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Laura Benjamin

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Professional and experienced wedding musician from South Wales. Singer, Acoustic Guitarist & Violinist - Book Now!
Singing guitarist
Swansea
Public liability insurance of £1 million
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Laura has been performing professionally for nearly 5 years now, with Weddings and Private events taking up most of her calendar. She prides herself on her ability to cater to all of her customers' needs with a friendly, professional and approachable manner. Having been a full-time musician for so long, her experiences have let her understand booking from your perspective - she knows that this is the most important day of your life and she makes sure that she provides the perfect soundtrack so that you will have the most special day. Accepting public bookings alongside weddings has allowed Laura to expand her repertoire to quite literally any style you would like to hear! Big Fleetwood Mac fan? Let's get a bit of Go Your Own Way blasting through the speakers! Going for an elegant, classy vibe? Laura's classical violin playing will help you achieve that! There's no request Laura won't try to cater to, so make sure you ask her for exactly what you'd like and get booking today!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Rock, Christmas, Country, Folk, Folk rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Adele
Make you feel my love
Rolling in the deep
Send my love
Alanis Morisette
Ironic
​Amy Winehouse
Valerie
Back to black*
Anne Marie
2002
​Amy Macdonald
This is the life
Mr Rock & Roll
​Avicii
Wake me up
Bastille
Pompeii
​Bob Dylan
Knockin on heaven's door
​Britney spears
Hit me baby one more time
Oops I did it again
​Bryan Adams
Summer of 69
​Christina Perri
Thousand years
Coldplay
Yellow
Viva La Vida
Fix you
The Scientist
​Corinne Bailey Ray
Put your records on
​Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel
Dolly Parton
9 to 5
Jolene
​Dua Lipa
New rules
IDGAF
​​Ed Sheeran
Castle on the hill
Shape of you
Perfect
Galway Girl
Little bird
Thinking out loud
Elvis
Hound dog
Can't help falling in love
Eva Cassidy
Songbird
Somewhere over the rainbow
Fleetwood Mac
Dreams
Go your own way
Gold dust woman
Don't stop
Landslide
Four Non-Blondes
What's up
George Ezra
Budapest
Hold my girl
Paradise
Shotgun
Gnarls Barkley
Crazy
Jack Johnson
Better together​
Jason Mraz
I'm yours
​Johnny Cash
Ring of fire​
Joni Mitchel
Big Yellow Taxi
Kings of Leon
Sex on fire
Use somebody
Human
​KT Tunstall
Black horse and the cherry tree
Other side of the world
Suddenly I see
Luke Combs
Even though I'm leaving
Six Feet Apart
Beautiful Crazy
Hurricane
Maroon 5
She will be loved
This love
​Michael Jackson
Man in the mirror
Blame it on the boogie
Billie Jean
Mumford and sons
I will wait
Little lion man*​
Nashville TV Series
Sanctuary
A life that's good
When the right one comes along
Neil Diamond
Sweet Caroline​
Oasis
Wonderwall
Don't look back in anger
Champagne supernoa​
Paolo Nutini
Last Request
Pencil full of lead
New shoes​
Robbie Williams
Angels
Stereophonics
Dakota
Have a nice day
Handbags and gladrags​
Tina Turner
Proud Mary
The Cranberries
Zombie​
Train
Drops of jupiter​
Hey Soul Sister
The Beatles
Hey Jude
Here comes the sun​
The Lumineers
Ho Hey
The Proclaimers
I'm gonna be (500 miles)​
Vannessa Carlton
A thousand Miles
Van morrison
Brown eyed girl​
Vance Joy
Riptide​
Walk the moon
Shut up and dance​
Wheatus
Teenage dirtbag*​
Whitney Houston
I wanna dance with somebody
I will always love you​
Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to accommodate and will be as flexible as I can, as long as you let me know as soon as you're aware that timings have changed to give me time to work around you!

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

Absolutely, this is a really popular request, which I regularly carry out with no additional cost. If you would like a DJ service after my set, there is an additional charge, which can be discussed should you wish to add this to your booking

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually only take about 15-20 minutes to set up so I can do this just before I start playing so as not to disrupt your event

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

My set list is incredibly flexible and I take requests at most events. If you have songs you'd specifically like, you can ask me in advance (no less than 2 weeks before the event) and I'll be sure to include them!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I do indeed! All I need is access to one plug point!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes I can! As long as you give me reasonable notice, I can learn special songs for you. If this song is a first dance there is a £30 charge on top of the fee but other than that, just ask!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am incredibly flexible! I can provide chilled out acoustic music or upbeat sets to get the crowd going. I will always go above and beyond to ensure you get everything you want from your booking with me

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Some of the most popular venues I've played at include Llanerch Vineyard, Margam Orangery, Bryngarw House, Oxwich Bay, Oldwalls, The Towers Hotel and many of the most popular live music venues in Swansea and Cardiff.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Tough choice! But I'd have to say Stevie Nicks, Ed Sheeran and Dolly Parton

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

I sung really loudly at a Fleetwood Mac gig once... does that count?

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)£75
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Reception Package
Guest arrival, bridal entrance, registry signing & drinks reception
£500
Full day Solo Package
Guest arrival, bridal entrance, registry signing, drinks reception & 2 hour solo evening set
£750
Full Day Band Package
Guest arrival, bridal entrance, registry signing, drinks reception and 2 hour full band set
£1250
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Marc C, 1 year ago

Marvellous, all my guests commented on how good Laura was. Made the night .

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Kate C, 1 year ago

She was amazing and our guests loved her!

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Owen M, 1 year ago

A super professional talent - beautiful voice and an awesome addition to any wedding! Laura was professional from start to finish. She was polite and friendly to all the guest at the wedding, staff at the venue and chatty with the photographers. But when she started singing it was something else, her voice and the overall sound was terrific and stirring. She held the whole room without being overpowering. Afterwards the Bride and Groom were raving about her and were still talking about how good she was way into the evening. If you're looking for beautiful music played by a lovely person, book Laura for your wedding or event. You won't regret it!

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Kirsty F, 1 year ago

What a fantastic performance you gave at our wedding on Saturday! Everyone loved your music and really loved your voice! It was perfect for when all the guests were arriving and having a few drinks and nibbles. I can't thank you enough for standing in at such short notice and being so professional and reliable! I will definitely be recommending you to other friends and will be booking you for any future parties/ events I have! Thank you!

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