Harpist

Sam Hickman

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Harpist
Cardiff
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Resident Harpist at Hilton Cardiff 2014-2016. Free-lance singing harpist with over 6 years of experience performing at weddings and events.

Singing Harpist, Based in Cardiff. Busy working professional harpist and singer! Find her on all social media platfoms at SamHickmanMusic as well as on Spotify and Amazon Music. She has performed at hundreds of events and weddings all over Cardiff and South Wales (and sometimes even over in sunny England). After graduating from Cardiff University School of Music she was offered a Residency at the Hilton Cardiff, from 2014-2016. She continues her career; performing regularly for audiences of all varieties. She is wonderfully gifted with a witty and thrilling performance style and personality. Audiences of all ages enjoy her incredible humour and depth. Laughter and Tears, in the literal sense! Her Album 'B-lever' (named thus because she performs on a Lever harp and his naturally very hilarious and not one to miss a pun!) is a compilation of some of her favourite tunes, from Judy Garland classics and even some folk tunes. Her vocal style is clean and enthusiastic, which such verisimilitude that it is almost as if she is speaking directly to you. She is fast on her way to being a national icon and universally beloved treasure. much in the way of Betty White...but, if Betty White played the harp and sang. What more is there to say? She's wonderful! and probably over-qualified to play at your wedding, but she'll do it because she's gotta mortgage to pay! She's a real star, and honestly, just book her already, why are you wasting time reading this? SHE'S GREAT! (I know this, because I of course, am Sam Hickman... so telling myself how great I am isn't really that difficult, but I needed to fill up this space and I had an hour to spare between gigs).

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Irish rock, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Americana, Motown, Vintage, Covers
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Instruments:
Harp, Singer (mezzo soprano)
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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, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Current Repertoire List:
31-01-2017
Classical
-Cannon in D
-Ave Maria (Schubert)
-Panis Angelicus
-Claire De Lune
-Wedding March
-Gymnopedies 1-3 Erik Satie
-Lascia ch’io Pianga (Handel)
-Ode To Joy (Beethoven)
-Prelude 1 (Bach)
-Igorni (Einaudi)
-Primavera (Einaudi)
-Harp Sonatas (J. L. Dusik)
Jazz Standards
-Ain't Missbehavin'
-When I fall in Love
-The Man I Love
-Stormy Weather
-The Way You Look Tonight
-Someone to watch over me
-What a wonderful World
-Summer time
-On the Street Where you live
-A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
-If ever I would leave you
-Fly Me to the Moon
-Bewitched (Bothered and bewildered)
-What a difference a day makes
-Sunday Kinda Love
-World on a String
-Can’t Help Lovin That Man of Mine
-If I ruled the World
-My Funny Valentine
-Blue Skies
-Night And Day
-S’ Wonderful
-I’ve Got You Under My Skin
-Blue Moon
-They Can’t Take That Away From Me
-I Got Rhythm
-You make me feel so young
-Almost Like being in Love
-When I fall in Love
-Beyond the Sea
-Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea
-Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive
-Makin’ Whoopee
-L-O-V-E
-Cheek To Cheek\
-A Fine Romance
-La Vie En Rose
-Begin the Beguine
-Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart!
-Feelin Good
-You Belong To Me
Film Music
⁃ Somewhere Over the Rainbow
⁃ The Rose (Bette Midler)
⁃ Colours of the Wind (Stephen Schwartz)
⁃ How Deep is your Love (Beegees)
⁃ I will always Love You (Dolly Parton)
⁃ My Heart With go on (Celine Dion)
⁃ Somewhere Out There (from an American Tail)
⁃ Take My Breath Away (Top Gun)
⁃ The Way we Were (Hamlisch)
⁃ A Whole New World (Menkein and Rice)
⁃ Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
⁃ Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
⁃ Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
⁃ Reflection (Mulan)
Pop
⁃ Someone like you (Adel)
⁃ Chasing Pavements (Adel)
⁃ It’s All Coming Back to Me Now (Celine Dion)
⁃ Hallelujah (Lenard Cohen)
⁃ No One (Alicia Keys)
⁃ Together We are Beautiful (Fern Kimberly)
⁃ Your Song (Elton John)
⁃ Somewhere only we know
⁃ Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis)
⁃ Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
⁃ Downtown (Tony Hatch)
⁃ Have I told you lately (Van Morrison)
⁃ Still haven’t Found what I’m looking for (U2)
⁃ Songbird (Eva Casidy)
⁃ Imagine (The Beatles)
⁃ Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton)
⁃ Just the Way you are (Billy Joel)
⁃ Love is all around (Reg Preseley)
⁃ Love Will keep us together (Sedaka and Greenfield)
⁃ Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight)
⁃ My Girl (The Temptations)
⁃ My Guy (Smokey Robinson)
⁃ Nothing’s Gunna Stop us now (Starship)
⁃ One Fine Day (Carole King)
⁃ Saving all my love for you
⁃ The Power of Love
⁃ Save the best for Last (Vanessa Williams)
⁃ Stand by Me
⁃ Take Good care of my Baby (Carole King)
⁃ True Colours (Cindy Lauper)
⁃ What the World Needs Now is Love (Burt Bacharach)
⁃ You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King)
⁃ You’re Song (Elton John)
⁃ Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
⁃ I Say A Little Prayer for You.
⁃ In The Wee Small Hours Of the Morning.
Musical Theatre
⁃ You’ll Never Walk alone (Hammerstein)
⁃ The Folks who Live on the Hill (Hammerstein)
⁃ The Siren’s Song (Jerome Kern)
⁃ Can You feel the love tonight (Elton John)
⁃ Send in the Clown (Sondheim)
⁃ I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star (Jerome Kern)
⁃ Stars and the Moon (Jason Robert Brown)
⁃ What I did For Love (chorus Line)
⁃ I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face (Lerner & Loewe)
⁃ Lazy Afternoon (Larouche & Moross)
⁃ Till There was You (Meredith Willson)
⁃ If I Loved You (Rogers & Hammerstein)
Folk
⁃ My Love is like a red red rose
⁃ Calon Lan
⁃ Down by the Sally Gardens
⁃ Danny boy
⁃ The ash Grove
⁃ Suo Gan
⁃ Merch Megan
⁃ Ar Lan y Mor
⁃ Robin Ddiog
⁃ Abergenny
⁃ Erddigan y Pibydd Goch
⁃ Hoff Fron
⁃ Coleg y Brifysgol Abertawe
⁃ Nyth Y Gwcw
⁃ Hyd y Frwynen
⁃ Ffarwel i Aberystwyth
⁃ Blodau’r Drain
⁃ The Welsh Maggot (Or Red House)
⁃ Hen Nos Galan
⁃ Tri a Chwech
⁃ Pant Corlan yr Wyn
⁃ Yr Hen Feillionen
⁃ Llanover Reel
⁃ Y Delyn Newydd
⁃ Ymgyrchion y Waunlwyd
⁃ Risiart Annwyl
⁃ Nyth y Gog
⁃ Nos Galan
⁃ All Through the Night (Ar Hyd y Nos)
⁃ Rhyfelgyrch Gwyr Harlech
⁃ Moel yr Wyddfa
⁃ Mympwy Portheinon
⁃ Pigau’r Dur
⁃ Wals Trefforest
⁃ Pibddawns Wrecsam
*This is in no way exhaustive feel free to suggest pieces you would like to hear played at your event.

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)£275
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600

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Parvaiz A, 2 months ago

Sam was excellent, she performed Bollywood music for the first time and people recognised the songs. So well done Sam

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Ali C, 6 months ago

Unfortunately, as the bride, I was unable to spend any time with Sam or pass on my personal thanks before she left, However, she was amazing and all my guests commented how fantastic she was, Thank you thank you thank you :-)

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Rachel T, 10 months ago

Sam performed beautifully, at our Wedding. The Harp is such an exquisite instrument and it added a really special touch to our Wedding Ceremony. We would both like to thank Sam for all her assistance in enhancing our Wedding and helping to make it truly magical.

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Laura, 1 year ago

Sam was incredible. She was all we asked for and more. I didn't get a chance to hear the whole list we had asked for as the bride I was whisked away for photos, but what I heard was perfect! It was the perfect volume and sound for our special day. Thank you, Sam!

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Danielle (, 3 years ago

I just want to say a massive thank you to Sam. You were amazing on our wedding day everyone was raving about you. Before I walked in the wedding coordinator turned to me and asked "were you away aware of any music changes etc" and I knew with absolute confidence that you would be. You were quick to respond to all of our emails and even got excited about sitting up on the balcony of the venue. The songs we chose you played beautifully and even managed to pull together the most amazing version of clocks and canon when we were still deciding what we wanted. Thank you so much I would recommend you 100%

Wedding S, 3 years ago

I'd like to convey our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for playing our personally requested ceremony song so beautifully on our wedding day. It really made the occasion that extra bit special and you were extremely professional and friendly in every aspect of your service. You made the made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable and I would not hesitate to recommend you for any event, you were fantastic! All the best for the future and hopefully see you around Cardiff very soon!! x"

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