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About Vanessa

Professional solo female singer/pianist with a plethora of experience performing at weddings and private events.
Singer (alto)
Hemel Hempstead
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I have performed for a huge variety of events and have experience covering private parties, corporate events and weddings. With a portable white grand piano shell, I can offer a lovely backdrop to any event that requires live music. I have performed for over 20 years at venues including The Savoy, Searcys in The Gherkin, Kew Gardens, Leeds Castle, Aston Villa Football Club, and many wedding venues.

Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Pop, Acoustic, Motown, Soul
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

4 Non-Blondes - What's Up
Abba - Dancing Queen
Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You
Abba - Mamma Mia
Abba - Name Of The Game
Abba - Thank You For The Music
Abba - Waterloo
Adam Sandler - Grow Old With You
Adele - Hello
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Someone Like You
Adele – When We Were Young
Aerosmith - Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Aladdin – A Whole New World
Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket
Alanis Morissette - Ironic
Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Alison Moyet - That Old Devil Called Love
All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Anita Baker - Sweet Love
Anne Murray – You Are My Sunshine
Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
Bette Midler - The Rose
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath my Wings
Beverley Craven - Promise Me
Bill Haley And The Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Bill Withers – Just The Two Of Us
Billy Joel - Honesty
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel - She's Always A Woman
Billy Joel – Uptown Girl
Bing Crosby/Grace Kelly - True Love (High Society)
Birdy - Wings
Blondie - Call Me
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Blondie - Sunday Girl
Blondie - The Tide Is High
Bobby Darin - (Somewhere) Beyond The Sea
Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer
Boney M – Rivers Of Babylon
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Bread - If
Bread - Make It With You
Brenda Russell – Piano In The Dark
Bruce Channel – Hey Baby
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bryan Adams - Baby When You're Gone
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do I Do It For You
Bryan Adams - I'll Always Be Right There
Bryan Adams - Summer of '69
Buddy Holly - Every Day
Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
Camila Cabelo - Havana
Carly Simon - Coming Around Again
Carly Simon - You're So Vain
Carole King - It's Too Late
Carole King – Natural Woman
Carole King - You've Got A Friend
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Cher - Believe
Cher – Shoop Shoop Song
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Corinne Bailey Ray - Put Your Records On
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
Crowded House – It’s Only Natural
Crowded House - Pineapple Head
Crowded House - Weather With You
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper – True Colours
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Damian Rice - Cannonball
Daniel Bedingfield – If You’re Not The One
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
Dean Martin - Buona Sera
Dean Martin - Innamorata
Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens
Dido - Don't Leave Home
Dido - Life For Rent
Dido – Thank You
Dirty Dancing – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Don McLean - American Pie
Don McLean - Vincent
Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Doris Day - Que Sera Sera
Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
Dusty Springfield - I Only Wanna Be With You
Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Tenerife Sea
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Elton John - Blue Eyes
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Candle In The Wind
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Elton John - Rocket Man
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Emilie Sandé - Clown
Emilie Sandé – Next To Me
Enrique Iglesias - Hero
Eric Clapton - You Look Wonderful Tonight
Eva Cassidy – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Eva Cassidy - Songbird
Fairground Attraction - Perfect
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Frankie Lymon - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Frankie Vallie - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
George Ezra – Budapest
Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Gloria Estefan - Anything For You
Gloria Estefan - Can't Stay Away From You
Gloria Estefan - Cuts Both Ways
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Grease - Hopelessly Devoted To You
Grease - Summer Nights
Guns 'n Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Harry Nilson – Everybody’s Talkin’
Heart – Nothin’ At All
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
Irene Cara - Flashdance
Jack Johnson - Better Together
Jackie Wilson - I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Jam - That's Entertainment
Jam - Town Called Malice
James – All Sit Down
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
James Bay - Hold Back The River
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
James Morrison - I Won't Let You Go
James Morrison - You Give Me Something
James Taylor - Fire And Rain
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Jasmine Thompson - Rather Be (Clean Bandit Cover)
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining
Jennifer Paige – Crush
Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker - Up Where We Belong
Jess Glynne – All I Am
Jess Glynne – I’ll Be There
Jess Glynne – Thursday
Jessie J - Price Tag
Joan Osborne – One Of Us
John Denver - Annie's Song
John Denver - Country Roads
John Denver - Leaving On A Jet Plane
John Legend - All Of Me
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Judie Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn
Kate Bush - Man With The Child In His Eyes
Katie Melua - Call Off The Search
Katie Melua - Closest Thing To Crazy
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Katy Perry - Hot 'n Cold
Keane – Somewhere Only We Know
Keane - This Is The Last Time
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
KT Tunstall – Other Side Of The World
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See
Labyrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful
Lady Antebellum - Just A Kiss
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Lana Del Ray - Young And Beautiful
Leo Sayer - When I Need You
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lionel Richie - Hello
Lionel Richie – Stuck On You
Lionel Richie – Three Times A Lady
Little Mix - Black Magic
Lou Reed - Perfect Day
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
M People - Search For The Hero
Madonna - La Isla Bonita
Madonna - Material Girl
Madonna – Live To Tell
Madonna - True Blue
Manhattan Transfer - Chanson D'Amour
Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
Maroon 5 – This Love
Mary Wells - My Guy
Michael Bublé - Everything
Michael Bublé – Home
Michael Jackson - Ben
Mister Mister - Broken Wings
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Benjamin Arrow – Runnin’
Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans
Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Neil Sedaka - Calendar Girl
Nina Simone - Mr Bojangles
No Doubt – Don’t Speak
Norah Jones - Don't Know Why
Norah Jones - Sunrise
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Oleta Adams - Get Here
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
Olly Murs - Dear Darling
Olly Murs and Demi Lovato - Up
One Direction - Little Things
One Direction - Night Changes
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay
Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness
Paolo Nutini - Last Request (not suitable for weddings)
Patti Austin/James Ingram - Baby Come To Me
Paul Anka - Diana
Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me
Petula Clarke - Downtown
Phil Collins – All Of My Life
Phil Collins – That’s Just The Way It Is
Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
Pink – A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
Pink – What About Us
Pink – Who Knew
Pixie Lott – Cry Me Out
Pulp - Something Changed
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Queen - We Are The Champions
Queen - You're My Best Friend
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - She's The One
Robert Palmer - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roger Miller - King Of The Road
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne – These Days
S Club 7 and Harriet version - Reach
Sam Cooke - Cupid
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Shania Twain - Still The One
Sheryl Crow - First Cut Is The Deepest
Sheryl Crow – Hard To Make A Stand
Simple Plan - Summer Paradise
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Simply Red - Stars
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Smokie Robinson - Tracks Of My Tears
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
Starship - We Built This City
Stealers Wheels – Stuck In The Middle With You
Stereophonics - Dakota
Steve Earle - Galway Girl
Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Steve Winwood - Higher Love
Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Sting - Englishman In New York
Sting - If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
Supertramp - Breakfast In America
Take That - Back For Good
Take That - Could It Be Magic
Take That - Rule The World
Take That - Shine
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
The Bangles - Manic Monday
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - From Me To You
The Beatles - Hard Day's Night
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Beatles - Let It Be
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
The Beatles - With A Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beautiful South - You Keep It All In
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radiostar
The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
The Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
The Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays
The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
The Cars - Drive
The Commodores – Easy Like Sunday Morning
The Corrs - Long Night
The Corrs - Runaway
The Corrs - What Can I Do
The Cure – In Between Days
The Eagles - Desperado
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Eagles - Take It Easy
The Eagles - Take It To The Limit
The Eurythmics - Thorn In My Side
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
The Everly Brothers – Bye Bye Love
The Everly Brothers - Let It Be Me
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
The Four Seasons - (Oh What A Night) December 63
The Jackson Five - Never Can Say Goodbye
The Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
The Killers - Human
The Lighthouse Family - Lifted
The Mamas And Papas - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Police - De Do Do Do
The Police - So Lonely
The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 miles)
The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
The Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
The Script – For The First Time
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
The Supremes - Baby Love
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
The Village People - YMCA
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
Tom Jones - Delilah
Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
Tony Christie - Is This The Way To Amarillo
Train – Drops Of Jupiter
Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me
U2 - Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (not suitable for weddings)
UB40 - Kingston Town
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Vance Joy - Riptide
Wannadies - You And Me Song
Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You
Will Young – Grace
Will Young - Leave Right Now
Willie Nelson - Always on My Mind
Womack & Womack - Teardrops
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients really enjoy my voice. I get many comments about singing in pitch and what a lovely quality my voice has.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Addington Palace Banking Hall Blenheim Palace DoubleTree by Hilton Elcot Park Fanhams Froyle Park Great Fosters Hedsor House Hilton Rotherhithe Hylands House InterContinental 02 Jumeirah Carlton Loseley Park Luton Hoo Micklefield Hall Pendley Manor Hotel Pennyhill Park Savoy Hotel Searcys Soho Farmhouse Sopwell House South Farm Woburn Sculpture Gallery

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Carole King The Corrs Beverley Craven Alanis Morissette Blondie Bryan Adams

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Conservative Party twice

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

I can accommodate time changes but if event timings become longer than the agreed booking, by 30 minutes or more, a fee may be charged for the time. Thank you.

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

Yes I can.

How much time do you need to set up?

Without the grand piano shell, 1 - 1.5 hours and with the grand piano shell, 1.5 - 2 hours.

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

Yes but I will use my experience to decide if any songs you choose don't work for example, you may think that some lovely ballads are good for a wedding, but the meaning of the lyrics means they are not.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I just need power within 10 metres.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. If it's for a wedding ceremony then this is included in the price. If it is for another event, then my fee is £50.00.

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)£300
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Wedding reception
Music for your wedding reception.
£400
Wedding ceremony
Bespoke music for wedding ceremony including songs for your guests.
£500
Wedding breakfast
Music for your wedding breakfast.
£500
Wedding ceremony and reception
Music for both sections.
£600
Wedding party
Music for your evening party including first and last dance.
£600
Wedding ceremony and breakfast
Music to cover both sections.
£650
Wedding ceremony, reception and breakfast
Music for all three sections.
£800

Add-ons

White grand piano shell
+£150

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Helen D, 1 month ago

Hi Vanessa, What can I say but a massive thank you. You helped make our wedding day so special. From the moment you started playing for the guests, to walking into your playing and then listening to you during dinner, it was all fabulous. The guests were still talking about how good you were the next day. Thank you again. Hopefully we will get to hear you song and play again very soon. Helen x

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Angela B, 1 month ago

Our beautiful daughter got married yesterday and we had the wonderful Vanessa Hastings singing throughout the whole day - guests arriving, the ceremony and through the reception and wedding breakfast. What a fabulous choice we made, she was the perfect entertainment anyone could wish for at a wedding. A classy and very talented lady who sang every song with superb-tone and perfection. Guests were approaching me throughout the day on her amazing pitch and ability to perform. Well done Vanessa - we would recommend you every time to anyone wanting the real wow factor for entertainment at a wedding.

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