Accordionist

Marianne Smith

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About Marianne

Accordionist
Alton
Public liability insurance
Hi, I play assorted music on my beloved piano accordion Also wide selection of music available And could play themed requests

I started playing the Accordion at ten years of age, inspired by my Father who played in music halls around the country as a teenager. Along the way I also took up Organ and Keyboard. For the past sixteen years I have regularly entertained audiences, with ten years experience performing in residential homes. In 2016 I was invited to appear at Haslemere Fringe Festival, after being a regular busker at Weyhill Artisan Market. I have also taken part in the Woking Town Centre street entertainment programme and guested at Hampshire Farmers Market. With an extensive repertoire from Over the Rainbow to I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts as well as classics like Moon River and Under the Bridges of Paris, I can adapt my music programme to suit your needs. Special or Seasonal sets such as Christmas and Easter can be performed, as well as working with you on any Themed events such as French or Old-Time Sing-Along. Let me come and lighten up your room with my endearing and vivacious stage presence. I am DBS certified, Health & Safety qualified, have some Dementia awareness training and Public Liability Insurance.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Light music, Easy listening, Acoustic
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Instruments:
Accordion, Keyboard
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

I saw her standing there
Yellow submarine
A hard days night
Delilah
Green grass of home
Paper roses
I believe
My favourite things
Edelweiss
Sixteen going on seventeen
Do re mi
Moonlight serenade
At last
Elmers tune
Heart
You only live twice
From Russia with love
Moon River
Stranger on the shore
I believe
Under the bridges of Paris
Thoroughly modern Millie
Happy wanderer
Spanish Eyes
Viva
Five foot two eyes of blue
When you're smiling
You are my sunshine
I do like to be beside the seaside
Drunken sailor
Customer questions

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

I can be flexible, subject to schedule

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

Sorry no

How much time do you need to set up?

10 minutes

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

I try to include as many requested songs as I can

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am self sufficient

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Subject to time allowed beforehand

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Acoustic female accordion artiste, playing standards

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Haslemere fringe festival Restaurants Outside garden events Care/ residential homes and social clubs

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Various

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

All are equally important through my eyes

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450

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Julie R, 15 days ago

A very pleasant and personable lady who was ideal for the occasion and venue....... I had requested certain songs which she kindly performed and not only my Dad but all in attendance thoroughly enjoyed.

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Mature H

Lovely evening will book again for mums birthday evening I rate this person very talented