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About Scarlett

Mixing elegance and fun, Scarlett will amaze your guests with recognisable melodies played in a way you never knew you could hear them.
Harpist
Bristol
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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Hello! I'm Scarlett, a Bristol based harpist. I've been playing the harp since the age of 7, and performing professionally at weddings and events since the age of 14. I bloody love music. I love how it can spark such joy in people and stir up feelings you didn't even know were hibernating in your chest. It's like the icing on the cake for an event in my eyes (although I do have a soft spot for a wedding with a magician!). Playing for weddings is genuinely one of my favourite things to do. I love chatting to my couples beforehand, hearing about their unique and quirky music requests and then figuring out how to translate them onto the harp. You might be surprised at how much range the harp is capable of :D I love the look on guests faces when they recognise a melody they never expected to hear on the harp! Harpists are often stereotyped as being very posh and unapproachable. I aim to break that stereotype. I'm very friendly, down to earth and am very much able to laugh at myself. I want to feel accessible to my clients. I want them to feel like they can drop me an email or a call whenever. Planning a wedding is crazy stressful, and I really want my role within your day to be as stress free as possible. I have nearly 10 years of happy clients behind me. I've played for weddings, corporate events, art galleries, care homes, on ships, for interactive theatre shows, circus shows, spooky halloween events, birthday parties, anniversaries, on top of the flying trapeze rig at Glastonbury festival, I even organised a community tour of over 100 streets in Bristol during the Covid-19 lockdown. I am flexible and adaptable and I work hard because I genuinely care. No matter what event your organising, I would to hear from you and discuss how my music could be involved.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers
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Instruments:
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
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Song list

MODERN & CLASSICS:
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
Africa - Toto
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
All of Me - John Legend
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Can’t help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Full Circle - Half Moon Run
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Greatest Day - Take That
Heartbeats - José González
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
I Love You Baby - Frank Sinatra
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
La Vie En Rose
Let her go - Passenger
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Marry Me - Train
Moon River
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Shotgun - George Ezra
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
The Ground - Orla Gartland
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
Video Games - Lana Del Rey
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
Wings - Birdy
Film Soundtrack/Disney:
A Whole New World from Aladdin
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
City of Stars from La La Land.
How Far I’ll go from Moana
Jurassic Park Main Theme
Let it Go from Frozen
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (Titanic)
Star Wars Theme Tune
Tale As Old As Time from Beauty and The Beast
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
CLASSICAL:
Chaconne - Clarke
Here Comes The Bride
I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi
Pachelbel’s Canon in D major
Radio Ballet by Eluvium
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Waltz of Flowers by Tchaikovsky
FOLK/TRADITIONAL:
Ar Lan Y Mor
Calon Lan
Eleanor Plunkett
Greensleves
Shule Aroon - Arr. Kim Robertson
To the Moon by Erika Kelly
SEASONAL:
Deck the Halls
Fairtytale of New York - The Pogues
Jingle Bells
Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
Silent Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Winter Song - Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
OTHER:
Danza de Luzma - Alfredo Rolando Oritz (Paraguayan)
Fairy Fountain from The Legend of Zelda (Video Game)
New Blues - Deborah Henson Conant (Jazz)
Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller (Jazz)
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There was a harpist from the Isle of Man called Erika Kelly I stumbled upon growing up and I really love her style! She's self taught and also plays a lot of contemporary style covers. I'm also a huge fan of Tatyana (@blueharpgirl), she's so so so talented and makes such unique music! I'd love to be taught by her one day. Oh and of course Joanna Newsom!

How much time do you need to set up?

It only takes me around 10 minutes to get set up, but I always aim to arrive 30-45 minutes early just in case!

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Yes, all costs/expenses will be included in your initial quote.

Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?

My amp is battery powered which makes everything a lot easier! I may need the venue to supply a chair, and I'll need to have a relatively flat/non muddy surface to set up on. If it's a very hot day I'd need some for of shade for the harp (otherwise the heat can make the strings snap!) equally if it's raining I would need some shelter/protection.

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)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£310
Up to 3 hours£420
Packages
Ceremony Package
-Up to 30 minutes of music as guests arrive and take their seats. -Music for processional/bridal entrance. -3 songs for your registry signing. -Music for your recessional/exit as newlyweds. -Up to 3 new custom arrangements of songs that are not currently a part of my repertoire. These can be anything! I've been arranging pieces of various styles for the harp for nearly ten years, and have arranged some weird and wacky things in my time :D If it's meaningful to you, I'll absolutely have a shot at it! Free travel for venues within 15 miles of my home in Bristol.
£250
Drinks reception
Up to 90 minutes of music while your guests have cocktails and canapés. For this package I select music from my repertoire. I normally advise including a range of styles, which can incorporate: -Modern Love Songs -Classic Love Songs -Disney -Film/Musical Soundtracks -Light and uplifting classical pieces -Video Game Music -Small selection of Jazz -Folk pieces -Trad Irish or welsh pieces. -Seasonal pieces for winter weddings. However I'm more than happy to take your lead in terms of which styles any any particular pieces you do or don't want me to include. The advantage of including a range of styles is almost all of your guests will hear a few pieces they recognise and can bop along to :D Free travel for venues within 15 miles of my home in Bristol.
£250
Ceremony & Drinks Reception SHORT
CEREMONY -15 minutes of music as guests arrive and take their seats. -Music for processional/bridal entrance. -3 songs for your registry signing. -Music for your recessional/exit as newlyweds. -Up to 3 new custom arrangements of songs that are not currently a part of my repertoire. RECEPTION One hour of music for your drinks reception as guests enjoy cocktails and canapés. For this part we select music from my pre-existing repertoire however I'm more than happy to take your lead in terms of which styles/musical genres you'd like included. Free travel for venues within 15 miles of my home in Bristol.
£375
Ceremony and Drinks Reception EXTENDED
CEREMONY -Up to 30 minutes of music as guests arrive and take their seats. -Music for processional/bridal entrance. -3 songs for your registry signing. -Music for your recessional/exit as newlyweds. -Up to 3 new custom arrangements of songs that are not currently a part of my repertoire. RECEPTION 90 minutes of music for your drinks reception as guests enjoy cocktails and canapés. For this part we select music from my pre-existing repertoire however I'm more than happy to take your lead in terms of which styles/musical genres you'd like included. Free travel for venues within 15 miles of my home in Bristol.
£435
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.
£15

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Charles L, 1 year ago

What an exceptional performer and musician. I booked Scarlett for a formal dinner with specific requests for certain music. She went above and beyond at every stage, creating her own arrangement of my request for the evening. She communicated effectively and concisely, and despite the constraints on time I had to meet her and get her set up she met them with no quarrel. Wholly professional to the finer details, she impressed both the organising staff and VIPs at the function. I would certainly hire her again if the occasion arises.

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Alec M, 1 year ago

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Michael M, 1 year ago

Scarlett was excellent and provided just the music we needed during our lunch. Our guests loved the music and many commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thank you Scarlett

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Tina K, 1 year ago

Scarlett was amazing, many of our guests commented on her music and asked where we found her. She played beautifully. Thank you so much Scarlett, highly recommend her

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Rachael V, 1 year ago

Scarlett was a lovely addition to our unique wedding on the S.S.Great Britain. She did a brilliant job setting the mood during our ceremony. Everyone loved her unique style of mixing modern and classic songs on her harp. She did such a brilliant job playing our requested Zelda music walking down the aisle and even played our much loved star wars tune to play us out to everyone's enjoyment! Guests still mention how much they loved Scarletts playing long after the wedding. Scarlett really helped make our day extra special. We could not recommend her enough as an edition to any wedding or special event.

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Sian S, 1 year ago

Hi Scarlett, I just wanted to drop you a message to let you know that we were completely blown away by you at our wedding at Goldney Hall a week and a half ago. It was an absolute delight to have you there and we had so many comments about you that evening and over the days since! You really made such a difference to our drinks reception and I will certainly be recommending you to any friends in the area looking to get married :). Many many thanks once again!

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