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Tomos Xerri

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Tomos is a professional, highly experienced, and flexible harpist available for weddings, recitals, and orchestral gigs, covering the UK.
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The harp is a beautiful and romantic addition to any wedding; I am a highly experienced wedding harpist and am flexible to meet whatever requests you may have to make your day unique. What could be more magical than walking down the aisle to your favourite love song being played on the fairy-tale sound of the harp?‚Äč I am an international award-winning harpist with over 15 years of performing experience, and am honoured to have given solo performances for HM The Queen and at Downing Street, performances on prime-time national TV and in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Windsor Castle, the Grand Connaught Rooms, The Ritz, and I regularly entertain guests at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel for Afternoon Tea. I received my Master's degree in Harp Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire in Greenwich and was awarded the prestigious John Marson prize for an outstanding harpist, and other prizes include First Medal at the UFAM international competition in Paris and 1st Prize at the National Eisteddfod in Wales. As someone who recently got married myself, I understand that the most important thing is to make sure that your day goes as smoothly, professionally, and most importantly as magically as it can, and so my main focus is to provide a friendly and highly informative service months before the big day comes. The first thing to think about is the type of music you may like - this is your chance to make your wedding day special and tailored for you and your partner. I have played a huge range of repertoire in weddings in the past (some examples include songs by Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Elvis, jazz standards, film soundtracks as well as all the classical repertoire such as Canon in D by Pachelbel and the Bridal March by Wagner), and people are often surprised at how well some songs work on the harp. No request is out of bounds! If you are unsure of what specific music you might like, this isn't a problem - I have a few set playlists designed to create a calming, elegant and magical atmosphere. For all my wedding clients I offer an invitation to pop round to my home in South London for a cup of tea and a chat about the repertoire for the wedding and a chance to hear some of your choices before the day itself, or if this isn't possible then a meeting via Skype can be arranged.

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Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Classic rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Bollywood
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

1000 Years - Christina Perri
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Marry You - Bruno Mars
All of Me - John Legend
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Paradise - Coldplay
Songbird & Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
LOVE - Nat King Cole
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Moon River - Mancini
Budapest - George Ezra
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Great Day - Take That
Endless Love - Lionel Ricie
Always a Woman to Me - Billy Joel
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bridal March - Wagner
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Premiere Arabesque - Claude Debussy
Claire de Lune - Claude Debussy
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Air on a G String - J. S. Bach
Prelude in C - J. S. Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - G. F. Handel
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong
Largo - G. F. Handel
Le Onde - Einaudi
I Giorni - Einaudi
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach
River Flows - Yiruma
Gymnopedie 1 - Erik Satie
La Source - A. Hasselmans
Nocturne - Glinka
Sonata in G Major - C. P. E. Bach
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know. My own wedding ran one hour late so I understand!

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive around 1 hour and 15 minutes before I am due to begin playing in order to set up and tune the harp.

Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?

Absolutely - I've include all travel costs, including the transport of my harp, in the quotes

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

My set list is just a small example of the repertoire I have learned for weddings in the past. I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event, including arranging specific songs and pieces for the harp - no request is too strange!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, I take pride in my ability to learn new songs and pieces, just let me know what you had in mind.
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Angie S
8 days ago
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5 out of 5

Tomos was fantastic, played beautifully,truely helped make the wedding magical. Thank you so much everyone loved you. X

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Andrew G
16 days ago
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5 out of 5

My wife and I, cannot fault Tomos’s professionalism and performance. Our guests commented on how beautifully he played the music. We thought so too. It was lovely to have a delicate instrument played in the background of our wedding. Very well done Tomos, thankyou

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Eleanor M
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Beautiful music, played very well on a lovely harp. Tomos was very nice and there was excellent communication. Lots of compliments were given.

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Yan L
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Super talented and beautiful music.

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James A
4 years ago, for a Wedding in West Sussex
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5 out of 5

Dear Tomos, From both of us we would like to say our heartfelt thanks for your excellent service on the day. You were extremely professional, self-sufficient and very tolerant of the changeable weather! Not to mention your excellent playing skills! In spite of the weather we had a wonderful day and the rain was actually quite fun for the ceremony with the references to sun shining and clear skies in the readings! Your rendition of comptine d'un autre ete as Milly walked in was superb and really worked with the outdoor celebration we put together. Best wishes, James and Milly x

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Oliver T
5 years ago

I can't thank you enough for today, it was nothing short of absolute perfection! Your arrangement of our chosen songs was absolutely amazing, it really did melt both of our hearts - particularly Crystal's entrance and the first piece during the signing. I'm so sorry that I didn't manage to thank you in person; all tied up with herding our guests! Our most heartfelt thanks once again, for making our big day absolutely perfect. The compliments on your performance are raining in, even as I type this email!

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