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Rachel Dawson Cello

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All your favourites played on the rich tones of the cello, adding a touch of class to every occasion.
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Saint Leonards-on-sea
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have played the cello for many musicians including Muse, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Sinéad O'Connor and many more. Music has taken me all around the world and it is my passion to bring music into people's lives. Highlights include playing at the Brit Awards, the Royal Variety Performance and venues such as the o2 and Wembley Stadium, and being nominated for a Grammy. My solo act is a perfect way to immediately elevate the atmosphere for any occasion. If you want to get your guests going, there is also the option of an upbeat and energetic electric set. It would be a privilege to be a part of your special day.

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Samantha S
2 months ago, for a Charity event in TN37 6DJ
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5 out of 5

Rachel's cello playing added such a lovely touch to the evening. She was very warm and friendly and the guests were very complimentary. Would highly recommend.

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Sarah T
4 months ago, for a Theatre / Show in The Cut
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5 out of 5

Rachel is a superb musician. She plays the cello straight from the heart with top class technique. She was the highlight of our 'Bridges of Madison County' workshop at the National Theatre. She plays with such style and grace and is magnetic to watch as she totally inhabits the music.

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Rachel's Song list

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Greatest Day - Take That
We Found Love - Rihanna
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Halo - Beyoncé
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Only Girl In The World - Rihanna
Rule The World - Take That
Paradise - Coldplay
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Yesterday - The Beatles
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
One Day Like This - Elbow
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Julie Garland
You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
And Many More...

Rachel's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£187.50
Up to 1 hour£312.50
Up to 2 hours£437.50
Up to 3 hours£562.50

Add-ons

Electric cello set
+£625
Cello and vocals set
+£687.50
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The set up is myself on the cello. If required I can do a vocal set accompanied with cello as well.

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

If timings change, I can do my best to accommodate if told in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

30-45 minutes to set up.

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

I am happy to work with you to create your perfect set list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I will bring all the equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can do my best to learn specific song requests. If it is something very obscure there may be an added charge for this.
Musicianship
Genres:
Easy listening, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Ambient, Ibiza club, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Jazz, Light music, Acoustic, Pop, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Songwriter, Composer, Orchestrator, Lyricist
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