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About Taryn

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Highly acclaimed Australian singer and ukulele player, now based in London.

Taryn Ryan is a multi-disciplined Australian performer, skilled as a singer, voiceover actor, and cabaret artist. In the UK she has performed at leading music venues CRAZY COQS (Live At Zedél) and THE PHEASANTRY (Pizza Express Live), as well as numerous bars, restaurants and private venues across Greater London. As a cabaret performer Taryn has toured Australia and the UK with John Thorn's LOOKING FOR LAWSON and BACKGROUND BOY, appeared as a guest act in MARCEL LUCONT'S CABARET FANTASTIQUE, and is the newest addition to the acclaimed vocal trio THE GIRLS FROM OZ. Her first full-length solo work THE NAKED TRUTH earned her a nomination for Best Cabaret at the 2015 Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival and was included in the official selection for the 2016 Melbourne Cabaret Festival. A versatile performer, Taryn is as comfortable singing solo as she is fronting a 9-piece jazz band or full orchestra. When not in full cabaret mode, Taryn breathes life into covers tunes for weddings, parties, and corporate events. She is an accomplished ukuleleist and generally performs solo with her beloved ukulele Delilah, or on occasion with backing tracks when a bigger party vibe is called for. She is also available as a duo (with guitar) or with a larger band upon request.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1920s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Indie
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Musical comedy, Singing teaching
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Song list

9 To 5 | Dolly Parton
All Of Me | John Legend
At Last | Etta James
Bad Moon Rising | Creedence Clearwater Revival
Better Together | Jack Johnson
Born This Way | Lady Gaga
Breathe (2AM) | Anna Nalick
Bubbly | Colby Caillat
Budapest | George Ezra
Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis Presley
Deciphering Me | Brooke Fraser
Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
Don't Worry Be Happy |Bobby McFerrin
Dream A Little Dream Of Me | The Mamas and the Papas
Drop Of Jupiter | Train
Feels Like Home | Randy Newman
Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
Hey Jude | The Beatles
Hey Soul Sister | Train
Ho Hey | The Lumineers
Hound Dog | Elvis Presley
How Long Will I Love You | The Waterboys
How To Make Gravy | Paul Kelly
I Choose You | Sara Bareilles
I Do | Colby Caillat
I'm Your's | Jason Mraz
Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
Jolene | Dolly Parton
Linger | The Cranberries
Little Lion Man | Mumford and Sons
Love Is Waiting | Brooke Fraser
Marry Me | Train
Naked As We Came | Iron and Wine
No Scrubs | TLC
Over The Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Proud Mary | Creedence Clearwater Revival
Riptide | Vance Joy
Royals | Lorde
The Scientist | Coldplay
Shake It Off | Taylor Swift
Stand By Me | Ben E King
Sunsets | Powderfinger
The Parting Glass | Irish Traditional
Time In A Bottle | Jim Croce
Too Much | Spice Girls
Whiskey In The Jar | Irish Traditional
Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

In most situations I am able to be flexible with minor timing changes, just let me know and we can discuss it to ensure your event runs smoothly. If your timings have changed drastically (ie a different date) I'll do my best to accommodate you, but this may not always be possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Of course. I provide ipod music before and between sets at no additional charge. DJ services after the final set can be quoted on a case by case basis.

How much time do you need to set up?

For solo bookings I generally set up 45mins to 1hr before the performance time.

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

My set lists are crafted from years of performances and learning what works best to ensure your guests have a great time. That said, I'm always happy to chat though if you have favourite songs you'd like to hear, and am happy to play specific songs at specific times to punctuate special occasions (ie. songs during a wedding service).

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. Alternatively, if your venue already has an in-house PA system I am happy to play through this if you prefer. In this situation I will need confirmation from the venue that they can meet my tech requirements.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Sometimes! If there's a special song you'd like to hear let me know and I'll assess whether I can manage it. The greater the lead time before your event, the greater the chance I will be able to learn a new song for you. Though do bear in mind, not all songs will sound on the ukulele as you might expect them to!

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480

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Josie T, 2 months ago

Taryn was superb, I really couldn't have asked for more. She exceeded my expectations at my wedding. She was really flexible and even learned some new music so I could walk down the aisle to my dream song. She also provided so much reassurance in the run up to the big day by sending me some demos so I could get an idea of what the songs would sound like on the ukulele. When it came to the actual performance she played beautifully and her voice was so lovely, it really set the perfect tone and atmosphere for the marriage ceremony. I'm so chuffed that I found Taryn, I couldn't have imagined my wedding day going any other way.

From other customers:

The A, 3 years ago

It’s hard not to be impressed by Ryan’s cheery outlook, sweet voice and cheeky wit.

Fourth M, 2 years ago

Her voice and tone strike the perfect balance between gravitas and vulnerability.

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