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Elaine Samuels

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Elaine is a singer / songwriter / guitarist, singing solo & with her duo & band called "Kindred Spirit", playing covers & originals gigs.
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Elaine is a very versatile performer and person. As a performer in pubs she generally plays 1960s to present day songs with well known favourites like the Eagles, Kinks, Beatles, Adele, Ed Sheeran and many more. In care homes and day centres, she plays well known, favourite songs, from 1930s - present day, with plenty of 1960s, Irish, country, cockney, comedy, music hall numbers, and is known for her chatty, friendly personality. With her Kindred Spirit Duo, with her violin player, she concentrates on up tempo, 60s to present day pop, Irish and country cover favourites. As a singer / songwriter, Elaine tends to focus on mystical, magical, earthy, spiritual and environmental subjects, which are the ones she is most drawn to and passionate about. With her "Kindred Spirit Band", she often arranges her songs with a Celtic twist, weaving the flute and violin parts, like an audible celtic knotwork (probably connected to her Irish roots)! She also runs and is involved with events and special projects and features; like her "Open Mic Night" at the Ailsa Tavern, in Twickenham and her "Pub Guide". Elaine trained originally as an electronic engineer, studying at University College London, attaining a degree and working in engineering for around eight years before having her son and swapping to what she considers her true calling of singer /song-writer / guitar player and performer. Along the way, she trained as a Scout Leader and Canoe Instructor and has a natural talent for art and design.

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Christmas, 1930s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Country, Traditional Irish folk, Originals, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, World music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Musical comedy, MC, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching
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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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480


From customers:

Tom C
25 years ago

Think the Brits can‘t deliver a terrific acoustic performance ? I‘ll show you something that‘ll make you change your mind. Anyone venturing to England should check out an excellent acoustic artist, Elaine Samuels, working either solo or front and center for her duo Kindred Spirit.

Rosie C
27 years ago

Elaine has a voice which can be both hauntingly beautiful & deeply emotional, coupled with a powerful stage presence. Her material ranges from folk through to blues but it is her rich repertoire of perceptive, intriguing self penned songs combined with her guitar work which sets her apart.

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From other musicians:

21 June 2016

I joined Elaine's Kindred Spirit band (performing with the full five-piece and in some of the duo gigs) a few months back and feel I am playing with a true master. She is a consummate professional with a superb voice, huge repertoire and the ability to engage any crowd, as well as writing highly-crafted but truly distinctive original songs.