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Neil Balfour is a bass-baritone who sings professionally for opera companies and as a soloist for concerts.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, Folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Light music, Avant garde, Easy listening, Vintage, Italian music, German music, French music, Spanish music, Russian music
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
Arranger, Actor, Musical comedy, Singing teaching, Animateur
BACH St. Matthew Passion - Gladly would I take upon me, Give me back my Lord, Come, healing cross, come, Make thee clean, my heart from sin
BELLINI La Sonnambula - Vi ravviso
CHILCOTT Wenceslas - Wenceslas
DEBUSSY Pelléas et Mélisande - Je n’en dis rien
DOUGLAS The Ballad of Baby Doe - Warm as the Autumn Light
HANDEL Alexander’s Feast - Revenge Timotheus Cries
HANDEL Judas Maccabaeus - Arm, arm ye brave
HANDEL Orlando - Sorge infausta una procella
HANDEL Samson - Honour and Arms
HANDEL Theodora - Go, My Faitful Soldier, Go
HANDEL Theodora - Cease, Ye Slaves your fruitless pray'r
HAYDN Mass in Time of War - Qui tollis peccata mundi
MOZART Cosi fan Tutte - Vorrei Dir
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro - La Vendetta, Se Vuol Ballare, Aprite un Po
MOZART Requiem - Tuba Mirum
OFFENBACH La Vie Parisienne - In This Great City
PUCCINI La Boheme - Vecchia Zimarra, Senti
PURCELL The Tempest - Arise, Ye Subterranean Winds
SULLIVAN Ruddigore - When the Night Howls
SULLIVAN The Sorcerer - My name is John Wellington Wells
STRAVINSKY Oedipus Rex - Respondit Deus
WAGNER Tannhäuser - O Du mein Holder Abendstern
WEILL Street Scene - Let Things Be Like They Always Was, I Loved Her Too
BERNSTEIN West Side Story - Maria, Tonight, Cool
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Oklahoma! - Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’, Lonely Room
LOEWE Camelot - How to Handle A Woman
COLE PORTER Kiss me Kate - Brush Up Your Shakespeare, So in Love
KURT WEILL Lost in the Stars - Stay Well
SONDHEIM Sweeney Todd - My Friends
Please contact me for a full list of English Songs, Italian Songs, Lieder, Melodie, American Songs and Duets
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
“I always try our 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 us know.”
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free."
How much time do you need to set up?
“We usually set up about 30 minutes before the performance time. As soon as our piano or PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!”
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
“Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're 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, absolutely! We can bring our own instruments to play if your venue doesn't have a piano or PA system.”
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am a storyteller. I don't just sing the songs, I explain the stories behind them and enjoy an active acting approach when I sing.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed in venues in England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, Spain, Italy and Sicily
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
My favourite singer at the moment is Cesare Siepi, a great Italian Bass.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I'm not sure if I look at gigs in terms of high or low profile but some that are of interest include doing voice-over work for Youtube Channel’s with views on my videos reaching well over 100 million, premiering the first electronic opera, conducting 300+ mass choirs and performing a private show for Her Majesty The Queen.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£180|
|Up to 1 hour||£300|
|Up to 2 hours||£400|
|Up to 3 hours||£500|
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