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Scarlett Smith

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About Scarlett

Mixing elegance and fun - live looping harp and modern covers!
Harpist
Bristol
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Hello! I’m Scarlett, a Bristol based harpist. However I’m far from your conventional classical musician. I play a one of a kind hand painted electroacoustic harp, and specialise in adapting modern Pop music, Disney and Film Scores for weddings and events. I aspire to make music that’s not only beautiful and calming, but can also be fun, upbeat and punchy. I don’t remember the last wedding I played where guests weren’t playing ‘guess that song’ and remarking ‘I can’t believe she’s playing that on the HARP!’ throughout the day. As well as being able to play acoustically or with light amplification, for more of a party atmosphere (think wedding drinks reception or evening do) I’ll mix the harp with beats, fx pedals or my loop pedal to add more musical layers. Take a look at my videos page to see! Having performed professionally since the age of 14, I now have over 10 years of happy clients and hundreds of weddings under my belt. Although generally speaking weddings are my main focus, I’ve also had the pleasure of performing at numerous corporate events, private parties, art galleries, care homes, ships, interactive theatre shows, circus shows, spooky halloween events, anniversaries, on top of the flying trapeze rig at Glastonbury festival, and 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. Much love, Scarlett

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Classical, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers
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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:
Actor, Arranger, Live looping
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Song list

Modern:
• A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
• Africa - Toto (optional loop pedal cover)
• All My Life - K-Ci & Jojo
• All You Need is Love - The Beatles
• All of Me - John Legend
• Bad Guy - Billie Eilish (live looping cover)
• Best Friend - Queen
• Better Together - Jack Johnson (optional live looping version)
• Can’t help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
• Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
• Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
• Children - Robert Miles (live looping cover)
• Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
• Couldn't Love You More - John Martin
• Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine (live looping cover)
• Everglow - Coldplay
• Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac (loop pedal cover)
• Fantasy - Mariah Carey
• Firestone - Kygo
• Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
• Get Lucky - Daft Punk (optional live looping version)
• Greatest Day - Take That
• Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
• Halo - Beyoncé
• Happy - Pharrell Williams (live looping cover)
• Heartbeats - José González
• Heaven - Kane Brown
• Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
• Ho Hey - The Lumineers (optional loop pedal cover)
• How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
• I Get To Love You - Ruelle
• I Have A Dream - ABBA
• I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
• Into My Arms - Nick Cave
• Kids - MGMT (live looping cover)
• Kissing You - Des'ree
• La Vie En Rose
• Let her go - Passenger
• Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
• Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding (loop pedal cover)
• Love Story - Taylor Swift
• Love Someone - Lukas Graham
• Marry Me - Train
• Marry You - Bruno Mars
• Moon River
• Never Seen Anything Quite Like You - The Script
• Paper Planes - M.I.A (live looping cover)
• Perfect - Ed Sheeran
• Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
• Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur (optional loop pedal cover)
• Signed, Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
• Shotgun - George Ezra
• Songbird - Eva Cassidy
• Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow
• Sunchyme - Dario G (live looping cover)
• Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
• The Cave - Mumford an Sons
• The Ground - Orla Gartland
• Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran (optional loop pedal cover)
• This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads (loop pedal cover)
• This Years Love - David Grey
• Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
• Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
• Video Games - Lana Del Rey
• When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
• Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (loop pedal cover)
• Wings - Birdy
• Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
• Wonderwall - Oasis
• Yellow - Coldplay (loop pedal cover)
• You and Me - You + Me
• Your Song - Elton John
Film Soundtrack/Disney/Musicals:
• A Whole New World from Aladdin
• Bella's Lullaby from Twilight
• Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
• City of Stars from La La Land.
• Concerning Hobbits from Lord Of The Rings
• Dancing Through Life from Wicked (optional loop pedal cover)
• Hamilton Medley
• Happy from Despicable Me (live looping cover)
• How Far I’ll go from Moana
• I Have A Dream from Mamma Mia
• I'm Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
• In Dreams from Lord of the Rings
• Jurassic Park Main Theme
• Let It Go from Frozen
• Married Life from Up
• Maestro from The Holiday
• My Heart Will Go On from The Titanic
• Rewrite The Stars from The Greatest Showman
• Star Wars Theme Tune
• Sunflower (Post Malone) from Into The Spiderverse (loop pedal cover)
• Tale As Old As Time from Beauty and The Beast
• Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
• Unsquare Dance (Dave Brubeck) from Baby Driver - live looping cover.
Classical:
• Chaconne - Clarke
• Here Comes The Bride
• I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
• Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
• Maestro - Hans Zimmer
• Pachelbel’s Canon in D major
• Radio Ballet by Eluvium
• Premiere Arabesque - Debussy
• River Flows in You - Yiruma
• Waltz of Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Folk/Traditional:
• An Cruitire - Michael Rooney
• Ar Lan Y Mor
• Calon Lan
• Eleanor Plunkett
• Greensleves
• No.81 - Joanna Newsom (harp instrumental)
• Shule Aroon - Arr. Kim Robertson
• To the Moon by Erika Kelly
Seasonal:
• Deck The Halls
• Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
• Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
• In the Bleak Midwinter
• Jingle Bells
• Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
• Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
• Silent Night
• We Wish You A Merry Christmas
• Winter Song - Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
Other:
• Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller (Jazz)
• Amazing Grace - traditional hymn
• Ancient Stones - Skyrim (Video Game)
• Children - Robert Miles (dance/electronic) - live looping cover.
• Danza de Luzma - Alfredo Rolando Oritz (Paraguayan)
• Esoterico - Gilberto Gill and Caetano Veloso (Brazilian pop)
• Fairy Fountain from The Legend of Zelda (Video Game)
• Glad All Over - Dave Clark 5 (Crystal Palace Football Club Song)
• God Save The Queen (national anthem - for military events)
• Great Is Thy Faithfulness (traditional hymn - harp solo)
• Happy Birthday
• New Blues - Deborah Henson Conant (Jazz)
• Who I Am With You - Chris Young (country)
• Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck (Jazz) - live looping cover.
Selection of 10 live looping pieces in an ambient Balearic chill style.
Customer questions

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.

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

Please have a look at my different wedding packages for more detail on this :-)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! My Bespoke Ceremony Package already includes two new song arrangements, so perfect if you want something totally unique for your processional and recessional. Please refer to my add ons for additional song requests.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Packages
Standard Ceremony Package
• 15 minutes of music as your guests arrive and take their seats in the ceremony area. • One song of your choosing for your processional. • Three songs of your choosing for the registry signing. • One song of your choosing for your recessional back down the aisle - normally something fun and upbeat to kickstart the celebrations! Free travel for venues within 25 miles of my home in Bristol.
£350
Drinks reception
Approximately 90 minutes of music while your guests have cocktails and canapés. For this package we 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 25 miles of my home in Bristol.
£400
Bespoke Ceremony Package
• 30 minutes of music to be played as guests arrive and take their seats in the ceremony area. • One song/piece of music for the processional. • Three songs for the registry signing/photos. • One song for your recessional back down the aisle - normally something fun and upbeat to kickstart the celebrations! • Optional arrangement of two new song requests for anything you’d like that’s not currently on my repertoire. I am able to arrange most songs for the harp, however if a particular song is a deal breaker please do check it with me before booking so that I can confirm! Free travel for venues within 25 miles of my home in Bristol.
£400
Standard Ceremony & Drinks Reception
My standard ceremony package as listed above along with approximately 90 minutes of music during your drinks reception. Free travel for venues within 25 miles of my home in Bristol.
£550
Bespoke Ceremony and Drinks Reception
My Bespoke Ceremony Package as listed above plus 90 minutes of music at your drinks reception. Free travel for venues within 25 miles of my home in Bristol.
£600
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

Add-ons

New Song Arrangement
+£50
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Reviews

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Sienna Y
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

Wow, what can I say? From the very first moment I made contact with her in 2020, to actually having our big day on 17th Sept, communication was impeccable & I could not have asked for more. Scarlett sent me links to her repertoire and it was very difficult to narrow down my choices so I asked if she would be willing to learn a specific country track which was very personal to my now husband and I. Scarlett jumped at the opportunity to flex her harp skills even further than they already are & said she would get to work learning my request. This song ended up being played as a surprise for my husband whilst we were signing the register. It was played with such precision that he recognised it instantaneously! She helped me navigate her amazing collection of songs to a final 10 to be played while guests were arriving and taking their seats. With an emergency change in venue due to the Queen dying and my original ceremony venue having to close, it was all hands on deck to make sure Scarlett's harp would fit through the narrow corridors of Chapel 1877. But no question was too big and I never felt like a burden and I asked a lot of questions! Scarlett maintained professionalism at all times. As for the quality of her "work", book her, you will not be disappointed. This lady is incredibly talented and you made my day so special to not just me but my entire bridal party. I will forever be grateful for all your help and support ❤️

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Sian T
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

What a wonderful young lady and talented harpist Scarlett is. The communication between us regarding our wedding was always good with prompt responses form Scarlett. I would highly recommend Scarlett for your event, her music was beautiful and added a perfectly magical touch to our wedding. We had lots of lovely comments from our guests. Thank you Scarlett for joining us on our special day and playing such beautiful music.

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Ryan H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

We got married in Worcestershire on 28 May 2022. Scarlett played at our canapé reception and during the wedding breakfast. From the outset, Scarlett was very professional, friendly and passionate for her craft - excellent communication, and accommodating to all requests. At the wedding itself, Scarlett’s music was excellent quality, and she really tied the parts of the day together. Lovely ambience. Scarlett was also very friendly with us and the guests. In fact, many of our guests commented on how great Scarlett was. I would highly recommend, and will definitely look to book Scarlett at future events.

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Tanya R
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Honestly words don’t do Scarlett justice. You just have to book her to experience how incredibly talented she is! She made our wedding day so special, all the guests and even the venue staff raved about her and said how amazing she was and how great it was that she was playing songs from TV film and games, and also how beautifully she played the music! Not only is she an incredible harpist she is also the nicest person. So easy to talk to and get along with and just so lovely. I had a panic at 11pm the night before the wedding and was messaging her about my walking down the isle song and she replied within seconds! Truly an exceptional musician and human! Thank you again Scarlett

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Kelly E
8 months ago, for a Wedding in Priston Mill
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5 out of 5

We just wanted to drop you a line to thank you again for yesterday. You were amazing! I lost count of the number of people who came up to me to say how great you were. Our niece/flower girl was particularly taken with you. Thank you so much for playing two Disney songs for her - it was incredibly kind and she is still talking about it today. She recreated the wedding with her dollies and even had you in it playing the harp. You definitely made a lasting impression. Thank you so much for making our special day that extra bit special. I would not hesitate to recommend you - you are brilliant!

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Rachael V
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Great Western Dockyard
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5 out of 5

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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