings, percussion, guitars, harmonies and more! They’ve just recorded their first single together at Abbey Road Studios - an arrangement of Tracy Chapman’s ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution’. Daisy aims to offer bespoke sets and lineups for her clients and is happy to take requests upon booking. Represented by Talentbanq Agency, Daisy is a regular in the London music scene and has performed everywhere from Green Note to The O2 to the Shard. She also loves traveling with music and has performed regionally across the UK and internationally in the US, Europe, Middle East, China and Russia, performing in over 7 different languages singing both solo and with full orchestra. She is an award-winning singer and songwriter having just been awarded first place in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition. Daisy has been mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Daisy has performed for high-end events for companies such as Porsche, Burberry, Audi, Gucci and for TV, Film and Game soundtracks, as well as providing musical entertainment for private parties and weddings. One of Paul Sexton's 'top music tips' for 2018, Daisy's original music has been compared to Laura Marling, Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent) and her voice has been described as “Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Barbershop, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Vintage, Covers, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Scottish music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Examples (by genre):
Folk/Americana:
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Country Roads - John Denver
Leaving On a Jet Plane - John Denver
Wayfaring Stranger - Trad.
Swing Low - Trad.
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fare Thee Well - Bob Dylan (Mumford and Sons also covered)
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Scots and Irish traditional songs
Acoustic/Pop:
Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
The Scientist - Coldplay
Riptide - Vance Joy
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Romantic
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan (Adele also covered)
Your Song - Elton John (Ellie Goulding also covered)
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri (Twilight soundtrack)
All of Me - John Legend
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac (Eva Cassidy also covered)
The Rose - Bette Midler
Jazz
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
I Wish I Knew - Nina Simone
Don't You Worry Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Georgia - Ray Charles
Corcovado - Tom Jobim
Dream a Little Dream - Mama Cass
Blue Skies - Ella Fitzgerald
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I’ve had a lot of lovely feedback from the various events and weddings I’ve performed at - comments about my singing voice and performance making them cry (hopefully in a good way!!) and enjoying the choice of repertoire. They are also always impressed with my bandmates’ abilities too and our professionalism on the whole

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve been lucky to perform at big venues like the Royal Albert Hall (6 times), O2 Arena, Twickenham Stadium + Wembley (for the Champions League Final) but my favourite venues are smaller + more intimate. I love performing at venues like Green Note, The Bedford, Union Chapel + unusual spaces through Sofar Sounds. I also play festivals including Glastonbury

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The genres I love are jazz (my first album was a jazz standards record), classical (my next 3 albums were as part of classical-Brit nominated group All Angels) and folk (my next album!) In the folk/americana/bluegrass world I love Laura Marling, Mumford &Sons, Simon&Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit In jazz I love Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and more

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

Tricky to choose! The aforementioned Champions League Final at Wembley was pretty big! But also performing at the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall where the album I had sung on was up against Sting and Sir Paul McCartney for Album of the Year (and yes I got to meet them!) Otherwise singing Mr Sandman with James Corden at an Audi event was fun!

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

If I can make the new timings I can be flexible! I usually wouldn't book any event too close to another so it's usually fine, but each case is unique of course!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I can play music in between sets from my Spotify Premium account (which has no ads don't worry!). I'd be happy to provide a playlist based on your tastes & we can collaborate on it if you'd like. I would usually ask for a small extra charge in order to prepare the right playlist and bring the suitable equipment. We can discuss this further in messages!

How much time do you need to set up?

It depends on if I'm providing PA or if it is already set up, and if there's a full band set up or just solo/duo. I can set up very quickly if time is limited - we can discuss this case by case.

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

I'm very happy to take requests, both in advance and on the day, though I can't promise I'll know the songs you request. If I have to learn a new song I will ask for a learning fee to cover the time spent. We can chat about your favourite artists/songs/styles and I can tailor a set that I think will be perfect for your tastes and your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring all the equipment needed, from PA/mics/stands to keyboard, guitar, banjo, ukulele and all the instruments you have booked. We can play acoustically or plugged in depending on your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes we can learn and arrange some special requests for a fee - we can discuss this more case by case.

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Paul D, 8 months ago

Daisy is a star! We booked her for the first part of a wedding reception and she was fabulous. Her set really helped set the mood. Daisy has an amazing voice and was completely lovely to deal with. 5 star reviews all the way! Huge thanks.

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Cler L, 10 months ago

Daisy was amazing - her voice is beautiful. We were lucky enough to have her play in our wedding service and at our reception. She was professional, punctual, friendly and incredibly talented. I recommend her very much :)

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Andrew T, 1 year ago

I host regular house concerts and booked HEARD Collective (comprising Daisy Chute, Cerian Holland and Martha Paton on this occasion) for our October 'gig'. Given this was my 52nd house concert and I'm an avid gig goer I have seen and heard (pun-alert: apologies!) pretty much everything there is to see and hear! Yet the vocals, the instrumentation and the performance from these three musicians exceeded the already high expectations I had. Most of the 50+ audience had no previous experience of them. It is safe to say that it was the most fabulous evening of entertainment and everyone was thrilled by the fun we had, the impromptu sing-a-longs and the musicianship. The laughter for the 'banter' and the raucous applause for the music was long and loud and heartfelt. I have had nothing but praise in the feedback and some of the 'old-timers' (who have seen the majority of the house concerts) have said this is amongst the top three gigs they've attended. I can assure you that this is high praise. PS. They are also clean, tidy, smell nice and didn't eat or drink me out of house and home

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Andy F, 1 year ago

We booked Daisy Chute and the Heard Collective for a private gig. What can I say? Well, they surpassed all expectations and gave us a fabulous evening of music and laughter! These artists are all talented multi-instrumentalists, each with their own individual style and strengths. Daisy and Cerian exude a natural charm and warmth which quickly won over the audience, creating a great atmosphere for everyone. Meg Ella and Jessie Reid added their exquisite instrumental skills and evocative vocals to the mix. We had such a great evening and each artist gained many new fans. We'd book them again without hesitation.

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