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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
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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
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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:
Actor, Arranger, Live looping
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Song list

Modern:
• A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
• Africa - Toto
• All My Life - K-Ci & Jojo
• All You Need is Love - The Beatles
• All of Me - John Legend
• Better Together - Jack Johnson
• 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
• Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machine (live looping cover)
• Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
• Get Lucky - Daft Punk (*optional live looping version)
• Greatest Day - Take That
• Halo - Beyoncé
• Happy - Pharrell Williams (live looping cover)
• Heartbeats - José González
• Heaven - Kane Brown
• Ho Hey - The Lumineers
• How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
• I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
• Into My Arms - Nick Cave
• La Vie En Rose
• Let her go - Passenger
• Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
• Marry Me - Train
• Marry You - Bruno Mars
• Moon River
• Never Seen Anything Quite Like You - The Script
• Perfect - Ed Sheeran
• Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
• Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
• Shotgun - George Ezra
• Songbird - Eva Cassidy
• Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
• Somewhere Over the Rainbow
• Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
• The Ground - Orla Gartland
• Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
• 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
• Wings - Birdy
• Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
• Wonderwall - Oasis
• Your Song - Elton John
Film Soundtrack/Disney:
• 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.
• Happy from Despicable Me (live looping cover)
• How Far I’ll go from Moana
• Jurassic Park Main Theme
• Let It Go from Frozen
• Married Life from Up
• My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (Titanic)
• Rewrite The Stars - The Greatest Showman
• Star Wars Theme Tune
• 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 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:
• An Cruitire - Michael Rooney
•Ar Lan Y Mor
• Calon Lan
• Eleanor Plunkett
• Greensleves
• Shule Aroon - Arr. Kim Robertson
• To the Moon by Erika Kelly
Seasonal:
• Deck The Halls
• Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
• In the Bleak Midwinter
• Jingle Bells
• Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer
• Silent Night
• We Wish You A Merry Christmas
• Winter Song - Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
Other:
• Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller (Jazz)
• 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)
• Great Is Thy Faithfulness (traditional hymn - harp solo)
• Happy Birthday
• New Blues - Deborah Henson Conant (Jazz)
• 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”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Standard Ceremony Package
• 15 minutes of wedding favourites 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 20 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 20 miles of my home in Bristol.
£300
Bespoke Ceremony Package
• Approximately 10 songs of your selection from my repertoire (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 20 miles of my home in Bristol.
£325
Standard Ceremony & Drinks Reception SHORT
My standard ceremony package as listed above with an additional hour of background music during your reception drinks and canapés. Free travel for venues within 20 miles of my home in Bristol.
£375
Bespoke Ceremony and Drinks Reception EXTENDED
My Bespoke Ceremony Package as listed above plus 90 minutes of music at your drinks reception. Free travel for venues within 20 miles of my home in Bristol.
£500
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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Lisa B, 25 days ago

Can’t recommend this lovely young lady enough. She arrived & set up in plenty of time and with no fuss Such a very talented musician who set the mood beautifully & most of our guests were very surprised at catching themselves humming along to popular songs they would never of thought could be performed on a harp. She did have to travel quite a way for our wedding and I’m so very grateful to her for it because she exceeded my expectations. Thank you again Scarlett you helped in making our day so special 🥰

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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, 2 years 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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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, 2 years 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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