Singing pianist

Monica MacLeod

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World Class West End Singer & Pianist - Your perfect choice to impress your guests for a romantic wedding reception or a sing along party!
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Redhill
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Monica MacLeod (former Sik Holm) is a resident singer/pianist at PianoWorks in London’s West End, The Dorchester, The Londoner and Browns Restaurants and musical director at SingEasy. She has recently performed at The Kia Oval for former prime ministers and for destination weddings in the hills of Valpolicella. She’s a previous cast member of Gobsmacked! North American Tour - performing in 32 states at world famous venues including the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC. With heaps of experience performing in 40 countries, she’d be delighted to perform at your Special Event; be it your wedding, corporate event, birthday or memorial. Monica can also perform at destination weddings; from Scottish Castles to Italian Vineyards! In addition, she has performed for plenty of Abba and Mamma Mia themed parties and events; solo, duo or with a quartet. Monica is originally from Norway, but she has been based in The UK since 2009. She is a versatile professional, working as a musical theatre performer, singer, actress, voice over artist, pianist/MD, composer, writer and producer. She is often referred to as the little lady with the big voice. From an early age, Monica gained places to prestigious youth talent programmes; including The Talent Development Programme at The Norwegian Academy of Music as a jazz singer and The Talent School in her county as a pianist, being the only pianist occupying one of only 10 places. As a singer, she was taught classically for 3 years before she went on to do a diploma in Musical Theatre in Norway and thereafter moving to The UK in 2009, graduating from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a First Class Degree in Music Performing Arts. She is now also a renown singing teacher with a PGCert and MA in Vocal Pedagogy and students on the West End stage. Monica has headlined all over the world on some of the worlds most luxurious cruise liners including Royal Carribbean, Princess, Celebrity, Seabourn and Holland America, performed in 5-star hotels and theatres in many different countries, as well as acted in films and voiced toys for the world famous brands Fisher Price and Mattel. As a solo singer she has performed for companies such as Rotary International, Lions International, Brittany Ferries, The Dorchester Hotel, Capital Radio FM, Seabourn Yachts and many others as well as countless weddings and private events. She represented Norway as a singer and pianist in the World Championship for Performing Arts in Los Angeles in 2011, and took home both gold and silver medals in her cateogories. She has a great ear for harmonies, good sight reading skills and experience from function bands, harmony groups, choirs, big bands and theatre ensembles.

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April P
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monica has an incredible voice and is an exceptional pianist! We were graced with her talent at our Christmas party where our guests were entertained with her gorgeous voice. Would highly recommend and hope to book her again when I have more time to just sit and enjoy her performance!

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Aleksandra Z
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monica was absolutely amazing and entertained our guests during the evening room change, she had no problem letting my maid of honour join her and sing a song for us on the wedding day and she has accommodated the version and key she was comfortable in doing. The guests all seemed relaxed and enjoying them selves as the music played through the terrace. Monica was punctual and promptly set up and everything was communicated very efficiently, including the change of time and later asking if she would be comfortable playing outside as weather was set to be warm and I knew most guests will be out. Thank you Monica it was a truly amazing day and we're happy you were a part of it ! Aleksandra and Robbie

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Andrea
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Monica played the piano in our wedding, she was absolutely amazing. We were so impressed with her performance, she has a beautiful voice, she was professional, flexible, we couldn't ask for more. All the guess were so happy with her music. She made our wedding!! :D

Reply from Monica
2 years ago

Thank you, Andrea! I thoroughly enjoyed performing at your beautiful wedding!

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Ashley B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Monica was amazing. She has a beautiful voice. We were so impressed with what she did. We would thoroughly recommend her to everyone. Ashley and Debbie

Reply from Monica
2 years ago

Thank you, Ashley! I had a great time performing at your wedding! Thank you for gathering your entourage of strong mates to carry my equipment!

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Jessica B
1 year ago, for a Private event in N33DU
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Monica gave us an incredible evening of ABBA music for my sister’s bridal shower, we danced non stop! Monica was authentic and engaging with such a great voice and presence performing for us. Also a pleasure to deal and arrange the details with. I highly recommend Monica for any event!

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Christina M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in 10 Warwick Rd
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5 out of 5

Monica was an amazing addition to our special day! Her voice is breathtaking and she wowed all our guests. She sang me down the aisle which is a moment I will never forget and sang whilst playing the piano for the duration of our drinks reception. All our guests commented on her fantastic voice and it really set off our day!

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Monica's Song list

EXAMPLE REPERTOIRE (My repertoire consists of over 750 songs - Feel free to ask/request!)
POP/ROCK
22 (Taylor Swift)
A thousand miles (Vanessa Carlton)
A thousand Years (Christina Perri)
About damn time (Lizzo)
Ain’t nobody (Chaka Khan)
Ain't no mountain high enough
Africa (Toto)
Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Alone (Heart)
All by myself (Celine Dion)
All I ask (Adele)
All about you (McFly)
All about that bass (Meghan Trainor)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
All of me (John Legend)
All you need is love (Beatles)
American Boy (Estelle)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Another Day in Paradise (Phil Collins)
Anti-Hero (Taylor Swift)
Anywhere away from here (Pink/Rag’n Boneman)
As it was (Harry Styles)
At Last (Etta James)
Babooshka (Kate Bush)
Baby (Justin Bieber)
Baby One More Time (Britney Spears)
Barbie Girl (Aqua)
Bad Day (Daniel Powter)
Be my baby (The Ronettes)
Beautiful (Carole King)
Before he cheats (Carrie Underwood)
Before you go (Lewis Capaldi)
Because you loved me (Celine Dion)
Before you go (Lewis Capaldi)
Believe (Cher)
Black Magic (Little Mix)
Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
Blinding Lights (The Weekend)
Body and Soul (Anita Baker)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Both sides now (Joni Mitchell)
Born This Way (Lady GaGa)
Brave (Sarah Bareilles)
Break Free (Ariana Grande)
Bring me to life (Evanescence)
Bubbly (Colbie Caillat)
California Gurls (Katy Perry)
Can't fight the moonlight (Leanne Rhimes)
Call me (Blondie)
Call me maybe (Carly Rae Jepson)
Can't get you out of my head (Kylie Minogue)
Can't help falling in love (Elvis Presley)
Can't stop the feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Can't take my eyes off of you (Frankie Valli)
Chandlier (Sia)
Cheap Thrills (Sia)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Close to you (The Carpenters)
Clown (Emelie Sande)
Cold Heart (Elton John/Dua Lipa)
Come On Eileen
Come Together (The Beatles)
Conga (Gloria Estefan)
Congratulations (Cliff Richards)
Cover me in sunshine (Pink)
Crazy Dreams (Carrie Underwood)
Crazy in love (Beyoncé)
Creep
Dance Monkey (Tones and I)
Dancing in The Moonlight (Toploader)
Dance The Night (Dua Lipa)
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Dear Future Husband (Meghan Trainor)
Domino (Jessie J)
Don't feel like crying (Sigrid)
Don't go breaking my heart (Elton John/Kiki Dee)
Don't kill my vibe (Sigrid)
Don't look back in anger (Oasis)
Don't start now (Dua Lipa)
Don't stop believing (Journey)
Don't stop me now (Queen)
Don’t stop the music (Rihanna)
Don't speak (Gwen Stefani)
Don't worry be happy
Don’t you worry’bout a thing (Stevie Wonder)
Downtown (Petula Clark)
Drivers license (Oliva Rodrigo)
Empire State of mind (Alicia Keys)
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Every time we touch (Cascada)
Eternal Flame (Atomic Kitten)
Euphoria
Firework (Katy Perry)
Fix You (Coldplay)
Flowers (Mikey Cyrus)
F*** You (Lily Allen)
For once in my life (Stevie Wonder)
Forget You (CeeLo Green)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
Genie in a bottle (Christina Aguilera)
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Abba)
Girls just wanna have fun (Cyndi Lauper)
Glue song (Beabadoobee)
Go your own way (Fleetwood Mac)
Good as hell (Lizzo)
Golden (Jill Scott)
Hallelujah! I love her (Ray Charles)
Happy (Bruno Mars)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Heaven is a place on earth
Here you come again (Dolly Parton)
Here comes the sun (The Beatles)
Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Hey Ya (OutKast)
Higher and Higher (Stevie Wonder)
Highway to Hell (AC/DC)
Hips don't lie (Shakira)
Hit me with your best shot (Pat Benatar)
Hold my hand (Jess Glynne)
Hold the line (Toto)
Holding out for a hero (Bonnie Tyler)
Holiday (Madonna)
Hot Hot Hot (Buster Poindexter)
Hot Stuff (Donna Summer)
Hotel California (Eagles)
How will I know (Whitney Houston)
I feel the earth move (Carole King)
I am woman (Helen Reddy)
I gotta feeling (The Black Eyed Peas)
I knew you were trouble (Taylor Swift)
I knew you were waiting
Ironic (Alanis Morisette)
I really like you (Carly Rae Jepsen)
I say a little prayer (Aretha Franklin)
I still haven't found what I'm looking for (U2)
I wanna dance with somebody (Whitney Houston)
I will always love you (Whitney Houston)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I wish (Stevie Wonder)
If I ain't got you (Alicia Keys)
Imagine (John Lennon)
Is this love (Bob Marley)
Isn't she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
It's Oh So Quiet (Bjork)
It's Raining Men (The Weather Girls)
I'll be there for you (The Rembrandts)
I'm so excited (The Pointer Sisters)
I'm a believer (Neil Diamond)
I’m like a bird (Nelly Furtado)
I’m still standing (Elton John)
I'm yours (Jason Mraz)
Isn’t she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Lavender Haze (Taylor Swift)
Leave the door open (Bruno Mars)
Love don't cost a thing (Jennifer Lopez)
Jolene (Dolly Parton)
Jump (Van Halen)
Just give me a reason (Pink)
Just the two of us (Bill Withers)
Just the way you are (Billy Joel)
Just the way you are (Bruno Mars)
Karma (Taylor Swift)
Karma Chameleon (Boy George)
Ketchup Song (Las Ketchup)
Killing me softly (Fugees)
Kiss Me (Sixpence)
Kiss from a rose (Seal)
Kokomo (The Beach Boys)
Let it be (The Beatles)
Levitating (Dua Lipa)
Like a star (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Like a virgin (Madonna)
Like I'm gonna lose you (Meghan Trainor)
Livin' on a prayer (Bon Jovi)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Love is like a butterfly (Dolly Parton)
Love on top (Beyonce)
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
Love Song (Sarah Bareilles)
Love me do (The Beatles)
Lovely day (Bill Withers)
Lucky (Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat)
Lullaby (Paloma Faith)
Made you look (Meghan Trainor)
Make you feel my love (Adele)
Make your own kind of music (Paloma Faith)
Man! I feel like a woman (Shania Twain)
Mambo No. 5 (Lou Bega)
Marry You (Bruno Mars)
Mercy (Duffy)
Million Dollar Bill (Whitney Houston)
MmmBop (Hanson)
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Mr Brightside (The Killers)
Murder on the dance floor (Sophie Ellis-Bexter)
My Future (Billie Eilish)
My Girl (The Temptations)
My Oh My (Camila Cabello)
Natural Woman (Carole King)
Never gonna not dance again (Pink)
Never too much (Luther Vandross)
New Rules (Dua Lipa)
Next to me (Emilie Sande)
Nine to fIve (Dolly Parton)
No one (Alicia Keys)
No One but you (Queen)
No Scrubs (TLC)
No time to die (Billie Eilish)
Norwegian Wood (The Beatles)
Nothing compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor)
Ocean Eyes (Billie Eilish)
Oh What a Night (Frankie Valli and the four seasons)
Oops. I did it again (Britney Spears)
One call away (Charlie Puth)
One of us (Joan Osborne)
One way or another (Blondie)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
Paid my dues (Anastacia)
Party in The USA (Miley Cyrus)
Party Rock Anthem
Peaches (Justin Bieber)
Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
Piece of my heart (Janis Joplin)
Pinball Wizard (The Who)
Pretty Woman
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Prisoner (Miley Cyrus/Dua Lipa)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Put your records on (Corinne Bailey Ray)
Rain on me (Lady Gaga/Ariana Grande)
Rainy days and Mondays (The Carepenters)
Read all about it (Emilie Sande)
Relight my fire (Take That)
Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Right to be wrong (Joss Stone)
Rio De Janeiro Blue (Randy Crawford)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
Rise Up (Andrea Day)
Rise like a phoenix (Conchita Wurst)
River (Joni Mitchell)
River Deep Mountain High (Tina Turner)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Rock DJ (Robbie Williams)
Rolling in the deep (Adele)
Rise Up (Andrea Day)
Rude (Magic!)
Runaway (The Corrs)
Sailing (Rod Stewart)
Save your tears (The weekend)
Say So (Doja Cat)
Say my name (Destiny's Child)
Senorita (Camilla Cabelo)
Seven Nation Army (White stripes)
September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Sex on fire (Kings of Leon)
Simply the best (Tina Turner)
Single Ladies (Beyonce)
Sitting on the dock of the bay (Bob Marley)
Shake it off (Taylor Swift)
Shape of you (Ed Sheeran)
Shout (Lulu)
Shut up and dance (Walk the moon)
Since you've been gone (Kelly Clarkson)
Skaterboi (Avril Lavigne)
Soak up the sun (Sheryl Crow)
Somebody else’s guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Somewhere only we know (Keane)
Sorry (Justin Bieber)
Shout out to my ex (Little Mix)
Simply the Best (Tina Turner)
Soak up the sun (Sheryl Crow)
Something about the way you look tonight (Elton John)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Stand by me (Ben E. King)
Stay with me (Sam Smith)
Still the one (Shania Twain)
Stop (Jamelia)
Stop (Spice Girls)
Story of my life (One Direction)
Street life (Randy Crawford)
Sucker (Jonas Brothers)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Summer of 69
Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Survivor (Destiny’s child)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Sweet Love (Anita Baker)
Take on me (Aha)
Teenage Dirtbag
Telephone (Lady Gaga)
Thank u next (Ariana Grande)
That's what friends are for
The Climb (Miley Cyrus)
The Edge of Glory (Lady Gaga)
The Power of Love (Celine Dion)
The show must go on (Queen)
This love (Maroon 5)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
Toxic (Britney Spears)
True Colours (Phil Collins)
Turn me on (Norah Jones)
Twist and Shout (The Beatles)
Umbrella (Rhianna)
Unbreak my heart (Toni Braxton)
Under the boardwalk (The Beach Boys)
Unwritten (Natalie Imbruglia)
Uptown Girl (Westlife)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Waiting for a star to fall (Boy meets Girl)
Walk on by (Dionne Warwick)
Wannabe (Spice Girls)
Warwick Avenue (Duffy)
Warrior (Demi Levato)
Waterloo (Abba)
Watermelon Sugar (Harry Styles)
What’s love got to do with it (Tina Turner)
What makes you beautiful (One Direction)
Whenever Wherever (Shakira)
Who you are (Jessie J)
Why do fools fall in love (Frankie Lymon)
Winter (Tori Amos)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)
You and I (John Legend)
You and I (Lady Gaga)
You are the sunshine of my life (Stevie Wonder)
You can't hurry love (The Supremes)
You drive me crazy (Britney Spears)
You Learn (Alanis Morisette)
You might need somebody (Randy Crawford)
Your song (Elton John)
You've got the love (Florence and the machine)
ABBA
I know them all - just ask!
BEATLES
I know most - just ask!
FILM/THEATRE/DISNEY
(If you love Disney - I have a rep of about 100 Disney songs!)
A dream is a wish your heart makes (Cinderella)
Astonishing (A Little Women)
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
Almost There (Princess and the frog)
All you wanna do (Six)
City of Stars (LaLa Land)
Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita)
Can you feel the love tonight (The Lion King)
Colors of the wind (Pochahontas)
Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmatians)
Dead Mom (Beetlejuice)
Defying Gravity (Wicked)
Dyin ain't so bad (Bonnie and Clyde)
Fame
Far too Late (Cinderella)
For your eyes only (James Bond)
God help the outcasts (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Goldfinger (James Bond)
He's a tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
Hopelessly devoted to you (Grease)
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
I'm not afraid of anything (Songs for a new world)
I just can't wait to be king (The Lion King)
I will always love you (Whitney Houston)
Into the unknown (Frozen)
I've had the time of my life (Dirty Dancing)
Listen (Dreamgirls)
Love you I do (Dreamgirls)
Memory (Cats)
Never Enough (The Greatest Showman)
Part of your world (The little Mermaid)
Pokemon Theme
Reflection (Mulan)
Smoke on the water (Deep Purple)
Somewhere over the rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
Somewhere out there (An American Tale)
Shallow (LadyGaga)
Square Root of Possible (Jingle Jangle)
So much better (Legally Blonde)
Story of my life (One Direction)
The Final Countdown (Europe)
This is me (The Greatest Showman)
Tightrope (The Greatest Showman)
Times are hard for dreamers (Amelie)
What a feeling (Flashdance)
You got time (Theme from Orange is the new black)
Zero to Hero (Hercules)
JAZZ/OLDIES
A nightingale sang in Berkley Square
All of me
As time goes by
Baubles, Bangles and Beads
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
Cheek to Cheek
Cry me a river
Bewitched
Girl from Ipanema
Fever
Fly me to the moon
I could write a book
I get a kick out of you
L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
Love me or leave me
Moon River
Misty
My funny Valentine
My one and only love
Nature Boy
New York, New York
Spring can really hang you up the most
Sway
That's life
The Closest things to crazy
The lady is a tramp
We'll meet again
When I fall in love
Why don't you do right
AND MANY MANY MORE!

Monica's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£350
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£600
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My ability to adapt to almost any genre with an incredible versatility singing and playing anything from jazz via pop/rock to musical theatre and classical crossover.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Kennedy Center, Washington DC United Stadium, Chicago Broadway Playhouse, Chicago Panasonic Theatre, Toronto Cardiff Stadium Hangzhou Theatre, Hangzhou Dorchester Hotel, London The Savoy, London Claridges, London Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles The Piano Works Seabourn Royal Caribbean Holland America Cruises Princess Cruises Celebrity Cruises

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

Half Time Performance for Chicago Bulls at The United Stadium, Chicago

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

I always keep consistent communication with my clients in the planning process. Keep me informed of any changes and I will try to be as flexible as possible.

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

I am happy to provide music through my PA between sets, and after sets until closing for an additional fee. Please ensure you let me know in advance if you require this service.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up time is 1 hour. If you need me to arrive for set up earlier than 1.5 hours prior to the event, this can be provided for an additional £50 for 2 - 2.5 hours prior.

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

It depends on the size of the venue. You must also be able to confirm and ensure it is tuned and of a good standard.

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

You can certainly request songs from my extensive repertoire and wish for particular songs to be included. However, please allow me to recommend and discuss the set lists with you as I have experience knowing what works for various settings.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I can also provide a white grand piano case for an extra fee.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, but please let me know in good time. 2 songs are included in your quote. Additional songs will incur an extra fee to allow for rehearsal time and preparation.
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Genres:
Christmas, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Covers, Funk, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Rock
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Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Arranger, Actor, Dancer, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Theory teaching
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