Violinist

DeAnna Avis

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About DeAnna

International acoustic/electric violinist, delighting guests with fun & diverse music: Latin, Gypsy, Folk, Pop and Classical.
Violinist
Chelmsford
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Hello! I am a professional violinist and began my classical training at the age of 3. By the age of 8, I was performing professionally in folk groups in California. I have also performed in the orchestras and chamber groups in the USA and UK, in folk groups and as a soloist. In 2019 I performed in a duet which toured the UK, USA and Mexico and was awarded a special recognition from the government of Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico for my contributions to Mariachi music. I come from a Mexican-American background and so Latin music will always be close to my heart, however I love playing across different genres to create a special mood to suit any occasion and to delight guests from all backgrounds. I now reside in England and my speciality is playing fun and diverse sets of Latin, Gypsy, Folk, Pop and Classical music. I am extremely adaptable and can learn any song by ear, so special requests are very welcome! I am also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and I adore playing proposals and weddings for my fellow LGBTQ+ friends - so if you are looking for an open and inclusive violinist, then you are in the right place! As well as performing I am also a composer and songwriter and recordings have been published through Bitterscene Records, Wrong Way Records and Roadkill Records. I have hundreds of live performances under their belt and years of experience performing at weddings, festivals, corporate events and on live TV and radio, nationally and internationally - anywhere from the big stage at a festival through to your more intimate settings. Your experience as a customer is my priority and I will always do everything I can to delight you and your guests! Please feel free to reach out with any questions :) "DeAnna is an amazing musician, singer, song writer that will blow your mind away with classical, pop, folk songs performed on violin." - The New Courthouse, Stanford-le-hope "Amazing evening, I will treasure the moment for ever" - Michelle, Salsa Serpiente

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
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:
Classical, Classical crossover, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Rock, Alternative rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Bavarian oompah, Balkan, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Reggae, Salsa, Scottish music, Samba, Ska, Spanish music, Tango, Originals, Ambient pop, R&B, Hardcore, Merengue
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate 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:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Someone Like You, Adele
A Whole New World, Aladdin
Head over Feet, Alanis Morissette
You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette
Ironic, Alanis Morissette
Hand In My Pocket, Alanis Morissette
You Learn, Alanis Morrissette
Thank U, Alanis Morrissette
Uninvited, Alanis Morrissette
Moon River, Audrey Hepburn
Joga, Bjork
Bachelorette, Bjork
Army of Me, Bjork
It's Oh So Quiet, Bjork
La Vida Es Un Carnaval, Celia Cruz
My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion (Titanic)
Besame Mucho, Chico & The Gypsies
Bailando, Enrique Iglesias
Across The Universe, Fiona Apple
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra
Game of Thrones Theme, Game of Thrones
Me Odio, Gloria Estefan
You Don't Own Me, Grace Sewell
Let's Get Loud, Jennifer Lopez
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Mambo No. 5, Lou Bega
Moliendo Cafe, Lucho Gatica
Despacito, Luis Fonsi
Vivir Mi Vida, Marc Anthony
Hotel California (Salsa Version), Marc Anthony
Conga, Miami Sound Machine with Gloria Estefan
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Nancy Sinatra
Summer Wine, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
These Boots Are Made For Walkin', Nancy Sinatra
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting), Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole
Torn, Natalie Imbruglia
C'mon Billy, PJ Harvey
Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack
Baila Esta Cumbia, Selena
Si Una Vez, Selena
El Chico del Apartamento 512, Selena
Bidi bidi bom bom, Selena
Dreaming of You, Selena
Amor Prohibido, Selena
I Could Fall in Love, Selena
Como La Flor, Selena
El Toro Relajo, Selena
Disco Medley (I Will Survive, Funky Town), Selena
Chantaje (Salsa Version), Shakira feat. Maluma
Loca (feat. El Cata), Shakira
Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Asi), Shakira
Blackbird, The Beatles
Yesterday, The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles
El Mariachi (Desperado), The Gipsy Kings
Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu), The Gipsy Kings
Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Mamas And The Papas
.... And many more!
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Line up is normally solo violin (electric or acoustic) with backing tracks. Live duo option with violin & guitar also available.

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

I will always do my best to be flexible to help your event run 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 30 min - 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and sound system. Options are available to play using mains power, or battery powered (ie. if playing outdoors).

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £5 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love that I bring something different and fun. "I thought your violin was going to catch fire"

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Cherie Blair Foundation, London The Dome at Tufnell Park, London The 100 Bar Club, London The Fling Festival, Chelmsford Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea The Mariachi Women's Festival in Los Angeles, California The International Women's Festival in Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

PJ Harvey Midori Goto Nicola Benedetti Bjork Fiona Apple Vivaldi Singers, songwriters -people who explore the depths of human emotion through music

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

The Cherie Blair Foundation, London The Dome at Tufnell Park, London The 100 Bar Club, London The Fling Festival, Chelmsford Leigh Folk Festival, Leigh-on-Sea The Mariachi Women's Festival in Los Angeles, California The International Women's Festival in Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Available services
New Songs Learned - per song
+£5
DJ set
+£200

Reviews

From customers:

The C, 1 year ago

DeAnna is an amazing musician, singer, songwriter that will blow your mind away with classical, pop, folk songs performed on her violin.

Michelle, S, 1 year ago

Amazing evening, I will treasure the moment forever.