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Mark is an acoustic and electric violinist with over ten years performing experience. He can play a wide variety of music for your occasion
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Mark is an award-winning acoustic and electric violinist with over 10 years performing experience. He can play a variety of styles of music to suit your occasion from classical to contemporary. He has his own sound and lighting system he uses which plays his high quality backing tracks as well as his electric violin if the electric violin is desired. Mark has played with orchestras in notable venues including the Poole Lighthouse Concert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Mark has also performed, as a soloist in prestigious venues, such as, The Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre and the O2 Academy Bournemouth. When he was younger, he was a finalist in the biggest talent competition in the South of England, on two occasions.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Classical crossover, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Pop, Christmas, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Top 40, Disco
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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Song list

Songs from the shows:
All I Ask Of You – The Phantom of the opera
Any Dream Will Do - Joeseph
As if we never said goodbye – Sunset Boulevard
Bring Him Home
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Circle of life – The Lion King
Don't cry for me Argentina - Evita
Edelweiss – The Sound of Music
Feed the birds – Mary Poppins
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
Jurassic Park Theme – Jurassic Park
Love changes Everything – Aspects of Love
Memory - CATS
Moon River – Breakfst at Tiffany's
The Music of the Night - The Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the opera
Stars – Les Miserables
Stay Awake – Mary Poppins
The Bare Neccessities / I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book
Think of Me - The Phantom of the opera
Where Is Love - Oliver
You'll Never Walk Alone - Carousel
Pop / Jazz:
A Thousand Years – Christinna Perri
Ain't Misbehavin'
Amazed - Lonestar
Annie's Song – John Denver
Budapest – George Ezra
California Dreamin' – The Mamas and the Papas
Can't take my eyes off you – Andy Williams
Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
Come fly with me – Frank Sinatra / Michael Buble
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Dellilah – Tom Jones
Down by the Riverside
Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
Everyday – Buddy Holly
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
I Have A Dream - ABBA
I'll Stand By You – The Pretenders
Human – Rag'n'bone man
Human – The Killers
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I just called to say I love you – Stevie Wonder
I wanna hold your hand – The Beatles
I'm A Believer- The Monkees
Isn't she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Livin' on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Make you feel my love - Adele
Money, Money, Money - ABBA
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Next To Me – Emeli Sande
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Pick a Bale of Cotton – Derek Ryan
The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rhinestone Cowboy – Glenn Cambell
Rockin' all over the World – Status Quo
Sacrifice – Elton John
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sway – Michael Buble
Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
That's My Goal – Shayne Ward
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley
You were Always on my Mind - Elvis Presley
Classical / Opera:
The Blue Daube
Pachabel's Canon
Toreador's Song
Radetsky March
The Swan
Nessun Dorma
Panis Angelicus


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£140
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£270


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Laura B, 1 year ago

Mark from the minute I booked him was very helpful and organised. He learnt songs for me to perform on the day.. really lovely guy would definitely book him again..

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Stacey C, 1 year ago

Mark is an excellent communicator. Very helpful and organised. Beautiful violinist. Highly recommended!

Care H, 6 years ago

Thank you for all you do for us

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