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'As she strikes each key with a force of beauty. Melissa is the ultimate asset to any exclusive event ('I Am The Industry Magazine.2019)
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Sittingbourne
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New age Classical Pianist bringing both traditional Classical and Modern repertoire to the stage. Inspired by the works of Debussy and Ludovico Einaudi ,she has curated the perfect set lists to suit any occasion including Weddings, cooperated Events and VIP Events etc Creating the ultimate relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere 'as she strikes each key with a force of beauty.('I Am The Industry Magazine.2019) Melissa performed at a Wedding in Goudhurst in the beautiful St Marys Church for a client. The performance  was 'absolutely beautiful. All the guests were really impressed and we are delighted that she made our day so special. She's an exceptionally talented musician' (Sophie Govan, Wedding Client 2019. )The music for the Event was inspired by the work of Chopin' Waltz in E Flat Major' and Ludovico Einaudi 'igiorni'.  Recently worked for Founder of Rassatti Express and La Familia Carasatti Luxury,  composing music for Harrods, London. Working with this Client was an exciting and insightful opportunity. 'Professional on and off camera, minimal direction needed, bringing a superb energy and talent as she performed' (Caesar Rassati Founder 2019) Melissa's artistry includes Film Composition and arrangement including her original Film piece 'Lonely Hearts Club'  soon to be premiered by Director Dale Allen in his short film 'Don't Blame Jack' A poignant and powerful Film basing around the theme of lost love. Combining passionate arrangement  and innovative ideas the piece really enlighten this project to another dimension. the 'Final composition was absolutely breathtaking. ('Dale Allen, Film Director,2019 Brighton) Melissas artistry also  includes her own interpretations of famous Pop covers fused with a Classical edge.Embracing the new waves of the modern music industry but rooted with strong traditional Classical elements, which makes her work captivating for all audiences in a universal musical language. Melissa has a wide repertoire of music from Pop, Classical and Film that can tailored to your music requirements and is more than happy to always happy to take on song requests that will make your event special and memorable . Get in touch now and she’ll get right back to you to answer any questions you might have.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Film / TV music, Classical, Contemporary classical, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Rock, Originals, Easy listening, Light music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Composer, Fluent improviser, Accompanist
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Song list

Select the perfect repertoire for any event including Weddings, Private events, also upcoming Christmas events choose from my crafted repertoires of traditional Classical, Contemporary Classical and song covers.
WEDDINGS
'LOVE IS IN THE AIR'...available in both traditional and contemporary classical style
Traditional Classical repertoire
Clare De Lune by Debussy
Nocturne in Eflat major op9 no2 by Chopin
Ave Maria by Schubert
Prelude in C major by bach
Love Theme by Ennio Morricone
Arabesque No.1 by Debussy
Reverie by Debussy
Nocturne No.1 by Chopin
Nocturne op9 no2 by Chopin
Pachabels canon in D by pachabels
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La Primavera' by Antonio Vivaldi
Easy listening Classical by Eric Satie and Debussy
Suite Bergamasque
La mer
La Fille aux cheveus de lin
Petite Suite
Reverie
Nocturnes
Pour le Piano
Beau Soir
String Quartet
Premier Rhapsody
Piano Trio
Fantasia for piano and orchestra
Eric Satie
Gymnopadie
Parade Vexations
Socrate La Piccadilly Relanche
Gymnopadie no 3
Dance de travers
Contemporary Classical repertoire
To create a easy listening and ambient atmosphere for your guests...
Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi
Nuvole bianche by Ludovico Einaudi
Una mattina by Ludovico Einaudi
Le onde by Ludovico Einaudi
Ascent by Ludovico Einaudi
Berlin Song by Ludovico Einaudi
River flows in you by Yirumi
Bellas lullaby from Twlight
Inception theme from Hanz Zimmer
Pop Classical Repertoire
'THE FIRST TIME'
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud by Ed Sheeran
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Beautiful people by Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years by Christina perri
Human by Christina Perri
Lovely by Billie Eilish
The first time ever I saw your face by George Micheal
Wings by Birdy
Skinny love Birdy
Marry You by Train
Someone you loved Lewis Capaldi
Breathe Me by Sia
Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Forget You by CeeLo Green
Good Times by Chic
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley/ Leonard Cohen
Happy by Pharrell Williams
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars
Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Make You Feel My Love by Adele
Pop/Rock covers
Dancing on my own by Robyn
Rolling in the deep by Adele
Sky Fall by Adele
Back to black by Amy Winehouse
Feeling good by Muse
Mariner's Apartment Complex by Lana Del Rey
My Immortal by Evanescence
When The Parties Over by Billie Eilish
Video Games by Lana Del Rey
Fields Of Gold by Sting
CHRISTMAS EVENTS AND WEDDINGS
'LET IT SNOW'
Away in a manger by Felix Bernard
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen trad.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Hugh Martin
Last Christmas George Michael Cohan
Let It SnowJule Styne
The Christmas Song Mel Torme
The Christmas Song by Micheal buble
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Eddie Pola
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve by Frank Loesser
White Christmas Irving Berlin
I wish it could be Christmas everyday by Roy Wood
Santa Baby by Trad
So here it is Merry Christmas by Slade
Santa Clause is coming to town by Mariah Carey
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
FILM/GAME
Inception Soundtrack 'Time' by Hans Zimmer
Harry Potter Theme pieces
Games of Thrones Theme Pieces
Final Fantasy Theme Pieces
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme by Hans Zimmer
Stranger Things Soundtrack by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
Customer questions

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

I always cater the needs for my clients and deliver the full service they have booked regardless of any timing changes, if anything changes prior to the event, or on the day there is any delays. Just let me know and will be happy in playing some extra pieces for you to keep the smoothness of the event flowing for you guests.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will be prepared to start playing instantly for you and can provide a beautiful atmosphere of acoustic covers for your guests as they arrive at the event.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Of course, I would require to see the piano prior the event if possible.

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

Absolutely! My set list is a range of different styles of music to accommodate any event, with Classical and Modern versions of these pieces.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

I would require a piano at the event location.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! if there is a particular song or piece your would like to be played just let me know 1 week prior so I can curate this special request in my Repertoire. Additional fee £30

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Its originality, doing my own versions of song covers in my own classical style if requested. How i can learn songs quickly and deliver a confident performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Concorde 2 Brighton and Several Piano Competitions including sevenoaks and Maidstone Music Festival.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ludovico Einaudi, Micheal Newman, Tokio Myers, Yirumi.

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

Concorde 2 - Guests of 400

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
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£200
Christmas Weddings
The most romantic and magical time of the year! My Christmas Wedding Repertoire is a blend of Traditional and Contemporary Classical, also including Pop Classical and Christmas song cover favourites. All designed with your guests in mind to create the most relaxed and ambient atmosphere as you enjoy your Wedding day. Make your Wedding magical with the dreamy and romantic scores of Debussy and Ludovico Einaudi.
£350
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£600

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Steph G, 1 year ago

Melissa was professional from the beginning to end and really set a wonderful atmosphere to our Wedding reception. We can't thank her enough for her performance and all our guests commented on her beautiful repertoires which really made our wedding day memorable.

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Nathan L, 1 year ago

Melissa Harrison in my opinion as a uk and international music agent/booker has outstanding raw talent , potential to perform at big venues and small intimate venues , and set the world on fire with her captivating aura and should be given the opportunity to shine and perform with her peers in the industry. Watch this space!!

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