Sally Potterton

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Violinist / Electric Violinist

Sally is a versatile violinist and electric violinist who enjoys playing an eclectic mix of genres and styles from classical to commercial pop, house, RnB, jazz, latin and folk music. A high-impact performer, Sally interacts with the crowd, and has thrilled audiences worldwide with her ability to combine choreography and improvisation into performances. Based in Hertfordshire UK, she is available for corporate events, weddings, parties, DJ sets, session work, tours, and recordings. Sally has been classically-trained on the violin since the age of 3 and was educated at Oxford University before gaining a Distinction in her Masters in Violin Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Sally now plays electric violin in London, throughout the UK, and around the world, and has performed at venues such as The O2 Arena, Cardiff Millennium Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo, The Sporting Club Monaco, and The Roundhouse. Performances have taken her around the world to places such as Bermuda, Qatar, Monaco, Bahrain, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia and Macau, as well as regular tours throughout Europe. Sally has a wealth of experience performing for celebrities at events such as the UEFA Cup Final Dinner, ExxonMobil Tennis Gala Dinner, football conferences, fashion launches, and VIP weddings. Recent clients include Alexander McQueen, Vogue, Jaguar, MINI, Sergio Rossi, Swarovski, Aquascutum, Dell, Nina Naustdal and London Fashion Week. Playing over DJ sets, Sally has performed at many private parties, opening sets for artists such as Jessie J, Madness, Bob Sinclair, and has jammed with legendary producer Timbaland. As a backing violinist, Sally has performed alongside some of the UK's biggest artists such as Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Rita Ora, Sigma, FKA Twigs, Don Broco, Alfie Boe and Russell Watson. Television performance credits include The BBC Music Awards, Britain's Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, Top of the Pops, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, QVC, and The X Factor to name a few. Sally plays a Ted Brewer clear perspex LED electric violin, a silver marble Bridge electric violin, and a silver Violectra electric violin.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Dubstep, Garage, IDM, House, Techno, Electronica, EDM, Jazz, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, R&B, Bollywood, Indian music, Jewish music, Contemporary classical
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop (Ballads – recent)
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Earned It – The Weekend
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes and Ariana Grande
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Please Don’t Say You Love Me – Gabrielle Aplin
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Skyfall – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Writing’s On The Wall – Sam Smith
Pop (Ballads – semi-recent)
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga (chilled acoustic version)
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
Home – Michael Buble
If You’re Not The One – Daniel Bedingfield
Love Story – Taylor Swift
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Out Of Reach – Gabrielle
Stickwitu – Pussycat Dollz
We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
Wonderful Tonight – Michael Buble
Yellow - Coldplay
Pop (Ballads - classic)
Ain’t No Sushine – Bill Withers
Fields of Gold – Sting At Last – Etta James
Here Come’s The Sun – The Beatles
Imagine – John Lennon
It Must Be Love - Madness
Stand By Me – Ben E King
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Your Song – Elton John
Pop (More upbeat)
Am I Wrong – Nico & Vinz
A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
As Long As You Love Me – Justin Bieber
Chandelier – Sia
Changing – Sigma and Paloma Faith
Counting Stars – One Republic
Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Despacito – Justin Bieber
Firestone – Kygo
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
I Came Here For Love – Sigala and Ella Eyre
Like I Can – Sam Smith
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
My Head Is A Jungle – Wankelmut & Emma Louise
Part Of Me – Katy Perry
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Spectrum – Florence and the Machine
This Girl – Cookin’ on 3 Burners
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
What Do You Mean? – Justin Bieber
Wicked Games – Parra for Cuva and Anna Naklab
Wild Thoughts – DJ Khaled and Rihanna
Blame – Calvin Harris and John Newman
Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake
Lovers On The Sun – David Guetta
Outside – Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding
Prayer In C – Robin Schulz and Lilywood
Rockabye – Clean Bandit and Sean Paul
Summer – Calvin Harris
Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
Waves – Robin Schulz remix
Besame Mucho
Chi Mai
Feel Like Makin Love – Bob James
Kissing You – Des’ree
Moon River
Pirate of the Caribbean – Hans Zimmer
Raiders of the Lost Ark – John Williams
Humko Humise Chura Lo – Mohabbatein
Kal Ho Naa Ho – Kal Ho Naa Ho
Mohabbat Barsa Dena Tu (Saawan Aaya Hai) – Creature 3D
Tum Hi Ho – Aashiqui
J. C. Bach – Allegro con spirito from Sonata in D, Op. 16 No. 5
J. S. Bach – Double Concerto in D
J. S. Bach – Air on the G String
J. S. Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
J. S. Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Beethoven – Allegro from Sonata for Violin and Piano in F Major, Op. 24
Beethoven – Romance in F
Bizet – Chanson Boheme from Carmen De Beriot – Sérénade in D
Dvorak – Allegro risoluto from Sonatina for Violin and Piano in G Major, Op. 100
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Fauré - Pavane
Handel – Allegro from Sonata in F, Op. 1 No. 12
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Hornpipe from Water Music
Joplin – Paragon Rag
Kreisler – Danse Espagnole (De Falla)
Massenet – Méditation from "Thaïs"
Mozart – Rondo from Serenade No. 7 "Haffner"
Nolck – Hungarian Dance, Op. 196
Offenbach – Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Saint-Saens – The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
Sarasate – Playera - Spanish Dance
Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1
Schubert – Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky – Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Vivaldi – ‘Spring’ from the Four Seasons
Williams – Tango (Por Una Cabeza)


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Russ J, 4 months ago

A personable lady and professional talented performer. Made the party a special day.

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Elise H, 5 years ago

Sally performed at the Vogue Gold Night Out event in our Aquascutum Westfield store in November 2014. She provided the perfect entertainment and really set the mood for the evening. She was a pleasure to work with, completely professional, poised, and absolutely gorgeous! It was so refreshing to hear classical renditions of popular chart music and you could tell the customers truly enjoyed her performance from start to finish. A pleasure to work with.

Emily J, 5 years ago

I would like to thank you for your fantastic performance on the evening, which helped to further accentuate the glamour and vibrant atmosphere on the night. Furthermore, you were a pleasure to deal with, remaining professional and polite throughout. It was truly refreshing to hear your rendition of some well known music!

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