Dawn Coulshed

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About Dawn

Professional Singer, Pianist and Songwriter based in London
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Dawn Coulshed grew up in the north of Scotland where she began learning the piano at the age of seven. A few years later she started violin lessons and began to teach herself the guitar. In 2009 Dawn moved to Edinburgh to complete her Bachelors in music at Edinburgh Napier University. At university Dawn performed with several ensembles including the chamber orchestra, contemporary ensemble and chamber choir. In 2010 Dawn was given the opportunity to study abroad at Mansfield University, Pennsylvania. Here she received piano lessons from Nancy Boston and took advantage of a busy music department performing piano duets and singing as a chorus member in The Marriage of Figaro. On returning to Edinburgh, Dawn built on her classical voice training and received singing lessons from Renee Stefanie in more contemporary styles including Jazz and pop. Since moving to London, Dawn has enjoyed performing with the Roundhouse Choir at a range of festivals and venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Dawn also performs as a singer-songwriter and is a member of the acoustic indie band Evering.

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Dawn's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sasha B
29 days ago
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5 out of 5

Dawn played for our ceremony and drinks reception and she was amazing! So talented and absolutely lovely. Thank you so much x

Lana S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dawn played at our wedding ceremony. As the bride, I didn't get to hear all the songs, however the ones that I did here were absolutely beautiful and made the ceremony atmosphere perfect. The songs were timed well and worked well with different parts of the ceremony. I asked for specific songs from Dawn and she took on the challenge and executed them wonderfully. Seemed that nothing was out of her wheelhouse. I am so pleased that I booked a pianist for the day and Dawn was professional, timely and her work was seamless. Thank you so much!

Reply from Dawn
1 year ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review Lana I really appreciate it. It was a total pleasure to be part of the ceremony and great music choices ;)

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing musician all my guests thought Dawns singing voice was beautiful thank you for making my day extra special

Reply from Dawn
1 year ago

Thanks Tracey, it was a pleasure!

From other customers:

Ewan K
5 years ago, for a Church service in London NW3 1DP
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5 out of 5

Dawn Coulshed is a first-class all-round musician. When Dawn sings the listener is struck at first by the artless simplicity of her delivery. Dawn sings with a beauty which manages both to be immediately moving and to compel attention to the story she is telling. However beneath the appearance of simplicity a high degree of technical competence is concealed. Dawn has great accuracy of intonation and is an excellent reader. She is also a reliable band member, punctual and easy to work with. In addition Dawn is a promising songwriter and (from the little I’ve heard of her) a decent pianist and guitarist. All in all, I couldn’t recommend Dawn more highly.

Robin M
6 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 139-141 Lewisham High St
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5 out of 5

We hired Dawn to dep in for our normal singer for a function gig. We didn't have a lot of time to rehearse, but Dawn was able to quickly learn rep we already had, as well as offering music from her own catalogue. Throughout the process, Dawn was able to clearly define her musical abilities and limits, making rehearsals very efficient (extremely useful in any musical environment) and enjoyable. A fantastic singer, an accomplished instrumentalist, an excellent musician; I highly recommend contacting Dawn, as she would fit into a range of musical scenarios, and would surely not disappoint! We will most definitely be working together again.

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Dawn's Song list

Ada Plays (Cold Mountain) – Gabriel Yared
Dawn/Georgiana (Pride and Prejudice) – Dario Marianelli
Prelude in C major – J.S Bach
Reverie - Debussy
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
River flows in you – Yiruma
Piano & Voice
A million dreams
A thousand years – Christina Perri
All you need is love – The Beatles
Dream a little dream
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
I get to love you – Ruelle
I’m old fashioned – Jerome Kern
It could happen to you – Jimmy Van-Heusen
Let em in - Wings
Misty – Erroll Garner
My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
My love is like a red red rose - Traditional
One day like this – Elbow
Ordinary People – John Legend
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Stand by me – Ben E King
Someday my prince will come - Frank Churchill
Somewhere only we know – Keane
You are the reason – Calum Scott
You make loving fun - Fleetwood Mac
Guitar & Voice
Fast car – Tracy Chapman
Kiss me – Sixpence none the richer
Lay lady lay – Bob Dylan
Latch – Sam Smith
Lovesong – The Cure
Save tonight – Eagle-eye Cherry
There is a light that never goes out – The Smiths
You got the love – Florence & the machine
You're the voice – John Farnham
Customer questions

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, absolutely!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I have a Nord Stage piano and amplifier I can bring if needed

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I am happy to take on a special request
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial 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, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Lyricist, Songwriter, Composer, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Accompanist
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