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Professional Violinist and Folk Fiddle Player
Fiddler
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Message from Henry: "Hi there! Thanks so much for coming to check out my profile! I would love to help make your event (be it a wedding, funeral, birthday, anniversary etc.) as special as possible with the *highest quality music* tailored to your personal requirements. I've been doing these gigs since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, so I now have a huge repertoire, and I also love to learn new stuff! This isn't just a weekend thing like it is for many people, this is my full-time profession and I really take pride in making my work the very best it can be. Hopefully, you can see from my videos and recordings that I am a very capable player across many genres. I'd like to also assure you I'm a nice guy too who isn't going to take you for a ride, that I really love and care about what I do! I am always looking to improve my service to you, so if you have any concerns, questions or comments, please please get in touch. Hopefully I can help bring your day together to be something you remember for the rest of your life. Thanks and best wishes, H." Short Bio: Henry Webster is an award-winning fiddle player and a true master of many styles. He studied classical violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London where he also took classes in Jazz improvisation. He is one of a small handful of reliable professional violinists who passionately performs Classical, Folk, Jazz and Pop/Rock Covers on a regular basis. Henry has been employed to perform at Weddings and events all around Europe since his early-mid teens although his work now is primarily based in UK. *Early Booking is Highly Recommended.* Notable Public Performances: Guest soloist with City of London Sinfonia for a Sold-out "Devil's Violin" UK tour (2017) Celtic Connections (2015) Will Pound Band) Scots Fiddle Festival (2015 Solo) Supporting Goldfrapp (2014 Tandem) LSO Funharmonics collaboration (2013)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Christmas, Folk, Folk rock, Bluegrass, Irish rock, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Country, Experimental, Light music, World music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

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

The Helene Fischer show in Germany, Christmas 2019; two nights of a 20,000-seat arena and a Christmas day show watched by 20 million people. She's a huge star in Germany, but no one has heard of her here in the UK! 😂

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

I will always try to be as flexible as possible. Cost may of course change

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

Yes of course. This is offered free of charge, so long as I am already playing for you amplified.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up can take from 2 minutes to take out my violin to 30 minutes if playing with a PA. As soon as the PA is set up, I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere. If you need the PA setup significantly earlier than performance time, this will likely incur an additional charge, but of course, I always try to be as flexible as possible.

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

My setlist is built from over 15 years of experience of what works best to ensure happy guests and a great atmosphere. However, I'm always happy to chat in advance and make sure the set is tailored to work for your event!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring everything. If we've arranged I play amplified, I just need some standard UK sockets at the performance area. :-)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a piece you request isn't included in the song list, there is a decent chance I know it already, however, in the event that I don't, a £30 fee for the service may apply to take into account rehearsal time, etc.

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£130
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£320

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Eileen M, 2 years ago

I can not thank Henry enough for his liaison and patience in preparing music to be played for my brother's funeral. On the day, he was the consummate professional and nothing fazed him. His playing was so beautiful that it stilled the whole church. Everyone commented on the beautiful playing - just wonderful.

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Araluen S, 3 years ago

Henry was quite simply exceptional. He played spell-binding classical/electronic/folk pieces built up with a loop pedal, all of which he composed himself. He is incredibly talented, as well as very professional and a really nice guy! Thanks again for the amazing performance!

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A Treasure; one to look out for

Haystack R, 3 years ago

Henry has that rare ability of combining technical ability, creativity and sound musical knowledge.

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