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CAVE Composer Arranger Violinist Educator

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COMPOSER ARRANGER VIOLINIST EDUCATOR: CAVE is a violinist and electric violinist available for any event covering all musical styles.

I am a professional violinist operating in the Midlands area. I studied a Music degree at Royal Holloway, University of London and specialised in Violin performance and Composition. I have over 20 years of experience in performance and many years of experience in teaching music and the violin, music theory, viola, cello and trumpet. I hold a PGCE in Music from the Institute of Education. I have been Head of Music at a variety of establishments before my music career was put on hold for 7 years back in 2004 as I served my country as a Royal Navy Officer. I am glad to be back in the music business, specialising in event performances such as weddings and parties as well as composing orchestral and chamber works. I enjoy displaying how versatile the violin can be by performing all styles of music; anything from classical to popular and rock to film music.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Classical crossover, House, Electronic, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

I have listed my current Repertoire List below in alphabetical order. Please contact me for a full Repertoire List as a spreadsheet of over 460 pieces. Why not request a call back or message me to see if your favourite tracks are on there? If not, I can always write you a bespoke arrangement!
22 Taylor Swift
1973 James Blunt
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella Hoffman & David
A Foggy Day Gershwin
A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square Sherwin
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
A String of Pearls
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
A Time for Us (Love Theme) from Romeo & Juliet
A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum
A Whole New World from Aladdin Menken
ABC The Jackson 5
Adagio Albinoni
Adventure of a Lifetime Coldplay
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross
Air (on a G String) (C Major) J S Bach
Air (on a G String) (D major) J S Bach
All About That Bass Megan Trainor
All About Tonight Pixie Lott
All About You McFly
All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera) Lloyd Webber
All My Life K-Ci & JoJo
All of Me John Legend
All Shook Up Elvis
Alone Heart
Amazing Grace (5 verses)
America (from West Side Story) Bernstein
Another Love Tom Odell
Another One Bites the Dust Queen
Apologize One Republic
Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor: Adagio Schubert
Arrival of The Queen of Sheba Handel
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (from Arthur) Christopher Cross
Ashes to Ashes David Bowie
Ashokan Farewell Traditional
Assassin's Creed
As Time Goes By (from Casablanca)
At Last Etta James
Atlas (from The Hunger Games) Chris Martin
Aurore Faure
Ave Maria Schubert
Ave Maria (piano accomp) Schubert
Baby Love The Supremes
Back to Black Amy Winehouse
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
Barcarolle (Belle Nuit from Tales of Hoffmann) Offenback
Beau Soir Debussy
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Beauty & The Beast - A Tale As Old As Time Menken
Bedshaped Keane
Berceuse (from Jocelyn) Godard
Best Song Ever One Direction
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) from Cinderella Hoffman & David
Bicycle Race Queen
Billie jean (Acoustic Version) Michael Jackson
Black Velvet Band
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Born to Try Delta Goodram
Both Sides Now Joni Mitchell
Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
Bridal Chorus Wagner
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Budapest George Ezra
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (from The Lion King) Elton John
Canon in D Pachelbel
Canon in D (Transposed to C major & slower tempo) Pachelbel
Can't Fight the Moonlight (from Coyote Ugly) LeAnne Rimes
Canzonetta D'Ambrosio
Canzonetta Herbert
Canzonetta - Violin Concerto 2nd Movement Tchaikovsky
Careless Whisper Wham!
Castle on a Cloud (from Les Miserables) Schonberg
Caught in the Middle A1
Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni
Cello Suite No.1: Prelude J S Bach
Cello Suite No.1: Meneutto I & Menuetto II J S Bach
Chandelier Sia
Chanson Friml
Chanson Triste Tchaikovsky
Chasing Pavements Adele
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (from Nabucco) Verdi
Christmas Concerto: Allegro Corelli
Colours of the Wind (from Pocahontas) Menken
Concerning Hobbits (from The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) Howard Shore
Cool Kids Echosmith
Corpse Bride
Cosmic Love Florence & The Machine
Cradle Song Brahms
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Cruella De Vil (from 101 Dalmations) Leven
Czar of Muscovy Richard Rodney Bennett
Dambusters Coates
Dancing Queen ABBA
Danny Boy
Dark Horse (Piano Version) Katy Perry
Daydream Believer The Monkees
Despacito Luis Fonsi
Devil's Dance (from The Witches of Eastwick) John Williams
Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey
Die A Happy Man Thomas Rhett
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (from The Wizard of Oz) Arlen
Domino Jessie J
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Elton John
Don't Stop Believin' Journey
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) Simple Minds
Double Violin Concerto (1st Movement) J S Bach
Downtown Petula Clark
Dream A Little Dream of Me The Beautiful South
Dreaming of You The Coral
Dreams Wagner
Ecossaise Beethoven
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st Movement Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2nd Movement Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd Movement Mozart
Elegie Massenet
Elenke Traditional Bulgarian
Emotion Destiny's Child/The Bee Gees
Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Eternal Father (Naval Hymn)
Eternity Robbie Williams
Evergreen Will Young
Evergreen Will Young
Every Breath You Take The Police
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall Coldplay
Everything I Do Bryan Adams
Exs and Ohs Elle King
Falling Slowly (from Once) The Swell Season
Fame (from Fame) Irene Cara
Fantasia On Greensleeves Vaughan Williams
Fight Song Rachel Platten
Fix You Coldplay
Flight to Neverland (from Hook) John Williams
Flying Theme (from ET) John Williams
Flying Without Wings Westlife
Follow The Yellow Brick Road/We're Off To See The Wizard (from The Wizard of Oz) Arlen
For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
Game of Thrones
Georgia on My Mind Ray Charles
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr
Gigue from Suite in D J S Bach
Give Me Joy in My Heart (4 Verses)
Glad You Came The Wanted
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey
Gonna Fly Now (from Rocky) Bill Conti
Good Vibrations The Beachboys
Greek Wedding Traditional Greek
Grenade Bruno Mars
Grey Dove Komorowski
Hallelejah Lindsey Stirling
Hallelujah Geoff Buckley/L. Cohen/Alexandra Burke
Hallelujah Alexandra Burke
Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah) Handel
Happy Birthday
Havana Camila Cabello
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother The Hollies
Hearts of Oak
Hedwig's Theme (from Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone) John Williams
Hello Adele
Here I am, Lord
Hero Enrique Iglesias
He's A Pirate (from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) Klaus Badelt
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hey There! (from Pajama Game)
Highland Cathedral
Hold My Hand Jess Glynn
How Beautiful Are the Feet (From Messiah) Handel
How Long Will I Love You? Ellie Goulding
How Sweet it is (to be Loved by You) Marvin Gaye
Human The Killers
Human Rag n Bone Man
Hungarian Dance No.5 Brahms
I Can't Get No Satisfaction The Rolling Stones
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Piano Version) Elvis Presley
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops
I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady) Loewe
I Don't Know How to Love Him (from Jesus Christ Superstar) Lloyd Webber
I Don't Want to Miss A Thing Aerosmith
I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables) Schonberg
I Got Rhythm Gershwin
I Have a Dream Westlife
I Miss You (Acoustic Version) Clean Bandit
In Dreams (from The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring) Howard Shore
I Just Called to say I Love You Stevie Wonder
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For U2
I Want It All Queen
I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston
I'll Be There The Jackson 5
(I've Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
I've Got a Girl in Kalamazoo
If I Were a Boy Beyonce
If You Come Back Blue
In My Life The Beatles
In the Mood
Irish Rover
It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)
James Bond Theme (from Dr. No) John Barry
Jar of Hearts Christina Perri
Jar of Hearts Christina Perri
Jealousy Will Young
Jersey Bounce
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J S Bach
Just Give Me a Reason Pink
Just the Way You Are Bruno Mars
Killer Queen Queen
La Cinquantaine Gabriel-Marie
La Cucuracha
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin Debussy
La Serenata (Angel's Serenade) Braga
Landler Reinecke
Largo Handel
Last Friday Night Katy Perry
Last Friday Night Katy Perry
Lay All Your Love on Me ABBA
Les Plaisirs (From Recorder Suite in A Minor) Telemann
Let it Be The Beatles
Let it Go James Bay
Let it Go from Frozen
Let's Do It Cole Porter
Locked out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Loin du Bal Gillet
Love Goes Down Plan B
Love is All Around Wet Wet Wet
Love Me Like You Do (Original Version) Ellie Goulding
Love Me Like You Do (Piano Version) Ellie Goulding
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways Julia Fordham
Love Unspoken (from The Merry Widow)
Love Yourself Justin Bieber
Mack the Knife Bobby Darrin
Mad World Tears for Fears
Madrigale Simonetti
Make You Feel My Love Adele
Mamma Mia ABBA
Mamma Mia ABBA
Maria (from West Side Story) Bernstein
Mazurka Mlynarski
Meditation from Thais Massenet
Melody Paderewski
Memory (from Cats) Lloyd Webber
Menuetto Boccherini
Minuet Haydn
Mission Impossible
Mrs Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
My Girl The Temptations
My Way Frank Sinatra
Nimrod (Enigma Variations) Elgar
Nobody Does it Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me)
Carly Simon
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart Miley Cyrus & Mark Ronson
Ode to Joy Beethoven
On My Own (from Les Miserables) Schonberg
Once Upon A Dream (from Maleficent) Lana Del Rey
Once Upon A Dream (from Maleficent) Lana Del Rey
One Call Away Charlie Puth
One Kiss Dua Lipa & Calvin Harris
One Last Time (Acoustic Version) Arianna Grande
One Love Bob Marley
Other Side of the World KT Tunstall
Out of Africa John Barry
Outside Ellie Goulding & Calvin Harris
Panic Chord Gabrielle Aplin
Panic Chord Gabrielle Aplin
Pastime with Good Company Henry VIII
Peer Gynt: The Death of Ase Grieg
Pensylvannia 65000
Perfect (Original Accompaniment) Ed Sheeran
Perfect (Piano Accompaniment) Ed Sheeran
Piazzola Tangos (multiple)
Pillowtalk Zayn
Play The Game Queen
Pompeii Bastille
Queen of My Heart Westlife
Radioactive (Acoustic Version) Imagine Dragons
Remembrances (from Schindler's List) John Williams
Reverie Vieuxtemps
Rigaudon Purcell
Right Place Right Time Olly Murs
Roar Katy Perry
Rockabye Clean Bandit
Romance Sibelius
Romance Svendsen
Romance - From The Gadlfly Shostakovich
Romance - Violin Concerto No. 2 Wieniawski
Rondo (from Abdelazer) Purcell
Rosamunde - Entr'acte No.3 Schubert
Royal Fireworks Suite: La Rejoussance Handel
Royal Fireworks Suite: Menuet Handel
Rule the World Take That
Run Leona Lewis
Salut D'Amour Elgar
Save Me Queen
Say Something A Great Big World feat. Christina Aguilera
Schindler's List Theme Williams
See You Again (from Furious 7) Whiz Khalifa ft. Charles Puth
Serenade Haydn
Serenade Pierne
Serenade Schubert
Serenata Moszkowski
Seven Years in Tibet John Williams
Shallow (from A Star is Born) Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper
Si J Ge Traditional Chinese
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Skye Boat Song: Theme from Outlander
Skyfall Adele
Somebody to Love Queen
Someone Like You Adele
Someone Like You Adele
Someone to Watch Over Me Gershwin
Something Stupid Frank & Nancy Sinatra
Somewhere Only We Know Keane/Lily Allen
Somewhere out There from American Tale
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)
Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36 No.2, I.Allegretto Clementi
Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36 No.2, II.Allegretto Clementi
Sonatina in G Major, Op. 36 No.2, III.Allegro Clementi
Souvenir Drdla
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Star Wars Theme (from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) John Williams
Stay Rhianna feat. Mikky Ekko
Stay With Me Sam Smith
Stitches Shawn Mendes
Stop! In The Name of Love The Supremes
Suicide is Painless (from M*A*S*H*)
Summertime Gershwin
Surise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
Symphony Clean Bandit
Symphony No. 101 "The Clock": Allegretto Haydn
Symphony No. 75: Minuet & Trio Haydn
Take 5 Dave Brubeck
Take Me Home Cash Cash
Tempo di Minuetto Kreisler
Teri Meri Prem Kahani
Thank You For the Music ABBA
The A Team Ed Sheeran
The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
The Cave Mumford & Sons
The Closest Thing to Crazy Katie Melua
The Entertainer Joplin
The Fear Lily Allen
The First Cut is the Deepest Cat Stevens/Sheryl Crow
The Four Seasons: Autumn I Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Autumn I Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Autumn III Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Spring I Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Spring III Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Summer II Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Winter II Vivaldi
The Good The Bad & The Ugly Ennio Morricone
The Great Escape March Elmer Bernstein
The Greatest Love of All Whitney Houston
The Lady in Red Chris De Burgh
The Magic Flute: March Mozart
The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein
The Mastersingers Wagner
The Muppet Show Henson
The Music of the Night (from Phantom of the Opera) Lloyd Webber
The Notebook (from The Notebook) Aaron Zigman
The Power of Love Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The Prayer (from Quest for Camelot) Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli
The Rising Sun (WWE Shinsuke Nakamura Theme)
The Scientist Coldplay
The Siamese Cat Song from Lady & The Tramp Peggy Lee
The Silver Swan Orlando Gibbons
The Son of Puszta Keler-Bela
The Swan Saint-Saens
The Tracks of My Tears The Miracles
The Windmills of Your Mind (from The Thomas Crown Affair)
Theme from Jurrasic Park John Williams
Theme from Superman John Williams
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Three Lions The Lightning Seeds, Baddiel & Skinner
Three Times A Lady The Commodores
Thriller Michael Jackson
Tightrope (from The Greatest Showman)
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Titanium David Guetta & Sia
Titanium David Guetta & Sia
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor J S Bach
Total Ecplipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
True Colours Cyndi Lauper
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers
Under Pressure Queen
Valse-Bluette Drigo
Violin Concerto in A Minor Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in A Minor J S Bach
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Wake Me Up Avicii
Walk of Life Dire Straits
Warwick Avenue Duffy
Waterloo ABBA
We Are The Champions Queen
We Are Young fun.
We Will Rock You Queen
We've Only Just Begun The Carpenters
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Wedding Processional from The Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
What If Kate Winslet
What Kind of Fool Am I? (From Stop The World) Sammy Davis Jr
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
What Makes You Beautiful One Direction
What Shall we do with the Drunken Sailor?
What's Going On Marvin Gaye
Whatever (Strings Version) Oasis
When I was Your Man Bruno Mars
Who's That Girl? Eurythmics
Whole Again Atomic Kitten
Wild Rover
Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
Writing's on the Wall Sam Smith
Yellow Coldplay
Yellow Submarine The Beatles
Yesterday The Beatles
Yesterday The Beatles
You S Club 7
You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra
You Raise Me Up Westlife
You're My Best Friend Queen
You're So Vain Carly Simon
You've Got A Friend in Me (from Toy Story) Randy Newman
You've Really Got a Hold on Me The Miracles
Younger Than Springtime (from South Pacific)
CHRISTMAS TRACKS:
All I Want for Christmas is You
Angels We Have Heard On High
Away in A Manger
Believe
Christ Was Born On Christmas Day
Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls
Fairytale of New York
Go, Tell it on the Mountain
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
Joy To The World
Last Christmas
Let it Go from Frozen
Let it Snow!
O Christmas Tree
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Sing We Now of Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Somewhere in My Memory (from Home Alone)
The First Noel
The First Noel
The Power of Love
Walking in the Air (from The Snowman)
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I am a solo performer but I am able to switch between acoustic and electric violins. I am also available to perform as a session musician with other performers if required.

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

I always try to be flexible and so I will be happy to try and accommodate any changes, if you just let me know as soon as things change.

How much time do you need to set up?

20-30mins

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

I have a repertoire list of over 400 tracks, which you may pick tracks from. Alternatively, I can create playlists to suit any event for you. I am also a composer and arranger and so I can always write an arrangement of anything not on my list (or an original work) given enough notice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I am completely self sufficient and even have the option of a chargeable PA so I am not limited to plug socket locations.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! I am a composer and arranger, so just ask. There may be a small fee for this service but I am happy to answer any requests- no matter what genre of music!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The variety of music I can perform and arrange. Many of my clients comment on how beautiful and special my music has been at their events.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall Birmingham Symphony Hall Victoria Hall Hanley National Memorial Arboretum Edgbaston Cricket Ground... ... ...

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My tastes are too eclectic to list! I just adore music!

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

Radio 3 Live Performance of symphonic works by Dvorak and Berlioz and recording with Roni Size (Drum n Bass). As a composer - composing the film music for Tides of Time and having a Symphonic Suite premiered in 2017

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£370
Available services
Arrangement of a piece of music
+£20

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Lucy B, 4 months ago

10/10, we can’t thank you enough xx

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Emma B, 5 months ago

CAVE was incredible! She played beautiful music! It absolutely made our wedding we could not recommend her more highly!

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Rebecca W, 5 months ago

Jo was absolutely fabulous, so professional and engaged so well with our guests. Playlist Jo created was perfect didn't want her set to end!! Thank you so much for being part of our special day, Rebecca & Andrew x

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Kristen P, 10 months ago

Beautiful music and very talented player, very glad we hired Jo for our reception. Highly recommended, thank you :)

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Kirsty G, 1 year ago

Jo played the violin at our wedding back in October. Communication before has was excellent and she had a great repertoire of songs for us to choose from. Our guests commented on how lovely it was to have live music as opposed to a general cd. Thank you for adding a beautiful element to our special day x

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Gail P, 1 year ago

Seen Cave play last night for the 1st time and she’s Absolutely Fantastic looking forward to listening to her Play again!, I highly recommend Cave good mix of compilations she puts together.

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