Dan Haves

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Young versatile ATCL Diploma level violinist. I play at weddings and other events. Can play with backing tracks or without.

Music has been a massive part of my life since I first picked up the violin at the age of 5. 14 years, 8 grades and a diploma later and I still have the same love for the instrument and performing! I have played for National level orchestras, currently play for the 1st violins at the City of Birmingham Youth Symphony Orchestra and for the Uni of Birmingham as well. I've performed at Symphony Hall, The Royal College of Music, Cadogan Hall and multiple smaller venues. I’ve played at weddings for several years along with various other music events. I relish the opportunities to share my skills and passion. One of my unique attributes is my deep understanding of music which allows me to play with lashings of feeling, as well as loving the special feeling when playing for people and bringing smiles to faces. I also play piano and bass guitar in bands. I love and can play all genres of music from Mendelssohn to Bon Jovi. To personalise your event and being lucky enough to have perfect pitch, I can perform requests for your favourite songs (even as late notice as the day itself!), either on Piano as well as on the violin. I find mixing classical tracks with modern music makes the event more diverse musically and I have an extensive set list of both, but am happy to focus on your requests, As a young musician I add a vibrancy to your event. I have a natural flair and playing style, never using music and engaging with my audience. There won't be a dry eye in the house! I look forward to helping you plan your event, Dan.

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Dan's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Wayne M
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Better than expected, very Professional, on time and helped to make our special day even more special. its a 10 out of 10 from us and we would highly recommend Dan.

Sandra A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Communication with Dan was excellent from the start. He played us the main song my sister wanted before booking. He turned up before the registrar. Beautiful performance which brought us to tears of joy and reflection as our mum passed away in September. My only regret was I didn’t thank Dan face to face as I got swept away with the wedding. Thank you so much Dan The story: I wanted to surprise my sister with a violinist for her wedding ceremony. I asked the musicians if they could play a particular song. In the meantime I told my sister and she said she didn’t want a violinist. Dan sent us a video of him performing the song. His music convinced us all and I booked him. Highly recommend

From other customers:

Andy (
2 years ago

“Professional performance, very friendly and smiley, takes requests, excellent overall!”

John (
4 years ago

“Beautiful performance with well-rounded piece choice. Made me cry!”

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Dan's Song list

Pop songs:
Angeleyes- ABBA
Chiquitita - ABBA
Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA
Thank You for the Music - ABBA
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Let’s Stay Together - Al Green
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Evermore - Beauty and the Beast
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Halo - Beyoncé
She’s Always a Woman - Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
You Are the Reason - Callum Scott
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Time After Time - Cindi Lauper
Remember Me - Coco
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
A team - Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elton John
Can You Feel the Love - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
I Want to Know What Love is - Foreigner
Careless Whisper - George Michael
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
Never Enough - Greatest Showman
Tightrope - Greatest Showman
I’m yours - Jason Mraz
Shallow - Lady Gaga
City of Stars - La La Land
All of me - John Legend
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O’Connor
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
My Girl - The Temptations
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For - U2
One - U2
With or Without You - U2
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
One Moment in Time - Whitney Houston
Over the Rainbow - Wizard of Oz

Dan's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£125
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Christmas, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional Irish folk, Light music, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party, Private event, Corporate event
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching
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