Rachel Mercer

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About Rachel Mercer

Top Classical Crossover Singer in the North West for Weddings and Events. Guaranteed to wow your guests!
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Rachel trained in Musical Theatre at Hertfordshire University, gaining a degree in Performing Arts. As a student she was fortunate to be picked to sing a solo at the London Palladium in a Variety Show. After graduating Rachel immediately began working for leading UK holiday companies Grand Hotels and Warner Holidays and began training in classical music. She is a lyric soprano and can sing in Latin, Italian, French, German and even a bit of Maori. Rachel has a wide repertoire of music encompassing classical arias, musical theatre and both vintage and contemporary popular hits which is suitable for most wedding ceremonies, receptions and events. She has performed at many prestigious wedding venues including Cathedrals, stately homes and hotels and has become one of the most sought out classical crossover singers in the North West. Rachel is also able to offer advice on song choices and can provide a bespoke service for your event ensuring the entertainment is tailored to your needs - including the option of learning any special song requests. She has a warm bubbly personality and can easily engage with an audience at events and make an audience feel totally at ease. She can be booked as a soloist with backing tracks, or with an accompanist of your choice or she can happily recommend suitable musicians. Rachel sings a selection of classical pieces from well-known operas, religious pieces, musicals and easy listening music during the wedding ceremony/reception. She also covers pop music from the 1930s to the present day and can combine this with classical crossover music for evening events for people who want a mix of music and some lively music. Rachel also works as a vintage singer and has performed at many big 1940s events including East Lancs Railway, Ingleton, Padiham on Parade, Carlisle Castle etc where she can perform a mix of light jazz and swing music and Patriotic War Time Music from the 1940s. Rachel also offers complimentary background music to be played at the start of the evening and in between sets. If you would like additional music to be played after a performance this can be arranged as an extra.

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Classical crossover, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Classical, Contemporary classical, Opera, Film / TV music, Baroque, Musical theatre, Early music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Disco, Motown, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Rock 'n' Roll, Italian music
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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, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Recording session, Burns night
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Other skills:
Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Community music worker
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Rachel Mercer's Song list

Religious -
Abide with me
Amazing Grace
As I Kneel Before You
Ave Maria Bach
Ave Maria Schubert
How Great Thou Art
I Vow To Thee My Country
I watch the Sunrise
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
Lord is my Shepherd
O Perfect Love
Panis Angelicus
Pie Jesu
The Prayer
* Plus Hymms
Opera and Classical Pieces -
Belle Nuit, O Nuit D'amour
Caro Mio Ben
Il Mio Cuore Va (Italian version of Titanic theme)
Nella Fantasia
Nessun Dorma
One Fine Day
O Mio Babbino Caro
O Sole Mio
Pokarekare Ana
Poor Wandering One
Requiem For A Soldier
River Of Light
The Sun Whose Rays
Time To Say Goodbye
The World In Union
Musical Theatre -
All I Ask Of You – Phantom of the Opera
Bring Him Home – Les Miserables
Can't Help Loving Dat Man
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
Don't Cry For Me Argentina – Evita
I Could Have Danced All Night – My Fair Lady
I don’t know hot to love him
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
Love Changes Everything – Aspects of Love
Mary Poppins Medley
Memory - Cats
Never Enough – The Greatest Showman
On my own (Les Mis)
Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Sound of Music Medley
South Pacific Medley
Tell Me On A Sunday
Think Of Me (Phantom)
Wishing you were somehow here again (Phantom)
With One Look – Sunset Boulevard
Swing/Big Band/Jazz -
All Of Me
Almost like being in love
At Last
Cheek To cheek
It Had To Be You
Lady Is A Tramp
Lets Face The Music And Dance
Orange Coloured Sky
Paper Moon
The Way You Look Tonight
Contemporary Ballads -
All Of Me (John Legend
A Thousand Years
Can't Help Falling In Love With You (classical crossover)
Feels Like Home to Me
Fields Of Gold
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
From This Moment
Make You Feel My Love
Real Love (Tom Oddell)
Thinking Out Loud
What A Wonderful World
1940s War Time -
Be like the Kettle and Sing
Bei Mir bist du Shein
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Choo Choo Boogie
Don't sit under the Apple Tree
In the Mood
It’s a lovely day tomorrow
Lilli Marlene (German/English)
Long way to Tipperary
Nightingale sang in Berkey Square
Pack up your troubles
Putting On The Ritz
There'll be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover
We'll gather lilacs
We'll meet again
Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
1950s and 1960s -
Anyone who had a heart
Be My Baby
Can't Hurry Love
Day Dream Believer
I only wanna be with you
My Guy
Rock Around The Clock
Stupid Cupid
Will You Still Love me
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
You're My World
Uptempo Pop -
ABBA Medley
Bring Me To life
Chain Reaction
Hold My Hand
Man I feel like a woman
Outta my head
Rule The World
Country -
Blanket On The Ground
Coat Of Many Colours
Crystal Chandeliers
Here You Come Again
Do You Hear What I Hear
Jingle Bells
Let it Snow
O Holy Night
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Santa Baby
Walking In The Air
When A Child Is Born
White Christmas
** Selection of popular Carols
Celtic Music -
Calon Lan (Welsh)
Danny Boy
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls
The Ash Grove
The Water is Wide
Til Our Wedding Day
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My versatility of being able to sing such a wide variety of music styles and my ability to interact with an audience and make them feel special, so they have the best day or evening possible.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Rivington Hall Barn Inn on the Lake, Ullswater Lancaster Cathedral The Midland Hotel, Morecambe The Windermere Hotel MacDonald Old England Hotel Windermere Blackpool Hangar 42 Carlisle Castle The Marine Hotel, Troon Leighton Hall Ashton Memorial, Lancaster Padiham Town Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Katherine Jenkins, Sarah Brightman, Hayley Westenra, Andrei Bocelli, Pavarotti, Alfie Boe, Russell Watson, Lesley Garrett, Dame Kiri Kantawa.

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

It’s difficult to choose one as there’s so many to consider.

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

That's ok, as a singer I understand timings can change. Just get in touch and we can amend timings.

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

Yes I can play appropriate music to fit with your event before and after sets, this is a complimentary service.

How much time do you need to set up?

Each venue is different due to size etc, but I need a minimum of 30 minutes to set up and sound check for smaller events/venues and around 45 mins to an hour for bigger events.

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

Absolutely, I offer a bespoke package for most events and I'm even happy to learn new songs if necessary as long as I have around 10 days notice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, though if your venue is extremely large and requires me to go into the 'in house' system I can do that.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, as long as I have around 10 days notice so I can learn the song, get the track and do it full justice.

Rachel Mercer's 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)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£320
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks or Wedding reception
A performances of up to 1 x 45 mins during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks or Wedding Reception
Wedding Ceremony - Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Plus Wedding Reception/Drinks Reception - 1 x 45 mins
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
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Rachel Mercer's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lisa M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Rachel was absolutely amazing!! We were just a small group for her audience, but everyone loved her, such a angelic voice, and a lovely person to match, polite, well dressed for the occasion and chatty. I really can’t express how amazing this young lady is. I have been telling all my friends and I know everyone who was there to witness Rachel’s beautiful singing will be telling all their families and friends. Rachel was on time as arranged. Thank you so much Rachel , you are a star ⭐️

Reply from Rachel Mercer
5 months ago

Thank you for your lovely review Lisa, I’ve just seen this. X

From other customers:

Anthony B
3 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Buckingham MK18
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5 out of 5

I have seen Rachel Mercer perform in musicals as well as singing solo. Clarity of voice; emotion; power and passion are the hallmarks of her performance. A born entertainer.