Electric Violinist

Rachel Somerset

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Professional Events & Wedding Violinist - Electric and Acoustic Outstanding Violin Performances For Any Event.
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Rachel is a professional award-winning British violinist based in London, who specialises in providing outstanding and high standard live music performances for corporate & private events, weddings, dinner parties, serenades and many other special occasions. Rachel is an avid performer of extraordinary music and is regularly engaged to perform in London and the rest of the UK, Europe and South America. Her live and eclectic electric/acoustic violin performances bring a touch of excellence to any great event as well as being a fantastic alternative to a string quartet. Playing a variety of songs ranging from Classical to Pop, Rock to Bollywood, Jazz, New Age and Celtic Music, Rachel is sure to make your event one to remember. She is also a very well established Bollywood Violinist and one of the UK's top specialists in the Asian Wedding industry. Her life, from a very young age, has been filled with music, and together with her dance and drama training Rachel became a very confient, talented and natural performer. Having been instructed by leading world class violin masters and a lifetime of dedication, Rachel is recognised for her extremely high standard as a musician with exceptional talent, creating such high demand for her services that Rachel has to date played at over 1200 weddings alone and hundreds of other prestigious events in the past 20 years and is constantly pushing the boundaries in her choice of songs, her electric violin and performance skills during her performances.

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Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Ambient pop, R&B, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Bollywood
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Dancer, Fluent sight-reader
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Rachel's Song list

Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber
Air on a G String - Bach **
Arioso - Bach **
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ashokan Farewell* **
Ave Maria - Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert **
Allegro from Sonata in Eminor - Mozart
Allegro Molto from Sonatina in D major – Schubert
Allegro from Concerto in A minor – Vivaldi
Allegro moderato - Dvorak
Allegro - Fiocco
Ashokan Farewell **
Canon in D - Pachelbel **
Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni **
Chanson du Matin – Elgar
Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Chanson Boheme - Bizet
Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morriconne **
Con te Partiro (Time to say Goodbye) - Andrea Bocelli **
Downton Abbey (The Suite) - John Lunn
Gymnopedie No 1 - Erik Satie
Granada - Frank Sinatra **
Greensleeves **
Grabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone **
Hornpipe from Water Music Suite in D - Handel
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi **
Intermezzo Op.117 no.1- Brahms
Jesu Joy of Man`s Desiring - Bach **
Jerusalem (hymn) - Parry
Jupiter (theme from the Hovis advert) - Holst
Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
Largo (Aria from Xerxes) - Handel
Ljosid - Olafur Arnalds **
Morning from Peer Gynt - Grieg
Meditation from "Thais" - Massenet
Melodie - Gluck **
Nessun Dorma - Turandot**
Nella Fantasia - Ennio Morricone**
Nimrod (Enigma Variations) - Edward Elgar
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla **
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Passagio - Ludovico Einaudi **
Pavane - Faure
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Pie Jesu - Faure **
Pie Jesu- Andrew Lloyd Webber
Schindler's List
Siciliano, Sonata no.4 in C minor - Bach
Sonata in F Major - Handel
Serenade, Schubert
Through the Arbor - Kevin Kern **
Trumpet Voluntary - Henry Purcell **
Vocalise, Rachmaninoff
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Wagner
Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay **
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri **
Amarantine - Enya
Angel - Sarah Mclachlan **
Angel - The XX
Amazing Grace
Ashokan Farewell* **
All my life - K-Ci & JoJo
All of me (Original Version) - John Legend **
All of me (Remix Version) **
All of the lights - Kanye West
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
Ashokan Farewell* **
Back for Good - Take That
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Cher
Beating Heart - Ellie Goulding
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazques
BitterSweet Symphony - The Verve
Blower's Daugther, The - Damian Rice **
Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
Bring on The Night - The Corrs **
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Calling all Angels - Jane Siberry (from film Pay It Forward) **
California Dreamin' - Sia
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Chandelier - Sia **
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Chasing Pavements - Adele
Clocks - Coldplay
Close To You - Carpenters
Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua **
Come On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Coming Around Again - Carly Simon
Con te Partiro (Time to say Goodbye) - Andrea Bocelli **
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Chandelier - Sia **
Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling **
Dance With My Father Again - L Vandross & R Marx **
Danny Boy - Traditional
Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Don't worry, be happy - Bobby McFerrin
Down - Jay Sean
Dust in the Wind - K Livgreen
Edge of Desire - John Mayer
Edge of Glory, The - Lady Gaga
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Falling Slowly -The Frames **
Fascination - Marchetti & Feraudy
Fight Song - Rachel Platten **
First of May - Bee Gees **
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Forever Young - Alphaville **
For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart) - James Horner **
From this Moment on - Shania Twain **
Giving it all away - Leo Sayer
God help the outcasts
Grow old with you
Halo - Beyonce
Have I Told Lately - Van Morrison
Happy Birthday - Traditional *
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen **
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzales **
Hello - Adele **
Hero - Enrique Iglesias **
Home away from home - Phil Coulter
Hoppippolla - Sigur Ros **
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
I can't stop loving you (though I try) - Leo Sayer
I Don't Wanna Talk About It - Rod Stewart
I dreamed a dream - Schonberg **
I dreamed of you - Barbra Streisand
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
It's All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion
If I Were a Boy - Beyonce
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Into the West - Annie Lennox (Lord of the Rings)
I Started a Joke - Bee Gees **
I won't let you go - James Morrison
I Think it's going to rain today - Randy Newman
It will rain - Bruno Mars
I'll be missing you - Sting
I Started a Joke - Bee Gees **
Just give me a reason - Pink **
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Killing me softly - The Fugees
Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Kiss the rain - Yiruma
Kissing you - Desree **
Ljosid - Olafur Arnalds **
Love is all around - The Troggs
Lovers (House of Flying Daggers) - S Umebayashi **
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding **
Looking Through the Eyes of Love - Melissa Manchester
Mad World - Tears for Fears **
Mandy - Barry Manilow
My way - Sinatra **
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mamma Mia - Abba
Marry You - Bruno Mars **
May it be - Enya **
Memory (Cats) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
My Immortal - Evanescence
Moon River - Frank Sinatra **
Naruto (Sadness and Sorrow) **
Nothing Compares to you - Prince
Now we are free - Gladiator Theme **
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel **
One Day (Reckoning Song) - Asaf Avidan
One Day Like This - Elbow
Over the rainbow - Arlen
One fine day - Mariah Carey
Perfect - Ed Sheeran **
Perfidia **
Petite Fleur - Sidney Bechet
Por Una Cabeza (Scent of a Woman theme) - Carlos Gardel **
Power of Love
Purple Rain - Prince
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Read all about It - Emeli Sande
Requiem for a Soldier - Michael Kamen **
River Flows in You - Yiruma **
Roar - Katy Perry **
Run - Snow Patrol (and Leona Lewis) **
Rule the World - Take That **
Reason - Hoobastank
Sadness and Sorrow - Naruto Sountrack
She - Elvis Costello **
Show me Heaven - Marie Mckee
Someone like you - Adelle **
Somewhere (there's a place for us) - Leonard Bernstein
Somewhere only we know - Keane **
Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Skyscraper - T Gad, L Robbins and K Kõiv (by Demi Lovato) **
Send in the Clowns - Stephen Sondheim
Secrets - One Republic **
Set fire to the rain - Adele
Speak softly love (The Godfather Theme) - Nino Rota
Stand by Me - Ben E King
Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding **
Skinny Love - Birdy
Skyfall - Adelle
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
Swing Low Chariot - Gospel
Stranger in Paradise - G Forrest and R Wright
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
Time to say goodbye - Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
Titanic Theme - James Horner
To make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
Together again - Janet Jackson
To Zanarkand - N Uematsu
The Edge of Glory -Lady Gaga
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
The Eternal Vow - Tan Dun
The First Time Ever I saw Your Face - Roberta Flack **
The Gael - Last of the Mohicans **
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
The Prayer - Andrea Bocelli
The Secret Wedding (Braveheart) **
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran **
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
The writer - Ellie Goulding
Unchained Melody - Alex North
Vivo Per Lei - Andrea Bocelli
Videos games - Lana del Rey **
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong
Whatever - Oasis
When she loved me - Sarah Mclachlan
Whiter Shade of Pale - K Reid and G Brooker
Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush **
You & I - John Legend **
Your Song - Elton John
Young and Beautiful - Lana del Rey
You Raise Me Up - Rolf Lovland **
Aa Bhi Ja - Sur
Aankhon Mein Teri - Om Shanti Om **
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - (Theme)
Banjaara - Ek Villain **
Chura Liya Hai Tumne **
Dard Dilon Ke Kam Ho Jate - The Expose
Deehre - Zack Night
Desi Girl - Dostana **
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha - A Love Story **
Galiyaan - Ek Villain
Hasi Ban Gaye (Female Version) - Hamari Adhuri Kahan **
Harem - Specially Arranged Song **
Haule Haule - Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Humko Hamise Chura Lo - Mohabbatein **
It's Life - Niraj Chag **
Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din - Mera Naam Joker **
Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire
Jashn E Bahaara - Jodha Akbar **
Jeena Jeena - Badlapur **
Jeena Laga Hoon **
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - Main Theme **
Kabhi Kabhi
Kabhi Jo Badal Barse - Jackpot **
Kal Ho Naa Ho - Kal Ho Naa Ho **
Kehna Hi Kya - Bombay
Khudha Jaane - Bachna Ae Haseeno
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai - kuch Kuch Hota Tai **
Latika's Theme - Slumdog Millionaire **
Lo Safar - Bhaaghi 2
Main Rang Sharbaton Ka - Photo Poster Nikhla Hero**
Mitwa - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Mere Humsafar - All is Well **
Moorni - Punjabi Mc** (can be performed with live Dohl Players)
Muskurane Ki Wajah - Citylights **
O Re Piya - Aaja Nachle **
Pani Da Rang - Vicky Donor **
Parda Hai Parda - Amar Akbar Anthony
Pee Loon - Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai **
Pehali Nazar Mein - Race **
Pehla Nasha - Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar **
Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga - Half Girfriend **
Saans - Jab Tak Hai Jaan **
Sanam Re - Title Song **
Sun Raha Hai Na Tu - Aashiqui 2 **
Sun Saathiya - Disney's ABCD 2 **
Suraj Hua Maddam - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham **
Tell Me - Dharmesh Nahar **
Tere Bin - Bas Ek Pal (Atif Aslam)
Tere Liye - Navin Kundra **
Tere Liye (with Female Vocals) - Veer
Teri Meri - Bodyguard **
Teri Ore - Singh is Kinng **
Tu Hi Re - Bombay
Tu Hi Tu - Kick **
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai - Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Tujhe Dekha Toh Ye Jaana Sanam - Dilwale D L Jayenge **
Tum Se Hi - Jab We Met **
Tum Hi Ho - Aashiqui 2 **
Wajah Tum Ho - Title Song
Yaariyan - (Reprise) Aaj Din Chadheyaan **
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, I can offer Piano & Violin, Voices & Violin, Duets, etc.

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

If the change is minimal, for example 15 minutes, then it should be fine, however it would still be subject to availability. Timings are made official upon booking, and all other job offers for the same timings are automatically declined. Up to 3 events can be covered in any given date, so changes will always be subject to availability.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour.

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

Yes, of course.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. All I require is access to electricity.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, subject to enough notice being given. A small fee from £12 per every new song applies, depending on the complexity of each piece required.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

How I can change from one style to another, to match the audience mood.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

It would be easier to ask me what venue I have yet to perform at. With a career of over 15 years, I have performed from venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Parliament, the Savoy, all the 5 start hotels in London, etc... to very intimate venues for only 2 guests.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have always admired Sarah Brightman, Loreena Mckennitt, Kate Bush, Enya, Secret Garden, and Celtic Women to name a few.

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

All of my performances are high profile. From an intimate dinner for 2 to an event for 2000 guests, I always get the same number of butterflies in my stomach. So to me, and to my clients, each of the events I am hired to perform at are high profile.

Rachel's Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£365
Up to 1 hour£365
Up to 2 hours£665
Up to 3 hours£795
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Rachel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lauren H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Rachel performed at our wedding and was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Our guests loved the atmosphere she added. I would definitely recommend to others and would hire her again for events in the future. Thank you for making our day magical!

Yasmina M
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Rachel was absolutely amazing, her performance was incredible and she was very professional.

From other customers:

Pei T
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Woodhall Drive
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for the gorgeous music you played at our wedding! My apologies for not being able to speak to you for long but Riccardo thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and we are really grateful that you played at the wedding! It wouldn't have been the same without you!

Luiza P
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Hampden Rd
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5 out of 5

Pete and I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for playing at our wedding at Hampden House on 30th September! You were amazing! We couldn't have been more pleased with your excellent playing and professionalism and you looked lovely. We had such great feedback from all of our guests about how great you were. Pete and I were absolutely gutted to have missed your rendition of the Game Of Thrones theme song but it went down a treat with the guests! When I look back on our wedding day there is one very special moment that I will treasure forever. It was when Pete and I first arrived at the venue and walked through the venue out towards the lawn and you were playing Christina Perri, A Thousand Years. It's one of my favourite songs and it was just such a magical moment and I can't thank you enough for that. I hope all is well and that you get to relax a bit now that the wedding season is drawing to a close. All the best!

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