Hannah Jayne Violinist

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Classical fusion of Rock 'N' Pop instrumentals; the perfect musical backdrop to your event. No Gimmicks, Just Real, Live Music!
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Hannah Jayne is a dynamic performer who connects to her audience with sensitivity and authenticity. With twenty-six years of musical experience and training as a multi-instrumentalist, she is able to master diverse styles of music, creating unique instrumental arrangements, cultivating ornamentation and nuance from rock-pop genres, for any occasion. With a focus on emotive musical phrasing and authentic rich tone, her classical fusion of violin Rock ‘N’ Pop instrumentals will create the perfect musical backdrop. Hannah’s emotional connection to the violin was ignited as a five year old child; feeling instantly drawn to the violin through its gothic shape, expressive, passionate tone and unique use of the players balance and movement. The fully immersive experience of playing the violin, from the emotional connection, to the healthy relationship between mind, body and soul, have played key roles in Hannah’s musical journey and love for her instrument. Hannah specialized in music performance, graduating with a BA(Hons) Music degree at York. St John University. As a multi-instrumentalist, Hannah has worked with musicians across a spectrum of genres, from orchestral players, to rock bands; brass bands to musical theater productions. During her final year, she was invited to perform at the University’s faculty of arts graduate showcase of creative excellence. Continuing her musical studies at The University of York, Hannah graduated with a Community Music Masters. ​ Although Hannah’s music education mainly comprised of classical training, her eclectic musical tastes included genres from pop to heavy metal. Throughout her studies, Hannah regularly played at folk festivals and private concerts with ‘Union Central’, a Yorkshire based, bluegrass tribute band, of Alison Krauss and Union Station. Post academia, Hannah has played professionally as a freelance violinist, and as a valued member of numerous string quartets and duets from North Yorkshire. Hannah regularly performs at events across the UK providing bespoke arrangements of pop and soft rock genres. Hannah has worked with HMS Studios, recording the emotionally engaging soundtrack for the Polish short film ‘Persistence’, which later won awards at the Los Angeles film festival; and as a session musician for Silver Bear Studios in Harrogate, recording string parts for an upcoming British heavy metal album. With a passion for alternative musical genres, and experience working as a multi-instrumentalist, Hannah’s diverse love of music enables her to create bespoke musical backdrops. ​

Hannah's Reviews

From customers:

Friend B
3 years ago

Hi Hannah, I can only say good things about you. You're outstanding performer and a musician, you produce such an amazing sound, so pure and beautiful. We enjoyed listening when we were waiting for the wedding ceremony to start the other day. I felt I was at Wigmore Hall for the quality of the sound, while my partner's mum was singing along the tunes, enjoying herself. Music for everybody Added bonus, you're such a lovely person with a happy face, the bride and groom told me you made choosing their music list so easy, as you accepted anything they asked. I was so proud to have recommended you when everyone was so complimentary to you.

Wedding A
5 years ago

Top-class professional, easy-going- nothing was too much trouble. A joy to work with and quick to resolve any challenges on the day, you are in safe hands - she takes the utmost care of details to ensure smooth running.

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Hannah's Song list

Live Lounge - Unplugged |Authentically crafted, acoustic arrangements, of recent chart hits; stylized with a classical/pop/rock fusion.
Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (UNPLUGGED PIANO)
Backstreet Boys - I Want It that Way
Billie Eilish – Ocean Eyes
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer Unplugged
Camila Cabello - Havana
D.H.T - Listen To Your Heart – Edmee UNPLUGGED
David Guetta – Dangerous (UNPLUGGED PIANO)
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Eric Clapton - Layla MTV Unplugged
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
Guns ’N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Hanson – MMMBOP
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Julia Michaels - Issues
Justin Bieber- As Long As You Love Me
Kygo/Whitney Houston/Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Magic! – Rude
Mama – Jonas Blue- Mama
Ne-Yo – So Sick
Nick Jonas - Jealous
Owl City - Fireflies
Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
Sia- Cheap Thrills
Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
Taylor Swift & Zayn - I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Tones and I – Dance Monkey
Toto- Africa
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance (acoustic band version)
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance (piano version)
Whitesnake- Here I Go Again UNPLUGGED
Chilled out Instrumentals - Bespoke, heart-felt arrangements of recent chart hits and the good old classics! Easy listening instrumentals for that relaxing, warm ambiance.
Bart Howard - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) from ‘Jazz Sessions’
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Elton John – Your Song
Enya - Echoes In Rain
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
John Legend- All of Me
Leona Lewis/Jesse McCartney- Bleeding Love
Leonard Cohen- Hallelujah
Lindsey Stirling – Cover of ‘River Flows In You’
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
Sting - Fields of Gold
The Corrs – Runaway
The Greatest Showman – Never Enough
Trad Folk - The Sleeping Tune
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Bring Back the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s! - Alternative playlist of classic rock and pop/rock party anthems arranged for LED Electric Violin and effects pedals.
Avicci feat. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (Original)
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
Boston - More Than A Feeling
David Guetta – Dangerous (Electro Version)
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (Dirty Dancing)
Heart - Alone
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Robin Beck – First Time
Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
Rush - Limelight
Scorpions - Rhythm Of Love
Scorpions - Still Loving You
Scorpions - Wind Of Change
Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
The Police – Message in a Bottle
The Police - Roxanne
Toto - Hold The Line
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again (RADIO EDIT)
The Turtles – Happy Together 1967
Christmas Favorites
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Franz Gruber – Trad - Silent Night –
Michael Bublé - All I Want For Christmas Is You – As performed by Michael
Michael Bublé - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Michael Bublé - Jingle Bell Rock (live)
Michael Bublé - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
St. Louis (American) - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
The Muppets Christmas Carol - It Feels Like Christmas
The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl - FairyTale Of New York – The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
Trad - Angels We Have Heard On High
Trad - Away In A Manger
Trad - Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Trad - Jingle Bells
Trad - Joy To The World
Trad - O Come All Ya Faithful
Trad - O Holy Night
Trad - The First Noel
Trad - Twelve Days Of Christmas
Trad - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Classical Favorites
Bach - Air – Orchestral Suite NO.3 in D major BWV 1068
Bach - Arioso (Sinfonia) from Cantata, BWV 156
Bach - Ave Maria Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring
Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music, HWV 348
Handel - La Rejouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks) HWV 351
Handel - Largo (Xerxes)
Haydn - Serenade
Holst - Jupiter Chorale – The Planets
Jean Gabriel- Marie - La Cinquantaine
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Purcell - Rondeau from Abdelazer No.07
Saint Saëns - Le Cygne (The Swan) Carnaval des Animaux
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schubert - Serenade
Simonetti – Madrigale
Stolzel - Bist Du Bei Mir (You are with me)

Hannah's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£618.75
Up to 3 hours£743.75
Ceremony & Drinks Reception
Arrival of guests – 30 minutes of background music Music during the ceremony – bridal entrance, signing of the register, exit of bride and groom Maximum of 2 x 45 minutes of background music at the reception Travel Time - First Hour FREE Mileage - First 6 miles FREE 3 FREE song requests
Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast
Maximum of 2 x 40 minutes of background music during the drinks reception Maximum of 2 x 60 minutes of background music during the wedding breakfast Travel Time - First Hour FREE Mileage - First 6 miles FREE 3 FREE song requests
All Day Wedding Package
Arrival of guests - 30 minutes of background music Music during the ceremony – bridal entrance, signing of the register, exit of bride and groom Maximum of 2 x 45 minutes of background music during the drinks reception Maximum of 2 x 45 minutes of background music during the wedding breakfast First dance – a song of your choosing Travel Time - First Hour FREE Mileage - First 6 miles FREE 5 FREE song requests


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients have described my playing as one of the stand- out moments of the day. I create the perfect ambiance, and often make people cry lots of happy tears!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

In North Yorkshire I have played at: Grantley Hall, Danby Castle, Hazlewood Castle, The Hospitium, York, York Racecourse, Novotel, The Grand, York, Principal York, Malmaison, York, Dalby Forest, Priory Cottages Thirsk Lodge Barns, The Highfield House and Grounds, Beverley Minster, York Minster, Selby Abbey, Churches in Ricall, Whitby and Scarborough,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have such an eclectic taste in music; I have been inspired by artists such as Scorpions, Nightwish and Iron Maiden, all the way through to Shania Twain, Sia and Enya! I particularly love 'always with me, always with you' by Joe Satriani.

Do you have different line-up options?

I can perform on either an acoustic violin, or an electric violin. If you would like a string quartet as an option, do let me know.

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

I always try my best to be as flexible as possible to help ensure your event runs smoothly. 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 aim to arrive 60-90 minutes before the performance start time. This time is used to set up equipment, sound check and warm up. If you require a venue change during the middle of your booking, this pack down and set up time will form part of the quoted price.

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

Absolutely! you can either hand pick songs from my set list and let me know particular songs you do not want, or, I can create set lists for you. If you have any special requests, I would be happy to arrange new pieces.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my set list, you can request for me to learn three new pieces. An additional fee is payable for any extra requests.
Pop rock, Christmas, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Corporate event, Private event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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