Singing pianist

Lauren Ray

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Singing pianist
London
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Singer & Pianist who's performed in prestigious venues all over the UK and Europe and has been featured on BBC Radio & The Telegraph

With her velvety smooth and effortlessly sultry tones, Lauren is a singer and songwriter who has firmly established herself as an independent artist and one to watch here in the UK. With her own original music Lauren has toured the UK & Europe supporting artists such as Rebecca Ferguson and Anastacia and has received BBC Radio support and featured in press such as The Telegraph. Often compared with Norah Jones or Alison Krauss, Lauren has been hired to perform both her original music and cover songs in a variety of prestigious venues including The London Palladium to support Paul Carrack, Chelsea's Football Club for a surprise engagement and at a London hotel during a visit from Vice President Joe Biden. The Telegraph "Lauren's latest single [Irreplaceable] is an upbeat, infectious slice of pop” LEMONADE MAGAZINE "Clear vocals, sharp lyrics and clean execution....London's Lauren Ray delivers just that." The Live Review "Easy listening is what Lauren is,close your eyes and you will be transported, putting us at ease, relaxed."

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 have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Soul, Ambient pop, Easy listening, Light music, Blues, Country
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Lyricist
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Song list

Song list
Pop/Top 40 from last few decades
Easy listening
Great American Songbook (Jazz Standards)
Original Music
Sample of repertoire;
Ed sheeran
Adele
George Ezra
Alicia Keys
The Sundays
Michael Jackson
Mumford & Sons
Bruno Mars
Cole Porter
Rumer
Carole King
Norah Jones
Maroon 5
Michael Buble
Frank Sinatra
Eva Cassidy
Corinne Bailey Rae
Christina Perri
Ellie Goulding
Ray LaMontagne
Feist
The lumineers
First Aid Kit
Fleetwood Mac
Gloria Gaynor
Gabrielle Aplin
Jack Savoretti
John Mayer
Kacey Musgraves
Lana Del Rey
Laura Marling
Lianne La Havas
Customer questions

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

I will always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Yes I can provide an ipod/playlist service before and between my sets.. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for included in the price as you wouldn't want total silence in between my sets. I will create a playlist appropriate to the song choices I will be performing for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I like to allow an hour for set up just to ensure everything is OK and settled ahead of performance time. As soon as I have set up my PA I will be happy to put on my playlist so that there is music playing for your guests ahead of my performance (if you would like this) .

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

My set list is crafted from previous piano-vocal performances however, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I bring my own instrument and full PA in order to perform acoustically for your event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list but there is a special song or two you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am known for my smooth vocal performance and beautiful piano performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The London Palladium Hyatt Regency Hotel, Marble Arch during a visit from Vice President Joe Biden Shepherds Bush Empire Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Birmingham Symphony Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carole King, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy - any great female songwriter and vocalist really.

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

I have performed an acoustic piano & vocal performance of my own material at The London Palladium and Shepherds Bush Empire supporting Paul Carrack and Rebecca Ferguson.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£900

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Alison H, 5 months ago

Lauren was absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful voice and lovely lady. Couldnt have wished for a more suitable singer for our garden party. Absolutely wonderful.

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Natalie S, 1 year ago

Lauren's beautiful voice was perfect for our private dinner event. She performed 2 x 45 min sets throughout our dinner and it was the perfect background music to our evening. All of our guests were commenting on how incredible she was which really brought that extra something to our event. Highly recommend her and I am sure we will hire her again :)

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Laura R, 1 year ago

From the feedback we had from our guests, Lauren was amazing and perfect for the charity event. She sounded amazing and was perfect as either background music or to stand and listen to in awe during cocktail hour of the event - exactly what we wanted. Thank you!

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