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Jools is a acclaimed violinist hailing from Warwickshire, England, with a passion for performing music in the genres of pop, classical, and jazz. With over three decades of professional experience, Jools has become a sought-after name in the wedding music scene, known for his diverse repertoire of wedding favourites and lesser-known classics. Jools' musical journey began at the young age of six when he first picked up the violin. He studied privately under the tutelage of renowned national and international classical and bluegrass violinists, honing his skills and developing his unique style of playing. His talent and dedication to his craft quickly gained recognition, leading him to perform on notable television shows such as the X-Factor and the Gadget Show. Apart from his solo performances at weddings, Jools also excels in other musical genres. Under the name Tile Hill Billy, he captivates audiences with his folk and bluegrass instrumental tunes, showcasing his versatility as a musician. As a current member of a distinguished tribute band to the music of Shania Twain, he performs fiddle and guitar in theatres and festivals up and down the country, whilst as a part of an acoustic Americana trio, he has been invited to perform on stages like the National Exhibition Centre and Silverstone Race track. Jools' talent extends beyond the wedding and Americana music scenes. He has also worked in a Country and Western band alongside bassist Horace Panter of the Specials, and his 2023 collaboration with independent artist Craig Gould resulted in a Top 20 album in both the official UK Americana and Folk charts. He has also lent his skills to orchestras such as the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, showcasing his versatility and proficiency as a violinist. In addition to these performances, Jools brings joy and comfort to the residents of Care Homes with his soulful violin performances, spreading the power of music to those unable to travel to external venues. Jools is also an experienced recording artist, having appeared on albums by notable bands and musicians like Wes Finch, The Mechanicals Band, and Robert Cannon. Jools takes pride in passing on his passion for music to the next generation and inspiring others with his talent and dedication. With his rich musical background, extensive experience in various genres, and unwavering passion for the violin, Jools continues to captivate audiences with his soulful performances, making weddings and events truly memorable. His mellow piano backing tracks and wide-ranging repertoire make him a sought-after choice for couples looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their special day.

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Covers, Pop, Folk, Bluegrass, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Acoustic, Jazz, Film / TV music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Vintage
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Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Theatre / Show
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Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Pop tunes (Piano backing track)....
A-Ha - Take on Me
Abba - Dancing Queen
Abba - Mamma Mia
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I do it for you)
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Adele - Make you feel my love
Adele - Chasing Pavements
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Beatles - Hey Jude
Beatles - Let it Be
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Blink 182 - All the Small Things
Vanessa Carlton - 1000 Miles
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Daniel Cesar ft H.E.R. - Best Part
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't kill you)
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Yellow
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
Celine Dion - All By Myself
George Ezra - Budapest
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Green Day - Boulevade of Broken Dreams
Guns 'n' Roses - Sweet Child 'o Mine
Heart - Alone
Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
Whitney Houston - Saving All My Love For You
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Rocket Man
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Gary Jules - Mad World
Cyndy Lauper - Time After Time
John Legend - All of Me
Keane - Somewhere only we know
Madonna - Material Girl
Mamas and the Papas - California Dreaming
Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (Amazing)
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
Meatloaf - I'd Do Anything For Love
Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes - I've Had the Time Of My Life
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Nazareth - Love Hurts
Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares To You
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Police - Every Breath You Take
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Radiohead - Creep
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Rihanna - Umbrella
Ruelle - I Get To Love You
Jennifer Rush - The Power of Love
Callum Scott - You Are the Reason
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Sleeping at Last - Turning Page
Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves a Woman
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
Toto - Africa
Andy Williams - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Robbie Williams - Angels
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - I just called to say I love you
Jazz tunes (Piano backing track)...
What a wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Moon River (Audrey Hepburn)
My Way
Fly me to the moon
Autumn Leaves
Christmas Songs (piano backing)
Let it Snow (Dean Martin)
Santa Baby (Eartha Kitt)
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (Judy Garland)
Merry Christmas Everyone (Shakin' Stevens)
Santa Claus is Coming To Town (Jackson 5)
Pop tunes (Band backing track)...
Abba - Dancing Queen
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Bee Gees - How Deep is your Love?
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Kelly Clarkson - Mr Know it all
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't kill you)
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Celine Dion - The Prayer
Eagles - Desperado
Fats Domino - Bluberry Hill
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Dan Fogelberg - Longer
fun - We Are Young
Green Day - 21 Guns
Green Day - Boulevade of Broken Dreams
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock Around the Clock
Jessie J - Domino
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
John Legend - All of Me
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
Maroon 5 - Payphone
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are (Amazing)
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Van Morrison - Moondance
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Neon Trees - Animal
One Direction - Live While We're Young
Owl City - Good Time
Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Philip Phillips - Home
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Otis Redding - When A Man Loves a Woman
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Sting - Fields of Gold
Train - Hey, Soul Sister
Pharrell Williams - Happy
From Beauty and the Beast - Evermore
From Lava - Lava
Classical tunes... Piano backing
Air (from the Water Music) - Handel
Allegretto Theme (from Symphony #7) - Beethoven
Ave Maria - Schubert
Entr'acte (from Rosamunde) - Schubert
Jerusalem - Hubert Parry
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Largo (from Xerxes) - Handel
O, For The Wings Of A Dove - Mendelssohn
Sarabande (from Suite XI) - Handel
Song Without Words #17 - Mendelssohn
Canon in D - Pachebel
Reverie - Henry Vieuxtemps
Beauty's Eyes - F.P.Tosti
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Romance - Rubinstein
Thou'rt Like A Flower - Rubinstein
Ave Maria - Gounod
Cantabile - Tartini
Träumerei - Schumann
Zwölf Variationen aus der Oper Figaro's Hochzeit von Mozart - Beethoven
Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet
Gymnopedie - Erik Satie
Melodie - C.W.Gluck
Salut D'Amour - Edward Elgar
Sonate KV301 - Mozart
Sonate KV304 - Mozart
Classical tunes... orchestral backing
Adagio (from Oboe Concerto in F minor) - Bach
Air (from Orchestral Suite No3) - Bach
Bist du Bei Mir - (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Bach
Bourrée in E minor (from Lute Suite in E minor) - Bach
Invention #4 - Bach
Invention #14 - Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Minuet in D Major (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Anonymous
Minuet in G Major (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Christian Petzold
Minuet in G Minor (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Christian Petzold
Musette (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Anonymous
Polonaise in G Minor (from Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach) - Anonymous
Sheep May Safely Graze (from Cantata 208) - Bach
Siciliano (from Flute Sonata in E flat Major) - Bach
Sleepers Awake (Wachet Auf) - Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner
Canon in D - Pachebel
Ode To Joy - Beethoven
Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
Classical tunes.... unaccompanied
Unaccompanied Cello Suites I, II, III, IV, V, VI - Bach
The Lark Ascending - Vaughan-Williams
Bluegrass Tunes......
Acorn Hill Breakdown
American Hornpipe
American Rifle Team Hornpipe
And the Cat Came Back
Arkansas Traveller
Art Wooten's Hornpipe
Balkan Hornpipe
Ball and Pin Hornpipe
Banish Misfortune
The Battle of Manassas
Beautiful Suwanee River Hornpipe
Betty Liken
Big Mon
Big Sciotta
Bill Cheatum
Bill Malley's Barndance
Bitter Creek Hoedown
Black Jack Grove
Blackberry Blossom
Blake's March
Blue Eagle
Blue Fiddler
Blue Ridge Reel
Bonaparte Crossing the Alps
Bonnie Kate Reel
Boys of Blue Hill
Cairo Waltz
Camp Meeting on the 4th July
Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap
Cherokee Shuffle
Cowboy Waltz
Damon's Winder
Ducks on the Pond
Faded Love
Jimmy in the Swamp
Julia Delaney/Leavin' Rosine
Lost John
Long Cold Winter
Millenium Waltz
Nail That Catfish to a Tree
Off to California
Old Bell Cow
Old French
Pan Handle Rag
Pan Handle Swing
River Waltz
Trafalgar Hornpipe
Turkey Buzzard
Waltz for Sarah
Westphalia Waltz
Wheel Hoss
Asian tunes…..
Maula mere maula
Other tunes
Amazing Grace
Bill Bailey
Daisy Bell
Danny Boy
Five Foot Two
If I Were a Rich Man
Que Sera Sera
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Line up for solo weddings is Violin. There is the option for solo (unaccompanied) violin which can be played acoustically (unamplified) or through a PA system. Alternatively, performances can be played with backing tracks (available only with PA system)

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

I can be flexible with timings to a degree.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would recommend 45 minutes to set up with a PA system. Without a PA system I can be ready inside of 10/15 minutes.

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

If you have favourites from my set list, I am happy to try to include these in my performance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I bring all my own equipment sufficient to perform. I would require a power source if performing through my PA system. I do not carry lighting, however.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am happy to look at specific pieces as an addition to my set list. There is a fee of £60 for up to 3x additional pieces. Requests should be made at least 14 days prior to the performance to ensure sufficient time to prepare.


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Standard Prices
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Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£360
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From Encore customers:

Jo W
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jools came at very short notice to play first violin in our orchestra. He was a very competent player (despite having very little notice of the pieces to be played). He was very pleasant and chatty with everyone. Very professional.

Reply from Jools
7 months ago

Thank you for inviting me to play. :)

Sandeep P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Hi Jools. Thank you so much for playing at my parents' anniversary - you are amazing! All of the pieces you played were beautiful and just really created a lovely atmosphere at the party. My parents have been telling me how much they loved you. Was lovely to meet you too. Sandeep :)

Reply from Jools
8 months ago

That’s so kind of you to say- thank you- I had a wonderful time playing for and meeting you all - a splendid day :)

Carlie P
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jools was amazing, nothing was too much trouble for him. He was sounded beautiful at our wedding and he is just a lovely guy! Thank you Jools

Reply from Jools
9 months ago

Thank you very much. I had a great time playing for you. :)

Sam S
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Outstanding, exactly what we wanted and more. Highly recommended

Reply from Jools
9 months ago

Thanks very much for booking me - I had a fabulous time - a great event :)

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From other customers:

Rachel W
8 months ago, for a Wedding in tf11 9ba
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to say a MASSIVE ‘Thank You’ you were amazing. We had so many positive comments about you. Really sorry we didn’t get to talk. Them two hours of arriving at the venue were crazy. Everyone wanted photos. I was listening though and you sounded amazing. Thank you for doing the wedding at short notice, we couldn’t of asked for a better violinist. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts

James S
9 months ago, for a Recording session in Coventry
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5 out of 5

Jools composed and remotely recorded violin sections for 3 of my tracks: Just For a Day; Roman 7; Boneyard. The tracks have an American influence but would fall under the indie genre. Essentially, the remit for Jools was to 'bulk them out' with strings. Although I had not actually met Jools in person (and still haven't), he was extremely responsive when communicating via email and therefore didn't need to meet. Before agreeing, he encouraged me to listen to his back catalogue - I was impressed with the breadth and depth of genres that Jools had worked with and I was pleased to learn he had worked with a couple of acquaintances of mine- namely The Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and Chris Tye. Listening to his work, I was impressed by his knack around texturising songs- in my experience, strings can sometimes feel isolated from the rest of the instrumentation and I am aware that some string players find this aspect of composition challenging. Throughout the process, Jools ensured he had a secure understanding around my expectations. This brought about discussion around dynamics, chord progression technique (tremolo, tied sections etc). Although he was happy to read from transcript, I felt that his take on composition would be much better than mine, so he kindly agreed to compose the parts himself. After recording the first version, he sent me recordings via YouTube- he even went to the trouble of including a running text commentary of his thoughts within the video itself. This meant that I could give better feedback and bounce off his ideas. I was especially amazed by the turnaround (3 days to complete the process) as I had not set any deadlines or ball-park timeframes. Jools' playing is technically perfect and he has an exceptional ear for harmony and dynamics. e.g. He knew not to play for the sake of playing, and when to build to crescendo. He was able to add a range of chords, hooks and new melodies to the song. In Boneyard, the melody in the instrumental chorus ended up becoming the dominant hook- this was totally unplanned. Much like his violin playing, the overall recording quality was very professional. If you are looking for an outstanding string player who is both technical and visionary, Jools would be my number one recommendation.

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