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Jessica Boyd

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Violinist
London
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Jessica is a professional violinist and actress based in London. Available for Orchestral, Chamber, Session and teaching work (full DBS)

Jessica has a small portable amplification system to enable the acoustic violin to be heard in a loud party/wedding environment so that you can benefit from the beautiful sound of the acoustic violin at your event without worrying that it won't be heard! Orchestral: • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Los Angeles Philharmonic • City of London Sinfonia • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra • English Symphony Orchestra • English Chamber Orchestra • Dartford Symphony Orchestra, • Pasadena Symphony Orchestra • Hatfield Philharmonic, • London Concertante, • London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, • Aurelian Ensemble • Aurora Chamber Orchestra • Orchestra della Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale (Professional orchestra with ongoing recording project in collaboration with Ricordi • Academia Gustav Mahler String Orchestra (European Tour) • London Pergolesi Sinfonietta (Section Principle) • Top of the Pops (Gavyn Wright) • War of the Worlds (International Tour) Chamber/Solo Experience: • Bach Double Concerto - London Pergolesi Sinfonietta • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E min. Op.64 - MYO • Mozart Violin Concerto in A maj.K.219, with the UBCO • Bruch Violin Concerto in G min - Highgate Symphony Orchestra • Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, JGSE, London • Engliano Piano Trio (Member 2000- Current) • Volterra Piano Trio (Member 2003-2008) • Boyd Duo (Member 1995 - Current) Orchestral Training • Britten-Pears Orchestra • London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra • Royal Academy String Ensemble (Section Principal) • Guildhall String and Symphony Orchestras (Section Principal)-public concerts in the U.K and abroad including the Barbican, Purcell Room and St. Martin’s in the Field, a tour to Madrid, and CD recording • University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Leader • University of Birmingham Chamber Orchestra (Leader) Training: • Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Pavel Crisan, Pauline Scott) • Royal Academy of Music (Jean Harvey) • University of Birmingham (Detlef Hahn at GSMD) BA Music and Drama • Claudio Abbado’s “Ferrara Musica” Orchestral programme (Thomas Brandis) Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale, Saluzzo, Italy MA Chamber Music (Mariana Sirbu, Hugh Maguire) Teaching • Music House for Children, Shepherds Bush, London (Group and individual violin tuition- mainly early years 3-7) 2006- ongoing • Camden Saturday Music Centre, London (Saturday specialist music school for children from 7- 18- private tuition 1-1) • Various secondary and primary schools, teaching cover, private, group and general musicianship as well as small ensemble coaching • Private violin tuition (age 3- adult) 2003- ongoing • Private piano tuition (beginners and intermediate) 2003- ongoing

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

These are the songs that I have backing tracks for (they can of course also be played acoustically without backing tracks as well!)
ROCK/POP/CHART HITS
21 Guns- Green Day
25 or 6 to 4- Chicago
1000 Years- Christina Perri
All About That Base- Meghan Trainor
All of Me- John Legend
Animal- Neon Trees
All I Have to Do Is Dream- The Everly Brothers
A Whiter Shade of Pale-
Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
Brown Eyed Girl
Both Sides Now- Joni Mitchell
Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day
Can't Take My Eyes off you
Chasing Pavements- Adele
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Dancing Queen- Abba
Desperado - Eagles
Domino- Jesse J
Don’t Stop Believin’- Journey
Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Dynamite- Tao Cruz
Don’t Stop Me Now- Queen
Don’t Know Why- Norah Jones
Everybody Talks- Neon Trees
Everything- Michael Buble
Firework- Katy Perry
Forget You- Cee Lo Green
Gimme Some Lovin’- The Spencer Davis Group
Go Your Own Way- Fleetwood Mac
Good Time- Owl City and Carly Rae Jepson
Grenade- Bruno Mars
Halo- Beyonce
Havana (Camila C)
Home- Philip Phillips
How Deep Is Your Love
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Honky Tonk Woman- Rolling Stones
Hotel California- Eagles
How Deep is Your Love- Bee Gees
Have I Told You Lately
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing- Aerosmith
I Only Have Eyes for You- The Flamingos
I Only Have Eyes for You 3:09
I Can’t Get No Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
I Will Always Love You
In My Head- Jason Derulo
In The Midnight Hour- Wilson Pickett
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
I'll Be Right Here Waiting for you- Richard Marx
Jar of Hearts- Christina Perri
Just a Kiss- Lady Antebellum
Just the Way You Are (Amazing)- Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding
Mr Know It All- Kelly Clarkson
Mamma Mia
Moondance- Van Morrison 2:42
Make you feel my Love- Adele
Marry You- Bruno Mars
My House- Flo Rida
Need You Now- Lady Antebellum
Ordinary People- John Legend
Part of Me- Katy Perry
Payphone- Maroon 5
The Prayer- Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Rhythm of Love- Plain White T’s
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Roar- Katy Perry
Shape of Your- Ed Sheeran
Smile- Uncle Kracker
Soul Man- Sam and Dave
Spirit in the Sky- Norman Greenbaum
Sunshine of Your Love- Cream
Say Something- A Great Big World
Shake it Off- Taylor Swift
A Sky Full of Stars- Coldplay
Someone Like You- Adele
Stay With Me- Sam Smith
Time to Say Goodbye- Andrea Bocelli
Titanium- David Guetta
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Truly Madly Deeply
Unchained Melody
Uptown Funk- Mark Ronsen
We Are Young- fun
When A Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge
A Whiter Shade of Pale- Procul Harem
Wide Awake- Katy Perry
You Are the Reason- Callum Scott
You’re my Best Friend- Queen
Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher- Jackie Wilson
You Raise Me Up- Josh Groban
You Send Me – Sam Cooke
Your Song- Elton John
DISNEY/FILM
Reflection (from Disney’s Mulan)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
How Far I’ll Go (Moana)
He’s a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
May it Be (Lord of the Rings)
Rewrite the Stars (Greatest Showman)
A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
Never Enough (Greatest Showman)
This is Me (Greatest Showman)
Let it Go- (Frozen)
For The First Time in Forever (Frozen)
Love is An Open Door (Frozen)
In Summer (Frozen)
The Circle of Life (Lion King)
Accidentally In Love (Counting Crows) (Shrek)
Howl's Moving Castle Theme
JAZZ/CLASSICS
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Someone To Watch Over Me
Fly me to the Moon
Oh Darling
The Way You Look Tonight
My Funny Valentine
Love Me Tender
Summertime
Some Enchanted Evening
Come Fly With Me
Get Here - Oleta Adams
My Funny Valentine
Rock Around the Clock- Bill Haley and his Comets
Someone To Watch Over Me
Some Enchanted Evening
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Mr. Sandman
Make you Feel My Love
I Could Have Danced All Night
Singin' In The Rain
Come Fly With Me
When You Wish Upon A Star
Over The Rainbow
All My Loving
Are You Lonesome Tonight?
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
Have I Told You Lately
Stand By Me
Fly Me To The Moon
Oh Darling
I Love Paris
Love Me Now
God Only Knows
Let’s Face The Music and Dance
Moon River
Pennies from Heaven
Dream a little Dream of Me
They can’t take that away from me
Anything Goes
What a Wonderful World
SONGS WITHOUT BACKING TRACKS
Concerning Hobbits
Braveheart Theme (For the Love of a Princess)
Theme from Up (Married Life)
You’ll be in My Heart (Tarzan)
The Last Goodbye (Hobbit)
Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis)
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Stand By Me- Ben E King
CLASSICAL FAVOURITES (A Selection)
Chanson de Matin- Elgar
Canon in D- Palchelbel
Por Una Cabeza
The Second Waltz- Shostakovich
Nocturne- Borodin
Estrelita- Ponce/Heifetz
Andante Cantabile- Tchaikovsky
Humoresque- Dvorak
Waltz from Coppelia- Delibes
The Swan- Saint- Saens
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty- Tchaikovsky
Morning (from Peer Gynt)- Grieg
Bolero- Ravel
Dance Macabre- Saint Saens
Nessun Dorma- Verdi
Vocalise- Rachmaninov
Air from Water Music- Handel
Air on the G String- J.S. Bach
Allegro from the Four Seasons (Spring)- Vivaldi
Arioso- J.S Bach
The Ash Grove- Traditional
Ave Maria- Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus- Mozart
Bist du bei mir- G.H Stolzel
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin- R.Wagner
Canon in D- Palchelbel
Hornpipe from the Water Music- G.F Handel
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana- P. Mascagni
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring- J.S Bach
La Rejouissance- G.F Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons-Winter - A.Vivaldi
Largo from Xerxes- G.F. Handel
Ode to Joy- Beethoven
Rondeau- J.Mouret
Sheep May Safely Graze- J.S Bach
Trumpet Tune- H.Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary- J. Clarke
Wachet auf- J.S Bach
Wedding March- F. Mendelssohn
BOLLYWOOD
Tum Hi Ho
Dil Diyan Gallan
Humko Humise
Tu Cheez Badi Hai
Tum Dil Ki Dhaddkan Mein
Kabhi Kabhi
Look Lac
Aage bhi jaane na tu
Bheege Hont
Kanda Kacheya Ne
Zina- Babylone

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Patrick C, 29 days ago

Jessica arrived in good time and set up without the guest of honour noticing! She then played some of the most beautiful pieces. She is easy going and even whilst playing didn't fail to smile at people in the audience. She also played faultlessly with 2 toddlers running around with balloons! Thanks so much Jessica, I will recommend you Thank you

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Susan G, 29 days ago

We got married on Saturday at Chilston Park Hotel, a beautiful venue deserved some amazing music while our guests arrived and Jessica didn’t disappoint. It was amazing! Throughout the planning process Jessica couldn’t be more helpful and even made time to practice with our niece who sang during the ceremony. When we heard the processional song playing we were filled with emotion. Having Jessica there was the icing on the cake! Later on Jessica was even having a jam with a cousin on his guitar, that made his day and ours. You were wonderful! Thank you so much. Susan & Dave Saunders. x

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Moshe B, 1 month ago

She was amazing, I did a secret proposal and she help with song picking, collaborated with the singer and played the part of a tourist. When she started playing the violin everything came to life and she made this experience unforgettable.

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Gemma P, 2 months ago

Fantastic addition to our ceremony. Due to registrars running late our wedding was delayed by nearly an hour! Jessica was more than happy to wait ( even though she had other bookings) we are really greatful. Our guests loved the range of music. Cannot recommend enough

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Lawrence A, 1 year ago

She was able to play all of the music I requested for my mother’s funeral. She came dressed elegantly, and her music was beautiful. She added another level of class to my mothers final celebration; myself and all my guests were very pleased. Her music was soothing in our time of grief. I highly recommend Ms. Boyd, she lives up to her credentials at a very reasonable price.

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Connor S, 1 year ago

Jessica was incredible! Very talented violinist that made my proposal extra special. Highly recommend to anyone!

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