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Elie Rees

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Acoustic guitarist and singer Elie plays originals and folk / country /americana style music. The show is upbeat and fun.

Elie Rees is a singer/songwriter who has created her own acoustic niche with edgy and emotive songs. A punk-rock side to Elie’s writing combines with catchy melodies and bold lyrics to create a singer songwriter with attitude. Gigging extensively in South-East England Elie mixes songs by artists such as Joni Mitchel, Dolly Parton, Blondie and Paloma Faith into her set list for a folksy and charismatic show.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Acoustic, Pop, Americana, Covers
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Lyricist, Songwriter, Composer
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Song list

Elie Rees song list
Stevie Wonder - Part Time Lover
Dolly Parton - 9-5
Jean Paul feat Anne-Marie - Rockabye
Cranberries - Zombie
Cheryl Wheeler - Summerfly
Carrie Underwood - Dirty Laundry
Joni Mitchel - Carey
Bob Dylan - One More Cup of Coffee
Ella Fitzgerald - After you’ve gone
Elle King - Exes and Ohs
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Richard Thompson - God Loves a Drunk
John Doyle - I dream of you
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Carly Simon - You’re so Vain
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Paloma Faith - New York
Nanci Griffith - Roseville Fair
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden
Thea Gilmore/ Sandy Denny - Don’t stop singing
KT Tunstall - Suddenly I see
Gloria Gaynor - I will Survive
Jonny Cash - Aint no Grave
Blondie - Maria
Marshmello feat Anne Marie - Friends
Secret Sisters - He’s Fine
First Aid Kit - Emmylou
Lilly Mae - Forever and then Some
Maria Carey -All I want for Christmas is you
Originals
Out of Hiding
Trousers
Justify
Nice
Troubadour
Pretty Girl
Home
Soul Snatcher
Dont Teach Me
Old Friend
Thank You
Surrender
Untouchable
Happy
Little Things
Craving
Keep On Coming
Awkward Truth
Gold Dirt
Maybe
Lies
Customer questions

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

I’ll try to accommodate the change of schedule if at all possible. Very last minute change may be difficult but I will do my best.

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

If I’m there anyway I’m happy to plug an iPhone playlist in. If you’d like me to stay longer/get there earlier we could discuss an extra cost. I’ll need notice to pack the lead and if you have your own playlist that would be preferred!

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes me less than 30 minutes to set up and pack down. I’m a very portable show and can set up easily with little intrusion into the event.

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

I’ll usually choose a set list based on your audience and my past experience of choosing songs to suit the audience. If you’d like to request certain songs from my list I can certainly work them into the set list. I’m also open to learning a special song as long as you give notice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I can play acoustic or with my own pa.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I would be open to learning specific pieces. Please let me know in advance as there will be a certain amount of rehearsal time required which I would need to factor into the price.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love my heartfelt honest songs and chatty interactive show. They also like having a sing and dance to some of the better known classics.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sidmouth, towersery, broadstairs, belladrum, homegrown, folk east l are a few of the bigger festivals I have played.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

First aid kit, Brandi Carlisle, dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Blondie, the cranberries

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

Probably one of the festivals. Rock at the castle 2016 was to a couple of thousand people.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£260

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Thomas B, 4 months ago

Initially, my wife and I contacted a different company to organise the music for my wife to walk down the aisle to that wasn’t Elie and James. Unfortunately, they cancelled on us short notice. We were understandably upset and panicked by this, but persevered and posted on various forums in search of some string musicians. Elie picked up our shout for help immediately and told us that she loved the song and that they could easily sort it all out for us. Elie and her husband were absolutely amazing – they worked on arranging the song, arrived promptly on the day and played brilliantly. They quite literally saved our day and we couldn’t have been happier with their work. Thanks so much Elie and James!! Would most definitely recommend them!

Alison B, 2 years ago

As a new, but small music venue, Elie is a delight to host - her stunning vocals coupled with her guitar playing talent, her delightful music fills the bar perfectly and makes for a brilliant evening of entertainment. Thank you, Elie!"

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