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About Karianne Kvalen

A brilliant and warm hearted singer with a voice that is guaranteed to add a spark to your event!
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Karianne is a Norwegian singer rising in London. Her voice has already been critically acclaimed as “crystalline clear”, “joyously playful” and “heart aching in its sincerity”. Having already spent a number of years as a professional singer on cruise ships and events around the world, lockdown-life encouraged Karianne to work more locally. She is now performing at weddings & events in London and surrounding areas. She is also available to book for international events, but no long term contracts. Karianne sings songs from a variety of genres, and is happy to receive song requests and learn them for you before your event. Available to book as a solo singer with backing tracks or as a duo with a selected pianist.

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Karianne Kvalen's Reviews

From Encore customers:

David R
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic singer would highly recommend got everyone up dancing.

Reply from Karianne Kvalen
10 months ago

Thanks for booking me for your big day. I had a great time performing at your wedding!

Alena K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Karianne was great at our virtual event, and provided the quality of performance you don't expect on Zoom!! Her voice is amazing, and her communication was extremely quick and friendly. Highly recommend!

Reply from Karianne Kvalen
1 year ago

Thanks for having me Alena! So glad your Zoom prom was a success :)

Hannah J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Karianne was great, she interacted with the audience and had people engaged and up dancing :)

Reply from Karianne Kvalen
1 year ago

Thanks for your review Hannah! It was such a fun event :)

Erica M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We had an amazing time with Karianne at our wedding. Her performance was fantastic. What a beautiful voice! She even extended her stay to allow our guests to have some music background. Her professionalism and communication skills are unbeatable. She kept in touch before the wedding to cater to any last minute changes. She made it so easy for me and Stuart to work with her and enjoy our wedding. Thank you Karianne for the amazing songs selection!!!

Reply from Karianne Kvalen
1 year ago

Thank you for your lovely review Erica! It was an honour to be a part of your beautiful wedding day. What a stunning venue and lovely people! I'm glad you were both happy with the song choices, and thank you for communicating with me beforehand. It makes my job easier when I have an idea of what you want / don't want - so thank you :) Best wishes for the future to you and Stuart!!

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From other customers:

Mojo E
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Trondheim
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5 out of 5

Karianne has appeared in our events for several years. She is not only a singer but a real artist. Her performance is strong and she catches the audience with her voice, artistic appearance and hits from the present as well as old classics. You can be sure that she sets a good mood for your event." - Odin Johansen, Commercial Manager, Mojo Event.

Blackburn I
4 years ago, for a Cruise in Norway
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5 out of 5

Blackburn International [BI] were contracted by Viking Cruises to provide all of production entertainment for the entire Viking Ocean fleet as from 2017. This includes the provision of all of the entertainment production staff [x4 Production Vocalists per ship] and all of the Production Shows on each of their x6 ships. We have been blessed to have been graced by the hugely talented Karianne Kvalen for two contracts. Firstly on board the Viking Sun between April 24th and November 1st 2018, and then subsequently on board the Viking Orion between June 5th and November 15th 2019. If she ever decided to ‘run away again to sea’ we would welcome her back at any time in the future .... Karianne has a wealth of talents – both performance and personal. She has a wonderful warm and rich voice with considerable range and depth. She can adapt to numerous styles bringing a sincerity and signature depth of feeling to each – she is not often caught out! The ability to perform and present in more than one language is an extra addition to her considerable talents. During her second contract with us she acted as our Company Manager – a role that she performed with diligence and care. She took her other cast members under her wing and guided them thru the contract with humour and professionalism. On a personal level Karianne is wise beyond her years. She is a deep thinker – analytical and measured. I would, and did, trust her judgement over most. She can be joyously playful but never ‘misses the point’. If this reads as a glowing reference, I am pleased – this is what she deserves. I wish her only the very best in all that she does and have absolutely zero worries for her future – she will succeed and those with whom she works will be lucky indeed. With sincere regards, Chris Blackburn. Project Manager, Blackburn International.

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Karianne Kvalen's Song list

This is a brief selection of my song list. I have more songs available, and I'm happy to take on requests. All songs are available in a more "wedding style" version as well - Please enquire this in advance :)
A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
A Love that Will Last - Renee Olstead
Alone - Heart
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
All by Myself - Celine Dione
All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
American Boy - Estelle
At Last - Etta James
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Be my baby - The Ronettes
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dione
Best of My Love - The Emotions
Big Spender - Peggy Lee
Blame It On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Break Free - Ariana Grande
Break My Soul - Beyoncé
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
Build Me Up Buttercup - the Foundations
Can't Fight the Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't take My Eyes Off of You - Frankie Valli
Celebration - The Overtones
Cheek to Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Chandlier - Sia
Change the World - Rita Ora
Collide - Tiana Major9
Cover Me In Sunshine - P!nk & Willow Sage Hart
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Dancing in The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing in The Streets - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't Speak - Gwen Stefani
Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder (Tori Kelly version)
Downtown - Petula Clark
Easy On Me - Adele
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten
Euphoria - Loreen
Fernando - ABBA
Firework - Katy Perry
Fix You - Coldplay
Flowers - Miley Cyrus
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Forget You - Ceelo Green
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Giving Love a Try - Karianne Kvalen
Go your own way - Fleetwood Mac
Golden - Jill Scott
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Havana - Camila Cabello
Have A Little Faith In Me - John Hiatt
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Higher and Higher - Jakie Wilson
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Hold my hand - Jess Glynne
Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
Holiday - Madonna
Honey Honey - ABBA
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley version
How Will I Know - Whitney Huston
I Choose You - Kiana Ledé
I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
I Have a Dream - ABBA
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
I Never Loved a Man - Aretha Franklin
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James
Ironic - Alanis Morisette
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (+ slow cover version)
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Imagine - John Lennon
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It’s All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dione
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lady Marmelade
Leave the Door Open - Bruno Mars
Let It Be - The Beatles
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor
Listen - Beyonce
Livin' on a prayer - Bon Jovi
Language - Tori Kelly
Long Train Running - The Doobie Brothers
Lovefool - The Cardigans
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Love on Top - Beyonce
Love me like you do - Ellie Golding
Love Song - Sarah Bareilles
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Man! I feel like a woman - Shania Twain
Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Money, Money, Money - ABBA
Murder On The Dancefloor - Sophie Ellis-Bextor
My Girl - The Temptations
My Guy - Mary Wells
My Love (Feat Jess Glynne) - Route 94 and Jess Glynne.
Natural Woman - Carole King
Never Gonna Not Dance Again - Pink!
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Nine to fIve - Dolly Parton
No Scrubs - TLC
Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish
Oh What a Night - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Once More I Can See - Janet Decal
One way or another - Blondie
Over and Over Again - Nathan Sykes & Ariana Grande
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Play - Jennifer Lopez
Price Tag - Jessie J
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Ray
Rain on me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Rather Be - Clean Bandit + acoustic version in the style of
Ready For It? - Taylor Swift
Jasmine Thompson
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Relight My Fire - Take That
Rise Up - Andrea Day
River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Rude - Magic!
Say my name - Destiny’s Child
Senorita - Shawn Mendez
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shackles - Mary Mary
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shallow - Lady Gaga
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Show Me Love - Robin S
Sk8ter Boi - Avril Lavigne
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
So Emotional - Whitney Huston
So This is Love - Sneha version + (various artists)
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Something's Got a Hold on Me - Aretha Franklin
Stand by me - Ben E. King
Stop - Jamelia
Stop - Spice Girls
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Super Trouper - ABBA
Sway - Dean Martin / Michael Bublé
Symphony - Zara Larsson
Tattoo - Loreen
Thank You For The Music - ABBA
The Distance You Have Come - Scott Alan, Natalie Weiss
The Way I Love You - Michal Leah
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
They Can't Take That Away
Think - Aretha Franklin
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and The Waves
Waterloo - ABBA
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Found Love - Rihanna
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating / Alison Krauss version
Who You Are - Jessie J
Why I Love You - Major.
You Are The Reason - Callum Scott
You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
You've got the love - Florence and the machine
Versace on The Floor - Bruno Mars
Voulez-Vous - ABBA
Who’s Loving You - The Jackson 5
I have a wide range of Disney and Musical Theatre songs available from The Greatest Showman, Wicked, Mamma Mia! (anything ABBA), Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, and many more.

Karianne Kvalen's Prices

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£500
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. (You may also customise this package and choose to have music only during certain parts of the ceremony)
Wedding drinks reception SILVER
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding drinks reception GOLD
Two performances of up to 60 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- 20 min performance before the service begins, 1-3 songs during the signing of the register and as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My song choices, stage presence, and reliability.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Livat Hammersmith Hard Rock Café Oxford Street Britannia hotel, Trondheim Comfort Hotel, Trondheim Scandic Hotel Nidelven Frimurerlogen, Trondheim Viking Cruises Color Line Cruises Silja Line Cruises P&O Ferries Brittany Ferries Several wedding venues across the UK Princess Märtha Louise & Ari Behn's wedding arrival (2002) + many more

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Huston, Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys.

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

Lead vocalist on Viking Cruises

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

That's usually fine as long as I have a couple of weeks notice. Keep me informed of any changes and I will always try to be as flexible as possible!

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

I am happy to provide music through my PA between sets until closing for an additional £100

How much time do you need to set up?

I'll need around 1 hour. If you need me to arrive before, I can do that for an additional fee agreed.

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

My set lists are created from countless performances and learning what works best for the given environment. However, I am always happy to chat through and make sure that together, we find what works best for your event!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

As long as nothing else is arranged, I will bring everything I need for the event!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. I learn around 2 songs for free, and then there is a fee of £30 for any additional songs for this service to take into account rehearsal times.
Pop, Christmas, Musical theatre, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Modern jazz, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Acoustic, R&B, Soul, Disco, Covers, Motown, Tribute, Rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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