Katy Harston

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Professional Solo acoustic or electric Violinist, available across the East Yorkshire area for Weddings, Parties or other solo opportunities
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A violinist like no other.... Classical, Rock, Pop, Musical.... Acoustic, Electric, Backing tracks The choice is yours 🎶🎻 I am a versatile Violinist who will work with you to ensure that the music is perfect for your special occasion. Classically trained to Grade 8 standard and have played for Weddings and other special occasions for over 10 years. I play for Orchestra's, String Quartets, Musicals and as a recording artist for local bands. My performance will be a highlight of your day.

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Katy's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ísis F
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Katy was amazing from planning to end! Everyone was so impressed! Lovely and talented lady!

Alice L
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We are so glad we chose you to play on our wedding day, thank you Katy! X

Andrew M
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Katy played at my mother's funeral. She was incredibly supportive throughout the process leading up to the funeral and played beautifully. I cannot praise her enough, an exceptionally gifted musician and a very caring and compassionate person too. Highly recommended.

From other customers:

7 years ago

Katy played for our Wedding in June 2017, she was truly amazing. A very professional lady, very nice, down to earth person, with a spectacular talent. Nothing was too much trouble, I had several sit downs with her (this is not strictly necessary) and Katy made suggestions that really suit us and our day. Everyone complement on how wonderful she was. I would highly recommend her for any type of gathering.

7 years ago

I had the pleasure of meeting Katy at a recent Wedding Fayre, she is truly an amazing violinist! Her music created a great atmosphere perfect for any event. Katy is also a lovely person and I hope to hear her playing her violin again soon

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Katy's Song list

Violin with Backing Track
1973 – James Blunt
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Aint got no – I got Life – Nina Simone
All About You – McFly
All about Tonight – Pixie Lot
Another Bear – from ‘Finding Neverland’
Apologize – One Republic
Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Bedshaped – Keane
Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
Born To Try – Delta Goodrem
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Caberet – from ‘Caberet’
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Circle of Life – from ‘The Lion King
’The Closest thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
Complicated – Avril Lavigne
Domino – Jessie J
Don’t let the Sun go down on me – Elton John
Don’t Speak – No Doubt
E.T The Extra Terrestrial – from ‘E.T’
Every Breath you take – The Police
Every Teardrop is a waterfall – Coldplay
Family Affair - Mary J Blige
Fly me to the Moon – Diana Krall
The Fear – Lily Allen
From a Distance – Bette Midler
Georgia on my mind – Ray Charles
Glad you came – The Wanted
The Godfather – main theme from ‘The Godfather’
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Hallelujah – Alexandrea Burke
The Heart asks pleasure first – from ‘The Piano
How long Will I love You : Ellie Goulding
Human – The Killers
Into the West – from ‘The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King
’I still haven’t found what I am looking for - U2
I will always love you – Whitney Houston
If I were a boy – Beyonce
Jar of Hearts – Christina Perry
Jealousy – Will Young
Jurassic Park – from ‘Jurassic Park
The Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh
Last Friday Night – Katy Perry
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Love Goes Down – Plan B
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Midnight train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Moon River – from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s'
Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellix-Baxter
My Heart will go on – Love theme from ‘Titanic’
One Day I’ll fly away – from ‘Moulin Rouge’
On my Own – from ‘Les Miserables’
Other side of the World - KT Tunstall
Panic Chord – Gabrielle Aplin
The Power of Love – Frankie goes to Hollywood
Rule the World – Take That
Run – Leona Lewis
Shoot the Moon – Norah Jones
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Someone like you – Adele
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Tell me its not True – from ‘Blood Brothers’
(Take a little) Piece of my Heart – Erma Franklin
Thank you for the Music – ABBA
There are worse things I could do – from ‘Grease’
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Titanium – David Guetta feat Sia
Toxic – Brittney Spears
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
What makes you beautiful – One Direction
Who’s that Girl – Eurythmics
You Raise me up – Westlife
You’ve got a friend in me – from ‘Toy Story’
You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
Classical Selection
Arie : Bach
Air on G : Bach
Arioso : Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba : Handel
Ashokan Farewell : Jay Ungar
Ave Maria : Schubert
Chanson de Matin : Elgar
The Entertainer : Scott Joplin
Fire Music : Handel
Greensleaves : King Henry VIII (Allegedly)
Largo (Ombrre mai fu) : Dvorak
Selection from the Four Seasons : Vivaldi
Trumpet Tune : Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary : Schumann
Traumerai : Schumann
Wedding Marches : Mendelsohn and Wagner
Film/Jazz Standards/Musicals
Anything Goes : Cole Porter
All I ask of You : From ‘Phantom of the Opera'
Beauty and the Beast' Medley
Bring Me Sunshine : Morecombe and Wise
Can you Feel the Love Tonight : From the film ‘Lion King’
Fawlty Towers
Theme tune- For the love of a Princess: From the film ‘Braveheart’
Gladiator Soundtrack : From the Film ‘Gladiator’
I Dreamed a Dream : From ‘Les Miserables'
The Kiss : From the film ‘Last of the Mohican's'
Music of the Night : Phantom of the Opera
Someone to watch over me : Gershwin
Summertime : Gershwin
Sunrise, Sunset : From ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ : By Bock
Pop/Rock Music
All About You : McFly
All of Me : John Legend
A Thousand Years : Christina Perri
At Last : Etta James
Big Spender : Shirley Bassey
Chasing Cars : Snow Patrol
Danny Boy : Frederic Weatherly
Don’t Stop Believing : Journey
Everything I do (I do it for you) : Bryan Adams
Fields of Gold : Sting
F**king Perfect : Pink
Groovy Kind of Love : Phil Collins
Hallelujah : Leonard Cohen
Hey Jude : Beatles
If I Fell : Beatles
I’ll Stand by You : Chrissie Hynde
It Had to Be You : Frank Sinatra
I’ve had the time of my life : Medley/Warnes
Just the Way You Are : Bruno Mars
Living on a Prayer : Bon Jovi
Lost : Michael Buble
Make You Feel My Love : Adele
Mamma Mia : ABBA
Marry You : Bruno Mars
Moon River : Henry Mancini
Over and Over Again : Nathan Sykes
Perfect Day : Lou Reed
Run : Leona Lewis
Sex is on Fire : Kings of Leon
Shine : Take That
Single Ladies : Beyonce
Someone like You : Adele
Songbird : Eva Cassidy
Thank You : Dido
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face : Roberta Flack
Thinking Out Loud : Ed Sheeran
The way you look Tonight : Jerome Kern
Time after Time : Cyndi Lauper
Time to say goodbye : Sartori
Try a little Tenderness : Otis Redding
Unforgettable : Nat King Cole
When I’m 64 : Beatles
When you say Nothing at All : Ronan Keeting
Wonderful Tonight : Eric Clapton
Wonderful World : Louis Armstrong
Yellow : Coldplay
You Raise me Up : Westlife
You'll be in my Heart : Phil Collins

Katy'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)£50
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can also offer Violin/Viola duet Violin/Violin duet String Quartet option

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

I only take 1 booking per day to ensure that I am available for you for the whole time, even if the times change

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive no later than 1hr before the booking time to ensure I have plenty of time to set up and do a sound check

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

Absolutely! I will work closely with you to give advice and help you pick the perfect music for your day.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I come fully self sufficient. I even bring with me a playlist and my Public liability certificate in case the venue want to see them.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can... and I love learning new pieces to make your day totally unique. However I do ask that a) it is actually playable on the Violin and b) You give me at least 3 months notice in case I have to compose it as well as learn it.
Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1940s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Covers, Light music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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